Dr. Phyllis Birkel, MD

Dr. Phyllis Birkel, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 73
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Dr. Phyllis Birkel, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Rochester, MI and has been practicing for 35 years. She graduated from Wayne State University School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in rheumatology.

1000 W University Dr Ste 314

Rochester, MI 48307

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Dr. Birkel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Birkel treats Chronic Fatigue Syndrome more than 91% of her peers

Dr. Birkel treats this condition more than 91% of her peers

Osteoarthritis of Hands
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Birkel treats Osteoarthritis of Hands more than 91% of her peers

Dr. Birkel treats this condition more than 91% of her peers

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Birkel treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 91% of her peers

Dr. Birkel treats this condition more than 91% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist

Dr. Birkel's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • 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
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Phyllis Birkel, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Rochester, MI and has been practicing for 35 years. She graduated from Wayne State University School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

1984
Wayne State University
Fellowship Hospital
1982
William Beaumont Hospital
Residency Hospital
1980
William Beaumont Hospital
Internship Hospital
1979
Wayne State University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1984
1982
1980
1979

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Dr. Birkel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Birkel

2.3

Based on 12 reviews

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1 Star
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DO NOT RECOMMEND this doctor. Needs to retire. Only recommended the same approach (over the years of seeing), which did not have any benefit. NO COMPASSSION. The exam table was worn/torn which shows the doctors lack of care/concern for the patient as well.
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I stopped seeing her several years ago. She treated symptoms instead of finding the cause of the problem. I have since found the root of the cause and am being treated appropriately.
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Was the only Dr that give me the correct answer to my illness I've been with her now 10yrs and every visit is just a thought as the first love her and very thank full for her help
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disappointing!
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