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Which Doctor is Right for You?

Doctors, surgeons, and specialists are a few of the important people who are responsible for helping you lead a healthy life. However, when you're in need of care it may be confusing what type of health professional you need to see.

Visit UPMC HealthBeat to learn more about the type of care different doctors provide to meet your needs:


Jim and Leah's Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatment at UPMC

When Jim and Leah met through friends during a workout, they had no idea how much they had in common. Along with sharing friends and a love for fitness, they both suffered from forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) since they were teenagers. 

Jim and Leah faced ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, respectively. Through the challenges of managing their diseases during high school and college, they both learned the importance of talking with others with similar conditions. 

Along the way, Jim and Leah independently discovered the UPMC Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center. With the right team on their sides, they found relief after years of difficulty. 

Jim and Leah have continued to receive care from the UPMC IBD Center for nearly a decade. During this time, they've tried new medications, ran multiple marathons, and even got married.

Learn more about Jim and Leah's journey with the UPMC IBD Center​.


March is National Kidney Month

Did you know over 26 million Americans have kidney disease?

The UPMC Kidney Clinics help kidney disease patients manage and treat their symptoms, which can be overwhelming. We follow the National Kidney Foundation's guidelines to offer you complete care for complex cases.

Our kidney disease treatment team is made of professionals with specialty training and experience in treating chronic kidney disease (CKD). We also provide state-of-the-art treatment options at our kidney dialysis clinics offered at convenient locations throughout the city of Pittsburgh. 

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