Children's Hospital is part of the UPMC family.
Spends Enough Time with You
Recommend This Provider to Family/Friends
Shows Respect to Patients
Explains in a Way You Understand
MD, University of Kerala Kerala , India
New York Medical College Valhalla, NY
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
Molecular mechanisms behind hormone signaling in Sertoli cells
Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and are displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Total Comments: 42
the Dr and staff were very efficient and professional. we were very pleased
The doctor is exceptionally attentive and has an outstanding supportive bed side manner.
Dr. Visawanathan was patient with my 8 year old's frequent questions, spoke privately to me so as not to alarm my child, and explained the medical nuances in plain terms.
There was an assumption that mom was the biological mom and questions asked with child present were not appropriate. For these types of appointments that involve in-depth questioning about pregnancy and family history, there should be an opportunity for the parent and doctor to speak privately before the appointment without the child present. There are situations where the child is adopted and unaware of this.
looking forward to future relationship with provider
The staff as well as phlebotomy made my child feel at easy and explained to her what they were going to do. The staff even treated her "stuffed friends" so that she felt more at easy and not nervous. As busy as the staff was they still took time to talk, explain, and make my child feel comfortable. Great Job!!
excellent doctor and service.
WE love dr Vishwanothan (sp). She is just the best Dr we could ever hope to have.
I couldn't ask for a better health care provider than Dr. Vaswanathan. She's excellent because she cares.
she is very caring and concerned for my health and well being
Dr. V was excellent helped relieved anxiety my son had been feeling and offered good compromise.
Pushpa A Viswanathan was great and we would recommend her to others!
The doctor was very caring and knowledgeable and gave us information regarding her diagnosis that gave us sufficient info to make a good decision
This was our first time visiting the provider. She was wonderful. Took time explaining things to my son on a level that he was able to understand.
My son LOVES this doctor!! She is very patient and understanding even with issues not related to the visit.
Overall very positive experience.
We were glad to find such a knowledgable doctor
Dr. Pushpa went out of her way to consult with my neurologist before even seeing me on a low calcium problem. then hejped get me in her busy schedule to be seen. i Thank her for this.
Appreciated that my child was addressed and acknowledged during the visit even with the level of adult conversation needed
Dr. Viswanathan is wonderful! She truly knows her patients and is very caring - she takes an interest in the whole being of the child not just the diabetes. I recommend her to everyone in our area looking for a provider.
very accommodating for scheduling appointments. very kind and thoughtful when meeting for appointments. connects with child in a meaningful way. very responsive through portal. challenge with responsiveness of care team over phone. seems as though coordination of communication is very siloed within hospital network.
Dr. Viswanathan was patient, sensitive, and reassuring.
Dr. Viswanathan is fantastic.
dr. Viswanathan is wonderful. she is so knowledgeable and friendly! my favorite thing about her is that she really explains the treatment and answers our questions thoughtfully and with good cheer.
This visit was a REFERRAL VISIT from my teen's PCP to rule-out any endocrine disorder possibly being associated with my teen's current health problems (which this visit did). From the time of sign-in until the time upon completion of my teen's visit; everything went smooth and well in our UPMC Office Visit.
Spent vast majority of time during appointment waiting for either the staff or the provider. Spend more time waiting than actually speaking with anyone.
dr. V was very nice and comforting. super lady! wish she was my neighbor
She is clearly very knowledgeable and I appreciate the way that she explains things to me and my son. She puts him at ease, but does not make him feel like a younger child. She is one of the best providers we have seen.
My child visits every three months. we have ALWAYS been treated with the utmost respect and it is obvious how much the entire staff truly cares about my son.
we had a great experience. Dr. was very kind, listened
Doctor was very informative and patient.
My son was had a great experience! He absolutely loved Dr. Viswanathan.
Dr. Viswanathan always takes her time with my son. I never feel rushed. She always listens to our questions and responds with care. I believe she genuinely cares for my son's well-being and goes out of her way to provide quality care for him.
Very concerned and took their time with my son.
great visit, for the first time in a long time my child was comfortable seeing the dr.
Dr. Viswanathan gave very clear explanations and information. I liked that she preferred not to run diagnostic tests (yet) that would expose my daughter to radiation, and I liked that she asked if I was comfortable with a "watchful waiting" approach. I felt very included and empowered about next steps.
I absolutely love our physician! When we went to schedule our next 3 month visit her schedules were full. I would suggest looking at opening up the schedule more than 3 months in advance or the schedulers calling us from a call list. Dr. Viswanathan went out to the desk and was able to open up 2 additional clinic days and we were able to schedule before we left. I recommend her to everyone. She is very caring and knows her patients!
Childrens is An amazing place and I feel like I learn more about my children's conditions each time we come
I was quite pleased with the extra time the provider took to speak to my daughter regarding her mental health. My daughter has been living in a residential treatment facility for the last year and has been very instable. The provider was very encouraging with my daughter.
I give Dr Pushpa Viswanathan the highest respect. she has help my daughter more than I can say in a survey. I am truly thankful! my child was given her childhood back and has return to full health. my daughter now has much to look forward to in life. Thank you Dr Viswanathan!
She took time to address my daughter who is very shy with new people. Thank you.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
With myCHP, you can request appointments, review test results, and more.
For questions about a hospital bill call:
To pay your bill online, please visit UPMC's online bill payment system.
Interested in giving to Children's Hospital? Visit Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation's website to: