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
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Top Care Areas

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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

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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
  • Scripps Clin/R&H Fdn
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Rush Med Coll-St Lukes Presby
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

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

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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DONALD in New Orleans, LA – Sep 10, 2018
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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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Patricia Herrmann in Metairie – Aug 21, 2018
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THIS DOCTOR IS EXTREMELY RUDE! Beware!!!
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Holly Jo in COVINGTON, LA – Jul 21, 2018
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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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Monique in Belle Chasse, LA – Jul 12, 2018
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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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Lynn in Slidell, LA – Jun 27, 2018
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