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Allergy & Immunology
MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Thomas Jefferson University Medical College Philadelphia, PA
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
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Total Comments: 95
My experience with this particular doctor was excellent.
Dr. Larkin is wonderful with my 5-year-old son. She has been seeing him for four years, now, and is always very kind and caring to my son and me. She listens to all of my many questions, and answers them thoroughly. I appreciate and respect her knowledge and opinion on allergies and how to keep my son safe.
Everyone of our visits with Dr.Larkin has been great.
it was a great experience
very knowledgeable, provided easily understood information, polite and considerate of concerns
Doctor Larkin is professional, empathetic, and extremely knowledgeable.
Dr. Larkin is so kind and knowledgeable. She is great!
love Dr. Larkin & all the staff. great that we can get the appointment in Erie instead of driving to a Pittsburgh office.
Dr. Larkin was extremely informative and helpful. I would recommend her to anyone.
Dr Larkin was fantastic. She was sympathetic to our concerns and came up w a thoughtful plan tailored to our child's needs.
Dr. Larkin is amazing. She explained everything and made sure I understood. She answered every one of the many questions I had and never made me feel stupid for asking them. she didn't seem rushed and spent time with us until everything was answered. she is also very good with my son. I highly recommend her to others.
Dr Larkin was excellent. She really took the time to explain my son's care and treatment.
Dr. Allyson Larkin is the best physician I have had an experience. She creates a plan that includes me as an equal partner. She is easy to communicate with and address all my concerns in a sensitive way. She has helped us with regular visits and unique circumstances when we went abroad. I would recommend her to anyone! The office staff is extremely helpful as well.
We love the care we receive from Dr. Larkin. The only thing that keeps us from recommending this office to others is how challenging it is to get an appointment within even a few months.
Dr. Allison Larkin is wonderful with my son and with us. She always makes sure that she speaks with our son so that he understands his care, including his medications. We feel fortunate to have such a great doctor on our son's health care team.
Dr. Larkin was lovely. I will reccommend her to friends and family in need of pediatric allergy consulting.
Dr. Larkin is a brilliant, caring, and all around outstanding physician. She really cares about my daughter, and was really thoughtful about the way she approached the issue we are having. She talked directly to my daughter (who is 9) and made sure that she understood what was going on and wanted to know what questions she had about her health. My daughter really likes her, and I feel so much better after talking with her. I know we are on the right track right now, and Dr. Larkin is responsible for that. A truly amazing physician.
Very competent, thorough and knowledgeable. I trust her judgment completely. Also gentle and kind which is important for pediatric patients, although the most important aspect the we see her for us her competence and judgment.
Dr. Larkin shows great respect to the child, listens and responds well to parent's concerns.
Dr. Larkin is an outstanding provider. She took more time with me and my son than I expected during her busy day. She has also taken the time to contact/ arrange evaluation with other physicians
Dr Larkin is thorough and explains her plan and rationale clearly.
Dr. Larkin is ver knowledgeable and courteous. Great experience!!
Dr. Larkin is amazing. She is smart, caring and thoughtful. We always have a game plan to move forward when we leave the visit. She is also wonderful with our toddler. We feel truly lucky to have her taking care of our family.
Dr. Larkin is kind, caring, and compassionate. She has a passion for what she does and it is clearly evident when you meet with her.
I had the best experience meeting Dr. Larkin. She put me at complete ease. She was very reassuring when I really needed to hear that. My son has a p/tn allergy and it has been very overwhelming lately. Not knowing if what I have been doing is enough or not enough. Dr. Larkin was great at going over everything again with me and answered every single question I had for her.
Dr. Larkin is amazing
Dr. Larkin is a great listener. She treated my child with respect and concern. She took the time to answer all my questions and never made me feel rushed.
Dr. Larkin is always very nice and courteous with my whole family when we come in. I feel like I can ask any questions and that she will not be bothered by spending the extra time with us.
She is always wonderful.
very Good .
My daughters first visit to Children's Allergy Office. I was impressed from when we got off the elevator (the lady that was helping with the kiosk was friendly and helpful) until her visit was over. Everyone was fabulous except for check out. She acted like I was a bother. Was not a friendly experience. APP during the visit and Reed the respiratory therapist made my daughter so comfortable and made the visit GREAT! LOVED all the hand washing! Allergy nurse that did the testing was fab too!
I do not feel that we got the time spent with my son for his condition. He had to have blood test done and I HAVE TO CALL THE OFFICE TO GET THE RESULTS!!!!! The office should have called me about his results. As much as we pay for health insurance this should not even be an issue. Very Disappointed.
Everyone who took care of my daughter was kind and patient.
I can not thank Dr. Larkin and Dr. Reed ever enough. Dr. Larkin and Dr. Reed are one of a kind Doctors. My son can not wait for his visit to see both of them. Not that they are just great Doctors they are amazing caring people. Always have their smile, their concern. Their staff is amazing especially the one at Pittsburgh office, I had to call few times to get records in order to apply for insurance there were more than helpful. I would like to thank them so much, they all make such a difference.
I feel like she is only concerned with severe cases. just because someone isn't anaphylactic doesn't mean they don't have an allergy. although my child's skin test was clearly positive Dr. Larkin said it wasn't positive enough to cause any concern. I followed her recommendation and gave my child the allergen and she had a reaction.
I always leave these appointments feeling even more positive about my son's care; even though I wish it were not so hard to schedule regular appointments, Dr. Larkin is very much worth the wait.
Dr Larkin always spends a good amount of time with us and makes us comfortable. She is very helpful and kind and knowledgeable about my sons allergies & asthma.
Just loved Dr Larkin. So sweet...so practical...and just overall a lovely person. She provided the course of treatment we were expecting.
The doctor spent ample time with us discussing concerns, health. Our questions were answered and concerns were addressed.
This was our first visit with Dr. Larkin, and she was ABOSLUTELY AMAZING. she was extremely informative, took a lot of time to answer questions and provide me with the information I needed, and she was so gentle and sweet with my daughter. I am extremely happy that she will be my daughter's asthma/allergy doctor.
Dr. Larkin is AMAZING!!! She has helped my son go from being miserable and fighting hives and multi trips to hospital ERs ect to Doing so much better! Have not been to an ER with him since a couple months after starting with Dr. Larkin! Will and Have recommended her! The office staff is also AMAZING and everyone is so very friendly!!!
I wish all doctors were as attentive, professional, and relatable as Dr. Larkin.
It was our first time meeting Dr. Larkin and we really liked her and feel comfortable proceeding with her as our allergist for our son.
Dr. Larkin is amazing, thank you for all of your help. I can not remember the ladies name that took our information and stayed in the room with Dr. Larkin, even though she introduced herself, she was was also very friendly and concerned with helping my daughter.
Great visit with Dr Larkin! We barely sat down in the waiting area when we were called back by the nurse. Dr Larkin encouraged us to ask questions about my son's allergy She took time to listen to our concerns and answered each of our questions thoroughly. She even demonstrated the use of epinephrine auto injectors....no doctor has ever done that with us. It was our first appointment at this office but, so far, we like her a lot.
Both the Nurse Practitioner and the Provider were excellent and thorough. Definitely made the right decision by switching allergists to Dr. Larkin. Extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The best care we've gotten.
great appointment felt my child needs were taken seriously
Dr. Larkin was very nice and obviously a great physician. The timeliness was not great, especially if the office is already behind for a 9:30 visit. We didn't see a doctor until close to 10 and I wasn't out of the office until a little after 11 for (I think) a pretty routine allergy visit.
It was our first time meeting Dr. Larkin. She was wonderful! She was helpful and andwered all of the questions we had regarding our son's food allergies.
as far as allergists go, we were surprised at how behind the times the approach was. we were hoping the approach would be more aggressive and the doctor would be more knowledgeable about the latest advances in allergy medicine. she knew less than we did. she also wouldn't give our son and flu shot and said to make another appointment in October. we were underwhelmed and will keep searching for a better allergist.
Dr. Larkin was extremely polite and genuine. She answered all my questions and is being very thorough for my child's care.
Our visit with Dr. Larkin was so helpful. She answered all of our questions fully and included our opinions in the treatment plan. She shared research and guidelines she was using in her opinion and made sure we understood risks and benefits before helping us come up with a plan of care for my child's allergy.
Dr. Larkin was very accommodating and helpful. She did the allergy testing that day and provided us with all that we needed to be comfortable. Great attitude and conversation.
Dr. Larkin is always so kind and understanding of all the questions we may have
Excellent experience as always.
There were some slight issues at first but i called in and then the Dr called and talked to me about everything that was discussed
everyone treated him like he was there own son!!!!!!!
Having an 8:30 am appointment and being asked to be there by 8 am, then not being seen until closer until 9 was a bit frustrating. However, when I did see the Dr., we had her full and complete attention
Excellent experience with Dr Larkin. Love her!
my child was treated efficiently and kindly. his pain was minimized and everything was explained to him directly.
I appreciated everything that Dr. Allyson Larkin did as far as the care that she provided to my child. The was she talked with and explained things to me about him, his care and what to look for and what to do during and afterwards.
Dr. Larkin is simply the best! She's down to earth, personable, and treats everyone with respect. The only negative is that it seems it is extremely hard to get an appointment with her on short notice. Please hire more staff like Dr. Larkin.
I specifically asked to see Dr Larkin. I trust her to do what is best for my child. She is very knowledgeable and kind. She listened to my many questions and answered everyone- and she never made me feel stupid about asking.
We were late to our appointment due to traffic and the team helped squeeze us in. we were so grateful as we wanted to find answers for the allergic reactions that she experienced. The visit went smoothly and tests were completed.
Dr Larkin is wonderful! very knowledgeable, great bed side manner, acknowledges parent concerns and answers questions appropriately and thouroughly.
Outstanding physician, She is the best care giver. I highly recommend her.
Excellent doctor. Dr. Larkin is the best!
had a very good experience
Amazing attention and care provided by both Dr. Larkin and Dr. Beckman (sp?). All of our questions were thoughtfully explained and the approach to ongoing care was arrived at taking into consideration our thoughts/ideas.
very nice and helpful . answered our questions and involved us in the decision making
It was a waste of time. The doctor read a previous blood work ordered by my PCP. She then said there was nothing left to do. I asked about other allergies like peanuts, dogs, cats, etc. She then wrote an order for it. The doctor had no plan of care for my son. She then had the nerve to ask if I wanted to come back in three months with my wife to just "talk." The appointment was a waste of time.
We saw Dr. Larkin for a check-up regarding my son's food allergies. he tested negative for his former allergies during the scratch test, but Dr Larkin ordered bloodwork and a food tasting in the hospital to be sure he is now free of these allergies. I was very impressed with all the precaution taken since food allergies can be so serious. I appreciate how gentle and kind Dr. Larkin and all the nurses were with my son.
very good staff and team. my child felt safe and secured.
Dr. Larkin and all the asthma/immunology staff go above and beyond with the level of care provided at each visit.
the dr went above and beyond what I could have hoped for. she called other dr offices to answer my question about a test that was ran because of her concern of his breathing which was not even why we were there she did a great job in carrying for my son.
Dr Larkin is very thorough and listens to all concerns. She is able to provide a plan of care in the event any asthma issues arise in the future. We are very pleased with our visit/s with Dr. Larkin.
Dr Larkin, Dr.Reed are the best dr i ever seen
outstanding care and attention.
LOVE Dr. Larkin. She spoke to my son in a way that he was able to understand and able to participate in decision making regarding his care.
Dr Larkin cares very much about her patients. She listens very careful to our concerns and want us to be part of the process.
very short wait time, nurses were super friendly and caring, doctor was awesome!
Dr. Larkin is an excellent doctor and she know her patients and medicine that she prescribes. My experience with my doctor and her nursing staff was very good excellent
Our son had been seeing Dr LArkin for years. She takes time with him and addresses care and concern - always on time, friendly and he gets a sticker :) We would highly recommend
from the first time we have been to the office, we continue to get wonderful service. dr larkin continues to provide my son amazing treatment, caring about him and his health as if he was in her family. we could not ask for a better allergist and nursing staff.
I appreciate individualized consideration when my son's test results don't "fit the norm" or come back as expected.
Dr. Alyson Larkin is a wonderful person and doctor. Not only did she see my daughter while she had no office hours but she called us directly to check on my daughter over the weekend. I have never experienced such a high level of concern, compassion, or personal investment with a doctor. She is truly a gift to her field and an asset to the hospital.
Dr. Larkin is wonderful! She is thoughtful, caring, and smart. She makes her thinking transparent and we always leave with a game plan. We feel very fortunate that Dr. Larkin is caring for our boys.
Everyone at Children's are always amazing, even though we have to drive over an hour to get there, it is worth the drive.
Dr. Larkin is amazing!!! We have seen her yearly and always feel like we have left the visit accomplishing everything we need to. She is always understanding and helpful!
love dr Larkin
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