Dr. Alan Kivitz, MD
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Rheumatology | Male

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Dr. Alan Kivitz, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Duncansville, PA. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. Kivitz is affiliated with Altoona Regional Health System.

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Dr. Kivitz's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
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.
Belsano |
He seemed very dismissive. I left feeling like I wasted my time and money.
in Portage, PA |
Dr Kivitz took his time explaining my condition and was very thorough following through with further testing. I would highly recommend his services.
in Altoona PA |
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.
in Somerset, PA |
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.
in Huntingdon, PA |
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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  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  •  Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Education

  • Medical School
    Albany Medical College

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    North Shore University Hospital

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Albany Medical Center Hospital
    North Shore University Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Albany Med College

    Completed in 1980

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate