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Dr. Kavita Thakkar is an Assistant Professor in the division of Neurology in the department of Pediatrics at Children's hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and University of Pittsburgh school of Medicine. Dr. Thakkar obtained her medical degree from Seth G. S medical college, Mumbai, India. She completed her pediatric residency training from Children's hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in 2009. After working as a pediatrician in the community for 2 years, she returned for further training in child neurology at Children's hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Thakkar graduated as a child neurologist in 2014 and joined as faculty in the department of Pediatrics and University of Pittsburgh school of medicine. She has received junior faculty clinician award from department of Pediatrics in 2014. She also received the outstanding junior member award by the child neurology society in 2015. Dr. Thakkar sees patients with all neurological disorders. Her research and clinical interests focus on neuroimmunological and autoimmune disorders of the brain. In addition, Dr. Thakkar is a part of the child neurology residency education committee and is actively involved in education of trainees at all levels.
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Total Comments: 28
Simply put, Dr. Thakkar is a wonderful physician! She was very good with our son which made him very comfortable. She did an excellent job explaining the medical problem our son is experiencing. This is a very new condition to us and Dr. Thakkar took the time to explain the very basics to us. She did not talk over our heads and she did it in a way that we didn't have to feel silly for asking the basic questions about the condition. She was very thorough with her exam and I felt as if she truly cared about our son's well-being. I can't say enough about how impressed I was with her knowledge, thoroughness and compassion.
Dr thakkar is always caring and empathetic. she is always concerned and is patient with all of our questions. she genuinely cares about my sons health and well being. I will always recommend her to all friends and family for care. This facility is very lucky to have her expertise.
Dr was very through. After my questions she asked if I had even more. Also genuinely seemed to care for my son's health and gave me resources to help.
So far all the doctors we have seen have been helpful and nice.
Dr. Thakkar answered Daniel's many questions and listened to his comments very respectfully - made him feel very relaxed
This was our first appointment with Dr. Thakkar. I found her to be concerned, thorough and knowledgeable. She was very good with our child and I'm looking forward to her involvement with our son's care.
they were all very professional and courteous.
The doctor is wonderful
these questions about the nurse or assistant don't apply mostly . my biggest concern is the way I am made to feel if I ask questions or address concerns. the dr is quick to assume what I am saying and seeking and it's never what I want to say or ask . if I continue to try and honestly address my concerns the dr quickly shuts me down . dr does not take adequate time with the patient to make us parents feel heard .
this was our first visit and I thought the dr & staff were wonderful! I would definetly recommend to other people
Everyone we encountered during our visit was kind, courteous, friendly and respectful. We travel quite a distance for the care and concern we always receive at Children's Hospital. I would not take my child anywhere else, and always recommend UPMC and Children's Hospital to anyone and everyone with health issues. We appreciate all the staff! Thank you seems like such a small word but it is all I have to offer and my gratitude.
everyone and everything was great!
I am very pleased with Dr. Thakkar. I felt like she studied my child's records before she addressed my daughters health issues. She was very engaging towards my daughter and I felt like she truly cared about the welfare of my child.
I really like her she remembered my son after weeks of not seeing him
Dr. Thakkar did an amazing job of ordering tests to quickly evaluate my son.
physician was wonderful and I would recommend her to anyone who needs a neurologist!
This was our first visit relating to our daughter's seizures. The information and explanations provided to us were easy to understand.
I felt Dr. Thakkar took the time to go over all concerns. I feel she gave good advice and pointed me in the direction for follow up care that I have not always received. She was very knowledgeable and great with my daughter. At many appointments my child is scared and Dr. Thakkar was able to keep her calm the entire time. I was very pleased with this visit.
Great provider, great facility
We are very grateful for Dr. Thakkar.
Excellent got the help needed. When my daughter needs her medicine we get it order with no problem. Ms Thakkar is a great Doctor and I'm happy she is helping my daughter and the staff was great to
This was the first time we seen this doctor she did answer her questions and concerns that we had.
Loved Dr. Thakkar. She was excellent. I would like for my son to always follow up with her.
We are very happy with Dr. Thakkar, her nurse Jennifer and her secretary, Sherry. All three of them have been very helpful to our family in this difficult time.
Dr. Thakkar was amazing! We loved her!!
she was very informative!! I was greatly impressed. I really thought the appt would be a waste of time based on previous experience with her pcp.
Dr. Thakkar and the Neuro resident were both so wonderful, thorough, prompt, caring! I would recommend them to anyone!
Dr. Thakkar was very patient, kind, thorough and spoke to both myself and my daughter in a way that was understandable. We were very pleased with the time and care she provided. She was not rushed and answered questions in a very helpful manner.
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