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Adult and pediatric-age patients can receive asthma and allergy care from Dr. Robert Otte.

Asthma, COPD and chronic coughs often require advanced treatment and ongoing health management from a knowledgeable specialist to provide relief and improve the lifestyle for the patient.

Similarly, in the broad and complex area of allergies, our allergist will consult and recommend any necessary testing to diagnose the presence of an allergic condition and recommend treatment options from at-home and lifestyle choices to medical options such as immunotherapy (allergy shots).

Patients can be seen in our Penn Hills and North Versailles locations.

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Patients in need of cardiac-related care have access to a wide array of cardiology services.
In the One Monroeville Center suite, we have the equipment on site to perform many studies such as echocardiograms, nuclear stress tests, carotid dopplers, vascular ultrasound, venous ablation and other standard diagnostic studies.
Our cardiologists perform procedures and provide inpatient care to patients at Forbes Regional Hospital and UPMC East Hospital

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Dermatological care is available for adult and pediatric patients at Premier.

Our dermatologist provides medical and surgical treatment for a wide range conditions affecting the skin, hair and nails such as acne, eczema, hair loss, skin cancer, psoriasis, rashes and warts.

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There is a broad range of ear, nose and throat conditions that require advanced care from an Otolaryngologist, commonly referred to as an ear, nose and throat doctor (ENT). Our ENT providers deliver a higher level of expertise and can more properly diagnose and treat diseases of the ears, nose, sinuses, larynx (voice box), mouth, and throat, as well as structures of the neck and face. Read more about what is an otolaryngologist.

Our ENT physician performs surgical procedures at AHN Surgery Center, Forbes Hospital and UPMC St. Margaret’s Hospital.

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Endocrinology focuses on the diagnosis and care management of diseases related to hormones. Our endocrinologist evaluates and treats diabetes, including type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes, as well as disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenals, pituitary, bones, and reproductive systems. We will work with your primary care physician to create a comprehensive treatment plan.

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Our gastroenterology team diagnoses and treats conditions and diseases of the upper and lower GI tract, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, esophagus and stomach as well as Hepatitis C patients.

We see patients in our One Monroeville Center office. Outpatient procedures are performed at AHN Forbes Hospital, AHN Surgery Center Monroeville, and UPMC East.

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For many common surgeries involving the abdominal region (gallbladder, appendectomy, hernias) as well as breast surgery needs (breast biopsies and mastectomy), we have a surgeon available to our referred patients and emergency room needs. They also perform thyroidectomy and carpal tunnel surgeries.

For less invasive surgery needs, laparoscopic and DaVinci robotic surgery is available.

Procedures are performed at Forbes Hospital and UPMC East.

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For our patients that need hospitalization, Premier has an experienced team of hospitalists caring for those patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This is an innovative advancement in patient care where there is a “temporary” handoff from our primary care doctors to the hospitalist team.

Hospitalists provide round-the-clock care and greater communication to patients and family members. As part of Premier’s collaborative approach to care, our hospitalists actively communicate with primary care and any needed specialists during an inpatient stay. They have ready access to the patients’ “live” electronic health record. This ready access to a patient’s condition, recent test results and progress across the entire day allows the hospitalists to administer the most appropriate care.

Our program provides patients a higher standard of care, which often results in shorter hospital stays and fewer readmissions.

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Vaccinations are the safest and most efficient way of protecting you and your family from many serious, and even deadly, diseases.

Many of us are familiar with having our vaccinations at a younger age; however, some vaccines lose effectiveness as we age and the viruses themselves change and become more resistant to past vaccines.

At Premier, we lead your care with prevention. We recommend following the CDC’s immunization guidelines for adults, teens, infants and children.

Note: While there are many locations offering seasonal vaccinations, such as the flu; however, we encourage you to choose Premier for immunization when possible to ensure your health record remains updated.

The diagnoses, treatment and management of serious infections and diseases may occasionally require the attention of an infectious disease specialist. These specialists may be asked to collaborate with our primary care doctors on the diagnosis and treatment of challenging conditions that require advanced training in infections and immunology.

At AHN Forbes Hospital and UPMC East, the infectious disease team works with Premier hospitalists in treating specific infectious diseases that may pose a serious health risk and/or may be contagious. They also provide insight and support when treatment challenges arise particularly when antibiotics are being used.

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Patients and the general public have access to convenient blood draw services at Premier. We offer walk-in service for anyone at One Monroeville Center and Irwin. Additionally, most of our primary care offices offer laboratory services in the practice for Premier patients.

Blood work is delivered to Quest Laboratories daily for analysis. Results are generally available in a few days. Once the requesting physician has reviewed the results and contacted you, those results will become available in your electronic health record.

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Our neurology team offers adult patients evaluation and treatment for a broad range of neurological conditions and related diseases that affect the neurological system such as migraines, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, neuropathy, concussion, trigeminal neuralgia, tremors and stroke. Patients may also receive EMGs, EEGs, Botox injections, and Infusions from our neurologists. 

The collaborative diagnostic and therapeutic approaches used by our neurologists will benefit the medical and rehabilitative needs of each patient and that patient’s unique set of circumstances.

Patients can be seen at One Monroeville Center, Irwin and UPMC St. Margaret.

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Premier sees patients staying in the over 20 skilled nursing care facilities. We coordinate care between primary care physicians and the facility staff. This service provides convenience for our seniors.

Our team is visiting patients in facilities every day of the week, delivering expedient and comprehensive care. Patients and their families find substantial physical and emotional value from this continuum of care and communication.

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Health and nutrition go hand in hand with overall wellness.  Our registered dietitian brings the scientific knowledge of food and nutrition to provide patients practical and impartial dietary advice to support them in feeling their best.

Patients can seek advice for education, equipment training, dietary treatment and prevention of many diet-related health issues such as coronary heart disease, diabetes and disorders.

Our nutritionist can provide guidance for many of the following health needs:

  • Deficiencies and weight control concerns
  • Allergies or food sensitivities
  • Lipid and digestive disorders
  • Pre-diabetics, Diabetes (type 1 and 2), Gestational Diabetes, People with Diabetes
  • Device training including insulin pump training and continuous glucose monitoring

Groups or individual patients are welcome.

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A variety of systemic health conditions may affect the eyes, and a number of ocular conditions may affect overall health. Therefore, we felt it important to incorporate eye care into our comprehensive health care model.

Our ophthalmologist, Dr. Baker, sees patients in our Forest Hill location. He also performs surgical procedures in AHN Surgery Center Monroeville, UPMC East, and the Waterfront Surgery Center in Homestead, PA.

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Our pain management specialists focus on easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with pain, including chronic neck or low back pain.

Pain can either be managed using pharmacological or interventional procedures, such as nerve blocks, epidurals, rhizotomies, and implanted devices to treat all types of chronic pain.

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Premier’s team of pediatricians is widely experienced and knowledgeable in the delivery of pediatric primary care. They are collaborative, sharing their collective knowledge and experiences. This teamwork provides a higher standard of care for all of our infants, children and adolescents. Trust them for support and guidance in the health and development of your child.

Premier offers weekday, evening and Saturday hours at our Penn Hills and Irwin locations.

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Our podiatric providers offer both medical and surgical needs in the treatment of conditions involving the feet, ankles and lower legs.

For chronic health conditions affecting the feet (such as diabetes), patients can rely on their Premier primary care team to work with our podiatrist when necessary to manage their health. We see patients at One Monroeville Center. Outpatient procedures and surgeries are performed at Forbes Hospital and UPMC East.

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Family Medicine is dedicated to the care of people of all ages and stages of life. Patients and their families can receive care that spans their entire lives, developing strong relationships with the primary care team. Our practice also offers select subspecialties in patient care, which include pediatrics, gynecology, orthopedic manipulations and geriatrics.

Premier's Family Medicine has 20 providers in five locations providing care with select evening and Saturday hours.

For adults in need of specialized primary care that focused on treating adult illnesses, diseases and chronic conditions, internal medicine is often the more suitable choice. Together, internal medicine works with patients to realize a comprehensive overview of each patient’s health, with a focus on preventive care, health screenings, treatment and management of diseases and chronic conditions.

Premier Internal Medicine has 8 providers at 2 locations providing care.

One Monroeville Center offers both Family Medicine and Internal Medicine services.

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We have a pulmonology team to provide respiratory medicine in the treatment of conditions such as pneumonia, tuberculosis and emphysema. We also offer common on-site testing such as pulmonary stress test, pulmonary function test and bronchoscopy.

Our pulmonary specialists see patients in our offices One Monroeville Center and at West Penn Hospital.

During hospitalizations, Dr. Shari and Dr. Obringer, provide care for admitted patients or coordinate care with Premier’s hospitalist team at Forbes Hospital and UPMC East.

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Premier has a full-service outpatient imaging center to provide our patients with convenient and timely radiology procedures. Patients benefit greatly from the coordination of staff in making appointments, handling insurance authorizations and reporting results. We have a highly experienced, radiology director interpreting the studies on site.

Premier offers a full range of outpatient imaging services for the following radiology modalities:

  • MRI
  • CT (Computed Tomography)
  • Digital Mammography
  • X-Ray Imaging*
  • DXA (Bone Density Testing)
  • Ultrasound
  • Fluoroscopy

* X-rays are available for walk-in or appointment.

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Patients having arthritis or experiencing other rheumatic problems can have specialized care at Premier.

Our rheumatologist, Dr. Tang, diagnoses and treats many acute and chronic rheumatoid conditions including the many forms of arthritis. Painful conditions such as lupus and gout, which may cause swelling, stiffness of the joints, skin, and muscles, can have extensive impact on a patient’s mental health and lifestyle. Part of providing better rheumatology care is assisting in managing difficult chronic conditions and providing coping advice for patients and their families.

Dr. Tang sees patients and performs in-office, ultrasounds in our office at One Monroeville Center.

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Few things feel better than a good night’s sleep. Millions of men and women suffer from a lack of sleep each day affecting memory, immunity and physical performance that can have tragic results. Poor sleep can also advance the aging process.

Our primary care providers and specialists take a lead in determining the benefits of a sleep evaluation in your care. The consulting physician for Premier’s sleep laboratory will provide diagnosis and treatment of sleep disturbances and disorders of all types.

Sleep studies are performed seven nights a week, excluding holidays, at our One Monroeville Center location.

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