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Total Comments: 90
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 a wonderful doctor--great and funny with the kids, informative, and always happy to answer any questions.
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 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.
Great practice with excellent staff.
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.
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 incredible and our children love him. he is completely thorough and leaves nothing to chance.
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.)
We've always had positive experiences with Dr. Kovel. I fully trust him for my children's care.
Dr. Kovel is awesome.
Dr. Kovel is wonderful.
Dr. Kovel is awonderful doctor. He is kind, compassionate and has always been absolutely right with every diagnosis. We love him.
Dr. Kovel is a very caring and patient doctor. He always has my child's best interest in mind. He is very through and always explains the care he recommends. And he always allows for me to ask any questions that I may have.
We started using this practice when my son was born in 2009. We have always had excellent experiences with both routine and acute needs. I love that Dr. Kovel addresses my son directly and has conversations with him. He is very respectful of my son, speaks to him at the appropriate level/complexity, and listens to what my son has to say.
Dr Koval is the BEST. You should stop sending out these ridiculous surveys unless it's because you want to give him an award.
We love Dr. Koval! My child looks forward to seeing him.
Dr. Kovel was excellent, very concerned about well-being of my child and going above and beyond (even after office hours) to make sure my child was taken care of. Thank you!!
excellent experience as usual. thanks!
Dr. Kovel was outstanding--his compassionate care gave us great comfort as he helped get our newborn who had lost too much weight back on track.
Dr Kovel was friendly and knowledgeable. He made both us and our child feel at ease.
This was a very stressful situation and Dr. Kovel and the entire staff of Bass-Wolfson, (including the on-call dispatcher and on-call nurse) were spectacular. I can not say enough, Thank you.
We love Dr. Kovel. He has been the Pediatrician for all three of our children and have never been less than extremely happy with his expertise. Please let this survey reflect our appreciation.
Dr. Kovel was very nice, professional and communicated well. Anytime he has treated our children he has been great. He has a great way of talking with his patients, you can tell he loves kids.
Dr Kovel is a seasoned expert and after a full year working with him, we wouldn't dream of trusting our child's ongoing care with anyone else. He is attentive, kind, prompt, clear, wise, warm and confident.
The nurse and the doctor are very attentive and extremely helpful.
Dr. Kovel is a true gem. He is the best doctor I have ever worked with. Our children are truly blessed to have someone with his deep knowledge and compassion for children as their doctor. While Bass Wolfson is filled with amazing doctors, there is no one better than Dr. Kovel. What a treasure!
The resident that was taking care of my child was very nice, friendly and smart.
Dr. Kovell has always been compassionate and professional when caring for all 3 of my children. He has a great attitude and approach to the kids, regardless of their age and he explains things to them so that they feel empowered and that they play a part in the solution to their illness/problem.
Dr. Kovel is always kind and thorough. He does a great job putting my son at ease.
The doctor was both very friendly and very sensitive to my child's needs. In addition he was able to quickly diagnose what I had thought to be a complicated problem. I was extremely impressed with his knowledge and he made both my daughter and me feel better with his kind personality.
open, friendly, child oriented
I love the office.
Dr. Kovel is extremely caring. My kids enjoy going to the check ups largely because of him.
Erin and Dr. Kovel were very compassionate with a hormonal/exhausted first time mom.
I love this place
Dr. Kovel is such an asset to the practice. He is very thorough and conscientious! He takes time to cover all needs and follows up appropriately.
Dr. Koval is exceptional. You can tell he really cares about his patients.
Dr. Kovel is the best there is. He has been both of my children's doctor since the birth of my oldest. I feel lucky that he has been a part of our lives and essential in my children's well-being. Thank you Dr. Kovel.
Dr. Kovel is always informed, attentive, caring, confident and knowledgeable about any issues going on with our child. And always ensures we understand any instructions. I am proud to have him as our son's physician.
Dr Kovel called into the office on his day off to have a nurse follow up with us the day after our appointment to make sure our daughter was doing well. He also follows up with us with scheduling appointments until our concerns were resolved.
Dr. Kovel is excellent. We always feel well cared for, attended to, and satisfied after we see him. Thanks Dr. Kovel!
This is an excellent practice. We've recommended it to others and will continue to do so. The doctors and nurses provide such piece of mind to parents, and talk directly to both of our children with wonderful caring and respect.
Dr kovel is an amazing and caring doctor. He is very careful and attentive. Wish every doctor were like him!
We have always loved Dr. Kovel. He is very warm and capable.
I could not ask for a better doctor! We love Dr. Koval.
Dr. Koval is not my daughter's primary physician, but he is my son's and is one of my favorites on the staff in Sq. Hill. He is quick, courteous, and always to the point. We love his personality and my son feels comfortable with him.
i like how he was able to talk about complete story for my son including his schooling
We love Bass Wolfson Pediatrics, especially Dr. Kovel. He is kind, knowledgeable, appropriate with kids' age, and just generally wonderful.
Dr. Kovel is a skilled and compassionate Physician! We feel very fortunate to have him in our corner!
Dr. Koval provided excellent care and my son was very comfortable with him. He was easy to understand, caring, and honest. My only comment is that Dr. Koval didn't introduce himself. Not a big deal, but we had never seen him before. Otherwise an excellent experience.
As a parent it's nice to know that we have such a wonderful doctor for our children. The office runs very smoothly!
We love Dr. Kovel!!
Dr. Kovel is a treasure in our community. Very fortunate that my child is in his care. Thank you!
Excellent provider! Consistently provides quality care, engages children in the exam, provides feedback to children in terms that they can relate to. i.e, sports
Dr. Kovel is an all around fantastic pediatrician. He is professional, extremely knowledgeable, and treats his patients with respect and compassion. I have complete trust in his care and would recommend his services to anyone seeking a pediatrician for their child.
Dr. Kovel is a wonderful pediatrician. I like that he addresses my child directly - even though she is still so little. I think this will give her a sense of comfort when going to her exams, especially since she knows these visits typically mean that someone will probably give her a shot. Dr. Kovel is very gentle and he gives excellent explanations.
Dr. Kovel is very caring, efficient and has an excellent rapport with children of all ages. He is sensitive to the needs of children and discusses sensitive matters in a way that chaildren relate to and understand without being embarrassed
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