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Dr. Claudia Useda, MD

Gynecologist, OB-GYN

Professional statement

Claudia Useda, MD, received her undergraduate degree from Barnard College and her medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. She then completed an internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City and, prior to transitioning to Forme Medical Center & Urgent Care, maintained a full-time practice at the Center. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and is a Fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her practice with Forme is limited to gynecology. Dr. Useda is fully committed to the medical and surgical needs of women and is a firm believer in the preventive aspects of gynecologic care. She is fluent in Spanish. Her office is at 7-11 South Broadway, White Plains, N.Y. 10601.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • OB-GYN
  • Gynecologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

  • Medical School - New York Medical College, Doctor of Medicine
  • Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center (Residency)
  • Columbia University, Barnard College (Bachelor's)

Professional memberships

  • New York County Medical Society
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1356495550

Office locations

Claudia Useda, M.D.

7-11 South Broadway

White Plains, NY 10601

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I was very pleased with the overall attention. She was very nice and she made sure that I understood what the procedure were going to be and what she thought was my health issue.
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I waited an hour to be seen and found her to be a bit callous and judgmental about my medical history which was unnecessary. Maybe she was having a bad day but I wouldnt do back.
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No one from the Dr office called to confirm my insurance and when I arrived told me that they don’t take my insurance. After I paid for parking and everything and gas to get to this clinic. Really frustrating
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Highly recommended , knowledgeable. Pleasant.
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well to start off she questioned my reasoning for my appointment off the bat acting like i shouldn’t have made an appointment. then she shamed me for my sexual partners and had a condescending tone the entire time. i told heri wanted to be a doctor and she laughed and said “okay”. then she told me my symptoms might all just be in my head. so overall, awful. she didn’t even want to test me for what i came in for.
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Wonderful visit! The office has a very relaxing atmosphere. Front desk ladies were fantastic and friendly. Dr. Claudia Useda is very knowledgeable and made me feel at ease during my visit. She took the time to answer all my questions and gave me great advice. Overall a fabulous experience!
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I went because I had a pain and she took the time to explain to me everything that could be causing it. She was noce, knowledgeable, and professional.
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Very blunt and to the point. I liked her a lot but bedside manner could use a little improvement. Was also not pleased when it was my turn to be seen it was stated that there was other patients waiting andi felt rushed through the whole process. Overall it wasnt a bad visit just felt non important as a patient.
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Dr. Useda had terrible bedside manner. It felt like she entered the room already upset. When I told her I was there because another doctor recommended that I see an OB/GYN regarding my recurring UTIs she twisted her face and lookedat me like I shouldn't have followed the other doctor's directions. She even went as far as, after me explaining to her why I was there, to also ask me, "so, why are you here?" again! I had to again explain to her that I was following the instructions of another doctor. She talked to me the entire time as if my attempt to be proactive regarding my issue of recurring UTIs was useless and since I wasn't experiencing a problem in that moment, I shouldn't have been there wasting her time. She even interrupted me in the middle of me talking to ask her medical assistant to go and check if her other patient was ready. I thought it was terribly rude for her to subtly tell me that she wasn't actually worried about me, she was more concerned with her other patient. I would not recommend her at all and I will never go back to her. Having recurring UTIs is a very uncomfortable thing to go through and for her to tell me that "maybe your pain tolerance is just lower than other people" was extremely offensive. I told her I have had two children and I handled that fine. Having recurring UTIs is terrible and to have a doctor who is supposed to understand women's issues, NOT even attempt to show empathy was a very isolating feeling.
Less than 1 year ago
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My visit was nothing short of amazing. It was my first time getting a pap smear and the Dr and her assistant made my visit extremely pleasant and easy. She talked to me and that honestly made it so comfortable. Sheasked questions and seemed to genuinely care about my health. I would highly recommend Dr. Useda!
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Doctor Useda was very informative and took the time to walk me through all of my concerns as well as hers. I am grateful I found her.
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I went in to get a resolution to a problem. The doctor recommended a prescription, and said it would be sent to the pharmacy. Five days later, it still has not been sent. I have called the office and only receivedtransfers to voice mail and messages, in theory, which have been passed on. I also tried sending messages through their online system. NO ONE responded to me. In five days' time - that's unprofessional. I wasted my time and money going here, since I am unable to implement the solution they recommended without the prescription. Now I'll have to see another doctor to get a resolution to the problem. Deeply upsetting.
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It was very clear in everything explained. I recommend her.
Less than 1 year ago
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Loved how Dr. Useda and her assistant were talking to me like if they knew me. Totally awesome experience and they were really nice to me.
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Dr Useda was kind, knowledgeable, and direct. I was also very impressed with her office staff!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Useda was quick and efficient. However, she made an extremely problematic comment to me in regards to my sexual history. I'm not overly sensitive so it didn't truly upset me, but I expect much more from a professional who is routinely interviewing people about their histories. Be warned.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Useda is a consummate professional. She is warm and caring and always takes the time to listen and explain. I 've been her patient for over 21 years and referred numerous friends and coworkers to her, all who have cometo be longterm patients. Her staff is so competent and kind. And her new office is lovely. Worth the trip up from the city and surprisingly easy!
More than 1 year ago
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She was very informative on my condition and gave me a lot of tips. She took her time and addressed all of my concerns.
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Dr. Useda is moving her practice - was not informed by the office of this until I called to confirm appointment. Dr. was not able to recommend any other ob/gyns in area. Also, was somewhat taken aback with her calling me"fat" - I had gained some weight from my last appointment. I cannot say I would or wouldn't refer her to others - maybe her current situation made her "upset".
More than 1 year ago
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Very good doctor. It's not my first time with her. Thank you
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Dr. Useda is direct, thorough, knowledgeable and conscientious. I highly recommend seeing her.
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Dr. Useda is a sweetheart! She really showed concern towards your health. She asked all detailed questions and was very thorough with the exam! I will definitely refer her to all my family and friends. Thank you, Dr. Useda!
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Dr. Useda is a kind and lovely person. She is a good listener and definitely knows her specialty. She is fairly conservative in her approach but is also thoughtful and open minded. I feel very comfortable with her.
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Dr. Useda is thorough, professional and compassionate.
More than 1 year ago
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She was very nice and answered all the questions I had.
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I felt comfortable, had a very open conversation with the doctor with great mutual understanding. Her recommendations on next steps sounded very sensible and totally in line with my expectations.
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My visit was fast and efficient and I did not feel like I was being rushed. She spoke with me during my entire appointment. She made me feel very relaxed and comfortable. I would not hesitant to see Dr. Useda again.
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Dr. Useda was very informative. She answered all of my questions, and helped me make a decision that was based on my health needs.
More than 1 year ago
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She was very thorough and knowledgable and her bedside manner was great. This was my first doctor's visit in a long time where I was very pleased and had all my questions answered.
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Dr. Useda was extremely kind, professional and quick. Would recommend her to anyone!
More than 1 year ago
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Her bedside manner was great. I had an 8:30 appt, was in the exam room by 8:35, but had to wait until closer to 8:50 to see the doctor. She answered a lot of questions and was supportive without being pushy or judgemental.
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The doctor is very Professional, approachable and explained everything to me very clearly. The office staff are very pleasant and courteous. No waiting time at all. I highly recommend the doctor! I am very satisfied!
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Very professional and knowledgeable
More than 1 year ago
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Professional as always. I moved states (from NY to NJ) but kept this doctor.
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While she was professional and the office was orderly and clean, I found Dr. Useda rather antagonistic. It started rather harmlessly when she asked me my height, to which she argued that I was an inch shorter than I was. Myreal complaint comes from when I was prescribed a new medication that was I felt was the cause of a strange reaction. When I called her office, she was again hostile, suggesting that I might have some other medical issue unrelated to the medication she prescribed me. I ended the phone conversation feeling more stressed than comforted, and I decided it best not to schedule a follow-up with her and to change doctors completely.
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6/29/16 - Because I can't seem to write a review anywhere else on Zocdoc, I'm writing this as a warning to those out there with medical family history. I had recently experienced some very abnormal changes to my period. Upon emailingDr. Useda with my concerns, the response I received back was unbelievably curt, unprofessional and to sum it up "if it's heavy see urgent care, I'm on vacation until July..." No recommendation of another trusted colleague while she was away, no phone call to even express concern. There is endometrial cancer among others that run in my family, this is in my charts. I've never been so taken aback by a response from a trusted medical provider. I've been seeing Dr. Useda for a few years. I have very thick skin and I also work in a health related field but this was appalling. Please, think twice before going to see her.
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So nice and very pro-active! Really great doctor for young women!
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THE WORST doctor’s visit in my life. I left her office almost crying. I strongly question both her ethics and knowledge as a medical professional. 1. Refused to treat my issues in a timely manner (to charge more?) I went tosee Dr. Useda due to an abnormal pap I got from my family doctor. My family doctor already told me exactly what test I needed from an OB GYN. I told the front desk when making the appointment. But When I went, Dr. Useda said she can’t do it that day because they forgot to set the test up, I needed to go back a week later. Further worried, I almost begged her try to squeeze something in instead of delaying my exam, but Dr. Useda didn't even care to check the possibility. 2. No professional opinion offered to eliminate liabilities. I also asked the doctor some birth control options. I was expecting some pros and cons from a trained medical professional so I can evaluate. But all she said was “it is completely up to you”. No value added, the doctor is more worried about liabilities than the patient. 3. Condescending attitude. I was very worried about my abnormal pap and asked many questions. Instead of providing comfort or at least information, Dr. Useda sneered at my questions as if why are you so stupid to not know the answers already. She definitely excels at making a patient feeling terrible. To sum it up, I wasted my time, being charged for nothing, knowing my issue is being delayed, and didn’t get any answers to my questions. I was going to cry! BTW, I noticed all her good reviews are from years ago and all her recent reviews are bad. I wonder why.
More than 1 year ago
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I walked in, went straight to an exam room, and the doc was in not 5 minutes after I changed. She spent her time with me & bedside manner was great! I have never had a gyn experience quite like it. Never going anywhere else!!
More than 1 year ago
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Clear and direct but keeps it professional
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Dr. Useda is very kind and has amazing bedside manner. She explains exactly what she is doing at all times.
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I waited too long for my appointment - 20 minutes in the waiting room then another 10 in the examining room. For the beginning of the day that was too long to wait. The doctor, however, was congenial, respectful and attentiveand had a good bedside manner. I highly recommend her, but be ready to wait.
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Professional as always.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Useda has a great bedside manner.
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Thank you Dr. Useda for being kind, funny, and understanding! Dr. Useda made me feel very comfortable and did a great job placing my IUD.
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She was nice, personable, and made me feel very comfortable on my first visit. Would highly recommend.
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Lovely experience, her professionalism shows in the way she makes her client feel at ease and able to be honest with her.
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Unfortunately, I did not have a good experience with Dr. Useda. At the time, I had to find another OB-GYN on short notice as my current doc dropped my insurance. I felt that she was not concerned with my symptoms, whichwere fairly minor at the time. However, when I expressed that I wanted to do further testing, she said, "What do you want me to test?" As I recall, I'm not the one that completed med school. Overall, everything else was fine and regular pap came back normal. Will be transferring to an alternate GYN for the new year.
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Dr. Useda is very pleasant and a good listener. I feel she knows her stuff and cares.
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My visit with Dr.Useda was great! She was quick, very professional and her beside manner was excellent.I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a good Ob/Gyn. Her assistant Carmen is also wonderful and makes your visit comfortable.
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