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Dr. Neal Birnbaum, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 73

Dr. Birnbaum

Pacific Rheumatology Associates

2100 Webster St Ste 112 San Francisco, CA 94115

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Dr. Neal Birnbaum, MD is a rheumatology specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health in 1970 and specializes in rheumatology.


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Dr. Birnbaum accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Birnbaum's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Arthritis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Birnbaum treats Arthritis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Birnbaum treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Autoimmune Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Birnbaum treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Birnbaum treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Birnbaum treats Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Birnbaum treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Birnbaum's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • 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
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • 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)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Dr. Birnbaum's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Birnbaum

3.2

Based on 9 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Not very responsive. Don't bother using the patient portal as he never replies or responds. Did not communicate after my last lab reports despite my emails. My lab reports didn't come back normal. I ended up switching Rheumatologists and my new doctor was surprised that there was no intervention by Dr. Birnbaum given the lab results from 2 months prior. When I reported this to the office, the front lady told me I should have continued to call the office until I got in touch with someone.
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Dr. Birnbaum was a new doctor for me & he doesn't know very much about osteoarthritis of the knees.. He says there isn't much that can be done.. I disagree because I've done much physical therapy which has been very helpful in strengthening the muscles above & below my knees which has help to reduce pain. Splints have also helped to prevent my knees from getting worse. He is "old school" and only knows what he's been taught. I'm looking for someone else younger & with better bedside manners.
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Biography

Dr. Neal Birnbaum, MD is a rheumatology specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health in 1970 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

1977
University Pittsburgh Hosps
Fellowship Hospital
1975
University Pittsburgh Hosps
Residency Hospital
1971
University Pittsburgh Hosps
Internship Hospital
1970
Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health
Medical School
1977
1975
1971
1970

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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