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Specialty:

Internal Medicine

Sub Specialty:
Rheumatology

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

Language Spoken:
Spanish

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.8 Stars
283 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 12, 2019

he's excellent

September 06, 2019

takes time with his patients and listens to them

September 06, 2019

he listened to what I had to say

September 06, 2019

he seems determined to solve my issues

September 06, 2019

Very thorough

August 22, 2019

Dr was very good at explaining my situation to me and the possible treatments. He took a lot of time with me and I really appreciated that. Very caring and a nice bedside manner.

August 15, 2019

Dr. Ackar took time to talk in depth to me about my medical situation. He is such a good doctor!

August 14, 2019

This is the nicest, most considerate office I've ever been to

August 13, 2019

The provider was very thorough and attentive. He asked intelligent and relevant questions and took the extra time needed to do a thorough examination.

August 09, 2019

Outstanding Doctor.