Dr. John Nitsche, MD

Dr. John Nitsche, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 69
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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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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Nitsche performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Osteopenia
very high
more than 96% of peers
Limb Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Nitsche's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Nitsche's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Nitsche " I was born and raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. I have been married for over 45 years. I have two adult daughters I was educated at Virginia Tech, Hahnemann Medical College, Tulane Medical Center, Scripps Clinic, and Rush Medical Center. I have been practicing medicine in Louisiana for over 30 years."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nitsche "  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 secure the diagnosis.  Then I take the necessary time to explain my findings to the patient in an understanding fashion.  Together we reach a goal for a treatment plan."

4  Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Radiology

3  Board Certifications

  • Allergy & Immunology
    Accredited by: American Board of Allergy & Immunology*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

52  Conditions Treated

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7  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nitsche has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nitsche's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nitsche to family and friends
156 total reviews (24 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (156)

  • 5
    (137)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (16)

Dr. Nitsche's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (24)

Dr. Nitsche has been treating me for many years,my arthritis is under control and i would recommend him to family and friends.
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Dr. Nitsche took the time to understand the problems I was having and after a few visits found the right combination of medication to ease the pain I was experiencing. I became a patient of Dr. Nitsche based on the recommendation of others, they were so right!
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This narcissistic excuse for a doctor must be writing his own praises. Seems to be more concerned with not spending more than the allotted 10 minutes with a patient than actually trying to be of help. Has absolutely no regard or respect for patients time or actual care. Find out for yourself if you...more
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One of my favorite doctors. He has taken good care of me since 1997.
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My Rheumatologist for 28 years. Always takes his time with me. Has helped me through many problems over the years.
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