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Dr. Karen Poley, MD

OB-GYN

Professional statement

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.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • OB-GYN

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Michigan, Doctor of Medicine
  • Tufts New England Medical Center, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1477549368

Office locations

Steward Medical Group Brookline Primary Care

226 Harvard Ave

Boston, MA 02134

Steward Medical Group Brookline Primary Care

736 Cambridge Street, WHP 5th floor

Brighton, MA 02135

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She was the sweetest. Very good :)
Less than 1 month ago
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Doctor Poley was so nice. I was nervous to see a new OBGYN for the first time since I moved but she was great. I did wait a little but the appointment went fast. I would highly recommend to anyone.
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Dr. Poley was fantastic! I was the last appointment of the day, but the office was still extremely attentive! I was in and out and Dr. Poley was extremely easy to chat with and very friendly. The staff was great! Theoffice was a little hard to find, it’s on the corner and near a pet store. I definitely recommend Dr. Poley for an annual exam.
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Great doctor! Nice and kind
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Best OBGYN out there. Always listens thoroughly and genuinely cares. I recommend her to everyone.
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Everybody I met with - receptionists, nurse, and doctor - we're all super helpful, attentive, and pleasant!
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I had a great first appointment with Dr. Karen Poley. She was a great listener and addressed all my questions in a calm, informative manner. I’ll definitely be returning!
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Dr Poley is great! I was in and out and everything went smoothly. She is thorough and explains her steps before moving forward. She’s effecient and great at her job. No complaints!
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Dr Poley is great - only complaint is the wait time - for the few times I've been there, i'm usually seen an hour after my appointment time...
Less than 6 months ago
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First time seeing Dr. Poley for my annual exam. If you're going to see her at St. Elizabeth's, make sure to see her at the St. Mary's building there. It was very difficult to find the women's health area here. OnceI got to the correct place I was seen almost right away. Dr. Poley was very helpful and answered all my questions.
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Dr. Poley, Nurse Kerri, and the office staff were all wonderful! Everyone is efficient, easy to talk to, and very nice. I felt very comfortable here and was impressed by the office's integration with ZocDoc. This my first time using theservice and I was pleased to get reminders from Dr. Poley's office (as well as ZocDoc) which indicated that the appointment went through and I was indeed in their system. I will definitely be returning to Dr. Poley and using ZocDoc again.
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She is incredibly interpersonal and was patient and positive in answering all of my quetsions.
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I was treated with respect and all of my questions were answered. I was seen fairly quickly and was not kept waiting. I really enjoy the ability to make appointments online and greater choice of appointment times!
Less than 1 year ago
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She was very helpful and informative. I had specific questions and concerns and she spent time with me to discuss them and make sure everything was answered. She also had some great suggestions and resolutions. Highly recommend her.
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Karen is kind and approachable. Quick and easy appointment!
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Great bedside manner, doctor took her time in asking me questions about my medical history and myself. She listened, gave suggestions, and was thorough. The staff was friendly.
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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 overa month to return the results to me (when they told me at most it should take a week).
More than 1 year ago
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Great bedside manner. Awesome staff. All around great experience.
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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. 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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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
More than 1 year ago
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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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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.
More than 1 year ago
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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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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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Dr. Poley was great.
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Very nice, answered all of my questions and concerns.
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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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Was not thorough and made me feel uncomfortable.
More than 1 year ago
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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 therewere 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.
More than 1 year ago
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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!
More than 1 year ago
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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 expectwith 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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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 isvery 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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She is very straight forward, I didn't find her particularly warm. Good profissional.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Poley was great! I will definitely see her in the future
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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 treatedme like the mature, intelligent adult I am. I have already recommended her to my female friends that live nearby!
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