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Dr. Alan Kivitz, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 65

Dr. Kivitz

Dr. Alan Kivitz, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Duncansville, PA and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1977 and specializes in rheumatology.


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(814) 693-0300

Dr. Kivitz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UPMC
UPMC PPO

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Dr. Kivitz's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Ankylosing Spondylitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kivitz treats Ankylosing Spondylitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kivitz treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kivitz treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kivitz treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoporosis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kivitz treats Osteoporosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kivitz treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip

Dr. Kivitz's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

Dr. Alan Kivitz, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Duncansville, PA and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1977 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

Albany Medical Center Hospital
Residency Hospital
North Shore University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1980
Albany Med College
Fellowship Hospital
1978
North Shore University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1977
Albany Medical College
Medical School
1980
1978
1977

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Dr. Kivitz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kivitz

2.2

Based on 19 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
10.526315789473685%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
63.1578947368421%
(12)

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Was very arrogant and rude. I was sent there by a doctor who noticed certain markings on my nails . He insulted me with a grin and a smirk on his face and seemed to enjoy doing it. I paid for the appt , but I really deserved a refund.
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I've known Dr. Kivitz for some time. He is extremely through with his knowledge. Use the staff for a lot of the premiliary exams and stuff because such a shortage of specialized care givers in the area. Have good insurance to cover the necessary testing
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I really like Dr Kivitis. He was understanding. Just wish I could still see him. I lost my insurance and had to go on UPMC for you mawd plan through the state an can no longer see him He is very good at what he does. I have recommended him to some of my friends. I am now diagnosed with sjorgens and don't know who to see now.
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He seemed very dismissive. I left feeling like I wasted my time and money.
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Dr Kivitz took his time explaining my condition and was very thorough following through with further testing. I would highly recommend his services.
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Dr. Kivitz lied to my insurance company about asking me to be in a study. I was there 2 hrs extra because I was waiting for the lady from the other study(she wasn't told I was there she went to lunch). Lied about the blood tests being free. Very disorganized and chaotic nobody knows what's going on. The only thing they do fast is take your money. If you love your family go somewhere else. Wish I had would of saved $256.
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Doesn't spend any time with you at all. Expect to spend hours in waiting room. Was unable to diagnose me or explain condition once diagnosed, both were given by a PA upon request. Doesn't explain or listen well at all.
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be prepared to spend at least 3-4 hours here. Called for an appointment due to pain and no was told there were no appointments available until April which is a 3 month wait. Having been a prior patient, over the last 16 years. I have never had a good experience here. Due to the area we live in, it is take it or leave it as they are the only dr's who treat my condition. Guess I will remain in pain!
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