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Thomas Jefferson University Medical College Philadelphia, PA
UPMC Children's Hospital of PittsburghUPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
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Total Comments: 73
this is the 1st time I've had issues with Dr Silk. We waited for an hour for the Dr and when he finally came in, he spent maybe 3 minutes tops with my son. My son went in with a fever and sore throat. He looked in his ears and throat, did a throat cuture and never came back in. the nurse told us the results were negative and said we were "free to go". I wasted an entire hour of my time for a throat culture. the dr never even listened to my sons lungs. with a fever for 2 days, I at least expect for the dr to listen to his lungs.
Dr. Silk is outstanding. He is so knowledgeable and takes time to review my entire history. I feel so comfortable to ask him any question and know he will definitely give me an answer
love, love, love Dr.Silk. he always takes his time with us and we never feel rushed. only wish we would have found him sooner! we drive to whichever office he is covering when we need him!
love this office and staff. always professional and treated with respect
both of my children see Dr. Silk for every appointment. He is always very attentive to me and my concerns as well as great with both of my boys.
waiting in the room for the doctor took an hour and my child was just wearing a diaper. i fill like this needs to be addressed
Dr. Silk is excellent!
very kind and excellent with my kids. didn't ask about prescriptions being used ... but no issues, so I suppose that's okay.
Dr. Silk is so good with my child very attentive I would recommend him to my friends.
Dr. Silk was very kind and good at interacting with us during the actual visit but at that point we were already so stressed from the long wait that we barely got to ask the questions we wanted to know. I was disappointed no one updated him on our extensive medical history so that we could have a better informative discussion on our care plans for the future.
Dr. Silk is always great with our children and spends time with them to get to know them better.
He used horrible analogies to talk about the concerns I had about my child. I had a difficult time getting any words in during the visit.
The walk in appointment was a complete Complete waste of time. Dr. Silk spent approximately 5 minutes looking a skin lesion on my son's neck after we had waited almost an hour to see him. He then stated that he had no clue what it was and was concerned because I was concerned. Lastly told us to go to a dermatologist.
Dr. Silk was amazing with my daughter. She had an ear ache and he joked that maybe they could get her new ears but they were out of human ears. She said she would take bunny ears and he showed her a computer screen with bunny ears which made her laugh and calm down. What a great doctor!
Dr. Silk is the best doctor my child could ever go to.
Dr. Silk demonstrates an amazing ability to explain concepts in easy to understand terms that make sense to my 12 year old son. His manner puts my son at ease--even during stressful circumstances. We were able to get an appointment in a reasonable amount of time, but would definitely wait for Dr. Silk if we needed to.
dr silk has always been awesome to my boys. he genuinely cares.
Dr silk is the best doctor he is amazing he is carrying he is genuinely concerned and understanding we love love love him I have never had a doctor that was so caring and understanding
He is very thorough, knowledgeable, kind and helpful
we love Dr. Silk as a practitioner but he is always running extremely behind schedule.
The medical and clerical staff was great.
We were a walk-in for care. We were seen fast, and the exam was easy and thorough. The prescription was sent over right away.
Dr. Silk has always been helpful and willing to answer all my questions. I schedule all of our schedule visits with him because I appreciate the relationship we have built and they way he knows my children. Dr. Silk has always taken the time to explain things to me and I am appreciative of the time and attention he gives to his patients.
Dr. Silk has treated my daughter since she was born! Love him!
Dr. Silk is excellent! He takes his time and really listens to what I have to say.
Dr. Silk is an excellent doctor. We waited an hour to see him for 10 minutes.
Dr Silk was amazing I will only schedule my child with him from now on.
As always Dr. Silk was fantastic. He's excellent with both my kids! He provided fun solutions to minor issues we've been having with chapped lips, and diet.
We love Dr. Silk! He is kind, compassionate, and really focuses in on our daughter when he walks in room. I constantly feel like the overly concerned/worried mother and always have tons of questions to ask- he never judges my questions, always listens well and make me feel at ease.
Dr Silk is unbelievable! He noticed that my child wasn't himself so we even scheduled another appointment with a behavior specialist to discuss his allergies.
We have been patients for 6 years and love the doctors and clerical staffs. They are dependable, caring, and knowledgeable.
Dr. Silk is one of my favorite providers when it comes to the care of my children. He listens to what I say and discusses all information and ideas openly and thoroughly. I will request him as often as possible for the care of my children.
Dr Silk continually does an amazing job as the pediatrician for my 3 kids! Not only is he personable and easy to talk to, but his expertise is extremely helpful and much appreciated!
dr. Silk was fantastic at engaging with my 1.5 yr old and made me feel better about the questions I had
Dr. Silk is the very best! Been my childs doctor now for 10years! We couldn't of asked for a more caring,and concerned,yet passionate about my childs overall health. Thank you all for caring and it shows!
Dr. Silk is very patient to hear our questions and answer them accurately. He takes his time to understand the problem and provide proper guidance.
Dr. Silk takes time to teach about health issues that are of concern .
love the practice and the doctors but I had an appointment for 11:00 and was not called back to a room until 11:58. it was extremely frustrating to sit that long with my two children and nobody gave us a heads up or reason. The nurse apologized for the wait when she took us back but had just gotten there herself.
Dr. Silk is an amazing doctor. he always takes the time out to interact with my daughter and makes sure that all kf my questions and concerns are explained so i understand everything. i highly recommend him!
it was a good visit
I was very happy with Dr. Silks manner with my baby and his suggestions were respectful, helpful, and informative.
HE is always very nice understanding and very helpful
I am very satisfied with that provider. I would highly recommend him to anyone. very friendly and courteous.
They were very helpful in all situations.
Dr Silk is a great doctor who relates to my son and makes me feel like he listens to and takes our concerns seriously
Dr. Silk was wonderful with our daughter. He took the extra effort to build rapport and play with her.
Love Dr. Silk! He was very patient - and made my scared daughter comfortable before starting the exam. She was hiding in the corner and the beginning and giggling by the end.
love how everyone talks to my child. This dialogue not only creates self advocating skill for my 7 year old, but more importantly; trust, respect and a fabulous rapport between doctor and child. Dr Silk is amazing at this skill.
I had a good experience with dr silk and the nurse who administered the shots
everything was very well. Great Job
Dr Silk had excellent rapport with both my daughter and me.
had to bring my daughter in after hitting het head at the park... they took het witjput an appointment, heard my concerns, explained things thoroughly, examined her well... so happy with the care!!!
dr silk recommended a book for me to read specifically focusing on concerns I had for my son. he gave excellent advice on preparing my son for the baby I will be having next month.
Dr. Silk is the best. Always takes the time to answer my list of questions and gives real-life advice that is so helpful for a new mom. He goes above and beyond, and I'm so glad he is our pediatrician.
Dr.Silk was awesome.
Felt there should be more immediate concern for my son who was sitting in the waiting room gasping for air.
we love Dr Silk and how great he is. he truly cares about my children and they know he will keep them safe. that is huge for a dr and patient
excellent care for my daughter! we love the doctors, nurses, and staff at CCP!
Dr Silk is wonderful. He always interacts with the child to make things as easy as possible. He takes the time to explain things in terms we can understand. Our schild always feels comfortable in his care.
Dr. Silk was awesome!
I love doctor Silk! he goes above and beyond to not only take care of my daughter mentally physically and emotionally but he plays with her gets her laughing to make the overall visit more enjoyable. He's a wonderful doctor and our favorite treatment provider!
prolonged wait time of almost an hour. doctor thorough and attentive once present.
We love Dr. Silk! He is so great with our boys, and incredibly observant, even when we don't say anything at all. He is low intervention, which we appreciate greatly as well.
Dr.Silk is an amazing doctor. He is one in a million. He has cared for both my son and daughter. My son is 22 and daughter is 10. I would highly recommend him!
Dr spent a long time with us
the nurse and dr silk were fantastic. we went in as walk-ins in the morning and waited almost 1 1/1 hours. that is insane
This was our first visit to the practice and first visit with Dr. Silk. We just moved here from another part of the state. I thought that Dr. Silk had an amazing bedside manner. He worked well with our 9 month old and put us both at ease. He was friendly, knowledgable, and made the visit very pleasant. I liked that he taught me (a mother of five) some things I didn't know or didn't remember about how much formula my baby now should take, however he didn't instruct me in a condescending way. I appreciated his professional style and warm personality and I look forward to bringing my other four children to him soon.
Dr Silk was awesome. Super friendly with my son and very helpful helping me understand about needed done for my son. He also referenced that he had the same thing 3 and 4 years ago.
I don't mind the longer than usual wait to see our doctor because I know during visits when I have a lot of questions, he takes the time to thoroughly answer them all without making me feel rushed. When he is behind schedule, i know it is because he is doing the same for another concerned parent.
Dr. Silk was the best doctor we have had yet! I would give him the highest recommendation to any of my friends or family. He was very sweet to my son, trying to make him laugh and did a good check-up on him.
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