Dr. John Nitsche, MD

Dr. John Nitsche, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
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Age 70
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Dr. John Nitsche, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Metairie, LA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Hahnemann University in 1977 and specializes in rheumatology, autoimmune diseases, and more.Read his story

4228 Houma Blvd Ste 600

Metairie, LA 70006

Contact Information

(504) 454-2191

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • National Elevator
  • 2 More

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Dr. Nitsche's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Limb Pain
very high
very high

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
very high
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
very high
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:

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)
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 Sclerosis
Temporal Arteritis
Trigger Finger
Trigger Point Injection
Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
Ultrasound-Guided Injection
Vasculitis
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Care Philosophy

  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 ...

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Radiology

Board Certifications

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

  • 1983
    Rush Med Coll-St Lukes Presby
    Fellowship Hospital
    1983
  • 1982
    Scripps Clin/R&H Fdn
    Fellowship Hospital
    1982
  • 1980
    Tulane Med School
    Residency Hospital
    1980
  • 1977
    Tulane Med School
    Internship Hospital
    1977
  • 1977
    Hahnemann University
    Medical School
    1977
  • 1970
    Virginia Tech
    Undergraduate School
    1970

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Dr. Nitsche's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nitsche

4.5

Based on 160 reviews

5 Stars
86.875%
(139)
4 Stars
1.25%
(2)
3 Stars
0.625%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
11.25%
(18)

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IF YOU NEED A GOOD DOCTOR , DR NITSCHE IS THE MAN. HIS YEARS IN PRATICE,HAS GIVEN HIM THE ABILITY AND KNOWLEDGE TO GIVE VERY GOOD ADVICE, AND TREATMENT. I AM SO GLAD DR MORGAN SENT ME TO HIM OVER 15 YEARS AGO. I REALLY DO THINK HE HAS HELP ME STAY AS HEALTH AS I CAN BE WITH MY CONDITIONS
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He has helped me with chronic pains for a number of years. He has always taken a great deal of his time to try to help me.
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THIS DOCTOR IS EXTREMELY RUDE! Beware!!!
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The wait time is horrible!! Over 2+ hours He tells me do blood.work every 6 weeks (which I do) and he will gladly go fill my medication for.RA. He says i can't stop the meds or skip a dose but yet I reschedule ONE appointment due to work duties and he would not.fill my meds until I was.seen. Maybe...Read More
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Dr. Nitsche has been my rheumatologist for over 10 years. He has always taken the time that is necessary to hear my complaints and help and try to solve my problems.
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Tricare
Humana
Choice Care PPO
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National Elevator
Tricare
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