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Otolaryngology (ENT)Otolaryngology (Pediatric)
MD, Ohio State University - College of Medicine Columbus, OH
University of Minnesota Hospital Minneapolis, MN
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA USA
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
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Dr Dohar was excellent. We came to him for a second opinion and he was extremely thorough and respectful.
dr.dohar knows are cares for our daughter and we sincerely appreciate it
Dr Dohar always goes above and beyond with our daughters care.
He has helped my child so much in lesser time than her previous ENT. His caring, let's- get-to-the-bottom-of-this attitude and listening/hearing skills are very reassuring that he will go above as well as beyond to help my child. My child feels "heard" by him when she addresses her concerns to him. That alone makes anyone feel comfortable.
him and his staff were great!
Dr. Joseph Dohar is absolutely phenomenal it is without hesitation that I would continue to recommend his services to anybody who needs them. Dr Dohar is caring and compassionate and takes the time to listen to our concerns and answer them. We are blessed to have Dr Dohar as a care provider for our children.
I honestly couldn't say enough about how amazing he is I truly feel he's doing everything in his power to help my child and sees my child as a person not a paycheck like some doctors do
Dr. Dohar is wonderful! We look forward to our visits with him and have already recommended him to friends and will continue to do so. He makes my son feel extremely comfortable and while the visits themselves are quick due to the nature of our appointments, we feel we are made a priority and have time to converse and ask questions! He is one of the best!
Dr. Dohar is great, very caring and clearly invested in children's well-being.
Dr Dohar is so good with kids, my daughter doesn't like strangers but she likes him.
DR. DOHAR is excellent! very friendly and happy!
Dr. Dohar had a very nice bedside manner.
Dr. Dohar was awesome- would highly recommend him!
Dr. Dohar is a top notch doctor who genuinely cares about the health of my child.
We are finding out information on her hearing issues and it is nice to have the feed back right in the office. Audiologist (Kathy) is very kind and did not rush my daughter if she was unsure on what to do. Dr Dohar was able to review results and formulate a plan.
I really like Dr. Dohar. I trust him very much.
We waited an hour and 15 minutes to be seen. It was worth the wait to get the info we needed. It is just hard with the long wait times for providers.
Dr. Dohar is one of the best doctors we have known. He is always professional and knowledgeable. In this world where in the medical field, corporate profits take priority over patient care and attention, we are pleased to say Dr. Dohar strives to put patient care/concerns first. As it should be! Thank you Dr. Dohar
wonderful! couldnt ask for a better dr.!!!!
Dr. Dohar was absolutely fantastic! He even helped get my twins in for surgery earlier than months from now. I think he will be able to calm my nerves some come surgery day unlike the original provider that my other twin initially saw.
Dr. Dohar was awesome! We had previously been seen by another doctor in the practice who did not exhibit good bedside manners (especially considering that this is a Children's hospital...), so I asked for a new provider and I am so glad I did. I am not thrilled that my son needs surgery, but I am comfortable with Dr. Dohar performing the surgery because I know my son will be in good hands. Dr. Dohar did an excellent job explaining my son's diagnosis and even answered my questions about how his diagnosis could affect his younger siblings. He also talked to my 3 year old and answered his questions.
He was amazing, this was our first time with this provider and I couldn't have had a better experience! He was so good with my daughter and made my husband and I very comfortable in conversation. He is definitely doing what he LOVES because it shows in how he interacts with his patients!
the dr appeared to be pressed for time and explained thing in ways that scared my son and made him upset
very good dr. let me know what was wrong and didn't lie like his regular doctor saying nothing was wrong
Dr. Dohar was AMAZING!!! very thorough and knowledgeable and very down to earth. was great with my son and made me feel comfortable with him caring for my child. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of an ENT as he was just amazing to say the least. All office staff were professional and friendly, especially in the pediatric setting. LOVED LOVED LOVED DR. DOHAR!!!
Dr. Dohar is always so pleasant and attentive. He really connects with my child in such a nice way. We are grateful for his expertise.
Dr. Dohar is an amazing doctor he is always so kind and respectful to my family and not only is he concerned about my child he asked how we (the parents) are as well. I would highly recommend Dr. Dohar based on our constant postive experiences at his office. We appreciate the time he takes for my child and to answer every an all questions or concerns we have. Glad to have found this doctor.
Every time that we see Dr. Dohar we wait for at least a hour to see him. If the board says that he is on time he is at least a hour behind. Yesterday we were called right back to the exam room from the waiting room but then preceded to wait for a hour and 15 mins until he came in. At least if we are sitting in the waiting room the kids can play the Ipads. In the exam room they have nothing to do besides spin around on the chairs and misbehave. The time prior the board said he was a hour behind so we waited in the waiting room for a hour from our appt time and then another hour in the exam room. If I didn't trust and like Dr. Dohar so much we would definitely be going to see someone else.
this was the first time seeing this doctor and it was amazing. my son has had problems hearing for months and the doctors came to the conclusion. amazing staff!!!!
very good with small children
I was amazed with how little I had to wait to be seen by the provider and how efficiently the office operated. We didn't wait at all!
my appt for my 19 month old was at 8:45... we got our appointment was at 8:45.. we got to a room at 9:30... still no dr.. when he finally came in he was polite and was able to determine my sons tongue tie within 10 seconds.. but he seemed rushed and not all of my questions were answered. I felt like we were being rushed so he could catch up with other appointments..
Dr. Dohar is a wonderful doctor.
We really like Dr Dohar and travel to the Monroeville office to see him specifically. He really understood my son's need to have his tonsils removed when another ENT dr said he was too young for the surgery. He is a great dr and we look forward to seeing him in the future.
dr dohar was absolutely wonderful, kind, and a great doctor!! thank you for taking such great care of our son
Dr. Dohar is a very pleasant doctor!
Dr. Dohar has always treated my son and my family with exceptional care. I would not consider taking my son to see any other provider. My family has had nothing but great experiences regarding both Dr. Dohar, and all of those that work with Dr. Dohar. We are grateful to the entire office for how they have treated my son during his medical history. We are very grateful for all the Dohar team has done for my son.
The doctor came in with the wrong chart said he would be back and instead took care of other patients.The walls are thin so I could hear him.Then came back in as if he was looking over my childs chart the whole time.Otherwise he is a very good doctor.
Dr. Dohar was extremely wonderful with our 3 year old. She gets very nervous with doctors and seemed extremely comfortable with him.
Waited a bit too long in waiting room
Dr. Dohar is an excellent physician who has always shown care and compassion for my children. I can tell that he truly cares for his patients and does what he thinks is best.
Dr. Dohar had to do an uncomfortable procedure on my 2.5 year old. He worked hard to make him as comfortable as possible and perform the procedure as quickly as he was safely able to do so.
Dr Dohar is awesome. very knowledgeable, professional and kind.
We were blessed to have been seen by Dr Dohar after 4 years of trying to get answers for what was wrong with our son. We happened to by chance see him at a walk in visit and he is now my hero! He found what the others missed and now we can begin the process of making progress! Dr Dohar is the best!
Dr. Dohar is the best.
Dr. Dohar is wonderful he explains everything in simple terms and in great details so that parents can understand. He really takes his time with the kids and not just rushing in and out. You can tell he really enjoys his job and truly is there for the children he is seeing.
the Dr was wonderful very cheerful and informed about the issue my son was there for and interested in my son's problem he did not just push my concerns to the side and is even wanting to take it another step to make sure we covered everything wonderful Dr
The overall experience at this facility was good. I had to schedule this appointment way in advance of when I was supposed to since it was supposed to be within a month of a sleep study and the first appointment available was 3 months later. What I was very disappointed about was waiting for more than an hour over our appointment time. The waiting room was over populated(hard to find seating) and with very small children during peak sick season was not good.
Dr. Dohar took extra time to thoroughly address all of my questions and concerns about recommendations for care. He was clearly knowledgeable and he and his staff took extra time to put my daughter at ease.
Dr. Dohar is always friendly and pleasant. We enjoy seeing him.
Dr. Dohar is nothing short of an angel on Earth. We fully trust him and are extremely confident in his judgement and ability as our child's physician.
He was amazing. We were late for our appt due to an accident on the drive so I anticipated anlonger wait. They got us right in and I've never had a doctor read and know my daughters medical history and know why we were being referred to him before. He went above and beyond to answer all my questions and look into all my concerns.
I think Dr. Dohar is an excellent doctor I would recommend him to others
Dr. Dohar is the absolute BEST!!!!!!
he is an excellent doctor.
Wonderful experience with this physician as we sought a 2nd opinion for our child's issue. We were included in the teaching discussion with the Fellow and Medical Student and were impressed by all of them!! Very kind to our child and extremely knowledgeable. We did not feel rushed in any way and came away with a clear decision and the evidence to support it. Cannot thank you all enough for your kind expertise......
he was excellent!!!
My daughter had a T&A w/frenulectomy. Dr. Dohar made her comfortable, and took away her fear just by being friendly, upbeat and a happy go lucky personality. Her life has changed dramatically since surgery. My family and I are humbly grateful to him. Thank you, Dr. Dohar for making my child's surgery such a pleasant, manageable and life changing experience!
Was very informed on how recovery would be from having tonsils and adenoids removed. Surgery went flawlessly.
Dr. Dohar was very friendly and genuinely seems to enjoy his patients
There are screens to let you know if the provider is running on time or delayed. The screen indicated that our provider was on time BUT we did not even get called back to a room until 45 minutes after our scheduled appointment. It would have been less stressful if we know that he was running late.
I wouldn't take my child anywhere else. UPMC is by far the best!!
their showed genuine concern,we're very curteous ,kind and respectful towards us.
My son loves Dr. Dohar! He's excellent with my son, who can be somewhat fearful with doctors and other professionals.
dr. dohar was phenomenal. he was polite, knowledgeable, and direct. ana and I both felt at ease with him
I love Dr. Dohar.
Dr Dohar's office has the BEST staff of any office at UPMC. Everyone cares and is kind and helpful. Even when things get hard. We've always had successful appointments and we are extremely grateful that Dr Dohar takes the time to know his patients. This should be an example of the way doctors' offices work.
Dr. dohar and Bev are exceptional with care and professionalism they show. it is very appreciated by our family
Great Visit, Dr. Dohar is wonderful.
Dr. Dohar and the office staff are very profession and great to deal with. Everyone is so nice.
Dr Dohar is wonderful, always positive, has a great personality, and we always look forward to seeing him
I took forever just to get an appt. Dr Dohar was an ok Physinan but trying to get a follow up appt after my daughters surgery was horrible his staff when it came to that was horrible. Trying to get in touch with his office after her surgery is impossible. You have to leave a message an pray that a nurse gets back to you that day or before the end of the day even when the matter is important.
Dr. Dohar is not only an excellent ENT, he is a wonderful human being. He care and compassion for his patients is beyond compare. We travel over an hour to see him as he is the best in his field. I have recommended him to many other families.
received excellent care for my child. would definitely recommend him to others
Dr Dohar really listened to all the info pertaining to my daughter's complicated medical history and issues. He really worked with us to not mess with her current med schedule but help her find relief.
Dr Dohar makes you feel comfortable. Makes you laugh.
I loved how everyone interacted with my son. I could tell that they all loved working with children. Very positive experience.
Dr dohar was so nice and friendly. would recommend him to everyone
Excellent doctor....always explains information well.
Dr. Dohar has a wonderful bedside manner. He is very caring and even reassured me when I was crying while my daughter was having her procedure done. My son saw Dr. Dohar in November 2016 to have his tonsils and adenoids removed. We liked Dr. Dohar so much we wanted to come back and requested to see him when my daughter needed her tongue tie clipped.
Front desk was overwhelmed with patients and was unable to provide the paperwork i needed to fill out before seeing Dr. Dohar, which it turns out i did not need to fill out since it was a post op recheck. Dr. Dohar was waiting on us to be roomed and was immediately in the room to discuss my son's care. Very rare for a doctor but much appreciated!!!
I was shocked at the speed in which we were called back and subsequently seen by the NP and ENT specialist. they were both excellent.
many compliments given to Dr. dohar staff and nurses. I truly felt like they knew and cared for my child from start to finish. I am very grateful. also Dohar went extra mile to get hearing screening retested and saved addition hospital trip, which was very kind of all staff members.
we had an excellent experience from the time we entered the building to the time we left. The building is very child friendly, the receptionist was friendly and inviting, the nurses were informative, and the doctor was amazing! He has a wonderful personality that is great for children and parents.
very good experience
Dr. Dohar is excellent with children, friendly, and personable.
very out going..can tell he loves his job
This office is fantastic! The staff were very pleasant, professional and lighthearted! It was nice to be in an office where they were professional and respectful but also showed that they were a cohesive team that also showed that they got along well and could poke fun at each other. They are human!!! Everyone from the reception to the nursing staff and Dr. Dohar were very pleasant and I would highly recommend this practice to anyone who needs an ENT!
Was checked right in, directed to the ent waiting area and within 15 minutes was taken to the exam room. Dr Dohar was very nice and not in a hurry. WOULD highly recommend him.
Dr. Dohar was outstanding!!!!
He was caring and knowledgeable.
Dr. Dohar was wonderful and worth the 2.5 month wait to see him!
My family absolutely adores Dr. Dohar. He is always so personable and seem generally happy with his job. He always has a smile when we visit. We recommend Dr. Dohar to all our friends an family.
Dr. Dohar did an amazing job with my child's surgery and is always so nice when we go to see him.
my child suffered from birth to 3.5 years old with ear infections, tubes, hearing loss, and now a patch to her ear to heal it. Dr.Dohar not only repaired my child's inner ear from her tubes falling out, he had great bed side manner. He explained her condition in terms I could understand. He assessed her passed health records and made a great choice to fix her ear with surgery. It was 100% successful and now my 4 year old daughter can get her ears wet and play like a regular toddler! Thank you to all of Dr. Dohar's team! We appreciate you!
Dr. Dohar is the best!
Dr. DOHAR WAS AMAZING. THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME I SAW HIM FOR MY SON AND I COULDN'T BE ANY MORE SATISFIED. HE WAS KIND, PATIENT AND EXPLAINED EVERYTHING IN A WAY I UNDERSTOOD.
Dr. Dohar is very attentive, engaged in discussions and puts the needs of the kids first. He's a star performer!
We absolutely love Dr. Dohar. From start to finish, our daughter's surgery from pre to post-op was outstanding. Highly recommend Dr. Dohar for ENT services.
Dr Dohar was great, i would recommend him to anyone. Best thing we did for our daughter was getting tubes.
Absolutely love Dr. Dohar. He is the best Physician you have at UPMC, great bedside manners, great attitude and knows how to treat the patients and family.
best doctor i have seen in years
Dr. Dohar is fantastic with my son! My son is not usually cooperative at doctor visits. Dr. Dohar talks to him and seems to make him forget he's at an appointment.
excellent and my son felt very comfortable
As always, Dr. Dohar was amazing. He always takes the time to explain what is going on with my child and listens to my concerns.
Everyone in the office was amazing. I would recommend to anyone needing and ENT.
great clear explanations just seemed very rushed.
Dr. Dohar is a God send!
Dr. Dohar is really a blessing to our Son and Family. we could not ask for a better Dr. for our son. thank you Dr. Dohar.
Dr. Dohar continues to have extremely long wait times. I have seen him multiple times over the past nine years with many of my children. I always ask for the first appointment on his schedule and I still wait more than hour from my appointment time to see Dr. Dohar. I prefer to no longer see Dr. Dohar for this reason as I feel it is unprofessional and disrespectful to my time to run so far behind schedule, especially when my child is the first appointment of the day. Additionally, I spend more time talking with his nurse practitioner and than I even spend talking with Dr. Dohar himself. After waiting so much time, I'd at least expect to have a thorough exam done.
extreme wait time. appointment was at 10:45, doctor came into the room at 11:55, and spent less than 10 minutes with us. I felt very rushed.
I wait for an hour and 15 minutes before being seen by the doctor. i am expected toarrive early for my appointment to fill out paperwork and then expected to wait. It's very frustrating.
This was our first time in this office and meeting the staff. Every provider was extremely welcoming and helpful to us while trying to navigate the best course of treatment for our son. Dr. Dohar was knowledgeable, friendly, welcoming of questions, and communicated the course of treatment to me in an easy to understand matter. My son especially loved how Dr. Dohar spoke directly to him as well, and not just the adults. Thank you for a great appointment.
Best doctors appointment I've ever had. Listened, acknowledged, and respected what I had to say while giving many different treatment options. He was not pushy at all whatsoever and made it clear that the decisions were all mine, while still stating his thoughts on the matter. I would recommend him to anyone.
Dr. Dohar is an excellent healthcare provider. He is friendly and easy to talk to. He performed surgery on my daughter as an infant, completely correcting her issues with no further need for intervention.
Dr. Dohar is amazing!
Dr. Dohar was wonderful. No complaints.
excellent doctor and staff. so patient with my daughter and made her feel very comfortable. it was a great experience.
The staff provided detailed information and took time to listen to my daughter's problem.
Dr Dohar was awesome. Very thorough.
Dr. Dohar has been excellent through this whole experience with our oldest son who had to have his tonsils and adenoids removed. He seems so much better and doesn't seem to have any of the issues he did prior to the surgery. We're thankful that our son was treated with such care and treated so well Children's Hospital after the surgery.
very kind with children.
I have no complain about Care Provider.
dr Doha was amazing as was his team. they put me at ease and my daughter loved all of them!
Dr. Dohar is excellent. he came nightly recommended.
Everything went well
First of all, we are not questioning Dr. Dohar's qualifications or professionalism. What we are very dissatisfied with is the lack of preparation he seemed to exhibit during our daughter's exam. It was very inconvenient for us to attend this visit and took approximately 5 weeks to schedule. During the exam, the doctor was only present for less than 5 minutes and had nothing meaningful to offer and no plan to move forward. He suggested we see a certain rhuematologist that could prescribe additional tests. Upon call their office, they were perplexed as to why we were contacting them, even after explaining that it was at the suggestion of Dr. Dohar. This seemed like a dead end and we abandoned this path. In summary, we felt strongly that the doctor did not come prepared to offer any direction or plan moving forward -- it felt like a meet & greet session! For the time and effort required to attend this exam, we fely like it was all a waste of time. As a result, we plan to move forward with another speciallists that we will determinine on our own.
There are not enough kind words for the way we feel about Dr. Dohar!! He is the absolute best!!!
I love Dr Dohar. He is the best.
Dr Dohar is fantastic he did our child's tonsils and adenoids surgery and this was our follow up appointment after surgery
Dr. Dohar and his staff were amazing! Dr. Dohar took excellent care of my son. He was patient and kind and very understanding. We will continue to see him as long as he is in practice!
provider was knowledgeable and respectful. he took the time to explain why she needed the treatment he was recommending. he was pleasant to speak with.
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