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MD, University Hospital Frankfurt Frankfurt, Germany
Saint Louis University School of Medicin St. Louis, MO
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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: 152
excellent service, as always
Dr. Kietz is always very thorough & detailed with his appointments. He listens and cares about not only the physical well being but emotional well being of his patients.
He cares for more than your health. He asked about school, work, everyday life. He tries to make your disease and life style work together so you can continue on being YOU, not defined by a rheumatoid disease.
Dr. Keitz is the best doctor. He is responsible for my good health and ability to live a normal life.
I've been sick (diagnosed with an autoimmune disease) since the Fall of 2008, and I started to see Dr. Kietz in the Fall of 2012 for my bone marrow transplant. After the transplant was over with, I moved back home to Michigan and was under another rheumatologist's care at the University of Michigan. I have had/seen doctors from the Cleveland Clinic, University of Michigan, Mayo Clinic, University of Miami (FL), and UPMC; I can easily say that Dr. Kietz is the most kind-hearted, knowledgeable, personable, and charismatic doctor that I've had taking care of me. I have noticed quite a drastic fall in the care provided from pediatric rheumatologists/doctors to adult rheumatologists/doctors as I've gotten older, which was why I requested to come back and see Dr. Kietz. I know that he cares about my quality of life, my future, and my mental/emotional/physical well-being. He is never rushed when he is seeing me for an appointment and he is sure to let me speak my mind and my concerns so that he knows how to respond appropriately and take appropriate action to help make me feel better. During times when I'm most vulnerable due to my physical health and when I'm at my weakest, I'm so blessed to have Dr. Kietz there to try and figure out what's going on with me. He's an incredible doctor and an even better human being.
This was my first visit with him and we spent plenty of time discussing my previous diagnosis. I like that he took time and listened and asked questions.
Dr kietz is a very compassionate and caring doctor. He is very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him as a doctor.
always a positive experience at this office. dr Kietz is amazingly compassionate, knowledgeable, and takes ample time with patients. the staff is always friendly and efficient as well.
Dr. Kietz has always been courteous and empathetic toward my son and myself. He takes the time and listens to concerns and then give a his recommendations. We trust his expertise and appreciate his honesty. My son is a teenager and he looks forward to his appointments and seems to enjoy the amount of understanding he receives from Dr. Kietz. Since my son is typically quiet, it is wonderful to see him in this atmosphere and opening up the way he does. I am grateful for Dr. Kietz.
Excellent experience. always feel well cared for and respected after a visit with him.
I appreciate that Dr. Kietz takes the time to discuss Matelyn's overall health and well being as part of the exam and he really listens to her responses.
Dr. Kietz always takes time to talk with my daughter and makes her feel comfortable during the office visit.
Dr. Kietz is an amazing Dr. He is very thorough and he takes his time with each patient. We never feel rushed and he always remembers us and even key things about our daughter even if it's been 6 months since the last visit.
We love Dr. Keitz, he is kind and caring. His fellow (Dr. Daniel Glaser) was also the best I have seen so far! He addressed our concern's and explained things in a way both my son and I could understand.
Dr Keitz is the best, he listens to our concerns and helps us to make the right decisions for Nick's care. Also he takes the time to interact with Nick which makes him comfortable to talk to.
Dr. Kietz is the best doctor that I see. He is thoughtful and listens to everything you say and makes sure he covers your entire health history before examining. He then makes thoughtful conclusions based on both your physical exam and discussions you have together and makes sure that everything is easy to understand for you. He truly cares about giving you the best care possible and does not judge or have a superiority complex that many doctors I have seen. He is truly amazing!
Dr. Keitz was wonderful. I have worked in the health care field, and I have never seen a Doctor take as much time with a patient as he did. I felt like he had all the time in the day. Listen when I spoke, very empathetic.
We love Dr. Kietz! He truly cares about my son. He truly advocates for his patients.
Dr. Keitz was extremely relatable with my son and spent time listening and understanding all he has been through. I was extremely pleased with his professionalism, personable nature, and his genuine desire to help my child. He offered hope that we have not seen or heard of locally. Thank you Dr. Keitz.
What a wonderful doctor! He always gives such great care!
Dr. Kietz is a wonderful doctor.
Dr. Keitz is the best Doctor at UPMC !
Love Dr Kietz
Dr.Keitz is the best thing that ever happened to my daughter. He takes the time to listen to her and make sure she is happy with how her health is progressing. He makes sure she is a part of her improving health and that she is in charge of the decisions and medications so that her health continues to improve. We appreciate his knowledge and kindness at every visit. It is truly a pleasure every time we see him.
He has this natural ability to engage the child all the while examining the joints/movement at the same time! We love him!
Dr. Kietz is wonderful
The doctor took my child's fatigue as a real problem, he did not just say, they are on their phone to much and should exercise more.
We were very pleased with our doctor visit today. It was an initial visit and the doctor took extra time with us and our son to get information on symptoms and give diagnosis.
Excelleny experience, as always
Dr. Kietz is very thorough and explains everything clearly! We would highly recommend him!
Super doctor and staff.... always very knowledgeable and attentive to both the parents and child! highly satisfied
he is an awesome doctor for my kids
I asked some questions that didn't pertain to my child's specific health condition and the doctor answered and gave me suggestions.
excellent dr. amazing staff and always helpful and makes my daughter feel important and cared about
dr. Keith is an amazing doctor that shows complete professionalism along with compassion, care and concern.
Dr Kietz always takes time to talk to our daughter and we never feel rushed. He always takes our questions seriously and explains things easily. We are so happy with our care.
we love Dr. Keitz & Childress Hospital
Dr Kietz is an amazing doctor and I would recommend him to everyone! Even though my daughter is only two, he speaks to her, which in turn makes her trust him. He answers all of my questions and never makes me feel stupid or like he doesn't have time to answer my questions. I trust him completely with my daughter.
Our care provider, Dr Kietz, is wonderful! Although we had a little longer office wait than normal he takes his time with each patient/parent....worth the wait!! All questions answered and explained. Very pleased, very blessed!
Love Dr. Kietz
Best doctor ever. Best medical office ever.
He was wonderful, caring and is easily able to speak both to kids and parents.
My son loves to visit with Dr Keitz WE have never had a bad experience here
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.
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.
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.
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 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. 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 is the BEST doctor for us. We adore him and refuse to see anyone else.
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!
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 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 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 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!!!
we LOVE Dr. Kietz!
Dr Kietz is the BEST!
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!
very patient and spoke on his level. Addressed my 17-year-old son as well as myself
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
Dr. Kietz is warm, kind caring and concerned as a doctor. He is also a fine human being.
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 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.
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