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Specialty:

Internal Medicine

Sub Specialty:
Rheumatology

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC East
Magee-Womens Hospital
UPMC Passavant
UPMC Shadyside

Language Spoken:
Spanish

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.8 Stars
352 Patient
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LOCATION(S):

Arthritis and Internal Medicine - UPMC
Shadyside Place
580 S. Aiken Ave.
Suite 430
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Office Phone:
(412) 682-2434
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UPMC Arthritis and Autoimmunity Center - Wexford
117 VIP Dr.
Suite 120
Wexford, PA 15090
Scheduling Phone:
(724) 935-1130
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BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Rheumatology, American Board of Internal Medicine

Education:

MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

Residency:
Mayo Clinic,
Rochester, MN


Fellowships:
Mayo Clinic,
Rochester, MN



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September 05, 2017

Dr. Achkar nd his staff are always good physicians and helpers and I am pleased to be a their patient.

August 31, 2017

I find him to be very patient .

August 24, 2017

Dr. Achkar is always concerned about unusual health states and always encourages follow up.

August 21, 2017

Dr. Achkar is an excellent man and doctor. My sister is now under Dr. Ackar's care!

August 21, 2017

Dr. Achkar was very through when it came to doing my cortisone injection. He cleaned the area very well, used extreme caution getting the things ready and explained very well what was going to happen as far as the injection goes.

August 11, 2017

this was my first time being at this practice and I was very impressed with the whole office staff very friendly..Dr Achkar was very thorough with my concerns

August 08, 2017

I always feel that the office staff and Doctor Achkar are are a good for my health needs and my personality.

July 18, 2017

My doctor is very thorough in his care for my health.

July 17, 2017

The staff was wonderful and friendly. The doctor was very thorough, asked questions and listened to what I had to say. Overall I am glad I don't need to return but would definitely recommend this practice to family and friends, if anyone needed this type of specialty practice.

July 13, 2017

I am very satisfied with Dr. Achkar and expect to continue with him indefinitely.