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MD, Harvard Medical School Boston, MA
University of California at San Francisco San Francisco, CA California Pacific Medical Center San Francisco, CA
University of California at San Francisco San Francisco, CA
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Elissa Baker Gittes, MD, sees adolescent and young adult patients in Oakland and at Chidlren's North. She specializes in eating disorders, menstrual problems, general adolescent health, and is trained in colposcopy to evaluate young adults with abnormal Pap smears. Her medical degree is from Harvard Medical School. She is board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatrics and adolescent medicine. She completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in adolescent medicine at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. She has been published in Pediatrics in Review, Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, and Adolescent Medicine Clinics of North America, among others.
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Total Comments: 24
The doctor spoke directly to my daughter which was great. It was clear that she was great with teenagers and made her feel empowered. Great experience.
Dr. Gittes was a wonderful doctor. Explained things to us in a way we can understand, asked lots of questions which showed interest in really learning about what is going on with her. Overall we think she was excellent.
The doctor showed extreme care and gentleness towards my daughter, making her feel very at ease. She even printed out additional medical information regarding my daughter's issue that further explained things. She showed us that she genuinely cared for my daughter's health and well-being. I even commented to my daughter, "I really like her. She is such a good doctor." She took the time to think through all of my daughter's treatment plans and gave us 3 doctor referrals to get things started.
she is very nice and helpful
The doctor is very thorough and helps my daughter to understand her medical condition and at the same time is very supportive and encouraging.
very personable, knowledgeable and compassionate
wonderful care and respect
great experience wonderful Dr(s) everything explained easily throughly
Everything went good.
the doctor was running almost an hour late for seeing her patience and no one told us
Dr. Gittes spent a lot of time with my child and her concerns. I was very pleased with this visit. I can't say enough good things about Dr. Gittes and her staff. She really makes us feel like she cares.
Dr Gittes is a true professional - she cares about my daughter and our family. She is always willing to answer questions and spend the time needed with us/our child.
Staff made us feel comfortable Provider attentive, concerned, easy to understand for both parent and teen; glad we are in her care.
we really were vey pleased by Dr Gittes. she was a wonderful doctor who listened and respected what we had to tell her. she explained everything in detail to allay any fears. I would highly recommend her to anyone and plan to continue my daughters care in this matter with her.
I was not with my child during this visit. she went back alone. I was a bit surprised that Doctor never asked to speak to me or follow up with me on my daughters visit. however, my daughter did not have any concerns, this was a follow up visit from our I tisl appointment three months ago
Dr. Gittes is a phenomenal doctor. I have a yearly check-up with her for my anxiety medication needs, and she always wants to make sure that I am doing well emotionally, mentally, and physically. She takes the time to know about the specifics of my life, because these are the things that really affect a person's anxiety. She cares a lot, which is very important!
I loved seeing Dr. Girres; she is patient, thorough, and realistic about treatment options.
My daughter had a serious illness and everyone (doctor, nurses, secretaries) were all very helpful and made her feel at ease from our very first appointment to the last one. She has made a full recovery and I don't think she could have done it with out the help from everyone involved, especially Dr. Gittes. We are glad we don't have to see her anymore (for my daughter's fully recovered), but we will miss seeing her and the staff. They are a great team!
She and her staff is incredible!!
We greatly respected the doctor and resident who saw my daughter and will most likely switch pediatric groups to her. The exam was very thorough, which I appreciate. What was difficult, as we had to get back to work for the day, was the wait times before the visit, in-between seeing the nurse asst., the Resident, and Doctor as well as the wait time to get the blood work done. While I appreciate the efficiency in having everything in one place, the wait times were very frustrating. That being said, we will likely return.
Dr Gittes always takes the time needed with our child and also with us - the parents. Also one of the nurses who recognized us spent time with our child
Dr. Gittes is an amazing doctor. I would highly recommend her to anyone. She has helped my daughter to recover from her illness. She has provided us with a network of other counselors and nutritionists that are also wonderful. She is always friendly and knowledgable. She is very considerate of our questions and concerns. We always feel comfortable at her office.
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