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Dr. John Prendergast, MD

Geriatric Medicine ·  Male · Age 75

Dr. Prendergast

Dr. John Prendergast, MD is a geriatric medicine specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Royal College Of Surgeons In Ireland / Medical School in 1972 and specializes in geriatric medicine and internal medicine.


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Dr. Prendergast accepts the following insurance:

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Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Community Blue PPO
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
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Dr. Prendergast's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
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Dr. Prendergast performs Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Prendergast performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Hypothyroidism
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Dr. Prendergast treats Hypothyroidism more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Prendergast treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Thyroid Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prendergast treats Thyroid Disease more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Prendergast treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Prendergast's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Bedsores
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Common Cold
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geriatric Depression
  • Geriatric Diseases
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

About Me

Biography

Dr. John Prendergast, MD is a geriatric medicine specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Royal College Of Surgeons In Ireland / Medical School in 1972 and specializes in geriatric medicine and internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1985
Saint Louis University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1975
St Vincents Hosp
Residency Hospital
1973
St Vincents Hosp
Internship Hospital
1972
Royal College Of Surgeons In Ireland / Medical School
Medical School
Georgetown University
Undergraduate School
1985
1975
1973
1972

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He might have been a great doctor but for my parents he has caused them both distressed and neglected symptoms. I repeated my concerns and no action was taken, yet medical family member knew as soon as I discribed them, heart failure! Ignored for 9 months till it became an ER incident and hospital...Read More
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If I could give no stars, I would. An elderly friend of mine is a patient of dr. Pendergast and both he & his staff do not return phone calls, call in prescriptions, or let her know about test results. I cannot tell you how many days she has waited IN PAIN for any of the above. This is in spite of...Read More
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The wait for Dr. Prendergast was over an hour and a half. He repeated himself multiple times and we had interruption after interruption as he talked to his student.. His staff were very apologetic and his nurse was helpful with pointing us in the direction of having multiple tests completed. ...Read More
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I really like John Prendergast, he takes time with you, never rushes you out of the office. He also explains what is going on with your condition. I highly recommend him.
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Dr. Prendergast goes above and beyond for his patients.
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