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Otolaryngology (ENT)Otolaryngology (Pediatric)
MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA, USA
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
UPMC Children's Hospital of PittsburghUPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
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Total Comments: 82
I felt that Dr. Tobey was too quick to try to pass us off on the Gastro department and if it wasn't for my engaging her that we would have spent even less than the 10 minutes we did have with her.
The wait time was extremely long (1.5 hours), but Dr. Tobey is worth it. We have 2 medically complex children and have seen over 20 doctors at Children's. Dr. Tobey is the most helpful and well informed doctor we have ever seen there. She knows more about other specialties than the doctors in that department know (GI).
It's hard to say, as your with the provider for such a short time. I believe she did really good for the short period of time that she was in the office.
Dr Tobey was very very nice explained everything in terms that my 10 year old understood which helped a lot with everything she was doing. she was wonderful
The doctor we saw was pleasant, knowledgable and professional.
Very upbeat, positive, and personable! Thank you!
She is great! She listened to my questions and contacted me about test results when I was concerned.
Dr Tobey was very friendly and knowledgeable very easy to communicate with I would definitely recommend her to anyone
We waited for Dr. Tobey for over an hour. She only spent 5 minutes with us, and only checked our son's ears and throat. She didn't do anything different than our regular pediatrician does at well visits. She did not seem at all concerned with our issues, nor sympathetic that we have been dealing with these issues for 1 year, since our son was born. She did not listen to our concerns, and just brushed them off. She never directly blamed us, but she insinuated and hinted that he has behavioral issues and it is because he needs to sometimes nurse for comfort. She never even tried to understand our situation and everything we have done and tried with our son. We waited 2 months for this appointment, hoping to get a more extensive exam done on our son by an ENT specialist to see if he has any problems that are causing his poor sleep, poor eating habits, and overall fussiness. Such a huge disappointment and waste of our time.
very friendly. knew my sons medical issues even with this being his first visit.
she is excellent! very professional and very friendly!!
Excellent care! Very knowledgeable physician and staff.
Very patient and kind
We love Dr. Tobey! She s on time always and takes her time answering so we aren't sure how she does it. She answers all questions and is a perfect fit for our family.
listed to us AND our child. amazing doctor
First time seeing this doctod,visit was good
all experiences have been good. Dr. Tobey has been amazing!
Dr.Allison Tobey is the best doctor. A+
dr Toby is the best!! my son loves her! our whole family loves her!!
Dr. Tobey is always kind and polite. I can tell she loves what she does and is always looking out for what's best for the child. I am thankful we have her as a provider.
we love children's and our experience has always been great.
Dr. Tobey and her nurses were very kind especially to the kids.
Dr Tobey was great. This was our first time seeing her. My only regret is that we didn't find her sooner. We couldn't be happier with our entire experience. Our little girl is already breathing and hearing better.
She was very thorough. Answered all my questions. Scheduled surgery that will hopefully help my young child's chronic breathing problems.
everyone one was very nice!!
The wait time was very very long My appointment was 3:30 PM. I arrived 12 minutes early. I sat in the Lobby/waiting room until around 3:45. they took me back to the exam room where I continued to wait until 4:25 I waited nearly 1 hour past my scheduled appointment.
Dr. Tobey is amazing. She is the best in EVERY way. I couldn't ask for anything more.
I think Dr Tobey is excellent. her staff was very good too. I had a problem with the long wait time. our appointment was for 3:15 and the doctor didn't see us until 4:30. this is totally unacceptable.
Wait time was very long.
we were in the exam room for a very long time before we were seen and my son had a couple meltdowns as a result. the overall appointment with his hearing test was a total of 2 hours long due mostly due to waiting.
very professional and proficient
We have been to the ENT office before and our experience with Dr. Tobey was by far the best. She exceeded expectations and we left with a plan in place to successfully treat my son. While I respect the efforts of the previous doctors we've seen, I felt as though we were always leaving with the same "ear drop" band-aid but never explored or resolved the underlying issues. Very productive visit and will highly recommend Dr. Tobey.
We were very happy with the care provided by Dr. Tobbey. She was friendly, knowledgeable, and listened to all our concerns. We went down there worried about our son, and she put our minds at ease. I don't normally fill out these surveys, but wanted to for Dr. Tobbey!
Dr. Tobey is the best! She is excellent in her field and is one of the best Dr.'s we have ever dealt with. We are in good hands with Dr. Tobey.
The nurse, MA, and Dr were amaizing!!
The provider showed care and concern for my child. She listened to what I had to say and quickly put a care plan in place that completely met our needs.
Excellent, friendly, funny, compassionate
Dr. Tobey was wonderful. She explained everything in terms we understood. She was wonderful with my daughter who was very nervous about the surgery.
As always the care that we received was outstanding!!!!!
We were amazed with the whole staff at Children's everyone was beyond helpful and so nice and caring! Thank You all!
Everyone was patient and understanding with my child. They handled everything great!!!
wonderful experience. we were so pleased.
Dr. Tobey was amazing. she was very attentive to my newborn sons needs. the MA who waited on us was amazing as well. When both learned my son has two moms they were incredibly respectful in making sure my wife whom did not carry was a part of this process/appointment and spoke to her as well about his after care.
both the nurse and doctor thanked my child and I for coming on such short notice and for allowing them the opportunity to treat my child, I thought that was wonderful.
only downfall was that we drove 1 1/2 hours, our appointment was at 2:45 was taken to a room at 3:30, he needed to have an ultrasound done only to be told the staff left for the day and the closest upmc facility to us is an hour away!
She seemed in a hurry and spent 2 minutes in the room.
we love dr. tobey!!! she is amazing, caring, and great. this doesn't have to do with her but we waited almost an hour and a half after our scheduled time to see her. that was disappointing but dr. tobey is great.
Really enjoyed the staff and doctor but was very disappointed in the wait time to be seen. It took well over and hour and 15 minutes to see the doctor. That's a long time for an adult, it's a crazy long time for a 6 year old.
Very friendly and knowlegable
Allison Toby was great and made our experience a pleasant and stress free one! She was great with our son and he felt comfortable! If I need a children's ENT doctor again she will be the first and only doctor I will call!
There was a period during the visit where we were prepped for a procedure and told there would be a 10 minute wait for medication to take effect but we ended up waiting about 25 minutes before MD returned. Procedure went fine.
the NP and the MD did the same exact exam on my 1 year old which he hated. It would have been nice to only have to examine his mouth once since he was crying.
Dr. Toby was patient, and definitely listened to all my concerns about both children during our appointment. She gave a list of options and a plan of action. I felt confident in our decisions, and had all the contact information I need for the next 3 months.
Dr. Tobey was amazing. she explained everything in a manner that we could understand. she made us feel very comfortable with the decision we needed to make to move forward in regards to our sons health.
We have been extremely happy with the care provided by Dr. Toby and staff at Children's North as well as the care provided during my son's surgery at Children's Hospital. Excellent in all aspects!
great doctor and bed side manner... wish it didn't take 2 months to get an appointment!
Dr. Tobey was wonderful!! She was very engaging, energetic and easy to talk to - and this was at 5:00 at the end of what I'm sure was a very busy day.
we were very happy with how well Dr. Tobey addressed our needs, and worked with us
We absolutely loved Dr. Tibet. She was wonderful with making us and our daughter feel comfortable. She spent time with us to explain everything and made sure we understood. The nurse Bonnie was wonderful also. We could not have been more satisfied.
Doctor Tobey genuinely cared about the well-being of my daughter. She took the time to listen to ny concerns although they were very minor. She never cut me off from talking, which is rare when I speak with doctors. I appreciated her gentle touch with the procedure and her promptness in relieving her pain. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
Dr. Allison Tobey is the best!
excellent experience and very recommend doctor . thanks for everything!
The wait time is about one hour, which is ridiculous. The doctor did not even wear a white gown when she saw my son. She does not show much patience talking to us.
I know I came to the right place. I feel confident in the treatment plan for my daughter.
The provider was fine but she didn't really seem to care about my concern over my child waking up after the surgery procedure without anyone she knows being there. She kind of brushed off my concern.
I'm happy she did the test I asked for and found a possible answer to my son's problems.
Dr. Toby has an excellent bedside manner and explains things in understandable terms.
Dr. Tobey was excellent. She fully explained my son's problem at the first visit and took immediate action to resolve it. This was his follow up appointment post surgery and he's completely fine now because of Dr. Tobey's care she provided him.
I really like dr Tobey. she's a very good dr. she listened and seemed like she cared a lot. she is very cautious and I love that. she went above and beyond my expectations.
Dr. Tobey was awesome!
she was great! very quick and efficient. wish we didn't have to go all the way to Children's for this appt!
she was great. had a good overall experience
Dr. Toby took the time to explain everything in detail and she listened to all of my concerns. I like how she gave me many options and let me be a big part of the decision process.
nuses are very kind .
I really like Dr. Tobey. She explained what she felt what would be the best course of action and why. She didn't appear to be rushed and she seemed to care about my grandson 's health. I am glad she will be part of my grandson's health team.
The ENT team was wonderful. Dr. Tobey explained everything clearly and really helped my son feel comfortable.
we were very well taken care of
I don't think the nurses or doctor washed their hands in front of me, I may have not seen them use antibacterial gel?
Dr. Tobey and the nurse were excellent. Thank you so much.
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