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About Dr. Alka S Palekar

Dr. Alka S Palekar, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Pittsburgh, PA. She has 53 years of experience. Her specialties include Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology and Internal Medicine. She speaks English.

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Primary Address

Upmc Presbyterian Hospital

200 Lothrop St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Specialties

Dr. Alka S Palekar has the following 3 specialties

  • Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology
  • Cytopathology

    Similar to what pathologists do, cytopathologists analyze specimens in a lab to help your doctor diagnose your condition. However, cytopathologists primarily analyze cells from tissues, tumors and lesions in order to detect disease, whereas pathologists primarily focus on bodily fluid samples.
    The most common example of this is pap smears, which cytopathologists use to detect and study the precursors to cervical cancer in women. Additionally, they help oncologists detect blood cancers and blood disorders. You can think of all pathologists as a type of lab consultant for doctors. You consult with your doctor and then he or she often consults with a pathologist who uses lab testing to confirm what they suspect your condition might be.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Expertise

    9 Expertise

  • Physical
  • Weight Loss
  • Breast Cancer
  • Check-up
  • Vaccination
  • Immunization
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Heartburn
  • Weight Loss (non-surgical)

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  • Education

    53 Years Experience

  • Grant Medical College

    Graduated in 1965

  • Atlantic City Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Alka S Palekar accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Upmc Presbyterian Hospital, 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh, PA
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