Gastroenterologist Dr. Irving S. Gottfried relocates to Pittsburgh to join Premier Medical Associates (PMA)

PMA focuses on building better care & creating greater value for patients

PITTSBURGH, PA, September 19, 2011 – Premier Medical Associates, the largest independent multi-physician practice in the Greater Pittsburgh area, has announced that Dr. Irving S. Gottfried has joined the company, adding gastroenterology services to the scope of the growing practice.  

"At Premier Medical Associates, our physicians are focused on providing the highest quality care coupled with efficiency and value for our patients," said Mark DeRubeis, CEO of Premier Medical Associates. "With that goal in mind, we felt it was important to have a gastroenterologist join our multi-specialty group and are very pleased to offer the expertise that Dr. Gottfried brings from his more than twenty-five years of experience in this field."

With board certification from the American board of Internal Medicine for gastroenterology, geriatrics and internal medicine, Dr. Gottfried has relocated from Moline, Illinois, where he was with the Gastroenterology Consultants. Dr. Gottfried will begin accepting new patients in the Premier offices located in Penn Hills, Golden Mile Highway and One Monroeville Center in September of 2011 and can be reached at 412-457-0427.

About Premier Medical Associates

With a focus on building better care, Premier Medical Associates is the largest independent multi-physician practice in the Greater Pittsburgh area. In a healthcare environment of constant change, the physicians at Premier Medical Associates are committed to preventative care and creating value for every dollar a patient spends on healthcare. Premier’s goal is to build a close, long term relationship between patient and physician that will reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and lead to healthier lives.

Formed in 1993, Premier Medical Associates has a team of sixty physicians in ten convenient locations offering eleven specialties that include: asthma/allergy/immunology, cardiology, family practice, gastroenterology, general and breast surgery, hospitalists, internal medicine, neurology, pediatrics, podiatry, radiology and sleep medicine. For more information about our philosophy of healthcare, our team of physicians and our locations, please go to or call 412-457-0060.