Dr. Brian Ernstoff, MD

Dr. Brian Ernstoff, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
(14)
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Dr. Brian Ernstoff, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor who practices in Pittsburgh, PA. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Ernstoff is affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Upmc Shadyside and Weirton Medical Center.

300 Halket St # Mageewomenshospitalofupmc

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Contact Information

(412) 901-2891

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • UPMC Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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Gait Abnormality
very high
more than 99% of peers
Arthritis
very high
more than 94% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ernstoff "I believe in taking a holistic and comprehensive approach to patient care"
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Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • 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
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stroke
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Work-Related Injuries

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Procedures

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Pain Management
  • Prolotherapy Injections
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ernstoff has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ernstoff's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ernstoff to family and friends
2.1
based on 14 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Ernstoff's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    FAIR
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Canton, GA |
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.
Mc Keesport, PA |
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.
Pgh PA |
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
in North Versailles, PA |
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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Dr. Ernstoff accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • 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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Hospitals where Dr. Ernstoff has admitting privileges

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
300 Halket St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Upmc Shadyside
5230 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
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Weirton Medical Center
601 Colliers Way
Weirton, WV 26062
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