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MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Children's Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati, OH
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA USA
UPMC Children's Hospital of PittsburghUPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
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Total Comments: 53
Dr. Witchel has always been fantastic. We can ask her anything and if she doesn't know, she will find the answer or a resource for us.
usually we have to wait hours to be seen but this time I booked the first appt of the day and we didn't have to wait long at all. Should have done this all along but sometimes you just have to take the times that fit into your schedule. Dr. Witchel is a very good doctor and has helped my son with his growth.
we had to wait over an hour to see the Dr. she claimed that her first patient was an hour late so therefore she was an hour late. I have been thinking about changing doctors due to never being seen on time or being able to schedule appointments when she wants my daughter to be seen again.
all staff and doctors were exceptional.
she always takes care of me and has had the best interest for me
Dr. Witchel is amazing, especially in how she remembers details about my daughter, who she only sees every 6 months- a year now.
Dr Witchel is smart, professional and caring. my son is five years old and has been her patient since he was less than six months old. I have the utmost confidence in she and her team. We alternate between she and her PA-C, Diana, and they are both wonderful
selma was very nice just wish she would have listened to me a lil bit more about my daughter n what I had to say
she answered my questions and took my concerns seriously
I appreciate the fact that we were able to get labs done right after our appointment.
Dr. Witchel was very professional yet very friendly, she was very thorough with her exams and explained what was going on explicitly
Condescending, abrupt, wasn't listening to us. Waste of time. She had her mind made up before she even met us.
we have been coming to childs for 3 years ans dr.whichle for 9 months bar far the best switch we made shes and excellent dr.
Dr. Witchel has been with my daughter since her birth. She is the best doctor and person anyone could ask for.
My doctor is wonderful!
Great experience with Dr. Witchel. However, we waited over an hour and a half to see her - our appointment was at 11 AM, and we were seen around 12:40 PM. Very long wait with a 10 month old baby, especially in a hospital environment. Overall spent almost 5 hours at the hospital for 20 minutes max spent with the doctor.
She has always been very knowledgable about my daughters condition
Physician was efficient, thorough, competent, and invested.
Outstanding clinician and showed great compassion and care.
Dr. Selma Witchel is a top-notch provider. She is kind, professional, and very thorough. I believe CHP is fortunate to have her on its team.
saw me early at the last minute to accommodate my schedule
She is the best
My daughter loved Dr. Witchel. She is the first one that has ever explained to her in simple terms her disease and why she has to take medications.
Always ask about her life, school etc.
This was my son's final visit after being in treatment since 2014. He has received excellent care. We appreciate all that you all have done for us.
The doctor is fantastic and wonderful. Thanks to the doctor, I am in good health!!
Dr. Witchell is a wonderful doctor and is thorough with the appointment.
she is always caring and thoughtful while working with our daughter.
Dr. WITCHEL IS a caring, efficient, informed, professional care provider.
she did not listen to the reasons why certain things were with my child....the underlying problems that she ignored and continued to assume things. it took her VERY LONG to come to the room. we didn't see here till nearly 1 1/2 hours AFTER we we're supposed to be there.
Great job all of the way through the process!
An exceptionally long wait of over 2.5 hours to see the Doctor when having an afternoon appointment.
The Staff at the hospital are very understanding and seem to completely cover any issues. They are awesome!
Dr. Witchel is great had been my daughter's doctor since she was about a week old. Not only great at her professional but is a great person. Wouldn't want anyone else treating my daughter.
Dr. Selma Witchel provides excellent care for our daughter who has a rare genetic disease. She is not only knowledgeable about the condition, but is willing to go above and beyond to ensure she receives appropriate care. She is also very patient in listening to my questions and answering them thoroughly. I don't know what we'd do without her care!
we waited almost 3 hrs to see the Dr. the Dr listened to what I had to say but didn't take what I had to say into consideration when making a decision about my daughter medication.
Dr. Witchel is awesome. We love her and she takes great care of our family.
Everyone was patient and kind.
Overall, a fantastic visit with Dr. Witchel and her assistant!!
Always nice to us
Dr Witchell and Erika Mcann have been absolutely wonderful with my son. They make his very serious and potentially life threatening condition manegable. They have always answered all of my questions and have taken excellent care of my son. We are blessed to have them as part of his medical team!
Overall, everyone at the UPMC Children's Hospital are very intelligent, fantastic and do very well in helping and working with children and their parents! Very proud of this hospital and praising all that are there!
both Erika McCain and Dr. Witchel are fantastic and we are so thankful to have them in our childs life.
wait time to be seen by the doctor was extremely long. arrived 1/2 hour early to ensure enough time to check in, didn't get seen until almost 1 1/2 hours past original appointment time. this could be a problem for parents who have children who have special needs or don't have patience to wait for long periods of time.
Every time we come for an appointment we wait an average of an hour for our appointment. This is unacceptable for me as we already drive an hour and have taken her out of school early. In addition, by the time we saw the doctor this visit, we had waited over an hour I believe and then the receptionist was gone and we could not reschedule - it is always impossible to get an appointment if you miss one when your child is sick or if the doctor's schedule is not available when you try to schedule upon leaving for our next appointment. This appointment took so long that my daughter got a migraine due to not having a snack. The entire appointment took almost 3 hours and the doctor only saw her for approximately 15 minutes.
We had to wait over an hour to see the doctor. There was no clear reason given for this delay other than seeing other patients. There should be a much greater respect for time of the patient and parents. This is truly an unsatisfactory situation that should be addressed.
I love Dr. Witchel, but often have to wait an extended amount of time well beyond my appointment time slot to see her. Sometimes I wish she'd be a little more aggressive with her treatment plan with my child
Dr. Witchel is super friendly. She's my favorite doctor that I have.
besides taking over 6 months to get this appointment, our experience wa good experience.
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