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Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
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: 28
Dr. Alper really makes you feel like she cares about you. She personally got me the phone number and looked up a specific doctor to ask about another issue with my son't care. She goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable. I am very impressed with her and how she handled my son's care and follow-up visits.
Seemed very thorough in asking the necessary questions to help determine a course of action. Front desk staff very helpful and polite. Did not have to wait long for appointment.
Dr. Alper is always attentive to my daughter. Always explains things in great detail, too! I've learned so much from her!
the doctor was very rude to my husband and I. she came on the room and started " you both are nurses what do you think is wrong with your child" when we answered she stated that we were wrong and that's why we are only nurses. she spent very little time in the room and just said here's an order for an MRI see you in 6 months. we got no answers.
me and my child got treated well
We had an appointment with the doctor. A physicians assistant came in to talk with us. She was very helpful, patient, and knowledgeable. After we told her everything we were there to discuss with the doctor she said she would tell the doctor everything and they would be back. The doctor came in spent no more than 5 minutes in the room. Turned the lights off looked in her eyes asked a couple questions and said that we were going to do everything the pa had talked to us about. She then left and let the pa with us to answer and questions and explain why the doctor was choosing the treatment she close and why we were following the steps she wanted to take. we thought the pa was terrific but if we are there to see the doctor I feel she should have spent more time with us.
We waited for 6 weeks to see what I thought was going to be a team who would collaborate on my child's health. Instead we were met with a provider who basically said her case was hopeless, and gave us a name of a psychologist at CHP main but no official referral papers to contact her and told us the only way to deal with this was related to her mental health.
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.
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!
wonderful Dr. would recommend her just a little to Lng of a wait in the exam room apt.
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 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.
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
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!
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