Dr. James Gittzus, MD

Internal MedicineMaleAge 69

Internal Medicine

Dr. James Gittzus, MD is an Internal Medicine Specialist in Pittsfield, MA and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS / BOSTON CAMPUS in 1979. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baystate Medical Center and Berkshire Medical Center. His office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. James Gittzus, MD

Pittsfield Medical Associates

510 North St Ste 7 Pittsfield, MA 01201
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Dr. Gittzus' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impetigo
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • 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
  • Osteomalacia
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyuria
  • Prostatitis
  • Proteinuria
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stye
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Vitamin A Deficiency
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Gittzus' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gittzus

3.1

Based on 14 ratings

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3 Star
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2 Star
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1 Star
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The doctor is fine but his office staff is atrocious. Jackie is unbelievably rude - you can't even make an appointment without her sounding completely annoyed that you are bothering her. How she keeps her job I have no idea because her attitude is terrible. Also - Mask required yet she wears hers on her chin - doesn't really instill confidence when she can't even follow basic covid health protocol.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
2 people found this helpful
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Feb 21, 2022
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I feel grateful to have Dr. Gittzus as my primary care physician. He is up to date, concerned about the whole picture, professional and very experienced. I have been seeing him for over two decades and would recommend him to my dearest friends.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ralph Hammann – Oct 12, 2021
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We have been patients of Dr G for 20+ years. Always cordial, very knowledgeable and always professional. Our son is a new patient of his and we always see him. Pick this Dr. as your PCP.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Peter Paoli – Sep 04, 2020
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he's been my attending physician for 3 years and i've never seen him once, puts his practice in the hands of pa's
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dec 27, 2018
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I've had Dr Gittzus as my primary care physician for more than a decade. He's up to date, listens well, fixes what he can and is not shy about sending me to a specialist when he thinks I may have something that he's unable to deal with. He's timely with appointments, but I've never felt rushed. My family has had some bad experiences with doctors, but Jim is one that I trust.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jim in Pittsfield, MA – Sep 16, 2017
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Told me to "stop thinking about it and get your mind off of it" when I explained symptoms. Very old school and shows no signs of caring. Ran multiple tests and never called me with results. Had to call multiple times to get a hold of them. Also, ran many unnecessary tests, that I did not ask for and was not told about, that were billed to almost the exact amount of my deductible. Strong feeling that he's in it to collect on the insurance money, needs to retire.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Pittsfield, MA – Oct 04, 2016
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To old school just in it for a insurance payment needs to retire
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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John in Pittsfield Ma – Jun 29, 2016
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Biography

Dr. James Gittzus, MD is an Internal Medicine Specialist in Pittsfield, MA and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1979
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS / BOSTON CAMPUS
Medical School

Awards

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Does Dr. James Gittzus, MD accept any insurance plans?

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What conditions does Dr. James Gittzus, MD treat?

Dr. Gittzus frequently treats the following conditions: Malaise and Fatigue, Dyslipidemia, and Abdominal Pain. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. James Gittzus, MD's office address?

Dr. Gittzus' office is located at 510 North St Ste 7, Pittsfield, MA 01201. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. James Gittzus, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. James Gittzus, MD is affiliated with Baystate Medical Center and Berkshire Medical Center.

Is Dr. James Gittzus, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. James Gittzus, MD holds board certifications in Internal Medicine.

How much experience does Dr. James Gittzus, MD have?

Dr. Gittzus has over 43 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. James Gittzus, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 3.1/5 for Dr. James Gittzus, MD. Patients say that the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

Pittsfield Medical Associates

Pittsfield Medical Associates510 North St Ste 7 Pittsfield, MA 01201
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Gittzus is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Baystate Medical Center

Springfield, MA

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Berkshire Medical Center

Pittsfield, MA

58% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% lower than the national average

Fairview Hospital

Great Barrington, MA

93% Patients that would definitely recommend, 23% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)