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Dr. Faina Gelman-Nisanov, MD

OB-GYN

New York, NY

About Dr. Faina Gelman-Nisanov

Dr. Faina Gelman-Nisanov is from Brooklyn, New York. She obtained her Bachelor and Medical degrees from Stony Brook University. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, where she was trained in gynecological surgery including laparotomy, hysteroscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, vaginal surgery, as well as gynecological and obstetrical ultrasound, obstetrics, and family planning including LARC insertions and removals. Dr. Gelman-Nisanov is fluent in both English and Russian. She provides excellent comprehensive counseling and care to the women of NYC.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • OB-GYN

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Education and training

  • Medical School - State University of New York, Stony Brook, Doctor of Medicine
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Montefiore Medical Center, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1407260334

Overall rating
4.4
Recent reviews
The receptionists at the broadway location is not helpful at all, she always has a face as if she hates beingthere and when I call to ask regarding something she is not with an attitude to help. Regarding the doctor Faina, she is nice, but I wouldn’t recommend her because I was tested for genetics in my prenatal visit and the results where not ok and SHE DIDN’T TELL ME ANYTHING, she never mention that one of the genetics results was positive, I find out because I transfer with another doctor and the new doctor told me about that almost at the end of my pregnancy. I don’t understand why she never mention it but I find it so unprofessional.
The receptionists at the broadway location is not helpful at all, she always has a face as if she hates being there and when I call to ask regarding something sheis not with an attitude to help. Regarding the doctor Faina, she is nice, but I wouldn’t recommend her because I was tested for genetics in my prenatal visit and the results where not ok and SHE DIDN’T TELL ME ANYTHING, she never mention that one of the genetics results was positive, I find out because I transfer with another doctor and the new doctor told me about that almost at the end of my pregnancy. I don’t understand why she never mention it but I find it so unprofessional.
Angelica C. · August 19, 2019
Honestly I'm very disappointed. They called me the day of my appointment to say they dont take my insurance. Too.kate tofind another appointment so last minute. It was my only day off and a very important appointment.
Honestly I'm very disappointed. They called me the day of my appointment to say they dont take my insurance. Too.kate to find another appointment so last minute. It was my onlyday off and a very important appointment.
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Dr. Faina Gelman-Nisanov's office locations

K&K OB/GYN & Cosmetics

K&K OBGYN & COSMETICS E 40th

110 East 40th Street, Suite 800

New York, NY 10016

K&K OB/GYN & Cosmetics

K&K OBGYN & COSMETICS E 46th

20 East 46th St, Suite 300

New York, NY 10017

K&K OB/GYN & Cosmetics

Broadway

111 Broadway, Room 1405

New York, NY 10006

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Very thorough and kind staff. The front desk girl is extremely rude however.

Less than 1 month ago
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Honestly I'm very disappointed. They called me the day of my appointment to say they dont take my insurance. Too.kate to find another appointment so last minute. It was my only day off and a very important appointment.

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The receptionists at the broadway location is not helpful at all, she always has a face as if she hates being there and when I call to ask regarding something she is not with an attitude to help. Regarding the doctor Faina, she is nice, but I wouldn’t recommend her because I was tested for genetics in my prenatal visit and the results where not ok and SHE DIDN’T TELL ME ANYTHING, she never mention that one of the genetics results was positive, I find out because I transfer with another doctor and the new doctor told me about that almost at the end of my pregnancy. I don’t understand why she never mention it but I find it so unprofessional.

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Dr. Gelman was very thorough and professional with regards to my exam. She made me feel comfortable right away.

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DR. Gelman was nice and professional. however her receptionist wasnt so friendly.

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I did not feel uncomfortable and I always feel uncomfortable.

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Great doctor. I’m so happy I found her.

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Attentive, gentle, kind doctor. The wait time was a bit long, but was worth it for the attentive care.

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Dr Gelman was fantastic!! She listened to my concerns and questions about the appointment and made sure to go slow and explain everything she was doing! As a survivor of sexual assault, it was important to me that things be explained because I was quite nervous. She did a great job and didn’t even blink an eye at the request. Would highly recommend.

Less than 3 months ago
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Was so happy to meet doctor Faina. She is so professional. I’m glad that I met her.

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The front desk person was so polite, I sat there along with so many others and the phone kept ringing and the other people there had questions but I was so amazed by her professionalism and kindness to the people in the office and the ones holding for her on the phone . She was so calm while multitasking. As an office manager of a medical office myself I was very impressed. The doctor herself was busy too but still took the time to make smalltalk and get to know me a little . My overall experience was extremely painful as I expected because I needed to have a small procedure done in the office without any anesthesia but the staff was excellent.

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Charged me for a wide array of tests I did not ask for or consent to, in addition to charging me a high copay upon entry for a basic preventative visit. I have been talking with my insurance, the doctors office, and the testing company for the past several months to avoid being charged a month's rent total for a preventative visit using in network insurance. Their bedside manner and in-office care was good, but overall they do not seem to have the actual best interest of patients in mind.

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Dr. Faina was very kind to me and concerned about an issue I had. They have a nice brand new office, and that was a pleasant addition to my visit. Front desk Natasha was also nice and explained everything.

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Great. Informative and helpful. Appointment was quick and straight to the point. Would recommend!

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While my second visit was in a cleaner office (111 b’way), the service given was simply subpar in every aspect. I won’t be returning.

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Last minute appointment and immediate full-blooded reception, quick professional work, excellent psychological support, medical equipment, wonderful assistance and treatment services. Beautiful space and vibe of place and personnel ??

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I had a terrible experience with this practice. My actual appointment experience was fine - it was the aftermath that was not. I originally went to my appointment and told the doctor I thought I had bacterial vaginosis. The doctor looked in and told me she thought everything looked normal but they would run the test. At the end of my appointment the doctor told me I would be called in about a week if anything showed up on my test results (I had a Pap smear and blood work done). But if everything looked fine I wouldn’t hear from them. I did not hear back after a week so I assumed I was fine. Over 3 (ALMOST 4 WEEKS) later I received a missed call from the office. I called back and the secretary told me my results had come in. I was confused since I was told I would be called a week after the appointment if anything was wrong. She told me that not only did I have bacterial vaginosis but I also had an abnormal Pap smear. As someone who has never had an abnormal Pap smear I was extremely startled. I began asking questions but she told me that since she was not the doctor she could not discuss the results with me. I asked to speak with the doctor but she said she was unavailable. I was extremely upset. 1) You do not call someone and give them potential bad news regarding test results and not have a doctor deliver the information or have them readily available. 2) You do not wait a total of 25 days to deliver test results to let the patient know they have bacterial vaginosis when you originally told them they would hear in 7 days. I eventually spoke with a doctor (THE NEXT DAY) regarding the reported abnormal Pap smear - after I had spent a distressing night worrying if I had abnormal cells that could lead to cancer - and was told that I didn’t have an abnormal Pap smear. I am extremely upset with my experience. I will never return to this practice and recommend that others stay away.

Less than 3 months ago
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I am always satisfied with my visit and the staff is determine to treat my conditions

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I had an enjoyable visit with the nurse and doctor. Very friendly and thorough. One glitch is they charge a credit card fee on top of the co-pay (ouch). Bring cash.

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They charged me and they never sent over my prescription to the pharmacy.

Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Gelman was so personable and knowledgeable! She made my first OB/GYN visit so much less scary than I expected.

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She’s really great ??

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So easy to talk to and personable! Took her time to explain everything to me, and put me at ease.

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The doctor had a good bedside manner and the staff was pleasant. However, the floor of the examination room was filthy as was the counter. Not to mention that I was prescribed medicine but no one ever called me to talk to me about my lab results. I only found out I had a prescription because the pharmacy called me 7 days later! I called the office asking for someone to please contact me regarding my lab results....another 7 days later and I’m still waiting.

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They billed me for an entire of panel of tests that I didn’t ask for and didn’t take away the charge. Not going back.

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She is very nice doctor.

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Even though I was the last few patients of the day, Dr Faina took the time to answer my questions and settle my doubts. She was patient and reassuring.

Less than 6 months ago
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She was amazing! I went to see her because my old gyno mo longer takes my insurance. She was so through and even did a pelvic ultrasound that I would normally have to go to a radiologist for. Very impressed !

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Not only is the practice stunning! Super cozy and modern, the team is an absolute pleasure. They’re friendly and the bed side manner deserves two thumbs up. Dr. Gelman-Nisanov is sweet, with a gentle touch. She made me feel comfortable and was so informative. I couldn’t be happier to have found her. I truly look forward to returning for my next visit.

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Made me feel right at ease by giving me detailed information about my treatment. The wait was minimal and I was in and out within 45 minutes which is extremely good for a doctors appointment. She didn’t make me feel rushed and answered all my questions in detail. I will keep visiting her .

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As someone with recurring ovarian cysts, it gave my peace of mind that they had ultrasound equipment on site. They were also very sensitive to my terrible insurance plan and made sure to communicate the cost of tests, etc. I will sleep soundly now that I know I'm in good hands. THANK YOU.

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Great doctor

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I don’t recommend this place for an annual check and here is why: 1. They charge a co-pay twice for the same annual check. First time they charged me a copay when I came to do the tests. And second time they charged me a copay again to give me the results of the tests. That’s ridiculous! 2. Waiting time is about 20-30 min later than an appointment time. 3. They do not do what they promise. In my case, I have been told that they will check with my insurance whether a certain procedure is covered and will give me a call. They never called.

Less than 6 months ago
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She is such a professional and made me feel so comfortable. Front desk and wait was so friendly and quick. Would highly recommend!

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She’s excellent I love her, finally found a great gynecologist ????

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Really concerned and nice!

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Really solid for the consultation. Looking forward to the actual check-up!

Less than 6 months ago
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The staff is friendly and welcoming , Doctor Gelman-Nisanov is great! I would definitely be back to see her. Reasonable waiting time and office is clean.

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I think I have a favorit doctor!!

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I am always satisfied with my service and would recommend Dr. Gelman.

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I highly recommend this Doctor. She is very genuine and friendly. The staff was very friendly and organized.

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She was very knowledgable and attentive. I felt super comfortable and would definitely go back - it's hard to find a good obgyn!

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The doctor was professional and cordial. However, I won't be returning. The front desk staff was short in tone and generally unwelcoming. Was made to wait an hour for an appointment in the middle of a work day despite arriving on time. I think part of the wait was also because they spent quite a bit of time calling my insurance to confirm my deductible for the appointment, despite the fact it was an annual pap smear and is covered by my plan! I'm still not sure what they were going to charge me for.

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I was a new patient so of course lots of paperwork. Once I got in with the doctor though, her bedside manner was good. She heard me out and in an efficient way helped me to feel validated and completed the exam. I liked that she spoke to me throughout the exam easing my mind and making me feel comfortable. I feel like she really will help.

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Dr Faina as well as the nurse were both great, especially the nurse who ran blood work etc was very welcoming, caring and warm. Dr Faina was very professional and felt knowledgeable, although a little rushed. Unfortunately, there was a very long wait time (even though I had an appointment) and the receptionist was not very helpful or friendly.

Less than 1 year ago
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They are a very welcoming and warm staff. Im so happy I found them.

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Doctor Faina-Gelman- Nisanov was wonderful her staff was all very sweet to me even on early Saturday morning. This was the first time in over a year I felted like something was going to be done about my condition. I was very

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I will not be visiting again. She didn’t seem to care at all about what I was there for, she prescribed me an antibiotic for something without even doing a rapid test. Her entire attitude just seemed so nonchalant about the entire visit.

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Dr. Faina was very sweet, reassuring, and generous. She made me feel comfortable as this was my first OBGYN experience. Her team was just as lovely

Less than 1 year ago
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