The Children's Heart Center

Parent Reviews

“Our daughter was diagnosed with HLHS (Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome) when I was 18 weeks pregnant. It was a very scary, very unfamiliar road we were sent to travel. She underwent her first open heart surgery at 4 days old. Dr. Willers has been AMAZING with our daughter. He is caring, compassionate, and he has been there to answer any question I had, even after hours and on weekends (in which he wasn’t on call!). He is the most thoughtful and caring doctor I have ever met. I can’t say enough about him, I really can’t. She LOVES going to see Dr. Willers, and it makes me feel so great that when he comes into the room for her visits, she runs to him and gives him a huge hug, and so does my other daughter. He definitely is a patients’ doctor, he cares so much. He treats his patients like they are his own children. I have never felt like he was talking down to me, or not listening to what I was saying. I have always felt that I was part of my daughter’s care and I am eternally grateful for everything that he has done for my daughter and my family. He is an amazing doctor and a truly caring person.”


An excerpt about Dr. Willers, published by a parent in her blog:

“We were very fortunate however to have one doctor in particular, a pediatric cardiologist, who restored our faith that the term ‘good bedside manner’ still exists. How often is it that you find a doctor who treats you like you are as important to them as they are to you? Who goes out of his way to get to know your family and understands how scary it can be to have a child who is sick. My faith is restored that there are doctors who will answer your calls personally, not through an answering service, at all hours of the day and night and will spend as much time talking with you as you really need. It’s especially nice never to feel rushed or leave an office with unanswered questions. But if you did, you wouldn’t hesitate to call or email because the doctor himself makes sure to give you his card with all of his contact information at every visit. Having a doctor who took a very scary and unfortunate situation and turned it into a positive experience made all the difference in the world for us. It also made me realize moving forward, that I will never settle for less and luckily with such a great doctor we won’t have to. We have found at least one doctor who genuinely loves his job and does it for one simple reason, because he cares! Thank you Dr. Willers for all you have done for our daughter…. If there are other families like us who are scared when they discover their child has a heart condition, coming to you will be a very comforting experience all around!”