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MD, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine San Juan, PR, Puerto Rico
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, LA
Maria Ines Clavell, MD, is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She joined the hospital staff and the medical school faculty in 2000, following two years at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she was as an assistant professor of pediatrics.
Dr. Clavell, who was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Tulane University. Following graduation, she attended the University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine, where she earned her medical degree. Dr. Clavell completed a three-year pediatric residency at the Louisiana State University Affiliated Hospitals in New Orleans. She also completed a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology in the Louisiana State University/Tulane University program.
Dr. Clavell’s clinical interests include pediatric nutrition and general gastroenterology. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and its subboard in pediatric gastroenterology, and by the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists.
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Total Comments: 45
we thought at the beginning of the appointment that we were referred to the right place and doctor. however we ended up w a lot of basic / parenting a baby information and made to feel like our daughters care was unimportant because she wasn't an emergency case. we left with zero answers or plan after a lot of talking. I would have preferred her to just tell us she didn't know, but was going to find out what was wrong instead of "just followup in 2 months"
Our experience with the entire gastro clinic was very positive. Everyone was helpful, listen about my concerns for my son. Also, Dr. Clavell understands my concerns. Also she didn't put him on another future schedule for further testing.
Dr Clavell is a great doctor. Very professional. Always kind and attentive. My frustration comes in seeing her for so many years and still not having an answer to why my daughter stomach is always sick.
Dr. Clavelle always makes us feel comfortable. She listens to our concerns. She puts my young daughter at ease, who is anxious at doctor's offices. She washed her hands AND cleaned her stethoscope before touching my daughter. She is a good doctor.
We have always had great experiences with UPMC McGee's Women's Children's Hospital in Erie, PA everyone goes above and beyond to make sure that we are taken care in a timely manner. They are all extremely caring to myself and my children.
my son really like that Dr. Clavell talked to him directly and made sure he understood everything she was talking about, the reasons behind the testing she was ordering, and made sure he was very comfortable during her exam. We both really liked her.
We love Dr. Clavell! She listened to everything my son had to say....she was very attentive to his concerns. She was very reassuring through this difficult illness. We are so lucky to have her as our doctor!
doctor was very attentive to all our concerns
job well done keep up the great. work
Dr clavelle is very kind and thorough. feel confident in her treatment. The only negative issue I have with her and her associates that they listen to what the parent is telling them. my child had several other medical problems but my concern with these problems weren't addressed on our hospitalization last year. I was very frank with Dr. Clavelle about this but feel the physicians need to listen to the parents.
Dr. Clavell is more than a professional. She was running behind schedule but never made us feel rushed when asking questions. She took her time and allowed us ample opportunity to ask questions and discuss them.
we love her! she takes everything in I am saying and shows concern and a way for her to get better .
Dr Clavell is a great doctor. she takes the time to listen and explain things to you. makes you feel at ease.
We had great care
the Erie office was very nice. Pittsburgh as well from years ago. Dr clavelli is wonderful.
Dr. Clavell is very attentive and caring.
Dr. Clavell is a wonderful, compassionate doctor. She listens well, and is very good with kids. I would recommend her to all of my friends and family.
no follow through- she said her office would be sending a new formula fir my daughter. it's been 2 weeks and we've heard nothing. She also didn't order any testing just offered her opinion
we gave seen this provider for 12 years and normally have very good, helpful visits. This visit was not the norm.... I did not feel listened to.
Dr. Clavell listens to our concerns about our daughter and customizes treatments that are doable for our situation. She adheres to impeccable hand hygiene before and after examining patients.
Even though other patient issues come up ahead of our appointment time, Dr. Clavell still took the time to listen to and answer all of our questions. And apologized for the delay, but was understandable.
Dr. Clavell has provided amazing care for my daughter. She is an excellent listener, takes plenty of time with us, makes suggestions for treatment and allows us to be a part of the process. I have been very impressed with her knowledge, "bedside manner," and recommended treatment options.
good job keep up the great work
dr clavell spent a lot of time listening and talking through the complex decisions made in regard to our son's gi care.
Dr. Clavell is WONDERFUL. Very informative, and takes as long as needed to help understand things that are going on with my boys. She takes care of 2 of the 3 boys I have. I would recommend anybody I know to see her.
Dr. Clavell was very kind and took time to go over the notes I had made on my daughters symptoms. She was very thorough in her exam and made appropriate recommendations. She talked to my daughter in a way that made her feel comfortable during the visit. I will (and have already) recommend her to moms who have a child with a GI problem.
experience was great
I was asked to be at the appointment 30 minutes early. I arrived 40 minutes early, but was not taken back to the room until 35 minutes after my scheduled appointment and that was only after I spoke up.
Very good at explaining the next steps of treatment.
excellent provider. Dr Clavelle is a fantastic doctor!
very good experience . we live in Butler , Pa . but drove to Erie because it was the earliest available appointment . love the doctor , office staff very good .
we always have a great experience when we visit Dr Clavell office. the staff is great and Dr.Clavell takes the time to listen and talk to you. we appreciate all she is doing for my son.
Outstanding - Dr. Clavelltook more time than I think any doctor ever has in my experience to listen to us, explain in detail and provide a roadmap for future attention to the issue we came in to see her for. She asked the right questions to get to the root-cause, was caring, thoughtful, well experienced and extremely professional. All-around pleasing and relaxing experience
Dr clavelle is wonderful! I am dissatisfied I scheduled the apt immediately after my son's admission in February & we had to wait until May for the apt. additionally, my apt was cancelled & rescheduled because of scheduling errors. I was agreeable to scheduling at any location & any GI MD & still waited months.
Dr. Clavell was excellent.
Dr. CLAVELL IS SUCH A GREAT DOCTOR! MORE DOCTORS NEED TO BE LIKE HER.
Excellent care & great hand washing.
Her doctor really listened and restated/summarized my report/concerns about my daughter's health issue, so I really felt like we were on the same page. She was not rushed. She was very engaging with my four year old daughter. She answered all of my questions thoroughly. I am so thankful we found Dr. Clavelle. We have had very negative experiences with other doctor's regarding my daughter's G.I. Issue. They had gone as far as suggesting her problem was behavioral when it clearly was not, and minimized her symptoms. I feel comfortable and secure with Dr. Clavelle, that my daughter's reflux will be managed, so that she can eat and sleep and go about the business of being a happy and healthy four year old girl!
Dr Clavell is a wonderful and compassionate person and physician. She was atentative to both myself and my daughter. The staff was organized and friendly.
Dr. Clavell was very thorough and patient in her examination. She explained every aspect of her proceedings and of my sons condition. She listened intently and answered our questions thoroughly. We did not feel rushed. Dr. Clavell showed empathy and caring through the entire visit. Dr. Clavell was very sensitive to my teenage sons privacy and very respectful towards him. I am very pleased with Dr. Clavell and will request her for any future visits. Dr. Clavell is an excellent model for physician conduct and patient care.
This was our first visit with Dr. Clavell, who was extremely thorough in familiarizing herself with our daughter's records, in her examination and likely diagnosis, and in communicating information to us. She was very caring and even called the imaging center back in Erie herself when confusion arose as to what test she was ordering.
Always a good experience with Dr. Clavell!
Great visit! Very pleased.
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