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MD, Hacettepe University Ankara , Turkey
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA University of Istanbul Istanbul, Turkey
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA USA UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA USA UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA USA
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View Dr. Alper's full list of publications from PubMed.
In addition to seeing patients in general Child Neurology, Gulay Alper, MD, sees patients in the White Matter Disorders, Neurofibromatosis and Tuberous Sclerosis clinics at Children;s in Oakland and Children;s East in Monroeville.
She completed her Pediatrics residency in her native Turkey, where she was a general practitioner for the Ministry of Health for four years in the cities of Erzurum and Diyarbakir. She came to Children;s for additional training in Pediatrics and Child Neurology residency.
Dr. Alper joined the Child Neurology faculty in July 2002 after a research fellowship in Neurogenetics in the Children;s laboratory of Vinodh Narayanan, MD.
Dr. Alper has begun a research project designed to determine the frequency with which children get multiple sclerosis and related conditions that involve the white matter of the brain. Her studies will help us understand what happens to children with these diseases as they mature, and begin to tell us what treatment and prevention options work best.
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: 26
Will not be returning to provider. we waited months for this appointment traveled to meet provider. No issues were addressed.
Dr. Alper has been great for my son. When I called with a concern, she called me herself that afternoon to discuss his care and got us in the following week following an EEG test.
the office visits doesn't feel like we are visiting a Doctor but rather a close friend. Dr. Alper is an excellent Doctor who listens and explains everything in a way anyone can understand. She is Amazing.
She was helpful, friendly, and respectful of our concerns.
wonderful Dr. would recommend her just a little to Lng of a wait in the exam room apt.
Erin, the doctors nurse called me with some follow up questions about some suggested blood work for my son. she was just very pleasant to deal with!
Dr. was very involved with my child. Interacted and cared. Very professional. I was very pleased !!
HAD GOOD EXPERINCE
Yes,it's the good care for my child!
dr was nice and ordered more tests that are scheduled. no real answers on our daughters health condition yet.
very understanding of what my son need going forward with his care of his seizures
Dr Alper and Erin the nurse are very professional and thorough with all of our needs . They make the unknown of our sons seizures alittle easier to cope with . We our thankful and grateful for their services
Dr. Alper has been an amazing physician to me for the past few years. I will be moving on to a new provider with a great base yo build upon.
Over all not a good experience for anyone in the family, when anyone asked a question it felt as if the doctor thought they where dumb questions and was very short with all of us.
Dr. Alper was great with my son. She took all things into consideration and did not just brush me off. She interacted great with him, and gave feedback to our questions we had. Very happy with our experience.
she was a little rude I didn't appreciate it.. she could of had less of an attitude.. we are bubbly people so I expect atleast a good attitude
very thorough, kind and caring, willing to help us find out my daughters problem, she is the 5th doctor we have seen
The doctor lacked rapport building skills. Made an initial diagnosis after less than a minute. Poor education and explanation of symptoms and plan of assessment / treatment. Actually no explanation and wanted me to decide what to do next. Told me my child was the healthiest she's seen and clearly has not worked with children enough to understand how to build rapport and not talk about them in front of them. That can sometimes lead to misinformation and is not how I approach my practice with kids. She had us leaving telling us it was all in his head and to see a psychologist. The eye doctor diagnosed a visual problem. More rapport, tactful communication and most importantly patient education / support could go a long way!
The provider had not reviewed my son's file before the appointment, as we had to repeat much of the information we gave to her nurse on the phone when making the appointment. She had not reviewed his MRI and had trouble pulling it up from his records. She was going to review the MRI with her colleagues and follow up with me but I still have not heard from her. The appointment was a waste of our time.
very friendly and very good at helping me understand what's going on and the tests she wants done And why
the entire staff was friendly and helpful.
Dr. Alper was outstanding. Thank you.
frustrating that you have to relay questions thru a third party and that you can only speak with physician during an office visit.
I wasn't clear on understanding. the drs directions on meds. the discharge papers wrent thorough enough for me to to get a clear picture on the plan for my daughter. other than that dr is very thorough.
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