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MD, Harvard Medical School Boston, MA
University of California at San Francisco San Francisco, CA California Pacific Medical Center San Francisco, CA
University of California at San Francisco San Francisco, CA
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
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Elissa Baker Gittes, MD, sees adolescent and young adult patients in Oakland and at Chidlren's North. She specializes in eating disorders, menstrual problems, general adolescent health, and is trained in colposcopy to evaluate young adults with abnormal Pap smears. Her medical degree is from Harvard Medical School. She is board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatrics and adolescent medicine. She completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in adolescent medicine at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. She has been published in Pediatrics in Review, Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, and Adolescent Medicine Clinics of North America, among others.
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: 34
Dr. Gittis is always informative, listens to both my child and I about concerns, and thoroughly answers questions we have. She remembers my child's history (medical and emotional) and takes the time to encourage her growth. she even charged my child with taking ownership of her recovery and is giving her the opportunity to prove her ability to do so. I especially appreciated time spent going over growth charts and explaining where Dr Gittis would like to see my child on the growth charts. it was a fantastic visual and, I thought, a wonderful way of setting a goal without discussing weight.
Dr. Gettis was wonderful! She explained everything and was thorough in her visit with us. My daughter felt very comfortable with her.
Support staff was excellent with us.
It was a great experience. Even though there was a wait to see doctor, the staff were very helpful and kind. Made the wait not-so-bad. I would recommend the office and doctor to family and friends.
I really liked that she kept information that I wasn't comfortable sharing confidential and that she treated me with respect.
We were very pleased with Dr. Gittes, and are looking forward to the results of my daughter's lab work to make a decision regarding our next step. Dr. Gittes was courteous, thorough, and the best experience we've had regarding my daughter's healthcare.
She was excellent ! Spoke directly to my daughter 1st, then me. Took time to explain things in detail.
This was our first time coming to this office. They were a bit behind, but everyone was courteous and friendly. The doctor apologized and explained reasons for the delay. She was very thorough and I appreciated her honesty and time she took with me and my daughter.
overall, very satisfied with the standard of care received.
Dr. Gittis is always willing to talk, and answer any question. she also gives links to sites where additional information can be found. no question is insignificant and she always spends time making sure we are comfortable with the answers.
the Doctor and the Resident were absolutely fantastic!!! put my daughter at ease and answered every question.
Dr. Gittes is a wonderful doctor. She always comes into the exam room prepared, is thoughtful, a good listener and very engaging. Would highly recommend her.
She was very nice, as was everyone in the office that I interacted with while I was there. i was really happy to hear everyone ask me what name I went by or what pronouns I went by. It felt so safe and comforting to finally feel respected and not judged.
Dr. Gittes was excellent with my daughter. She clearly explained everything that was talked about and answered all of our questions. She took her time and never made us feel rushed. Very thorough.
Dr. Gittes is very knowledgeable and personable. She is very good at listening to both the parent and the patient.
I love Dr.Gittes! She always listen to all my concerns.
This was our first visit. The appointment went well and the doctor spent time explaining things.
Dr. Gittes is amazing!!!
willing to work with me, based on my special needs
This was our first visit with Dr Gittes, I was beyond pleased with her! I am so glad that Dr Williams recommended her to us. She explained everything to my teen daughter on her level and really set her mind at ease. It was nice to be given options and not just opinion of what they felt was the best rational of treatment from the Gyn we saw previous. I would recommend Dr Gittes to any mother with a teen having issues.
Just love the personality and caring of Dr Gittes
the provider asked me to leave the office to talk to my daughter alone and then never saw me again or followed up or gave suggestions or recommendations on followup??? very odd
We are shopping for a new primary care doctor, but one of the first things the doctor said was that we may not want to use their office, as the Wexford office is a satellite and things like flu shots aren't available here. She made it sound like leaving the suburbs for the main office in Oakland is a bad thing. So that was off-putting. But also, she focused on my daughter's SYMPTOMS, which we were clear she was receiving psychological counseling for, and didn't ask or listen to the strategies my daughter and her counselor had come up with, nor did she ask if they worked. It felt like instead of saying, "Are we a good fit for a patient-primary care doctor relationship," it was a "Hey, what's wrong with you and I'm going to fix it, independent of what you're already doing/have done." I liked Dr. Gettes herself, but this isn't a good choice for us going forward.
On our first visit, we felt like the doctor made assumptions on appearances without fully listening to what we were telling her. On the follow-up appt, she seemed surprised when we corrected her on some of those assumptions. On the third visit, she listened and referred us to someone else. I think she is a very good doctor who sees certain things and my child didn't fit that mold.
felt like our needs were considered and addressed
I would recommend Dr. Gittes she was so thorough so gentle and extremely friendly!!! I liked her a lot!
she was excellent
This was my first time seeing Dr. Gittes as I just aged out of my pediatrician. She was excellent and helpful with three different health issues we discussed. I look forward to having her as my primary doctor for the next few years while I'm in college.
I was disappointed that the dr did not ask to speak to me after talking to my child and developing an action plan with my child. I did not have an opportunity for any follow up questions.
always listen well
all of it was good experiences. nothing bad. everyone was nice and very helpful.
Dr Gittes is an excellent physician and does excellent job talking with both patient and parent. My daughter has seen Dr Gittes for past 2 years and absolutely adores her bc of her kindness, knowledge and above all listening skills. I wish more physician were like her. I would recommend her to family and friends.
All the staff was excellent with my daughter
Dr. Gittes is very knowledgeable and kind to the child and parents. I am very confident with her care. The only down side is the wait to see her; that being said, I do think it worth it to receive care from a very proficient adolescent specialist.
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