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BSN, Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA CRNP MSN, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing Office Pittsburgh, PA
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
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Total Comments: 47
my daughter was instantly put at ease due to staff explaining everything that was going on and explained to her that her condition is common and she is healthy. She did not want to go to this appointment and tried so hard to get out of it, but is now happy she attended.
the doctor was excellent and so friendly!!!!!
This provider is excellent.
she was super pleasant, very patient with us and our child. she spoke to our child and made sure he understood everything also. we was great overall and empathized with us about the bed wetting issue.
She was a very special doctor and Jaylin just loved her
this was our first visit with this provider. we were pleased with the time she took to explain everything and listen to us while developing a course of action to treat our child.
The Doctor was excellent as far as care and questions!
i was seen right away every one there was friendly the doctor Ms. Dana was so nice and explained everything to us in a way we understood and assured us that our son will receive the best care. Answered all questions without us having to ask. made ua feel secure witb knowing our son will need same day surgery but made us feel better buy telling us that the neurologist are parents as well and that our son will be taken care of.
we discussed treatment options and settled on a good plan going forward. I was very satisfied with our visit.
one of the best doctors that I have ever seen for my son
Dana is fabulous!!! Truly an asset to your team!!!
Everyone was very helpful and polite throughout the visit.
She was wonderful! We really felt like the listened and cared and explained why we need to go forward with the treatment
we love Dana!!
my daughter is a new patient because we just moved from NY to Pittsburgh. we were please if the service and the care from all staf. I wish I didn't have to wait 2 months for tha appointment.
Dana Casciato was absolutely amazing. she answered all my questions and was so good about making my 4 year old feel comfortable with his exam. I would highly recommend her to my closest family and friends!!
She was extremely nice and knowledgeable and helped us to understand exactly what our son was going to be dealing with. She made us feel comfortable and our son took to her as well. Definitely recommend her.
My child felt very comfortable with Dana Marie Casciato and she was very helpful explaining everything that I was concerned with.
Dana was amazing. She worked quickly and efficiently with our screaming toddler. She knew he wasn't happy but was able to make a diagnosis and ensure us everything was in working order when it came to his organs.
She was wonderful. She was so patient and gentle with my son who's anxiety was pretty high going in. She was very thorough and explained everything I could have needed without asking. I would not hesitate to see her again and I would recommend her to anyone in need of a pediatric urologist.
We had a wonderful experience in her office. She made my son very comfortable discussing an uncomfortable issue, and we both felt so much better after the exam. She put us both at ease, assured us that his issue is not out of the ordinary, and that it will, in fact, resolve, which was quite reassuring. As we walked out of her office, my son looked at me and said, "She's really nice!"
I am in awe of how attentive and friendly and knowledgeable the care provider was. She listened, paused, and then answered. From her answers, I know she was thinking about my question before answering. I was so impressed that she gave equal attention to my questions as well as my son's questions. Her answers/suggestions provided us with options that we could decide as a family. She was very efficient and comforting while examining my son. I am very impressed by this care provider.
she explained everything in ways that my 12 year old could understand. she was very empathetic to his situation and provided much needed reassurance to him.
Dana Casiato PA was very throughout in her explanation of treatment options & provided encouragement in patient's prognosis. Very knowledgeable on possible treatments & medications. Also provided good instructions for next steps. Thank you!
Dana Casciato was incredible. She was thorough and genuine and took her time to answer all of our questions.
Dana Casciato was so good with our son. She was very engaging and made the whole experience relaxed and comfortable. He immediately responded to her and was comfortable with her (as were his parents!). She was also very knowledgeable and explained things in a clear concise way. I have nothing but positive comments for her! We were very happy with our experience. All other staff, were great. The nurse was also great and engaged with our son very well.
it was a comforting experience in an embarrassing time for my son. the staff were amazing and very calming to talk to. she not only communicated to me but to my son as well and used wording that he understood.
She was honestly better than we ever could have hoped! She gave weight to what my son had to say about his own feelings and really seemed to care. She treated both of us with respect and made an intimidating visit feel comfortable for everyone. I'm truly impressed and so relieved!
she is amazing.
Dana is amazing. she had seen my daughter and now my son and I couldn't be more pleased with our experience. She is caring, quick to respond when I have called her directly and very knowledgeable.
felt very comfortable with the provider she was great
I would highly recommend Ms. Casciato to anyone! She was wonderful with my daughter!
I was very happy with our visit and would highly recommend her to anyone.
I wanted to call someone to express how awesome this Doctor is! This was our first visit with her and she is amazing!!! knowledgeable, great with kids and parents, patient, kind, so good!!!!'
very pleased and would recommend!!!
This was our first visit to UPMC Childrens North and the facility is much bigger than I had expected. Everyone was very helpful and upbeat. I was slightly thrown off when we first walked in, I did not know that we were expected to sign in on the kiosk. I asked another parent in the waiting room who explained the protocol and then I spoke with a very kind woman at the "lab" window who answered my questions. Other than the uncertainty upon arriving, the rest of the appointment went flawlessly and much better than I had expected (as you can see, my expectations were blown away at this appointment!). Ms Casciato was so very nice, understanding and compassionate to my daughter who was nervous to begin with. She set our minds at ease with her detailed diagnosis and treatment plan. I would not hesitate to recommend her and the UPMC facility to anyone in need.
Dana was fabulous. She was sensitive and very supportive throughout a very " awkward " ( to use Noras words ) biofeedback session.
Dana was excellent; extremely helpful and friendly with a great plan of action. We look forward to using her in the future if we need to for our son's needs.
very respectful and receptive to needs of my child
very amazing urologist...eased my mind just by being a listener and providing reassurance
We loved her! She immediately put my fears to rest. She was fantastic with my son who has sensory issues. She made him comfortable and he was able to cooperate with everything needing done! I cannot say enough good things about her.
Dana is amazing and my son was very comfortable with her!
I would like to just say how wonderful Doctor Dana treated my child and me. My child and I had gotten very emotional with the news we were given and she comforted us like we were family. She also took the time to answer all of the questions and concerns I had. She was wonderful and I would absolutely recommend her!
Dana is wonderful. She really took the time to listen to my concerns and explained what I could do to help my son. She also took time to explain what is going on to my son in a way he could understand.
Dana was excellent! Very knowledgeable, very friendly and great interacting with my child. We did have a long wait time in the exam room- approx. 30 min before seeing provider.
She was amazing! it's refreshing to see a doctor who you can tell is truly enthusiastic about working with children. She was a joy to see and eased all of my concern about my son.
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UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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