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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Sub Specialty:
Pain Medicine

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

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.9 Stars
79 Patient
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
UPMC Mercy South Side Outpatient Center
2000 Mary St.
4th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Office Phone:
(412) 381-3953


Pain Medicine, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab


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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August 16, 2016

the staff is always professional and friendly. Dr. Cortazzo listens to my concerns and understands my disabilities and pain. She is always giving me recommendations for pain management as well as my overall general help. I have recommended her to several people I think she could help.

July 05, 2016

I had a very good experience interacting with the health care team. They were all relaxed, friendly, and knowledgeable. I felt very comfortable with their medical advice.

June 24, 2016

Excellent care. Great staff.

June 21, 2016

Dr. Cortazzo takes the time needed with her patients and is very thorough. She addresses all questions in a way that is easy for patients to understand.

June 21, 2016

excellent communications skill

May 31, 2016

Dr. is very willing to discuss anything I bring up. never in a hurry. she is knowledgeable. of my pain and my illness. she is always trying to figure. out something to help me,. she is very sympathetic I really like her a lot.

February 18, 2016

very good office. Dr. Cortazzo is the best.

February 18, 2016

Dr Cortazzo has been the most caring doctor that I have ever met. I feel so bad that she is leaving the practice. She is the only physician that has really helped me in controlling my conic pain. I am going to miss her!

January 26, 2016

An excellent appointment.. I really enjoy coming to see Dr. Cortazzo..

January 14, 2016

This care provider goes above and beyond to care for her patients. I'm disabled and see many Specialists. This Doctor is extremely attentive and knows all of my Health Issues and always shows great concern for my well being, every time I'm in Her office.