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Ophthalmology (Pediatric)

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC Mercy
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.7 Stars
164 Patient
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UPMC Eye Center
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
4401 Penn Ave.
3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Office Phone:
(412) 692-8940

Children's South
205 Millers Run Road
Bridgeville, PA 15017

Children's Pine Center
11279 Perry Hwy.
Suite 202
Wexford, PA 15090
Office Phone:
(412) 692-8940


Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology


MD, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV

University of Buffalo,
Buffalo, NY

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

Jules Stein Eye Institute,
Los Angeles, CA

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May 22, 2018

every experience is a great experience, their staff is the best around

May 22, 2018


May 15, 2018

We had a minimal wait for check in, testing and to see the physician. Dr. Pihlblad provided great information, answered our questions and gave good advice on how to relieve any symptoms that may crop up in the future.

May 04, 2018

the doctor and techs were fine.but I had to wait 2 hours past my appointment time to see him. no explanation was given nor option to reschedule at another time.

April 30, 2018

Excellent bed-side manner. Very pleased with this doctor and highly recommended.

April 10, 2018

I think he is a great doctor for kids.

April 06, 2018

this was my first visit with this dr. I was very pleased with his manner and knowledge.

April 06, 2018

He spent plenty of time discussing potential surgical risk/benefits with me.

March 26, 2018

very kind let me come to my appt after i was late 15 min

March 23, 2018

da phlibad was a great doctor. he looked into previous surgeries that iv had on mu eyes. he used this to give me the best outcome and remove scar tissue in my eyes. i will 100% recomend him. very friendly, polite and spoke 2 me in words that where laymen terms - which was easy 2 understand