Dr. Birgit Rakel M.D.
Family Practitioner111 S 11th St Suite 6215 Philadelphia PA, 19107
Dr. Birgit Rakel is a family practitioner practicing in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Rakel specializes in comprehensive health care for people of all ages. In addition to diagnosing and treating illnesses, family practitioners also put focus on preventative care with routine checkups, tests and personalized coaching on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Rakel possesses immense general knowledge on maintaining health and today, family practitioners provide more care for the underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty.
Education and Training
Freie Univ Berlin, Med Fak, Berlin, Germany 1988
CharitÈ-Universit‰tsmedizin Berlin Medizinische Fakult‰t
Family MedicineAmerican Board of Family MedicineABFM
- High Cholesterol
- Vascular Disease
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