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Annual Pap Smear / GYN Exam
375 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201
1120 Brighton Beach Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11235

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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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Very gracious and professional, while his staff were extremely personable and efficient.

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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 me wait 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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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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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 turned out 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 loved it, other than me having to wait more than an hour. My appointment was at 2:30 & I arrived at 2:30 on the dot & was finally seen around 3:45

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Great doctor and really kind and professional staff. Thank you

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All staff were kind and quick to assist. The only thing I would mention is that as a patient you can hear some things the doctor is discussion with other patients in adjacent room, which may be off-putting for some.

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Basically called me fat without really using the term. I came to see a GYN, but felt like I was talking to a dietitian... Even offered me some diet pills. If you are not a skinny twig, DONT GO SEE HIM. Any sign of excess fat, we will deem as overweight and unhealthy. AVOID

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Very enlightening !

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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 into an 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.

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Visit was great, Dr. Nitkin and his team were very knowledgeable, kind and efficient. He had a good sense of humor while also providing me with a ton of information during our consultation.

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Very professional and best doctor ever!!!

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It was great.

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Dr.Nitkin is extremely knowledgeable and he solved an issue (or what I thought it was an issue) that other doctors couldn't do for me in over a year! I am so happy to have found him and I would highly 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 appointment for 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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Dr. Nitkin was pleasant and professional, but I felt a bit rushed. The office staff was efficient. The one standout was Agnes who did my sonogram. She was friendly, informative, and obviously loves her job. Overall, I would say the visit was satisfactory and I would recommend Dr. Nitkin for routine care.

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My first visit with the doctor was excellent. Very easy to talk too and thorough with all the exams h took. Took time to explain everything to me. Love him i found my doctor finally.

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I would recommend this dr to all females. He was polite , information and asked a lot of questions (important) . Small space but very clean

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For the right personality type, this doctor is a great find. Women who seek a doctor that is quick, efficient and deal with personal topics in a non-emotional manner will love this doctor. For those who need a doctor that will respond emotionally and inquizative will be disappointed here. Dr. Nitkin is very knowledgable, up to date and accurate judge of character. His staff is experienced and polite but not overly helpful as overwhelmed with tasks and swiftness of appointments. The office is surprisingly clean (compared with most other doctors who accept Medicaid) with an attempt to make the rooms less sterile: low lighting, wall paper, pictures of flowers, etc. Tip 1: you can only get results in person by appointment. If this does not work for you, find a different doctor. Tip 2: Appointments start at noon, with several people scheduled at same time, so first to show up/put name on list goes first. And yes, often run late but in/out in 15min. So you end up on time.

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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 saw for 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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My appointment with Dr. Nitkin wasn’t pleasant today. Maybe he was having a bad day. I felt Dr. Nitkin was in sensitive and insulting. I made the appointment to get my Pap smear results and to discuss my menopause symptoms. He informed me that I’m not going to feel the way that I did when I was fourteen years old. I’m a soon to be 59 year old woman who had a total hysterectomy in 2014. I’m very much aware that I’m not going to feel that way I used to. The other remark was the reason that I’m suffering from menopause is because I’m fat. I consider Dr. Nitkin to be a great doctor, but I feel he can be a little more sympathetic when his patients try to explain their medical issues.

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I love Dr. Nitkin! He's super funny and charming. You would assume that going to see a gynecologist might be a little uncomfortable for you but Dr. Nitkin is so friendly and makes you feel comfortable. He is very professional and knows his stuff! If I could give 10 stars I sure would!

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Overall, Dr Leon Nitkin was friendly and put me at ease. However, I didn't feel very good about the visit after leaving his office. - This might be just me, but a nurse was present during the consultation, which made me uncomfortable. She just stood there while I was asked personal questions, and even when the doctor examined me. I thought it was invasive. - The nurses, doctor, woman at the front desk, all spoke in Russian in front of me which I thought was quite rude. - My doctor spent more time telling me a story about a previous patient (which sounded like a soap opera) than trying to help respond to my questions or offer me a potential treatment. I felt disregarded. He also kept calling me "sweetie". - Towards the end of the consultation, Dr Nitkin answered the phone while I was still in his office, speaking with him. He said he needed to take it, and that I should see myself out (in the middle of our conversation). So I had to awkwardly gather my things, and was given a thumbs up when I tried to say goodbye and ask another question. I've never had that kind of thing happen to me with a doctor before. Very puzzling.

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Dr was really gentle and professional I had pretty much no wait time and he mad m feel very comfortable!!

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Wonderful doctor, he has been my doctor for 10 years.

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Dr. Nitkin is an excellent doctor. Sometimes you are seen in a reasonable amount of time but sometimes it's a long wait. It seems that everyone is booked at the same time so everyone comes at the same time. If they used zocdoc along with real offline booking everyone will be happy. Lol. He is worth the wait though.

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I went to him for a second opinion and while I loved him, I was not exact keen about his u/s tech. She was a bit rude. He however, was extremely helpful and made some awesome suggestions. He may have saved me from an unnecessary surgery. I just know that a wack staff can bring an amazing doctor down and therefore the jury is out on whether I will make him my GYN.

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This office is incredibly poorly run and the doctor and his staff are extremely disorganized and rude. I waited an hour and fifteen minutes for my first appointment here, with no apology whatsoever or regard for the lateness of this appointment. My visit was extremely brief and I felt like I was barely seen or acknowledged by the doctor- I was in and out of his office in a matter of minutes. On my second visit I waited over an hour, once again. After waiting for 45 minutes and seeing that there were 8 other women in the waiting room who had been there before me, I nicely asked the receptionist if she could gauge how long the wait time might be. She was very rude and told me that the doctor had only just arrived and asked me what she was supposed to do about that. I was not only appalled to find out we had all been waiting almost an hour for a doctor who was not even in the office, but also with the way I was spoken to. When I asked to cancel my appointment because I had other commitments, the receptionist yelled at me. I waited fifteen more minutes (which is how long the receptionist promised me I would have to wait) and then walked out. I will never return to this office again and urge you all to never even go to begin with!

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Great staff, questionable doctor-like demeanor. If you are easily offended this is not the doctor for you.

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I'm already having a bad day, and he grabs my tummy and tells me "This has to go Cookie".

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Amazing doctor I have ever experienced!!

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He was great. Thank you

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Dr. Nitkin is a wonderful doctor and I have been a patient of his for many years. He is very thorough and he explains everything to you. Very funny also which I love about him. Lol. The wait time is much better now than it was before.

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Very good he take's his time to examining and explain everything to you,he is very polite .

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This is the worst doctor that I have ever been to. I was pregnant and was having a miscarriage. The woman doing the sonogram was nice and professional. The doctor on the other hand was horrible. I was waiting to go into his office. A couple went in first to the adjoining procedure room. The nurse then advised me to come in also to his office. That was a red flag because I'm pretty sure the previous couple could hear what was going to be said. The door to where they were wasn't even closed. He tells me the results to the test that I was pregnant and indeed was having a miscarriage. Then he says that I could come in the next day to "get this over with". He spoke to me like I was a child (I'm 25). He told his nurse "schedule this teenager for tomorrow at the other location" Excuse me? WHAT?! Then I asked about prenatal vitamins because I was trying to get pregnant and he tells me those are garbage, what you can do is lose 30 pounds because skinny women have better pregnancies and chubbier ones do not. Mind you.. I weigh 145 and am 5'0. He also said whoever tried to get you pregnant didn't do a good job. The couple in the other room heard everything he was saying to me, I have never been so embarrassed in my life. He was completely out of line and I would not recommend anyone to go here.

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It was awful. I don't care to get too much into it, but it was bad.

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Great doctor, very knowledgable. He understood right away what I needed and it was clear that my previous Gyno did not know what she was talking about. I wish I came to see doctor Nitkin sooner.

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I got to the appointment on time. I was told there would be a wait time because the doctor had come in late. When I walk into the waiting room there are six patients still waiting to be seen. I wish someone had called me before I travelled so far to get here on time. Receptionist was rude and curt . I will be looking for another Dr.

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i love the fact that he is straight forward, patient and he was very kind! He explained what i needed and didn't rush me and I've been following his instruction and have seen results

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He was kind and patient and grew answer all my questions

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