Dr. Alan Birnbaum, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 60

Dr. Alan Birnbaum, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in South Bend, IN and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Birnbaum has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Rush Medical College Of Rush University medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with medical facilities Elkhart General Hospital and Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Birnbaum to book an appointment.

Dr. Birnbaum

Arthritis Care Of Michiana

100 Navarre Pl Ste 5570 South Bend, IN 46601

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Birnbaum

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Birnbaum treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Birnbaum treats other conditions, please contact the office at (574) 233-6620.

Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. Birnbaum is experienced in the area of Osteoporosis & Screening. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dr. Birnbaum
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Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis Screening
Osteopenia
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Arthritis & Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis & Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Birnbaum is experienced in the area of Arthritis & Arthropathy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dr. Birnbaum
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Arthritis
Osteoarthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Osteoarthritis of Knee
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Dr. Birnbaum's conditions and procedures:

  • Arthritis
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Cramp
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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(574) 233-6620

Dr. Birnbaum accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-IN PPO
Blue Access-IN
Blue Preferred --IN HMO
Blue Preferred --IN POS
Blue Preferred Plus-IN POS
Blue Preferred-IN HMO
Blue Traditional-IN
Bronze Blue Access Plus w/HSA-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
Bronze HealthSync w/HSA-IN HMO
Bronze HealthSync with H.S.A-IN POS
Bronze HealthSync-IN HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-IN
Franciscan Alliance Tiered-IN
Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
Gold HealthSync w/HSA-IN HMO
Gold HealthSync-IN HMO
HealthSync (Select Network)-IN
HealthSync Options-IN POS
HealthSync-IN
HealthSync-IN HMO
HealthSync-IN POS
Healthy Indiana Plan PPO
Lumenos Plans-IN
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway-IN HMO-POS
Platinum Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
Silver HealthSync w/HSA-IN HMO
Silver HealthSync-IN HMO
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-IN
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus

Dr. Birnbaum's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Birnbaum

4.4

Based on 19 ratings

5 Stars
84.21052631578948%
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4 Stars
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1 Star
15.789473684210526%
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (17)
  • Explained conditions well (16)
  • Listened & answered questions (16)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (3)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (3)
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Dr. Birnbaum has been treating my arthritis for 10 years. He is kind, completely invested in my health care needs. Office staff friendly. A great doctor!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Robin Stewart, SOUTH BEND – Aug 02, 2019
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I have RU and Dr. Birnbaum has treated me for about 10 years. He has kept me comfortable and on my feet through the years.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Tom R in South Bend, IN – Jul 14, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Alan Birnbaum, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in South Bend, IN and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Birnbaum has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Education

University Ill
Fellowship Hospital
Ill Masonic Mc
Residency Hospital
Northwestern University Mc
Internship Hospital
1986
Rush Medical College Of Rush University
Medical School
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What are Dr. Alan Birnbaum, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Birnbaum frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy. See all practice areas where Dr. Birnbaum specializes.

Where is Dr. Alan Birnbaum, MD's office located?

Dr. Birnbaum's office is located at 100 Navarre Pl Ste 5570, South Bend, IN 46601. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Arthritis Care Of Michiana

Arthritis Care of Michiana100 Navarre Pl Ste 5570 South Bend, IN 46601
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Birnbaum is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Elkhart General Hospital

Elkhart, IN

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center

Saint Joseph, MI

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)