Dr. Phyllis Birkel, MD

Dr. Phyllis Birkel, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 72
Dr. Phyllis Birkel, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Rochester, MI and has been practicing for 34 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

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 96% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 93% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Rheumatology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

64  Conditions Treated

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2  Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Birkel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Birkel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Birkel to family and friends
12 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

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Dr. Birkel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

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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