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Sub Specialty:
Pediatric Endocrinology

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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.7 Stars
114 Patient
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
4401 Penn Ave.
3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Office Phone:
(412) 692-5170


Pediatric Endocrinology, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics


MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Children's Hospital Medical Center,
Cincinnati, OH

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh,
Pittsburgh, PA USA

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May 25, 2017

Always nice to us

May 22, 2017

very good

May 04, 2017

both Erika McCain and Dr. Witchel are fantastic and we are so thankful to have them in our childs life.

May 04, 2017

Dr Witchell and Erika Mcann have been absolutely wonderful with my son. They make his very serious and potentially life threatening condition manegable. They have always answered all of my questions and have taken excellent care of my son. We are blessed to have them as part of his medical team!

May 04, 2017

Overall, everyone at the UPMC Children's Hospital are very intelligent, fantastic and do very well in helping and working with children and their parents! Very proud of this hospital and praising all that are there!

April 19, 2017

wait time to be seen by the doctor was extremely long. arrived 1/2 hour early to ensure enough time to check in, didn't get seen until almost 1 1/2 hours past original appointment time. this could be a problem for parents who have children who have special needs or don't have patience to wait for long periods of time.

April 14, 2017

Every time we come for an appointment we wait an average of an hour for our appointment. This is unacceptable for me as we already drive an hour and have taken her out of school early. In addition, by the time we saw the doctor this visit, we had waited over an hour I believe and then the receptionist was gone and we could not reschedule - it is always impossible to get an appointment if you miss one when your child is sick or if the doctor's schedule is not available when you try to schedule upon leaving for our next appointment. This appointment took so long that my daughter got a migraine due to not having a snack. The entire appointment took almost 3 hours and the doctor only saw her for approximately 15 minutes.

March 23, 2017

I love Dr. Witchel, but often have to wait an extended amount of time well beyond my appointment time slot to see her. Sometimes I wish she'd be a little more aggressive with her treatment plan with my child

March 23, 2017

We had to wait over an hour to see the doctor. There was no clear reason given for this delay other than seeing other patients. There should be a much greater respect for time of the patient and parents. This is truly an unsatisfactory situation that should be addressed.

March 08, 2017

Dr. Witchel is super friendly. She's my favorite doctor that I have.