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Total Comments: 88
LOOOOVE DR. SILK AND THE OFFICE STAFF!!!
Dr. Silk provided relevant information and useful analogies to increase understanding to me, the parent.
Dr Silk - was extremely late to our appointment, did not answer questions & got so angry that he stood up and angrily said, "I'm the doctor." Then he stormed out the room leaving us in a daze.
Dr. Silk is the best! He just gets us and jives very well with me and my family. We are very fortunate to have found him!
Dr. Silk was very friendly and helpful during our visit. He answered all of our questions and was good with our daughter. However, I had to wait over 45 minutes for the doctor.
Dr. Silk is an excellent physician. He always takes the time to answer questions offering great explanations and advise. He makes the kids feel comfortable and laugh.
Dr. Silk is a great provider... kept our baby entertained. he was on time and answered all of our questions.
I felt that he rushed through her assessment and didn't take his time
Dr. Silk took the time to talk and joke with my son which made him feel comfortable. He also took the time to observe my son and look carefully over his records to make sure he was getting the best care possible.
Dr silk was wondetful as usual
Dr. Silk is informative and has great interactions with patients and parents.
Dr. Silk has been great through my child's life
he was very friendly and tried making the routine check up more relaxed
Dr. Silk is great.
The overall exam of my child was good but I would like to see a better physical exam. One that checks her over top to bottom since this was a milestone (2 year) appointment.
The doctor was amazing. He got my daughter up and moving around. I have tried so many times and he did it in one visit.
We were taken back to a room right away. The nurse and ladies at reception were wonderful! I was frustrated that we waited 45 minutes in the room before Dr. Silk came in. once he came in he was playing games with my 2 youngest rather than doing the exam. I understand he was trying to make my youngest comfortable but it was not her appointment and we were there waiting long enough. I feel like the check up could have been more thorough. What made me the most upset was when Dr. Silk commented about my son's weight in front of him. My son is in the 70's percentile for height and weight. He's tall but a skinny kid and was always told that as long as his height and weight were coming together he was fine. (his dad is 6'5, he's going to be a big kid) Dr. Silk mentioned my son was going to be overweight soon and that he was probably having " too many chocolate milks at school" or "too many candy bars at grandmas". My son is a very good eater and very rarely receives junk food. As I said before my son is very skinny and now he feels like he's "fat"!!! I'm so frustrated because this is exactly why kids have eating disorders and body issues. I will never again choose to see Dr. Silk for my kids and I would never recommend to my family and friends who have kids that go to the same office.
Dr. Silk has an excellent bed side manner and is very knowledgeable. Best pediatrician!
He has a great bed side manner! He answered all my questions, and came down to our level.!
Always a good experience
other than longer than usual wait times to be seen by the doctor (my past 3 or 4 visits I've experienced this issue-20+ minutes) my experiences with Dr. Silk have been professional, caring, and informative. Dr. Silk makes sure dad and I leave each visit with a piece of parenting advice for any questions or concerns we have about our children. all of my children see Dr. Silk as I prefer to have one doctor that "knows" my children. Dr. Silk is like apart of my family. I talk to him more than I talk to my own mother. I value his professionalism. All of the doctors are great but Dr.Silk is definitely our favorite in the practice.
Dr. Silk took the time to talk to me about my child. He is so patient and kind. he taught me things about diaper rash that nobody has ever took the time to explain to me. I have been coming to Bellevue since my son was born, and each provider was very quick to get in and out. Dr. Silk is a total different doctor who made me feel like my concerns were important. I have never been so satisfied in my pediatrician visit than I was that day. thank you!
the doctor did a physical exam but didn't examine his mouth until we brought up his tongue tie
this was the absolute worst care I have received at this office. Normally, this is a great place to schedule an appointment. however, this doctor was 40 minutes late, then lied on my medical summary after my appointment, saying he had listened to my heart and lungs, which he did not. I believe that is an important part of a medical assessment, and something that should be included, even when an issue is with another part of the body.
we love dr silk and the other providers are the only reason we stay with this practice they all care about my children
I hope in the next few years I will be able to continue with this office and dr. silk . I have highmark insurance
the wait time was extremely long but dr silk is great when you get to see him
we love Dr Silk. we just wish he was a little more timely for appointments. we often wait 45 minutes to over on hour to see him. we know it is because he is super thorough and asks a lot of questions. which is great! that's why we like him! but we wish we could get in and out a little quicker. it can be hard entertaining kids in an examine room for that long. we think he is an amazing doctor!!
Dr. Silk spent extra time with me when I started to cry about my concerns/ anxieties with my newborn, I knew they were very busy that day, he never looked at a clock, he made sure I understood that he had no concerns and that I felt comfortable leaving. He told me he was available any day if I was still having concerns, to just come in and he would see us.
This was the first time that we saw Dr. Silk and he was EXCELLENT. Very impressed!
excellent! Dr silk too continues to see my triplets with back to back appointments. SO APPRECIATED
Gave good advice on how to flips newborns days and nights to help us get a little more sleep through the night.
I thought the exam was very limited and brief. there was no scoliosis screening which I thought used to always be done.
Dr. Silk took time to explain a particular vaccination in a way no doctor ever has. He was patient with my child and made the visit enjoyable. He also took time to go over his growth chart and gave explanation when necessary
We love Dr Silk but we waited over an hour past our appointment time before he cameinto the exam room and this isn't the first time it has happened. This is a major inconvenience.
very good with my child and excellent in answering any questions I had. Also seemed very knowledgeable
The doctor really took his time and helped explain different discipline options so that my daughter will not throw temper tantrum when she does not get what she wants. He also went over way to help her and myself get her to pronounce new sounds. Overall her health is great.
Always a pleasant experience.
We waited for over an hour to see the doctor. Everyone told me upfront about the delay and kept me updated. When the doctor came in he took his time to make Theo comfortable and happy. He talked to me extensively about what treatment he needed and even talked generally about his health and development. I can easily see how he could be behind schedule just based on the amount of time he spent with us. But I would take that level of care every time even if it meant having to wait a little longer.
We saw Dr Silk for an unplanned visit about a virus my daughter had, and he was wonderful. He calmed her fears, and mine. Was able to make her comfortable enough to examine her, even though she was scared at first.
Dr. Silk was amazing! He was so great with my daughter and we had a wonderful experience. I wish we lived closer so she could see him regularly.
dr silk is amazing. he is always there to listen to your concerns or questions. he relates his experiences as a parent to things that may be going on with your children so you know you aren't alone. he is the one doctor I trust with all of my children.
Dr Silk is the best. my boys love him and feel comfortable asking anything. we appreciate his caring and thorough examination and questioning of their lives.
this is the 1st time I've had issues with Dr Silk. We waited for an hour for the Dr and when he finally came in, he spent maybe 3 minutes tops with my son. My son went in with a fever and sore throat. He looked in his ears and throat, did a throat cuture and never came back in. the nurse told us the results were negative and said we were "free to go". I wasted an entire hour of my time for a throat culture. the dr never even listened to my sons lungs. with a fever for 2 days, I at least expect for the dr to listen to his lungs.
we have highmark insurance , i hope I can still go tothis medical practice for a long time.
Dr. Silk is outstanding. He is so knowledgeable and takes time to review my entire history. I feel so comfortable to ask him any question and know he will definitely give me an answer
love, love, love Dr.Silk. he always takes his time with us and we never feel rushed. only wish we would have found him sooner! we drive to whichever office he is covering when we need him!
love this office and staff. always professional and treated with respect
both of my children see Dr. Silk for every appointment. He is always very attentive to me and my concerns as well as great with both of my boys.
waiting in the room for the doctor took an hour and my child was just wearing a diaper. i fill like this needs to be addressed
very kind and excellent with my kids. didn't ask about prescriptions being used ... but no issues, so I suppose that's okay.
Dr. Silk is excellent!
Dr. Silk is so good with my child very attentive I would recommend him to my friends.
Dr. Silk was very kind and good at interacting with us during the actual visit but at that point we were already so stressed from the long wait that we barely got to ask the questions we wanted to know. I was disappointed no one updated him on our extensive medical history so that we could have a better informative discussion on our care plans for the future.
Dr. Silk is always great with our children and spends time with them to get to know them better.
He used horrible analogies to talk about the concerns I had about my child. I had a difficult time getting any words in during the visit.
The walk in appointment was a complete Complete waste of time. Dr. Silk spent approximately 5 minutes looking a skin lesion on my son's neck after we had waited almost an hour to see him. He then stated that he had no clue what it was and was concerned because I was concerned. Lastly told us to go to a dermatologist.
Dr. Silk was amazing with my daughter. She had an ear ache and he joked that maybe they could get her new ears but they were out of human ears. She said she would take bunny ears and he showed her a computer screen with bunny ears which made her laugh and calm down. What a great doctor!
Dr. Silk is the best doctor my child could ever go to.
Dr. Silk demonstrates an amazing ability to explain concepts in easy to understand terms that make sense to my 12 year old son. His manner puts my son at ease--even during stressful circumstances. We were able to get an appointment in a reasonable amount of time, but would definitely wait for Dr. Silk if we needed to.
dr silk has always been awesome to my boys. he genuinely cares.
Dr silk is the best doctor he is amazing he is carrying he is genuinely concerned and understanding we love love love him I have never had a doctor that was so caring and understanding
He is very thorough, knowledgeable, kind and helpful
we love Dr. Silk as a practitioner but he is always running extremely behind schedule.
The medical and clerical staff was great.
We were a walk-in for care. We were seen fast, and the exam was easy and thorough. The prescription was sent over right away.
Dr. Silk has always been helpful and willing to answer all my questions. I schedule all of our schedule visits with him because I appreciate the relationship we have built and they way he knows my children. Dr. Silk has always taken the time to explain things to me and I am appreciative of the time and attention he gives to his patients.
Dr. Silk has treated my daughter since she was born! Love him!
Dr. Silk is excellent! He takes his time and really listens to what I have to say.
Dr. Silk is an excellent doctor. We waited an hour to see him for 10 minutes.
Dr Silk was amazing I will only schedule my child with him from now on.
As always Dr. Silk was fantastic. He's excellent with both my kids! He provided fun solutions to minor issues we've been having with chapped lips, and diet.
We love Dr. Silk! He is kind, compassionate, and really focuses in on our daughter when he walks in room. I constantly feel like the overly concerned/worried mother and always have tons of questions to ask- he never judges my questions, always listens well and make me feel at ease.
Dr Silk is unbelievable! He noticed that my child wasn't himself so we even scheduled another appointment with a behavior specialist to discuss his allergies.
We have been patients for 6 years and love the doctors and clerical staffs. They are dependable, caring, and knowledgeable.
Dr. Silk is one of my favorite providers when it comes to the care of my children. He listens to what I say and discusses all information and ideas openly and thoroughly. I will request him as often as possible for the care of my children.
Dr Silk continually does an amazing job as the pediatrician for my 3 kids! Not only is he personable and easy to talk to, but his expertise is extremely helpful and much appreciated!
dr. Silk was fantastic at engaging with my 1.5 yr old and made me feel better about the questions I had
Dr. Silk is the very best! Been my childs doctor now for 10years! We couldn't of asked for a more caring,and concerned,yet passionate about my childs overall health. Thank you all for caring and it shows!
Dr. Silk is very patient to hear our questions and answer them accurately. He takes his time to understand the problem and provide proper guidance.
Dr. Silk takes time to teach about health issues that are of concern .
love the practice and the doctors but I had an appointment for 11:00 and was not called back to a room until 11:58. it was extremely frustrating to sit that long with my two children and nobody gave us a heads up or reason. The nurse apologized for the wait when she took us back but had just gotten there herself.
Dr. Silk is an amazing doctor. he always takes the time out to interact with my daughter and makes sure that all kf my questions and concerns are explained so i understand everything. i highly recommend him!
it was a good visit
I was very happy with Dr. Silks manner with my baby and his suggestions were respectful, helpful, and informative.
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