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Dr. Donald Aptekar, MD

OB-GYN

Professional statement

Dr. Aptekar started Partners in Women's Health in 1977. Since that time over 12,000 mothers/babies have been cared for by the doctors in the practice. He continues to be dedicatedto women's health care choices and offers abortion counseling and service. He is a national expert and speaker on the identification and management of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome patients offering BRCA gene testing and high risk screening. Dr. Aptekar grew up in Detroit, went to college in Boston (Brandeis University), medical school at University of Michigan, and residency at the University of Colorado. He is a past president of the Colorado OB/GYN Society, past chairman of the medical board of Planned Parenthood, and Assistant Clinical Professor of OB/GYN at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Other interests include preserving and taking advantage of Colorado's extraordinary landscape through conservation efforts, hiking, biking, skiing, and avidly fly fishing. He is married and has two sons. His men's bookclub and family travel round out his schedule. Dr. Aptekar practices obstetrics and gynecology.

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Specialties

  • OB-GYN

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Rose Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

  • Brandeis University (Bachelor's)
  • Medical School - University of Michigan, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Colorado (Residency)

Professional memberships

  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Awards and publications

  • 5280 Best Doc 2002

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1023103868

Office locations

Partners in Women's Health

4500 E 9th Ave, Suite 700

Denver, CO 80220

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I had such a great experience with Dr. Aptekar, Dr. Felle and Dr. Gonzales as well as all the nurses. I saw Dr. Aptekar for most of my prenatal visits and he made me feel like I was a close friendof his. Dr. Felle delivered my baby boy into the world via c-section and she made the experience that much more miraculous. Dr. Felle held my hand and reassured me I was in good hands, which I was. I was terrified of having a c-section. The c-section was minimal and I am very happy with her work. THANK YOU SO MUCH TO THE APTEKAR TEAM!!!
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I have been going to a doctor in the practice for a few years and she is fantastic. However, for this appointment I met with Dr. Aptekar. He was the worst doctor I have ever gone to. He was extremely rude,insensitive, insulting, and aggressive during the exam. He was absolutely terrible! During my exam I actually started crying because it hurt so bad and so I tried to get out of there as quickly as possible. Terrible, terrible experience. Women, do not go to him.
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My patient experience with Donald Aptekar was all that I could have hoped for (plus some). He was kind, professional and helped appease any nerves I had before walking into the office. Would recommend him to anyone and everyone.
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He was very kind and knowledgeable. Took his time to answer all questions.
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Such a great experience! I'm a manager at a medical practice and I was extremely impressed with Dr. Aptekar and his staff. Dr. Aptekar clearly is passionate about patient education and comfort. Would highly recommend.
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The Dr. was called for two emergency deliveries which is why the wait time was about 30 min for my scheduled visit. The office was great because they asked me if I wanted to wait or if I would like tosee a different DR who was available in the building. She was great!
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He has been my Doc for many years and he is great.
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I've seen him for both an annual as well as a procedure and he made me feel comfortable, was knowledgable and explained everything clearly and helped me understand everything that was going on. Would recommend to anyone!
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I've been going to Dr. Aptekar for years and now my daughter goes to him as well. Very friendly, knowledgeable and reliable.
Less than 1 year ago
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He is awesome
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Very quick, to the point and efficient. I always enjoy my visits with Dr. Aptekar :)
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The staff was friendly but Dr. Aptekar was awful! It was my first visit with Dr. Aptekar and he was very rude. He would ask me questions and then cut me off, he kept trying to argue with me and atone point told me that "he's not my servant!" I could not believe the unprofessionalism and will NEVER be back!!
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Dr. Aptekar is great! I'm so happy I found a great gynecologist that I trust. The staff is friendly and so helpful.
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I went in because I was worried about cysts. He treated me like I was overacting since there's not much you can do about it. It was the first time I had gone to the doctor about cysts. He was tothe point, which is good, but I did not feel welcomed.
More than 1 year ago
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I felt very well informed and left with peace of mind. Exactly what I was looking for!
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Wonderful ,kind had great experience!
More than 1 year ago
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First visit. He was extremely helpful and explained everything in a way I could understand. Felt like he went above and beyond to help me.
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There was a little schedule snafu but all was rectified and went on from there. Everyone was very kind and everything was fast (once I was back there talking to Dr. Aptekar) but also courteous and kind.
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Very professional and right to the point which I appreciated!
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Amazing doctor, highly recommended. I felt comfortable after only a minute of him entering the room. The receptionists were a little lacking. At one point they yelled across the crowded waiting room to two patients that they were sorry for thedelay, but were waiting for an open Ultrasound room. Borderline HIPAA violation. Very unprofessional. Also asking each other the amount to be charged to the person standing in front of them. Cackling loudly across the room to each other. One patient went up to pay and the receptionist told her she was all set. She had to tell the receptionist that she had not been back to the doctor yet. However this was neutralized with the amazing professionalism by Dr. Aptekar.
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Very informative as well as funny. Normally my visit would be very upsetting for most people. We weren't upset but if we were he would have put us at ease with his humor.
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I thought he was rather rude and had no compassion.
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dr. aptekar was kind and professional and very knowledgeable however the office staff was so rude to me I don't think I will ever revisit the office. Heather was especially rude to me, she actually raised her voice at me onthe phone when i had questions about my bill and would not return my calls. It is unfortunate that a good doctor is surrounded by rude office staff.
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After 5 different OB-GYN's over my life, Dr. Aptekar was easily my favorite. He was straightforward without being condescending. He was knowledgeable, very skilled, and spent plenty of time explaining things to me.
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He got straight to the point and was very honest. Such a cool guy!
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He is experienced, knowledgeable, thoughtful, caring. I have gone to him for many years because I think so highly of and rely upon him.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Aptekar was personable, took time to answer all of my questions and very knowledgeable. I didn't have to wait and the valet in front of the building was a huge plus. Easy easy!
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I was so very nervous for my visit, and I am forever grateful to the staff that made me feel at ease.
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Highly professional, prompt and respectful!
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He was great! Conversation was not forced at all. Very comfortable experience.
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Great doctor. Thank you
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Doctor Aptekar is a true professional. He will make you feel comfortable and he will answer all of your questions.
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Had to wait over 35 minutes for the doctor to come into the room.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr was great, i just felt a little pushed to see a colleague in the same building and when i said i wouldn't at this time he rushed to leave the room, it seems like this is something that happens to me frequently at doctors offices!
More than 1 year ago
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He was very friendly and tried to keep small talk during procedures, which helped distract me. I would definitely recommend Dr. Aptekar.
More than 1 year ago
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Nice guy made me feel better about my situation
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He was quick without being rushed. He didn't recommend any tests or procedures I didn't need.
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Dr Aptekar was wonderful. He made sure I understood the procedure he was doing and took the time to listen and answer my questions. He made me feel comfortable.
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My visit was awesome! Very good doctor!
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He made me feel very comfortable in what was a scary and tough situation. The whole staff was very nice and understanding.
More than 1 year ago
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Great comfortability! I was in and out. My only concern is I felt afterwards that perhaps he was not as through as I needed, more dismissive of the comcerns I had.
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