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Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
MD, Hacettepe University Ankara , Turkey
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA University of Istanbul Istanbul, Turkey
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View Dr. Alper's full list of publications from PubMed.
In addition to seeing patients in general Child Neurology, Gulay Alper, MD, sees patients in the White Matter Disorders, Neurofibromatosis and Tuberous Sclerosis clinics at Children;s in Oakland and Children;s East in Monroeville.
She completed her Pediatrics residency in her native Turkey, where she was a general practitioner for the Ministry of Health for four years in the cities of Erzurum and Diyarbakir. She came to Children;s for additional training in Pediatrics and Child Neurology residency.
Dr. Alper joined the Child Neurology faculty in July 2002 after a research fellowship in Neurogenetics in the Children;s laboratory of Vinodh Narayanan, MD.
Dr. Alper has begun a research project designed to determine the frequency with which children get multiple sclerosis and related conditions that involve the white matter of the brain. Her studies will help us understand what happens to children with these diseases as they mature, and begin to tell us what treatment and prevention options work best.
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Total Comments: 30
Dr. Alper did her best under the circumstances. Please see below.
she was timely, however i felt she was condescending and insensitive to our situation
Dr Alper is great! Her nurse is too!
We Love Dr. Alper!!
I was very happy with the care my child received
my provide Care's about my family and I
Dr. Alper was very patient with my daughter, who was there with her brother (they had the same complaint);the two children were very rambunctious, and occasionally loud, but Dr. Alper was kind and composed. She took their complaint and my resulting concerns seriously, and has ordered appropriate testing, which has yet to occur (it is scheduled for the next month).
she was kinda rude because I didn't have all the questions answered on the paper work because I didn't understand and she said to me well you didn't fill in all the paper work and I tried to explain I didn't understand and I told her I filled I, what I could understand and all she keeped tselling me was the paper work was not complete and I didn't understand why I didn't get a her summary of her visits or anything after the visit .
The first comments out of the doctors mouth after I stated why I was there was that she could not help us. She had stated at our last visit (approx. March 2018) that she would be able to provide some relief with medication but would not do anything now. She did not want to listen and was in a rush to get us out of the office. Very disappointed and a waste of my time and my daughters school time. We also waited 20 minutes before being seen. Our time is just as valuable as anyone else's.
Dr. Alper was great she spent a lot of time with us and really took the time to make my daughter comfortable
Very knowledgeable and kind. Medicine prescribed for my daughter's headaches has helped!
The doctor was very nice. We appreciated the time and attentiveness that the doctor gave.
Dr. Alper really makes you feel like she cares about you. She personally got me the phone number and looked up a specific doctor to ask about another issue with my son't care. She goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable. I am very impressed with her and how she handled my son's care and follow-up visits.
Seemed very thorough in asking the necessary questions to help determine a course of action. Front desk staff very helpful and polite. Did not have to wait long for appointment.
Dr. Alper is always attentive to my daughter. Always explains things in great detail, too! I've learned so much from her!
the doctor was very rude to my husband and I. she came on the room and started " you both are nurses what do you think is wrong with your child" when we answered she stated that we were wrong and that's why we are only nurses. she spent very little time in the room and just said here's an order for an MRI see you in 6 months. we got no answers.
me and my child got treated well
We had an appointment with the doctor. A physicians assistant came in to talk with us. She was very helpful, patient, and knowledgeable. After we told her everything we were there to discuss with the doctor she said she would tell the doctor everything and they would be back. The doctor came in spent no more than 5 minutes in the room. Turned the lights off looked in her eyes asked a couple questions and said that we were going to do everything the pa had talked to us about. She then left and let the pa with us to answer and questions and explain why the doctor was choosing the treatment she close and why we were following the steps she wanted to take. we thought the pa was terrific but if we are there to see the doctor I feel she should have spent more time with us.
We waited for 6 weeks to see what I thought was going to be a team who would collaborate on my child's health. Instead we were met with a provider who basically said her case was hopeless, and gave us a name of a psychologist at CHP main but no official referral papers to contact her and told us the only way to deal with this was related to her mental health.
Will not be returning to provider. we waited months for this appointment traveled to meet provider. No issues were addressed.
Dr. Alper has been great for my son. When I called with a concern, she called me herself that afternoon to discuss his care and got us in the following week following an EEG test.
the office visits doesn't feel like we are visiting a Doctor but rather a close friend. Dr. Alper is an excellent Doctor who listens and explains everything in a way anyone can understand. She is Amazing.
She was helpful, friendly, and respectful of our concerns.
wonderful Dr. would recommend her just a little to Lng of a wait in the exam room apt.
Erin, the doctors nurse called me with some follow up questions about some suggested blood work for my son. she was just very pleasant to deal with!
Dr. was very involved with my child. Interacted and cared. Very professional. I was very pleased !!
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