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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
360 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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February 05, 2018

my appointment was at 3:30 didn't see the the doctor until 4:45. although I was expected to arrive 15 minutes early.

February 05, 2018

Dr. Ashkar treated my condition to my satisfaction he was respectful and professional and I will continue to use his services

January 23, 2018

Very good experience overall.

January 22, 2018

listens to patient wrll

January 22, 2018

I was very pleased with my visit. Doctor was very through in treating me.

January 18, 2018

always good experience...sorry that I have to change my PCP

January 17, 2018

The office staff and the doctor are excellent at this office. And when I called in to ask a question, the lady on the phone was very helpful and extremely kind and caring. I was really impressed. The only problem with this provider is that it's an hours drive for me. But I drive it because I get great care there!

January 17, 2018

dr. achkar is an excellent specialist in his field. I have complete confidence in him. he is the most thorough doctor I have ever been to. his explanation of my symptoms are with full understanding for me. I would highly recommend him.

January 17, 2018

One of my tests was not available until the next day. When I received it later that night, I sent a message of my concern with the change in my numbers and what that means for my treatment. I received a call at 8:30 the next morning from the office telling me the plan for my care based on this test result.

January 12, 2018

Dr Achkar was very thorough