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Dr. Brian Ernstoff, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation ·  Male · Age 64

Dr. Ernstoff

Brian M Ernstoff, MD, PC

300 Halket St # Mageewomenshospitalofupmc Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Dr. Brian Ernstoff, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina in 1980 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation.


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(412) 901-2891

Dr. Ernstoff accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Coventry Health Care
Carelink PPO
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
UPMC Health Plan

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Dr. Ernstoff's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Gait Abnormality
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ernstoff treats Gait Abnormality more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Ernstoff treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Antalgic Gait
  • Myopathic Gait
  • Scissoring Gait
  • Spastic Gait
  • Steepage Gait
Low Back Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ernstoff treats Low Back Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Ernstoff treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Back Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ernstoff treats Back Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Ernstoff treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Ernstoff's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pain Management
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Prolotherapy Injections
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • Work-Related Injuries

About Me

Care Philosophy

I believe in taking a holistic and comprehensive approach to patient care

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

1986
New York University
Residency Hospital
1983
Booth Meml Med Center
Internship Hospital
1980
Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina
Medical School
1976
Tulane University Of Louisiana
Undergraduate School
1986
1983
1980
1976

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Dr. Ernstoff's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ernstoff

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Based on 15 reviews

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1 Star
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This was a workers comp ime visit and Dr Ernstoff stated to me my range has not change and condition is the same as last visit, but however he stated a different report to the insurance company that he is paid for this report by the insurance company what a fake and a sellout I bet when he started as a doctor maybe he wanted to do the right thing somewhere overtime sold out to the insurance company. I hope he retires or starts being fair and tell the insurance company what he said to the patient
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Referred to Dr. Ernstoff after an ortho surgeon disagreed with 2 other UPMC orthos who wanted to replace my hip. I never heard of a physiatrist but was in such pain I agreed. He not only diagnosed nerve damage, he explained why in language I could understand. Although there is no way to correct the nerve damage, he recommended shots to control the pain. I had the first shot on my first visit and left pain free for the first time in 2 yrs. We moved or I would still be his patient.
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Saw him for a work related injury a year ago. He ignored everything I said and said I was fine to return to work. I am still unable to work a year later. Seeing him was a waste of my time.
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Dr. Ernstoff quickly evacuated my work related injury & sent me to a surgeon. Before being sent to him, I had to experience workers comp doctor say I was fine, p.t. 3x a wk & pain of working w ice around my neck & shoulder. The next doctor saw me 3 times & referred me out to Dr. Ernstoff. I had a cervical fusion & rotator cuff repair. Thank God Dr. Ernstoff saw my injuries! I will return to him for pain therapy & treatment. Honest and caring doctor
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Dr Ernstoff correctly identified my back pain and hand pain and gave me my options for treatment.. My hand pain disappeared with physical therapy and my back pain is controlled with t the right mediation and exercise. I highly recommend Dr. Ernstoff for muscular pain.
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