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BS, Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA MPAS, Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
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Total Comments: 63
Alana Dowiak, PA-C has always been a wonderful provider. She communicates well with my children. She is always prepared to discuss what medical concerns we have.
very helpful, took her time and gave examples
I was extremely pleased with the office visit. the care provider made my child feel very comfortable.
She was very communicate, sweet, and sincere of my questions and concerns
i love alana and how much she has helped my daughter! she is always thorough, listens to concerns, and is always willing to help.
The provider does a great job at listening to my questions and concerns. She is extremely nice and personable. I have requested to see her solely for my child's visits. I feel as though she is providing the best care.
Dr. Alana was very nice and professional!
W really like Dr. Dowiak. She treated my other daughter a little ago and I only wanted her to see my other daughter. My daughter call her the nice doctor. she is sweet, nice and help the kids feel confidents and calm.
Dr. Alana was AWESOME! Its refreshing having a young, spunky, and knowledgeable doctor who really took the time to answer all of my questions and have conversation. Dr. Alana was wonderful.
Everything went well
Very good appointment
Elena was very attentive to my son's acne issues and adjusted morning cream to make his concern of feeling oily before school to a new medication. He usually sees Jaime, but I will be happy for him to see Jaime or Elena in future appointments.
great experience, very kind and very helpful explained everything very well an
The providers at this location are wonderful. They ensured my daughter felt comfortable and she trusts them completely. My daughter was seen for a wart removal and she needed liquid nitrogen to freeze the area which can be very painful. She did so well that both the physician and PA commented on her bravery. This makes a world of difference for a 10 year old little girl. Thank you!
she is wonderful, have seen her multiple times. Very very good
Everyone at the Wexford office is super friendly and helpful. My daughter's skin was practically cleared up within a few days of our first appointment. Greatly appreciated everyone's help! My daughter is only 2 and she was always itchy. Now she doesn't have hardly any broken out spots and rarely itches!
my daughter really liked the PA. she was very nice.
This provider is wonderful!! We always request our appointments with her!
all was good
Excellent Doctor. Excellet Office
I think our provider was excellent
Listened well and seemed to know my relevant health history
The PA Alana was amazing. We had seen another dermatologist in our area a few years prior and did not have a good experience, so my daughter was very reluctant to see another one. I decided to have her seen at Children's due to the positive experience that I had had with the gastro dr for her brother. We were immediately greeted with compassion and care. When we got to see the PA she was exceptional. She answered all of our questions and made my daughter feel understood and cared about and not "just a teenage thing that she needs to get over" (like her prior dr). They also dealt with her insurance to get the medication authorized and sent to the pharmacy, and get me up to date on this process. I cannot say enough positives about Children's Dermatology!!! The
we always request to schedule with this provider
quickest appoint we have ever had at this office. it was wonderful
The doctor was extremely comforting to my son
I did not feel the reception staff was friendly, personable enough.
Alana was amazing ! she was very knowledgeable and really put me at ease. she knew exactly what was needed. I live about an hour from and I'm aware there is a closer location for me but I would rather drive the hour to see Alana. my son also really liked her a lot and he was comfortable with her too.
Alana gave great eye contact and was extremely knowledgeable about my sons diagnosis. She gave us an easy plan to follow and explained all of the pros or cons. I really like this provider!! I hope my child sees her at his follow up appointments! Thank you!
we got the acne treatment my son needed
We were in for a follow-up visit. Received a new medication to try. Quick visit. Polite staff. Good experience.
my daughter very much enjoyed have dr Alena Dowiak treat her. it was her first visit with her and she on her own commented how much she liked her.
excellent care. exceptional knowledge and communication
excellent experience, have referred many friends here
Alana is a professional and thorough and knowledgeable PA. She also makes the patient very very comfortable in asking questions. We only want Alana for each subsequent visit because she is truly EXCELLENT!!
Awesome provider, super nice! would definitely see again.
it is a great team at this office. we are never disappointed.
This was my child's first visit to this practice. My only complaint is that I had asked for a different provider based on a friend's recommendation. I was given an appointment with a different provider without notice. The provider was great and I will see her again; it just would have been nice to know ahead of time.
Our visit went great. Our doctors were amazing! Thank you!
felt rushed when giving information about my child's medical history
We have had an excellent experience with Children's Dermatology and Alana Dowiak is fabulous. She is extremely personable and answers every question or concern that we have. I would highly recommend her and the practice to others. We travel an hour for our visits, and it is well worth it.
Our care provider was extremely patient with my son. She took her time explaining things to me in a way that was easy to understand. I really appreciate that this visit didn't feel rushed. I will be calling back to make sure our next appointment is with the same care provider, as I plan to request her every time we have to go in.
Alana is the absolute best and we love her! Everyone is wonderful!
Each of the people I interacted with were very personable and attentive.
she listened attentively and addressed multiple concerns that I had about my health
The PA was really great and explained things clearly. She did not push treatment that I was not interested in.
very friendly, very helpful, very efficient, knew the problem and the solution immediately
our provider did a wonderful job .... we will always request her for appointments
alana was very professional, friendly, and helpful...
They book too many appointments for the same time. Witing an hour everytime is unacceptable.
Our experience with Alana was fantastic!! She was very pleasant, knowledgeable about my daughter's skin conditions, gave me informational handouts, answered all of our questions thoroughly, and typed out specific instructions for the medications that she prescribed! We have already requested her specifically for our follow-up appointment.
Dr listened and understood the reason for our visit
So good. Not only did they take the time to hear all of our concerns, she also provided us with great information about our son's condition. Very caring.
this was the first time we saw this person. she was excellent and my daughter felt very confident and comfortable. we asked to make our follow up appointment with her
Doctor hardly spent 30 seconds with us to examine and check up my child. it's only the assistant who got the complete information.
Alana was very courteous and professional to both of my children.
Did not agree with the course of treatment recommended.
she was very knowledgeable and kind!
The PA was great - the MD was saw very briefly, but they were in agreement on her treatment plan. The wait was over 45 minutes, but I didn't feel rushed during the actual appointment with the clinical team.
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One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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