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Total Comments: 46
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!
always a great staff and Doctor.
dr Sylvester is the best! she works wonderfully with my daughter. I wouldn't see anyone else
everything and everyone was excellent
I really enjoy going to see Christin Sylvester. She is very friendly and helpful. She has been patient with seeing my daughter from the young age of 8 weeks. I would recommend her to anyone.
I went to the wrong location for the apt but the staff was nice, phoned Dr Sylvester and she told me to get to the correct location as soon as possible and she'll see me any way
Dr. Sylvester did a wonderful job for taking care of my daughter.
Dr. Sylvester is wonderful. She is always wonderful. He skill and kindness is consistent and without measure.
Pleasant, friendly, and professional
Amazing physician and team
Dr. Sylvester is hands down the best doctor ever. She is extremely down to earth, explains my daughter's condition to me in a way I can understand, listens to my concerns and addresses them, and doesn't rush me through my appointment. I feel very blessed to have her in my daughter's life.
Allyson & I were very happy with Dr. Sylvester & her staff. Very friendly, helpful & genuine people! No complaints, Excellent doctor & staff!
Very good job
She was amazing.
Dr. Sylvester was very professional, courteous, kind, gentle, knowledgeable, efficient, compassionate and caring. I appreciated her attention to my child and myself. When I started to cry during the appointment she comforted me and responded in a helpful manor. I really appreciated her kindness.
my daughter has seen Dr. Sylvester since she was approx 1 year old, she has been nothing but wonderful to us! She has always spent time explaining everything go us, and also spending extra time with my daughter just to make her feel comfortable with the examination and tests she had to do. She is a wonderful doctor and I would recommend her to everyone I know!!
UMPC is a wonderful facility with an amazing staff. It is a bit of a drive for us to get there, but I wouldn't trust this particular concern with anyone else.
Wonderful staff and physician.
Dr. Sylvester has a great report with children and parents, she is patient, caring and thorough.
We met with Dr. Sylvester and Eve. We've never met Eve before but she was GREAT with my son and got the best vision reports this far. Dr. Sylvester is great! This wait wasn't very long, but in the past it has been very long.
We love Dr. Sylvester! She is an incredible doctor and have recommended her too many family and friends.
Dr. Sylvester is one the best providers I have had the opportunity to work with regarding our child's recent eye surgery. Both my wife and I work in the Healthcare setting and have nothing but positive comments regarding Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and Dr. Sylvester.
Dr. Sylvester was awesome! She did a very thorough exam and answered all of my questions. I felt like she shared my concern for my daughter's health. Everyone in the office was very nice. Because some extra testing was ordered, we were still there over lunch. I felt bad that we were keeping the staff busy at lunch time, but they did not seem bothered at all. It was a very welcoming environment.
Everyone in the office was friendly and helpful. I feel confident in them with my child's healthcare decisions.
excellent care every time
Dr. Sylvester and the technician (Heather) were fantastic- patient, upbeat and understanding to with us. They made personal connections with us and made my daughter feel special.
Dr. Sylvester is amazing. She is so thorough and patient and really explains things well. My daughter has been under her care since the NICU and we are extremely pleased with her care, concern and expertise.
Dr. Sylvester and team are Excellent - I travel 20 miles because of the outstanding care she provides. I would not go to anyone else.
Dr. Sylvester took great care in evaluating our daughter's vision issues --- no small feat on a 3 1/2 year old. We left our visit with a greater understanding of her condition today as well as corrective/treatment options for the future. Our family is grateful to have a super-specialist for our child, and feel confident that she is receiving the best care possible.
Exceptional Dr. and also has good interpersonal skills, very competent & caring.
I would recommend Dr Sylvester to anyone. She's a great surgeon
Dr. Sylvester is awesome, probably one of the nicest D.O.'s I've ever met and she seems to really care about the premature babies coming to her for their first eye checks.
Dr. Sylvester is always wonderful and has my child's best interests at heart. She is a phenomenal doctor.
She was very polite and she listened to what I had to say
Dr. Sylvester and her nurse assistant were wonderful
My granddaughter's experience with the doctors was excellent through the entire visit. I would choose Children's Eye Center again.
Excellent care provider. Worked great with my child and myself. Looking forward to next years check-up!
I travel over one hour (each way) passing many other md's along the way - to see Dr Sylvester for my daughter - I choose her because I trust her (she has earned our trust). She is extremely skilled and excellent with my daughter. I would NOT go to anyone else.
Staff at the Pine Center are always courteous and respectful. They seem aware of and empathetic to my son's special needs and always interact appropriately with him. Dr. Sylvester inspires confidence and puts my son at ease. She always to make our experience as trouble free as possible.
she is one of a kind and is extremely good with my child. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
Dr Kristin is a good doctor and I would recommend her to my friends and family.
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