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Dr. Kathleen Kornafel, MD

Reproductive Endocrinologist, OB-GYN, Gynecologist

Glendale, CA

About Dr. Kathleen Kornafel

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.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • OB-GYN
  • Reproductive Endocrinologist
  • Gynecologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

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

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Armenian

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1679650246

Overall rating
4.8
Recent reviews
I took an appointment with this doctor to get my Endometrial Polyp checked. I didn't read reviews on google and justwent in. Firstly, I didn't have to wait at all. Secondly, I really liked the doctor - she heard my history very patiently and did all the necessary tests herself (US etc..). She explained all the details on a paper and when I told her I would like to get mammography done , she refused. Because according to her it wasnt required. She could have oversold & made money of it but she didn't. I think Kathleen is a very experienced doctor with up to date knowledge.Thirdly, I like clinics that have US and other tests within it. It saves so much time for a patient. I am def keeping her as my gynae. There were 2 problems that I faced when scheduling the appointment and these are related to admin so i will not count - 1) they changed my appointment date 2) the assistant fainted while Doctor was doing my tests. I got a little baffled at the moment. But since she was new and still learning so I kind of ignored..
I took an appointment with this doctor to get my Endometrial Polyp checked. I didn't read reviews on google and just went in. Firstly, I didn't have to wait at all.Secondly, I really liked the doctor - she heard my history very patiently and did all the necessary tests herself (US etc..). She explained all the details on a paper and when I told her I would like to get mammography done , she refused. Because according to her it wasnt required. She could have oversold & made money of it but she didn't. I think Kathleen is a very experienced doctor with up to date knowledge.Thirdly, I like clinics that have US and other tests within it. It saves so much time for a patient. I am def keeping her as my gynae. There were 2 problems that I faced when scheduling the appointment and these are related to admin so i will not count - 1) they changed my appointment date 2) the assistant fainted while Doctor was doing my tests. I got a little baffled at the moment. But since she was new and still learning so I kind of ignored..
Priyanka C. · August 19, 2019
Very friendly and engaging, provided thoughtful and intelligent advice- made me feel at ease. I will definitely see heragain for future appointments.
Very friendly and engaging, provided thoughtful and intelligent advice- made me feel at ease. I will definitely see her again for future appointments.
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Dr. Kathleen Kornafel's office location

Kathleen Kornafel, MD

1560 East Chevy Chase Drive, Suite 200

Glendale, CA 91206

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I took an appointment with this doctor to get my Endometrial Polyp checked. I didn't read reviews on google and just went in. Firstly, I didn't have to wait at all. Secondly, I really liked the doctor - she heard my history very patiently and did all the necessary tests herself (US etc..). She explained all the details on a paper and when I told her I would like to get mammography done , she refused. Because according to her it wasnt required. She could have oversold & made money of it but she didn't. I think Kathleen is a very experienced doctor with up to date knowledge.Thirdly, I like clinics that have US and other tests within it. It saves so much time for a patient. I am def keeping her as my gynae. There were 2 problems that I faced when scheduling the appointment and these are related to admin so i will not count - 1) they changed my appointment date 2) the assistant fainted while Doctor was doing my tests. I got a little baffled at the moment. But since she was new and still learning so I kind of ignored..

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Very friendly and engaging, provided thoughtful and intelligent advice- made me feel at ease. I will definitely see her again for future appointments.

Less than 1 month ago
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Very informative and straight forward. Does all checks while letting you know what’s going on.

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Always love visiting Dr. Kornafel - she's honest, considerate and really fun to talk to!

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Great doctor

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Dr. Kornafel was very genuine and personable. She was very professional but friendly and funny! She made me feel cared about and she really listened to the issues I had been having and gave authentic advice. Great doctor and very knowledgeable! Having recently moved to the area I was apprehensive about finding a new doctor I could trust and she made me feel comfortable, I highly recommend her.

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Dr. Kornafel is awesome! She is sweet and very comforting while being professional.

Less than 6 months ago
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Went in for an annual exam and was totally terrified! My normal OBGYN had recently moved out of state and I had been putting off my annual since a PAP is not something I wanted to just stop into some random office for. Dr. Kornafel was personable and made me feel completely at ease during my exam. Also her front desk staff were so nice and efficient so glad I chose this practice!

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Dr. Kornafel was very attentive and gave me a lot of time to discuss my health and ask questions. She was very down to earth and seemed to really care about me as a patient!

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Though the people working in the office were more than kind, Dr. Kornafel's bedside manner just simply wasn't for me. She came off as abrasive in our conversation before my appointment began and during the exam mentioned a complaint that another patient had towards her, which did not seem appropriate. A lot of people on here seem to love her - I just didn't.

Less than 1 year ago
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I've been coming to Dr Kornafel for a few years now and have greatly appreciated how friendly and how intelligent she is. She is honest, doesn't recommend unnecessary tests, has your best interests at heart, and is very open minded. Some doctors rush in and rush out, doing the bare minimum or making you feel like you've walked into an inquisition. I've greatly appreciated having her as a doctor and would recommend her to anyone! Bonus: I've never had to wait long here! Usually in and out in around an hour.

Less than 1 year ago
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Really appreciate Dr. Kornafel's treatment. She is dynamite.

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Dr. Kornafel is an awesome doctor. She spends time with you to hear any concerns you may have. She talks straight with you, and does a thorough job.

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Felt very comfortable, addressed my concerns and great bedside manners. Highly recommend

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Love Dr. Kornafel! Very kind and personable.

More than 1 year ago
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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!

More than 1 year 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.

More than 1 year 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 obviously passionate 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 physical health 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 freeway which 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 holidays I was able to get an appointment for my yearly check up. I highly recommend her!!!

More 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.

More 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 waiting longer 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!

More than 1 year ago
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She was great and funny and smart.

More 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.

More 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 the visit 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!

More 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 other doctors 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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