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Dr. John Nitsche, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 70

Dr. Nitsche

Dr. John Nitsche, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Metairie, LA and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Hahnemann University in 1977 and specializes in rheumatology, autoimmune diseases, and more.


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(504) 454-2191

Dr. Nitsche accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Nitsche's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Limb Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nitsche treats Limb Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Nitsche treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hands
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nitsche treats Osteoarthritis of Hands more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Nitsche treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nitsche treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 97% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist

Dr. Nitsche's conditions and procedures:

  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Eosinophilia
  • Fever
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Neck Pain
  • 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
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Infections
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

  I  try to evaluate each patient in a kind and compassionate manner.  I spend the appropriate time interviewing and examining each patient.  I then may order appropriate laboratory and radiology studies to help sec...

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Radiology

Board Certifications

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

2015
American Institute Of Ultrasound In Medicine-Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Accreditiation
2012
Rmsk Credentials By Ardms
1983
Rush Med Coll-St Lukes Presby
Fellowship Hospital
1982
Scripps Clin/R&H Fdn
Fellowship Hospital
1980
Tulane Med School
Residency Hospital
1977
Tulane Med School
Internship Hospital
1977
Hahnemann University
Medical School
1970
Virginia Tech
Undergraduate School
2015
2012
1983
1982
1980
1977
1977
1970

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Dr. Nitsche's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nitsche

4.5

Based on 164 reviews

5 Stars
86.58536585365853%
(142)
4 Stars
1.2195121951219512%
(2)
3 Stars
0.6097560975609756%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
11.585365853658537%
(19)

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Dr. Nitsche has been by Rheumatologist for several years. He is a caring physician. He spends time with me at every visit to answer my questions and evaluate my problems. My arthritis is doing better under his care.
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Services were rendered by Dr. Nitche. He was never on time for the appointments and I had to wait sometimes for over an hour. It appeared I was there to service his needs instead of his servicing my medical needs. I had an appointment with him on the day my husband was due to have open hear...Read More
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If Dr Nitsche was rude to you, it’s you! Not him. One of the nicest Dr I have ever met!!
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I come from Folsom to Metairie to see Dr. Nitsche. He has taken care of my arthritis for over 5 years and I am feeling better. Very warm and friendly staff.
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Dr. Nitsche has been my Rheumatologist for five years. My arthritis is doing better with treatment he has prescribed. He is kind and always takes the time to talk with me about my problems
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