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Dr. Anna Lavotshkin, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

As primary care physicians we feel that health care centers on the doctor-patient relationship. We take the time to get to know our patients and understand their lives. It is our aim to provide the most current and evidenced based medicine that focuses on preventive care as well as diagnosing and caring for chronic diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes. We understand the struggles of weight management and have realistic weight loss and weight maintenance strategies to offer our patients. We feel that the primary care physician should be involved in every aspect of the patient’s health always bearing in mind that a whole is a sum of its parts. Patients should be able to go to one doctor for all their health needs and when needed referrals are to be made to qualified specialists. In office procedures include blood draw, urinalysis, pulmonary function testing as well as screening for common diseases such as Diabetes and Thyroid disorders. Genetic testing for hereditary cancer syndromes is an integral part of patient health and primary prevention and testing is available on site as well. We welcome new patients and look forward to a long lasting doctor-patient relationship. We also offer home visits for home bound patients. Dr. Lavotshkin studied medicine at Sackler School of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine training at Englewood Hospital where she was recognized for academic excellence and dedication.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Education and training

  • Medical School - Sackler School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (Internal Medicine)

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Hebrew
  • Russian
  • Albanian

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1467560797

Office locations

Anna Lavotshkin & Addi Znamensky

757 Teaneck Rd

Teaneck, NJ 07666

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Went well. Good first impression.
Less than 3 months ago
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Sh answered all questions I had. Exam was very through
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Lavotshkin was very thorough and listened attentively to all my questions/concerns. I will definitely be seeing her again and would highly recommend her to others.
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She’s a good doctor
Less than 1 year ago
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The physical that was performed did not seem as thorough as I have received from other doctors in the past. With previous doctors muscle reflexes, eyes, and ears were checked along with actually measuring height and not just asking for it.Additionally this doctors office is in desperate need of a remodeling or a redecoration as the whole office felt cramped, dingy and outdated.
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Dr. Lavotshkin has very good bedside manor and she makes all patients feel important.
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I hate going to the Doctor and only go when Im really sick, thankfully I was in and out and feeling better already! She was great!
More than 1 year ago
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Such a wonderful doctor.
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i think i hit jack pot . there is no waiting she is very atttentive. and very concerned.
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AVOID at all costs! The first warning sign should've been that I was able to get a same hour appointment. The second warning sign should've been that the front entry to the building was in disrepair and I fell and injuredmy knee. The final straw SHOULD'VE been when a process server was attempting to serve the doctor while I sat in an empty waiting room -- but I was desperate. I went hear for a simple ailment in November of 2014. All I needed was a quick antibiotic and to be sent on my way. My GP couldn't accommodate me in a pinch so I got stuck going here. Right off the bat, Anna Lavotshkin was pushing to give me a physical. Ummmm no. I told her I had a GP and had had a recent physical, but he couldn't accommodate me. Luckily, after an uncomfortable conversation I was ready to get out of there. The worst of this was related to billing. I did not receive a bill for her services until MONTHS after the fact. They do not accept cards at all, so I cut a check for the balance IN FULL through my bank account online and had it mailed to their offices. The check was cashed by her immediately. A few weeks later, I received a bill in the mail again. I called the office and they had no record of the check - they asked me to provide a copy of it. So while my statement is showing that the check cleared, I now have to pay a bank fee to send them a copy of the cashed check. What a joke.
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Was experiencing an illness and had not yet established a internal medicine doctor in the NJ area. So as my symptoms began to feel worsened, I set up an appointment with Dr. Anna via this site basically due to the reviewsI saw listed under her profile here. "a sense of humor", "friendly", etc... all positive and 5 starred (just about). On the initial visit, I was there on time, filled out forms online prior to date -- so not to have to wait any longer to see the doctor (as I was in pain). I filled out the forms in precision regarding my main reason for coming in. It was keep simple and legible: "Illness". When I finally sat down with Dr Anna she asked me again what I was in for and if I wanted/needed a physical check up as well. I restated what I wrote down: "I'm feeling really strangely ill..." also gesturing to where that exact location was on my body. She then asked again if I wanted to do a physical in addition on this visit. Puzzled, I assumed she was implying that it may be a good idea since I haven't had one since relocating to NJ. So I nodded yes, while still gesturing my painful areas. She preceded to ask me further questions and was making many notes. Something I thought was a "good" sign for a 1st time visit. However I did find it rather strange that she was writing more often than providing eye contact, expressing concern and actively investigating my "pain areas". She wrote so much that I recalled to myself that no other doctor I ever visited jotted down that many notes, consistently. So directly after her extensive "note-taking performance", she ordered for me to unclothe, as we were moving into the 'physical check up' -- her assistant comes in to take my blood pressure as well as a full body check... I'm not sure how to explain this machine however it was a device which she would attach these small light;y adhesive patches to my body in specific locations. Due to the moisture on my skin from my lotion, she was having a hard time keeping them attached to my skin. I had to lie down in order for this procedure to operate. I inquired what it was as I have never ever experienced such a convenient process in checking my body's conditions at a doctor's office before. Ever. She smirked and answered, "really?... that;s strange..." as if it were of the latest technology in internal medical offices to date. She takes lots of blood for lots of tests; indicating that she will be testing "everything" there is to test for this sort of check-up. The doctor re-enters after she's done to do the 'hands-on' doctor check. This is when my yellow flag when to a serious red flag: Dr Anna, approaches me to run her hand from my pelvic area, pressing very lightly, to then making a general "swirl-like" movement with her hands up to my breast area. She then immediately walks back to her seat to pick up her note/board. Surprised at how aloof that moment came and went, I inquire how to check my breast for cancerous symptoms and general care...only because of how swift her hand moved over my skin. As if she did not wish to thoroughly check me physically, in the specific areas I pointed out were illness feelings. I suppose she thought I wouldn't notice the difference. This deeply saddened me, mainly due to the fact that I was in severe pain and she wasn't at all concerned with that area nor doing a proper professional physical check up (as she would reiterate in the beginning). I was unable to advocate or speak up for myself due to the sever pains which frustrated me. When that was done, I was told to come in the next day for an additional test in areas that I had not indicate were a problem. However I agreed in hopes this was an attempt to be "thorough" on her part. The next day I arrived 15mins early to my scheduled appointment, yet with no warm/concerned greeting from the doctor's scheduler/assistant (the woman who took my blood and did the full body check thing) as well as when I saw Dr Anna, I warmly smiled (fighting thru excessive pain) to say hello however to my surprise, she looks straight through me as though I wasn't there and then looks away. Never once acknowledging me and my husband's presence. I then was ignored 25-30mins after my scheduled appt all the while the doctor switched roles with the front desk scheduler and never once looked up at me or inquire how I'm feeling. At all. I was baffled. In severe pain. Frustrated. Concerned. Puzzled. I had to say her name THREE times (as me and my hubby were the only ones in the waiting room at that time) to grab her attention! Puzzled, I said hello and asked her if she had any interests in me or bring me on as a new patient. I quickly shared with her that she ignored and looked straight through/past me when I warmly acknowledged her 40 mins ago. I also was growing impatient as the pain was growing severe, making it very difficult to keep a pleasant demeanor. I must have sunken into my lap and been frowning mins after our exchange. She completely brought my morale down further past it already was. Fixing to leave, she finally calls me in giving excuses as to why the wait was so long. I reminded her that she told me the earlier the better tomorrow as it will be a very quick check-in... confused and frustrated again. She instructed after the procedure that I would have to wait to get my results in about a week and a half and proceed to schedule an appointment for me to return. Needless to say, as I'm awaiting her phone call in hopes she retrieved the blood tests much sooner, three days later I'm admitted into the ER. My conditions worsened and led me to multiple severe reactions. I couldn't do very much thereafter but rest however my husband phoned Dr Anna's office to request the test results be sent via snail mail as it wouldn't be possible for me to return to her office just to finally receive basic bloodwork tests. Even then, the scheduler/receptionist/assistant was aloof, disinterested, unconcerned and expressing no hospitable tone regarding my current state at that time. Four days past and I call to follow up with the doctor's office again to make sure I receive some feedback due to all the blood work Dr Anna took weeks ago. They gave me a really difficult time, encouraging that I come into the office for my results, all the while IGNORING the fact that I was recently admitted to the ER and instructed NOT to do much activity at all. This included a trivial visit to a doctor's office for simple blood test results. SMH. Highly disappointed in this doctor. I ended up being patched through to a partnering doctor whom I never met or saw on either of my visits to discuss the blood test results. Highly intrusive in my opinion and most definitely unprofessional conduct in terms of honoring what the 'physician/patient' confidentiality usually ensures. Just a mess. Not nearly competent in any spectrum of patient care. The results came back generally in good health. Which made no sense at ALL, considering all the pain I was in as well as the urgent ER trip I had to make just days after seeing this doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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They wouldn't give me my lab work unless I made another appointment...basically so I could be charged for another visit. The labs were standard labs and not for anything that needed to be consulted in person. They claimed this was "policy."However, I was able to look up my own labs on Labcorps website. Not going back, but she was nice.
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An excellent doctor with a great sense of humor and respect for her clients time. She has the highest recommendation from both myself and my wife!
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She was very nice and professional. They only took cash or checks.
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An excellent doctor. Very thorough and patient. Will be using her as our primary going forward.
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she was great! very caring and helpful. I feel confident in her knowledge! I'll definitely be making her my primary care doctor.
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