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PediatricsPediatrics (Primary Care Physician)
MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA, USA
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
UPMC Children's Hospital of PittsburghUPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
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Total Comments: 103
Dr. Shaver was thorough and understanding. He took a lot of time with us and our child and was very reassuring and kind.
Dr. is excellent at relating with children- able to speak in relatable terminology
Dr. Shaver really took a lot of time and care to listen to Maya and myself and thoughtfully and thoroughly addressed all our questions and concerns.
Dr Shaver has been seeing my son since day one. there are many other providers close by but we drive out of our way to see Dr Shaver, we think he's the best!
very smart doctor, he's highly favored by my family!
I only could get a visit with our pediatrician in September instead of August during vacation, but it was worth waiting for it. He is an excellent doctor and he always does a detailed check up
Dr. Shaver is absolutely amazing. We drive pretty far just to ensure that he stays as our pediatrician. He talks with my boys, not at them. he remembers small details. He's kind, thoughtful, and knowledgeable. I really can't say enough great about him!
DR. Shavers is really awesome. He always seems to think of things not discussed before.
we love our doctor!
It was a very helpful visit. Dr. Shaver helped explain everything very well and gave me good directions to heal.
GIL - Murrysville has been nothing but WONDERFUL to my children. The office staff, nurses and Dr. Shaver have always went above and beyond for us and treated us like family. I always speak highly of the staff and I always boast about Dr. Shaver and how he is an amazing doctor. :) I always feel that GIL has the best interest for my children's health.
Dr. Shaver is fantastic! his front desk staff seems to be in need of better organization and guidance for managing patients and insurances.
Dr. Shaver is so attentive, knowledgeable, and reassuring.
Dr. Shaver always takes a lot of time to talk to my kids. He listens carefully and shows tremendous interest in what my daughter has to say. He is great!
Dr. Shaver is amazing he listens and deliver everytime and he's very gentle with my children.
Always attentive. Takes time to listen to concerns and questions and answers them. Provides great education throughout. Would recommend provider to anyone with a child - is now caring for both of my children.
Our experiences have always been great. It's a pain for us to get to this office but we love Dr Shaver so we make the drive. He's very attentive and knows our history and makes the kids feel comfortable
Dr. Shaver was very thorough, kind, and encouraging to us as new parents.
very friendly and personable pediatrician. great with my son !
Dr. Shaver is the absolute best. He really takes his time to talk to our daughter and really hash out any issues. He doesn't talk down to her, he talks with her which makes her more open to talking to him about anything!
Dr. Shaver always takes the time to talk to our child and really listens to her. It makes her more involved in her own care. It really builds her confidence. He will also listen to the both of us and talk things out with us. We always feel like a priority, he never rushes through.
Dr. Shaver is the best. I would highly recommend him to anyone. The best "bedside manner"-- my son respects and responds to him, he is always very thorough, I never feel like he is checking boxes or rushing through. Answers all questions. I can't speak highly enough.
You service times and employees were awesome. Thank you all for taking the time to see my child and hear me out. I appreciate everyone in the office especially with being a first time mom.
Dr. Shaver is an excellent provider. He always communicates very well, and he really cares. I would recommend him to everyone.
we like dr. shaver a lot. he is respectful and gives good suggestions. it would be nice if he could talk more about milestones at each age group to better give an idea of where my child behaves/performs.
We love Dr. Shaver! He takes time to answer all questions and makes my son feel comfortable.
dr shaver is always kind and spends a lot of time talking to my daughter. we were there for a well visit, but she had gotten hurt 2 days prior and he spent a lot of time looking at her injury.
Doctor was thorough and attentive to my son.
I waited 30 minutes in the waiting room from my appt time until getting called back to a room.
excellent as always
Dr. Shaver is excellent and provides thoughtful and compassionate care. I trust him with my children's heath completely.
Dr. Shaver is our favorite. He's always personable, engaged, and makes us feel that our child is getting the best care.
I really like how, once a child is able to understand and respond tosimple questions, Dr. Shaver talks directly to my child to assess how he is doing in all areas of development. Dr. Shaver always will reference me for additional information or hear any concerns but he interacts so much with my kids making them feel a part of their exam. I'm sure that has a lot to do with why both of my kids feel so comfortable with Dr. Shaver.
Dr. Shaver is always professional and personal. He always provides us with exceptional care and listens to what we have to say. He talks to our son like they are old buddies. We love Dr. Shaver and would never go anywhere else for our son's care!
Love Dr Shaver and the staff
first time we have met him...when dr Levine retires he may be the provider we choose. very attentive and thorough. great bedside manner.
It is always a joy working with Dr James Shaver
This is the second time my son has seen this doctor and feels very comfortable with him. As my son reaches adolescence, we may request him as our primary care pediatrician for my son.
He's an excellent pediatrician
Excellent doctor! He was easy to talk with and gave good information about the progression of my sons health and feeding schedule.
Excellent consideration for newborn and new parents!
We love Dr. Shaver! He takes the time to listen to both me and my child. He listens and really puts everyone at ease. I love that he speaks to my children often times they are talked over I like that he asks them and gets them into the conversation. After all we are there about them and not what I think.
Dr. Shaver was very attentive and caring towards our newborn. He also took the time to ask about my pregnancy, breastfeeding and took the time to get to know my husband and I. Very impressed with his level of care.
We love Dr. Shaver!
I love the fact that they let me know my child growth every visit.
We really like Dr. Shaver. He is approachable and clear. If there are vaccines to be taken though, please let us know at the beginning of the visit.
Dr. Shaver is great with kids! He made my son feel super comfortable, and boosted his confidence as well! His kindness eased my son's fears about the visit.
Wonderful experience, as usual.
CCP GIL providers and staff are amazing
Dr. Shaver is wonderful. My child is very comfortable with him
we always see Dr. Shaver when possible. He is very attentive and my girls love him.
I was disappointed because we waited 1.5 hours in the waiting room.
we love the staff at CCP-GIL. my boys look forward to doctor visits even when they are sick!
All staff who had contact with our daughter during this visit were wonderfully responsive and interactive with her, something that feels attentive given her special needs and that she is non-verbal.
always a good experience
this is a well run office with very professional staff
We love Dr. Shaver. He's an excellent and attentive provider.
The doctor took the time to speak privately to my son about what he can expect in body changes that made my son very comfortable that the doctor was a man instead of our usual female doctor. I appreciated him taking the time and responsibility to have this talk with my son.
The Doctor listened to my concerns and gave me time to think before making a decision.
Good doctor, the staff is very nic
Dr. Shaver is an excellent pediatrician and we are very happy with his care.
we love Dr. Shaver
I recommend Dr. Shaver to anyone who asks. He's great!
Pleasant, clean and timely are just a few great traits of this wonderful office. Friendly and knowledgeable staff are a great asset as well.
I like Dr shaver he takes very good care of my son
love Dr Shavers and the entire staff
my kids look forward to seeing Dr Shaver.
Dr. Shaver is an astute and thoughtful physician who takes time to hear our concerns and answer our questions. We recommend him to everyone we know. The office is also responsive and friendly.
My son loves Dr. Shaver. He feels very comfortable speaking with him. I really like how Dr. Shaver directs age appropriate questions to my son to have him answer questions about his own health
Our family loves Dr. Shaver! He's so attentive and truly cares for his patients. There's no other pediatrician that we would want for our girls!
Dr. Shaver is great. I appreciate that he communicates appropriately with the children.
Dr. Shaver is a fabulous physician all-round! he's thorough, respectful, and empathic. Michelle and the other nurses at CCP are wonderful.
The nurse was extremely nice. Dr. Shaver was caring and friendly.
Dr. Shaver is the best. Could not recommend someone more highly.
we love dr shaver and all of the staff at ccp GIL.
He was very attentive to our concerns and he took his time to answer all our questions.
Dr. Shaver is a great doctor, he is kind and he cares for his patients.
The thouroughess and relateability that Dr. Shaver practices with my son makes me very grateful to have him as our physician.
we love this practice and specifically Dr. Shaver. My 13 yr old son can be anxious about his health and Dr. Shaver listens to him, speaks directly to him and always makes him feel comfortable. he shows he cares and makes a point to ask my son about items from previous visits. We could t ask for a better pediatrician.
We love Dr.Shaver. Very knowledgeable, our kids love him, listens to our concerns/questions. Thank you for your excellent care!
We think Dr. Shaver is great! He always talks to our boys and shows an interest in what is going on with them. He always makes our boys feel comfortable during appointments.
Love ALL of the staff we have never had a bad experience
wonderful as always.
I love this practice our family doctor is EXCELLENT he is very sincere about my children's health and always has a plan intact for every doctor visit I've have been bringing my children to this practice for almost 6 years now and we have no plans on leaving anytime soon this is home
We just love Dr. Shaver, he's the absolute best pediatrician ever!!
Dr. Shaver has been my sons. PCP for the last 10 years and he has been an awesome and very helpful doctor.
dr. shaver is by far one of the best, kindest, and smartest pediatricians I have ever interacted with.
we always choose Dr. shaver whenever he is available because he is such a professional physician and we have always had good experiences with him
Dr Shaver and the entire Murrysville staff is outstanding, friendly, and patient. I tend to be a crazy, always worrying, new mom and they take their time to explain everything. Dr Shaver is a wonderful pediatrician and I highly recommend him to friends, family, and peers.
always very friendly and listens to myself and my child.
About 2 years ago we moved to Mount Lebanon, we switched all of my care providers to people located closer to our new location. Dr Shaver and the staff at GIL were irreplaceable and we continue to travel all the way across the city to have our child seen by them.
I liked that Dr. Shaver asked the patient questions as well as her parents, that he took time to make sure she was comfortable before beginning his exam, and that he also asked about her siblings.
very happy with the care
We were very pleased with the care provided by each provider at the practice and pleased with the health care outcome
I love Dr Shaver. He is the best
As parents, we continue to be impressed by Dr. Shaver. The level of engagement he has with our son is beyond both what we would ever expect and what we have ever experienced with any other provider. I appreciate that he makes our son feel comfortable, asks him questions directly rather than just asking myself or my husband, and seems to remember detailed information about him, despite the fact that we are only at the doctor once a year or so.
Dr Shaver was very nice to my son and took time to ask my son what was bothering him. I was glad he was able to help us with the issue we are having.
i have always had great experience at this practice and are glad we found Dr. Shaver.
Dr. Shaver is incredible. He spends a good amount of time with each patient, knows the child's medical history, and makes patient and parent comfortable.
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