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Barry W. Rubin, MD, has been practicing urology for over 35 years, and is widely known and respected in the medical community as a leader in urology and urologic surgery. After receiving his medical degree from Northwestern University he completed his internship at the Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn and his residency in Urology the Brooklyn VA Hospital. Dr. Rubin served as Chairman of the Urology Department at the New York Methodist Hospital for over 20 years and remains the Chairman Emeritus.
Dr. Rubin has served the greater New York City area from his private office in Park Slope, where he is committed to giving every patient the individual time and attention they deserve. Dr. Rubin’s area of expertise includes a wide variety of urinary conditions in both males and females. He looks forward to welcoming you to his practice.
Verified Patient Reviews
The secretary Lynn was professional and courteous. The doctor was informative and a credit to the profession
Dr. Rubin was not only very professional, but very human and kind as well. I felt like I was in the right hands and he put me at ease and took my apprehension right away.
When I asked him to explain why he wanted to do what seemed like an unnecessary and invasive procedure he got offended and didn't offer any real explanation. I ended up walking out of the appointment.
I was pleased with Dr. Rubin and the time he spent with me. Nice guy!
The receptionist - Lynn was very nice and extremely friendly - Dr Rubin was very professional and explained everything to me with perfect clarity. He showed me diagrams and charts and carefully explained what I needed to do and what was expected of me. I highly recommend this Dr. And his staff- thanks so much.
The staff and the Doctor are very friendly and put you at ease. Who wants to see a urologist right? The doctor spent a lot of time with me and asked me some probing questions and was very thorough. As you look around his office, you see he's highly respected and published in his field. Don't expect a fancy modern office when you come in. Who needs it anyhow, right? He's focused on the right area: the patient.
The moment he eyed me it was a dirty look and he actually claimed my testicular pain was referred pain from torn hip labrum (which I can feel is ludicrous and my hip specialist says he never heard of). He should retire already as he is not meant for a world where some men-- gasp-- have long-hair or whatever it was he didn't think deserved the same professionalism as I hope he sometimes offers. What a stiff-necked mean doctor. I went to the same University as him and even tried to smooth over whatever problem he had with me before we even spoke (but no doing) He wouldn't even prescribe a pain-pill and clearly didn't hear what I said about Oncologist report.
Was very pleased with how things was professionally done.
I can say absolutely loved being in Dr. Rubin's office. He's nice respectful and made me feel very safe and comfortable being a new patient. I had faith in seeing all his awards and accomplishments that he was a well known doctor and he is a definite specialist in his specialty. He gave me the reassurance that my issue will be figured out and he will be there to help.
Great doctor. He has my confidence the my health is in blessed hands.
He seemed knowledgeable and I liked him.
Really great doctor and staff.
The secretary was courteous and helpful. Dr. Rubin was very professional. I could tell that he wanted to help me and had the knowledge and means to do so. I liked him right away.
Excellent Doctor ,very knowledgeable and caring.
Doctor's office is a little hidden. Very efficient and organized. When I mean extremely efficient, the nurse and doctor both don't dawdle. They see you, they are very frank while extremely pleasant. I was in and out in 30 minutes from the minute I walked in to the time I walked out. In that period, they did an eval, hx overview, chart update, authorization and appointment set for the scans the next day! I was also able to be seen after normal work hours so I didn't have to take off from work.
He certainly seems qualified, although he left a little wanting in terms of person connection and thorough explanation; he gave me a very clinical "could be x" and sent me on my way for some tests. Not bad, just not personal.
Very professional bedside manner. He takes his time to listen to all of your questions, and calmly explains everything that will be done. I highly recommend this doctor.
I'm so happy that resources are available today whereby consumers can advise other consumers -- by providing advance insight -- into what to expect from a hotel, restaurant or physician. What I'm talking about is, of course, websites such as TripAdvisor, Yelp, and ZocDoc. To me, it's like having a magical crystal ball, to steer me and my dollars to the proper resources -- without wasting time and effort! Recently, I was feeling pretty lousy. So I found Dr. Barry Rubin through ZocDoc. I was influenced greatly by the many glowing patient comments, which I now know to be accurate. The office is spotless, and staffed with wonderful caring people. You will probably enjoy interacting with Lynn, who runs the staff. She is cheerful, efficient and quick to help. Talking to Dr. Rubin was easy and he was very reassuring. This is a man who listens patiently, he gives you plenty of time. I never felt rushed or hurried. And, Dr. Rubin works in a very organized methodical manner. In my case, it was necessary to have several tests and procedures done. My progress was monitored and I was given appointments for further follow-up. I was told to "call immediately" if there were any concerns or changes. Any questions I had were answered to my complete satisfaction. Dr. Rubin’s positive attitude and concern for my well being made me feel very safe. If you are looking for excellent medical care, with a dedicated professional who is at the top of his game, please make sure you call Dr. Rubin. Without a doubt, this man is a treasure and he comes with years of expertise. If he were a NY Yankee, he would be Derek Jeter! Please give this office a try, they are the best!
Great, makes sure you understand all that is involve and explains in detail.
Good professional, wants to investigate the case well before a diagnostic.
I strongly discourage you from seeing Dr. Barry Rubin. His office is unsanitary and rundown, there is no privacy, and he is careless. The carelessness and neglect strike me as both health and privacy violations. The entire office is gross and unclean. For example, Dr. Rubin collects urine samples by placing you in a sectioned off part of the hallway and instructing you to pee into a giant funnel with a glass jar at the bottom. The door to this area is a thin, flimsy screen that does not fully shut. There was a very strong urine smell in the area, and urine was visible on the floor and wall. I asked the receptionist if I could use the bathroom instead. She interrupted the doctor mid-exam with another patient to ask if I could, and he said no. There is also no sink to wash your hands in this urine collection area. The setup and construction of the office offers no privacy. The walls are thin and there is no music or other sound. Because of that there is no privacy--I could hear everything Dr. Rubin and the patient ahead of me were discussing in the exam room (and it was graphic). Finally I saw the doctor. He listened to me explain my symptoms for less than five minutes, then gave me a two minute examination. I was experiencing extreme pain--perhaps the worst of my life. Dr. Rubin told me the symptoms were just in my head. He said I should come back in three weeks if my symptoms don't go away. He was rude and demeaning when he said this, like I wasted his time and should be ashamed of myself.
Dr. Rubin was helpful and had a great bedside manner. The office staff was great, and his office is in a brownstone! I would definitely recommend Dr. Ruben.
I thought Dr.Rubin had a great bedside manner and explained everything he was doing in depth.great physician
The doctor himself was quite nice, but I was very dissatisfied with this particular interaction. I had scheduled a vasectomy with his office through ZocDoc, and had asked in the notes "Anything I should know beforehand?". I didn't hear anything back, so I was very surprised when I arrived for my appointment, filled out all the forms, etc. and then was told that A) he was sending me to another doctor for the actual procedure, and B) there is a 30 day waiting period in the state of NY for this procedure. If I'd known I was going to have see a second doctor, I could have saved myself a lot of time and filling out of forms at the first doctor. And it would have been very nice to know in advance about the 30 day waiting period.
Absolutely wonderful doctor. Very professional and friendly, knows how to set a patient at ease.
This was a pretty disappointing experience. After arriving about 20 minutes before my appointment time, I waited by the receptionist's counter for about 15 minutes while she socialized with an outgoing patient; most of the conversation was about how she hated Obamacare. After checking in, I waited another 45 minutes or so. They apologized for the wait and said that it was due to the fact that I schedule the appointment a day in advance via ZocDoc; they apparently need more notice. The actual medical exam was fine, except for the parts where Dr. Rubin complained about the government. Upon leaving, Dr. Rubin stood at the receptionist's counter and told her to write a prescription for me for Problem X, at a volume the entire waiting room could hear.
Barry Rubin was very knowledgable, comforting and thorough. The office is easy to find, comfortable and pretty. I have been dealing with an acute condition and he assured me that he can help me and offered kind words, which meant more to me than anything after the treatment I received from other doctors. I highly recommend him.
Great doctor! Would highly recommend!
Old-fashioned but nice environment
Dr. Rubin was very patient and informative. I'm having a mysterious condition which started as a urological thing, but has other unrelated symptoms, and he was helpful in referring me to the right type of physician. He gave me a few ideas of what he thought it could potentially be, and they were much less terrifying than what I thought it might be. I would highly recommend him. Also, the office staff and layout is very nice, which helps a lot when you're tired and in pain.
Didn't know he was chief if urology at Methodist. Very impressive.
Lovely man! Very knowledgeable! His receptionist is very professional and caring to my needs as well. First vist so I felt very comfortable and they both eased my fears! Highly recommend!
I saw Dr Rubin for bladder issues related to giving birth, and I'd recommend him to anyone in the same situation-- he has experience delivering babies and was compassionate and thorough in his questions and diagnosis. His staff was wonderful to my baby (who I brought with me), which I really appreciated. I'd definitely recommend Dr Rubin to any woman experiencing postpartum bladder issues.
He was very good and easy to talk to. Wait time was longer than I expected. I like the decor, a Brooklyn brownstone was nice, as opposed to being in some stale medical center.
Personal & informative
Office has seen better days. The doctor and staff are very nice and professional. Dr. Rubin spent significant amount of time with me, and did not conlude until all my questions were answered. Would definitely recommend.
Dr. Rubin is a highly accredited urologist with a lot of experience. We ran several tests and procedures for my urethral stricture. Unfortunately, his office does not have the correct equipment to perform many of these tests. He did forward me to someone who was able to perform the procedure, and also to another specialist for for something found during a sonogram test. Overall, very helpful, but a little frustrating at what I could get done at his office.
The office is outdated and very traditional (Schedules by Books, paper patient files etc) But Dr. Rubin is knowledgeable and experienced.
Great doctor. Will be seeing him again.
Very efficient for a crowded office ! Still was attended to in a timely manner.
Incredibly astute; amazing memory; persists and treats each individual problem as though it is a mystery.
this doc was very nice and easily to get along with, he makes you feel comfortable.
The Doctor and his staff were extremely knowledgeable, helpful and professional.
Friendly staff. Knowledgeable.
very good doctor!
Dr. Rubin was very professional and personable. I look forward to working with him to solve my own medical complaints.