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Dermatology (Pediatric)Pediatric Dermatology
MD, Thomas Jefferson University Medical College Philadelphia, PA
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
UPMC Magee-Womens HospitalUPMC PresbyterianUPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Douglas Kress, MD, has been a member of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's dermatology faculty since 1995. With an office at Pine Center in Wexford, he leads the only dedicated pediatric dermatology practice in western Pennsylvania.
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: 96
MD was kind, courteous and took the time to explain changes in moles/skin condition that we (parents) should watch for. MD also recommendation patient and parents have annual dermatology visits due to fair skin and red hair.
I got appointment within 2 weeks . very happy
I am very happy with the care we have received from Dr. Kress. He is very knowledgeable and knew which medications to prescribe. We are always seen quickly when we have a scheduled appointment. If I have to call the office with any questions I always get a quick response. I would recommend Dr. Kress to anyone whose child needs to see a dermatologist.
My daughter has been a patient of Dr. Kress' for 2 years. Her health issues are very complex and required a doctor that was extremely knowledgeable and willing to work closely with her other specialist to achieve the appropriate treatment. Dr. Kress possesses both of these qualities and then some and he does it all with a heartwarming smile! He always listens and explains things in a way that both my daughter and I can understand. Dr. Kress and his nursing staff have always gone above and beyond to provide the proper care for my daughter's condition. I am so very grateful to have Dr. Kress caring for my child!
Based on symptoms and observations skin disease was diagnosed. Not sure if any kind of test could be done for diagnosis
Was able to clearly explain what was wrong and what steps needed to be taken.
Dr. Kress is great! He is always prompt, attentive and caring. He knows what he is doing and makes you feel at ease.
Dr. Kress was knowledgeable and took the time to explain things in easy to understand language.
trust my doctor, i have achieved the best possible care with this md
the entire office staff, physician assistant student and Dr Kress were amazing!
provider was excellent. great communication and very approachable
Dr Kress is awesome!
dr kress was great and explained everything about our daughters hemangioma. gave us info that was so easy to understand and was very knowledgeable.
he was super nice, down to earth and explained everything.
the doctor did not look back at my sons visit history and was recommending many treatments that we tried in the past that did not work.
loved the dr he was listening to everything I said
This was our first visit with Children's Dermatology and we were very happy with the appointment!
Dr. Kress is always good and very professional. In this case, we got to see an intern first, and she was very good as well. Then the intern and Dr. Kress saw my child together and that was good as well. We drove 45 minutes to see Dr. Kress because we trust him and his judgment on all dermatological problems.
Dr. Kress is One of the kindest and competent doctors that we have ever seen. He went above and beyond!!!
he was very friendly and explained our options on a simple easy to understand way. we really liked him.
The doctor was one of the nicest, friendliest doctors I have met. I was really concerned for my son and he put me at ease. such a nice guy
Expert in his field. Takes personal interest in patient and family
Dr. Kress was a great doctor.
Very well maintained office and doctor knew what was needed, and took care of the needs of both my children.
This was our daughter's first appointment at this practice. The D.O. that came in first did not have much of a personality at all. Was hoping she would try to engage with our child more, maybe ask her about school or Thanksgiving break, but nothing. Barely smiled. When she left the room when we were ready to leave, she barely turned toward my husband and I, did not tell us which way to go to get to check-out desk. Very disappointed in her personality especially because she is dealing with children.
They prescribed new medication at her last visit and this was a follow up to make sure that she was not having any side effects and to make sure everything was going well with the prescribed medication. They listened to our questions and concerns and answered accordingly.
Very smart doctor. Can give diagnose quickly.
excellent care and compassion; physician went above and beyond to discuss treatment options
I originally had my doubts when relaying my case to Dr. Kress in my first visit. I felt that the tone of the encounter was somewhat rushed, which made it difficult to feel heard. However, after the initial meeting, Dr. Kress has made every effort to answer all of my questions, develop a treatment plan for me, and treat me with professionalism and respect. My last visit with Dr. Kress has underscored my confidence in him as my provider, and I feel extremely comfortable trusting my case with him and adhering to his medical advice.
Very nice person
dr was truly interested in what I had to say. listened to me and made a plan
I have always had good experiences with Dr Kress he takes time to listen to my concerns and manage my meds.
Laura was so wonderful in helping accommodate an appointment for us. Dr Kress his resident the nurse and medical assistant who helped with my daughters procedure were absolutely amazing.
Everyone was professional and courteous from the moment we walked through the door until we exited.
Dermatology appt for freezing off a wart. Went smoothly. Would recommend this provider to anyone who has a child/children with dermatological needs. We were given rx medication for another wart as well that was specifically compounded, received timely via USPS through a local pharmacy. Quick wait time in office before meeting with doctor. Overall experience was great. Put my son's mind at ease.
Dr. Kress was wonderful!!! Simply wonderful! A medical student was with him during the visit. She was very friendly.
Love Dr. Kress. Helps you learn how to manage more chronic conditions and always seems to have patience!
I will ALWAYS have respect for Dr. Kress! Our daughter was born 16 years ago at Shadyside Hospital. Upon her delivery the medical staff knew that she had something wrong with her skin! They called Dermatology at Children's and Dr. Kress and residents came to Shadyside to see our daughter! That is unheard of!! I strongly believe that if he hadn't come to our rescue that things would have been ugly! Seeing him recently brought back so many unsettling memories of our daughter suffering however We are blessed that he's still in the practice and continues to research EB!
Dr. Kress is great!
all positive including interaction with the PA in training that we talked to first:)
knowledgeable, kind, reliable, trustworthy,understanding
Dr. did a thorough exam but was too quick to move on to the next patient. He quickly explained how to use the prescription. He made me feel like I wasted his time.
What I liked most about this visit is that we arrived well before our scheduled appointment time and were seen pretty much as soon as we walked in and registered. I actually think we were back in our car before our scheduled appointment time. That is something that makes all the difference when you have an impatient 19 month old.
The Doctor was extremely personable and knowledgeable.
this provider was to see my child for a skin condition. neither he or his pa looked at my child's skin condition under his shirt or the part of his legs that were under his clothing. after the visit with the pa, this provider came into the room and did not ask me any questions . he told me a plan and that was the only discussion . the concerns brought up with the pa was not addressed by this provider .
Excellent doctor. We really liked the Resident that talked with us first.
Dr Kress is amazing and we recommended him to all of our friends! He solved all of our kids derm issues!
office was clean and appt was fast. we were in and out
Doctor gave a great explanation for what the issue was. We appreciated that!
we were so thrilled with our first visit to this office.
The provider knew right away what to do to take care of my child's issue.
Dr. Kress was thorough and supportive. He is an excellent resource.
The initial lady that came into my room was very personable and caring towards my needs. she knew all about my previous medications and hisltry at the facility. However, the Dr. was in and out of the room in a matter of 2 minutes. I understand that there's many patients. The overall experience was good. They spoke to me as a human being and I felt listened to.
Dr. Kress made me feel very comfortable. The prescriptions he provided have helped my child's skin trouble. While other doctors made me feel as if I had "messed up" as a mom, Dr. Kress helped my emotional state as well as my child's health. He is wonderful. In addition, his staff is very kind; they always tell me how beautiful my child is.
Dr Kress is fantastic. he pays careful attention to all of my concerns and allows a full conversation. other providers seem to talk over me and my child without concern, Dr Kress is always attentive and listens to our concerns and comes up with a rapid solution.
Dr. Kress was very knowledgeable and immediately diagnosed my daughter's skin condition, which had stumped several other doctors. He also answered all our questions and addressed our concerns and allowed us to choose the treatment plan we felt most comfortable with for our child.
Dr Kress was an amazing doctor. I really like his manners and being so thorough with my son.
Dr. Kress and his office have been amazing for us. My son's whole life had been derailed by the severity of his condition, and they have gotten him back on track. He is dreaming about his future again, and a price cannot be affixed to that.
This was our first time seeing Dr. Kress and I was very impressed. He was thorough and attentive. He was very kind.
I saw Dr. Kress he is wonderful!!!
was very pleased with Dr. Kress. He listened and explained everything to us. would recommend him highly.
Dr. Kress is phenomenal!!!
visiting this physician was the best thing I could have done. we saw a local dermatologist in our area and wasted so much time, effort and money with senseless visits when we should have come to children's first. we were treated at this office with respect and valued and I can't thank dr. kress enough.
I felt we were rushed out of the room and not given enough information or the chance to ask questions.
they are always very pleasant and helping me when I have something going on
Dr. Kress did an excellent job of breaking everything down and explaining it to me to ensure I understood. My child has some sensory issues that could potentially affect the treatment so he also gave us a plan A & B so that we have options. I liked that he wanted to give the less invasive option a try first rather than jumping into the more invasive option which would probably be easier.
Dr. Kress is always very understandable and detailed in his discussions
Dr Kress is very thorough and explains things well !
Always a good experience with his office. Doc is excellent, very knowledgeable and explains on a common level. Friendly and approachable.
Dr Kress spends a lot of time and shows empathy and concern.
prescription was not sent to pharmacy in a timely manner and I was unable to reach the office regarding this matter
Thr Dr was very nice. he knew exactly what was going on with my child as soon as he walked in the room. Ge explained every issue and what we were going to do about it in detail and then printed out instructions as well for me.
very impressed with how fast they were able to see me. also, I was seen very quickly and felt totally confident in the providers care that was provided.
Dr. Kress is excellent! We drive from an hour away to see him. Totally worth it!
Dr Kress was beyond kind, knowledgeable & helpful! will definitely come back to him & recommend him to family & friends! he came highly recommended to me by at least 10 friends!
dr Korea's is nice but sometimes rushes you out too quickly and I leave feeling confused
Dr, Kress is an excellent doctor. He truly understands the severity of her condition.
very knowledgeable. good explanations.
Dr. Kress is a fantastic provider. Hed extremely knowledgeable, professional and kind. A plus!!
Dr Kress and the social worker woman are awesome.
Dr. Kress was wonderful with my son and myself and listened to all my questions patiently and answered them thoroughly.
Dr.Kress is incredible!
dr kres is wonderful. he cares, is knowledgeable, and always works to find the best solution to my skin problems
had to wait 30 minutes in the waiting room before being called back and then another 10 minutes in office room
Care was great, but we had to wait over a month to be seen. It was not an emergency but a painful mole that was somewhat concerning.
I would recommend this *doctor* to anyone who needs a dermatologist. He was very knowledgeable and exact in his questioning, diagnosis, and plan of treatment. I had been to the practice before and was not happy. I was re-referred to this particular doctor and could not be more happy with his work for my son.
Dr.Kress was very knowledgeable, but was very busy. He was patient to explain the condition very well.
she was nervous to go see a doctor for her issues then when she got there and the dr came in she wa fine.
Dr. Kress is a wonderful Dr. He spends a lot of time with you and makes sure you understand every part of what is going on. He's funny and kind. More Dr.'s should be like him.
Dr Kress provide new insight on my child's problem. we appreciated that he suggested a more natural approach to hopefully improve things. He didn't push medication, at this time, which we truly appreciate.
Dr Kress was very nice to explain to my child the issue at hand and how to help to take care of it. I thought that was wonderful of him to include her in the conversation
Dr Kress is thorough and listens to our concerns
Dr. Kress took the time to answer all question & put Mom at ease with the diagnosis.
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