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MD, Kings College Hospitals, University of London London , United Kingdom
Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust and Oxford University Oxford, United Kingdom Birmingham Midland Eye Centre Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom Prince Charles Eye Unit Windsor, United Kingdom St Helier Hospital Office of Graduate Education Surrey, United Kingdom Kings College Hospitals, University of London London, United Kingdom St Thomas Hospital London, Greater London, United Kingdom Kings College Hospitals, University of London London, United Kingdom
Hospital For Sick Children Toronto, ON Canada
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Total Comments: 102
Dr. Nischal responded to our e-mail inquiry for care quickly & outside office hours while traveling. We needed his expertise & time proved to be of the essence. His staff arranged our appointments (test/consult/surgery) and helped even w/ our travel. We were able to get her to him in less than two weeks after her diagnosis back home.
I don't think I've ever been more impressed with a physician. From his amazing bedside manner with both my month old daughter and my husband and me to his knowledge and expertise. I would recommend him, and his office, to anyone.
absolutely love Dr.Ken Nischal.. he and his staff are the best!!!
Dr. Nischal is wonderful with children and puts them at ease during the exam
This provider is just awesome. Very attentively and does professionally his job.
He is a very nice man, and always respectful of children with disabilities.
Good check up
dr. nischal is great with my son
Excellent doctor. Super rapport with our child. Very knowledgeable on the subject area - takes the time to explain diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.
We always have a good experience with Dr. Nischal. He's professional, but cares about each individual child.
Amazing staff that work with an amazing doctor!
Keep up the good work.
Dr. Nischal was very warm and very experienced. I am glad I came to see him all the way from Los Angeles. He was absolutely worth it and we will be seeing him again and following up about my daughter's eye.
Dr. Nischal is the best. Although there are many health care providers from where we are from, Houston, Texas, we make it a point to only have Dr. Nischal take care of my son's vision issues. I put my full trust into him and the team he works with.
What a wonderful doctor and entire team! We were very pleased with the care provided and the doctor took the time to explain everything to my daughter so that she was comfortable with her treatment plan.
wonderful experience, lovely people working in Dr. office- very kid friendly, my son felt safe and was not nervous because the staff were so in tune with kids
Dr. Nischal is an amazing doctor who has performed double eye surgery twice on my daughter. my daughter has a chronic illness with no cure and I would be scared to death and lost without Dr. Nischal. he is the best!
Dr. Nischal is attentive and well informed. He explains things well.
They said they were not backed up with the appointments and yet we were seen by the dr way after an hour of our appointment. i really hope it doesn't continue happening because it's become a routine now that every appointment takes 1hr and 30 min at least and it already takes us 45 min of travel each way.
we love Dr. Nischal!!! He is a lovely person and an excellent physician. He treats us with kindness and respect as parents and is always wonderful with our son. The nurses and other clinical staff are always wonderful with him as well.
Dr.Nischal is the best doctor we have had the pleasure of meeting in quite some time. He diagnosed my daughter's chronic eye condition immediately, a condition that went misdiagnosed by other doctors (outside of UPMC Children's) for years. My daughter is now doing great, thanks to Dr.Nischal!
great experience. I love this Dr and this hospital
Dr. Nischal is an amazing doctor and surgeon. I recommend him to everyone.
Our family absolutely loves Dr. Nischal! He is funny, kind and caring to both of our children. He explains my sons condition with me and he always answers my questions! He also compliments me on doing what I need to do for my son, nitpicking vision changes,etc. I feel like we are a team!
My son really likes this doctor. He enjoys going because the doctor makes it fun! He still talks about his magical nose that makes the chair go up and down! It is nice to know that my son is being well taken care of.
I absolutely loved Dr. Nischal and trust him 100%. He was kind and caring and very funny. He made a long visit very enjoyable.
staff and provider are highly supportive.
Quite definitively the best doctor my son has ever seen.
The Dr was just not as calm and friendly as he could be for working with children. when my 3 yr old didn't look the direction he told him and got nervous about bright lights and things near his eyes, instead of assuring him those things won't hurt he got loud with him.
THE WHOLE OFFICE WAS WONDERFUL, THIS IS HOW HEALTH CARE SHOULD BE HANDLED. TOOK LOTS OF TIME WITH US, EXPLAINED EVERYTHING. DID NOT ACT SUPERIOR TO US. WAS ALL VERY CARING.
Dr. Nischal is a fantastic doctor. We have total faith in him and will continue to see him (by choice) for years to come.
The experience was overall good
dr nisahal is always careing and helpful with all my childs needs
we had to wait for 1 hour and 10 minutes to get a room to see the doctor.
We are very fortunate to have such an amazing doctor, he's very caring and a wonderful doctor.
The entire staff at Dr. Nischal's office is amazing! Dr. Nischal is the most caring and compassionate doctor we have ever experienced!
Dr. Nuschal and his staff are the very best!!
Dr. Nischal is above surveys. It is almost offensve. He is a brilliant man, a gifted physician, and literally has saved my daughter's eyesight. I cannot put what he is in any kind of objective survey. I don't know what I would do without this man in my precious angel's life. Don't bother sending surveys on him. You've got the best there is.
I was very pleased with all the staff involved with my treatment and care.
appointment time was 315. did not see doctor until 430. unacceptable especially with a two year old and a four year old. not looking forward to returning. happens all the time and it is not ok. please don't schedule so many patients if you can't get them in in a reasonable time frame
Best provider for my child, very up to date on research
Dr Nischal always goes above and beyond for caring for my children. He truly cares about his patients and we would be lost without him
Our visit went smoothly and we had the time to talk to the MD and ask questions about her current care and the future medical plan of care. We had more questions after we left and called - the doctor called back within an hour! Very responsive and patient with our questions and concerns.
we love love love Dr nischal. he is our angel
Overall wonderful experience with both the doctor and all staff.
Dr. Nischal was wonderful! We absolutely loved him. He spent a lot of time making sure that my daughter was comfortable with him and with everything that he was doing. I never felt like we were just a number and that he was in a hurry to get on to see the next patient. We drove almost 15 hours for this appointment and it was worth it. He is very knowledgeable and caring.
Too long of a wait every visit!At least 45minutes to an hour wait!
Dr. Nischal and his staff at the Eye Center are amazing! He made us all feel very comfortable during the office visit and during the UBM procedure. Thank You Dr. Nischal and Team.
we could not be more pleased with Dr. Nischal and his staff. they are great
Dr. Nischal is an amazing and caring doctor, definitely would recommend him to anyone!
Dr. Nischal is an amazing doctor. My daughter really likes him and he always puts her right at ease. Yesterday we were not scheduled to see him but her rheumatologist wanted her eyes to be checked before driving back to Ohio. He graciously worked us in and gave her a very thorough examination. We are very grateful for Dr. Nischal and his excellent care for my daughter.
Dr. Nischal is a wonderful doctor and has a very good relationship with his patient!! My son loves him and he always goes above and beyond to figure things out with our son's care. Would not go anywhere else!!
Dr. Nischal is a miracle worker. I do not normally fill out surveys but UPMC should know the good, life changing works that Dr. Nischal is responsible for. I cannot say enough good things about him. Dr. Nischal has literally changed my life. I was told my entire life that there was nothing that could be done to improve my eye sight/condition. Until I had the pleasure to meet Dr. Nischal, I was mentally prepared to become blind at some point in the not too distant future. In fact, when I started treating with Dr. Nischal, the vision in my left eye had already deteriorated to 20/200. At this last check up the vision in my left eye was 20/70. I have taken strategic steps to plan my life around the understanding that I would be blind at some point. For example, I became a lawyer so that I could still earn a living when I lost my eyesight. Dr. Nischal also is one of the most pleasant people I have had the privilege of being around and I have truly enjoyed my visits with him. To round this "comment" out, please tell him again that I said thank you and that he has made my life better.
Dr. Nischal treated me with the utmost care and kindness. He and his staff were very professional while still showing genuine concern for my comfort and wellbeing. My condition is quite unique/rare and Dr. Nischal went to great lengths to insure that I and my father understood my current condition to the extent that we were able. We both feel very confident that he will do everything in his power to lay out a course of action that will prevent my loss of vision.
dr nischel and his staff were excellent!
Bionca was absolutely amazing! actually the entire staff made us feel extremely welcomed and comfortable! Dr. Nishal was incredible!
Dr Nischal is absolutely the best.
As always, our experience at the Pine Center and especially with Dr. Nischal was extremely positive. Dr. Nischal and the other staff were very kind, courteous and caring.
Dr. Nischal is the best. He cares about my child more than I have ever experienced with any doctor before him. We drive over 9 hours to see him and will continue to do so as long as we can see him.
We always have good visits with Dr Nischal he is very thorough and explains everything.
Wait time was too much. The clinic seemed overcrowded, but that is to be expected. Overall, positive visit.
We love Dr. Nitchel! He's a great doctor and great person.
Dr Nischal always goes above and beyond with his level of care for my child. She has a chronic eye condition and we see him regularly. He always listens to our concerns and is wonderful with my daughter. I can't imagine what we would do without him.
we travel over 4000 miles because Dr. Nischal and staff take such excellent care of our son.
Dr. Nischal always takes plenty of time. He covers and reviews all health issues. Listens to anything, questions, concerns, he makes sure everything is answered and understood. I feel I always receive the best care, and am 100% confident in Dr. Nischal.
my son is a bit hard to handle but Dr Nischal is great with him and is able to calm him.
it was a great appointment from start to finish. the staff was friendly and courteous and I felt very comfortable. Dr Nischal is just a joy to talk to. he is always kind and great with my son.
Dr. Nischal is the most amazing doctor I have ever known. He is ALWAYS available via call, text or email. I am amazed, even after more than 2 years, at his level of dedication to his patients. He is one of a kind!
the nursing staff were very kind and inviting as well as the provider.
Dr Nischal explained the diagnosis in a thoughtful and sensitive way. He is an extraordinary physician.
Dr. Nischal is a fantastic doctor, so skilled and also always caring.
Jen and Dr. Nischal were both great. There was a delay, but Jen explain why. Dr. Nischal aways remembers my history, health problems, etc, always goes over other health problems that effect my eyes, he's an excellent doctor, and caring individual. Jen remembers history, and which doctors I see for which issue. She is always polite and caring in her work.
Dr. Nischal is one of the best physicians children's has. He always listens to me and understands all of our concerns. He went out of his way to find out more information for our family to provide the best care for our son. He is extremely knowledgeable, respectful and considering doctor. We love Dr. Nischal and all of his staff.
all doctors and staff were the best I have ever dealt with. very thorough, caring and always helpful
I was most impressed with the caliber of service provided by everyone we met. five star service!
I always have a great experience at this office. My only complaint is the time spent in the exam room waiting on the physician is always lengthy. My son is 3 years old and the wait is torture for both of us.
Dr. Nischal has been amazing. We feel very lucky to have him as one of our son's doctors.
Even though there are sometimes delayed in being seen, we always find that Dr. Nischal is never rushed with us and answers our questions and addresses our concerns. We realize that the nature of ophthalmology is such that appointments may take longer than time allotted for the appointment and this does not bother us as long as the doctor is willing to take the time necessary to take care of each child appropriately and without a feeling of being rushed.
Dr. Nischal always spends plenty of time with my son. He always makes sure we have a good understanding of any medical issues. I never feel rushed when we see him.
Dr. Nischal is the best doctor I have ever met in my life. He cares about his patients, and truly understands what it means to care. He always goes above and beyond and should be the STANDARD by which every doctor is upheld.
Very knowledgeable and a supremely good doctor.
Dr Nischal and his staff are excellent and always provide information that is helpful.
Dr. Nischal was excellent, incredibly thorough and reassuring.
Dr. Nischal is the best doctor we have ever worked with. If something isn't working, he researches something else to try and takes action. His and my child have a relationship that is unheard of with a doctor and child. They laugh together and he lets my son cry on his shoulder too if needed.
is one of the best doctors I've had work with
Dr. Nischal and his staff are excellent!!!!
everything was wonderful he's a very good doctor
Dr. Nischal is a godsend. We could not be happier with him and have already recommended him to others suffering from the same rare condition. We have traveled to Pittsburgh from San Francisco multiple times to see Dr. Nischal and will continue to do so as needed in the future because he is the only doctor to whom we felt completely comfortable entrusting our son's care.
Dr. Nischal is amazing. He is great with my child and really shows that he cares. He is very knowledgeable about my child's rare condition and can answer all of our questions. My family loves him!
Doctor and staff are very courteous and professional.
always a pleasant and productive yearly visit.
Dr. Nischal is an unusual doctor who is able to work at a world-class level medically, and yet talk personally and directly to children.
The doctor from London was very focused, confident, a world expert on my son's condition, and used humor to lighten our visit and make our son feel comfortable. I would highly recommend this physician.
Dr Nischal is a great doctor, and really shows concern and respect for my daughter and for my opinion of things. His staff is very kind and professional. I would highly recommend him to any other parent for his or her child.
Dr. Nischal treats multiple members of our family and I have extreme respect for him. He treats the whole patient and makes observations outside of just the eyes. He has even made clinical observations of family members that were not were not the patient at that given appointment. He has a great bedside manner with children but also with parents. I highly recommend him and trust the medical decisions he helps us make.
Everything goes amazing there.
Dr. Nischal is always looking for what else he can do to improve my daughter's medical condition. At each visit he makes her feel as if she is his primary concern and will spend as much time with her as necessary.
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