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BSN, Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA CRNP MSN, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing Office Pittsburgh, PA
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
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: 52
we have had good experiences
she took into consideration my feelings and wants for my child.
she is a very kind caring person
Loved Dana. She was so upbeat, positive and encouraging. I didn't feel like she was hurrying our visit. She was great with my child. She was super easy to talk to like a friend or family member who just happen to be an expert on my child's issue. Very good experience.
she was very friendly and made sure my daughter understood what she was saying.
this provider was excellent with explaining needed information to my 14 year old son.
I was very impressed with Dr. Casciato and very happy with our visit, I couldn't ask for anything more in the care she showed and time she spent with diagnosing and giving directions and advice.
Dana was amazing and very knowledgeable!
We couldn't be more pleased with the quality of care for our child. Dr. Casciato was amazing. Every single experience that we have had with all 4 of our children at Children's Hospital have all been positive.
She was great. my daughter can be very nervous about physicians but with her being female and the way she spoke, it put my daughter at ease.
Dana C. Has an excellent sensitivity when working with children and their parents about sensitive issues related to urology.
Dana is fantastic! we love her!
I had a wonderful visit with the care provider. She was polite and extremely informative. I would definitely come back to her if we ever had any problems in the future.
Dana was awesome!
outstanding Very professional and caring listen to everything we had to say kind amazing doctor
excellent care, very knowledgeable, friendly and great with kids
She was great! I had anxiety about my son having some issues and she was so kind and friendly and made me feel so much better!
Dr. Casciato is absolutely amazing! She treats my sons unfortunate situation with respect and understanding. She doesn't down play his condition and is very forthright will the communality of it and provides lots of information and things to try to fix it.
lovelove love Dana very comfortable with her and has the best bed side manner
the provider was excellent!
Dana was excellent. She is intelligent without being insulting, condescending or patronizing. She is a thoughtful and engaged listener and provides thorough answers to questions. She madeboth myself and my son feel at ease during the visit and took time to explain possible causes of my son's condition aa well as her intended course of action. i would recommend Dana as a top notch provider.
Dana was kind, helpful, and very personable.
Dana was fabulous! It was a sensitive subject for the patient and she was very professional. It was easy to talk with her. I would highly recommend her to others.
my daughter was instantly put at ease due to staff explaining everything that was going on and explained to her that her condition is common and she is healthy. She did not want to go to this appointment and tried so hard to get out of it, but is now happy she attended.
This provider is excellent.
she was super pleasant, very patient with us and our child. she spoke to our child and made sure he understood everything also. we was great overall and empathized with us about the bed wetting issue.
the doctor was excellent and so friendly!!!!!
She was a very special doctor and Jaylin just loved her
this was our first visit with this provider. we were pleased with the time she took to explain everything and listen to us while developing a course of action to treat our child.
The Doctor was excellent as far as care and questions!
i was seen right away every one there was friendly the doctor Ms. Dana was so nice and explained everything to us in a way we understood and assured us that our son will receive the best care. Answered all questions without us having to ask. made ua feel secure witb knowing our son will need same day surgery but made us feel better buy telling us that the neurologist are parents as well and that our son will be taken care of.
we discussed treatment options and settled on a good plan going forward. I was very satisfied with our visit.
one of the best doctors that I have ever seen for my son
Dana is fabulous!!! Truly an asset to your team!!!
Everyone was very helpful and polite throughout the visit.
She was wonderful! We really felt like the listened and cared and explained why we need to go forward with the treatment
we love Dana!!
my daughter is a new patient because we just moved from NY to Pittsburgh. we were please if the service and the care from all staf. I wish I didn't have to wait 2 months for tha appointment.
Dana Casciato was absolutely amazing. she answered all my questions and was so good about making my 4 year old feel comfortable with his exam. I would highly recommend her to my closest family and friends!!
She was extremely nice and knowledgeable and helped us to understand exactly what our son was going to be dealing with. She made us feel comfortable and our son took to her as well. Definitely recommend her.
My child felt very comfortable with Dana Marie Casciato and she was very helpful explaining everything that I was concerned with.
Dana was amazing. She worked quickly and efficiently with our screaming toddler. She knew he wasn't happy but was able to make a diagnosis and ensure us everything was in working order when it came to his organs.
She was wonderful. She was so patient and gentle with my son who's anxiety was pretty high going in. She was very thorough and explained everything I could have needed without asking. I would not hesitate to see her again and I would recommend her to anyone in need of a pediatric urologist.
We had a wonderful experience in her office. She made my son very comfortable discussing an uncomfortable issue, and we both felt so much better after the exam. She put us both at ease, assured us that his issue is not out of the ordinary, and that it will, in fact, resolve, which was quite reassuring. As we walked out of her office, my son looked at me and said, "She's really nice!"
I am in awe of how attentive and friendly and knowledgeable the care provider was. She listened, paused, and then answered. From her answers, I know she was thinking about my question before answering. I was so impressed that she gave equal attention to my questions as well as my son's questions. Her answers/suggestions provided us with options that we could decide as a family. She was very efficient and comforting while examining my son. I am very impressed by this care provider.
she explained everything in ways that my 12 year old could understand. she was very empathetic to his situation and provided much needed reassurance to him.
Dana Casiato PA was very throughout in her explanation of treatment options & provided encouragement in patient's prognosis. Very knowledgeable on possible treatments & medications. Also provided good instructions for next steps. Thank you!
Dana Casciato was incredible. She was thorough and genuine and took her time to answer all of our questions.
Dana Casciato was so good with our son. She was very engaging and made the whole experience relaxed and comfortable. He immediately responded to her and was comfortable with her (as were his parents!). She was also very knowledgeable and explained things in a clear concise way. I have nothing but positive comments for her! We were very happy with our experience. All other staff, were great. The nurse was also great and engaged with our son very well.
it was a comforting experience in an embarrassing time for my son. the staff were amazing and very calming to talk to. she not only communicated to me but to my son as well and used wording that he understood.
She was honestly better than we ever could have hoped! She gave weight to what my son had to say about his own feelings and really seemed to care. She treated both of us with respect and made an intimidating visit feel comfortable for everyone. I'm truly impressed and so relieved!
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UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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