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Sub Specialty:
Neurology (pediatric)

Hospital Affiliation(s):
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

Pediatric Neurology
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
4401 Penn Ave.
2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Office Phone:
(412) 692-5520

Children's Pine Center
11279 Perry Hwy.
Suite 202
Wexford, PA 15090
Office Phone:
(412) 692-5520


Pediatric Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


MD, Hacettepe University , Ankara , Turkey

University of Istanbul,
Istanbul, Turkey

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

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

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

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

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May 02, 2017

The doctor lacked rapport building skills. Made an initial diagnosis after less than a minute. Poor education and explanation of symptoms and plan of assessment / treatment. Actually no explanation and wanted me to decide what to do next. Told me my child was the healthiest she's seen and clearly has not worked with children enough to understand how to build rapport and not talk about them in front of them. That can sometimes lead to misinformation and is not how I approach my practice with kids. She had us leaving telling us it was all in his head and to see a psychologist. The eye doctor diagnosed a visual problem. More rapport, tactful communication and most importantly patient education / support could go a long way!

February 23, 2017

The provider had not reviewed my son's file before the appointment, as we had to repeat much of the information we gave to her nurse on the phone when making the appointment. She had not reviewed his MRI and had trouble pulling it up from his records. She was going to review the MRI with her colleagues and follow up with me but I still have not heard from her. The appointment was a waste of our time.

February 15, 2017

very friendly and very good at helping me understand what's going on and the tests she wants done And why

February 07, 2017

the entire staff was friendly and helpful.

January 26, 2017

Dr. Alper was outstanding. Thank you.

January 24, 2017

frustrating that you have to relay questions thru a third party and that you can only speak with physician during an office visit.

January 19, 2017

I wasn't clear on understanding. the drs directions on meds. the discharge papers wrent thorough enough for me to to get a clear picture on the plan for my daughter. other than that dr is very thorough.

August 30, 2016

Dr. Alper very carefully addressed all of our questions and concerns. she is a very caring and competent physician.

August 18, 2016

Dr. Alper was attentive to my child and took time to listen to my concerns about my child's behavior and past history. It was apparent that she had studied the written information I provided to her prior to my child's appointment. I would have liked some additional information regarding the reason Dr. Alper feels my child is engaging in certain behaviors. I felt a sense of relief that Dr. Alper did order tests to investigate further and rule out or identify any potential medical issues with my child.

August 15, 2016