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Dr. Jennifer Lafontant, MD is a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist in Bronx, New York. Dr. Lafontant recieved her medical degree at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences in Jamaica. Dr. Lafontant later on completed her residency in Obstretrics and Gynecology at Saint Lukes Roosevelt Hospital Center and Memorial hospital. Dr. Lafontant also did and internship in General Surgery at Morristown Memorial Hospital.
"I now have a large private practice and focus on catering to women and their complete health care."
Verified Patient Reviews
Very to the point very busy office
The doctor seem to be insightful but did not speak with you to tell you what was wrong with you
Dr. Lafontant is an awesome physician who goes above and beyond to make sure that the overall health of her patients are evaluated. She's an OB/GYN but she made sure that I had every test done to make sure that before my husband and I discussed conception my body would be able to get pregnant, stay pregnant and maintain a pregnancy. After years of seeing a fertility specialist, she has done more for me than he ever did and I've only been her patient for 3 short months. She's awesome....schedule your appointment, arrive early, bring cash for your copay and you'll not regret. Wait time can be a bit much, but that should tell you that she's good at what she does. Alleviate the wait and come before the office opens or towards the afternoon time after the rush is over. Her office staff has always been very nice and professional towards me. They keep the patients engaged and I, personally, have not heard any gossip amongst them.
I think she goes above and beyond when taking tests to rule out everything that could be affecting your health.
Doctor....when I finally saw her 3hours later, was genuine, warm,kind and friendly. She was VERY thorough and seems to take a preventative and holistic approach to Women's health. Hey there 2hours before scheduled appointment and charge up your mobile device for web browsing/texting while you wait.
If you have time to waste, this is the OB-Gyn to go to. Waited over 2 hours, tightly/overly packed, and the waiting area smelled like cigarettes. I did not feel comfortable whatsoever when I finally had contact with the doctors.
The staff was very professional and guided me to the next phase of the appointment.
Excellent Dr.! She was so friendly and attentive. Other Drs. Had me go to several places for different exams, but she did everything in the same office. I pray she helps with my fertility issues. Time will tell....
Great and very nice person.
The service here is horrible! Very unprofessional. The staff sits there and gossips and doesn't even do their job! I had a 10a appointment and waited a whole hour before someone even called my name. Absolutely ridiculous. I would never recommend this place. Plus it doesn't even look that sanitary inside.
Don't do it. The doctor called in sick after I had been waiting 20 min. They also only take cash for the co-pay. What?!?! The front desk were more into gossiping then they were welcoming. Try another doctor.
Even tho the wait was long I'm far from upset. She took her time and asked every vital question and tested for everything possible. She is thorough and is the doctor I truly need.
She really didn't speak much, seem nice, I was well taking care of. The nurses was gossiping to much. Made me a lil uncomfortable when they came in room when the dr examined me. Other then that it was a ok visit
The wait time at this clinic is insane. The office is also very disorganized and dirty. I only recommend going to this clinic if you you really need to be seen the day of, or over a weekend.
There are no "appointment" times. Apparently you make one but then end up waiting about 2 hours. The doctor was no where to be found but apparently this is how she functions. She lets the patients build up and then shows up 3 hours after her appointments are to begin. I waited 2 hours to then be told I still had people ahead of me since it's more of a "first come, first serve" basis. Unreal. I won't be going back.
Long wait for minimal visit. Didn't feel like I actually had a full check up
Terrible not only was I charged out of network for lab work( cause this office uses a NJ lab) , charged for my own medical reports , charged for bogus test, and still no answers ....Waited hours ....Staff is unprofessional, Doctor is unprofessional. I would never recommend this office. Unless you want to be over charged for horrible services.
The nurses and Doctor Lafontant were very kind and accommodating. Their friendly attitudes helped me relax and made the entire process comfortable for me. I definitely recommend it
Its Always A Pleasure Going To See Her. Great Doctor With Professional Staff.
Dr. Lafontant took care of me and answered my questions. Unfortunately, the overall office ambiance is so bad that I don't want to return to this office again. The staff was very unprofessional, the doctor was professional and courteous with me but there was constant bickering between other staff and doctors and Dr. Lafontant in front of other patients. The office was cramped and odd inside.
Excellent gyn but the wait is excessive to say the least.
I don't usually write reviews but I have to write one for this visit because it was completely horrendous. My visit to this clinic was my absolute worst experience seeing a doctor. I do not recommend that anyone go to this clinic. I had an appointment for 10:00 am and did not get seen until 1:00 pm and I was only seen because I asked for my cash back, at which point they opened a room for me to be seen. Once the doctor came in she offered me an apology but never once looked me in the eye. I went in because I was having trouble with my birth control and without knowing my medical history the doctor just said that I could only do the depo shot without telling me the side effects or what my other options were. The staff was not friendly and no one bothered to tell me what they were going to do to me or explain anything. The receptionist out front caught an attitude any time I asked how long I would be waiting or how many people were in front of me. The phlebotomist bruised me. The medical assistants were impersonal and very cold. Once I was the done I sat and waited to talk to the doctor and she said that she could not give me any information until she had all my labs even though she had 3 sonograms and the only thing missing was my blood work. Overall I am very unhappy and I will not be returning. The people at this clinic really need to learn proper bedside manner.
I booked my appointment through ZocDoc a week in advance for birth control consultation. However when I showed up, the medical office had no record of my appointment. The receptionist seemed mad about it and had an attitude. I paid my copay, blood pressure checked, vitals, etc and met with the doctor for the consultation. We sat a spoke and then she told me to change into the gown for a Pap smear. I again had to explain the reason for my visit. I was advised that she needed some blood work and a circulation test before prescribing me the birth control. Ok no problem. I go through the testing and get my blood drawn and make an appointment for a follow up appointment the following week. Now I get a bill from a lab for tests that were done. Why???? I have insurance that is active and in good standing. I've never had any insurance problems let alone an outstanding bill. So made an appointment for birth control. I have a huge headache and still no birth control to help with menstrual cramps. Not happy.
I have seen her twice. The first time there was a 2.5 hour wait. I was moved to a patient room for 40 minutes where I over heard her giving a herpies diagnosis to a patient next door. She was not very professional. My second visit, she was late to work. I once again did not see her on time. I kept being told to wait, until I finally got seen at 11:30 for my 9:30 appointment. She wasn't prepared to speak to me about my health records, and rushed me through them. She was not informed and once again unprofessional. I've decided to take my healthcare else where due to her lack of interest in my health and unprofessionalism.
Dr Lafontant was very professional and knowledgeable..I was very comfortable with my first visit and she even gave me a welcome gift for being a new patient.
she is very knowledgeable and makes u feel comfortable with your visit.
Won`t go back. 2 hours and 45 minutes waiting to be seen, I was skip twice over other patients, learned this by staff speaking to each other.
Was ok. Could be better
Great! I'd advise any woman to see this lady doctor. I don't care how long I have to sit in the waiting room to see her, it's worth the wait.
very nice staff
I was at the office for a little over 5 hours. I got there an hour before my appointed time, took about 1.5 after my scheduled time to be called. Then I had to wait for a sonogram or something. Actual time with a doctor or assistant was no more than 40 min. Doctor was great, but wait time sucked.
bad waiting time, don't even bother.
Polite and very helpful, very accommodating
Wait time was long but it's a small office...first time with Dr Lafontant and she made me feel comfortable and was knowledgeable about what was going on with my body....she even gave me a complimentary gift for becoming a new patient ;)
Except for the waiting every thong was good. Got thereat 10:45 am for an 11 AM appointment. Was not called in until 12:30 PM. Then waited in the exam room until 1 PM till the doctor came in. She was very apologetic when I verbalize my long waiting.
The wait time is ridiculous. Be prepared to spend your day there.
I think that after such a long wait time, its not professional for her to only actually see you for 5 minutes as if she is in a rush. She is pleasant but should talk to the patient more. I was there from 10:00am until 2:30pm. I want to give her a chance so I will try to see how it goes on next appointment.
The doctor was sweet, but short. The nurses were rude and had no sense of urgency. The lab tech Christina was very rude, with an attitude the entire time. The visit was not inviting and the facility was messy and out dated.
Very warm and inviting! Her staff was super sweet and i felt extrememly comfortable. I didn't feel like i was being a bother to anyone and i felt like the staff truely cared about all my concerns as a first time expectant mother
At First I was skeptical about going or being there after all the reviews I read online. I'm so Glad I didn't go by what I read. The staff and the doctor were very professional and made me feel very comfortable. I walked out with no regrets.
SHE IS AN EXCELLENT DOCTOR.
I think the offices/rooms can be a little more neat, clean and tidy.
Great doctor but th wait is always long. It can literally take up your day. Expect a huge wait, but great doctor
she can be more professional and accurate when it comes to giving analysis and be more social you can't give some one their results looking at your phone
Overall it was good. The wait time was horrible. It took at least an hour and a half to be seen.
My service was exceptional ,nurses are friendly and courteous. Dr Lafontant made me feel comfortable and she was very detailed with her explanations .
The Dr. was over an hour late, and did NOT apologize for her lateness. Unpleasent bed side manner. I will not be returning.
she is the sweetest woman and takes time with you, but the wait is always 2 hours or more. that is why i can't go here anymore. if it wasn't for the wait, i'd be a lifelong patient, but just can't take it anymore, it's a shame.
This establishment is very, very unprofessional. The appointment time I set on this website was 12:15, and at 2.24, I still hadn't been seen. In addition to waiting for over two hours, both the receptionists and the doctor were very rude. She kept complaining about wanting to go home and even forgot one of her patient's in a room for over a hour before remembering to see her. I would NEVER recommend this place to ANYONE and hope in the future, for other people's sake, they learn professionalism.
She ok but I think is a money making thing with her she not the best she ok I think I will go somewhere else
Felt very comfortable with the staff, nurses and doctors. Very welcoming! Dr. Lafontant very knowledgeable and experienced. Loved it and will continue attending. They have definitely won a client with me.
I became more comfortable immediately as Dr. Lafontant listened and responded to my concerns. She assured me that she would assist me in taking charge of my areas of concern and I was pleased with her assistant as well. I feel the exam was thorough and followup planned with ease and professionalism.
It was not the best, she had the nerve to be on her phone while seeing me and the waiting time is beyond horrible you would wait up to a hour to be seened and she does not have much patience to explain things she had the nerve to give me a computer print out of a condition, save yourself the trouble and go see someone esle.
Doctor is very good but her staff is very unprofessional
She made me feel comfortable and love her facility. I would go back again.
Be prepared to wait. Once seen it was worth the wait. Staff was very friendly and the doctor was great.
Very unprofessional, disorganized and just confused. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone. The staff was unpleasant and they look they came off the street!
The experience was great, and I love that it is a one stop shop. They did my blood work and everything right there. However, to wait over an hour to be seen? Terrible.
Pleasant, caring along with her staff.
Dr Lafontant is friendly and she will answer your questions however , be prepared to wait if you go to her office on Saturday, it is crowded no matter if your there at 8 when it opens or when it closes. She has a large amount of patients she is seeing and they do not book the appointments accordingly. I will not be going back on Saturdays.
This was my first appointment so I can't say for certain, but I was taken aback by the wait time. I was there for 9:45am and saw the doctor 3 hours later. I asked the receptionist if it was always this way. She said no, but I have to judge that during my next appointment. I love the location, but if I have to wait long to see my doctor, my doctor shud spend more than 5 minutes with me.
I will never go there again.
Do not go there.
I LOVE IT. THE LOCATION, THE STAFF. THE DOCTOR. THANK YOU
I love my Doctor Lafontant.
She is an excellent doctor. Unfortunately the wait time is ridiculous! After all was said and done, I was there for FOUR AND A HALF HOURS!
She definitely needs a bigger space, better staff. As for her she should depend more time with her patients, no lie she spent 10 minutes with me at my new GYN she spends the most 20-30 minutes and doesn't rush my exams very thorough
She's a nice individual but acts very scatter brain around the office. An shows she needs to have every inch of control over her staff, comes off very aggressive at times.
I think she only cares about herself and not about her patients. The appointments get scheduled at 8:30 am, but this doctor doesn't arrive till about 9:30 am. The wait time is crazy, so if you do plan to see this doctor or anyone in this practice, bring a book. The front desk staff are not friendly and are not always professional. I do not want to ever set foot in this dr's office again. She does not take the time to listen to you. She rushes you, but if she did arrive on time, maybe she wouldn't be rushed. I have been to see this doctor more than 2 times so it's not just a one time occurring lateness, it is a consistent event.
Overall I waited 3 hours before I was seen. I was a new patient and was scheduled along with 30 other people. They serve you on a first come first serve even though you all have the same appointment time. This place is more concerned with making money rather than the individuals personal time. I would never recommend this place to anyone. I would have left if it would have been easy to find another Gyn that would take me within the same week. I will never ever return to this place. Glad its over.
Unprofessional!! One more than two occasions I had to wait for the doctor. The first time an hour. The second time two hours. They lack communication and staff is very rude.
This Doctor was great, she checks for everything you can possibly imagine, however recently was taken of my insurance network. The wait time its extremely long though.
Staff is very good, the Dr is ok but she is all over the place. It's always so over booked it leaves u waiting for hrs at a time all the time. Expect to be there all day.
She is very nice.I just don't understand why they are always so behind schedule. Its really long wait time 2 hours before u get out of the waiting room? This is my 4th visit. As soon as my procedure is finished I will be looking for a new doctor
The wait time is extremely too long. She is thorough with her examination.
i love the fact that she took her time and ask all the nessary question...
Awesome doctor, beautiful bedside manner. It was my first time, only went for an annual pap, I arrived at 1:30 my appointment was for 2pm, when I saw that it was 2:30 I told them this is taking too long and I have to reschedule, they then said no, don't go you are next. Then they had the doctor called me in...to make a long story short, after they called me in and had my undress and put a gown on I end up waiting another hour before the doctor came in the room to do the procedure. :( wasn't too happy
Dr. Lafontant is thorough and always makes every effort to take care of each patient. I have been going to her for 12 years and would never switch!
Doctor Lafontant is very knowledgeable and provides the best solutions. Sometimes she does seem a tad rushed but she also has alot of patients so its understandable. Also, the wait time needs tremendous improvement. Both with and without an appointment my wait time was over an hour.
Good listener, thorough and professional.
The doctor plus staff was very professional and helpful.
Waited for 3 hours to have a 10min visit.
I thought that her bedside manner was excellent. She took her time understanding my issues than she immediately set up all the tests I needed done. I found her to be a caring and concerned Doctor.
She is ok she introduced her self she was a bit rough while doing the pap n seemed a bit rushed. However her front desk staff is a bit rude m ghetto . She seems like a good Doctor maybe she should get a front desk that reflects herself n her profession.
Very complete service , profesionalism , vast knowledge of medicine , kindness and good patient care.
The doctor herself is good, just be prepared for a long (over and hour) wait time.
I think she was friendly and very good
She was very nice!!!!!!!!!!!
I was not seen by the doctor, but by her nurse pract. which I didnt mind. They were nice and I thought I was going to wait longer.
I love the doctor. However. I do not appreciate waiting until after 2:30pm to be seen when my appointment (which I arrived early for) was 10a.m. There were at least 5 others booked for my same appointment time. Dr. Lafontant was not the one I got to see but rather her assistant on top of that. The wait time is far to long to see this doctor, you literally have to take off work and cancel all appointments for the day. Highly unprofessional
This was the first Obgyn that I have gone to and had to have been the worst experience ever. The front desk lady's were really rude, the wait time was ridiculous. I don't understand why they make you make an appointment, when they never go by it. I waited 3 hours before I was seen. I ended up getting a new Obgyn.
i believe that it was good but the doctor is not a very good listener and some times does not put patients first .
The doctor wad very nice and very perfessional a lil pricey but worth every penny i would highly recommand her to people
She is great with in her profession. I would recommend her to any female seeking a knowledgeable and friendly GYN doctor.
I really enjoyed my visit with doctor Lafontant, she was attentive even though I only saw her for about 5 mins it was a good experience for my first time with a ob/ gyn.
Worst doctor ever. I told her I want to get tested for several things and she said "That's not why you here for you were given this appointment to get your results only and right now there are two people out on vacation, so there is no one to draw blood" I will never ever return to see this doctor.
friendly & professional.
My visit was a good one. She was attentive and did a detailed assessment, I felt comfortable talking to her like she was my Dr for years. I will recommend her to my friends and family
This is the worst doctor I've ever visited. She did not want to do anything until I was "in less pain" and her staff was rude from the front desk. The person who took blood did not do it properly and my arm was bruised for days later! I will never go back there!
Very pleasant doctor and staff
The staff and doctor were great people. However; it must be so great that everyone goes there and the wait was dreadful I waited more than 2 hrs !! My encounter with doctor though very short she was very nice. Wish I had gotten to speak to her like I did her staff!!!