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Dr. Robin Maier UPMC Squirrel Hill

18 Jul

Squirrel Hill Family Practice – UPMC
5608 Wilkins Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(Squirrel Hill) Office
Phone: (412) 422-8762

What type of medicine does the provider practice?        

Family Medicine with subspecialty of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Would you recommend this provider to others?     

Yes. She was knowledgeable and asked good questions. She brought up issues of insurance and cost and was concerned about not ordering tests that were borderline necessary if I would have to pay for them. She was respectful of my (trans) gender. She went above and beyond to share useful information that I wouldn’t have known to ask for. I also found her to be friendly and funny.

When was your last visit with the provider          

0-5 months ago

Why did/do you see this provider?         

Ongoing gynecological care after previous cervical issues.

What was/is your experience making an appointment with this provider?           

I believe I had to wait around 6 weeks.

Was/is the provider affordable?              

I have UPMC insurance, which they take. I don’t know what other options are available.

Please describe your experience with the provider.       

See above under #5. I felt respected and comfortable. The visit was perhaps slightly rushed, but I believe that if I had asked her to slow down and spend more time with me she would have.

Please describe your experience with the provider’s support staff (if applicable).            

I found all of the support staff to be friendly and nonjudgemental. While I have had only one visit with Dr. Maier, I have been attending the practice for a year and the support staff have remembered me and been welcoming.

What identities do you have?    

I am a middle-aged white queer able-bodied trans person.

What can you share about this provider’s identities and/or the practice’s affiliations that may be important to their clients?      

The provider appeared to be a middle-aged straight white female. I was drawn to seeing her because she studied English before becoming a doctor and I believe that I was correct in guessing that she might be a more open-minded, less numbers-at-the-expense-of-people-type provider.

What did you observe or experience about the accessibility of the practice?       

The building is right on the 67 & 69 bus lines. I believe the building is ADA compliant. The bathrooms are gendered, but single occupant. I noticed signage about Chinese translation being available. There is a free designated patient parking right next to the building. Most of the times I have been there spaces have been available. There is also street parking around the corner.