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MD, Hacettepe University Ankara , Turkey
University of Istanbul Istanbul, Turkey University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
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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: 24
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.
Dr. Alper very carefully addressed all of our questions and concerns. she is a very caring and competent physician.
Dr. Alper was attentive to my child and took time to listen to my concerns about my child's behavior and past history. It was apparent that she had studied the written information I provided to her prior to my child's appointment. I would have liked some additional information regarding the reason Dr. Alper feels my child is engaging in certain behaviors. I felt a sense of relief that Dr. Alper did order tests to investigate further and rule out or identify any potential medical issues with my child.
Wasn't happy at all with provider she didnt to want to be brothered with my child since my child couldnt verbalize what was going on
The doctor we saw was extremely rude and I will be requesting to see a new neurologist or go elsewhere.
we waited 4 months for this appt for a chronic condition my child has been having. I felt the Dr was very dismissive, said it really couldn't be true. Seemed fairly uninterested in her generally. Told us that she needed an mri and why didn't we ever do one. I said she has braces and she said they could still do it or I should have them removed. Told us she needed a psych consult, now my daughter thinks there is something wrong with her. Her bedside manner was not friendly or very concerned. Said besides the test there was nothing she could do for her and didn't feel the need to see her again. Gave me the number to call for the test results. She never even acknowledged that she looked at the CT or any tests or appts we had already had except her med list. Told me I should wean her off her meds with noconcern forhow to manage the pain.
I waited in the waiting room for 3 hours then additional hour waiting on the doctor
We have moved out of state and will always come back to Dr. Alper. We trust and respect her more than any other provider we have ever met.
First time we saw Dr Alper. Very pleased with her concern and the direction she has steered us in.
This was an initial, informational visit during which Dr. Alper did an excellent job in explaining our child's EEG study, in answering our questions, and in addressing our concerns.
Dr Alper was very frustrated during this appointment. She expressed several times that our appointment should have been with one of the neurologists who saw my daughter when she was admitted at Children's Hospital in January. In addition, she hadn't reviewed any of my daughters chart prior to the visit. I was given only a few minutes to attempt to explain four+ months of medical history. We traveled two hours from Erie for this appointment and it was a complete waste of our time. In addition it was very frustrating for my daughter.
I have no complaints with children's hospital or dr apler. All of the staff are amazing and I would recommend them to any parent
We are happy to have Dr. Alper on our daughter's team to aid in wellness
I felt very rushed and misunderstood throughout our appointment. I left more confused and with more questions than when I entered. I feel like my concerns were brushed off and all of the questions I had were answered very vaguely. This is very unfortunate because I am typically very easy to please. I had a lot of anxiety about this neurology appointment and my frustration level was at an all time high after leaving this appointment.
WE WERE VERY PLEASED AT HOW OUR SON WAS TREATED AND THE PLAN OF CARE DR. ALPER HAS GIVEN US FOR HIS CONDITION....WE ARE RELIEVED HIS ISSUES ARE BEING ADDRESSED
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