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Dr. Maria Betancourt graduated with a B.A. in Biology from Cornell University in 1981. She did research and performed radioimmuneassays for the Endocrine Department of New York University. The research was investigating the effect of Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone on various hormones from the brain. In 1982 she began her medical school trainig at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark. She graduated in 1986 and also completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology from 1986–1990 at UMDNJ University Hospital. Dr. Betancourt began her private practice in 1991 and became board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1994. She is fluent in Spanish and English. Her expertise is in colposcopy, contraceptive management, and menopausal care. She also has a special interest in abnormal uterine bleeding.
Verified Patient Reviews
Great Doctor! Took her time to listen and understand my issues. I am a very picky patient and Dr Betancourt truly impressed me.
Overall quick visit. The initial paperwork had questions that I hadn't seen any previous doctors asked, and I wondered why not, they seemed relevant and necessary. Much appreciated. Dr. Betancourt was kind and informative. She also had very warm hands, which is always much appreciated.
As always my visit was excellent, office staff are pleasant and professional. I was taken care of immediately and referrals were waiting for me before I was ready to leave.
She is really wonderful and helpful. I did the myRisk test and I recommend all woman do it
I'm so greatful for Dr. Betancourt. She always takes her time to listen to concerns and is thoughtful about treatments and recommendations. She makes me feel at ease.
Dr. Maria is the most amazing doctor. I searched through ZocDoc for about a month for a OBGYN and after a long search I came across her profile. I did hesitate but I still schedule my appointment. I can in today a bit nervous but after meeting her talking to her I couldn’t be happier. She made me feel comfortable. She explain the procedure she was good to do with me during my visit. I would definitely recommend her to anyone. She’s very caring and she listens to any questions you might have. Her entire staff is friendly. Very welcoming. 5 Star Doctor.
Staff was really friendly, including Dr. Betancourt! She made me feel very comfortable and at ease.
Dr. Betancourt was very nice, professional and efficient. She made the visit quick and painless.
I had been appointed to dr. Betancourt only once out of a few times I visited her practice, but all my experiences were great. The nurses and front desk were always very helpful. However, if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy, this practice doesn’t have their own sonogram equipment, which is inconvenient if you can’t get an appointment elsewhere on the day you need it done, or if you have to wait for results to come in and schedule a follow up... it becomes impractical.
Pretty nice office everything was clean and well maintained
Honestly I have never felt more uncomfortable - I have never experienced pain or discomfort during my annual appointment or colposcopy and I did both time I visited Dr. Betancourt. She was not gentle and when I told her the tools she used were hurting me she did nothing to adjust or help the discomfort. It was honestly a traumatizing experience, and I have never felt this way before when attending other OBGYN offices.
Maria is very informative and was very professional thank you for seeing me today
First time patient - she was great / very professional (and was thorough in explaining options/ answering questions)
She sets a very comfortable motherly yet professional tone to your visit. Addresses your concerns and personally gets back to you on any questions She or you may have.
I don't like that they make you go down the hall to provide the urine sample, instead of the perfectly good bathroom they have in the office.
Probably the easiest most stress-free OB/GYN visit I have ever had.
I liked this doctor and the staff were very nice. Doctor was excellent
She was thorough in her questions and very nice during the consult!
she is nice, professional, to the point, no wait time.
This was my first visit to see Dr. Betancourt. I really liked her. She was professional yet concerned enough. Very nice balance. Will definitely see her again.
My appointment was to see Dr. Maria Betancourt, but instead of that they made me be seeing by another Dr. Rahela, she is a good Dr. But she was not the Dr. That I was looking for, and at the front desk they never told me about it and I thought that Dr. Rahela was the nurse that's why i didn't said a word. So is not a bad review just make sure you are going to be seeing by the doctor you want.
Excellent bedside manner, answers all of my questions and very attentive. Short wait and friendly staff.
very helpful, thorough.
Dr. Betancourt and her support team are thorough, knowledgeable, and respectful of your time. Thank you!
She's very informative and actually listened to my concerns. She did not rush through my visit and that's very important to me.
Very cordial and professional office. Dr. Betancourt is very straight forward. Really nice nurses.
Not a fan of the staff members; not friendly. Every year with attitude, when calling manager of clinic cuts off people while speaking and loses patience
Quick to the point and easy.
I've been a patient for years and always have a great experience at Dr. Betancourt's office.
Nurse was amazing - and Dr. Betancourt was professional but friendly, quick and to-the-point
It was great. Have no complaints
The nurse practitioner (?) who saw me before Dr. Betancourt to take my basic information and enter it into their system was very sweet, but seemed to have a lot of difficulty with the computer.
Dr. Betancourt is always friendly, professional, and knowledgeable.
Great GYN. She was quick and thorough which is exactly what I want for an annual check up! I found her to be trustworthy and easy to talk to and again, very efficient!
Everyone was so nice, friendly and professional! Glad with my choice to see her for my yearly exams.
Felt a bit rushed, but overall okay visit.
My appointment with Dr. Betancourt went very well. I felt very comfortable even though obgyn appointments aren't necessarily the most comfortable experiences. She was very helpful and informative and I would definitely recommend her to anyone.
Brisk and to the point. I didn't have a complex issue and was in and out quickly. I'd be a little hesitant to recommend this physician if you have ongoing health issues since the office is utilitarian and they cannot perform certain procedures in-house.
Dr. Betancourt is everyhing you want in a doctor. She makes you comfortable almost immediately, actually listens, and makes recommendations.
Nice and pleasant doctor and nice receptionists. Glad I found them!
Great doctor, answered all of my questions, did seem a little rushed but overall I like her a lot.
The office is clean and modern and the technology was up to date. Hygienist was gentle and thorough! She was very considerate and made sure I was comfortable throughout the cleaning. Overall a great experience. Will be back!
Dr. Betancourt is friendly and informative, she always listens to my questions or concerns. I recommend her!
I really appreciated how Dr. Betancourt took the time to listen to what I had to say. She had good advice for overall health in addition to being knowledgeable about IUDs. Will be coming back!
The office was very clean. The receptionists were nice. Dr. Betancourt was great. I told her my history and concerns. She was informative and to the point.
Dr. Betancourt was a breath of fresh air. In the past, I've had long waiting times in waiting rooms/examination rooms and poor bedside manner. This was not the case here. I probably waited about 10 minutes in the waiting room and then another 5 in the examination room. Dr. Betancourt was friendly, and informative, and helped answer some questions I had. I was searching for a new gynecologist (this is my 3rd one in 4 years) and I'm very happy to finally find someone that meets my needs.
She is a great doctor, listens to everything you have to say. I never feel rushed, the nurse is also great. Very clean facility and I keep coming back.
New state of the art offices and the blood lab is right next door. Very nice
Very nice and professional.
Great experience. I arrived early and was seen about ten minutes earlier than I was scheduled. Dr. Betancourt was kind, professional and answered all my questions. Staff was equally professional. Office is very clean and centrally located. Would recommend.
Wonderful Doctor! Made me feel very comfortable. Great office staff as well.
Had a early morning appointment so there was no waiting, the nurse and Doctor were very nice made me feel very comfortable about any concerns I had.
I found Dr. Betancourt to be professional, and attentive to my concerns. I felt completely comfortable speaking with her, and all my concerns were addressed. I highly recommend Dr. Betancourt. Also, the staff was extremely courteous and helpful.
She was very professional and friendly, and she answered all my questions.
Although my visit was quick (I was just in for my routine exam), I felt comfortable talking to the doctor. I had an early-morning appointment, so there was barely any wait at all.
She was very welcoming and easy to talk to. She is very knowlegeable. Her staff is wonderful.
The nurse was a bit dry but Dr. Bentancourt was super sweet, very caring energy and listened to my problems as well as gave me great medical advise. The examination was quick yet thorough and the office was very pleasant including the front desk staff.
She's very nice, attentive, and personable. She made me feel comfortable and listened to all of my concerns.
Very professional and courteous staff
I had a horrible experience at this office. They performed tests that I did not ask for. Then, I received a bill for those tests and I was unaware that they were performed. I had to deal with the lab and it turns out the office had written my insurance information down incorrectly. When I called the office and explained my frustrations they were unapologetic (I had to call three times, left two voicemails and no one ever called me back). I was extremely disappointed with how Dr. Betancourt and her office staff handled the situation and needless to say This was by far the worst experience I have ever had with a Doctor's office to date. I will never return to this office nor could I ever recommend her to another patient.
Great visit!! Doctor was fast and efficient. Would highly recommend!!!
Have been a patient for over 15 years. Can't ask for a better professional in a GYNECOLOGY doctor.
Dr. Betancourt was very professional and helpful!
Short wait, very friendly bed side manners! She was knowledgeable and very helpful.
I've been a patient of Dr. Betancourt for years now . She's great , easy to talk to and efficient . Her office is really warm so don't wear many layers , But besides that I have no complaints
Great doctor! Great front desk staff!
Dr. Betancourt was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. This was my first doctor's visit since moving to New York so I was nervous. However, she made me feel extremely comfortable and answered any questions that I had. She was also informative in regards to certain predispositions that run in my family and how to prevent them. She was great and I will definitely be returning.
I went to Dr. Betancourt for my annual exam and decided to also ask her about some stomach issues I had been having and if they could possibly be related to endemetriosis. She was completely dismissive of my concerns and did not dicuss any other possibilities or possible remedies - the "conversation" lasted about 1.5 minutes. She then begrudgingly wrote me a referall to get a sonogram. During this visit, she did no additional testing and only a bare bones exam (did not exam breasts, stomach, etc). She then had her office code my appointment differently because I asked her about other concerns while I was there and she does not feel this qualifies as a "wellness exam." She should make sure future patients know they are not allowed to ask questions during their exam or fear being charged for "additional services." I highly recommend finding another doctor to go to.
Dr. Betancourt and her team are all kind, gentle and thorough.
I really like doctor a lot who apologized for being late and explained all my questions in detail and listened to all my concerns.
Dr. Betancourt was friendly, caring and informative- I am very pleased with my first visit to her office
I have been long searching for a OBGYN. Today was my first appointment with Dr. Betancourt and she was great! She is very professional and easy to talk to. She answered all of my dumb questions. I didn't feel rushed like you so often do with doctors in New York. The office was packed but I got in right away. All of the support staff was warm and knowledgable. By the time I got back to my office my prescriptions had been called in and were being processed. My only criticism is that the office was a little run down. But given the high traffic they clearly have it's very understandable.
The facility looks run down. The reception staff could be friendlier.
She was nice, professional - good bedside manner.
Dr. Maria Betancourt was great. The nurses, and the people at the counter on the other hand were not friendly and not welcoming.
First time seeing Dr. Betancourt -- I went during my lunch break and was in and out! The office is super efficient and the doctor has great bedside manner. An easy recommendation and I'm happy to go back!
En general el tiempo de espera es muy corto. La enfermera amable y diligente. La Dra habla muy bien español, escucha lo que el paciente tiene que decir y me ha dado seguimiento por telefono con los asuntos relacionados a mis citas. Recomendado.
Great doctor, super nice staff and comfortable and clean waiting area.
She's great - best OGBYN office and Dr. I've been to.
Very informative. Would definitely recommend!!
My overall visit with Dr. Betancourt was easy and proficient. I had an early 8AM appointment, so there was no wait to see the doctor. Although the employees and doctor we accommodating and pleasant, I will not return to this office. I found the patient room to be very dirty and not well kept. I would not feel comfortable returning to the office because it is not fully sanitary. However for a one time, emergency visit it was fine.
Always a pleasure to see Dr. Betnacourt and her staff. Followed her and the practice to this office,years ago. Will continue to see her as long as she will have me.
I love Dr. Betancourt. As a long time patient I can't say enough great things about her. She is very thorough and she listens. I highly recommend her. Her front desk staff are amazing as well. Her office is very efficient.
Dr Betancourt efficiently answered my questions and provided my results quickly!
I really like that there is no wait time when I go in ( i usually make morning appointments) and that I'm done in about 20 minutes.
Dr. Betancourt was very friendly and helpful. She asked thoughtful questions, and I didn't feel rushed at all. I was seen right away, and her office staff is also very professional.
Dr. Betancourt is lovely! She is so kind and very down to earth. The appointment was not rushed but very efficient. I would highly recommend her!
The doctor, her nurses, and the front desk were all very kind. Dr. Betancourt took detailed notes regarding my personal and family health issues. She listened to all of my concerns and took time to address each one. She was extremely attentive for the duration of the visit and although she was running behind (which she sincerely apologized for), she did not rush me out.
Wait was long and I was rushed out. All I came in to get was prescribed birth control. Dr. Betancourt was not knowledgeable of the different types of birth control (or if she was, then she refused to share this with me) or insurance coverage. And that's pretty ridiculous for a gynecologist to not be able to provide that information. It was a waste of my time and I won't go back.
Helpful and friendly front desk! The doctor is friendly, understanding, and knowledgeable!
Staff was amazing and friendly. Dr. Betancourt was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. She made me comfortable and I would definitely recommend friends and family to her.
I am very satisfied with her and her staff services
I've been going to Dr Betancourt's office for over 4 years and have nothing bad to say.
Maria is great and makes patients very comfortable. I think the nurses could be a little friendlier.
Thorough and efficient, asks of any concerns, and almost no waiting time as always. I really like Dr. Betancourt and will continue having her as my gyn.
I have gone to Dr. Betancourt for over 2 years now. It is always a wonderful experience when you meet her. Don't opt for the nurse practitioner, however. Always ask for Dr. Betancourt.
She was excellent. Very kind and took her time with me to answer all of my questions.
amazing!!!! honestly I have seen so many different gynos over the past decade and have had such horrible experiences-- but Dr. Betancourt was the most patient, calming, genuine doctor I have ever seen in my life. She answered all of my questions slowly and thoroughly- and didn't brush off any question or concern I raised. Ive finally found my gyno!
Horrible, she's very cold in her delivery regarding bad news. She just wants you to keep coming back to collect from the insurance company and collect your copay. Went to a different Dr. and everything was resolved quickly and with a warm bedside manner. The office had me as a cancelled appointment when I had just confirmed two days prior. I had to wait for over an hour to be seen. Do not recommend!
Really nice, professional and was considerate of the fact that I was nervous.
I've been going to Maria Betancourt for 3 years now. She's the perfect balance of professional and caring. I definitely feel that I can trust her opinion and ask her any questions. There is occasionally a wait if you go during a busy time, but aside from that my experience has been only positive.
She is great
She is amazing!
Dr. Betancourt was professional and friendly, made some recommendations of other things I can do for my health that are really helpful. Inspired both trust and confidence; I'll definitely keep seeing her!
The best was that They respect people's appointment time and take you on time.
She's great. She's laid back and makes you feel at ease. Tell her your concerns, she'll address them. Highly recommended!
Liked the experience overall! Waited about half an hour to see the doctor. Her conversation with me was quick but thorough. Good bedside manner and pleasant staff!
Dr. Betancourt is highly professional, gentle, and friendly. My annual exam was thorough but took a short period of time. I was led into the patient exam room pretty much immediately — no wait time.
i really liked dr. betancourt. my insurance no longer covers her or i'd still be a patient of hers.
She is good but very busy. I had been going to her for 3 years and she didn't remember any details about me. I understand these MDs see a lot of patients every day, many only once, but she couldn't be bothered to read my chart before I got there? Should I have to give my whole health history every time I go?
Arrived about forty minutes early and was still seen promptly and was all finished before my original appointment time! That was a wonderful surprise! I did not feel rushed at all and all my questions were answered. Friendly staff and warm, welcoming environment. Another great experience.
Dr. Bentacourt was so sweet! Also felt like the actual exam only lasted 2 seconds which is great because I'm not comfortable with it.
Dr. Betancourt is always a pleasure to see.
the Dr. Was great but the receptionist that signed me in could use a lesson in customer service and pleasantry. If you walk into the Dr.'s Office, she sat on the far left. She was very unpleasant to deal with. She didn't want to help me find my policy number and went out of her way to be rude. Her manners are just terrible. On my way out I told her the doctor wanted me to come back in 3mos and she gave me a blank stare and asked "for what" was her response. I liked the doctor but she should consider hiring someone else.
Dr Betancourt's staff is friendly and efficient, and she is informative and nonjudgemental. I would reccomend her to anyone!
Very lovely and friendly. Takes the time to speak w/you, which is a lot to say about NYC doctors!!
Professional, friendly and quick!
Pleasant, quick, and comfortable! Dr. Betancourt was a gem - she made me feel happy and well aware of every step of the process.
Waiting room leaves a bit to be desired and office can be noisy, but Dr. Betancourt was extremely friendly, answered all of my questions, and made me very comfortable.
A great experience as she was very friendly and willing to take as much time as I needed to answer all my questions.
I wouldn't want to see anyone else. She and her staff are all terrific.
Dr. Betancourt was very friendly and reassuring. I felt like I could trust her immediately.
She is a great Dr. She is very attentive and caring. Did not rush through my visit and that's very important important to me. She's also holistic...she's concern for my total health. I am thrilled that I have found such a wonderful doctor. I have search for quite a while trying to find the right GYN doctor and I finally did. She's definitely a keeper!
Very professional. Nice clean office.
She's great! No complaints at all. The nurses are friendly and pleasant as well!
She is great. Have seen her twice now. Very efficient and always answers my questions.
I was a new patient so it took time to be seen. But she was a great doctor
I visited Maria Betancourt because of all the wonderful reviews on ZocDoc. It was my first time at an ob-gyn (I'm 22 yrs old) and I was extremely nervous. I read that the front desk was extremely welcoming but i found them to be rather rude and judgmental. They moved my appointment around twice with no apologies. When I arrived, the front desk didn't smile at me and just handed me forms. The space is rather dingy and I didn't feel clean in the bathroom. When I finally met Maria Betancourt, I didn't find her as warm as the other reviews. She made small talk but I felt as if she was very judgmental when asking me personal questions (kind of like a pondering, stern mother). However, i did appreciate that she walked me through the procedure since it was my first time. When I was finished and went to the front desk again, I saw something on my bill I didn't recognize. When the receptionist explained it to me, she was definitely judging me and I wanted to leave as quickly as possible. From the first phone call to the end of my first visit, there were no smiles, good mornings, thank yous or have a nice days. I will not be going back.
Dr Betancourt made me feel comfortable and that is important for an OBGYN. She was concise and gave me the facts and did not judge me at all.
I had to wait over an hour to see the Dr. Betancourt. I told both the receptionist and the nurse to let her know I had my period, but no one seemed to communicate this information to the doctor. She then wanted to examine me, but I had already told her (in the room) that I had my period and could not be examined due to heavy flow. She then scoffed at me and only then began to address the reason I had come into the doctor in the first place. Overall, I felt unwelcome and uncomfortable.
She is professional yet makes you feel comfortable. She made sure all concerns were addressed and gave a thorough examination.
Great visit - quick and simple but efficient
Dr. Betancourt has a wonderful bedside manner. She's asks the questions your GYN should ask, as well as makes you feel at ease asking her anything you want to know. Excellent Doctor!
addressed my questions and was thorough since I was a new patient. I will continue to see her
She was really wonderful. great bedside manner. Really put me at ease. I would've liked to spend a little more time with her going over my questions but I understand these days getting additional time is rare. She was great with the time we had.
Very nice office. Dr. Betancourt listened to all my concerns and made great recommendations.
Dr. Betancourt was very nice and professional. What is typically a pretty uncomfortable circumstance, she made seamless and easy.
Dr. Betancourt was knowledgable and thorough with the exam. She also answered the questions that I had. Will definitely be back to her for my next appointment.
My first visit with Dr. Maria is pleasant. as other reviews said, her team is really friendly. My wait time is less than I expected. I was call right after I handed my fill out form for first time patience. never been to any doctor office in NYC that is super fast like this. reminded me of home where I had a premium healthcare. this visit has absolutely changed my perception about gyn doctor in the US.
She's awesome !!!! Staff is great..and the doctor always takes great care of me. She's very understanding, patient, and knows what she's doing !! Also the facility is big, and clean.
Dr. Betancourt and her staff treated me with professionalism and courtesy. I definitely recommend her...
I liked Dr. Betancourt, and the exam was fast and efficient. The office is busy and the wait was a bit long, but I'd rather be a patient at a busy office--it means the doctors are popular. I was able to get an appointment right away (24 hours!), even as a new patient, which was fantastic. The front desk staff were very polite and friendly. I prefer doctors who are on the ZocDoc network; it makes scheduling so much easier.
I loved her and will definitely keep going to her.
been going to her for many years - more than satisfied!
many times people will rave about their doctor but have issues with "the front desk". the "front desk" women at Dr Betancourt's office couldn't have been nicer.
Very nice office almost no wait time, the Dr. seemed very knowledgeable and pleasant. I will definitely go back.
It was one of her associates. She was quick and to the point, but the wait was very annoying. I was lucky I got an appointment so quickly! But that's why I love zocdoc, it showed me a cancellation and I took it!
consistent with other gyno appts i have had in the past as for protocol. she definitely didn't waste time/was quick but was more than happy to thoroughly answer any question i had and didn't make me feel like she was rushing to get in and out etc. overall she made me feel very comfortable.
She was very pleasant and fast, answered all my questions
The entire office staff was courteous and professional, and Dr. Betancourt had a great bedside manner and provided a lot of useful advice and feedback to my concerns.
Dr. Betancourt is very nice and listens to whatever your concern is, offering her insight.
I loved her...
Dr. Betancourt was very professional, helpful, and quick. Her office is well run by friendly and efficient people. I highly recommend this practice.
I selected her when I needed a new ob-gyn after moving. She was great. Very personable, asked a lot of question. The visit was not rushed and the office is in a really nice space. I am sending referrals.
Honestly the best Obgyn I've seen to date -thorough, listens, and concerned about your health overall- and her bedside manner is instilled in the whole office as well! (Very kind nurses, office assistants, etc.)
My experience with Dr. Betancourt was very pleasant. Her staff is polite, efficient and helpful. I did not wait, or even sit down in the waiting room, but was taken immediately back to a room. The office and rooms are humble but neat and well laid-out, and the suite has a friendly atmosphere about it. Dr. Betancourt saw me right away. She was thoughtful and thorough when meeting me and getting my health history. She took time to discuss with me my concerns and offered multiple options and information to help resolve them. Her exam was comfortable. When there was an uncertainty about my insurance coverage for a particular procedure, she let me know in advance so that I could call for more information, rather than going ahead and footing me a large bill. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Betancourt and feel confident transferring my care to her office.
Dr Betancourt was very professional and friendly. She was easy to talk to and put me right at ease. I would highly recommend her!
My annual exam with Dr. Betancourt was a breeze.
Staff was great - really pleasant, which is a rarity in NYC, and a positive reflection on the practice overall. I arrived on time and was brought to the back right away, though I waited for 10 minutes in the exam room for Dr. Betancourt. Dr. Betancourt is definitely no-nonsense and efficient (i.e. no small talk at all - I was a new patient and she didn't ask me anything about myself), but she was pleasant, respectful and thorough. I'm glad that I chose her to be my new GYN.
This was my first visit with Dr. Betancourt. The staff at the reception desk were pleasant. I was called within 10 minutes of arriving. Dr. Betancourt asked questions, took her time listening to my concerns and overall, made me feel very comfortable.
She was quite pleasant, Very knowledgable and made me feel comfortable.
Awesome. Excited to have an attentive new doctor.
wonderful doctor-very thorough and easy to talk to
They didnt have my appointment in their system even though they called me to confirm it roughly three weeks prior. That's just confusing to me.
She was very nice and so easy to talk to. It's always a nice quality to have in a obgyn doctor. I will definitely go back for my checkups