Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Clinical Services at Shea Medical Center, UPMC Shadyside



Overview of Inpatient and Outpatient Services

Shea Medical Center is staffed by faculty and resident physicians of the General Internal Medicine Training Program at UPMC Shadyside. All faculty physicians are board-certified in internal medicine and are members of the teaching staff of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Each of our physicians maintains an active clinical practice at Shea Medical Center. Resident physicians at Shea Medical Center see patients under the close supervision of the full-time faculty physicians. Together, our physicians represent a broad array of backgrounds, experiences, and interests.

Shea Medical Center physicians have close working relationships with UPMC specialists and staff. Our patients have access to a wide range of services throughout the UPMC system, including referrals for specialty consultations and follow-up care, specialized tests and procedures, and physical therapy and rehabilitation. For inpatient hospital care and services, our patients have easy access to UPMC Shadyside and other UPMC hospitals.

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Outpatient Care

At Shea Medical Center, physicians provide on-site diagnostic and preventive health services, including blood and other office laboratory tests, electrocardiography, vision and hearing screenings, and immunizations. They provide treatment for common outpatient problems, and they perform minor office procedures, such as Pap tests, skin biopsies, and joint and tissue injections. The outpatient clinic's location adjacent to UPMC Shadyside Hospital allows patients to have convenient access to x-rays, mammography, and other diagnostic services not offered in the clinic itself.

Specially trained registered nurses at Shea Medical Center are available by telephone to help you with medical questions and concerns. Social workers are also available to help you with financial concerns and other matters.

Choice of a Primary Care Physician—We encourage you to establish a relationship with a primary care physician (PCP) who can become acquainted with you and your needs and coordinate all aspects of your care. Once you have selected your PCP, we make every effort to ensure that any medical questions or urgent problems that you have are quickly brought to your PCP's attention. If your PCP is not personally available to see you, another member of the group will take care of you and will update your PCP when he or she is available. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled with your own PCP.

Participation in the Women's Health Program—For women, the clinic has a comprehensive and interdisciplinary women's health program. Services are provided by specially trained internists with expertise in women's health and gynecology. The clinic offers routine gynecologic exams and breast exams; menopause counseling; contraception; and management of osteoporosis, eating disorders, incontinence, chest pain, and other medical problems in women.

Hypertension Care—Hypertension is an area of primary interest at Shea Medical Center. To increase diagnostic accuracy, a 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitor is available. Drs. Tabas and Elnicki have participated in hypertension research, and Dr. Elnicki holds the American Society of Hypertension designation as a specialist in clinical hypertension.

Sports Medicine—Specialized care is available for patients with acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries and exercise-related medical problems. Comprehensive medical preparticipation evaluations and individualized exercise prescriptions are offered for patients of diverse ages and levels of physical activity. Dr. Anish holds the Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine and has special interests in managing overuse injuries, promoting physical activity, and addressing issues of older athletes.

Office Hours and Appointments—General Internal Medicine at Shea Medical Center, Shadyside, maintains office hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Physician visits are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call our office at 412-623-2458 during office hours. Our staff will make every attempt to schedule a time that best meets your needs. If you have a true medical emergency, you should go to the nearest emergency room.

Insurance and Billing—We accept the UPMC Health Plan, most Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance plans, Medicare, Medicaid, Gateway, and many other plans. If you do not have insurance, a financial counselor is available to discuss financial arrangements with you. Invoices are sent to you from UPMC, and you may also receive an invoice from the University of Pittsburgh Physicians.

Location and Parking—See the attached map.

Shea Medical Center Map

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Physicians at Shea Medical Center, UPMC Shadyside

Shea Medical Center faculty

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