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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Sub Specialty:
Pain Medicine

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Shadyside
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC Mercy

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.8 Stars
53 Patient
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Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Kaufmann Medical Building
3471 Fifth Ave.
Suite 900
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Phone:
(412) 692-4400



MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

University of California Davis School of Medicine,
Sacramento, CA

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September 18, 2018

Dr. Cortazzo always provides excellent patient care and is always very thorough with your concerns.

August 28, 2018

Great caring physician.Totally helpful with my issues.Could'nt ask for better care.I would highly recommand her.Ty

August 28, 2018

Dr. Cortazzo is a fantastic physician who offers outstanding care, listens to my concerns and provides easy to follow direction to better my overall health concerns and issues.

July 24, 2018

well my concern is this. It seems she thinks my problem is in my head or made up. Makes no suggestion other than PT or Shrink. When I rold her i was getti g a neck injectio. her crack was if you really need it. Like i do it for fun. Just not sure what im doing here. Never really even had an examination. Tried to go to IOP and couldn't get in fee parking as promised. Now 3 more months to see the doctor again. So 5 months of doing nothing. How is this supposed to help me?

July 10, 2018

I have been battling these problems for 1 1/2 years with other medical professionals, and she gave me hope for improvement and really seemed "on the ball".

June 22, 2018

Dr Cortazzo spent considerable time with me, explained my x-rays listened to my experience and helped me with a plan to incorporate the things I love to do with my therapy moving forward. I felt heard, like we made decisions about my care together and totally relieved when I left the office.

May 22, 2018

I think she's a great doctor!

February 27, 2018

Dr. Cortazzo is a very good listener. We are still looking for an answer to a chronic headache, and she hasn't given up on me yet, although a lot of others have.

January 23, 2018

I can't say enough about what a wonderful physician Dr. Cortazzo is! She practices shared decision-making, allowing me to have input into treatment decisions. I'm very impressed that she is willing to discuss health problems that don't necessarily fall under "musculoskeletal" care, but that affect the rest of my body. I really appreciate that she makes me feel heard and understood, when some doctors would make me feel silly for my concerns.

January 16, 2018

Dr. Cortazzo was both attentive and prompt during my first visit. She was mindful and courteous. She took my concerns seriously.