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Total Comments: 30
Dr. Watkins was very gentle with my daughter and was very helpful ! such a great doctor.
We love Dr.Watkins. She has been seeing my child since he was born and even though we moved about an hour away, we still make the trip in to see Dr.Watkins. She is a wonderful pediatrician and has always been very caring and helpful with anything.
dr Watkins is compassionate and patient. she spoke with me asking how I am doing. this indicates she remembers our family history. not put off by the older child with me.
Always a pleasure seeing Dr. Watkins. Each check up, she is always so sweet and informative with everything. I feel most comfortable with my daughter having her as her pediatrician.
the doctor told us my daughter's cough was related to allergies which she told us to use an over the counter allergy medicine for. A few days later our whole household came down with the same cough which leads me to believe it is related to a virus, not an allergy.
She was very nice and friendly .
Dr Watkins is good with parents and babies but has a hard time connecting with kids. she is of the opinion seen and not heard. which is fine but I feel like kids want to share and ask questions and that does not happen with Dr. watkins. in fact my daughter started to talk and Dr Watkins was like...ok see you next time. my daughter looked at me like oh well...Guess we are done.
other than the doctor telling us the results of the strep test she did not help us much. she left the room and we heard her go to the next patients room. we were not even aware she had finished with us.
didnt like brenda watkins, no personality not good w kids , will not schedule ever w her again!
Our child has ADHD and Dr Watkins is very in tune with his needs, and ours, when it comes to treatment. We feel we couldn't have found a better doctor for him.
As always, the front desk staff, nurses, and Dr. Watkins provided very satisfactory attention to my needs. Thank you.
I was a bit dissatisfied with this last visit, he came in with c/of headache, backache, dizzy, sore throat, , they ran a strep test, assumming it was negative since she didn't mention it. I felt she didn't take much time with him, she checked his lungs (wheezing) then asked if he had flu shot, then said that's what he had, the flu! didn't check ears, throat etc . then never explained to me how to care for him other than drink fluids. I had to ask questions like how long does the flu last, how long should he be out of school, what type of medicine should I give him? I asked about his inhaler and she said she would order a refill but in fact ordered him a different one than he usually takes. I had to call back the office to ask about it, something she should have explained to me in the first place. the girl I spoke to when I called back was extremely informative in explaining to me why the albuterol inhaler was ordered in place of the Flovent and for her I'm very appreciative. overall unsatisfied with this visit/lack thereof of.
We love Dr. Watkins!
dr was very short and did not seem compassionate. walked out of the room with out even saying if we were done.
I loved the whole experience quick and efficient, and everyone was very helpful and friendly!
Dr Watkins was professional and attentive.
Dr. Watkins has been seeing my son since he was born. We love her and will never switch to another doctor.
The dr.. was awesome, she handled all my children's needs extremely well
dr. Watkins gives the best advice and tips for every age and milestone my 2 year has gone through. I respect every thing she says
my experience was good
Dr. Watkins was very impersonal and rude
excellent, could not be better
it was great
We have been seeing Dr. Watkins since she came to Magee the first day my son was born. She is a very knowledgeable doctor. She's kind and compassionate yet no-nonsense, which is the perfect mix for a pediatric MD. No complaints for the past 8 years of seeing her.
This was a follow-up appointment regarding taking a new medication. Dr. Watkins was very thorough in explaining what is expected from the new medication, symptoms/side effects to watch for, follow-up appointments, etc.
Wish doctor would have spent more time with us Was not given any paperwork on which vaccinations child received
I never have a problem with anything at this office. always a pleasant experience
Dr Watkins is fantastic. She completely understands our son's needs and addresses them with the same care as one of her own children.
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Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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