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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: 83
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 always knowledgeable and thorough. We appreciate his direction. It is always a pleasure attending the appointments.
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 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. 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.
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.
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.
Dr Kovel was excellent as usual.
Great experience with Dr Kovel!
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.
Dr Kovel is a great doctor and empowers young adults to speak their mind. He explains everything succinctly, respectfully, and thoroughly. Thank you!
Dr Kovel is the best.
caring and talented doctor
Dr Kovel is a wonderful provider and the entire staff practice at bass Wolfson.
First visit, impressed enough to return.
Dr Kovel is a wonderful doctor who spends the time to talk to and understand my children. He also gives my husband and I honest feedback.
As always, our visit with Dr. Koval was great. He is thoughtful, attentive, caring, warm ... simply the best doctor I have ever seen.
My son is comfortable talking with his care team and can communicate with them without a parent present.
we have been with dr. Kobel for years. he is the BEST! we love him.
I have known Dr. Kovel for over 19 years. He is an excellent doctor. That is why we are still with him.
Dr. Kovel seemed genuinely caring and concerned. He was really nice also--just what a kid needs in a pediatrician. The only somewhat negative thing is that he didn't introduce himself when he entered the room. Because we came for walk-in hours, we had no idea who we were seeing, and I didn't find out his name until I got this survey.
staff was efficient, friendly and helpful. Doctor was kind, thorough and caring. great visit as always!
We trust and respect Dr. Kovel and his team.
Dr Kovel has a good rapport with my daughter. He speaks to her, not me, about what is going on and what his expectations are for her. And he listens to her and works through options with her. Then the adults work together at the end of the appointment to be sure we are all in the same page. He is a wonderful doctor.
Dr. Kovel makes us feel that he loves our children as much as we do. I never get the feeling that our children are ever just a patient to him. You can tell he really loves children and providing care for them.
although we sometimes feel rushed by the doctor, we are very appreciative and pleased with our children's' care there.
we have seen dr. kovel for a decade. he is an excellent pediatrician. we trust him and value his insight a great deal. his discussion with my son about alcohol prompted several great discussions at home on the subject. his advice is practical and obviously comes from caring.
The office is friendly like a family there to help always looking after the child
Though we saw Dr Kovel only for a referral, he took the time to listen to my concerns so that he could make an informed suggestion as to the next step we should take. He was excellent with my child, and I would definitely not hesitate to schedule a regular appointment with him in the future. The nurse that we saw was also excellent.
Doctor spent less than 5 minutes in the room, and was quick to rush out. Did not take enough time to talk to and listen to the parent.
My family has been in the best possible care with Dr KOVEL and his practice. We have moved since we have first seen Dr KOVEL and still take the time to travel to remain in this practice.
he is very thorough and has a straight plan of action I like that
We were seen very quickly which was great because we were walk-ins. Dr. Kovel has an amazing bed side manner with children.
Dr. Kovel is very good at making my child feel comfortable during his visits and treats him with a great deal of respect. He also listens to him carefully and involves him in healthcare decisions.
Great practice with excellent staff.
Dr. Kovel is incredible and our children love him. he is completely thorough and leaves nothing to chance.
Dr. Koval is the finest physician I have every worked with. He is thorough, professional and caring. I recommend him frequently. Its a great practice.
Dr Kovel is our regular dr. All 3. of my kids go to him! I love him the most but every other dr there is wonderful too!! and the staff, they are the best! I tell everyone to go here! I have been here 10 yrs now with not one complaint!!
Dr. Kovell addressed my daughter first, and asked her several questions (first about her rain boots and some colors, and then what was bothering her). I was impressed because this put her at ease and made her feel included immediately. (She's 2.)
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