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About Dr. Cheryl D Tierney

Dr. Cheryl D Tierney, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Hershey, PA. She has 22 years of experience. Her specialties include Developmental - Behavioral Pediatrics and Pediatrics. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

16 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Cheryl D Tierney is Great. Dr. Cheryl D Tierney has been rated by 16 patients. From those 16 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Cheryl D Tierney is 3.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center

500 University Dr
Hershey, PA 17033
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Specialties

Dr. Cheryl D Tierney has the following 2 specialties

  • Developmental - Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics

    A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
    While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
    Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Cheryl D Tierney has the following 7 expertise

  • Vaccination
  • Physical
  • Autism (Autistic Disorder)
  • Check-up
  • Pediatric Diabetes
  • Immunization
  • Language Disorders

Board Certifications

Dr. Cheryl D Tierney is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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One Star

Tested my 18 month child after a full 4hrs of previous testing without a nap or time to eat which in my opinion set him up for failure. Then did not go over the results for 3 months with us. When going over the the results did not answer specific questions like, what exactly did my child do that made you come to this conclusion, not the score but how did he get that score and why is the fact that he is doing, or not doing something, significant. I work in the medical field, but when I asked her to speak in a language that my husband would be able to understand, she did not, despite multiple reminds that he did not have medical training. She told me my Child was incapable of showing me love and affection, which is NOT true. And she never gave any information on how to contact therapists for behaviour therapy. That was done by my early intervention team which she blasted as not being supportive of Autism diagnosis. Many other Hershey Dr saw delays in my child (born 12 months early) but did not see the severity of autism she diagnosed. And despite research showing a baby born so early is NOT caught up by 2yrs old when compared to term born babies, she believes if they are not caught up it means they have autism. Take those that say people that give her bad marks are in denial also with a grain of salt. I never said my son didn't have autism, but I will say she performed the test in a manner that he was guaranteed to fail, no one should wait 3 months for results of testing, every parent should be talked to so each can understand the medical issues of their child, and no doctor should think they know a child they met once better than the parents. And under no circumstances should a doctor tell a parent they are wrong when that parent says they do feel that their child expresses love to them. Terrible doctor. And in the 2 years since the diagnosis she has done nothing for him, behaviour therapy did not pick him up on caseload not seeing whatever she saw, and all therapies he does receive is not based on the autism diagnosis but the low birth weight.

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One Star

Tested my 18 month child after a full 4hrs of previous testing without a nap or time to eat which in my opinion set him up for failure. Then did not go over the results for 3 months with us. When going over the the results did not answer specific questions like, what exactly did my child do that made you come to this conclusion, not the score but how did he get that score and why is the fact that he is doing, or not doing something, significant. I work in the medical field, but when I asked her to speak in a language that my husband would be able to understand, she did not, despite multiple reminds that he did not have medical training. She told me my Child was incapable of showing me love and affection, which is NOT true. And she never gave any information on how to contact therapists for behaviour therapy. That was done by my early intervention team which she blasted as not being supportive of Autism diagnosis. Many other Hershey Dr saw delays in my child (born 12 months early) but did not see the severity of autism she diagnosed. And despite research showing a baby born so early is NOT caught up by 2yrs old when compared to term born babies, she believes if they are not caught up it means they have autism. Take those that say people that give her bad marks are in denial also with a grain of salt. I never said my son didn't have autism, but I will say she performed the test in a manner that he was guaranteed to fail, no one should wait 3 months for results of testing, every parent should be talked to so each can understand the medical issues of their child, and no doctor should think they know a child they met once better than the parents. And under no circumstances should a doctor tell a parent they are wrong when that parent says they do feel that their child expresses love to them. Terrible doctor. And in the 2 years since the diagnosis she has done nothing for him, behaviour therapy did not pick him up on caseload not seeing whatever she saw, and all therapies he does receive is not based on the autism diagnosis but the low birth weight.

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Five Stars

Dr. Tierney does a very thorough job with evaluations. She is caring and very good with follow up. We love her

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Five Stars

I wanted to take the time to say how amazing Dr. Tierney and her team is. She saw our son over a year ago and continues to see him. We feel that she is a great assess to Central PA and that anyone who has something negative to say may be in denial about what is going on with their child. We were too at the beginning but now we are beginning to accept what is going on. I really liked that an independent team comes in and does testing for her because then the results aren't biased. She can make the best judgement about what is going on. We highly recommend her to anyone seeking answers for their chld

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Five Stars

I think she was kind and caring. Very thorough. Caution when reading previous negative comment- I saw the exact same thing verbatim posted on another doctors profile ; may not be a true review.

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  • Education

    22 Years Experience

  • Tufts University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Carolinas Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Cheryl D Tierney accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
    • Capital BC Keystone Health Plan Central HMO
    • Capital BC PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Highmark BCBS
    • Highmark Community Blue PPO
    • Highmark PPOBlue
  • Multiplan
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Dr, Hershey, PA

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