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BA, Gordon College Wenham, MA BSN, Robert Morris University Moon Township, PA DNP, CRNP, Robert Morris University Moon Township, PA MSN, Robert Morris University Moon Township, PA MSW, Widener University Chester, PA
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
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Total Comments: 51
Kristin is always a great practitioner to see. We brought all three of my children in simultaneously for special paperwork/exams for an upcoming adoption and Kristin was so helpful, informative, and kind during the visit. She filled out all of our paper work needed and answered all of our questions and concerns.
I am always reluctant to use a PA, but she was very knowledgable and helpful. I actually liked her more than some of your physicians at the practice.
I think she is good and really cares... I dont like how quickly she pushes for antidepressants and birth control. my daughter is a teenager with normal ups and downs.
Always great care from my child's providers. Almost all of whom have known our child since birth. We drive 45 minutes from home to go to this specific office. That is how amazingly well they care for our child.
Kristin was wonderful with our daughter. She was patient and kind.
I love it here.. wonderful staff, always so kind and informative. From the front desk staff to the doctors & nurses, EVERY SINGLE PERSON is professional, personable, and so easy to get along with. My child always has a good experience with you all, as do I! I just wish we could make his yearly appointment a year in advance to avoid the walk in wait.
as always we had an awesome visit!
THis particular practitioner is NOT who I would have asked to see. We were a walk in physical. She also spoke of scoliosis on a child that I fear and have mentioned to the doctors might have "body dysmorphia" I did not appreciate that scare for him as NO ONE has ever mentioned that before and she cannot diagnose it that way and even stated the spine appeared straight. MOSt have more muscle on dominant side.
Kristy was amazing and we love the office!
Krsitin was great, very thorough
Kristin is fantastic. She is extremely knowledgeable and thorough. I also appreciate how compassionate and sensitive she is when dealing with my children. My oldest is very sensitive, and often gets embarrassed when talking about his speech issues, but Kristin picked up on this right away and the approach she took with him made him feel comfortable and not embarrassed--this sounds like a small thing, but I will be requesting her for my oldest son because of this!
love the staff!!!
This provider is excellent. I would not dream of taking my child anywhere else.
did a great job explaining to my child what would happen next. involved him in the visit an appropriate amount for age and condition. very happy with care!
I love all of the providers at HealthQuest Pediatrics. Kristin is wonderful with both my kids, very compassionate and really knows her stuff. I encourage all of my friends with children to go to this office!
Kristen is not our usual PCP. However, we are lucky enough to have her multiple times. She always gives it to me straight and talks to me with respect. She clearly cares and I appreciate that!
provider was great. just wish that if an infany or 3 will be pushed ahead of us, to have the decency to ley us know. every time babies come in after us (o e this time was just an overreactive parent), we are pushed aside. we get it if an emergency, but this has happened for the past 5 visits. little frustrating to keep happening, because we are patient people.
We have had Kristin on several visits and she is wonderful. I feel like she cares about getting to know my children and it's nice to have consistency in their care.
I have to argue with the provider to get the right care for my child. not impressed at all with this office. I am more than likely going to a new provider.
Kristy always remembers our family. She answers all of our questions.
This practice as well as this provider always offers us amazing, personalized care. They are patient, very knowledgeable and consistent with their care, and always devote extra time and attention to me and my children. I have never been dissatisfied with the care we received.
We always get the best care at Health Quest Pediatrics Harmar, formerly Gibsonia. All the staff are amazing. We drive from the West End to use this Office because we live them that much!
we love this office! they are so helpful and nice
We have seen Kristen before. She is always great! I trust her and she is very caring with my children.
Always nice to both my children and are very interactive with my girls
This provider is exceptional. From the front desk to all the staffing. I have recommended them to a coworker with her new child.
The doctor is very knowledgeable and has a good communication skill.
we waited over 1 1/2 hours to see the physician. the nurse was supposed to bring in a popsicle and never did. we really felt forgotten. when someone finally came in the apologized and said we had a lot of babies today.
Kristin was wonderful
We were seen and treated promptly. Kristin was patient with my child's fears and her being somewhat uncooperative. She answered all of my questions and showed interest in my child. In all, we got the excellent care she needed right away.
People at the office, including reception staff, were very attentive and helpful.
I love the staff in this office. they are amazing! the extended hours, weekends and walk ins make this place 1000000x better. I don't think I'll ever change doctors.
she helped me see if I was nursing correctly which was very helpful
she was absolutely wonderful with the delicate topics we were discussing.
I brought 2 of my kids in for a walk-in visits. My son was there for a well visit/sports physical. Kristin Barbato talked to my son respectfully, was able to joke with him and laugh when he cracked jokes and calm his nerves about a possible shot.
We have met with nurse practitioner Kristin several times since my son's birth, and she is always professional, friendly, supportive, and empathetic. Kristin is extremely knowledgable and among the best in her field. Most importantly, it is evident that she cares for her patients and demonstrates genuine concern for them.
We stopped in as a walk-in visit for skin issues. Kristin Barbato is always friendly, respectful and caring. My daughter met with her first privately and then I came in and was included in what was discussed.
I feel so confident with the diagnosis I receive.
Kristy is so amazing and helpful, we love coming to see her as she always spends time answering all of our questions and you can tell she really cares.
excellent provider; always friendly and thorough.
Kristy was awesome, and really helped with any questions or concerns we had.
Kristen was very helpful and listened to all of our concerns and questions, even over the sound of loud children. She was great at making our child feel comfortable too.
Wonderful care in a great environment.
Kristin is a wonderful PA. She takes time to carefully look over my child's history before making any decisions. She answers all of my questions in a patient and effective way. My sons both took right to her during their visits.
I appreciated that the decisions made reflected what was best for my child and the entire family. Care was taken to explain the details of the exam to my child so she would cooperate and not be fearful.
wonderful! always caring and compassionate
she was patient.
Kristen is always wonderful and I'm happy to see that she's the PA working when my kids are sick!
really liked our visit, except please remember that every person and child has a different level of pain tolerance. I didn't care for you minimizing his reaction to having wax dig out of his ear- regardless of whether the ear was infected or not. everyone feels things differently and especially a child who hasn't felt or slept well for days.
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