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Qualifications and Experience
Prior to joining the Miller Practice, Dr. Lef worked at the Manhattan Physicians Group. Prior to her work there, Dr. Lef also worked at Columbus Medical Associates and in private practice. She is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Lef completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. She is board certified in Internal Medicine.
Verified Patient Reviews
It's a pretty quick visit, feels a bit rushed, but when have no health issues I guess there's no reason for it to be any longer. She is good about approving refills and things like that. I did have to wait for ~20 minutes before calling down the hall for someone to come in and take my blood because she forgot to actually tell the nurse to come in and take my blood. So that was a negative.
She and the staff at NYU West Side Ambulatory Care are the absolute best! Helpful and friendly. Dr Lef is so much more than competent. I trust her, she is caring and knowledgeable. I highly recommend her.
The doctor rushed through the appt and dismissed all my concerns as trivial. She was quick to prescribe me a sleeping pill without even asking for more details about my sleep issue, and wrote me a doctor's note for a standing desk without caring to ask what it was for. Basically, she was just in a rush to get on to the next patient and I left with an uneasy feeling and a lot of unanswered questions.
The entire process went super fast. This office is very efficient.
Never have to wait at this office. Everyone is so efficient.
Very friendly - thorough and professional.
Dr Lef was amazing. She didn't rush me in or out. She took time with me and asked questions. Her whole office was also very sweet with me because I'm a bit of a baby with blood being drawn. It was quick and painless. I definitely recommend.
Dr Lef was very thorough, personable and professional.
She is great. Very professional, explained everything in detail.
Very professional and very accommodating.
Lots of kindness and professionalism. Thank you!
She is an efficient and smart doctor. I have recommended her to friend and will go back again.
Part of a huge efficient practice. A lot of things that needed to be done before seeing the doctor, but very little waiting at any stage -- I barely sat down before someone took me to an examination room, it was less than five minute before the PA (I think) came to take my blood pressure and weigh me, less than five minutes to see the doctor when she was done, less than five minute after the doctor was done for the PA (I think) to take my blood. The doctor kept things moving along too, but she was very careful to ask if I had any questions.
Dr. Lef's manner is brisk and efficient yet I didn't feel rushed at the appointment. I was happy with the way she responded to my questions and felt she asked the right ones. The the doctor's assistant and LPN were also great - pleasant and competent. It was a good experience; I recommend this office and doctor.
She was great! It was just a physical so a pretty short appointment but when we spoke she really seemed to listen carefully and carefully acknowledged everything that I said. Im so happy to have finally found a great primary care provider in NYC. Everyone else was really great too at that location.
If you need actual medical care look elsewhere. Dr. Lef pushed me out of the room dismissing my concerns saying "you're just stressed, you should get a new job". Wow. She was literally no help.
Great! so far so good, haven't had great doctor experiences in NYC so this is the first office I would like to make my primary care!
Excellent office visit, was seen immediately and was well taken care of. It was a very good experience.
She put me at ease after some health concerns I have. I'm in good hands and in the right direction with her.
She is an awesome doctor! Caring, understanding, professional, and unlike most MDs in the city who could care less about anyone but a paycheck, she actually seems to enjoy her job. She sees me and my family!
Dr. Lef was very personable and to the point. She immediately understood the problems I was struggling with and provided multiple options on how to solve them and move forward.
Dr. Lef was very kind and listened to everything that I needed to say and was then able to give her opinion.
I absolutely love her-she is caring, thorough- the way a doctor should be
great doctor and office
She's been my primary care doctor for over 3 years and she's great!!
The office, exam room, and waiting area were clean and the staff efficient and pleasant. Dr. Lef was focused and attentive. She spent more time with me than previous doctors which, I must admit, was a nice change.
She seems fine, not the best or worst GP I have been to. I went in for a physical. She listened to that which was wrong with me at the moment, did a seemingly cursory physical compared to what I am used to and I imagine will rely on the bloodwork to determine whether there is anything wrong. I will probably try someone else next time, but it's 50/50. Nurses were fantastic.
She is great, very easy to talk to and helpful. Highly recommend
Great experience! She answered all my concern.
Dr. Lef was great, even though I had to wait quite a bit of time in the lobby.
I was very disappointed with the lack of bedside manner and fact that I was given 5 minutes with the doctor. It was an "annual physical" in which there was hardly a physical. I am also still dealing with the messed up prescriptions as the doctor sent all of the wrong dosages to the pharmacy. It's as if I was a burden. I won't be going back.
Dr. Lef was personable and very thorough. I will definitely be keeping her as my new general care doctor.
Dr. Lef is helpful.
Dr. Lef was fantastic. I felt like she took the time to understand my medical situation, she patiently answered all of my questions, and I never felt rushed at any point during the visit. I would highly recommend her as a PCP to anyone.
Dr. Lef is the BEST. I normally get very anxious/nervous going to doctors but Dr. Lef is so nice and non-judgmental, she makes you feel completely comfortable, and it's an overall great experience. Highly recommend!
Dr Lef was very kind and knowledgeable. I am glad to have found a good PMD.
first time with Dr. Lef and she asked all the right questions and made sure i had the right prescriptions.
Dr. Lef was very friendly, professional, and guessed things about my lifestyle without me even saying them. A very intelligent, charming, and astute woman! I highly recommend her. I felt like I was in good hands throughout the course of the visit.
I was truly impressed with the administration of the office: I was seen exactly on time, and I discovered upon entering the exam room that they are hyper-efficient--which is probably how they keep everything on schedule. The trade off is that it isn't a very warm and friendly experience, but I felt that I was in very competent hands the whole way through. Dr. Lef was thorough and knowledgeable, and I would recommend her to anyone trying to fit a doctor's appointment into a busy new york schedule.
Dr. Lef was the most attentive, caring, respectful, and understanding Doctor I have ever had. During my initial visit, the check-in was quick and seamless. After I checked in, I was promptly called into the room at my scheduled appointment time. The facility was clean and modern, and the faculty was kind and professional. My visit to Dr. Lef was the most stress free visit I have ever had at a doctor.
She tried peddling other services, which makes doctors sound like salespeople, and reduces the quality of the visit for me. She wasn't super friendly but she helped answer a few of my questions. Sometimes more than one try is good to get a better feel. I'll go again.
Very organized office staff, all forms are online; patieng chart is online and refills are requested by email! Dr Lef is nice, professional and efficient.
I went for an annual physical and I hadn't had one for years. Dr Lef listened to this doc phobic patient, calmed me, and gave me a thorough exam. I'm especially nervous about needles and the nurse taking blood was understanding, almost gave me a guided meditation while she extracted blood. Highly recommend Dr. Lef.
This was my first visit, so it is difficult to get more than a general sense. But she was very respectful.
In a time where finding a doctor which is both convenient and available, Anna Lef was PERFECTION! She has been the only doctor in the last 10 years that was extremely thorough in her examination process. She checked everywhere and asked numerous questions. She was even honest about my overall health if I didn't lose some lbs and I like that! Honesty will keep my healthy and it shows she cares. She is officially my doc from here on in!
Dr. Lef was pleasant. She listened to my concerns, gave the solutions and that was it. She was ok. I might see her again. The front desk and nurse were very nice and helpful.
Anna has been a great GP for me since moving to the city! Very matter-of-fact. I sometimes wish she'd give me a little more information unprompted (I often have to ask her a lot of questions to sate my curiosity about things).
It was a very pleasant visit
The office is very clean and neat. I am always seen right away and Dr. Lef is wonderful. She is right to the point and helps me with all of my needs. When I moved to New York I was nervous about finding a new primary care physician but I was so lucky to come across Dr. Lef at the NYU Langone office. Would highly highly recommend.
Very direct, but still friendly. Was able to take care of all paperwork before the appointment and expect basic lab work results shortly, available to me online. Highly efficient.
Dr Lef was kind and attentive, she seems like she really wants to help you.
I think my favorite line was, "You gained five pounds. I hope that's not going to be a trend." Just like my mother, and no I'm not obese.
I have had very positive experiences seeing Anna Lef. She always takes the time to listen to me and takes my concerns seriously. She made educated recommendations based on my personal information/past medical experiences that have resulted in a much improved quality of life for me.
This was my annual visit and it went as expected. I was in and out before I knew it.
Dr. Lef is excellent. Her office staff and nurses are as well. I was seen right away and Dr. Lef spent plenty of time chatting with me about my upcoming travel (purpose of visit) as well as some on-going conditions I have. Knowledgable and super pleasant - I usually am very anxious about Drs visits but I felt very comfortable here :)
Loved everything about this experience. Friendly staff and wonderful treatment. Was seen right away. Beautifully-run office!
Short wait time in the waiting room and after the vitals were taken. Listened to my questions and concerns and thoroughly--but quickly, though didn't feel rushed--answered my questions.
Dr. Lef was extremely patient and matter-of-fact with me, and put me at ease right away. She's been my GP for a year and a half now, and I'd highly recommend her.
Very efficient office- not too fancy, but got in and out in good time and I'm very pleased!
She showed interest in my well being and encouraged my follow up. Very happy patient.
Great! She saw me right away, listened to everything I had to say without interrupting, and addressed all my concerns. She also gave me great specialist referrals. The nurses were very kind, helpful, and efficient.
Dr. Lef has a real feel for what I need and gives me excellent advice accordingly.
Anna was great.
Overall Ok. I went there for annual checkup fasted for 12 hours assuming that she will take Blood and Urine sample for lab test . But she asked medical assistant to take only the blood . This is my first time here and I felt medical facilities else where was better than this place
My visit was a business meeting. I did not feel like my doctor or nurse really cared about who I was and my health. I felt like I was talking to robots who didn't understand humans. I have been living with mild depression for a very long time. Dr. Lef responsed with, "You just graduated and you have a job. What's there to be depressed about?" If you suffer from ANY type mental health disorder - RUN! They clearly do not understand. AFTER this horrific physical, I waited 30 minutes for someone to come take my blood. I finally opened the door to find a nurse and they had FORGOT about me?!? Selfish, but my annual physical turned into a 2 hour visit.
Dr. Lef and her staff were extremely professional and ensured that all of my questions were answered. I was also able to be seen earlier than my appointment was scheduled for. I am quite pleased with my experience.
Really great about the in and out. Her process is streamlined for efficiency, but she also sits down with you and can really chat it up if you want her to. She sends in your prescription for you right there on the computer so by the time you get back to your neighborhood it's there waiting. My roommates didn't even know I was gone. She gets an A++ from this working artist that doesn't want to set aside a whole day for the doctor.
She is fantastic. Really really fantastic.
Best. Doctor. Ever.
Such a great doctor visit! I am so happy that I found this doctor and went there for my visit. She is extremely helpful, patient and also attentive. HIGHLY recommend.
If you are looking for a doctor that is caring, interested in your condition, and professional, Dr. Lef is the one for you.
Dr. Lef was amazing. This was my first visit to a doctor in a long time -- I was very nervous, and she was extremely patient, kind, understanding, and nonjudgmental. And funny! She made the whole experience pleasant, she is clearly smart and experienced, and she was efficient. Excellent, highly recommend.
Dr. Lef was straight-forward and to the point. I know that manner is not for everyone, but it's OK by me. Also, kudos to the staff in the office; everyone was polite and professional.
She was great, friendly, and attentive.
I was looking for a new primary care doctor and tried Dr. Lef based on her ZocDoc reviews. I went in for a physical and to discuss low iron levels. My appointment started right on time and all of the staff members I encountered were pleasant. I appreciate that Dr. Lef is straightforward. She looked me in the eye and waited for me to answer questions rather than looking down at my file. When discussing my low iron levels she immediately asked if I'm a vegetarian (yes) and shrugged and said something along the lines of "there you go." Some people might be offended by that, but I wasn't. I've been through an insane number of tests to rule out internal bleeding recently and it was lovely to have someone suggest an even simpler cause. Yet she also offered to set me up with a hematologist to rule out any other issues. The facility is nice and I love the fact that they can draw blood on premises rather than sending me to LabCorp for tests. I've only been to one appointment, but so far so good.
Very caring professional sincere Doctor. I have no words for her. I will always come back. Thx to mayer for recommending her
It was great! The front wait staff was amazing-- very kind and helpful with the digital check-in process. Once I was in the exam room, the nurses were all very diligent in not leaving me alone for longer than a minute or so-- did the pre-tests and asked for some background info (it was my first visit). Dr. Lef came in just a few minutes later and began the routine exam-- asking me questions that prompted answers I didn't even realize I wanted to discuss. She was great (efficient--she was clearly very busy and knew how to get things done quickly) and let me know that after the blood tests have been completed, the office would be in touch with me right away. Giving blood has always made me squeamish/light-headed but the lovely young nurse from the Caribbean was SO incredibly patient with me. She kept me talking and distracted the whole time and I made it through-- thank you! Will definitely be back--I trust NYU and I trust this team.
Doctor Lef, nurses and desk staff were all professional, personable and helpful. The paperless / online system makes check-in and follow-up simple and fast.
Dr. Lef was professional and nice. She was thorough for an annual exam and made me feel comfortable. I found the desk staff behavior unprofessional, such as asking me about personal information aloud for the waiting room people to hear. Such questions included: Are you married?; What is your SS#?, Emergency contact #? NOT a good idea.
She's great and thorough, which I appreciate. She really cares about your health as a whole, not just the one thing you go see her for, and she always asks the right questions to point to solutions.
The office is very professional and Dr. Lef is friendly and knowledgable. I would not hesitate to see her again.
Straight forward annual. First time meeting Dr. Lef. She was nice and attentive.
I left the office with the same issue and a prescription no different than the over the counter medication I had taken that wasn't much help. I just don't feel like I was helped. People rarely visit the doctor. I am one of those people due to my work schedule. I went because I am in distress and I was told to wait it out. The wait time was fine and the staff was polite but I probably won't return.
She was very open and willing to hear me out. Had a lot of questions and seemed generally concerned
She came across as very professional and smart, but friendly and approachable. Her staff was very friendly and professional as well.
Very kind. Warm personality. I had several questions for her on tests, diets, effects of family history and what each result means. She was to the point and I left the appointment knowing exactly what I need to do to stay healthy. Overall a fantastic experience.
Short wait time, good listener and great bedside manner.
everything went well.
Dr. Lef was terrific. She was very thorough during her examination and took the time answer any questions that I had. I would recommend her without reservation.
I went to Dr. Lef for the first time and the environment was very clean and professional. I was seen within 10 minutes of checking in. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Dr. Lef was thorough and to the point. I would highly recommend this doctor/doctor's office.
Dr. Lef and her staff are very nice and thorough, and definitely able to address any concerns that I may have had. HOWEVER, I had to go a PPD test done, and the follow-up visit took FOREVER. Really unacceptable to be in the office for over an hour (longer than my physical) just to get a nurse to confirm that I don't have TB and sign a paper. While it would be nice to have the liberty to spend all of a Thursday waiting for these kinds of things, I don't have the time or privilege to spend my workday waiting on someone to get it together. For that reason, I'll find someone with a shorter wait time for my next visit.
Super sweet, spent a lot of time with me.
Dr Lef was friendly, made me feel very comfortable and was happy to answer any questions.
Dr. Lef is thoughtful and takes her time to address my concerns.
She was very nice and I didn't have to wait too long. My appointment was at 6:00 pm and I was out of there, with having blood work done and a physical, by 6:40 pm. I'm hoping to not have to see her again because I want to stay healthy, but I'm glad she is my doctor!
She is not patient and seems as though she is judging you during consultation. This was not a good experience for me.
She is on the 7th floor. Description mistakenly says "6th and 7th floors."
I really enjoyed Dr. Lef!
She seems like a really good doctor and was really thorough.
This was my first appointment with Dr. Lef. Though I was simply in the office due to high blood pressure, the conversation segued into a series of questions about my lack of desire to have children. At no point was a pregnancy (or lack therof) relevant to my visit. Her questions were inappropriate and retorts to my responses were rude. I won't be going back.
this was a fantastic appointment-on time, quick, immediately helpful!
I went in for a new patient annual physical exam. I thought the doctor was a little bit brief in asking questions about my health history but was overall friendly.
Seh is a great doctor and did a thorough examination. She was attentive and expressed interest in my concerns.
Dr. Lef is very professional and personable. She shows a guenine concern for her patients. I am glad to have found such a wonderful doctor.
I highly recommend Dr. Lef
Dr Lef is very tuned into my situation, even if has been awhile between visits. I feel confident and comfortable in my health care when dealing with Dr Lef and her staff.
Dr. Lef is fantastic! She always takes the time to listen to my concerns and provides excellent care.
Anna was really nice and helpful, she was very clear answering my questions. I dind't have to wait either. I highly recommend her
Dr. Lef was such an awesome Physician. I am so glad I found her (via ZocDoc) because she was detailed, thorough, and efficient. She made me feel very comfortable during my consultation. I am definitely keeping her as my PCP. There was no BS during my visit. I love that she was straight forward with my questions and concerns. A very knowledgeable doctor! Also, the entire staff was super nice and helpful. A bonus is that her practice is part of NYU therefore everything is technologically advanced and convenient. My lab test results were uploaded onto my online chart within 4 days and I can e-mail Dr. Lef on moment's notice. This is extremely convenient since this generation is always using our smartphone apps. LOVE everything about visit. Dr. Lef - Thank you again! I will see you soon!
Went to Dr. Lef for an annual and she made sure everything was done. Including asking about tetanus vaccinations. Highly recommend.
very personable and kind. spent time going over everything with me outside of what my visit was about
Dr. Lef was great! I was looking for a primary care doctor to refill a prescription since I just moved to NY, and she actually recommended a dentist and specialist to complete my network of doctors in the city. Wait time was minimal, and she was prompt with seeing me. Highly recommend as a primary care doctor!
She's warm and personable. You get the sense she really cares. I'm happy to have her as my primary care.
I have waited 1.5 hour
She's amazing I cannot wait to go back and follow up with her!
Both nurses and the doctor were very nice and made me feel comfortable.
She was a great doctor and I appreciated that she didn't over prescribe if medication was not necessary. I did feel that the nursing staff and administrative staff was a little curt and could have had better bedside manner.
She was very quick to leave. Not responsive well enough towards the issues. Changing my doctor. Never going back!
She is thorough and to the point. Great Dr!
I've been coming to see Dr. Lef for 2 years now and she's always very professional and patient. She explains as much as you'd like and is always very kind and nice to me. I highly recommend her.
Yesterday, I had my annual check up with Dr. Anna Lef. Dr. Lef was kind, honest and direct. She was helpful and patient and answered my questions thoughtfully. She also mentioned that she was in the office each day of the week in case I ever have an emergency; I thought was nice of her to mention this. The nursing staff was great too; they were nice and made me feel comfortable and at ease. I usually don't like giving blood, but my nurse here was so good that it was an effortless and painless process. I highly suggest Dr. Anna Lef and her staff!
Amazing - listens to all my problems
She tried to diagnose me for asthma with no testing other than talking to me briefly. I did not have the patience to argue after I tried to continue explaining my issue.
Dr. Lef was thorough and caring. Her office staff is efficient and sweet. I'll be back
very pleasant experience - Dr Lef as well as the nurses were very nice and professional. no waiting time. love the online patient system.
Very personable - listened and seemed interested and seemed "like a real person"....the other staff at the practice were lovely too :)
She is not great with follow up - requested for a copy of blood result and did not get back to me ever since. Quiet a disappointment when she looked like she was bit agitated for requests like this on my follow up visit with her.
Very good doctor. Pays attention to patients concerns.
Dr. Lef is great. Competent, warm, professional.
Really great! Dr. Lef was very compassionate and worked with me to resolve the issues that brought me to her office. Highly recommend!
She was insightful, professional, caring, and thorough. Highly recommended!
Dr. Lef has been my primary care physican for over 10 years. I would highly recommend her as she is the most caring doctors that I ever had.
Dr. Lef was fantastic. She really took the time to listen to any issues I had and told me when she would follow up with blood work. Easy and pleasant visit.
As a new patient, I had to fill out some paperwork, but was seen within five minutes of turning it in. Dr. Lef came in just a couple of minutes after the nurse had weighed me, taken temp, etc. She was efficient and friendly, a good listener. Would definitely recommend.
Dr. Lef was easy to talk to and very professional. Answered all of my questions.
I had a great visit with Dr. Lef. She was very nice and professional, she made me feel very comfortable during my visit. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Doctor Lef didn't seem to take my complaints seriously. I felt like she wasn't hearing me. She even yawned while I was talking to her...I guess she was bored. Meanwhile, my ailment was not treated and am still not feeling well.
Very accommodating and tries her best to meet the needs of the patient. The front office is also good about coordinating any necessary services.
She was very kind and listened to my troubles and other weird body things before she prescribed me. She was also very frank which I appreciate and view as very professional and she told me to come back if there were any other issues. Nurse staff was also very nice and helpful!
Dr. Lef addressed the various reasons why I came by the office. She had good bedside manner and was engaging. I will continue to go to her for my primary care provider. The rest of the staff were also professional.
Best Doctor ever. I love her.
This was my first visit, everything from beginning to end was great. The front desk staff couldn't be more helpful and friendly. Dr. Lef was so nice and listened to all my questions and concerns and gave me really great advise . So happy to say I have found my new doctor.
Excellent doctor. She was thorough, took he time, and was patient with my questions.
My first visit, but pleased so far. Office was comfortable, staff were pleasant, and wait time was reasonable. Dr. Lef seemed to really know her stuff, and took some time to get to know me and my medical history. I found her professional and pleasant and am happy I chose her!
Very professional and friendly.
Never thought I would ever say this, but I actually enjoyed the visit! And I was called in less than a minute after registering.
Dr. Lef was knowledgable and professional. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
Soft spoken but thorough and attentive. I would highly recommend her!
Very knowledgeable, understanding, takes time to answer questions. I will be back for physical.
Very kind, gentle, smart and straightforward
The office was so accommodating and thorough. They took their time and Dr. Ana was very personable. Will absolutely be seeing her for my future Dr. needs.
I was pleasantly surprised that she even had appointments after 5PM. I was seen pretty quickly after paper work was filled out. She was intelligent, attentive, soft spoken, and understanding. She never rushed the appointment, and took the time to listen to me talk about all my issues. I'll be back for my annual check-up!
Dr Lef was very nice and made me feel very comfortable. Im glad I selected her as my PCP
Perfect to get in a quick physical during lunch hour. Visit was quick and the staff was extremely friendly. Highly recommended.
Absolutely wonderful. The GP I have been looking for. All blood work including EKG done in office, in the same exam room. The staff was very friendly and the feel of the reception was warming and quiet. Just a great experience.
Wait was very short, medical assistant was efficient, quick and pleasant. Dr. Lef had great bed side manners answered all my questions was warm and provided me an explanations of my symptoms. I will definitely return to see her! I was very pleased with my visit!
She was very professional and pleasent. Advises accordingly and courteous.
Very friendly, answered all of my questions satisfactorily
Not happy, switching doctors.
All staff was friendly and warm-refreshing change from other offices I've been to! Will certainly return.
Dr. Lef is kind and understanding. She's good at listening and makes you feel comfortable. I trust her medical advice. The reason for my less-than stellar rating of her bedside manner was that it was apparent that the hospital was extremely busy and I was one patient of many. She and nurses rushed in without knocking to see if I was fully dressed. When I asked a nurse why I was having this test, she didn't know why and told me that Dr. Lef just told her to. It was clear that the hospital ran on procedures and not personal conversations. If you're looking for a "family doctor" environment, this is not it. Having said that, I understand that it's a busy day and NYU hospital is a business. In terms of pure services, I was serviced and I am satisfied with the services provided. I will come back.
She was very attentive, took her time, and asked me the right questions (and actually listened to my answers!).
Felt Dr. Lef did not listen to what I was saying and came off as judgmental. Will be looking for a new doctor.
Anna was extremely professional, very welcoming, and very thorough in all of the questions she asked and tests she ran. I felt completely comfortable with her!
I was impressed by her professionalism. I rarely go to the doctor because of wait time and lack of information. She took my in within 5 minutes of finishing my paperwork and she was able to pinpoint every issue I had and address it immediately. She was very friendly and it was not an awkward visit (for once). She was worth the trip.
This was my first appointment with Dr. Lef. She is personable and genuinely cares about the patient. She did not second guess on anything - gave some feed backs and as well as suggested what I should expect from this check up and what will follow up afterwards. She is great. I highly recommend her.
My mom had an amazing primary care doc on Long Island so when we moved to NYC I was sooo worried I could never find a good doc for her. Thanks goodness for Dr. Lef! She was absolutely amazing. Very thorough and a careful listener. I'm so happy. Also the office is so clean and bright. The receptionist staff was also very helpful.
I saw Dr. Lef, who I won't be seeing again. She was short in her responses and rude and had almost no bedside manner. I recently moved to Brooklyn and work in Manhattan, so I was on the hunt for a good primary care physician and used ZocDoc to find her. She seemed to only care about why I hadn't had the HPV vaccine (something that my OB-GYN had not recommended to me) and when I told her I wasn't interested in getting it, she made me feel horrible, and didn't even appropriately explain to me why I should get it. She just made me feel stupid and treated me like I was less of a person after she found that out. I had an ailment in my toe that she had never heard of (she's supposed to be on the Board of Internal Medicine and doesn't know about benign tumors in your toe - even my gastroenterologist knew what it was and he specializes in the digestive system). I've never had a doctor told me they had never even heard of something before. And she didn't even want to figure it out or learn more about it. She just tried to get me to switch to one of her podiatrists, despite the fact that I told her how much I loved the one I had and how he had saved me from losing my toe. I was just a number to her. I did not feel like a patient at all. And now, I wasted my annual physical on her. I can't get another exam covered by my insurance until next year and I'm not sure she even really examined me. We spent 15 minutes talking about HPV which is completely irrelevant to my current medical situation.
She was very professional and made me feel comfortable. She addressed my concerns and seemed sincerely interested in my health. Also I appreciate the fact that she took her time during my visit.
Dr. Lef was friendly and professional.
First time visit but she was good. I felt comfortable. The patient room could use a painting or two on the walls.
Dr Lef is very thorough and extremely knowledgeable and patient love her
One of the only doctor's offices I've been to that took me on time. The appointment was efficient while at the same time made me definitely feel like she paid attention and was easy to talk to. My second time going to her and I will continue to see her for my healthcare needs!
She is very personable, and asked me a lot of questions to make sure she diagnosed me correctly. I think I finally found a good PCP.
Very professional and personable.
Great doctor, clean office and nice staff
Dr. Lef was very efficient, kind, and helpful. I would definitely recommend her!
She addressed all my concerns and was very thorough. Although it was in and out I didn't feel rushed at all. I would definitely recommend her.
I found Dr. Lef to be dismissive, judgmental, and condescending. She lacked basic knowledge of physiology, and was not thorough or interested in really addressing my concerns. She didn’t seem open to perspectives other than her own, and asked only closed questions. The receptionist seemed grumpy initially, but then was very kind and personable and helpful. The MAs/nurses who worked with me were also kind and caring.
Office staff was very nice and professional. I waited less than 10 minutes to be seen. Dr. Lef was great - easy to talk with, professional, thorough. I would definitely see her again.
The nurses in this office are fantastic. Dr. Lef is extremely professional, efficient, answered my questions and made me feel it was okay to ask more. She was able to make a referral for a specialist as well.
Although my appointment with Dr. Lef only lasted 30 minutes, her routine physical examination was absolutely thorough and did not feel rushed in the slightest. Beyond the physical exam, Dr. Lef took the time to obtain my full medical history, in addition to documenting several additional medical concerns I had. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Lef to family and friends in search of a PCP.
Excellent and knowledgeable doctor. Very approachable!
the reception staff were RUDE and not friendly in the least focused solely on insurance card and not me the patient. the person who took my vitals also not very personable and took vitals in silence - i had to ask each time what my vitals showed before she would tell me anything. first time seeing doctor so have no comment about her until i determine if she can help me figure out my diagnosis.
Dr. Lef was very nice and professional. The wait time was a little bit excessive. I'm used to waiting at doctor offices but during the day people need to get back to work and not wait 40 minutes to see the doctor and then another 30 to get blood work taken. I was there for over an hour and a half.
Very thorough. Answered all my questions during follow up very accessible.
I feel that Dr. Lef provided me with excellent advice and treatment for my condition. I highly recommend Dr. Lef.
Very friendly reception staff, nice practice and was able to get a next day appointment. Appointment was very fast but got the job done and offered explanations when asked. Would go back for decent & efficient service.
Everyone was Very professional and kind.
She is not a friendly woman. Her bedside is rushed, she seems bored and she makes you feel uncomfortable about speaking about your health concerns. I would not recommend her to anyone who wants to be treated with respect.
I went in for my annual physical, and I made the right choice by choosing Dr. Lef. She was very thorough, even though I was the last patient of the day, and I appreciate that she did not rush me AT ALL. She listened to all of my concerns, and it was a great experience.
Dr. Lef was very helpful and listened to all of my concerns. She made me feel comfortable and asked all of the right questions. Definitely would recommend her.
She was very friendly and un-rushed. Thought to ask some questions that I didn't think of. The office is also very quick and efficient, and fairly high tech, giving you the option to acess your records online.
Dr Anna Lef is very professional and effective.
Dr. Lef is an incredibly good doctor. She's no nonsense and really gets to the heart of the problem, which I really appreciate. She isn't very warm and fuzzy, but if you want a highly intelligent and skilled doctor that will give you a clear, direct and accurate diagnosis then Dr. Lef is for you.
The office and staff were very nice, and the doctor took her time with me and was very thorough.
Dr. Lef makes me feel that I have a private doctor who is very knowledgeable of medicine and very concerned about my well being. I could not ask for more and I give Dr. Lef my highest recommendation.
Very professional, answered all my questions, was calming (I have a hard time at doctors' offices).
I was called in 2 minutes before my appointment. The nurse was very nice, and Dr. Lef was too. She asked good questions. It was overall one of my best, new doctor experiences.
Dr. Lef was everything I seek in a doctor: helpful, professional, and kind. She asked all the right questions and made me feel comfortable enough to answer them freely. She was open and to the point about every issue, but still made sure I was smiling when I walked out. The rest of the staff at this facility were also wonderful! Highly recommended.
I had a great experience with Anna Lef, MD and the rest of the staff at the facility. Everyone was friendly and professional.
She did not listen to my concerns or do tests I asked for and set me for tests for things she was sure I had but I did not.
This was my first visit. Dr. Lef took a thorough medical history. I found her to be responsive to my questions and very knowledgeable. An excellent physician.
This was my first time seeing Dr. Lef. She seemed very nice and asked good questions.
She is great!
Dr. Lef was direct and friendly. Didn't rush my first visit, and has great bedside manner.
I'm very happy with having chosen to see Dr. Lef!
My visit was good, what you would expect from a doctor. I plan on continuing to see her as my Primary Care Doctor.
Did not listen to my concerns and did not perform a thorough check.
Dr. Lef was courteous and professional.
I think she is very good and patient..
Very good visit, she was very friendly and thorough at the same time. Will definitely be making her my PCP.
Dr. Lef was great! Very kind, efficient and knowledgeable. The staff and nurses were all helpful and efficient as well. The whole appointment was quick. Definitely recommend!
I was very pleased with the experience. Everyone was courteous, professional and empathetic, of course including Dr. Lef.
Pretty straightforward and quick.
She was very patient and listened to what I had to say, and tried to resolve it efficiently. She was great and I would definitely recommend her.
Excellent, perfect beside manner, and fast too! Everything a great doctor should be.
Very thoughtful and considerate
Was not helpful, did not call to follow up on blood test results.
Very warm and easy to talk to. Highly recommend!
Doctor was very nice but the appointment did not feel personalized to my needs. I felt like another sick person on an assembly line to her.
Very professional. Dr. Lef is a good listener and a caring doctor.
Great, as always.
Great doctor- very direct and to the point which I appreciate.
She was great! Very nice bedside manner and seemed like she generally cared about me as a patient. I would recommend her to anyone.
She is extremely thoughtful and went out of her way to make me comfortable when feeling ill. I am so happy I finally found a PCP I can trust.
I had a friend who once lived in eastern Europe as a Peace Corps volunteer. When I asked him about medical and psychological care there, he described it like this, "Basically, if they can't see it, it doesn't exist." That pretty much sums up Dr. Lef. If she can't see it, she doesn't believe it exists. If you have a broken leg, a heart attack, a giant flesh-eating rash, or need an inoculation she's the doctor for you. If not, you're out of luck. I went to her with a laundry list of symptoms, but because it didn't match what she saw in the tests, she dismissed it, and me. I left feeling pretty upset, and instead found a good acupuncturist. He chipped away slowly at each of the symptoms until they disappeared. It took about 3 months, but at least he believed me. She didn't. Dr. Lef seems like she just wants to write you a scrip and get you out of the office as soon as possible. The nice thing is that they do the blood work right there in the office, so it's convenient.
Quick & professional. Very informative and made me feel comfortable
Good, she is nice and efficient
The visit was great. Super prompt. Anna Lef was great.
Very professional and direct
She's very professional, and very good at what she does. I'm in my 20s, and she's the first doctor to ever detect that I have a heart murmur. I highly recommend her.
Appointment was quick and effortless. Dr. Lef and my nurse were both pleasant and knowledgeable. I went hoping to find a regular Primary, and I think I have!
Excellent. Right on time. great service and overall impression was wonderful
Dr. Lef is great. Friendly but professional. Asks clear, concise questions, and answered my own questions just as effectively. The wait wasn't too bad, and I only spent about 7ish minutes with the doctor herself. Seems my case was a relatively simple diagnosis. If you want a doctor who spends a lot of time on pleasantries and small talk, I would not recommend Dr. Lef. If you want a doctor who knows her stuff, does her job, and gets you in and out, Dr. Lef is perfection. I would definitely go to her again for any future issues.
Very nice,patient and caring doctor... Her staff are caring,polite and very loving they are all very professional. Love Dr lef.
Excellent care. I had an appointment for an annual physical and Dr. Lef was professional, warm, courteous and attentive the entire time.
She is a good doctor!
Dr. Lef was very professional she is caring and I enjoy my visit with her. Am happy she is my doctor.
Very efficient and professional
I thought Dr. Lef was professional, asked all the right questions and addressed questions I had with concern and care.
She really listened and gave me referrals. It was a positive experience.
I had a very strange chest palpitation-type thing happening to me, and went to Dr. Lef to figure it out. She asked a lot of questions and was very calming. She had an assistant run an EKG on me, and even after that came back normal and she'd concluded my issue was probably caused by stress (which it turned out to be), she encouraged me to keep in touch with her about the problem if it persisted, and made sure I was informed about how to monitor it. I'm so glad to have finally found a go-to doctor in New York.
Great service and great results!
Fabulous. I felt that she genuinely cared about my issues and gave me confidence in her decisions.
Very nice doctor, staff performed several tests and they were quick and comfortable. Dr. Lef asked a lot of questions and seemed to really care about diagnosing me properly.
Came in for back pain and felt like Dr. Lef thought I was an idiot. Definitely not returning.
The wait time was not extensive. Dr was not very personable, but asked necessary questions to complete diagnosis and prescribed treatment.
Thoughtful and caring doctor. I have had Anna Lef as my primary care physician for over 10 years and she has my highest recommendation.
She was great. I made my appointment at 5am on Zocdoc.com and showed up a little bit early to do paperwork. I was taken to my exam room asap, and the nurse and doctor were very kind and friendly. I will be going back.
Great first visit with Dr. Anna Lef. I'm glad I found her on ZocDoc. She will be my primary physician moving forward. Very good repport and my visit was not rushed. The nurse who saw me to weigh, take my blood pressue and draw blood was great too. Very happy with my experience here.
Very professional doctor
Great bedside manner. She's great at answering your questions and making you feel at ease.
very good and gave me a referenence
Long waiting. And I don't think the visit is worth of the price
I have been to see this doctor 3 or 4 times in the past 6 months. Despite this, each time she does not remember me and asks if I am a new patient. When I told her I have been to her office before she asked if I saw another doctor, when my notes clearly indicate that she is the only doctor who has seen me. She appears to not go over her patient files before meeting a patient, because she did not know any of my medical information or prescriptions and asked me to go over all of my symptoms and preexisting conditions that I had just provided to the nurse. I repeatedly had to remind her of information that should have been in her notes. When asked why I was taking a medication, I told her that I was taking as prescribed for a preexisting condition. She then said that I should not be taking the medication and asked who prescribed the medication. I told her that she had prescribed it. I found Dr. Lef and her office staff to be rushed and impersonal. When entering for an appointment, I was not even greeted with a hello. The office staff did not look up from the screen until a line had begun to form. I stood in line for both check-in and check-out. I now understand why it's so easy to get an appointment with her, but I will not be returning.
I feel like my medical care is in good hands with Dr Lef. She is professional and easy to work with in managing my health.
The general visit was good. Was impressed with the use of photo and handprint identification attached to patient files. My only complaint is that all forms were not available to fill out before the appointment. I filled out all the forms available on zocdoc, then arrived at the office and had to fill out 3 additional forms which I would have appreciated filling out before hand since they required doing some research [looking up pharmacy locations and insurance policy on labs]. I also would have liked to be able to fill out the form on my health history before hand so I could supply the most accurate information [family history, list of medications, etc.]
What a waste of time. I waited there like 20min- when i finally went in Dr. Lef was just not very friendly. I went there because of an intense pain in my jaw and ears and was smelling very weird smells. She dismissed me saying that it was probably because of grinding teeth (which I know was not) and of food stuck on the back of my mouth... WTH. She told me to go to a dentist. I went to my dentist, who told me that my teeth where FINE. I ended up taking some antibiotics and guess what... IT WENT AWAY. thank you DR LEF for a waste of time.
All around happy experience.
Dr. Lef was very professional and to the point. I came in for a routine physical and she got me taken care of within 10 minutes. She asked questions and that was that. The nurses did make me wait 30 minutes to have my blood drawn. At that time I just sought them out myself.
Very friendly and professional.
She is a great doctor
She was fine, however the Langone Miller Practice that she works for has horrible service. I had my physical checkup on 20th December, and as of 13th January, no one has contacted me. They were supposed to call me/email me about the results. Here is the catch, you can't reach them. All phone extensions lead to a voice machine. And of course leaving a message does not help. You don't get the call back. Here is a tip, dial the extension that is "If you are a doctor, ..." and you get the respect and the correct treatment. I don't recommend this practice. The doctor is fine though.
This was a very nice and easy visit. I got there 10 minutes before my appointment, filled out my paperwork, only had to wait about 5 minutes for a nurse to show me to a room and then 10 more minutes to see the doctor. She was friendly and very helpful!
Easy to talk to and ask questions to! Made me feel at ease! Overall good experience!
Dr. Lef is always polite, sympathetic and helpful.
Dr. Lef was efficient, but she was a little to succinct for me. I felt like her answers were not as thorough as I wanted -- and sometimes cut me off in conversation when I had tons follow up questions. Please keep in mind that I am very verbose when it comes to doctors, and prefer over-explaining than under-explaining.. but I felt I just didn't walk out of the office feeling confident an knowledgeable.
She is great - very easy going and comfortable to talk to.
She was very friendly and professional while being quick and to the point. Enjoyed my experience.
Anna was great!
JUST WHAT I WANTED
I thought Dr. Lef was great, she was very informative and helpful. She was pleasant and very caring. I will definitely be returning for future visits.
Very professional and friendly, nice office, quick and painless!
She was ok, definitely not the type of doctor that wanted to discuss any kind of holistic approach to healing.
She was very straight and to the point and addressed each question and concern that I had. I left the visit feeling satisfied that we would get to the root of my issues. (I hope..)
Dr. Lef was great. Professional demeanor with a great bedside manner in that she was very interested in what I was doing and asked a lot of questions. (I was there for a mandatory physical for a race.) Her staff was all extremely helpful, down to the billing clerk who checked me out and made sure a copy of my physical form was included in my chart for next time.
I've never had a more horrific experience at a doctor's office. And I had incredibly high hopes. The staff members were great! So nice, very helpful with new patient paperwork, and were quick to get me through to Doctor Lef. Unfortunately Anna Lef was rude, judgemental, and I ended up leaving the appointment in tears before I even got what I needed. I just moved to NYC and was hoping to find a permanent physician in Dr. Left but that was simply not the case. I would never recommend this doctor to anyone.
Dr. Lef was very professional and knowledgeable. The office was clean and the office staff was friendly and also professional. I would go back again.
She was highly courteous and professional. She personally called us once the test results were in.
Felt rushed through - wasn't given a thorough explanation of condition, but treatment was effective.
I've been seeing Dr Lef for over five years and I still feel lucky to have found her. She's efficient and thorough without being overly clinical. While she doesn't hesitate to call me out on unhealthy behaviors (which I actually appreciate), I never feel like she's being overly judgmental. Instead, I feel like she's actually concerned about my health.
She is the best doctor I was able to find in NYC. The practice is highly professional!
Polite, considerate, patient, answers all questions
Dr. Lef has been my primary care provider for several years and I greatly appreciative her service and would highly recommend her.
She's OK - nothing special. I came in for a physical which took her all of 5 minutes.
Great experience. Dr. Lef was both kind and attentive. Office environment was great as well.
It was great! She's a true professional! I would definitely recommend her. : )
There was no waiting time at all to see the Doctor, and the visit itself was conducted in an efficient, yet comprehensive manner and covered all the bases in a minimal amount of time. I will not dread getting an annual physical anymore I will go back to see Dr. Lef every year!
Dr. Lef is a great doctor, I would highly recommend her to anyone. She is highly professional, very knowledgeable, and just very pleasant interpersonally. Also the medical practice itself is great, they are so organized, link patient data to EMR, and keep good records of everything. Totally exceeded my expectations.
I was able to book an appt with Dr. Lef 2 hours in advance and she saw me almost right away. Was so professional and great! She is my new gen practictitioner. Would highly recommend!
Friendly and answered all my questions. Highly recommended!
Met all of our concerns. Showed concern through calls. Gave the right diagnose and said available 24 hours for emergency call. Absolutely will recommend to everyone
Dr. Lef was nice and professional. She didn't ask me many questions during my exam though. It seemed very quick and routine. If I didn't point out extra symptoms to her I wonder if she still would have came up with the same diagnosis. However, my biggest issue was with their billing. Just be careful if you are using insurance. I was told when I called to confirm my appointment and when I arrived at the office that they accepted my insurance, only to find out a few weeks later that I had to pay full out of pocket because I was "misinformed"
Extremely helpful and professional. Friendly and punctual front desk staff, as well. Will definitely return.
Dr. Lef was very nice and courteous, but I expected more questions on a physical. I offered whatever information I thought was relevant, but it's trickier as a patient to discern what's important and what isn't.
Dr. Lef has been my doctor for over 10 years and I have always been satisfied with her expertise.
Dr Lef has been my doctor for over 10 years and I would highly recommend her.
Dr Lef is very patient, concerned, and thoughtful. She has a new client!
Ok-would have preferred she wrote down my medical history in a chart and not the back of a px pad!
The staff were friendly, but I felt like they all were doing a sales job on me the whole time. I was asked if I had an ob/gyn (even tho I came in with a cold), if I was looking for a permanent primary care doctor, and if I had done full blood work in the recent past. No reason to ask about the blood work, but she recommended I come back in within 2 weeks to get it done.