Dr. Richard Pittsley, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 74

Rheumatology

Dr. Richard Pittsley, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in East Lansing, MI and has over 50 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Pittsley has extensive experience in Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy. He graduated from University of Michigan / Ann Arbor in 1973. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mclaren Greater Lansing and Sparrow Eaton Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Richard Pittsley, MD

Richard A Pittsley MD

1401 E Lansing Dr Ste 107 East Lansing, MI 48823
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Pittsley

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Pittsley treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Pittsley treats other conditions, please contact the office at (517) 351-8881.

Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. Pittsley is experienced in the area of Osteoporosis & Screening. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dr. Pittsley
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Osteoporosis
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis Screening
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Arthritis & Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis & Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Pittsley is experienced in the area of Arthritis & Arthropathy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Treatments
Dr. Pittsley
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Arthritis
Gout
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Check Dr. Pittsley's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Pittsley's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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(517) 351-8881

Dr. Pittsley accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Priority Health
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Dr. Pittsley's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pittsley

3.6

Based on 22 ratings

5 Star
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4 Star
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3 Star
5%
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2 Star
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1 Star
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27%
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Dr. Pittsley is one of the best doctors I’ve seen. He is on top of new developments in rheumatology, and expertly tailors treatment. He takes his time with patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jan 03, 2019
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Great Dr and staff. Have been going there for over 10 years now. Everything is explained very well. Treatments don't always work so the next visit he changes things around to try to make it work. I ran into a staff member at a store one day and she gave me a huge hug. It was very nice. Couldn't imagi e using anyone else for my arthritis and fibromyalgia.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Always takes his time and explains everything thoroughly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Feb 22, 2018
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The Doctor didn't seem to care about helping me in anyway. I have never been this disappointed. Very quick to assume without examining me.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Feb 24, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Richard Pittsley, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in East Lansing, MI and has over 50 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Pittsley has extensive...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

1973
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Richard Pittsley, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Richard Pittsley, MD accept new patients?

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What are Dr. Richard Pittsley, MD's top areas of expertise?

Dr. Pittsley specializes in Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. Richard Pittsley, MD treat?

Dr. Pittsley frequently treats the following conditions: Arthritis, Malaise and Fatigue, and Gout. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Richard Pittsley, MD's office address?

Dr. Pittsley's office is located at 1401 E Lansing Dr Ste 107, East Lansing, MI 48823. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Richard Pittsley, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Richard Pittsley, MD is affiliated with Mclaren Greater Lansing and Sparrow Eaton Hospital.

Is Dr. Richard Pittsley, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Richard Pittsley, MD holds board certifications in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

How much experience does Dr. Richard Pittsley, MD have?

Dr. Pittsley has over 49 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Richard Pittsley, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 3.6/5 for Dr. Richard Pittsley, MD. Patients say that the provider explained conditions well and they trusted the provider's decisions. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

Richard A Pittsley MD

Richard A. Pittsley M.d. PC1401 E Lansing Dr Ste 107 East Lansing, MI 48823
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Pittsley is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Mclaren Greater Lansing

Lansing, MI

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Sparrow Eaton Hospital

Charlotte, MI

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

Sparrow Hospital

Lansing, MI

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received