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Dr. Leon Nitkin, MD

OB-GYN

Professional statement

I offer a full range of GYN services and limited obstetric care. I specialize in the provision of services for gynecological plastic, including narrowing of vagina and labia reduction; Cervical Cancer Immunizations (HPV Immunizations - GARDASIL;) and have extensive experience in treatment of Uterine Fibroids - terapheutic and surgical. Our primary focus is your comfort with a Female Physician Assistant on staff and a Board Certified Anesthesiologist for procedures.

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Specialties

  • OB-GYN

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • New York University Elaine A. and Kenneth G. Langone Medical Center
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Perm State Medical Academy named after Academician E. A. Wagner
  • State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1811017916

Office locations

Leon Nitkin, MD

3403 Broadway

New York, NY 10031

Leon Nitkin, MD

1120 Brighton Beach Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11235

Leon Nitkin, MD

375 Jay Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Very long wait, uncomfortable and unfriendly experience, small, dark, and dirty rooms... not recommended
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He's incredible. He cares about his patients. He takes the time to explain things.
Less than 1 month ago
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First time with a new doctor. The receptionist and staff were all nice and friendly. A good intro to the doctor who was very warm and welcoming. I appreciated the efficiency and quickness of all the procedures, without the feeling of being rushed or waiting too long either.
Less than 3 months ago
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He’s an awesome Doctor...
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My experience with the 1120 Brighton ave office was so so, the doctor was nice but he basically told me that I should get a tubalization once I had my baby, and seemed to be judgmental because I haven't been onbirth control. He spent less than 10 minutes with me and this was my initial visit he didn't do extensive background that you would expect. The nurses were kind of loud and laughing very unprofessional in my opinion. And the ultra sound tech didn't leave the room when I had to take my clothes off nor did she allow me to see my baby. The waiting room was small and crowded but clean not a lot of seats. The my appointment was 615 and I wasn't seen until 5 minutes to 8 and I arrived 30 minutes early. I will go back again but only until I find another doctor that I like.
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As always he is a sweet heart to see very professional
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Trustworthy
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IT WAS MY FIRST TIME GOING TO THIS OFFICE. IT WAS A VERY GOOD EXPERIENCE. FRIENDLY STAFF. WAIT TIME A BIT LONG BUT IT'S WORTH THE WAIT.
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love him
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I always love coming here , very respectful and I’m always in and out , I will highly recommend !!!!
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Dr Nitkin was great. Yeah staff were the rudest I've ever dealt with.
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I’ve been seeing Dr.Nitkin for a few years and nothing but great experiences! Very professional and informative. Amazing doctor and I’ve been through a few gynecologist. He’s a keeper.
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Very informative meeting. Just an annual check up for me but the Dr. Nitkin helped me to understand things that were not part of the routine checkup procedures. I can tell this Dr and his staff truly care about women’s healthand do what’s in their power to help and inform.
Less than 1 year ago
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The doctor gave me prescriptions for 2 completely different type of birth controls and told me to go on blogs to choose which I thought was best. The nurse called me 8 times after my visit and confusion with the pharmacysince this office lists the wrong number- each time she yelled louder and was increasingly more condescending.
Less than 1 year ago
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Kind doctor, honest as well. Would definitely recommend.
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Everyone was very nice. He does things pretty old school and trys to make sure if you dont need medication, he hive alternate ways to help.
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Great doctor
Less than 1 year ago
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Gave me attitude cause I couldn't handle the pain of the iud ! The office itself looks sketchy and they make you pee in plastic cubs, no lid nothing
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Despite listing the precise reason for my appointment when I booked, when I saw him, he refused to perform the device (remove birth control from my arm), made me feel bad for getting it in the first place and told meto go to Planned Parenthood which was an enormous waste of my time. Curt and unhelpful.
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Dr. Nitkin listened to my concerns, did the proper testing and gave me my diagnosis. He spent an adequate amount of time with me and made sure to give a proper assessment. Thank you!
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My first visit and this dr has been able to tell me things that no other dr has ever brought me to tears.
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Was a good visit the wait was a bit long Because of being a new patient but everyone there were nice and professional
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Great as always
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I felt very well taken care of and comfortable. Dr. Leon Nitkin and his team were very efficient and very personable. I am glad I went.
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This was a terrible experience. The office at 375 Jay Street is run down and dirty looking. The reception area looks extremely disorganized. The receptionist was noticeably flustered and often rude. I told her that I filled in all of myinformation on ZocDoc. But it didn't appear that anyone read my information or even my reason for visit! I had booked an emergency visit for nipple pain. They treated me like I was there for an annual visit including blood work, PAP smear, etc. The receptionist charged me a copay before I was seen by the doctor. The waiting room was so packed that people were standing because they didn't have enough chairs. I waited for ONE HOUR AND 45 MINUTES before the doctor saw me. The doctor rushed through a bunch of routine questions with me, and assumed I was there for my annual check up to renew my birth control. I felt like I wasn't given a chance to speak! I finally managed to say that I was experiencing nipple pain. He sends me into the exam room, gives me a paper sheet and tells me to undress. The nurse opened the door while I was topless in the exam room and was shocked to see I was in there. She kept the door open as she turned to ask the doctor why I was there (other patients could see me in the exam room!). The doctor told me my diagnosis before looking at my nipple. I felt that he was not thorough, and I did not trust his word, especially since I wasn't able to tell him everything that I felt I needed to tell him about the situation. I needed to wait to check out with the receptionist. She tried to schedule me for a follow up appointment. We argued back and forth because I said that I didn't need a follow up appointment and she said that I did. After announcing to her (in front of everyone in the waiting room) that I was there due to nipple pain, I finally got her to understand that I didn't have any tests done and I didn't have a routine visit, it was an emergency visit AS I WROTE IN MY ZOCDOC INFORMATION and that I would NOT be coming back. I was embarrassed. The whole interaction made me very uncomfortable.
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receptionist verified my insurance said I was covered I paid a co payment and then received a bill
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He's humorous, the appt was over very quick
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As always excellent
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Nitkin was amazing. He and his team made me feel very comfortable and it was a pleasant experience.
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He's the best. Amazing doctor! Won't go anywhere else
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Dr. Nitkin is very professional and respectful. He gives great advice and is always willing to speak options with you. He shows care and works with you in suggesting to switch birth control methods etc. Highly recommended.
More than 1 year ago
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He's was very professional and I feel calm.
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This place is very outdated and almost dirty. They should do something with that super tiny exam room. I am petit and could barely move in there and the nurse was right next to me whole time while I am changing.Such an displeasurable experience. And also, people included a doctor and staff are all stubborn and rude. They don't listen just command you. Absolutely not my type of doctor's office.
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He is judgmental and not clear in his recommendations.
More than 1 year ago
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He's awesome and he knows a lot about a lot. Very matter of fact. And great great staff, they make you feel at ease. Going to the doctors is never fun but these people didn't make it feel like a chore. I appreciate them.
More than 1 year ago
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Very caring doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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He is awesome very hands on , gentle, kind . He is very polite and respectful. He is the first male gyn doctor i have ever had and I was very comfortable with him.
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I can't describe how sorry I am that I didn't punch this man in the face when he told me, while I was in the stirrups, "that's what wrong with this country; white women like you don't have babies like theimmigrants." He told me how easy it would be for me to give birth because my hips are good for it. Women are nothing but baby machines to this bigoted pig.
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Everyone from the receptionist to the doctor was spectacular! They know how to make people feel comfortable and overall they were fast and efficient.
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Very professional and thorough
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Doctor was nice and easy to speak with. Nurses were nice as well.
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I had a pretty terrible experience here. Dr nitkins employees (all women) were generally great, but he was unprofessional and demeaning. I felt like I was being talked down to, my concerns were discounted and ignored, and I was basically forcedinto scheduling a procedure for a new IUD that I neither asked about or wanted. If you are at all sensitive to blatant misogyny, do not go to this doctor for any of your women's health needs. Ever.
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Staff very friendly and pleasant Office was very clean and comfortable
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Very gracious and professional, while his staff were extremely personable and efficient.
More than 1 year ago
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The receptionists at this practice are exceptionally rude, to the point of being heartless. I was keeled over in pain and treated like a nuisance, both on the telephone and in person. The doctor made many inflammatory statements that turnedout to be completely untrue, and sent me away with a prescription. I ended up in the ER a few hours later and was diagnosed with a severe infection in my colon, something that this doctor completely missed while speculation I had an STD or uterine infection. If I had listened to this doctor I could have actually died from sepsis. Overall an incredibly horrible experience from start to finish.
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I arrived at 12:40 for my 12:45 appointment but I wasn't seen until 1:50. Apparently, the receptionist was stuck trying to figure out my health insurance but I would've appreciated it if she gave me an update instead of making mewait over an hour to see the doctor. Once that was sorted out, I was called in pretty quickly. Dr. Nitkin was very professional and answered all my questions. He scheduled me for a follow-up sonogram the next day, and it was only then that I really enjoyed my experience. The nurse technician was SUPER friendly and walked me through the entire process. She made an effort getting to know me, asking questions and talking to me so I wouldn't focus on the ultrasound until after it was done. Then she explained the results as best as she could and told me I'd receive more results in my follow-up appointment. To sum up, I really liked the nurse here. The doctor's okay. Will probably come back again just because the office is so close to my work.
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At first I was a little skeptical because the office doesn't look very professional and the receptionist area seems a little disorganized. I was then reassured when I talked to the doctor...but then became weary again when they took me intoan old, dimly lit exam room. I would definitely not recommend this place. I had an annual PAP exam and an ultrasound. The office then proceeded to send me three different requests for payment (of pretty large sums) via the insurance...I honestly think they're scamming the insurance company. I'm going to find another doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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It was really good,this was my first time and I felt a little uncomfortable at first but then I kinda warmed up to the whole experience. I would definitely recommend him .
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I am honestly astounded that Dr. Nitkin has a 4.5 star rating, and after seeing him, I wish I had read the negative reviews more carefully, because they much more accurately reflect what my experience was like. I made an appointmentfor a Pap smear, blood work, and to renew my birth control prescription. Dr. Nitkin was almost an hour late to my appointment. Before doing the Pap smear, he brought me into his office for a consultation. I told him I needed to renew my birth control and that I was having concerns about the estrogen level of my current prescription, so he suggested a different level of estrogen. He asked if I wanted kids soon, and I said no, to which he responded, "you're still a kid yourself." This mildly creepy comment should have been my first red flag. When he brought me into the exam room, he started talking to the nurse as if I wasn't there, and was talking negatively about another patient, saying they were a "bad patient." It made me extremely uncomfortable. Then, when he was doing the exam, he said, "you could have five babies in the next five years, no problem." I thought he was joking so I laughed, to which he responded, "I'm serious." I had already specifically told him that I wasn't ready for children, and this comment made me even more uncomfortable, and honestly pretty angry, too. It made me feel like a farm animal being judged for breeding. After doing the Pap smear and drawing my blood, they insisted I needed a sonogram. Again, I was not trying to get pregnant, and I didn't have concerns about ovarian cysts, so I was confused as to why this needed to be done. But after the bizarre and uncomfortable experience in the exam room, I was so disoriented that I didn't think to protest, and the next thing I knew I was whisked into another exam room (that honestly looked like it used to be a closet) to have the sonogram done. After all was said and done, Dr. Nitkin failed to call in my birth control prescription, and when he finally did, it was the incorrect level of estrogen, with no refills. I returned a few weeks later to retrieve my test results, and Dr. Nitkin informed me that my Pap smear did not register, so I had to make a THIRD appointment to redo it. I told him I would call and make the appointment (I did not intend to because my experience thus far had been so abysmal). Today I called back to try and solve the refills problem. They said I need ANOTHER sonogram, and they said they can't give me any refills unless I make the third appointment to redo the Pap smear that Dr. Nitkin botched the first time. And I still don't have my birth control. Any doctor, ESPECIALLY a gynecologist, should put their patient's needs first. It should be a safe, comfortable, and judgement-free experience. I felt completely the opposite after my appointment with Dr. Nitkin. He is sexist, disorganized, and irresponsible. It was the worst experience I've ever had with any doctor, ever. I highly recommend going with a different gynecologist.
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I made an appointment near my work to quickly renew my birth control (I'd had all needed exams within the past 4 months and brought paperwork to verify that; in retrospect, I should have just called the doctor I originally sawfor those exams to get a prescriptions). The doctor did not arrive to the office until 45 minutes after my appointment time. During our appointment, he asked me only four questions, one of which was whether I'd ever had anal sex. I responded that I had never been asked that question in an obgyn visit before, and he said I would not be concerned if I'd been a good girl. I asked for a written prescription and to leave immediately. The prescription did not have a date on it so the pharmacy would not fill it, and I ended up calling my original doctor to get a prescription. Then, five months later (yesterday), I called Dr. Nitkin's office asking them to call in the prescription I never filled. They responded that I needed to come in for an exam, blood work, etc. I said I was not interested in coming in because the doctor had made sexist comments and that I did not feel comfortable. The nurse insisted that a) doctors cannot call in prescriptions and b) that I could not legally get a prescription without blood work. However, after I mentioned medical malpractice, the nurse put me on hold, then came back to let me know they would call in the prescription. Although I have serious concerns about the operational soundness of this practice, my primary issue is that the doctor made me feel unsafe. In day-to-day life, an older man calling a younger woman "sweetheart" or a "good girl" is sexism. However, in a doctor's office - especially the office of someone charged with protecting women's sexual health - this is sexual harassment and malpractice. If you value your time, financial resources, dignity, and/or safety, do not book an appointment at this office.
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