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Elana Kastner, M.D., is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist who practices at Women's Contemporary Care Associates and Winthrop-University Hospital. She has been on the staff of the hospital since 1994 when she graduated from Cornell University Medical College. Her practice consists of pre-conceptual counseling, obstetrics, general gynecology and preventive healthcare. She is fluent in Hebrew and has expertise in the special issues pertaining to Jewish ritual laws of marital intimacy.
Dr. Kastner is a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine. She is a member of the full time faculty where she is involved in teaching resident doctors and medical students and had been the director of the fourth year students' medical subintership for over ten years.
Dr. Kastner is active in the North American Society for pediatric and adolescent gynecology, where she has presented poster publications on issues pertaining to young women's health. She has a special interest in adolescent care and frequently lectures in the community about issues pertaining to young adult women. She has been awarded the Patients' Choice Award by the American Registry annually since 2008.
Verified Patient Reviews
The new office in Valley Stream is great! Plenty of seating and water dispensers.
Disappointed. Long wait time in waiting room when only one other patient was waiting (almost an hour). When I was taken in, I did not get to see Dr. Kastner until the end of my appointment as I was seen by the resident instead for the appointment. I was never asked whether I want the resident to do my appointment. Office was old and practice is in the process of moving in the coming months. Only one bathroom which everyone must wait to use.
She listen to me and spend quality time with me,very warm personality.
I was very comfortable with her and the nurses
Dr kastner has been my ob/gyn for a few years now, shes a great doctor, friendly & makes you comfortable, her nurses , MAs and her PA i saw today are all great, always sweet . Only problem is getting an appointment, but the office and staff are worth it !
First time with this dr. Her staff and her made me feel very comfortable. Very pleased!
Dr Kastner is professional and empathic. The staff is helpful and welcoming. The wait in her office is way too long. I will have to request the very earliest appointment possible in the future. If an office is running more than 45 minutes late a patient should be informed
Really listened and put myself at ease. Very open and honest.
Great doc, made me feel comfortable. Long wait but worth it
Extremely professional yet personable. Dr. Kastner is easy to talk to yet keeps a professional atmosphere during the entire visit. It's easy to trust someone with your feminine and overall well being when they're as passionate and genuine as Dr. Kastner.
My visit with Dr. Kastner was great! She was very thorough, courteous and took the time to explain everything. The office was very streamlined in terms of filling out paperwork and getting everything in the system. The wait was a little long to be seen, but well worth the wait. Would definitely recommend her to anyone!
The staff at dr. kasters office is beyond helpful, I had quite a few issues with my insurance company and getting my RX taken care of, and the staff was so helpful and took care of everything for me. i couldn't be more greatful. and Dr. Kastner is very nice and helpful. couldn't be happier.
Everyone in Dr. Kastner's office was friendly and accommodating. This was my first visit with her and honestly, these kinds of appointments are my least favorite. However, Dr. Kastner and her staff helped soothe my anxiety and the appointment went faster than I had expected. And Dr. Kastner is so nice, we had a few laughs and pleasant conversation. I have NEVER laughed at a GYN appointment before. But she is efficient as well. Suffice it to say, as long as I remain a Long Islander, Dr. Kastner will be my doctor.
She was professional and informative. I was very happy with the office and the doctor.
Dr. Kastner is great. However, she is way to busy/over booked. Unfortunately her staff is busy/rude and unhelpful. So the combination is just a bad experience. Especially well you are dealing with such a delicate topic of your body.
I found the staff to be extremely polite & helpful. Dr. Kastner is a warm and wonderful person. She answered all of my questions - I never felt rushed while speaking to her. She has a very reassuring and calming demeanor. I would highly recommend her to all of my friends.
Dr. Kastner was thorough and engaging. She welcomed questions and I didn't feel like she was rushing me out of the office to see other patients. I did wait a very long time to be seen though, when there was hardly anyone in the office. I'm hoping it was just circumstantial, as it was my first visit.
She's amazing, been seeing her for years :-)
She was friendly. She was not rushed, she listened patiently to me and answered all my questions. She asked about my life outside of my reason for the visit. This tells me she cares and sees me as a person, not just a patient!
Dr. Kastner was extremely professional and warm. She made me feel very comfortable and answered all the questions that I had. I am definitely going back to her! I highly recommend her.
She seems pleasant enough, though I only got out of there 2 hours after my appointment time, and only about 12 minutes out of that was spent with the doctor.
She's listens to her patients and she never rush and she makes you feel very comfortable
the visit was thorough. i really liked her and will be using her as my obgyn moving forward
awsome doctor very thorough. didnt feel rushed at all. she took her time to answer all my questions. made me feel very comfertable and was very understanding.
As a new client of Dr. kastner, i am pleased to say that i had an amazing visit, the staff is awesome and Dr Kastner was very welcoming and amazing. Thank you for a great visit
Good..very thorough. My only complaint would be the wait time...it was long and the visit in total was 2 hours. I was expecting a longer visit for a first appointment but not this long.
She has consistently been one of the best doctors I have ever had.
She is a phenomenal diagnostician & I wouldn't think of seeing anyone else.
Such a great doctor. Very caring and involved.