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University of Pittsburgh Medical School Pittsburgh, PA University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
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Total Comments: 161
Dr. Mares treats patients with respect and is thorough. I feel conifent in his level of care.
First visit to Drr. Mares, great job
I felt Dr. Mares provided me with more info about my condition/problem in the hour spent with him than others I had been doctoring with for the past two weeks. Dr. Mares definitely knows what he's doing & I'm so grateful he is confident he can help me instead of just managing my pain. the fact that he had a plan for my care relieved tremendous stress from me which in turn relieved some pain.
very informative regarding what the next procedures might be necessary or available to help with the knees.
I've always liked Dr. Mares, but I felt very rushed during this appointment and guided toward procedures before having a full conversation about everything. This visit was completely focused on my knee and I would have liked to have had a more extensive conversation about my foot. While we did touch on the foot and possible procedures for it, time seemed to be a greater concern than I was.
excellent caring provider
Impressed not just with thoroughness but did X-rays examined and explained all in one reasonable visit
This team is amazing. best ever. The coordination between the doctor and the physical therapist was just stunning. Great work.
I think the world of Dr Mares. He is very thorough, caring and listens. He also was quick to diagnose an underlying issue and make the proper referral to a specialist.Sue- the MA, couldn't be better at her job! I love going to my appointments becuase of these two!
Very satisfied with my office visit
Dr. Mares is an excellent doctor and I would see him for all my orthopedic needs and would definitely recommend him
I appreciate Dr. Mares apologizing for having me wait. He didn't skip over it our make it seem that my time did not matter. Thank You.
Dr. Mares is as professional as anyone can be.
dr mares is a first rate provider of care
Dr. Mares was receptive and easy to communicate with. Not dismissive at all regarding questions I had. This isn't my first rodeo with my knee(s) and I want to know my options. I believe in being included in the process. On my first visit with Dr Mares, he had a shadowing intern with him and deftly handled both my questions, and his own process of instruction with the intern. Having had long experience with training myself, I felt in good hands and will certainly attempt to continue (as needed) any treatment with Dr Mares. "Go Pitt!"
Dr Mears is the best orthopedic doctor he listens to you and explains things in detail
excellent care and patience
Always a good experience, I've been coming for about three years. Have been satisfied with my visits.
Dr. Marves and his associates are excellent.
Dr. Mares was very thorough and explained things clearly. He also followed up that evening with a phone call to let me know the results of the MRI, instead of waiting until my next appointment.
excellent PE tailored to problem at hand
Dr.Mares is Aces, the Best when it comes to orthopedic knowledge and care.
This was the first time I met this care provider, but they were very helpful and welcoming. After knowing that my previous doctor had moved out of state, I definitely felt reassured by the treatment I received from all of the staff involved.
I appreciate that Dr Mares as well as the resident listened to me describe my situation...still asked questions and were careful to discuss potential causes.
Dr. Mares is outstanding. Being in the medical profession and a Type A personality, I could not speak more highly of him. Professional, knowledgeable and excellent bedside manners.
I have never been prouder to be a UPMC employee then when I left UPMC Sports Medicine. From the time I arrived, to the time I left, everyone I encountered was beyond friendly and helpful. The receptionists, x-ray technicians, fellow, the athletic trainers, and Dr. Mares made this one of the best customer service experiences I've ever had. It definitely made me proud to know that this is the type of care that we as an organization provide to our patients every day. This is my first experience going to a doctor at UPMC and I firmly believe that every provider team should follow the example of Dr. Mares and the rest of his staff.
Always listens to my issues/concerns and provides excellent feedback and care.
I found the entire staff very polite, courteous and respectful. I am very pleased with my visit and extremely pleased with the results so far.
He was nice but I feel he should have spent more time with me and listen to my physical complaints
Great experience with the doctor & staff in a not so favorable injury.
excellent experience, keep up the good work
Dr. Mares has been my doctor for many years, I have always appreciated how attentive he has been to my concerns. He treats his patients like they are people and not just a number. It is truly hard to find a physician that cares as much as Dr. Mares does. I will continue to see him as a patient as well as refer everyone that I know to him. It is truly a pleasure to be his patient!
Dr Mares was absolutely wonderful!!If and when I ever need orthopedic care again it will definitely be him. my entire experience, from check in to check out was great!Dr Mares and associate represent UPMC excellently! Thank you
Dr. Mares is wonderful. I saw him in a different office ten years ago, and he was so caring and helpful that his name stuck with me ever since. When I heard Dr. Hagen was leaving the practice, and that Dr. Mares would be an option, I jumped at the chance. He provided some great solutions to help my ankle pain, ones that I was previously unaware of. He's really easy to talk to, and really listens to his patients.
Outstanding doctor as he has great listening skills and then provides excellent advice. A really nice person.
very attentive, understood the problem and determined to help us move forward
dr mares is the best myself and my dgt see him and I highly suggest him to anyone. he is kind and very intelligent.
Dr. Mares addressed all my concerns and involved me in the treatment plan decisions and was really good at explaining the problem and did full physical exam to diagnose the exact problem.
The nurse Sue was very pleasant and helpful. Dr. Mares is always so pleasant and prompt and knowledgeable. He explains everything and makes you feel assured that you are getting excellent care.
UPMC Sports Medicine and Dr. Maares were both excellent.
Dr. Mares is an excellent orthopedic physician. He is knowledgeable ... professional ... and helps you make good decisions about your care ... and does it in a very pleasant way! I would never hesitate to recommend him.
Dr. Mares was excellent and would recommend him to anyone!
Dr. Mares is a fantastic doctor! I'd recommend him to anyone that needs any kind of orthopedic help.
Dr. made sure I was scheduled for MRI ASAP as he knew I lived out of town
Very impressed with Dr. Mares' thoroughness and thoughtfulness.
Everyone I interacted with clearly knew their stuff. But, it was even more impressive how much they focus on the patient experience. Something to be proud of.
Outstanding service - great care
absolutely loved this staff. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.
I was happy with my experience every time I came there
Dr. Mares is a great guy and an excellent doctor
this was a drug-treated orthopedic matter, the Dr and staff were excellent, efficient system. The only delay was waiting for the wholesale pharmacy to deliver the medicine to the doctor.
Dr. Mares is very kind and considerate - and glad I found him for my problem. Also the staff is great.
He is an outstanding doctor with an excellent game plan to determine the cause of the pain. Very polite and generally a great person. UPMC should be very proud to have him on your staff.
Nursing staff and Dr. Mares were all very caring and professional. My experience was absolutely one of the best I have had at UPMC.
I have had the best exprerience with Dr Mares. I feel he really cares about his patients and has provided me with many options to solve my problem with my knee. He is so easy to talk to and really listens to your concerns. Dr. Mares is one of the best doctors I have come in contact with.
Dr Mares is a very nice and compassionate Dr. I have and will send people to him for care.
Dr. Mares was very personable, considerate, and knowledgeable. I was really impressed with the care he took in making sure his understudy understood every thing he was doing/saying! Very kind and professional!
always available and responsive
My experience was superb.
I appreciate the collaborative relationship/discussion regarding my healthcare needs/issues.
best knee injection that I have ever had
My visit was very pleasurable. I was seen quickly and the focus was on getting me the pain relief that needed. However, Dr. Mares and Dr. Benjamin also took the time to discuss long term treatment of my condition, which I very much appreciate.
I have only had good experiences with Dr. Mares. He has explained everything clearly to me and has told me to call in a few days to follow up or if I felt I wanted physical therapy. He gives me his best judgment and allows me to make the decision.
This was our first visit with Dr. Mares - he was absolutely everything we could ask for in a Doctor. Dr. Mares explained everything very thoroughly to myself and child in terms that we could understand and relate to. He reassured my child in answering all of her questions and concerns.
Dr Mares is the best!
Dr Mares and the radiology team were the best.
Dr. Mares is excellent, I wouldn't want any other orthopedic surgeon taking care of me. He totally has his patients first and foremost when it comes to your care.
Dr. Mares is a phenomenal physician. Not only are his diagnostic skills and his medical knowledge astounding, he is a beet pleasant and caring individual. My sports related injury is subacute at best and he has treated me with respect for my concerns and for the pain that I am experiencing. I couldn't have asked for a better experience at a doctor's office.
superb doctor and am grateful for his attention
wonderful Doctor. diagnosed my problem quickly. should be given a raise.
Awesome. Extremely knowledgeable with a great bedside manner. Excellent doctor!
Simply stated, I was absolutely impressed this provider and the entire organization.
At my appointment, I was first seen by a resident or fellow, whose name I unfortunately do not recall. He gave his assessment of my concerns. He was thorough and very kind. Then Dr Mares came in the room and the two of them showed me my xrays and conducted an ultrasound. I liked how they explained everything they could see in my xray and ultrasound. It felt like we were a team trying to solve my problem. I've never had a doctor give me so much attention and time and make me feel so valued and respected.
I received really good care
Dr. Mares and staff were amazing very friendly and courteous
Dr. Mares and his team were outstanding.
He is readily available and answers my questions in a timely manner. "Not stuffy" friendly and definitely there for me.
Dr Mares was very helpful with questions I had about my knee problems. He also recommended a doctor that could help me with a toe issue.
Dr. Mares is an excellent orthopedic dr. an excellent human being and just a great person.
Dr. mares is great.
First time visit with Dr. Mares and he was great. He was clear and helpful. x-ray people were excellent and his nurse was very polite and knowledgeable and helpful.
Dr. Mares epitomizes patient-centered apptoach
Dr. Mares has a great bedside manner and very interested in helping his patients to the best of his ability. He is one of your "gems" and I hope everyone sees and values him for that.
I have had this provider before, that is why I returned again. I have also referred friends to this provider. He is very informative and detailed on what the options were for me.
My experiences with Dr. Mares and/or staff has been excellent. The staff has been knowledgable, attentive and caring. Dr. Mares has put together a great staff. I feel confident in his direction of my care.
DR. Mares provided me with a concise,courtious,and understandable diagnosis and discussed treatment until my follow up visit,
Dr. Mares is phenomenal and I would highly recommend him to anyone I know
Dr. mares is an excellent Doctor
Dr. Mares is always very thorough and upbeat and helpful. He takes the time to explain what he thinks is going on in my knees and what the best plan is to move forward. He also listens to me.
DR. MARES WAS CARING, RESPECTFUL, CONCERNED, HAD AN APPROPRIATE SENSE OF HUMOR, LISTENED TO MY INFORMATION, WAS CONSIDERATE AND IMPRESSED ME WITH HIS APPRECIATION OF MY MEDICAL PROBLEM.
this was the first time I saw this provider he was outstanding so much respect and concern to get me better heard me out about how felt about my pain, I can't get over how great this provider was education gave me about my foot problem I would tell everyone go see him, he was so good, He need know that.
This was my first appointment at the UPMC sports facility. Everyone was very professional and nice.
Dr. Mares gives excellent care - he clearly knows what he's doing, he's friendly, my daughter enjoys seeing him, he is prompt, courteous and respectful.
I have recommended Dr Mares to several family and friends. They are also very happy with him.
I would recommend Dr. Mares to everyone. He is professional, but makes you feel as if you are the most important patient he had seen all day.
Attentive, knowledgeable, great bedside manner
Dr. Mares is an excellent doctor and always takes the time to understand what my concerns are and how we can address them. I always feel respected and well cared for by him.
overall great experience
Very pleased with my visit with Dr. Mares. I would highly recommend him tovanyone needing orthopedic care. Very caring and thorough in his exam and questioning.
Dr. Mares is a true gem of a doctor! I cannot sing his praises highly enough! He's compassionate, he listens, he's understanding, knowledgeable, and non-judgmental. I couldn't ask for more in a physician!
Dr. Mares is a wonderful physician. He has what so many physicians lack...compassion. Kudos to Dr. Mares and UPMC.
Dr. Mares was knowledgable, kind, and friendly. I would highly recommend him.
Dr mares is a great doctor....very attentive to my concerns and has given me exceptional treatment ...best of all his actions have helped me get better.
Dr. Mares and his office staff are always very professional and courteous.
everyone was so helpful and caring, even the staff lady who showed me how to wear the foot brace and do the exercises at home.
Very good experience! Doctor very cognizant of my needs/wants and how to accomplish the goal of treating the problem as efficiently as possible so that I could get back to my desired activity level.
Excellent care and an attention for patient problem resolution. The Doctor spent time discussing my problem and outlining the available routes that we could take to improve my way of life.
thorough visit; the medical student & physician let me daughter voice her concerns
Dr Mares was phenomenal. He is very positive. He is very knowledgeable. He showed real concern. his resident was great too.
Dr. Mares (and the medical student James) were good listeners & exhibited empathy during the examination.
All around excellent. Dr. Mares is fantastic.
Dr. Mares spent a long time discussing my shoulder, we discussed many options and finally decided on a treatment plan that worked for both of us. I really felt like a partner in the decision making process. This is what good medicine looks and feels like.
Dr. Mares was very professional yet very personable. He was very knowledgeable and completely tuned into my issues. He took a considerable amount of time to provide a huge amount of information about my condition. I am most grateful for his ability to very quickly understand and support my decision to pursue some, but not all, of the different options available to me. Dr. Mares exceeded my expectations of what I hoped to get from the appointment.
I can say when I went to see Dr. Mares who was referred to me by a family he takes care of had me go to see him. I will see no other for I truly feel comfortable with Dr. Mares. I believe he can help me with my osteo problems.
Dr.Mares is excellent, I had a visit with him in 2013, that's why I came back to him when I had another problem with my foot. the BEST!!!!
Dr. was excellent. Explained everything thoroughly to us. We decided on when to seek treatment for my condition - I will be away at school for the next year...so he discussed with us that we can wait until I'm off for an extended period of time to have the test for compartment syndrome and subsequent surgery, if necessary. I felt very comfortable with this Dr. He had a great professional manner about him also. The administrative staff was very courteous and efficient also. Great experience. He also gave us information for physical therapy sessions and we set it up before we left. The Dr. discussed my plans for the future (was I going to do hurdling in college). Since I will not be doing this at college this year, we decided to wait. I do not experience symptoms during my regular life (only when I was doing hurdles for track this year at school).
Dr. Mares is extremely nice, courteous, friendly. Very easy to talk to.
Nurse was very helpful and Doctor was very prompt and thorough!
Generally UPMC orthopaedics doctors provide highest rate care and are my go-to for any orthopaedic problem. Great thanks
Wonderful doctor, attentive and knowledgeable. Gave me a diagnosis and options, with comprehensive explanations for both. Couldn't wish for anything better.
I've never had an experience like I did at the sports medicine facility. The doctor was patient, friendly, and funny. he even drew me a diagram of what we needed to do to get me better and to help me improve in the long term. I've already told all of my friends and family about this great experience!
I have already referred several people to Dr. Mares and will continue to do so. His attention to detail, thoroughness of exam, and ability to communicate in a compassionate and non-condescending manner are difficult to match. His clinical skills go beyond by any experience that I, or my children, have ever had and he has not only been correct in his orthopedic diagnoses, but has picked up non-orthopedic medical and surgical diagnoses that other providers have missed. His is outstanding!
Dr. Mares was excellent.
Always courteous and respectful. Thorough exam and they listen.
Professional, exceptional, thorough and very helpful. Went above and beyond!
Dr. Mares is awesome. He takes time with his patients to find the best options and treatment and makes you feel better about being injured.
Dr. Mares is phenomenal. He actually asked me what I wanted out of my treatment and allowed me to come to my own conclusions before giving me his thoughts. And he is willing to admit his own limitations and offer recommendations for others that might be better suited to my situation. There are not many like him.
excellent! sooo happy I got him! great communicator! explained everything!
Dr Mares is always very helpful in discussing what are my best options.
Great doctor. He has treated both my daughter and me. He's funny and very caring. I trust him completely.
Dr. Mares was beyond fantastic. He helped me understand my injury and took a collaborative effort in talking me through treatment options. It was the best doctor's office experience I've had yet and my injury is on the mend.
Dr. Mares will get to the root of my problem....I am so thankful....
Dr. Mares is very friendly and spoke to me in words I could understand
One of the best Doctors that I have seen. He explained options very well so that I understood. I liked him very much and felt confident when I left.
Dr. Mares is excellent. I have been in health care for 32 years and will say that my expectation levels are extremely high. Dr. Mares was patient and had a listening ear and spent time with me as I didn't feel rushed during the office visit. Dr. Mares is exceptional.
He knew exactly what was wrong with my ankle, and immediately prescribed treatment to jumpstart the healing/rehab process.
Went in for a pain in my heel. Gave me a boot to wear and discussed it thoroughly and showed me xrays. Was verly satisfied.
Dr Mares listened to my complaints and thoroughly evaluated my injuries. He provided a diagnosis for an injury that had be dismissed by other providers. The recommended course of treatment seems to be working well.
I have had three knee surgeries in the past three years. I have seen five different doctors as well as had two different surgeons. Dr Mares was by far the most courteous Dr I have yet to encounter. He was beyond helpful and explained every thing to me in terms I could understand. He didn't just leave the room when he was done he made sure I understood everything he told me that day. I could not be more happy with my choice to see him.
Everyone was extremely helpful and friendly throughout the entire visit.
He was very helpful and his bedside manner put me at ease.
Only one visit. Good experience.
I appreciated the apology for waiting. Appeared very thorough and straightforward with diagnosis.
Dr. Mares was very informative and spoke to me in a language that was easy for me to understand. I will definitely be back to see him in the future.
I found Dr. Mares and his Fellow Dr. Solomon to both be very caring, patient, and professional. I have the highest confidence in being under Dr. Mares' care and would refer family and friends to his care.
I had a great experience at UPMC Sports Medicine. The physician was great. There was hardly any wait to see the physician, who had a great personality! Definitely one of the best physicians I have seen in a while! Thanks for everything!
Dr. Mares is one of the most compassionate doctors...kudos!
Dr. Mares seemed very knowledgable about my condition and treatment plan. He made everything very easy to understand
took time to listen and examine. agreed to prescribe home PT bc I don't have time to come in for PT
Aaron did an exceptional job of listening to me and explaining any/all treatment options. Took a VERY helpful and pragmatic approach.
Care was excellent.
Dr. Meres was excellent. He listened to me, showed me my x-rays and discussed my situation and gave me options, which he clearly explained. I was extremely satisfied with his demeanor and overall approach as a doctor.
Dr. Mares was considerate and explained the results of my x-ray very explicitly. He agreed with me on the next course of action to alleviate the pain I have been experiencing.
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