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MD, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine San Juan, PR, Puerto Rico
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, LA
UPMC Children's Hospital of PittsburghUPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
Maria Ines Clavell, MD, is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She joined the hospital staff and the medical school faculty in 2000, following two years at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she was as an assistant professor of pediatrics.
Dr. Clavell, who was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Tulane University. Following graduation, she attended the University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine, where she earned her medical degree. Dr. Clavell completed a three-year pediatric residency at the Louisiana State University Affiliated Hospitals in New Orleans. She also completed a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology in the Louisiana State University/Tulane University program.
Dr. Clavell’s clinical interests include pediatric nutrition and general gastroenterology. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and its subboard in pediatric gastroenterology, and by the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists.
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: 54
This was the first visit with Dr. Clavell. She was wonderful and took the time to explain and answer all of our questions. She made us feel at ease. I have since spoke with nurse Allison to schedule a surgical procedure for my son and she was so kind and helpful and returned my call very quickly. Excellent nurses and doctor!! Can't say enough good things.
Dr. Clavell spent a lot of time with us and never makes us feel rushed. We appreciate her undivided attention!
Fantastic! The doctor took the time to thoroughly investigate my daughter's symptoms and explain her diagnosis.
very punctual and took the time to speak to us and make sure we understood the next steps
thorough and didn't make us feel silly for coming even tough symptoms have improved. even encouraged us to feel good knowing we took this step
The doctor did a very intense and thorough check up with my daughter, she was wonderful.
Got me inn the same day as my mothers apt day, xo as to avoid another 2 hour drive.
everything was good
Dr. is very good at listening and explaining her diagnosis. Does not want to prescribe daily medication, which is great.
This was a much better experience all around compared to our last visit. Acceptable wait times and the Dr. was engaged, friendly and took time with us.
She was great!
Dr. Clavell is always very knowledgeable, informative and caring. She has taken excellent care of my son since his birth. He was a premature infant born at 29 weeks. I highly recommend Dr. Clavell for the care of any child in need.
I appreciate Dr. Clavell's time to answer my questions and to make sure all my questions are answered so that I understand them fully.
Helpful as usual
waited 45 minutes past our appointment time to see doctor.
very good experience. Cr. Clavelle was attentive and explained everything to us. She took plenty of time with us and answered all of our questions.
dr was always very caring and helpful.daughter will b 21 in Oct have to go to new doctor will miss her.
Dr. Clavell has continued to show superb care. She is thorough and we never feel rushed. We are just 1 of the many patients Dr. Clavell has, but she always makes us feel unimportant to her.
our daughter has a complex medical history and has seen many doctors at children's. Dr Clavell has proven to be one of best of the best. She listens careful, understands our daughter's complex medical history, and combines this with excellent care.
Dr. Clavell was excellent. She was thorough and did not rush during anything. she took time to really listen to my concerns and answered a long list of questions I had without hurrying me along. she was attentive to my sons issues and provided excellent care. she showed me his X-ray results and explained them to me. she helped my son with an issue he had been having for months and gave me hope that he will get better soon. I can't say enough good things about my experience with Dr. Clavell.
Dr. Clavell was very attentive, responsive, knowledgeable, and kind. Thank you!!!
Dr. Clavell is a wonderful specialist. She listens and works on alternatives when current treatment is not working. It took a few years to find someone like her, and I am glad I found her.
she is great, I would recommend her in a heartbeat
Dr Clavell is wonderful. She is always very caring and thorough.
Dr. Clavell has always been an excellent physician to me.
Dr Clavelle is amazing!
Provider is an excellent Dr. She listened to our concerns and addressed them for us.
Dr. Clavell really took her time with us.
we thought at the beginning of the appointment that we were referred to the right place and doctor. however we ended up w a lot of basic / parenting a baby information and made to feel like our daughters care was unimportant because she wasn't an emergency case. we left with zero answers or plan after a lot of talking. I would have preferred her to just tell us she didn't know, but was going to find out what was wrong instead of "just followup in 2 months"
Our experience with the entire gastro clinic was very positive. Everyone was helpful, listen about my concerns for my son. Also, Dr. Clavell understands my concerns. Also she didn't put him on another future schedule for further testing.
Dr Clavell is a great doctor. Very professional. Always kind and attentive. My frustration comes in seeing her for so many years and still not having an answer to why my daughter stomach is always sick.
Dr. Clavelle always makes us feel comfortable. She listens to our concerns. She puts my young daughter at ease, who is anxious at doctor's offices. She washed her hands AND cleaned her stethoscope before touching my daughter. She is a good doctor.
We have always had great experiences with UPMC McGee's Women's Children's Hospital in Erie, PA everyone goes above and beyond to make sure that we are taken care in a timely manner. They are all extremely caring to myself and my children.
my son really like that Dr. Clavell talked to him directly and made sure he understood everything she was talking about, the reasons behind the testing she was ordering, and made sure he was very comfortable during her exam. We both really liked her.
We love Dr. Clavell! She listened to everything my son had to say....she was very attentive to his concerns. She was very reassuring through this difficult illness. We are so lucky to have her as our doctor!
doctor was very attentive to all our concerns
job well done keep up the great. work
Dr. Clavell is more than a professional. She was running behind schedule but never made us feel rushed when asking questions. She took her time and allowed us ample opportunity to ask questions and discuss them.
Dr clavelle is very kind and thorough. feel confident in her treatment. The only negative issue I have with her and her associates that they listen to what the parent is telling them. my child had several other medical problems but my concern with these problems weren't addressed on our hospitalization last year. I was very frank with Dr. Clavelle about this but feel the physicians need to listen to the parents.
we love her! she takes everything in I am saying and shows concern and a way for her to get better .
Dr Clavell is a great doctor. she takes the time to listen and explain things to you. makes you feel at ease.
We had great care
the Erie office was very nice. Pittsburgh as well from years ago. Dr clavelli is wonderful.
Dr. Clavell is very attentive and caring.
Dr. Clavell is a wonderful, compassionate doctor. She listens well, and is very good with kids. I would recommend her to all of my friends and family.
no follow through- she said her office would be sending a new formula fir my daughter. it's been 2 weeks and we've heard nothing. She also didn't order any testing just offered her opinion
we gave seen this provider for 12 years and normally have very good, helpful visits. This visit was not the norm.... I did not feel listened to.
Dr. Clavell listens to our concerns about our daughter and customizes treatments that are doable for our situation. She adheres to impeccable hand hygiene before and after examining patients.
Even though other patient issues come up ahead of our appointment time, Dr. Clavell still took the time to listen to and answer all of our questions. And apologized for the delay, but was understandable.
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