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MD, Georgetown University Washington, DC
Children's National Medical Center Washington, DC
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
UPMC Children's Hospital of PittsburghUPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
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: 89
Provider and office personnel are always courteous and helpful.
Dr. Kovel has been a WONDERFUL resource and support for our family - we are going to miss him!
Dr. Kovel is one of two providers that my children have always had appts with and we absolutely respect him, his medical knowledge and advice and recommend him often. we have seen him many times during my children's 16 years at this practice
Would like to continue with this pediatrician because I was so happy
Koval is THE BEST. A great doctor and a great person.
Dr. Kovel is a wonderful and caring doctor. I will miss him when he moves.
Dr. Koval is leaving the practice and we will miss him. He's been a great doctor for our baby.
Dr. Kovel is the best there is. He will be greatly missed!
I love Dr. kovel, he has been my children doctor for 19yrs and we're going to miss him.
good experience always
Great rapport with my impatient toddler!
dr kovel has always provided excellent care for both my sons over a 18 year span
Great care as always, I always appreciate how Dr. Kovel takes the time to talk to my children and treats them with respect.
very good experience
I always have the best care. Dr kovel answer all my question and is very understanding
My experience was very good
Dr. Kovel treats his patients like they are the most important kid in the world. I am always impressed by how he treats and interacts with them and is even kind enough to ask about everyone else in the family. He seems to really care about what he does and want what's best for his patient's well-being.
Dr. Kovel is an excellent physician
The doctor was phenomenal - so exceedingly kind and engaged.
Dr Kovel is the best -attentive and empathic!!!
Dr. Kovel is so kind, caring, compassionate-just a wonderful doctor. He makes my son feel at ease.
I really liked the way Dr. Kovel explained everything he was checking and what we should expect.
all staff very attentive and polite
I am always impressed by the doctors and staff at Bass Wolfson pediatrics, including Dr. Kovel.
Dr. Kovel was fantastic. He was very clear in his explanations, very understanding of our concerns about our newborn, and overall provided excellent care to our son.
Dr Kovel is very though and kind. He has been our family pediatrician for all three daughters for 23 years! I am very grateful for his care and would highly recommend him.
Best pediatrician I have ever known. I quite literally recommend him to all my friends with kids.
we love Dr. kovel so much so that we have recommended him to ALL our family and friends
Dr Kovel is very good with talking to the children explaining why they need medicine and making sure the children understand great with parents also.
Dr. Kovel is always attentive and takes our concerns seriously. We appreciate a doctor who listens to us.
Great dcotor, we are lucky to have him for our children. I recommend him, and the practice to EVERYONE!
We love Bass Wolfson. A+ all around. Dr. Kovel is an excellent pediatrician and we couldn't be happier with this practice.
Dr. Kovel is the BEST! He has been here for all 4 of my children and genuinely cares about not only their physical health but their entire being. I hope he stays in practice forever, or at least until my children age out of his care
Dr. Kovel has always been an excellent doctor when it comes to my children especially my son without him I would not have been able to find half of the help that I needed for my son. He is caring, Compassionate and a very good listener who is always looking for ways to help better the child and find ways to help with any thing that the child may be going through.
Dr. Kovel was great. He ordered blood tests and called us immediately with results. He was concerned about our son's weight loss in the first few days of life and recommended giving him a supplement, which helped tremendously. This was a huge relief as our last pediatrician allowed our daughter to drop from the 80% in weight to 8% before making any major changes. We had multiple hospitalizations and long term negative effects on her health. Dr. Kovel showed adequate concern and acted quickly to address the issue. He also asked a few questions about the medical records for myself, my daughter, and my son showing that he cared enough to look. We have decided to change our regular pediatrician to Dr. Kovel based on our last appointment with him.
This was our first time at the office and we have nothing but raving reviews. The staff is welcoming and very efficient. Dr. Kovel is very thorough and made us feel comfortable as new parents.
Although Dr Kovel has many patients, he always seems to remember us and is knowledgeable and inquires about family updates
Dr. Kovel is wonderful!
Dr. Kovel recommended an allergist to help deal with the underlying cause of my daughter's issue. We really liked his recommendation and concern.
Dr. Kovel is a wonderful person, he takes the time to speak directly to my daughter and let's her know that what she says matters
Thank you. Always a positive experience with this doctor.
dr Kovel is a gem!
always get the most care that my kids needed.
Fantastic as always, the kids love talking to him and we couldn't be happier
Dr. Kovel has seen my children since they were born. He is an amazing pediatrician and I feel very grateful he takes such good care of my children.
Dr. Kovel is a wonderful provider. He demonstrates patience and concern and readily acknowledges parent's concerns. We have a special situation and he has been very sensitive to our needs. I would recommend him to anyone!
The doctor was very attentive.
Dr. Kovel is one of the kindest and most compassionate people I have ever met. We are so fortunate to have him as a doctor in our community. He gives carefully attention to our child. He always talks directly to our children rather than to us at first during his check ups. This gives our children such enormous confidence to talk about their questions and concerns.
Dr. Kovel is always knowledgeable and thorough. We appreciate his direction. It is always a pleasure attending the appointments.
Dr. Kovel is amazing and so kind. He is thorough. We look forward to seeing him at our visits. He is an extraordinary physician.
best doctor !!
Dr. Kovel was very kind and spoke attentively with our son. He was thorough and gave us good information and reassurance. We were not rushed and felt that we were given the right amount of time for the visit to accomplish our goals.
I always have good experience and care.
we love dr. Kovel he is the best!!!!
Dr. Koval is an incredibly professional, knowledgeable and caring physician I know. I really value the way he communicates with my son, asks probing questions to explore issues that my son is dealing with, and offers excellent guidance. he is so caring. I cannot say enough good things about him. he is simply the best.
I like the 'walk in' option as it allows parents to have their child seen when there is a same day illness. the physician are knowledgeable and personal.
always fantastic - since my kids were infants
Dr. Kovel is great, and has great medical decision making skills, which is something not measured by a Press gannet scale, unfortunately. That should be the focus of these surveys.
Dr Kovel is always thoughtful, prompt and listens well to the concerns of parents and also involves us in decision making. always a good experience to see him.
Dr. Koval and his team are exceptional providers. Professional, knowledgeable, caring and thorough. I would strongly recommend Dr. Koval, and rate him as one of the top physicians with whom I have dealt. My son also enjoys seeing Dr. Koval, has a great deal of respect for him, comments on his kindness and concern, and will always respect any information and treatment provided by him.
We LOVE Dr. Koval. He shows so much care and compassion for my son-couldn't ask for a better physician.
Dr. Kovel spoke to my child at his level, with ease of understanding and clear direction of what is to be expected for the visit & after for follow-up care. I love Dr. Kovel's demeanor and his straight-forward candidness. He is, by far one of the best pediatricians we have seen.
I've been going to Dr. Kovel for over 16 years!! He is awesome! I never feel rushed! He takes time and answers any questions that I may have! All the doctors have been excellent. I recommend this group to my friends! The staff is very friendly and always helpful.
Dr Kovel is the best!! Highly recommended!!
excellent experience with Dr. Kovel and Dana the nurse practitioner. They were able to work together to give my child the proper care and antibiotic he needed.
the doctor treated the problem but did not take the time to find the cause of the problem..... said it could be a number of things
Dr. Kovel is an excellent care provider and I do not have anything bad to say about him
Dr. Kovell always patiently listens to our questions and provides very informed recommendations. Furthermore he always had a pleasant and relaxed demeanor and is very natural with my child.
Great experience with Dr Kovel!
Dr Kovel was excellent as usual.
Dr. Kovel is always very caring and professional.
Dr. Kovel is an excellent pediatrician and makes my child feel very comfortable and respected during his visits.
Dr Kovel is absolutely wonderful and our son is less than two weeks old but I already trust him like a member of our family
Dr. Koval and his entire staff are great with both of our children. They make all of us as relaxed as they can and explain everything so we can easily understand. We would recommend him and this practice to family and friends.
quick response to need and immediate referral to the quickest access additional care needed
it has been nice to have consistent care, by seeing Dr. kovel as his Dr.
We have always had wonderful experiences with Dr. Kovell. My daughter was nervous about her appointment but he was very good at putting her at ease.
Dr. Kovel is the most amazing pediatrician! We are blessed to have him care for our children.
Dr. kovel is always a good provider. he's very efficient and respectfully of my child needs. he's awesome.
Dr. Kovel always shows such genuine concern and is right on top of everything. He is wonderful.
Dr. Kovel talks to my son as a young man growing into a young man. My son feels comfortable discussing his teen issues as well as his illness. My son says sometimes a trip to the doctor is like a visit with his granddad.
The staff at Bass Wolfson are truly amazing. We are blessed to have such a provider in our community. There is no better pediatrician than Dr. Kovel - he is a true gem. He listens and cares as if he were dealing with his own child.
Dr. Kovel and staff are always pleasant, very thorough and knowledgeable about my child's overall health.
Dr Kovel has an excellent bedside manner with my five year old; he feels very comfortable with Dr Kovel, as do I.
Dr. Kovel is wonderful! I love how he engages my kids to talk about their own health directly with him. Both of my kids clearly feel comfortable with him in spite of really only seeing him for check ups each year.
I had written down the incorrect time of my appointment and the front desk staff was able to schedule me for the same day about 1hr later. I very much appreciated their ability to accommodate my mistake! We have seen Dr. Kovel in the past, though he is not our regular pediatrician, and he was very nice and thorough and as a bonus was very on time! We love this practice and have referred friends to them.
Dr. Kovel is excellent with my son. He listened to all my concerns and explained things in an easy to understand manner.
Dr. Kovel is a wonderful doctor--great and funny with the kids, informative, and always happy to answer any questions.
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