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BS, University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA MS, Seton Hill University Greensburg, PA
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
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Total Comments: 60
Dr. Kara is always very pleasant & helpful during visits.
very nice, very informative! good with the kids!
love love dr cara Karls. very kind. listens to what i have to say and is very good with my children.
We usually try to request Dr Cara. She is so personable, and great with my kids. I never feel rushed. She makes my kids feel very comfortable too.
I love this dr she is great with my teens
she was very nice. I asked her about my newborn staying up all night and how to change her sleeping habit and she was extremely helpful and friendly.
Love Cara! She's always great with my kids!
we had a great visit with Cara Karls, this was my daughters 1st visit at this providers office. my daughter really liked her, and will look forward to going back there! The nurse we had was amazing! She made my daughter feel comfortable, right away!
Cara is enthusiastic and did a good job with making my son feel comfortable.
Cara was excellent - knowledgeable, attentive and super sweet.
The nurse (Shannon Fox if I'm remembering her badge correctly) also deserves "excellents" for the care she provided my child (including the 3 vaccinations). I LOVE that Dr. Cara always takes the time to explain things to my child and not just me; after all, she is the patient. I love that she values my input as "mom" and I appreciate that she has such a positive outlook. I wish she took mom patients, too. ;) My daughter (the 11 year old patient) told me she was offended that she had to take a survey asking if she did drugs or drank alcohol. I was told this is given to all patients her age, but perhaps this is something that should be at the younger range if there is an indication of necessity. I get that there are kids who do things at a young age, but it's not the majority in 5th grade. We usually make our appointments in Monroeville; this was only our second time at the White Oak office. We were very impressed with the cleanliness and my daughter commented that everyone was nicer.
excellent care and respect to appt time
WE LOVE CARA SHE IS THE DOCTOR FOR ALL THREE OF MY CHILDREN AND SHES AMAZING!!
she is very caring and attentive, my son and I really like her
Cara is amazing with my daughter. She is always there when we need her. She is thoughtful, respectful, knowledgeable, and listens to any concerns that we may have. She also helped so much with my child's overall health when no one else would listen. She is hands down our favorite and our go-to!
It's always a good with both of my children!
We love Cara. She's down to earth, knowledgeable, and always so helpful!
I have always had great experiences with Dr.Cara she is so energetic and gives me a great feeling about having a healthy growing child!
mrs karla is an amazing provider
dr cara is one of the best we see there. she is polite amd caring. she listens to us all and also explains everything in a way that makes it easy for me as well as my children ro understand. no bad experiences with her!
Have always loved Dr. Kara!
Kara is wonderful! I never feel rushed or ignored with all my concerns. she is pleasant and very knowledgeable. I love that we have the option of the white oak office and that we came across Kara to go to regularly.
we really like Cara she is wonderful!
we LOVE LOVE Cara she's the provider for all my children
I love doctor Kara. she is kind and cordial and very knowledgeable about her patients health and history. very refreshing to not be a number.
Cara was amazing. My child was crying the entire visit and she just kept doing the exam and kept trying to get through to her. I will see Cara every visit from here on out.
friendly, attentive, talked to my teen on her level
This was my first time at this CCP location. The wait time, care and kindness was superb.
everything was great. This was a walk in appointment
Always a great experience at this office!
I love my children's provider! don't have anything bad to say about them...
She was very nice and listened to my daughter's comments and questions.
cara is absolutely amazing! always so pleseant also super friendly!
all my experiences were good at this pediatrician facility.
great experience, great doctors
Cara and staff at White Oak are wonderful. We are so grateful we have them
cara is so caring and amazing at her job
Cara was extremely professional, kind, and attentive. Both of my girls had wellness visits that day and commented how much they liked her and felt comfortable with her.
provider was wonderful in every aspect of care
Care is always helpful, professional, and caring! We love all of the staff at CCP White Oak office
I really like her, I'm glad she is at this practi e, she is excellent
Dr Cara was extremely energetic and bubbly. she showed care and excitement with my child.
I just love my daughters doctor she is awesome. And is really great with explaining things always answers all my questions and I just love the convenience of walk to in visits when your child is sick. And I can honestly say I always leave with a confident fact that my child will get better when sick everyone is just really nice at white oak office .They are very hardworking people and you can tell each and everyone of them love what they do.
We LOVE Cara! She's always very pleasant, engaging and listens to what we have to say.
my dad took my daughter and saw this doctor and she was awesome he said and very nice! thank you so much for the awesome attitude and helpful ness!
we love the doctors
great experience with this provider
Our provider is wonderful
everything is great at this office
I was very impressed with how quick we were seen.
DR. KARLS IS GREAT! SHE SPENDS THE TIME TO LOOK OVER THE OFFICE NOTES FROM PREVOIUS APPOUNTMENTS AND FOLLOWS UP WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS I HAD. SHE IS GENTLE WITH LITTLE ONES AND NEVER SEEMS TO RUSH THROUGH THE APPOINTMENT. LOVE HER!
Great experience! awesome 1st visit !
Great staff! Awesome first impression :)
Cara Karl's is excellent. She made my son feel very comfortable and helped with questions I had. I would request to see her at all my child's visits.
I love this office and the staff here, I recommend this office to my friends and family who are seeking a new Doctor for their child. Cara has been seeing my son since he was a few days old and she has been such a great help with me being a first time mom. I feel so comfortable talking with her and asking any questions I have.
I like Cara Karls and the way she interacts with my daughter.
Cara was fantastic - energetic, knowledgeable, attentive, and very kind to our daughter. Would gladly see her again!
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