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BS, University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA MS, Seton Hill University Greensburg, PA
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Total Comments: 60
everything is great at this office
I was very impressed with how quick we were seen.
DR. KARLS IS GREAT! SHE SPENDS THE TIME TO LOOK OVER THE OFFICE NOTES FROM PREVOIUS APPOUNTMENTS AND FOLLOWS UP WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS I HAD. SHE IS GENTLE WITH LITTLE ONES AND NEVER SEEMS TO RUSH THROUGH THE APPOINTMENT. LOVE HER!
Great experience! awesome 1st visit !
Great staff! Awesome first impression :)
Cara Karl's is excellent. She made my son feel very comfortable and helped with questions I had. I would request to see her at all my child's visits.
I love this office and the staff here, I recommend this office to my friends and family who are seeking a new Doctor for their child. Cara has been seeing my son since he was a few days old and she has been such a great help with me being a first time mom. I feel so comfortable talking with her and asking any questions I have.
I like Cara Karls and the way she interacts with my daughter.
Cara was fantastic - energetic, knowledgeable, attentive, and very kind to our daughter. Would gladly see her again!
Couldn't of asked for her appointment to of went any better. She got shots but they knew just what to do to keep her calm and collective.
this was our first visit with our newborn, and we were VERY impressed! everyone was friendly, detailed and attentive. the doctors who saw our baby during rounds in the hospital were fantastic as well. overall, we are very pleased with CCP.
This was my first visit with this office as my child mad just born. Overall I was pleased. The dr was informative and addressed my questions and concerns. These drs seen my daughter after birth in the hospital and I felt they did very well with my daughter then so I decided to try them for her pediatrician.
She is wonderful and we love her.
Cara was amazing. She listened to me and showed me respect. More importantly, she knew how to talk to my child on her level. She is great with children and you can tell she is not only smart but loves her job. Thank you Cara
The doctor was very nice! we enjoyed meeting with her.
We love the white oak office and the providers we see there!
she was great I am very glad we transferred to this office!
Very thorough during exam. Talked directly to child making him feel more comfortable. Great personality. Office staff also polite and helpful.
Cara has a spark of energy that I haven't received in a doctor visit in a long time.
I had called at 9 with concerns with the 3 year old they got me in right away. I had not a 5 min wait in the waiting room and then the dr came in right away with answers and i was sent home.
recent visit, nurse and provider are in rush
we have had cara in the past for exams and she is by far our favorite
Dr. Cara Karls is an amazing pediatrician! we love her so much she always puts a smile on my son's face. thank you!
the dr and staff are approachable and efficient vs. rushed
I love Cara she's awesome
I feel like it was a waste of time.
This is the third time in the past couple months we have seen Cara. After the visit I called my ex husband to update him and we both were praising Cara. We absolutely adore all the Drs in the practice but Cara has definitely stood out.
Very pleasant & calm. Spoke to my daughter and asked her questions to engage her in her own care. This was our first visit with Cara, but we would definitely see her again!
all good experiences
Loved having this dr. We would use her again
Kara was great with our daughter and answered every question we had with no hesitation. My fiance and I both agreed that she was one of the best doctors we have seen at your office. Please pass this along and thank you again!
Happy with overall visit.
Someone new who has not met with my son before but was really good in dealing with my concerns and helpful in discussing to my ASD son why he needs to do certain things...eating proper portions, hygiene, etc.
cara was just awesome and spoke to my daughter so well. my daughter really liked her.
My daughter LOVED the PA. She explained everything to her so that she could understand easily. We were in and out of there quickly but we were not rushed at all. She would have answered more questions if we had had them. VERY nice!!!
the doctor was very personable and friendly. Very pleased with how she interacted with my daughter.
my children love this doctor
Cara is a great doctor I wish I would of found her sooner she amazing
I appreciate their flexibility and availability at the White Oak office. both times I called they were able to see my child the same day for an appointment.
she is the best! she is so kind and helpful and i would recommend her to anyone who has kids!
Dr.kara is a excellent dr. she is patient,friendly,and me and my kids really like her...I feel very comfortable with her diagnosis for my kids when they are sick...I trust her..she's the only one my kids see in the office....
The Dr. was awesome she interacted well with my son. I would recommend her to everyone.
The provider was wonderful. She is kind and caring. She was also enthusiastic with my child.
My child was very comfortable with Cara Karls and plan to request her in the future. Very friendly and compassionate. Great provider!!! :)
Dr. Karls was amazing! She had my son so excited about his visit and the way she interacted with him was more than I could have asked for! GREAT JOB!!!
Dr. Kara was amazing. My children usually only want to see Dr. Varley, but they now trust and love another doctor. I was extremely pleased with the excellent care we received.
Cara is wonderful.
Kara is an excellent Dr. she was very informative and patient during my child's visit
Cara was a wonderful ! Very upbeat and friendly !
I love Cara! I always try to schedule my appts for my child with her...
Very friendly and attentive.
excellent provider, very sweet, very knowledgeable and kind.
We are happy and grateful that we have chosen this provider.
Always very friendly and professional
Cara was wonderful. she addressed all my concerns and put me at ease. She was very professional as well as very kind. I would recommend her to anyone. My kids just love her. it is so reassuring as a mom to have such a wonderful provider taking care of my children!
when we left my daughter asked that she be her doctor moving forward. she has an awesome personality
Kara was wonderful an will ask for her in the future.
Kara was very knowledgeable, friendly, and thorough when meeting my child for the first time. I would recommend her highly and would return to her for follow up care.
very nice PA-C she was great
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