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Allergy & Immunology
MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Thomas Jefferson University Medical College Philadelphia, PA
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
UPMC Children's Hospital of PittsburghUPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
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Total Comments: 98
Dr. Larkin was fantastic with my son. Answered all my questions and concerns with his health issues.
Our family is so thankful to Dr. Larkin for taking the time to listen and speak with us about any questions or concerns we have. She is helpful, kind, and caring.
Very pleased with our visit with Doctor Allison. She explained things well to my understanding about my child.
she is very helpful!
Dr. Larkin is an outstanding physician, very knowledgeable, empathetic, and kind to the patients. She is very patient, listens closely to our concerns, and always answers all of our questions. She takes plenty of time with us, and we do not feel rushed. My daughter really loves Dr. Larkin!
The provider was very kind and sympathetic that I wasted a trip/time to the hospital for something she couldn't even do however, I was surprised that when she was looking up information about my concern for my child, she referenced Wikipedia for information. More details are in the next question about my frustration of the visit.
very nice friendly and patient
Dr. Larkin was very thorough, as well as the resident that assisted. she caught some concerns and handled issues that arose
I liked Dr Larkin a lot. She was very helpful and I feel that she is going to help my son
Dr. Larkin is extremely knowledgeable, kind, and thorough. She listens to us and our son and answers all questions with care and in parent friendly terms.
Physician was very helpful. Very polite. She made sure to thoroughly explain what was going on with my child. She talked to my child, asked questions to her which made my daughter feel more comfortable.
Dr Larkin is amazing!! Always my pleasure to see her, she is someone i always would highly recommended.
Dr. Larkin is the best doctor for my twins. she is very kind and respectful.
She was very thorough and attentive.
Dr Larkin has been one of the best UPMC doctors my daughter has seen. Patient, kind, genuinely altruistic, and extremely knowledgeable
I am always pleased when my son meets with Dr. Larkin. She is very thorough and stays in the room as long as needed to discuss any helps issues. very knowledgeable and knows my son history. she's excellent and I wouldn't want my son seeing anyone else but her. appointments are still hard to get
Excellent and caring. Follow-up with lab results immediate.
We love Dr. Larkin! she's so proactive and always does what is in the best interest of her patients. she's so sweet, kind, and really listens to you. she's a breath of fresh air! Wish she was still servicing the Wexford area, but I'll still make the trip to city to keep her!
Dr. Larkin is amazing! She is smart and thoughtful. We always leave with a game plan.
Dr. Larkin is awesome. My kids really like her and she takes care of her patients very well. Highest recommendation
Dr. Larkin is excellent. She definitely takes the time to explain everything and answer all my questions. My only complaint is that I phoned the office with a question that was never given to Dr. Larkin. She was unaware of my question being asked until we got to the office for the appointment we came for.
Dr. Allyson Larkin is a very good doctor. I appreciate her thoughtful caring way and her attention to details. She is very down to earth and speaks comfortably with my son and with me. She is kind and realistic and helpful. I would recommend her to anyone (and I have!)
appointment was pretty much on time, they were very nice to my child and put him at ease. I like how they explained what they were doing. Medical assistant who took his vitals was really great with him.
Dr.Larkin has been wonderful in helping my son control his asthma!
Wonderful physician. Professional and caring. Loved the visit.
Dr. West, the fellow took ample time to listen and answer my questions/concerns. I was very impressed. Dr. Larkin also was very thorough and attentive. I had no wait time and the whole experience was indeed very pleasant. Thank you!
SHE IS AWESOME
childrens hospital of Pittsburgh is a very good hospital and has great doctors and staff!
we loved dr. larkin
great care at upmc Pittsburgh
We just love Dr. Larkin and her staff. She is always very friendly and spends time with you discussing concerns.
Dr Larkin was very patient and understanding regarding an unknown food allergy problem we have had with our daughter. She exhibited exceptional listening skills and offered advice as well as asked relative questions to our situation.
Dr. Larkin is always aware of history of the problem. she asks questions and listens to the answers and she always explains her plan and rationale.
Thank Dr Larkin! Awesome as usual!
Dr. Larkin is amazing.
she very gentle
Dr. Larkin was very thorough and spent time gathering past medical history, evaluating and discussing different opinions. She was great with my son and provided clear explanations.
Dr. Larkin is an excellent doctor. I enjoy talking to her about my son's health issues. very knowledgeable, caring and supportive. She has been working with him since he was about 3 years old. he is now 8. she definitely knows his history and easy to talk to. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.
Dr. Larkin is wonderful, kind and patient. I have really enjoyed getting to know her.
Dr. Larkin is the kindest nicest doctor. she is great with children
I love how she did not rush through the appointment and was very calm.
the appointment was a tense appointment with both myself and the child's other family as well. the provider did not listen to our day to day life and instead focused on "just take a medicine" and a "we will see what happens" approach as opposed to our PROOF of issues happening. she was kind but we did not feel like our side was heard from the home he resides 90% of the time and the issues he had.
My experience with this particular doctor was excellent.
Dr. Larkin is wonderful with my 5-year-old son. She has been seeing him for four years, now, and is always very kind and caring to my son and me. She listens to all of my many questions, and answers them thoroughly. I appreciate and respect her knowledge and opinion on allergies and how to keep my son safe.
Everyone of our visits with Dr.Larkin has been great.
it was a great experience
very knowledgeable, provided easily understood information, polite and considerate of concerns
Doctor Larkin is professional, empathetic, and extremely knowledgeable.
Dr. Larkin is so kind and knowledgeable. She is great!
love Dr. Larkin & all the staff. great that we can get the appointment in Erie instead of driving to a Pittsburgh office.
Dr Larkin was fantastic. She was sympathetic to our concerns and came up w a thoughtful plan tailored to our child's needs.
Dr. Larkin was extremely informative and helpful. I would recommend her to anyone.
Dr. Larkin is amazing. She explained everything and made sure I understood. She answered every one of the many questions I had and never made me feel stupid for asking them. she didn't seem rushed and spent time with us until everything was answered. she is also very good with my son. I highly recommend her to others.
Dr Larkin was excellent. She really took the time to explain my son's care and treatment.
Dr. Allyson Larkin is the best physician I have had an experience. She creates a plan that includes me as an equal partner. She is easy to communicate with and address all my concerns in a sensitive way. She has helped us with regular visits and unique circumstances when we went abroad. I would recommend her to anyone! The office staff is extremely helpful as well.
We love the care we receive from Dr. Larkin. The only thing that keeps us from recommending this office to others is how challenging it is to get an appointment within even a few months.
Dr. Allison Larkin is wonderful with my son and with us. She always makes sure that she speaks with our son so that he understands his care, including his medications. We feel fortunate to have such a great doctor on our son's health care team.
Dr. Larkin was lovely. I will reccommend her to friends and family in need of pediatric allergy consulting.
Dr. Larkin is a brilliant, caring, and all around outstanding physician. She really cares about my daughter, and was really thoughtful about the way she approached the issue we are having. She talked directly to my daughter (who is 9) and made sure that she understood what was going on and wanted to know what questions she had about her health. My daughter really likes her, and I feel so much better after talking with her. I know we are on the right track right now, and Dr. Larkin is responsible for that. A truly amazing physician.
Very competent, thorough and knowledgeable. I trust her judgment completely. Also gentle and kind which is important for pediatric patients, although the most important aspect the we see her for us her competence and judgment.
Dr. Larkin shows great respect to the child, listens and responds well to parent's concerns.
Dr Larkin is thorough and explains her plan and rationale clearly.
Dr. Larkin is an outstanding provider. She took more time with me and my son than I expected during her busy day. She has also taken the time to contact/ arrange evaluation with other physicians
Dr. Larkin is ver knowledgeable and courteous. Great experience!!
Dr. Larkin is amazing. She is smart, caring and thoughtful. We always have a game plan to move forward when we leave the visit. She is also wonderful with our toddler. We feel truly lucky to have her taking care of our family.
Dr. Larkin is kind, caring, and compassionate. She has a passion for what she does and it is clearly evident when you meet with her.
I had the best experience meeting Dr. Larkin. She put me at complete ease. She was very reassuring when I really needed to hear that. My son has a p/tn allergy and it has been very overwhelming lately. Not knowing if what I have been doing is enough or not enough. Dr. Larkin was great at going over everything again with me and answered every single question I had for her.
Dr. Larkin is amazing
Dr. Larkin is a great listener. She treated my child with respect and concern. She took the time to answer all my questions and never made me feel rushed.
Dr. Larkin is always very nice and courteous with my whole family when we come in. I feel like I can ask any questions and that she will not be bothered by spending the extra time with us.
She is always wonderful.
very Good .
My daughters first visit to Children's Allergy Office. I was impressed from when we got off the elevator (the lady that was helping with the kiosk was friendly and helpful) until her visit was over. Everyone was fabulous except for check out. She acted like I was a bother. Was not a friendly experience. APP during the visit and Reed the respiratory therapist made my daughter so comfortable and made the visit GREAT! LOVED all the hand washing! Allergy nurse that did the testing was fab too!
I do not feel that we got the time spent with my son for his condition. He had to have blood test done and I HAVE TO CALL THE OFFICE TO GET THE RESULTS!!!!! The office should have called me about his results. As much as we pay for health insurance this should not even be an issue. Very Disappointed.
Everyone who took care of my daughter was kind and patient.
I can not thank Dr. Larkin and Dr. Reed ever enough. Dr. Larkin and Dr. Reed are one of a kind Doctors. My son can not wait for his visit to see both of them. Not that they are just great Doctors they are amazing caring people. Always have their smile, their concern. Their staff is amazing especially the one at Pittsburgh office, I had to call few times to get records in order to apply for insurance there were more than helpful. I would like to thank them so much, they all make such a difference.
I feel like she is only concerned with severe cases. just because someone isn't anaphylactic doesn't mean they don't have an allergy. although my child's skin test was clearly positive Dr. Larkin said it wasn't positive enough to cause any concern. I followed her recommendation and gave my child the allergen and she had a reaction.
I always leave these appointments feeling even more positive about my son's care; even though I wish it were not so hard to schedule regular appointments, Dr. Larkin is very much worth the wait.
Dr Larkin always spends a good amount of time with us and makes us comfortable. She is very helpful and kind and knowledgeable about my sons allergies & asthma.
Just loved Dr Larkin. So sweet...so practical...and just overall a lovely person. She provided the course of treatment we were expecting.
The doctor spent ample time with us discussing concerns, health. Our questions were answered and concerns were addressed.
This was our first visit with Dr. Larkin, and she was ABOSLUTELY AMAZING. she was extremely informative, took a lot of time to answer questions and provide me with the information I needed, and she was so gentle and sweet with my daughter. I am extremely happy that she will be my daughter's asthma/allergy doctor.
Dr. Larkin is AMAZING!!! She has helped my son go from being miserable and fighting hives and multi trips to hospital ERs ect to Doing so much better! Have not been to an ER with him since a couple months after starting with Dr. Larkin! Will and Have recommended her! The office staff is also AMAZING and everyone is so very friendly!!!
It was our first time meeting Dr. Larkin and we really liked her and feel comfortable proceeding with her as our allergist for our son.
I wish all doctors were as attentive, professional, and relatable as Dr. Larkin.
Dr. Larkin is amazing, thank you for all of your help. I can not remember the ladies name that took our information and stayed in the room with Dr. Larkin, even though she introduced herself, she was was also very friendly and concerned with helping my daughter.
Great visit with Dr Larkin! We barely sat down in the waiting area when we were called back by the nurse. Dr Larkin encouraged us to ask questions about my son's allergy She took time to listen to our concerns and answered each of our questions thoroughly. She even demonstrated the use of epinephrine auto injectors....no doctor has ever done that with us. It was our first appointment at this office but, so far, we like her a lot.
Both the Nurse Practitioner and the Provider were excellent and thorough. Definitely made the right decision by switching allergists to Dr. Larkin. Extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The best care we've gotten.
great appointment felt my child needs were taken seriously
Dr. Larkin was very nice and obviously a great physician. The timeliness was not great, especially if the office is already behind for a 9:30 visit. We didn't see a doctor until close to 10 and I wasn't out of the office until a little after 11 for (I think) a pretty routine allergy visit.
It was our first time meeting Dr. Larkin. She was wonderful! She was helpful and andwered all of the questions we had regarding our son's food allergies.
as far as allergists go, we were surprised at how behind the times the approach was. we were hoping the approach would be more aggressive and the doctor would be more knowledgeable about the latest advances in allergy medicine. she knew less than we did. she also wouldn't give our son and flu shot and said to make another appointment in October. we were underwhelmed and will keep searching for a better allergist.
Dr. Larkin was extremely polite and genuine. She answered all my questions and is being very thorough for my child's care.
Our visit with Dr. Larkin was so helpful. She answered all of our questions fully and included our opinions in the treatment plan. She shared research and guidelines she was using in her opinion and made sure we understood risks and benefits before helping us come up with a plan of care for my child's allergy.
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