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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Irving Buterman, MD is one of the top ranked doctors in the United States. He specializes in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics & gynecology and currently practices medicine at New York, NY.
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1. We urge you to make every effort to keep you scheduled appointments. If you need to reschedule your appointment, please call at least 24 hours in advance and if it is after hours please leave a message with our service. We realize that there are an emergency that happens, in that case please call as soon as possible. Missing your appointment without calling us 24 hours in advance will result in a $100 fee. If you miss 3 appointments without notification, you may be dismissed from the practice.
2. We are committed to maintaining an atmosphere of mutual respect in our office. You should expect to be treated with sensitivity and courtesy during all aspects of your care. We would like to hear from you if you feel that is not your experience. We will also expect the same courtesy towards or Doctors/Staff.
3. We are available by phone to answer questions you might have. If we feel that your concerns are best addressed at an office visit, we will schedule it. During office hours, non-urgent phone calls will be answered by the end of the day. If you feel that your situation requires immediate attention, please let the receptionist know.
4. Any co-payments that you owe are expected at the time of your visit. It is your responsibility to check if tests or procedures offered are covered by your insurance. Our billing representative is available to answer any questions that you might have.
Verified Patient Reviews
I have been going to Dr. Buterman for years! He is a great doctor with a ton of experience and has always made me feel comfortable and cared for.
Creepy dude. Was only there for birth control but he insisted on doing an exam when i had just had one two weeks before. He was very rough andt hen he smelled his fingers and called me "baby". Wouldnt reccomend any young woman coming here.
Very professional setting, he was willing to answer all of my questions. Thank you!
Dr. Buterman, was patient, kind and caring. He explained to me my condition and treatment clearly. He was gentle and reassuring. The staff was pleasant and accommodating.
Excellent attention to detail. Very efficient
This was my first time using Dr Butterman. I used his service based on ratings from my health insurance. My reason for not recommending him partially for his service, but due to his staff which you will NEED to interact with if you go to this doctor. I went in for a routine yearly check and some lab work was ordered. We never discussed what the lab work was going to be. For that I don't think it was correct from him - he should have gone over the details. Then I received a bill from my insurance saying that they requested 14 lab exams with outrageous prices and were mostly not covered. I am a healthy 27 year old going for a routine exam and I am not sure of why these were all ordered. No other doctor had done this before. I tried calling the office to get my medical records which would show what was ordered and why. Someone named Monica started transferring me saying I needed to talk to the lab before I was even done asking my question. I was confused since I was not sure of why they would transfer me to a lab so I could get my records from the doctor (or why would the lab have my medicine records for that matter?). I called back and they didn't pick up. When they finally did pick up, she doesn't want to speak to me once again, is calling me things like sweet heart and all of those words that you try to say when you want to diminish someone without being explicit. After much back and forth she explains that by lab she meant their own nurse. There is no way I would know that beforehand, and there is no reason why she couldn't have said I needed to speak to the nurse. When I explained to her that except for them, nobody else would say that la is their own nurse, she once again transferred me with no notice. I tried to call and give feedback to the front desk, and the woman Ashley said that this is how they treat their customers. And apparently I should have known that lab means their own nurse. I will be resolving this issue and I will never be coming back.
Very good experience.
The office needs to be organized a little bit better. For example, when I had to leave a urine sample there was several cups on the sink that other patients left still sitting there. This is not good one bit. Plus patients are put in the examination room to then go to the doctors office then back to exam room to be examined. This is sooo u organized. Dr. Buterman treats he's patient very well but as far as the office organization it is horrible. I would put it lasts this office as far as mistakes made because lack of organization.
Highly disorganized office, I would not recommend to anyone. I had to wait nearly two hours to be seen, and the actual time spent with the doctor was so rushed, probably about 3 minutes total. Terrible experience.
Excellat doctors worth the wait
He is a gentleman and he has a very good bedside manner. Loved that he took the time to talk to me and explain everything. He put me at ease. I felt that he knew me before. Really a gentleman.
The office staff was demeaning. Dr Buterman was condescending and abrasive. He dismissed my concerns over the way I've been feeling without barely waiting for the words to leave my mouth. He offered absolutely zero medical advice and did not engage in any sort of discussion when I told him how I'd felt. He merely looked at me and told me I was fine. His office was also a complete pigsty and I would never go back.
I was very nervous about finding a new doctor after recently moving to the area, but Dr. Buterman is fantastic! He has great bedside manner, and took the time to make sure to answer any and all questions I had. He's gentle and thorough. He definitely put my mind at ease. Be prepared, though, even if you fill out the paperwork online, there's still a ton you need to fill out when you get there if you're a new patient.
Excellent, experienced and very polite doctor! Clean office and very nice stuff!
This was my first visit with Dr. Buterman and I was so happy with the service he provided. He not only spoke with me and addressed my questions and concerns, but he also gave my husband so much attention and we both appreciated that. He made us feel like we can trust him to be a lead in our first pregnancy and his sense of humor and level of competency were a good fit for us. We will return for a second visit.
Maybe the doctor I was seeing before was just terrible so I have little comparison, but I used to dread the annual exam. Not anymore. Dr. Buterman is a warm, friendly professional who makes you feel comfortable even in the most awkward and uncomfortable situations. I would highly recommend.
One of the best doctors around. Humane, knowledgeable, prompt to act.
Dr. Buterman is a very caring doctor. I would highly recommend him.
Made me feel super comfortable. He's very professional and funny. I'll defiantly be returning to his office.
I think he is an amazing doctor and knows everything. He is very nice and makes you feel very comfortable. His staff and nurses are soooo nice and very friendly. His waiting room is clean and pretty. I only waited 10 mns . I would for sure recommend him.
Dr. Buterman is the way a good Dr should be. I trust him implicitly. He is caring and makes sure that the patient feels comfortable and asks if the patient has any questions and he really means it. He has been my physician for many years. I just wish him good health so that he can continue to provide the excellent care that he has been giving throughout the years. I highly recommend him !
I had the best experience with Dr. Buterman! He is the kindest most gentle and comforting obgyn doc I have ever met! I am so pleased to have chosen him as my doctor! Please do not hesitate to go to him! He takes his time with you and truly cares. Dr. McCall
I feel very. Much taken care of every time I have a visit. Dr buttermans expertise in the field and his bedside manner makes me feel very much at ease
Professional, friendly, patient.
I am a patient of his for years - he is great - would defibnately recommend him and his office
I absolutely love Dr Buterman,
He is a great doctor. He knows how to make you feel at ease. Love the Christopher Walken Brooklyn accent!
First things first: Dr. Buterman is fantastic. He is an exceptionally skilled OB who made my pregnancy an easy, stress free, and surprisingly funny experience. If this review were only keyed to his knowledge and bedside manner, I would give him five stars--hands down. I do think, however, that there are some serious problems with his office staff and nurses. My medical forms and test results were frequently misplaced/lost; I was billed for blood work and urine analysis that was never performed; basic logistical details about my pregnancy (e.g. preregistering at Lenox Hill up to six weeks before my delivery) were never communicated to me; my insurance details were incorrectly noted 2-3 times and billing practices were not clearly explained; and the nurses often gave conflicting information about medical procedures (e.g., one chided me for not getting a 30 week biophysical profile that the doctor had never mentioned). Additionally, the office does not seem to be up-to-date on screening protocols for pregnant women. For instance, universal screening for toxoplasmosis is no longer recommended for low-risk women due to the rate of high false positives, but the nurses insisted I do it at 32 weeks--long after it would have made a difference for the fetus or for me. Maybe it's ironic, but for me the most stressful part of being pregnant was dealing with these various glitches on the part of Dr. Buterman's support team. I started my care with a different provider (in a different state; we moved when I was about 12 weeks along), so I know that this is not the norm. The three star rating, then, is to let other women know that if you do choose Dr. Buterman as your OB, you must be an advocate for yourself and stay vigilant about the details of your healthcare. If you're okay with that, there's really no better OB out there.
I had a colposcopy done- he put me at ease- great doctor- funny! :)
I have been seeing Dr Butterman for years. I would recommend him to anyone who I think he can help. He cares about his patients and takes the time to answer any question you might have.
We absolutely love him.
Dr. Buterman has incredible bedside manner and has a way of putting me at ease. Took the time to answer all my questions. Great doctor
Professional, kind, and over all very informative. I recommend Dr. Buterman highly.
He was extremely professional and well mannered. Very nice doctor.
At first he intimidated me only because his demeanor reminded me of my grandfather. But when he spoke he was a comedian and straight to the point. His charisma won me over. He definitely has a new patient.
He is patient & takes a personal interest in his patients.
After my last visit with him, I'm searching for a new doctor. I have hit my breaking point with the waiting times and the rushed nature of the visit when I actually do get to see him. For once-a-year check-ups, it's not a big deal, but now that I'm pregnant and have to go in every few weeks, it's not working out. I can't be skipping out of work for 2-3 hours for these appointments. Plus, the doctor barely spends any time talking to me. He spent about a minute (not exaggerating) for my last appointment, for which I waited more than 1.5 hours to see him. He was practically out the door before I could even rattle off a few questions I had. In fact I had more questions I would have liked to ask, but he was in such a hurry to get out of there that I felt I couldn't ask them. (Mind you this is in the exam room with the nurses present; he didn't offer to meet with me separately in his office afterwards). I have spent lots of time doing research and informing myself, but there are some things you just want to talk to your doctor about (especially as this is my first pregnancy). I waited a long time to see him, so one would think he could also be respectful of my time and give me say, more than one minute to discuss my questions and concerns. Unfortunately this wasn't the case.
It was my first visit with Dr. Buterman. I felt quite comfortable. Quite easy to communicate with. I'm glad a friend recommended me to try him.
Great! Fast and easy!
Dr Buterman is terrific with more experience than 3 doctors. I am grateful to call him one of my doctors.
The best doctor!
I am happy I had an appointment with Dr. Buterman as he is very thorough with his tests, kind and caring,
I would recommend Dr Butternan to anyone. He care about his patient wellbeing.
Excellent. Such a nice, kind with perfect manners and highly professional. Happy to have him as my doctor.
I was extremely happy with my visit. He is warm, caring and answered all my questions. His staff was great. I would recommend him to friends and family.
Great surgeon, would recommend to relatives and friends.
His bedside manners are fabulous. I didn't think it was possible!
Exactly what a gynecologic visit should be.
staff is borderline polite, but nobody's nice / warm. Doc didn't even say hello, told me to sit down and then said "talk to me". While explaining the results of my test, he took a call and started talking to a friend about going to the opera. Half-joked about something I really didn't think was appropriate to joke about. Office seems outdated and not spotlessly clean. Doc's desk was littered with magazines / nicknacks etc. I assume he's professional and knows what he's doing, but the overall atmosphere makes me find another doctor.
I thought Dr. Buterman was kind, compassionate and caring. He is just the kind of doctor I was looking for.
I was reccomended to Dr. Buterman by my PCP and my GYN. I was very ill and extremely nervous when I went to see him. He immediately recognized that I was nervous and distraught over my illness and the prospect of not being able to have children. He reassured me that I would be better and that there were options. Dr. Buterman and his staff were very professional, and pleasant each time I went to the office.
Excellent care before, during and after pregnancies!!! Top notch Dr. Highly recommend! He listens, he cares, and keeps you at ease!!! THanks Dr. Buterman for being a great doctor
Professional and caring. Would recommend to anyone!
Appointment took nearly 2 hours, due to all of the waiting. I was moved from room to room and asked the same questions more than once. But, Dr. Buterman was fairly friendly.
Very friendly, professional, and pain free.
Very professional, truly cares about his patients.
Very good service
thorough and gave excellent rec's. highly refer dr. buterman!
Office was run very efficiently. Wait time was at a minimum. I have been a patient of Dr. Buterman's for over 30 years. He is an excellent, caring physician. His entire staff was very pleasant and professional.