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Dr. Allen Samuels, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 60

Dr. Samuels

Dr. Allen Samuels, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Erie, PA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Pennsylvania in 1984 and specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.


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(814) 835-8093

Dr. Samuels accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Samuels' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Samuels treats Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Samuels treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Discoid Lupus Erythematosus
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Tumidus Lupus Erythematosus
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Samuels treats Chronic Fatigue Syndrome more than 64% of his peers

Dr. Samuels treats this condition more than 64% of his peers

Autoimmune Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Samuels treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 61% of his peers

Dr. Samuels treats this condition more than 61% of his peers

Dr. Samuels' conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursa Injection
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • IV Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • 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)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Care Philosophy

spendingsufficient time, listening to the patient and incorporating their opinions into the treatment plan.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

1989
Temple University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1987
Hospitals Of The University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1985
Hospitals Of The University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1984
Medical College Of Pennsylvania
Medical School
1980
Lasalle University
Undergraduate School
1989
1987
1985
1984
1980

Awards

Media & Publications

  • please google,
  • Ask Your Physician: MSKL diseases, 2001, 2010

Dr. Samuels' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Samuels

4.2

Based on 31 reviews

5 Stars
74.19354838709677%
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4 Stars
3.225806451612903%
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3 Stars
3.225806451612903%
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2 Stars
6.451612903225806%
(2)
1 Star
12.903225806451612%
(4)

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Highest recommendation 1st of 4 rheumatologist to figure out my correct diagnosis! Had my diagnosis confirmed at the second appointment, excellent diagnostician, caring, compassionate and professional. Staff is wonderful!
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The office never returns calls. They've left my husband with a month long flare and no treatment because they think you're asking for drugs when you want pain control. The NP is rude. You can't get in for 4 mo this.
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I can't say enough about Dr. Samuels! After years of PT, pain specialists, and seeing a rheumatologist at the Cleveland Clinic who dismissed my pain, my PCP recommended Dr. Samuels. He listened as I explained my symptoms and immediately started treating me for autoimmune disease. After trying several medications, we found the right one. I can message him anytime through MyUPMC and he responds day/night, even when out of the office. He's the real deal and I can't thank him enough!
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Doctor is the “total package”, very thorough asking me questions about previous symptoms 35-40 years ago, I finally have the correct diagnosis, I’m not “nuts”, told by yet another rheumatologist that it’s fibromyalgia, my depression, mental health related. So much for so many unnecessarily lost days, weeks, years. I feel amazing and owe it to Dr. S! He has my highest!! recommendations!
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Highest recommendation no matter how confusing and complicated the problems. Is so professional and dedicated to the medical field. Figured out it seemed from medical issues, and generations in my close and distant family and my sister’s MS that I have Sgograns disease after years of being told that my labs are all normal and I’m depressed. I was started on hydroyclorowuine and feel amazing.
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Diagnosed with lupus, RA at university Phh 2015. My then very caring, thorough rheumatologist was too fa lost after our relocation to Sharon Penna. my local, also new to me primary doctor referred me to Dr S. After my 2 appointment yesterday I can understand why his reviews are excellent. He reminds me of my prior specialist with Hi Octane smarts, experience and a special genuine, gentleness, kindness, explains conditions ,understand my concerns. He listens to, hears me! Excellent is understatd
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Had my 2nd visit today. Dr. Samuels is the most thorough focused, compassionate doctor I’ve ever been to. He doesn’t miss anything no matter how small it is. He is so helpful and caring, I hope that realizes how special he is!
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I think I found him. I was on the BC website doing a search for Rheumatologists and his name came up under Patient First in Easton. For those of you who don't know what Patient First is, it's a walk in clinic. I don't know any other Rheumatologists by that name. I called them and they said that he is not a regular doctor there but does come in now and again. I would love to begin to see him again but need someone who practices full time. Maybe if he gets a lot of calls from people wanting him.
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Locations

Upmc Epn Rheumatology Associates

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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