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DO, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Erie, PA MD
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Philadelphia, PA
Children's National Medical Center Washington, DC
UPMC MercyUPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
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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: 73
I don't understand why we went to one room for couple minutes then went to another room to wait for 30 mins. I had a 1245 Appointment and didn't see the doctor until almost 2pm and the exam is only 5 minutes long. I love the provider since she's been with the girls since day 1
she is excellent and we are sad to see her leave UPMC
Dr. Sylvester is one of the best doctors that I see, and I see many. I would not go to anyone else for the care of my eyes, and I would travel as far as I had to, to see her. She is a caring and knowledgeable ophthalmologist.
Dr. Sylvester treated my child well. Always explained everything.
She is amazing, I'm so sad she is leaving chp
we have been with her since birth almost 8 years, and we are sad she's leaving. She knows her stuff and really listens. We made the trip when we lived in New York and even now in Ohio to have her take care of our daughter.
love her, sad to hear she is leaving.
It is a shame to lose Dr. Sylvester as a UPMC Children's provider. She has been fantastic with our son's care over the years.
she's a great doctor and she'll be missed.
Explains well. Patient.
I'm very well pleased with the care my child has received from umpc childrens hospital.
Great physician. She was patient and attentive to my child's needs and explained information in a way that was easy to understand.
Long wait times to be seen, and very hard to schedule, or change appointments
my daughter really enjoys seeing this doctor
Dr. Sylvester is the best. She has helped us so much in the past 7 years and continues to do so. We are so thankful to her.
we love Dr. Sylvester. She'sthe only eye surgeon my daughter will ever see!
Dr Sylvester is wonderful
was considering going to a local eye doctor because I have to drive for 1 1/2 hours to se Dr Sylvester but after seeing the care that is provided I feel that it cannot be replicated. dr Sylvester and her team at pine center are second to none and we will continue to travel to see her to get the best care possible!!!
Dr. Sylvester is very knowledgeable, very kind, and great with children. She is very thorough and explains everything very well. I highly recommend her!
Dr. Sylvester had an excellent rapport with my daughter. She was able to put her at ease within minutes of meeting her and made an effort to connect with her-not just with me-during the visit.
The provider was new and excellent. I was super pleased with my appt with her.
friendly, fantastic doctor
always excellent, friendly doctor
such a caring, helpful, and thorough doctor! love going to her! she was even familiar with my daughter's rare condition ( not many are)
overall ,it's very good experience. just the waiting time was a little bit long which we were understand that other kids might take extra unexpected time
absolutely love Dr. Sylvester! She is always wonderful with our son and we are thankful to have her and the staff there.
Dr. Sylvester does a great job and genuinely cares about my son. She always gets right back to me and is extremely helpful!
everyone was very friendly and quick, worked through all question without delay. very patient
my daughter loved Dr Sylvester and had a great visit with her this was the first time she every seen an eye doctor and she explained everything to her
Dr. Sylvester is absolutely wonderful, caring, and provides excellent medical attention to my daughter's needs!
Christin L Sylvester is by far the best doctor. My 2 year old never cries or gets scared with her. Actually a doctor we look forward to seeing!
our first Optamology appointment and best in class service. thank you for an amazing experience
I appreciate Dr. Sylvester for fitting in my child for a baseline eye exam before the start of a new medication. Her willingness to do this allowed for no delay in the start of a new treatment plan.
Dr. Sylvester is wonderful, and we love her! she gives you as much time as you need, works collaboratively with you, and truly listens to your concerns and questions. her answers are always thorough and thoughtful and pertain directly to the question - because she is actually listening. She doesn't dismiss any concern as silly or make you feel bad for asking.
Provider is exceptionally knowledgeable, genuinely concerned for my son's well-being, passionate about her position as our provider. Love her!
When i questioned about other options for fixing my sons eye she very rudely interrupted and said she wasn't concerned...but i am and so is my,child i just to know options we have had glasses and doing patching for 4 years and no improvement very frustrating!
Dr. Sylvester is caring, compassionate, and very attentive to my children's medical history and personal needs. She takes her time to be accurate, and explains what she is doing, why she is doing it, and what the results mean. I would recommend her to every family, especially if you have special needs or concerns regarding your child's eye health.
Always excellent communication with us parents as well as our child!
We have been seeing Dr. Sylvester for many years. She is the best! She explains everything and takes her time with her patients. Very happy with her services.
Dr Sylvester is wonderful patient and takes the time to explain to my special needs child step by step what she is going to do to complete the exam !!!
Dr. Sylvester is an amazing provider. She is very caring and goes out of her way to provide the best possible care.
We have been seeing Dr. Sylvester routinely since my daughter was a week old and have always had excellent experiences with her. From check-ups to the treatment of an issue, she is wonderful with our baby and also with discussing complex items with us. During a recent visit, we had a genetics question and she brought a geneticist on her team into the room to discuss as a group. We never feel rushed and always experience above excellent care.
Very efficient in time and excellent care.
We absolutely love Dr. Sylvester's "bed side manner". She is extremely friendly yet professional. She goes above and beyond to make sure she is doing the correct thing for my daughter. She's the best!!
everyone was helpful
The physician, Dr Sylvester, was excellent. She was efficient but kind. She explained things thoroughly. On a side note, I do not feel that physicians should be referred to as "providers," and I strongly disagree with the use of these press-ganey surveys to rate physicians; appropriate care does not always lead to patient satisfaction; that being said, our experience with Dr Sylvester was both appropriate and satisfactory.
Everyone was great! Love the Pine Center office. Dr. Sylvester is the best!
she was very kind and gentle and patient
loved the nurses and doctor
We are always appreciative of tips that help make treatments palatable for a small child. We came away with several for eye-patching that are already helping with compliance. Thank you!
we love coming to Dr. Sylvester. Well worth the 90 minute drive.
Dr was so kind, thorough, attentive. She was really great and we will be back to see her for future needs.
very patient staff for my daughter who was very anxious
Excellent Dr. Would I would recommend her to anyone. Took great care of my son during surgery, before and after.
Amazing eye doctor. Very personable. She doesn't miss a thing. very observant of my child's past to present eye health.
We visit this office for regular check-ups to monitor my son's eye condition. The doctor and the staff are always great, informative, kind, and patient. They do a wonderful job each time.
you have a top notch facility, we travel 3 1/2 hours because I know my daughter will receive the best care possible..I have never had a bad experience up to this point and have nothing but compliments for the Dr's and staff. Thank you all so very much..
Dr Sylvester is an amazing physician. We drive over an hour for our visits because of her passing many other physicians along the way. She is kind, smart, thorough and genuinely cares about my daughter and her progress.
The nurses and Dr. Sylvester are consistently amazing when caring for my son.
Care is great! Direct and attentive.
I absolutely love this doctor!!
visit was very long 2+hours
She's wonderful doctor.
Always have the best experiences with Dr. Sylvester, if we lived closer we'd keep using her as our daughters vision provider. She's always happy, excited to see our daughter and very caring with her. Very informative and helpful with information about her conditions and what is happening with her.
dr. Sylvester is our first choice in the practice, she did my daughters eye surgery for strabismus when she was 5 years. scheduling conflicts prevented us from seeing her during our last 2 check ups, but we were happy to see her again. she is brilliant and so technical and has such a precise attention tot detail. you just know the exam is very very thorough and her eye glass Rx is precise. we're very grateful for her!
Pleased with physician care, would go somewhere else if not happy with medical care. I'm not happy the office wait times. We waited 25-30 minutes before being called back to exam room. This happens almost every visit, sometimes there is longer time spent in waiting room. Total time from arriving to leaving was 2 hours 20 minutes. This is a long time for a child to be engaged at a doctor appointment. Apppointments are always long at this office. After being evaluated by assistant, we may wait 15-30 minutes for the doctor. We keep coming back because Dr Sylvester does give us quality time during the actual eye exam and UPMC doesn't give us any other options for pediatric eye care in the North Hills.
this was a great visit. The staff was very helpful
Dr. Sylvester is amazing! She had me send a picture of my son's eye when I called with a concern from his surgery. she had us come to the hospital right away even though she wasn't seeing patients. my son's eye had an infection and if we would have had to wait his vision could have been affected. She made the decision to pull the stint out immediately and by dinner time his eye looked 100% better!
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