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Dr. Jennifer Lafontant, MD

OB-GYN

Bronx, NY

About Dr. Jennifer Lafontant

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."

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan

Specialties

  • OB-GYN

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences, Jamaica, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Memorial Hospital, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Morristown Memorial Hospital, Internship in General Surgery

Awards and publications

  • Named Top Doctor

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1003854621

Dr. Jennifer Lafontant's office locations

PELHAM BAY MEDICAL CARE FOR WOMEN

3250 Westchester Ave, Suite 112

Bronx, NY 10461

PELHAM BAY MEDICAL CARE FOR WOMEN

3250 Westchester Street, Suite 112

Bronx, NY 10461

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I saw another doctor due doctor lafontant was not there today. The substitute doctor was very good.
Less than 1 month ago
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The doctor was very pleasant and thorough. Gave good recommendations and was very professional. Her staff are all very friendly as well.
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nothing higine, Dr. not explained nothing, after last 3 hours waiting for me not hard or 5 minutes, staff very friendly. not recommend
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It was a refreshing visit after, hours in the hospital for them to say they can not help me. Friendly professional staff and an overall great energy.
Less than 3 months ago
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I was referred to this doctor by a friend. I was skeptical about going to a new doctor. I checked the online reviews, not good. I am glad I went to this doctor. She was concerned about my issues. I felt comfortable with her.
Less than 3 months ago
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Doctor actually wants to help you.
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Worse doctor I’ve been to. Had an 8am appointment and didn’t see the doctor until 11:30am. And THEN, they couldn’t perform blood work so i had to go across the street to the lab (and wait another 1.5 hrs) to getblood work. What kind of OBGYN doesn’t perform blood work?? Last time I’ll be coming here.
Less than 3 months ago
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I was late,however, called to check if I would still be attended to, it was a wait due to my lateness. The staff was pleasant and my examination thorough.
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This place is a no go zone! The wait time is ridiculous, I had an 11:30am appointment, got to the office at 11am and was transferred from one waiting area to another to wait until 2:30pm to be seen. At thispoint, I was agitated, the amount of people in the waiting room is large. It just isn’t worth wasting so many hours for a 20 minute visit. Never again!
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This was the worst wait I’ve ever had to deal with... it took 3.5, almost 4 hours to be seen. The office staff is unorganized, and all point you in a million different directions. The office is outdated, and while notdirty, it could definitely use a good deep clean. I would recommend looking into a different women’s clinic, unless you have the time and nerves to wait FOREVER, even with an appointment.
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Honestly, there has to be better care for women in the Bronx than offices like this. To sum it up, this office is a mess. I've gone for a few visits at this clinic, and each time left feeling uncomfortable andquestioning what was said to me. There is nothing worse than going to your GYN and feeling like you cannot trust them. For the sake of this review, here are the cons I encountered: - This office is SERIOUSLY overbooked. By 10am you will usually find at least 10 women in the waiting room. The doctor is often late. So be prepared to wait, sometimes for hours. - A lot of the staff is unfriendly and unapproachable. Though it seemed they were friendlier to familiar faces. - When you are with Dr. Lafontant, she may answer several phone calls and be interrupted several times. Which is not only rude, but makes things feel rushed and insignificant. - There seems to be a certain resistance with Dr. Lafontant explaining results, answering questions, and providing clarity. She will give you cursory explanations for things (without procedure names or medical terms), and when you ask for detailed information will quickly become annoyed. Not sure if this is because of the rushed environment or if she doesn't see the value in fully explaining things to her clients. Either way, there is no excuse for making clients feel like asking questions is a bother. - There seems to be an intense urgency in getting as many procedures and blood draws done as quick as possible, within the first visit, without confirming with insurance or waiting for routine test results. - Cash only for copays/payments; Dr. will not see you if this is not paid. - Lastly, and this is an odd one, but Dr. Lafontant has advertisements all over her office for a family member's book (with pricing, of course). Surely, it is the Dr.'s space, however, plugging a family member's book in a medical office with giant signs and pricing seems unprofessional. Not the time or place kind of thing. Hope this review is helpful for anyone trying to find a GYN.
Less than 6 months ago
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I’m very happy with this Doctor!! Especially because she very attentive and the wait is soooo worth it. The entire staff was awesome and I felt like i knew them all my life. Great team!
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Doctor Jennifer is very experienced and well educated. Always I will recommend her.
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The wait was extremely long . I arrived at 11:45 AM didn’t leave the office until 2:45 PM. I went in to the visit with no vaginal discomfort and after I left I experienced a very uncomfortable feeling... I informed themahead of time that that I get irritated with certain condoms. The probe that was used appeared to have a latex cover which I believe caused the irritation. The exam was done in less then ten minutes. I was prompt to make an appointment right away.... a few days later I cancelled it and asked when will I receive the results and I was required to make an appointment in order to find out . However ,I won’t be returning to this place again.
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Dr Lafontant was great! she’s super attentive and informative. She was able to answer all my questions and addressed all my concerns. Her staff is also friendly and welcoming!
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Great Doctor, terrible wait time. With a scheduled appointment the wait time was over an hour.
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What i don't like about providers is that we wait almost 1 or 2 hours for a 10 minutes visit . They look like in a rush always.
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I gave this doctor a 2nd try... good visit wasnt in a rush and the wait time was much better ... I was pretty much in and out
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Very professional, she explains the patients everything so you can understand
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This is the most unorganized office I've ever experienced. They give you an appointment yet they go by the order of a sign in sheet instead of your given appointment time so why bother giving appointments? your wait every time isno less than three hours and the receptionist allowed a walk-in -who should have been after all appointments- and many other people that arrived after me to go before me. The first time I waited four hours. I waited three hours the second time for the doctor to tell me things she could have told me over the phone and she should have called me and told me because I had important results that I needed to be aware of, yet she made no effort to contact me like doctors who actually care about their patients should and do. The receptionists took a bribe from a man selling his products so that they could get a free lunch putting him ahead of patients who had been waiting hours and the doctor saw him in the middle of my appointment when I finally got called to be seen. It's a disgusting operation and I will not be back there, I strongly suggest another practice for anybody who doesn't have the time to wait 3-4 hours to be seen briefly and one with doctors and employees who care about other human beings.
Less than 1 year ago
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Small office in a building. Go early!!!!! My apt was at 11a, got there 10:30 and it was already packed! Wasn’t seen until about 12:30 and didn’t leave until almost 2. I do like the doctor though. Addressed all my concerns and explained what I needed to know.
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Great service! Doctor was great. Wait time definitely needs improvement. What i didn’t like was that they did multiple blood work labs that were not covered by my insurance. Just received a very large bill. Would have appreciated if they wouldhave told me prior to the lab work that not everything would be covered so i would be a bit more prepared. Specially since i didn’t ask for any of the extra testing and have never paid extra for an annual check up. all my other doctors always tell me in advance if something isn’t covered and tell me the amount so i can accept or deny. On top of that i had to go back to the lab because they didn’t do everything she had requested. They don’t accept debit or credit in this office for co payments . So you have to leave the office if you don’t have cash which is not very convenient.
Less than 1 year ago
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Waited more than 3 hrs to be seen. Doctor seemed nice but was not empathetic about how long I waited. When I was finally seen, I was rushed on my visit even being the last patient to be seen. She needsto work on her time management and not have available appointments that are 30 min apart if she knows she’ll take longer with patients.
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She is very hands on and everything moved very quickly from registration to check out.
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There was a long wait in the office. It’s hard to find parking on the street and the parking lot is expensive. I didn’t feel comfortable with the doctor.
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Listened to my concerns and was very clear about the treatment plan.
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Dr. Lafontant was very attentive , made me feel really comfortable my first visit. A little busy but I understand why!
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It was my first time n I was very pleased..I will go again ..they are very friendly n doctor was great ..
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She is an excellent GYN but her wait times are ridiculously excssive.
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Due to transportation issues, I was running behind schedule. I called to let them know. On the phone the receptionist was perky and understanding. When I came into the office it was crowded, but the staff was efficient, knowledgeable and accommodating.The crowd was taken care pretty quickly although I had arrived late. I was the last patient seen, but I was treated with the same great disposition as all the patients before me. I LOVE the staff at this office....I recall them knowing at least 5-6 patients names, as they wanted into the office. The atmosphere isnt like anything I've experienced before. I'll be bringing my daughters before long, for sure. Thank you Dr. Lafontant and staff!!!
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All the staff is very professional and Dr. Lafontant is great loved the service
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Thank you!!
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Very professional and kind staff. Dr. Lafontant is very kind and approachable. I felt very comfortable with her.
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The doctor was very attentive to my concerns and put me at ease
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Dr. Lafontant was an answer to my PRAYERS, She was so kind and thorough that I was well pleased, despite the nature of the exam. I have already recommended her to family & friends
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My experience: Not Bad. Was not personally examined by the Doctor, but her staff did a great job. I did see the Doctor in her office and I was greeted with a warm smile.
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Once I was called, I was examined and had numerous tests done very quickly. Appointment was made to return for results - ok if there is something to follow up with but could be a waste of another 2 hours to hear everything is ok.
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Don't bother. Seriously.
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She was very nice and made me feel comfortable. I will return. Office is right near train station so easily accessible. Blood tests across the street.
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My appointment was at 9:30 am, the Doctor arrived almost at 11:00 am rushing then took such a long break in her office that I left and would not go there ever again.
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While the wait was quite long because I was seen on a Saturday, it was well worth it. Everyone in the office is very welcoming and caring. Dr. Lafontant was very nice and she is super through. I am happy thatI have finally found a doctor that is looking at my overall health. I will definitely continue to be a patient.
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This doctor was very disrespectful. I simply asked a few questions which is something you are supposed to do, and she responded with attitude and included her staff in justifying what she thinks is appropriate work ethics in her office.
More than 1 year ago
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She amazing, I feel comfortable with her.
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One of the receptionist was very rude. It the other was very nice. When I asked her how long will be the wait time and that was after one hour she made a big deal about it and even told thedoctor that I was complaining. All I said is what is the wait time giving that I have been here an hour and I have a child with me. The doctor this time was a bit better than last time but still she is still rude. The only reason I came back is because they have me on file and it’s literally next to my house. Didn’t want to bother dealing with another doctor or going far. Other than that the doctor did the exam. Let’s hope they will run the test for it.
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Overall, this is a great clinic to go visit. They are very friendly, professional and easy to talk to. Although this is a very busy clinic...the reasona why are very obvious once you receive service from them. Thier diagnostic lab isnow located across the street if you ever need blood work. I am very happy with this doctor...even with a long wait.
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Pleased with my visit. Will make my regular GYN.
More than 1 year ago
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The doctor was great, however the wait time was over two hours.
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Very thorough ! Great staff
More than 1 year ago
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She was lovely straightforward
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