Dr. John F. Nitsche, MD

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Dr. John F. Nitsche, MD

Rheumatology | Male

ARTHRITIS & IMMUNOLOGY ASSOCIATES 4228 Houma Blvd Ste 600, Metairie, LA 70006 Get Directions
(504) 454-2191

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Dr. Nitsche specializes in Rheumatology and practices in Metairie, LA. He practices at 1 location.

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4.6 based on 141 responses
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in Metairie, LA |
He has been my Rheumatologist since 2003. He is treating me for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis and I am doing well.
in Metairie, LA |
Dr. Nitsche has been taking care of me for many years now. He is an Awesome Dr. & Person. He is an Angel. Dr. Nitsche is kind, caring & compassionate beyond words. I am extremely blessed to have him as my Dr. He is The Best! The office staff are also kind & professional & always return calls, if need be in a timely manner. I am always greeted with a smile & kinds words from Dr. Nitsche & his staff. I just adore them all.
in Metairie, LA |
He has helped me with the osteoarthritis. He designed an exercise program that was helpful. He has treated my knee with local injections of Supartz, and used ultrasound guidance for the series of injections so that pain was minimized. I wish he could be my doctor for everything.
in New Orleans, LA |
Dr. Nitsche has been my Rheumatologist for 17 years. He has helped treat my Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Osteoarthritis of my knees.
in Marrero, LA |
Dr. Nitsche has helped me with the arthritis in my knees with injection therapy using ultrasound guidance.
in Metairie, LA |
I just start it seeing him and, so far not happy at all.
in Metairie, LA |
Dr. Nitsche has taken excellent care of me for years. I have seen him since 2000. My Rheumtoid Arthritis is doing much better with his recommended treatment.
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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging
  • Immunology
  • Musculoskeletal Radiology

Board Certifications

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  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Infections
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vasculitis

Procedures Performed

  • Arthrocentesis
  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Hahnemann University

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Tulane Med School

    Completed in 1977

  • Residency Hospital
    Tulane Med School

    Completed in 1980

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Rush Med Coll-St Lukes Presby

    Completed in 1983

    Scripps Clin/R&H Fdn

    Completed in 1982

  • Undergraduate School
    Virginia Tech

    Graduated in 1970

  • Other Education
    American Institute Of Ultrasound In Medicine-Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Accreditiation

    Completed in 2015

    RMSK Credentials by ARDMS

    Completed in 2012

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Rheumatology
  • Board certified in Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  • Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Nitsche's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients