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Dr. Michael Istfan, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 58

Dr. Istfan

Dr. Michael Istfan, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Charleston, WV and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Joan C Edwards School Of Medicine At Marshall University in 1984 and specializes in rheumatology.


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No malpractice claims found for West Virginia
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Dr. Istfan's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
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Dr. Istfan treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Istfan treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Istfan treats Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Istfan treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Elbow Injuries
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Istfan treats Elbow Injuries more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Istfan treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Istfan's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Michael Istfan, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Charleston, WV and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Joan C Edwards School Of Medicine At Marshall University in 1984 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

1990
Med University Sc
Fellowship Hospital
1987
CAMC
Residency Hospital
1985
CAMC
Internship Hospital
1984
Joan C Edwards School Of Medicine At Marshall University
Medical School
1990
1987
1985
1984

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English

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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Istfan ignored my prior bloodwork (positive ANA and anti-ds-DNA, high SED), along with my butterfly rash and other symptoms to tell me that nothing was wrong with me. I was DX with lupus before and after seeing him. I got to suffer for another year with no help due to him. He wouldn't even talk with me to explain my results of HIS blood work. His nurse told me over the phone that my blood work didn't show lupus, so nothing was wrong with me. She wouldn't even tell me which blood test was negative. And once again, I was positive for many lupus indicators, along with the anti-DNA which is specific for lupus previously. I gave one star instead of none because it's required.
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He's the best! Takes time with you. He has always helped me, never let down. Excellent doctor! Recommend highly!
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I have been a patient of Dr. Istfan's for a couple of years. I have arthritis that is progressing quickly. Although Dr. Istfan listens to what I have to say, and he does spend time explaining what is going on with my body, he is a doctor who prescribes NO pain medications. I am in pain, and I don't know where I go from here. Physical therapy, exercise, and seeing what I thought were the best doctors, have failed me. I don't want to live like this.
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I have been a patient of Dr Istfan for many years. He's very kind and compassionate and very thorough. He always treats my husband and I with respect and always answers all of our questions. Great Doctor!! :)
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Dr. Istfan is great. Straight & to the point with a soft, compassionate demeanor.
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CAMC General Hospital

Charleston, WV

Thomas Memorial Hospital

South Charleston, WV