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Annual Pap Smear / GYN Exam
736 Cambridge Street, WHP 5th floor, Brighton, MA, 02135
226 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA, 02134

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Karen Poley is a genial, approachable OB-GYN serving her patients in Boston, MA. Dr. Poley is currently practicing with the Steward Health Care System, and she is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Poley is affiliated with the St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, and many of her annual gynecological appointments and pap smears are completed within 45 minutes. Dr. Poley’s medical focus is on laparoscopic surgery and abnormal pap smears. She earned her medical education from the University of Michigan’s School of Medicine, and she completed her postdoctoral training with an obstetrics and gynecology residency at the Tufts-New England Medical Center. Dr. Poley enjoys being a resource for her patients, and she encourages their honesty and openness when discussing issue, discomfort, or posing questions that pertain to her patients’ personal health and well-being. Dr. Poley encourages her patients to take an active role in their health by encouraging curiosity and a patient-physician dialogue.

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Great bedside manner. Awesome staff. All around great experience.

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Dr. Poley is a fabulous doctor! I really feel like she listened to my questions and answered them fully and was respectful and made sure I felt comfortable during my appointment.

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I'm so glad I found Dr Poley. She has amazing bedside manner, and I feel like she genuinely cares about each individual patient.

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Dr. Karen Poley is awesome. After seeing her, I feel so much better about my health issues.

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Very professional caring g and friendly!

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Dr. Poley was great. She made me feel extremely comfortable

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She was so nice and efficient. Definitely would recommend.

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Dr. Poley was the best doctor I have ever had. She was super informative, the nicest, and went above and beyond her normal duties. Thank you!!

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I had a "challenging" situation but Dr. Poley worked very hard to solve it and her efforts are greatly appreciated.

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This was my first visit with Dr. Poley and she was very nice and helpful. I would definitely recommend her as a physician.

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It was wonderful, I am new to this office and to these Doctors and my experience was great everyone is nice and very helpful.

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Dr. Poley was great.

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Very nice, answered all of my questions and concerns.

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Dr. Poley was great! I went for my annual checkup, she was very friendly and made me feel comfortable right away. The visit was quick and painless.

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Dr. Poley is very personable which allows for greater comfort in what is generally an uncomfortable doctor's visit. She asked lots of questions before doing any physical examination which was nice. Overall; a quick and paineless experience, I highly recommend Dr. Poley.

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My first visit to Dr. Poley was great, but every other visit after was terrible. This office lost a sample of mine for a test and a few months later, when I went in for more tests it took them over a month to return the results to me (when they told me at most it should take a week).

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Was not thorough and made me feel uncomfortable.

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good, it was a speedy appt which is good in my opinion because I had to get back to work. I did not feel rushed, she had good bedside manner and asked questions - this was a normal annual so there were no issues to really address. The pap smear was typically uncomfortable, but that seems normal. I was seen about 5 mins after my appt time by the assist, waited another 10 mins to see Dr. Poley, and then spoke for about 5 mins, and then waited another 10mins after I had changed into the gown, 10 min actual examination time and left 36 mins later - seems fairly normal. Only improvement is that they reduce the wait time after patients change into the gown.

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Very friendly and professional. Listened to my concerns and provided good advice. Would visit again and recommend.

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Dr. Poley and everyone I interacted with at the office was incredibly kind and professional. I'm very happy I found her!

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Timely, professional, and charismatic. Good doctor's visit!

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Dr. Poley has been my OB/GYN for years. She spends time with you and reviews all options. Answers every question and follows up with any testing.

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Dr. Poley is very nice and professional.

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Dr Poley is wonderful and was worth the wait! Can't be too mad, she was delivering a baby! She was apologetic for the wait and was very interested in the issues I had to discuss with her. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend her!

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Informative. Efficient. Empathic.

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Dr. Poley was very professional. She listened attentively to all of my questions and gave me the answers I needed to make an informed decision about my reproductive help. I really appreciated that she talked to me about what to expect with my visit and took my questions before I dressed for the examination.

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With the exception of the really long wait, I was very impressed with Dr. Poley. She was exceptionally sensitive to my concerns and talked me through all my options.

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She is very straight forward, I didn't find her particularly warm. Good profissional.

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Dr. Poley was very fast, professional and still found time to have a great bedside manner and take an interest in my overall health. This isn't easy to do, but you can tell she really cares about her patients and is very up to date on her knowledge of OB-GYN. I found the office staff to be more challenging (booking appointments and paper work got lost and there was some miscommunication) but Dr. Poley was so great that I think she's absolutely worth it.

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Dr. Poley was great! I was late to my appointment and she still accommodated me. She was really patient and understanding with my fears and concerns. Highly recommend!!!

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Karen very professional and made me feel comfortable. There was also very little wait time!

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Dr. Poley and the rest of the staff were very friendly and organized. She was very knowledgable, informative, caring, and patient - answering all of my questions without rushing or glossing over anything. I highly recommend her to anyone searching for a women's health doctor.

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Dr Poley was wonderful. I saw her for an annual checkup, and she had a great bedside manner. Unlike doctors I've visited in the past that have seemed bored or have treated me like a child, she listened intently and treated me like the mature, intelligent adult I am. I have already recommended her to my female friends that live nearby!

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Dr. Poley and her staff were wonderful. I was seen with a minimal wait on my first visit. I spoke with her and the nurse about what I was looking for and they were very knowledgeable and candid. Highly recommend!

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Dr. Poley was great! I will definitely see her in the future

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I was pleasantly surprised!! I have already recommended the office to my roommates!

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She was very helpful and very polite. I am glad to have chosen her as my gynecologist.

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