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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
281 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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June 10, 2019

I was impressed that the doctor took hand-written notes.

June 07, 2019

very thoughtful

June 04, 2019

I waited 60 min. in this tiny exam room before I went out to the receptionist and asked if the physician would be coming in soon. She made me feel as though I was bothering her and never even apologized for the long wait. She stated that he was reviewing charts in his office and would be in shortly. The physician entered exam room after another 5-10 min. How disappointing.

May 31, 2019

very knowledgeable and compassionate care

May 24, 2019

It was a good experience

May 24, 2019

Although I waited more than 15 minutes, the office staff let me know the physician was running behind and asked if they could get me anything while I waited. When the physician arrived in the room he was very knowledgeable about why I was there, my test results and my PCP's care. Excellent physician.

May 24, 2019

the wait to see this provider was a little bit long but it was completely worth it. He was extremely thorough, easy to understand, and tough ample time reviewing my medical information and charts to make sure that I understood my diagnosis and plan of care. I called my sister immediately after the appointment who's also in the medical field and told her I would recommend this physician to anyone.

May 22, 2019

Dr. Achkar is a very kind and compassionate physician. I appreciate is care and concern. The office staff are excellent.

May 22, 2019

Dr. Achkar is absolutely fabulous. Focused, gives me all the pros & cons of the options I have for my care, and has a nice sense of humor. I feel 100% confident in his care.

May 21, 2019

Dr.Achkar is always concerned about me and urges preventive strategies.