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Specialty:

Ophthalmology (Pediatric)


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


Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.7 Stars
147 Patient
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LOCATION(S):

UPMC Eye Center
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
4401 Penn Ave.
3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Office Phone:
(412) 692-8940
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Children's South
205 Millers Run Road
Bridgeville, PA 15017
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Children's Pine Center
11279 Perry Hwy.
Suite 202
Wexford, PA 15090
Office Phone:
(412) 692-8940
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BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:

Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

Education:

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

Residency:
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

University of Buffalo,
Buffalo, NY


Fellowships:
Jules Stein Eye Institute,
Los Angeles, CA



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October 23, 2017

All three times I have been at the office, the doctor has pushed for surgery. Not once has he done any additional testing besides having my child read letters on a wall, and the frisbee test. He has not consulted our optometrist to see how well his vision has increased, nor has he asked how my son functions (besides how well he sees in the classroom). We have no issues in the classroom, he plays sports well-has no issues with catching a ball, so we are not sure why surgery seems to be the only option when depth perception doesn't seem to be affecting his daily life. I tried to have that conversation with the doctor and he seemed to act as if I was wasting him time. He also doesn't want to see us again if we aren't doing surgery.

October 06, 2017

all experiences were great this far

September 01, 2017

good

August 22, 2017

All information given by doctor is very helpful

July 18, 2017

We and almost all of the other patients in the waiting room waited for about 1.5 hours or more to be seen.

June 19, 2017

Dr. Pihlblad is amazing. He has helped us tremendously.

May 12, 2017

It was a good experience.

May 04, 2017

he was fantastic and explained everything.

March 24, 2017

The office was very efficient, I didn't need to wait for more than 5 minutes and my appointment was finished within an hour.

March 24, 2017

We were treated with respect. The whole experience was good!