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University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
UPMC Children's Hospital of PittsburghUPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
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Total Comments: 110
Dr. Gatial was great with my son.
Dr. Gatial is very thorough and knowledgeable. He takes his time and doesn't make you feel rushed.
Dr. Gatial is outstanding.
Dr Gatial is an excellent provider who truly listens to parent's concerns and is great with kids. Highly recommend.
Dr. Gatial is intelligent, professional and personable. He provided a thorough exam and addressed all my concerns. Top Notch.
Dr. Gatial spent time in talking to me about my health and entering into college.
Dr. Gatial is very thorough in his medical care, and we are very thankful to have him as our son's primary doctor.
Staff were courteous and professional. They answered all of my questions.
We had a great experience at my daughter's most recent appointment. Office staff was very kind. Nurse and Dr. listened to everything that I had to say and they both responded very well. Thank you CCP-Moon!
Dr. Actual is amazing. He is respectful, kind, and has a great rapport with all my kids.
Dr. Gatial is an excellent provider. I really enjoyed my experience with him assessing our newborn and will continue to be followed by him concerning her health.
Dr. Gatial is always kind, thorough, and knowledgeable. He is also a good listener.
we are new to the area. the appointment was scheduled timely with no wait at the office. the office staff were polite and helpful. the provider was extremely thorough and responsive to our needs. An overall excellent experience. thank you
I trust Dr. Geithal. He is dedicated to the care of my son. He is truly a family physician with the deep and sincere concern for my son's physical and emotional health.
dr gatial is the best doc around. very trustworthy
The care provider gave me some hints/advices to take care of a newborn which is really helpful.
very personable and caring. took the time to answer all questions and related to me as a parent himself regarding his own son
Dr. Gatial is the best. He treats us with kindness and respect. He is very thorough.
always helpful and I never feel rushed
Very kind, thorough, approachable!
Dr Gatial is always very attentive and caring.
he was prompt and courteous
this visit was for a sick visit and we were scheduled with another physician in the practice but when Dr Gatial saw our fish here's name on the list he took the opportunity to come visit with her and we really really appreciated that attention
Dr Gatial is so polite and listened all our concerns and also explained us clearly about the child growth.Thank you
Fully satisfied with service being offered.This clinic has calmness and politeness fluttering in the air always. Feels good to be here.
We are grateful for the care and time Dr. Gatial takes with our children. thank you!
the physician was awesome ! Thank you
we were very happy with the service provided. He listened to our concerns carefully and have us valuable advice and suggestions. He was very polite and respectful of my child during the exam.
he was excellent. exceed our expectations. respectful, compassionate, thorough.
great experience all around. Dr gatial was top notch
Dr. Gatial is professional and has a great bedside manner and rapport with my son.
very helpful, patient with all of our questions, was confident he knew the medical history of our child and provided good advice
Gatial is our favorite practitioner. We trust him with our two boys. He is a great doctor.
Love Dr Gatial... always patient ... takes his time with our son who has some special needs/delays!
Dr. Gatial is always very kind and listens to whatever I have to say. He doesn't treat me like an overprotective parent like some dr.s do.
Excellent office staff and provider. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Dr. Gatial is an excellent physician. He was able to see both of my sons at the same time and gave both of them great attention, patience and care.
Dr. Gatial has always been great with my daughter. Although he's not her PCP, any time we've seen him during a sick visit, he has a great way of approaching kids and being knowledgeable, gentle, and kind.
Dr. Gatial is a great pediatrician and a true professional.
Dr. Gatial is great, we came in with a list of questions and he answered our questions before we even asked them during the routine check up.
Dr. Gatial is the best! He explained everything about my child's condition and what to expect
Dr Gatial is great. He makes the kids comfortable, is friendly and helpful and is thorough in each visit.
Dr. Gatial is very thorough and helpful. He always listens to questions and concerns. I would recommend him to friends and family.
Dr. Gatial is a great doctor - we always request to see him for non-emergency appointments. At this most recent appointment, he was running late and sincerely apologized. We don't at all mind the wait, knowing that it's because there were other patients who needed care. I was, however, disappointed at how much he rushed through my son's appointment and check-up. I realize that it was a well check-up and my son is in good health, but when it's been a full year since we last saw Dr. Gatial it was disappointing to be rushed through the appointment so quickly. He did ask several times if we had any questions (which is answered, although swiftly) but everything was done with a very rushed tone.
Always look forward to seeing Dr. Gatial. Very helpful and knowledgeable. As a parent of younger children also, it is nice to hear advice from someone that is going through or has recently been through the same experiences.
I love this practice and all of the doctors, nurses, and reception staff that are there. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Dr. Gatial was very professional, knowledgeable and warm at our visit. he spent quality time with us, addressed our acute needs at this sick visit and answered all of my and my daughter's questions, all as per his usual. we love seeing Dr. Gatial!
we appreciate Dr Gatial's professionalism and attention to detail
Pediatrician did the basics, but that was it. Saw a healthy kid and it seemed it seemed like he couldn't wait to get out of there fast enough. I mentioned an visually apparent finger injury my son got at basketball and physician never circled back to me about it after he did the physical exam. I asked about acne prevention and all he could recommend was "wash face one a day and use Dove"?! He should have been able to read I was looking for a bit more and at least give us some evidence based answer of BPO prn or something
Always have had a great experience!
dr. gatial is wonderful. very attentive and smart.
Dr Gatial is a fantastic doctor. my child has been going to him since he was 2 months old. he listens to concerns and always addresses them.
Love Dr Gatial. Even though he is only available at one office that is further away, I will still go to see him. Very common sense doctor that relates well to the patient and family.
dr. Joe is a wonderful provider. We always feel confident in the care we receive, because he is knowledgeable and caring. We wouldn't go anywhere else.
my child's appointment went great . this doctor has seen my teenage son and newborn daughter. he is amazing
Great doctor, best one in the world.
He's detailed, kind, and helpful
We love Dr. Gatial!
we were very happy with both Dr. Gatial and nurse Keri!
Dr. Gatial is knowledgeable, caring and listens to my child's and my concerns.
Dr. Gatial is THE best!
We have been seeing Dr. Gatial for approximately 5 years. He is an outstanding doctor and we would highly recommend him to anyone.
We love Dr. Gatial.
Great Dr. Very attentive and smart
he always answers my 100s of questions I have about my little one.
Dr. Gatial went out of his way to make sure my son was able to get an appointment with him. He's always so kind, intelligent, listens, and great with my kids. I recommend him to everyone.
The physician is very friendly and personable. The visit did feel very rushed and I left the visit feeling like I still had some unanswered questions.
Dr Gatial is an excellent provider. He listens to my concerns and puts my mind at ease. I have full confidence in his medical expertise.
We love Dr. Gatial. We wouldn't go anywhere else.
we love Dr. Gatial and always try to schedule with him if possible
Dr. Gatial has always been professional and respectful. he has a pleasant demeanor with works well with children.
The receptionist at the Wexford office seemed clueless about MyUPMC when I told her I already filled out the questionnaire.
Dr Gatial is the best pediatrician! working at UPMC as a healthcare employee myself I strongly value his time and attention to detail to my child. I have referred other friends that live farther away just to come tohim because he is so respectful and knowledgeable and takes the time with you to answer your concerns. he is the best!
Dr Gatial was running behind. It was possibly the longest we've had to wait. He did apologize for making us wait.
we had a great visit. the entire staff was friendly and knowledgable.
Excellent care. Doctor, nurses and front desk were great.
I felt like he actually cared and didn't feel rushed at all to get out of our room to see another appointment. He even came back into the room with a smile on his face, sat down on the exam table and listened to another question or two I forgot to ask initially and again never felt rushed.
Dr. Gatial is the best!!
Rarely have to wait more than ten minutes to see practitioner. Dr. Gatial is great, prefer him over any other physician we've seen, thus far.
Dr. Gatial was very thorough and helpful. l would definitely recommend him to others.
Dr Gatial is an excellent pediatrician! He is very thorough, friendly, professional, and knowledgeable.
This was a great experience for first time parents. We are very happy with our choice in doctors!!
Came across as condescending and didn't take the time to check her medical history.
Dr. Gatial has been such a wonderful doctor for my children. I recommend him highly!
We love Dr Gatial!
PCP is a very reliable group of pediatricians and we are very happy.
Dr Gatial is the most patient, understanding doctor that my son sees. I can call anytime and he never makes me feel like a bother. He genuinely cares about my son AND family.
Dr Gatial was very attentive. He always makes my daughter (and me) feel comfortable. He's an excellent pediatrician.
dr gatial is the best pediatrician!
excellent doctors very friendly staff always take good care of my kids .thank you ccp wexford.
Everyone is the office is friendly, caring, and shows genuine care and concerns for our daughter. We are so happy with the care she receives.
Dr. Gatial is wonderful and I feel so fortunate that my four boys are able to have him as their PCP. He is smart, great with kids, and routinely goes out of his way to provide the best possible service--most recently, he stayed at the office to ensure that he was able to get me test results immediately after they became available. This eased my mind tremendously. He definitely inspires trust--what more can you ask from your children's doctor?
Dr. Gatial was kind, thorough, and my son liked him.
Dr. Gatial is attentive and thorough . The nurse was kind and encouraging. the front office worker was helpful and organized
Thoughtful and thorough Doctor.
Great service, as always
Dr. Joseph Gatial is knowledgeable, respectful & kind.
Dr. Gatial was respectful and knowledgeable. He treated my daughter and myself in a way that made both of us feel comfortable. I feel that he addressed my questions appropriately. Of my recent visits to health care providers for my three children, Dr. Gatial by far provided in my opinion the most thorough care in a way that made me feel comfortable and satisfied with the visit. I am hoping that we will be able to schedule with him in the future.
This was our first visit and we were very pleased with the provider and nurse and office staff. Very prompt yet not rushed. Very pleased so far with our choice of pediatrician for our children.
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