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Dr. Kathleen Kornafel, MD

Reproductive Endocrinologist, OB-GYN, Gynecologist

Professional statement

Dr. Kornafel is a long time resident of Glendale and has been treating women for over 20 years in the Glendale area. Her priority is to help each woman understand everything going on with her body and takes her time with each patient. Dr. Kornafel practice evidence based medicine with attention to each patient and their specific needs. She will always send you on your way armed with all the information you need.

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Specialties

  • OB-GYN
  • Reproductive Endocrinologist
  • Gynecologist

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Chicago, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Southern California, Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • University of Southern California, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Languages spoken

  • Armenian
  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1679650246

Office locations

Kathleen Kornafel, MD

1560 East Chevy Chase Drive, Suite 200

Glendale, CA 91206

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Dr. Kornafel is so wonderful!! Her bedside manner is the best I’ve seen ever. She’s personable, knowledgeable, and so pleasant! I will recommend her to anyone and everyone!
Less than 1 month ago
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Dr Kornafel was very pleasant. I didn’t feel rushed through my appt as most doctors do. She answered all my questions and concerns and I will return for any further Gyno needs.
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Pleasant and straight forward. My kind of professional.
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Fantastic! Direct, honest and very personable. Extremely knowledgable and thorough!
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Dr. Kornafel is great! She is very personable, and makes what can be an uncomfortable procedure fly by. She's very thorough, and makes sure any concerns are discussed. She makes you feel like you're her only patient of the day.
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She was wonderful! Very understanding and fun to talk to! I'm from out of state and this was my first time having a new doctor, and she was amazing and very sweet. Would highly recommend! :)
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Dr Kornafel is very honest and very informative. I don’t appreciate doctors that sugarcoat things, especially when it regards to my health! Love her straightforwardness! She always makes me feel comfortable. I recommend her to my lady friends and lady female members.
Less than 6 months ago
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I am not one to write reviews but I felt obligated to do so for Dr. Kornafel. This doctor was recommended as a specialist by my existing doctor, and I have never met someone that is so enthusiastic and so obviouslypassionate about their practice. This woman undoubtedly loves her work and clearly cares deeply for her patients. I had read some reviews generally complaining about "bedside manner" on Yelp, but look -- no one wants to get bad news, regardless of the delivery. No one likes hearing they have a problem. But sometimes (most times), that's the entire point of going to the doctor -- to figure out if you have any issues making you unwell, and get some help in fixing them. I for one prefer to be told that information straight with no sugar coating. I'm not there for a therapy session, I'm there to figure out what my issue is (or might be) so it can be addressed. And by the way, I did not find anything "rough" or "rude" or otherwise objectionable about the delivery of news I got. She is fantastically interested and caring, highly knowledgeable, and kind. I also saw some Yelp reviews complaining about the waiting room decor. To me this is shocking. For me that is so, so low on the list of things I care about when I go see a doctor. The office is absolutely not right out of a design mag, but that's OK in my book. I would much rather a humble office with reasonable fees where the focus is so obviously on the care of the patients rather than decorating. I would recommend her to any family member or friend.
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Dr. Kornafeld takes the time to talk and answer questions with straight talk. Great staff, too.
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Very sweet lady. Made be feel super comfortable.
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Very attentive, shared great information and listened to all my concerns. Will definitely be back.
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Dr Kornafel is a fat shaming, insensitive, condescending doctor. She doesn't talk unless you ask her specific questions even though she knows what your medical issues are, I'd rather her give me facts on my sexual health rather than my physicalhealth because that is her place and nothing else. I am still so hurt and angry with my previous experiences with this doctor that I'd like to let it be known how awful she really is. She doesn't care about the patients feelings and just cares about doing to protocol and leaving. And if they eventually see my reviews they have to know it's not OK and it's traumatizing in itself to go through something like that. We deal with a fat phobic culture enough as it as that I want myself and other girls to feel like they have a safe space with their OBGYN's doctor. This is not acceptable bedside behavior and should not be tolerated. Also it would be really nice to have a print out of each specific things we are testing for and seeing the results on paper rather than just over the phone. thank you
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She was great! very helpful in explaining everything. Made me feel very comfortable.
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Dr. Kornafel is a funny, passionate, genuine person. I really enjoyed my visit and will be looking forward to any future visits.
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Dr. Kornafel made me feel really comfortable and answered all my questions. I really felt like she was listening to what I was saying/asking...something I have found many doctors don't actually do (in my previous experience with other docs.)
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I had a great experience with Dr Kornafel. She was sweet, knowledgable and gentle. I felt extremely comfortable with her and I was relieved that I found a doctor that I feel good about. The office was close to the freewaywhich was really convenient for me on my way to work. The bathroom and offices where also very clean. And the staff was very nice and had me in and out right away.
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She’s a great OBGYN. She’s extremely professional and friendly. She explains everything in detail and spends time listening to her patients.
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I love dr kornafel. Shes very easy to talk to and get advice from. She really explains things and always answers my questions in a way I understand. I recently moved and when i came back into town for the holidaysI was able to get an appointment for my yearly check up. I highly recommend her!!!
Less than 1 year ago
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Wonderful and sweet doctor! Takes extra time to care for you.
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My visit was honestly therapeutic! Dr. Kornafel is so very knowledgable, caring, and open! Will visit her for all needs that I can!
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I love Dr. Kathleen... she is a great dr. Makes you feel really confortable always... i highly recommend anyone to come to this office and see her.
Less than 1 year ago
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I immediately felt comfortable with Dr. Kornafel and loved her humor and candid talk without judgment. Also being in my mid-thirties, she had a very informative and honest conversation abt fertility options and risks associated with waitinglonger and took the time to explain what she saw in the ultrasound so that I could understand my own body. I highly recommend her and will definitely keep her as my permanent ob gyn and have already recommended someone else to her!
Less than 1 year ago
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She was great and funny and smart.
Less than 1 year ago
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I was terrified and thought I was basically infertile. KK made me feel much better and I'm going to work with her to get pregnant.
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Amazing. So much knowledge and insight. Very personable and honest! She's a straight-shooter, which i love, so, we hit it off right away! I'd recommend her to anyone!
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The doctor took her time to carefully explain my diagnosis, the various tests, and possible treatments. She was friendly and respectful. Her office staff was courteous and helpful.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Kornafel is very easy to talk to - has a fun, and knowledgeable way of communicating, and my appointments have all been such pleasant experiences! I highly recommend her. Her staff is very kind, and helpful as well.
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Dr Kornafel was the perfect dr for Ashley. She talked slowly was very friendly took her time talking to her . The exam she explained what she was doing moved slowly took her time . Ashley was very happy with thevisit and wants to come back to see the dr. Thank you.
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Very thorough and informative first visit. I like this doctor a lot!
Less than 1 year ago
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Straight & to the point; no nonsense manners; very knowledgeable. I read alot of Yelp reviews & reviews here before selecting Dr. Kornafel as my OB/GYN. She's the only doctor I trust for OB/GYN issues, since 2015.
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I really liked my visit with Dr Kormafel. She was very nice wanted to know my concerns. Her bedside manner was excellent. She made me feel comfortable and relaxed. I would recommend other patients to visit her. The staff was very friendly and helpful also.
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She is very good at breaking the ice quickly and making you very comfortable!
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She made me feel comfortable and kept good conversation, she put in effort trying to get to know me.
More than 1 year ago
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I always wait a very long time but she's worth it.
More than 1 year ago
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Oh my god I love Kathleen Kornafel and I never thought I'd say those words about a Gynecologist ever. I learned about Dr. Kornafel via zocdoc, but was still unsure if I would have a good appointment since I've found otherdoctors through zocdoc and have been less than thrilled. Dr. Kornafel blew me away. (And I promise this is a legit review, this isn't some paid thing. I'm just gushing with happiness over here so let me have my moment.) So, some backstory, I had been to another Gynecologist out here in LA and I was told that I might have HPV, but he didn't give me any insight whatsoever to what that meant. He just said I might have HPV and that I would need to do some follow up tests in a few months. And that was it. I was horrified and felt like I was so stupid for having HPV. I felt like I was probably going to die, etc. etc. And I told this to Dr. Kornafel and she was SO WONDERFUL about explaining to me what the heck HPV is and what HPV means for me. She even brought out a book on it (which I've unfortunately forgot the name of) and drew me diagrams of how HPV effects the cervix & cells within you. Dr. Kornafel was so amazing during the exam, as well. She was great at making me feel at ease, making jokes and telling interesting stories. She explained clearly what she was doing and even showed me my eggs on that ultrasound machine. She was thorough with all of my options and made me feel like a person which is just so important when you're getting a gynecological exam! I think she definitely tells you how it is, but she tells you also all of your options and makes her points clear. (I'm saying this only because I see some other reviews on here that say she's blunt. But I think you have to be blunt when it comes to your vaginal health. Our society doesn't talk nearly enough about vaginal health, still, so Kathleen Kornafel is a breath of fresh air during these crazy times.) Any way, Kathleen is the best. And I definitely recommend her to all!
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I had a great experience today. I haven't been to the doctors in over a year because I always have a terrible experience with how I am treated. Dr. Kornafel is very down to earth. She made me very comfortable right away and I would recommend her to anyone.
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She's very nice and compassionate
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I am returning patient because of my insurance changed I couldn't go to her for couple years but I am so glad that I got my favorite Doctor backw.
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While Dr. Kornafel seems like a good doctor, I felt that she was unprofessional. She talked about her yelp review and herself during my appointment, rather than listening or asking about me. In addition, her office billed my insurance incorrectlyand never returned my calls to fix their billing mistakes. They actually billed my parents insurance, which I did not even provide information for and had not been on for a year. I was overall disappointed with the professionalism of this office and I will not be returning.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Kornafel is the nicest most intellegent doctor. She makes the visit pleasant and quick. Any questions or concerns you have she will alleviate and answer. The front desk woman is super nice and efficient. Highly recommend!
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The office used a lab that was out of network for my insurance. I assumed they would check before sending it out, but I had to pay an extra amount on top of my co payment.
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I am truly so thankful that I waited to get checked up by Dr. Kornafel. She was very detailed/informative and is actually really funny too! Made my time there very enjoyable and I will 100% be making her my primary OBGYN doctor.
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Dr. Korbafel was an absolute pleasure to visit. She thoroughly explained all the things that we're going on with my body and was very informative about how to take the best care of it. She will definitely be my regular gynecologist!
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Dr. Kornafel is great! She is very straightforward and professional. Her staff is the only reason I hesitate to recommend her to anyone. They are uncoordinated, lack knowledge and are uncommunicative. For example, they called me for my followup appointment and told me to come in 10 minutes early for first time patient paperwork. I am still waiting on a call to schedule a surgery (it has been more than 24 hours after they told me they would call).
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Dr. Kornafel was pleasant. She used term that we can understand when she explains.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Kornafel was great! Very helpful, kind and attentive. Glad to have found her.
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She's very, very thorough. She's very blunt but you definitely want that in a doctor. Wait times can be long but that's because she takes time to really address every patient's needs. She made me feel incredibly comfortable through the wholeappointment. If I could have her as my primary care doctor, I would in a heartbeat!
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I was blown away by my visit to Dr. Kornafel's office!! I avoid these types of doctor appointments because they are uncomfortable. I have been wanting an IUD so I decided to suck it up and found her on Zoc Doc.The office is quaint and very homey. The office staff were so kind and made small talk with me while I waited. The woman who took my blood pressure was very lovely as well. I met in an office with Dr. Kornafel and discussed the IUD. Not only did she explain my options but drew diagrams and explained absolutely everything to me! I felt like I was her only patient and we had just met. We went into the exam room. The part I was dreading. She came in and started cracking jokes and had small talk with me through the whole exam. I kept waiting for the really bad or uncomfortable part but it never happened! I can't believe I am saying this but I am literally looking forward to my next appointment with Dr. Kornafel. She is amazing.
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While I did find Dr. Kornafel to be overall a nice person and means well, I did find that several topics of discussion were not appropriate, such as religion, politics, etc. I personally wasn't offended, but she wouldn't have known untilit was too late since she hardly skirted around her views on religion and politics. She lucked out that we shared similar views, but it still made me uncomfortable. Also the office looks extremely outdated and I wasn't given a way to handle the cup I had to pee in so that it would be clean when I handed it over. The whole experience was very awkward for me. I move a lot and therefore I've been to several gyno's in my life and this by far was the most uncomfortable experience.
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Dr Kornafel make us felt comfortable and she explained everything in the most simple way possible. She was ready to listen and gave her best advice. The staff (the receptionist) are not really welcoming & we were rush to fill the forms.
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