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University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
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Total Comments: 106
we love dr labella. he's always proactive and listens to our concerns. then he describes his thoughts in detail. it took us two other doctors to find dr labella and staff and now we're staying here for good!
This was the first time my child saw Dr. Labella and I was so impressed with the visit. he took his time with my son, played around with him, made him feel like he was in a fun environment vs. at the doctors office. Prior doctors were mor just "business" when it came to the exam and interacting with myself and my son but Dr. Labella not only made my son feel comfortable but also made me feel more comfortable with the appointment and with asking questions pertaining to my sons health. I am so happy I stuck with ABC after the doctor change!
I'm so thankful this doctor has taken over the practice. He gave me information and also corrected previous information I was given by the retired doctor.
Although we miss Dr. Antonescu, Dr. Labella is excellent. He has exceptional bedside manner. He connects well with our children. He listens to all of my concerns and even helped us get into a specialist quickly. I really like him and try to request him whenever possible to care for our children.
Dr. Labella is the best. over the past 23 years, I have sent many families to his practice. I am grateful for all of the care he provides for my boys.
I'm assuming the physician washed his hands before he came in the room, but as a parent it is always reassuring to see the doctor wash his hands at the sink in the examination room before he touches my child.
Dr Labella always goes above and beyond at each and every visit. I have never had a doctor that genuinely cares about his parents like Dr Labella does. i wish there were more doctors like him!
Dr. La Bella was very kind and caring.
Dr. Labella have a great explanation to my son on what it means to be healthy in a way he could understand
he was very rude about the gardisil shot
We are very pleased with Dr. LaBella and his staff!!!
this was our first visit. we just moved to the area and I'm very happy with my decision of picking Dr. Labella he's very thorough and answers all qeustions that I have.
it was a good experience
The first provider to ever explain the significance of seeing the doctor once a year. Very thorough and spent quality time engaging with my child.
all the nurses, I don't know all there names, in this office our wonderful, nice and friendly. they do a great job.
Dr. Labella was excellent. He was very attentive to my concerns. He also made my daughter and I feel very comfortable as this was our first time meeting him. Dr. Labella has an excellent personality for children. I'm glad he's the physician taking over for Dr. Antonescu.
I love this office! Switching my daughter's doctor to this office was the best decision we've ever made. Their last doctor was rude, never listened to our concerns, personally insulted me, and wasn't very thorough during their appointments. Dr. LaBella's office is the complete opposite in every way. I would rate the entire office a 10 out of 10 on everything I could!
he gives such insightful and detailed information that helps me feel confident about the decisions I'm making as a new parent and I appreciate his sincerity
grateful to be seen late Friday afternoon and thankfull for the doctor's help. an amazing doctor
Honestly so much better than his previous doctor. Labella was very nice the entire time.
Dr Labella was well educated on course of treatment and risks related to my sons uncontrolled seizures.
amazing!! best pediatrician around!!! I refer everyone I know to Dr. Labella
I have respect and confidence in the staff and certainly the doctor at this practice
Dr. Labella and his staff provide great care and are very helpful and courteous.
We love Dr. Labella. I take all 4 of my children to him, and he along with his staff is wonderful!
Dr Labella is wonderful he always makes sure he listens to the parent and child/ren. He makes sure everyone understands whats going on with their child. He also makes sure the kids understand as well. He is always nice and caring and goes out of his way for his patients.
Dr Labella is always so good with my daughter and makes our visits very pleasant!
The staff and Doctor are great. The wait is unbearable though. When having an appointment there, be prepared to be there for at least 2 hours.
Dr.Labella took the time to talk with my child about getting older and what to expect.
We love Dr.Labella and so does my daughter. We used to see him in the Cranberry office , then he moved to New Castle. It is a drive , but my daughter will not see anyone but him! He really takes the time with each child and explains everything on their level! Very pleased with him and his staff!
everything was done well
very happy with the care for my child
Dr. Labella provided excellent care in a timely manner.
always concerned. Always professional. I have great respect for this doctor
We are blessed to have Dr LaBella, Maggie, and all the nurses. We love Pam and Danielle too!!!
Dr. labella was helpful and spoke to my autistic son in a way that helped my son understand what was being told to him. Dr. labella also helped me find a dentist and eye doctor for my son, since we just moved into the area.
I felt like my daughter was very taken care of at her appointment.
Dr. Labella is always quick to respond after hours and eases this nervous mom's mind with compassion.
pleased when I called about Bulls eye rash for Lyme Disease...Receptionist got son in RIGHT AWAY ...and antibiotics prescibed by Doctor that morning.
I was very nervous to come to a be provider, I had been taking my son to the same doctor since he was still in utero. I was so pleased with the entire visit, the front desk staff, the nurses and the doctor. my expectations were just beyond met, they were blown away. I couldn't be more pleased.
we love Dr. LaBella and his staff! they are always good to us. They ensure all questions are answered and we feel our needs are met.
i love the doctor and medical staff they do an excellent job
Excellent provider, wait times are a little overwhelming especially when trying to keep a 15 month old in a small room.
best pediatrician around!! everyone in the office is amazing
I love Dr.Labella and his office staff do a fantastic job!
Both the staff and doctor were excellent. Very little wait time to be seen.
they made a appointment right away for my son. Dr Labella is the best. we have had him as a pediatrician for over 13 yrs
We are so pleased with our first visit with Dr. Labella. He took the time to talk to us and check our baby over throughly. He did not make us feel rushed at all. He answered most of our questions before we even had to ask them.
I love this doctor! I never have any problems with getting an appointment or being seen. just the past visit took a lot longer than expected to see the actual doctor. that was the only thing wrong that day, doctor did apologize.
The office was friendly and clean and Dr. LaBella was excellent! I called the after hours hotline when my son was just a few days old and hadn't seen him yet for his first appointment. He was so nice and calming to us as new parents!
very nice, even though she was sick he made her laugh and brightened her spirits..
he was very kind and courteous, made her laugh and tickled her belly.
Dr labella and staff are awesome
I have always been happy with the care that we received at Dr. LaBella's office. We love the nurses and staff. Pam is an angel and gets you in when you need it, whenever possible. My child had a high, climbing fever on a Friday afternoon - I called in simply to ask at what point I should take her to the hospital - I never thought I'd get in but they got me in within the hour at a time later than I thought they were open. I was so thankful for that and we were able to avoid the hospital, get her diagnosed, and get the medication started quickly. So, what could have been an awful weekend, went smoothly and my child was on the mend by Sunday.
wonderful provider who listens to concerns and directly communicates with the child at the child's level of understanding
the front office staff is wonderful everytime you go they're always friendly greeting you and respectful. my grandson actually enjoys going to the dr he absolutely adores dr Labella and staff.
Dr Labella is always friendly and includes my son in his appointment. He speaks to him and my 3 year old listens and values his advice. I couldn't ask for a more caring doctor for my children.
Love Dr. Labella, our child has significant special needs and Dr. Labella treats him with respect and great care.
Dr LaBella is always very attentive to my kids and our concerns.
amazing doctors and staff. absolutely love them.
My family and our son love Dr. JJ!!!
The staff very nice and courteous all around
my children absolutely love this Dr
dr labella did very good talking onto my child at his level and making him included in his care.Nurses were great also. They tried hard to make my son feel better about his flu shot. relaxed about getting his flu shot
Doctor was very thorough with Abbey's visit. He covered all aspects of her health and well being based on her age.
everyone was polite and friendly
Love this office!
Dr Labella is the best in my opinion we have been in his care for almost 13 years. Best Dr ever
very helpful. son was very anxious about getting shots and staff was patient and helpful
dr labella does a great job with my children. I have only good things to say about my experience.
Love Dr. Labella and how he interacts and explains things to my child and works with him. Didn't think i would be happy with anyone else since my son had the same dr since birth but I am really pleased with how Dr. Labella does things.
They are always so welcoming and attentive to my son.
dr labella was very informative and very nice to my son he was caring and listened to our concerns
I liked how the nurse and Dr were very interactive with the kids. thks isn't something I've experienced before...
Dr Labella spent a lot of time with both of my boys during their yearly check up. He spoke to them on there level and made them feel comfortable. My 3 year old even listened to him, repeating daily all the info on "how to be healthy" that Dr reviewed with him. We couldn't be happier with Dr Labella! He makes office visits fun for the kids and that makes it much easier on me!
very knowledgeable and great with children
We love Dr. Labella. He takes our concerns seriously and has time for us no matter if it's during or after office hours.
love Dr Labella and his team!!! all nurses, office staff and the dr himself are amazing!!!
Staff is awesome. The doctor on the other hand we are not a fan of him. He is all business and does not care about patients
great so far. nothing to complain about
Dr is not very nice when it comes to weight issues. I recognize that childhood obesity is ot concern but there is a better way to discuss it then his manner. This was not the first time he has made me uncomfortable in his approach.
We love Dr. LaBella and so does my daughter! He was my sons pediatrician also and they also loved him! Takes time and listens and we have total trust in him!
I appreciate the way Dr. LaBella talks to my kids and gives them tips for good life-long health. I would have appreciated a follow up call after my son had a negative reaction in the office to his 11 year old vaccines. My son was fine, but knowing Mom and son got a little unsettled and scared, a follow up would have been nice.
long wait time
Dr Labella is VERY thorough when explaining anything ....and with tests...even more so than an Emergency Room
I could not say enough good things about this office and Dr Labella. he is always quick to return calls after hours. He is friendly and has a good bedside manner. he makes the kids comfortable and takes time with them even though he is busy. I recommend this office to everyone I know having babies. the wait times may be a little longer but I will take that one sacrifice to know my kid will be seen the same day I call and that the doctors main focus when in the room is my family.
Dr. Labella has been my children's pediatrician for almost two years now and we really enjoy him. he is very informative and will ask questions during both well and sick visits to ensure our children's health
He is a very good doctor he explains everything in great detail andanswers all your questions
excellent care was given to my child
Love the doctor and his staff! Sarah really liked Terry too!
Dr.LaBella is an excellent pediatrician. I can't more highly recommend another physician.
I was unhappy with the fact that Dr. LaBella advised my daughter is over weight. she is 7 years old and very active. does cheerleading 4 times a week and is solid.. not overweight.
Excellent... I did refer to friends.
Dr. LaBella spoke at length with me about our options and the care that our local CCP Shenango office can help with Hannah's care during her treatment for cancer. He was genuinely concerned about us, and he wanted to be sure we knew the resources available to us, including the fact that we can call on him with concerns no matter what time of day.
good experience for her first visit
We love Dr. Labella and how knowledgeable, kind and helpful he is!
Hes a good doctor, and listens to my concerns, but pushes and guilts for a shot I refuse to give
Dr LaBella and his staff are very nice, making appointments is easy and they are very accommodating to our schedule. I recommend him to new parents all the time, he's fantastic!
good experience, dr very knowledgeable
he is a really good child doctor
physician is very knowledgeable; whole entire office staff are wonderful
It was Ok visit. We still have to run some test to find answer to concerns about his health
It was a good visit
Our only complaint is that our wait is always an hour or longer. On our last visit, we waited only ten minutes in the waiting room but well over an hour in the exam room. It is difficult to keep children occupied and calm in a small exam room for that amount of time. We do love Dr. Labella, the nursing and receptionist staff. They all do a great job, but I recommend spacing out appointments so waits are not so long.
LOVE THIS DOCTOR!!!!!
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