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Specialty:

Internal Medicine

Sub Specialty:
Cardiology

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Northwest


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

UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
18 Sportsman Dr.
Clarion, PA 16214
Office Phone:
(814) 432-7327
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464 Allegheny Bvld. Rte. 8 North
Suite 2A
Franklin, PA 16323
Office Phone:
(814) 432-7327
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BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:

Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Education:

MD, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Residency:
Portsmouth Naval Hospital,
Portsmouth, VA


Fellowships:
Naval Medical Center San Diego,
San Diego, CA



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July 24, 2018

I arrived early for 10:40 appt. Was called @ 11:05 and told the Dr had just taken a new patient in. Asked what the wait time would be and told it would not be the 10 min I was willing to wait.

July 17, 2018

great doctor

June 25, 2018

Darla was very thorough. She made me feel like I was her only patient. She seemed like it was her mission to find out what was wrong with me.

June 25, 2018

I was very happy with my visit today

June 05, 2018

excellent explanation of the type of care needed for atrial fibrillation, risks benefits

May 08, 2018

always kind

May 07, 2018

The doctor is very nice. They do nothing for me but take vital signs and tell me to do what the specialist tells me.

April 24, 2018

Excellent!

April 09, 2018

very good experience, Dr. Hess is wonderful

March 12, 2018

she was caring , thorough, and answered my questions well. she put me at ease with her listening to my problem and taking my medical history without judgment.