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MD, University Hospital Frankfurt Frankfurt, Germany
Saint Louis University School of Medicin St. Louis, MO
UPMC Children's Hospital of PittsburghUPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
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Daniel A. Kietz, MD, MPH, MMM, joined the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in 2003. Dr. Kietz is a highly skilled rheumatologist with a reputation for excellence in patient care. His interests have long focused on ways of providing comprehensive care and support to children with rheumatic diseases and their families so they are better able to realize their full potential. Dr. Kietz is board-certified in pediatric rheumatology, adult rheumatology, pediatrics and internal medicine. In addition to his clinical duties, he teaches at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he is an assistant professor of pediatrics.
Dr. Kietz studied medicine at Goethe-Universitaet and University Hospital in Frankfurt, Germany, earning his medical degree in 1991. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Arzt im Praktikum, Hofheim, Germany, before traveling to the United States for further medical training. Dr. Kietz completed a residency in pediatrics/medicine and his fellowship in pediatric and adult rheumatology at St. Louis University, Mo., where he was honored as Best Resident in Medicine/Pediatrics. He returned to Germany in 2002 to join Children's Hospital, University of Tuebingen, working in pediatric hematology, oncology, rheumatology and general pediatrics. Dr. Kietz joined Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh the following year as part of the hospital's efforts to expand its Division of Pediatric Rheumatology.
His career has been dedicated to providing high-quality patient care and educating the next generation of rheumatologists. Of particular interest to Dr. Kietz is integrating medical care and other supports to produce the best possible outcomes for children with rheumatic diseases and their families. This includes optimizing education, self-reliance, expertise and understanding, in addition to finding therapies that make patients as comfortable as possible, while minimizing the risk of adverse consequences due to disease and medications. As a teacher, Dr. Kietz was on the faculty at St. Louis University and the University of Tuebingen before joining the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Dr. Kietz is the author of articles on psychosocial aspects in pediatric rheumatology and on the use of etanercept in children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, which were published in leading medical journals. He is licensed to practice medicine in Pennsylvania, Missouri and Germany.
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Total Comments: 137
Best doctor ever. Best medical office ever.
Dr and all staff was always excellent.
Dr. Kietz is absolutely the best doctor we have ever been to and qe've been to a lot of them. Not only is he a great rheumatologist but he cares about the entire health of his patients. He is also most generous with his time.
Sometimes didn't get any call back for concerns we called in with. Strongly feel Keitz listens well as invests time in us, but question when he says all symptoms are from the same ailment and sometimes we leave uncertain of the reasons he gives for pain and concerns.
Thr physician made it a point to get to know my daughter and spent a lot of time under her concerns and listen to her.
Dr. Kietz is always very professional and kind. He focuses on my daughter and speaks to her about her medical condition and engages her in the check up the entire time. He is always very thorough with her exam and careful to note when there's an issue or a concern and to explain everything to my daughter so that she is learning how to manage her arthritis and speak up when she needs his help.
best provider ever
Dr. Kietz shows genuine care and concern. He is, by far the best doctor I've ever seen.
I don't know what we would do if Dr. Kietz wasn't here in Pittsburgh. There is no other doctor I trust more with my daughter then him.
I waited over 1 1/2 hours for Doctor to see me for my appointment once in room.
love Dr. Kietz. and his Fellow Dr. that was in the appointment as well was very nice as well
Dr Kietz is very knowledgeable and compassionate. The only improvement that I could recommend is easier communication directly with the office and doctor
Dr. Kietz is always informative in explaining new medications and treatments. He shows great interest and concern in my daughters overall health, well-being, and day-to-day life.
Dr.Kietz is literally the best doctor I ever had!!!!!
Dr. Kietz is wonderful, thoughtful, intelligent, and all-around the kind of doctor you want caring for your child. I would recommend him to anyone who needs rheumatology care in Pittsburgh, hands-down.
Dr. Kietz listens well and helps provide suggestion for my health as well as acknowledges my suggestions (specifically requesting to go back to physical therapy).the nurse that has been there for all of my appointments have the most amazing "bedside" manner!
Dr. Kietz is a phenomenal physician and we look forward to seeing him each time. He has a standard of excellence.
Dr Kietz is an amazing doctor. He always speaks to our 2yr old daughter who is the patient, which in turn makes her feel very comfortable with him. He never makes us feel rushed and always answers our questions. We may wait a little extra but I never mind because I know he's giving other patients the time they deserve. I fully trust Dr Kietz and would recommend him to anyone!
Knowledgeable. Engaged. Fun. Effective communication. Did not feel like a "number" or rushed.
Dr. Kietz is an extraordinary physician. He understood my son in ways that no other physician has before, both physically and emotionally. His listening skills, bedside manner, compassion, and knowledge are outstanding. He provided insights into my son's medical history and prior treatments that were life changing for our family.
As always, Dr. Kietz is the best doctor I have ever come across. I have five children and have seen many doctors over the years, and he is the most empathetic human being. My son loves going to see him and feels the same.
Dr Keith is a great doctor, very caring, takes his time to explain and seems to be very knowledgeable.
Dr Keitz is wonderful. My son loves to come and see him
Dr. Keitz is the best provider my son could ever have. He is always excited to see my son, takes fantastic care of him and beyond respectful to myself and my daughter. Always ready to hear about my sons daily routines and whats going in in his life in such a professional manner
Dr. Kietz is awesome. We have been seeing him for over 10 years.
We were running late to the appointment due to weather conditions and were past the 15 minute window. Dr. Kietz made time to fit my son in. This was greatly appreciated.
Excellent experience. Very professional, caring, compassionate, and knowledgeable
Dr. Kietz was very kind and knowledgeable.
Dr. Kietz is an excellent provider. Kind, compassionate, professional and extremely knowledgeable. It was Friday afternoon at 5 and he was not rushed at all. Can't tell you how much I appreciate that.
Valued my ideas of lifestyle changes I wanted to make.
Dr. Kurtz is an excellent doctor. He takes time with my child and makes sure we understand completely what the medicines are prescribed for and how they work.
Dr Kietz always listens very intently to my daughter!!!
Dr. Kietz is the best rheumatologist I've had the pleasure of dealing with! If it weren't for him, my son may not be alive and well today.
Dr Kietz is amazing! He alwaystakes as much time as needed with my child
Dr. Kietz is the absolute best. My kids both love him, he spends more time than necessary talking with them, and he is just the most caring doctor we have ever dealt with.
I have been seeing Dr. Kietz for over 10 years and am always impressed with his level of attention and care. Even though I only see him for routine visits now, about once a year, he always remembers details about my personal life as well as my medical history. He makes me feel like I am truly being taken care of by a doctor who is looking out for me in all aspects of my life.
Dr Kietz is awesome!
Dr. Kietz is the best!
I met dr. kietz in 2010 I took my daughter cause she was very sick. so since then we been goin to him he gave my daughter the right medication and it made her well. so now I go to him he's a very beautiful doctor.
Very good experience.
most likely the best care provider I have ever met.
awesome care thank you
Dr. Keitz always spends time listening to our concerns and has always treated us with respect. he always thoroughly examines our daughter and remembers information from previous visits.
Dr. Keitz and Dr. Brunner have always provided our son with great care. They are genuinely concerned for his health and well being. We can't say enough about both of them!
a very good doctor.
I love how Dr. Kietz shows that he really cares about our son, and his interests. He is not only a wonderful doctor, but also a wonderful person!
we love Dr Kietz!
dr kietz is amazing
Dr. Kietz always takes a few moments to play with her, this helps relax her. And she loves to run the halls with him! Even though he is assessing her gait and strength, she delights in "beating" his speed.
Dr. Kietz always spends a lot of time with our son. He speaks directly to our son, which is wonderful. He is thoughtful and caring.
We were very pleased with Dr. Kietz and his staff. Dr. Kietz has an excellent bed side manor, listened very carefully to all of our concerns and thoroughly explained his thoughts and what our next steps will be. After the appointment my daughter commented that she felt that Dr. Kietz was the best doctor she has every seen, and I agreed.
Dr. Kietz is an excellent doctor. He's very good with my son. He makes sure we understand the medicine prescribed and the diagnosis of the condition before you leave his office.
Dr. Kietz showed interest and care for my child, directing questions to her. He is entirely focused on my daughter while examing her and is never in a hurry. He is a wonderful physician and I am very pleased with him and his care.
Dr. Keitz and his staff do not disappoint! We visit there about three times a year for ongoing care for our daughter and Dr. K always answers our questions/concerns in a way that is easy to understand as well as reassuring. Our daughter always leaves there feeling good and in control of her JIA. Thank you Dr. K and your awesome nurses!
Dr. Kietz is the BEST doctor for us. We adore him and refuse to see anyone else.
Great doctor but wish we received something in writing explaining the visit.
we love Dr keitz. he's a great doctor.
Dr Kietz took time to make our daughter feel comfortable at the appt. He talked with her and showed genuine interest in her. He was very friendly and took time to answer all of our questions. He is very knowledgeable about his profession and very approachable. We are very happy to be seeing Dr Kietz.
Dr Kietz is one of the best Drs I have met
I love Dr. Kietz as my doctor that's why I travel two hours to see him instead of finding someone closer.
Dr. K is the best and we are very happy with the care be has provided in the past 6 years.
Dr. Kietz is a remarkable listener and very empathetic to our son's condition. He directed questions and conversation to our son which is unusual in pediatrics. This way he got our son's perspective first-hand. He spent as much time with our family as needed and addressed all of our concerns.
Dr. Kietz is not only clearly an excellent doctor but he obviously cares about his patients and takes time to listen and answer questions from my daughter and myself, we are lucky to have him.
While it requires taking a day off work for these appointments, I know my son is receiving the best care. Finding Dr. Kietz and this Health System was the best thing for his care. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Dr. Kietz is a amazing doctor he is always kind, respectful, and always shows concern for my son, his treatment! I wouldn't want any one else.
Dr.Kietz is amazing!!!
Dr Kietz is the BEST!
we LOVE Dr. Kietz!
Dr Kietz is truly amazing he is so patient and kind with my daughter. talks to her and truly listens. Always goes above and beyond
Dr. Keitz was awesome!
Our daughter and I have always felt that Dr. Keitz not only does a thorough physical exam each visit, but takes extra time to get to know the patient and what her/his lifestyle. Our daughter is extremely active, and we feel that is taken into consideration when choosing and maintaining her medication. Thank you Dr. Keitz!
very patient and spoke on his level. Addressed my 17-year-old son as well as myself
Dr. Kietz is an exceptional doctor. Both times we saw him he is personable, friendly and courteous. He showed us compassion, empathy and unconditional positive regard for what our family is going through, with multiple illnesses with multiple family members. He took the time to listen and understand what illnesses other family members have, even though they are not his patients. i was extremely impressed. I have worked with many doctors in my 46 years and Dr. Kietz stands out the most. :)
Dr. Kietz is great! Honestly he is best doctor I have ever been to! He actually listens and addresses all my concerns.
Dr. Kietz was exceptional at helping us work through what my child was experiencing. He was knowledgeable, kind, helpful, friendly, and provided us with answers and a treatment plan to help my child get well. While my child was diagnosed with a rare uncureable disease, Dr.Kietz provided us with answers and hope for her future. We feel cared for and hopeful now and that is truly priceless. Dr.Kietz is a gifted and compassionate doctor and we feel lucky to have him in our lives.
The doctor took a lot of time to listen to my concerns and get my full health history. He made sure to convey that he saw me and my husband as well as whole people affected by this condition. He was very caring kind and compassionate. He also looked at my whole health history very carefully to make a decision about what he thought was wrong and how to move forward with treatment. My problems with this visit where that it took over an hour for the doctor to see me after I was placed in the exam room, and when we asked the nurse how long it would be she just replied "it will be a while.". I don't mind waiting a long time to see the doctor but I think that it would be helpful if staff set expectations for the patient when the office is running behind and let us know upfront. That can make a huge difference.
Excellent service. One of my favorite doctors of all in dealing with my children over the years.
Amazing- Dr. Kietz knows what he is doing and how to help each case he sees.
We love Dr. Kietz and always recommend him if someone needs a pediatric rheumatologist.
Dr. Kietz is the BEST doctor our family has ever had!
Dr Kietz is the absolute best doctor my son has ever had!
Dr. Keitz cares more about his patients than most doctors I have encountered.
Dr. Kietz is always amazing! he continues to impress us every visit! He always is so thoughtful to spend time asking about her life aside from her injury and break the ice and make her feel comfortable. As a mom this means so much to me to see he loves kids this much to get to know them and comfort them in conversation. He always is very thorough and spends time with us in evaluation and discussing diagnoses and his approach to healing. He is such a joy to talk to and I always feel he cares and is very knowledgeable. It is quite a Drive and process to get appts. at this dept. & I always feel it was well worth the drive to get such great care. and his nursing staff is always good about getting scheduled for appts. in a timely manner when he needs to see her. I can't say enough good things about Dr. Kietz. Children's Hospital is blessed to have such a wonderful, thoughtful, knowledgeable Dr. who works so well with kids and people.
Dr. Kietz is the best Doctor I've ever had, he genuinely cares about his patients and takes the time to know them beyond their medical conditions. He's a great man with a heart of gold and I thank him sincerely for everything he has done for me.
dr Kietz is wonderful! he is a great clinician and so compassionate!
I was vey impressed with Dr. Keitz. After doing much research on all the specialists I felt his background would best fit my child's needs for care. He is very personable and knowledgeable and works well with the patients and parents. He listened to my concerns as a parent in regards to bio medicines. As a parent it usually takes a couple of visits for feel comfortable with a doctor but with him I knew right after our visit he was the doctor that would be able to help my daughter.
Dr keitz is very knowledgeable, and has a good answer for every question I have. I am a very happy patient and would recommend him to everyone!
We really like our daughters Dr.(Keitz)... He helps us feel at ease with her medical problems and is always there to listen to any concerns or issues that we are having and helps us understand the situation better. The staff at childrens hospital are also very nice and helpful.
Dr Keitz is outstanding and caring doctor
I am never disappointed with the care my son is provided by the team of this department. Dr. Kietz is amazing.
Dr. Keitz was wonderful as he always is. He is attenative to her and her needs. He is a great doctor.
best provider in the world
Dr. Kietz is very thorough. very nice and caring.
we love Dr. Keitz!!!
Love Dr. Kietz, he is caring, informed and kind. He is always willing to listen, takes ample time to discuss your medical history and needs. Would recommend him to anyone!!
Dr. Kietz has a been a trusted provider for a number of a years. He is very kind and always listens to my concerns and provides me with realistic expectations for my treatment.
Our provider is excellent and goes above and beyond the call of duty each and every time we see him. It is an honor to have him as our child's doctor.
Both my daughter and son had their appointments the same day with Dr. Kietz. In my opinion he is probably the best doctor we have ever seen, and we see a lot due to both kids on going health problems. He is compassionate, listens very well, talks to the kids and listens about personal matters, remembers everything from prior visits, and makes you feel all over comfortable. Never seems bothered like some doctor's and always takes his time. The kids absolutely say he is a great doctor.
Dr. Kietz is warm, kind caring and concerned as a doctor. He is also a fine human being.
Dr kietz has been my daughters dr for many years now and the care and concern he shows for her at each and every appointment speaks VOLUMES of the Doctor he truly is, not only is his knowledge in his specialty important but the love he shows these kids is amazing he is such a blessing!
Dr. Keitz is a phenomenal doctor. He is promt to return your phone calls when you have concerns and always makes time to fit you in if you are having any health problems. He definitely gives exceptional care to his patients.
Dr. Keitz is an amazing rheumatologist who has always spent a great deal of time talking to my son about his Lupus. He always talks to my son for his perspective on issues, and always answers his questions. He is the most amazing doctor we have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. He is caring, kind, and compassionate, and has done wonders in keeping my son's Lupus under control.
Dr Keitz was wonderful with my child. he listened to him and me. he was also able to communicate at my level of medical knowledge.
This was our first visit and it went very well. We will be back again next year.
Everyone is always so friendly and professional
Love dr Kietz! Finally a Dr who would listen!
Dr. Kietz was really a truly amazing physician. He was very interested in my son's health, listened to his issues, treated him with utmost courtesy and respect, was interested in my child's activity...etc. I was so very please with the care we have received from Dr. Kietz in the past couple of years! I would highly recommend him, as he was recommended to us, to anyone! thank you so much!
Dr. Kietz was very attentive and spent a great deal of time with my child and us. All of our questions and concerns were answered and he made sure that our daughter understood everything that he was explaining. A wonderful man and physician.
Dr. Kietz is the only doctor I trust with my daughters care.
Dr. Kietz is an excellent physician, very kind and compassionate. He is a tremendous asset for me in my care for several chronic conditions.
Dr. Kietz and the office staff are highly professional, very knowledgeable, compassionate, and excellent listeners. They are very personable, remembering your needs/concerns. It's rare to find a physician that can accurately talk to you about your care without having their nose in your chart. Dr. Kietz is by far the most respectful physician I have ever met and hope to be able to continue with him throughout my lifetime.
Dr. Kietz is the best doctor ever in all ways possible
I could not of asked for a better doctor for my child
I love that the DR. Talked to my child and then to me so that she knows that what she had to say was important. He listen to her and asked more questions and then re verified with me. I feel that is important so that she can explain what she is feeling and the confirming with me to see if I was seeing the same as she was describing.
Dr. Kietz is wonderful and so is his staff
he is an excellent doctor, my son loves coming to this doctor.
we love seeing Dr keitz
Dr.Kietz is AWESOME and we Are Grateful And Pleased !
I have always been very pleased with Dr. Kietz and his staff!!
everything was very good
always above and beyond
The nurses (Tara is who I speak with frequently) are amazing, always answering the phone or returning calls quickly. VERY understanding. The First Year Fellow...Dr. S., so very kind and helpful, very quick to respond. Dr. Kietz is my daughters absolute favorite doctor, he has helped her in so many ways, even inspiring her to pursue a medical career. He is patient, kind and knowledgeable.
Dr. Keitz is an amazing Doctor. Everytime we have seen him, Dr Keitz took his timeto not only talk to me but to my 5 year old son! I have never met a more patient and kind Doctor. He was able to explain to us right away my sons problem and he currentlyis in therapy and getting better.
Very good experience, the only downside was that the appointment started late
Dr. Kietz took the time to understand my current situation and offer input with what would be the best options for my health going forward. He is the kindest, most patient doctor I have ever met with.
excellent care as always and she got a fist bump!!!!
Dr. Kietz is wonderful with our child and always takes extra time to listen to what our child has to say and takes all the time needed to explain everything to us so we understand.
Dr. Kietz rocks.
I love Dr Keith and also his intern Paul.
very kind and intelligent physicians and staff
Dr. Kietz is an excellent listener. On my first visit he asked questions about my entire life and explained problems I had in the past that no one ever gave me explanations as to why things happened. He is so patient, calm, and concerned. I would highly recommend him!
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