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PediatricsPediatrics (Primary Care Physician)
MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Washington University School of Medicine St Louis, MO University of Virginia Medical School Charlottesville, VA
St Louis Children's Hospital Saint Louis, MO
UPMC HamotUPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
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: 46
our child has autism and Dr. Barber has been a wonderful resource for our family for many years.
Dr. Barber is excellent. He is up to date on all current treatment options, knows my history, and keeps me informed. He is quick to determine what needs to happen and doesn't hesitate to order tests/medicate when needed. He manages my care in a holistic manner and takes his time with me no matter what my current health issue may be.
very optimistic that I'm doing what's best and always tells us we are doing a great job
Dr. Barber was great, today! His understanding and experience with ASD and related issues is greatly appreciated.
Dr. Barber is always thorough and is open to us asking questions. His answers are always well thought, encouraging, and child-centered.
Dr. Barber is always thorough in his exam, listens to our questions, and gives such great information. I am always learning something new about development/disease etc. when we go, which I love. He takes the time to educate his patients, which to me means that his patients will be able to make better life decisions in regard to their health as they grow.
DRBARBER is a great doctor that has helped me for a lot of years and always asks me how I'm doing and is very thorough.
time spent with the doctor was less than if normally is but he answered all my questions that I had. my son's medical care team is quite large and Dr. Barber plays a small role in that but I do like him very much. He is to the point and doesn't beat around the bush. Also he cares about me since I am doing so much for my son.
Dr. Barber is wonderful. He is no-nonsense but kind, and takes the time to discuss not just health issues but behavioral as well. His advice is grounded in research and I appreciate his perspective.
Dr.Barber is an amazing doctor. I am thankful we got to get his opinion on several concerns we had.
Doctor Barber again provided prompt, professional, and courteous service.
Dr. Barber is an excellent pediatrician. He takes extra time to explain medical conditions in a relatable way. He always discussed the pros and cons of different treatment options and offers research to support his recommendations.
Dr barber is an amazing doctor. He not only focuses on my health but also on me in general. i recommend him to everyone that wants a great doctor.
Dr. Barber has been extremely helpful to our family for many years and we are grateful for him.
Dr. Barber took the time to listen to my child, asked if she had any concerns, and was respectful of her wishes and seemed genuinely concerned for her physical and emotional well being.
He didn't listen to what she was trying to say. She had a soccer head injury and was trying to focus on his questions. He treated her like she was incompetent and not cooperating. She was hurt and concerned. She went to him for a concussion. How would he feel?!
Keep up the great work! Thank you for all that you have done to help me and my family to understand my child's condition.
The Dr. did not answer any of the questions that were raised about concerns that were brought up. He provided no help or answers to what our options were or about a follow up visit to address our concerns.
We have been with Dr Barber for 15 yrs. He is always right to the point with no nonsense answers. They office staff is always friendly and quick pace.
I do not feel that Dr Barbar listens. I feel he has an idea of what is going on before fully listening to the parent. there have been 3 occasions where he said it was emotional or behavioral in nature before ruling out any physical problem.
Physician is very thorough and is knowledgeable about health history..; gives good advice each time we see him
Dr. Barber is one of the nicest doctors I've had experience with
Overall, it was a great experience.
The care by Dr. Barber and his staff has been excellent for many years!
great care provided
excellent experience. took extra time, was so compassionate, thorough and had perfect advice
Dr Barber is a excellent doctor. I trust and respect him. medical assistant Lyudmila is very caring, compassionate and kind, always able to answer my questions.
excellent attention and time spent with patients
Dr. Barber seemed to be in a rush during the visit and did not give me time to ask questions or express my concerns regarding my child's condition. He was friendly but the time spent was all of 2-3 mins. I spent more time in the waiting area then with the provider.
Doctor Barber is a consummate professional in the medical field and has my complete trust as a provider. Over the years his healthcare has significantly contributed to the overall health of my children.
Dr. Barber is a wealth of information and when asked a question always gives a thoughtful and thorough response.
Dr. Barber has been extremely helpful to our family for the last 12 years while we raise a son who is on the autism spectrum.
Always fast and efficient! Staff are all knowledgeable and helpful. Dr. Barber has been our children's pediatrician for 17+ years. Always a great experience when we visit the office.
Dr. Barber was kind and very fast and efficient.
he was incredibly helpful and I appreciate his approach.
very thorough and well versed in my child's diagnosis. provided good insight
Went out of their way to accomodate us. I had written down the wrong time of the appointment, and we were 30 minutes late. The receptionist was gracious and said she'd see if Dr. Barber was able to still see us. He was. At no time did anyone make me feel bad about my mistake.
Always pleased when we see Dr. Barber. very knowledgeable and gives great advice.
Dr. Barber was knowledgable, patient, and took his time to explain things thoroughly.
I do not appreciate him making my child feel bad for being on the upper end of the BMI spectrum. He has always been over 95% for height and weight, despite being active in sports and eating healthy. My child came home last night and was sad about his visit and told me he was only allowed to drink water from now on and wasn't allowed to eat very much (then tried to eat a bunch of cookies after he did not have enough dinner "because he's not allowed to eat much"). Please try to keep in mind that while *I* know he needs to stay active and eat healthy, he does not need to get an eating disorder after going to the doctor. He should be able to act like a little boy and not have to worry.
Dr. Barber is wonderful. He listens and tailors his medical advice to our concerns. We cannot ask for a better pediatrician.
Always love seeing Dr. Barber. He always takes his time and provides excellent care.
I have been coming to this office for several years and I find that during most visits, I am getting lectured at about how to raise my kids - what they eat, how many hours of chores they do in a day and other items. While appreciate the attention to this level of engagement, I feel that we are veering off the path of why I am there - and that would be the physical health of my kids. I appreciate the social and wellbeing aspects of the visits, but it is starting to become a little heavy-handed and condescending.
best dr around.wouldnt chamge ever
He has a poor bedside manner. He seems to know what he's talking about, but he interrupts constantly and makes us feel like we're wasting his time. He made my son frustrated with how often he got interrupted.
This was our first time seeing Dr. Barber since our previous pediatrician retired. Both my son and I were really impressed. I appreciated his honesty and his communication about things my son and I should focus on to help improve/maintain his health.
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