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Dr. Sophocles understands the physical issues women face from their teens through post-menopause. "Women of any age want a physician they can trust," Dr. Sophocles says. "I spend time with my patients so they can share intimate issues and complex problems." As a resident at Johns Hopkins/GBMC, Dr. Sophocles learned the importance of empathy. "A patient's trust begins when she senses you care," she says. Throughout her over 20 years as a board certified Ob/Gyn, she has also upheld the Hopkins standards of clinical excellence and innovation. Always thinking outside the box, she promoted early development of umbilical cord blood banks, and researched non-invasive ways to detect abnormal fetal chromosomes. Now, she focuses on advancing non-invasive gynecological procedures to treat vaginal dryness and uterine bleeding. "If I can improve the health and the quality of life in my patients without the use of medications or surgery, then I have helped them with less risk."
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Sophocles is informative, thorough and caring. Very little/No wait time. You do not feel rushed through your appointment and she answers all of your questions. Her support staff is wonderful! Especially Faisha Sadiq. l
The office staff are very accommodating. I was very impressed with the level of professionalism and sensitivity that was expressed by both the staff and the doctor. So glad I found this group.
Dr. Sophocles and her staff were wonderful! I highly recommend her and this office.
Very approachable, easy to talk to and she answered all of the questions that I had.
Doctor Maria Sophocles is the Doctor everybody is looking for!
Dr. Maria Sophocles is what every doctor should be---Very knowledgeable, kind, great listener, addresses concerns with you, and offers all the time you need or want to discuss any questions you may have.
Amazing! Dr Sophocles really works to understand her patients problems and then proposes a plan that she discusses thoroughly with you. She's awesome!
Dr Sophocles and her staff were all very kind and enjoyable to be around. Easy to talk to.
Dr. Sophocles is an excellent professional, treated me very respectful and with a smile on her face. Today was my 1st appointment with her. I am glad that I found her.
I enjoyed it
This was my first visit to the office and first time meeting the Doctor. I found Dr. Sophocles to be very thorough and approachable. She explained all she was doing and made me feel very comfortable.
I was pleasantly surprised by the Dr.s bedside manner and felt very comfortable.
Super friendly and informative, non judgmental and easy to talk to.
Very knowledgeable, kind and compassionate.
Doctor was very thorough and really took her time with me. Very informative and helpful! Ive been searching for a good female gyn md for so long! Will send my three sisters!!!
Dr. Sophocles listened to my concerns and was very reassuring. She thoroughly explained treatment options.
There is a very relaxing and supporting feel to Dr. Sophocles's office. Everyone is genuinely caring and very professional at this office from the secretary, to the nurse and especially Dr. Sophocles. She spent a lot of time with me, answered all of my questions in great detail, examined me carefully and offered advise for treatment. I appreciated everything about my first visit and I am really glad I have found Dr. Sophocles. P.S. All the doctors here are certified by the American Menopause society.
Dr, Sophocles has a wonderful bedside manner and was very informative!
Very thorough, talked about options, etc. Made me feel very comfortable.
I had a great initial visit. Everyone was relaxed, friendly, and extremely easy to talk to. I wouldn't hesitate to bring up a women's health issue to her if should I have one.
Dr. Sophocles is one of the most caring, attentive, knowledgeable, and overall amazing human beings I have ever met. I have never had a doctor spend so much time with me or made me feel so well cared for. She was incredibly easy to talk to and it felt like I was talking to a friend I had known for years. Not only is she a really experienced and intelligent gyn, but she is so compassionate and caring. It is obvious this is her passion and she truly cares!
Thorough, brilliant, incredibly knowledgeable, kind doctor. I am so grateful to have found her.
This was THE BEST appointment I've EVER had with a doctor. Everyone I met in the office was so nice. Dr. Sophocles explained everything to me, gave great information, and really made me feel comfortable. I felt like I've know her for years!
Wonderful and caring Doctor.
I was interested in the Mona.Lisa touch tx. Dr Sophocles took the time to explain the process of the tx I am hoping that this will work for m .
Thorough, sweet, and considerate. Thank you, staff!
The wait was longer than I would have liked, however she and her staff are very courteous, friendly, not to mention professional.
Maria is very experienced & identifies the problem very quickly & diagnosis perfectly.she is lovely,caring&professional. Good ambience & nice reception.
Highly recommend her.
She is very accommodating to each of her patients, I would recommend her to anyone I know!
Haven't kept up with check-ups as I should have so was feeling a little nervous. Dr. Sophocles understood my concerns and took the time to make me feel comfortable as well as being sure she was answering all my questions.
Dr Sophocles is the most "comfortable" GYN I've ever dealt with. I may be old fashioned, but I appreciate my intimate parts being handled with care, and respect. She is gentle, kind, thorough, and patient. I highly recommend this office and this doctor.
The doctor was great, very nice and professional, but her coordinator who interviewed me was very confused and did not seem to be sure of what she was doing. She opened the door in the middle of the examination and forgot to save the file with my information, so the doctor had to re-do it.
Knowledgeable and supportive
Dr. Sophocles genuinely cares about her patients and goes out of her way to make her patients feel comfortable. At the same time, she is very professional and highly knowledgeable. She is simply the best.
It was worth the wait as she takes her time, explains everything thoroughly, and gives you all the options.
Dr. Sophocles and her staff are highly professional, caring, personable, efficient, intelligent and medically current in terms of procedures and equipment. The physical office from the outer waiting room to the exam rooms provides a warm atmosphere and the security of a very clean environment.
Dr Sophocles is a fantastic doctor who listens to all of your concerns and answers all your questions.
She was wonderful. Very sweet. She makes you feel very comfortable. Being a plus size woman, I was so happy to see that they have cover ups to accommodate me. NO other doctor had ever considered the plus size person. I'm always in cover ups that don't cover me up! Kudos to Dr Sophocles!
I thought that she was one of the most comfortable MD's I have had. Easy to talk to and very good at discussing issues. Excellent communicator!
Wonderful experience.She is everything I've ever wanted in a gynecologist. She is bright, kind, witty, and easy to talk to about personal matters. I really can't say enough about how fortunate I am to have found her.
Very understanding of the patients needs and goes beyond other issues that affects your everyday life. Very proactive in terms of your health overall.
Dr. Sophocles is compassionate, state of the art, and completely pragmatic. Seldom do you find this kind of quality care!
Dr. Sophocles and her staff are very gentle and caring. They went the extra step to research my particular health issues and treat me accordingly. I would highly recommend them.
Dr. Sophocles is very professional and interested in providing the best possible health care. Her caring manner makes a difficult appointment very smooth and less stressful.
I always feel good with Dr. Sophocles attention to me, her explanations of procedures as well as having confidence in her capabilities and her integrity. Very nice experience all around.
It was very disappointing. While I lknow that Dr. Sophocles is competent, I felt that everyone was in a rush. The office staff was not even pleasant; they were very abrupt, announcing that they were running an hour late, and just pushing everyone through - not at all what I have experienced here in past years. Perhaps they are getting too big, or overbooking. Their patient portal is very frustrating too. While waiting, I overheard at least 3 patients complain to the staff that they were unable to access the patient portal. I had accessed it several times, but have been unable to so for the past couple weeks. The office staff was not sympathetic to anyone on that issue. I was very disappointed and felt like a number, not a patient.
Very pleased. Dr. Sophocles is very knowledgeable, understanding and thorough.
Dr Sopholec was very professional while talking with me, my son and husband. She was very responsive to my needs and was helpful in scheduling a date for operation. She even provided references for other doctors who might be able to perform the surgery earlier. I'm very satisfied with my interaction with her.
Dr Sophacles is the best Gyn I've ever had. She is so positive, very gentle, and always asks me questions, and listens attentively. It is very obvious to me she cares very much about her patients.
Very thorough, thoughtful and knowledgeable--enjoy seeing her which isn't easy to say about a GYN visit. Was also great and relatable with my teenage daughter. Really is able to put the patient at ease.
Dr. Sophocles was wonderful! She was nice and made sure I was comfortable before going through with the procedure. I got an IUD placed in and I had heard from others that it was a very painful process. Dr. Sophocles did it quickly and it was painless! I was shocked at how painless it was. She sparked up a conversation with me during the process which I think really helped to make me feel at ease. She really knows what she is doing and I had a great and quick experience!
Dr. Sophocies was very professional, personable and understanding. She explained exactly what to expect from her for the initial visit as well as on-going visits if required. In addition the staff is very friendly, and helpful especially when having to "squeeze" you in for a follow-up visit. There was absolutely no "attitude." I would highly recommend Dr. Sophocles.
Dr. Sophocles is one of a kind. She is so in tune with the issues that a women over 40 yrs old may encounter. There is so much compassion and patience from Dr. Sophocles and the staff. They really listen to you. No rushing out the door. They are aware of the latest products and procedures that can handle any issue that may be of concern from a gynecological standpoint as well as from an overall health and wellness perspective. When my young daughter is ready to see a GYN, I will be making an appointment for her to see Dr. Sophocles, that is how much I love this office.
Dr. Sophocles is a phenomenal doctor. She offers multiple solutions for issues.
She is amazing- the nicest gyn doctor I have had in a long long time. Thank you for your wonderful skill and compassion in treating me in your office!!!
I really like Dr. Sophocles but not sure it is worth the wait time - especially for an early morning appointment! Today was 1 hour and 10 minutes before I saw her - for a follow up consultation. Last time was an hour+ as well. I would have rated a wait time of this length as ONE star, not two. Again, especially early in the morning. My time is valuable as well.
She is my favorite doctor, and in my 71 years I have been to many. I feel totally comfortable with her. Her staff is wonderful too.
she is the best gynocologist I've ever met in the last 45 years of my adult life! Thank goodness I found her!
I really appreciate the care she gives. today I didn't wait at all, but I understand why sometimes you need to. Just think if it were you who took a little extra time wouldn't you want that for someone else?
I am a new patient and could not be happier with my first experience with Dr. Sophocles. She has excellent bedside manner and took the time to address all of my concerns. I felt that she listened thoroughly and did not rush me out of the office when I required an additional procedure. Her support staff was also friendly and timely. I am very happy that I chose to be a patient in this practice!
Dr. Sophocles is wonderful. She explains everything thoroughly, is patient, and discusses all possible options. Additionally, she is funny, charismatic, thoughtful and super sweet. Can't say enough positive things about her!
Dr Sophocles is compassionate and thorough. I've been her patient for 5+ years and I never feel rushed with her. She is the best physician I've ever had, and her patients are in excellent hands.
She was very nice, and took care of me right away. Very professional, and knowledgable of the field. In and out within the hour. Highly recommend her.
Dr. Sophocles takes the time to explain everything and listens with great detail. Her ethos of compassion and the patient's best interests are truly refreshing. Everyone in the office is kind and efficient, I felt like a life-long patient on my very first appointment.
She was so wonderful. Best doctor I have ever been to. Very personable And made me feel very comfortable.
I highly recommend Dr. Sophocles. She and her staff are caring, professional and address all issues you need addressed.
She is wonderful!
As a new patient, I expected more of a dialogue with her about my history, etc. Our visit seemed rushed. I am concerned about the cleanliness of the metal clamps used during pap. They were all tossed in one drawer with no sign of cleaning products around.
Dr Sophocles and all the staff were very professional and attentive. The Dr is very thorough and has excellent bed side manner.
Dr. Sophocles is smart and communicative and positive. She always makes me feel good that I am there, even if I haven't been strict about yearly visits. She is direct and helpful and always gives options about a course of action. She is personable and has a great staff. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Dr. Sophocles has a non-judgmental progressive approach to understanding my health issues related to my age and medical history. She is also very focused in discussing mutually agreed to outcome goals for my treatment & recommending other resources other than medical ones. I appreciate the comfort level she brings to technical professional discussion of personal issues.
Wow! Dr. Sophocles is a very patient, calming, and reassuring doctor. She spent time reviewing all of my questions and was thorough when giving me answers. I was surprised by how at ease I became. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Sophocles and only wish I'd found her sooner.
Dr. Sophocles is thorough, kind and informative! Her staff too were kind, answered my questions regarding the new patient portal and provided information on a question I had.
Very pleasant experience. Dr. Sophocles is extremely professional and she answers questions in a very detailed and compassionate manner.
Dr. Sophocles is a very down to earth and understanding doctor. She makes sure all the patients concerns are addressed. She's great!
A very welcoming environment - I was running late for my appointment but was told to drive safely and don't rush. Office is cozy and has lots of interesting information & good magazines. Its a busy practice & right before Xmas, but I did not feel rushed, everyone on Dr. Sophocles's team appears to care. The beautiful photographs of flowers in the exam room created a lovely ambience - more so when I found out they were taken by Dr. Sophocles. The patient online portal is excellent and gave me my test results quickly & lists my appointments. I feel assured that any question I have would be answered right away.
i like her very much even this is my first time with her. would highly recommend to everyone. its so cool to see a doctor go around to see patients with her laptop on her hands. she makes you feel very comfortable and that means a lot from an obgyn doc. she's beautiful and charming too!
Very professional as well as knowledgeable. She really does listen and it was more like chatting with a friend than seeing a doctor. The staff is also very friendly - a rarity for me and I have to see a fair amount of doctors.
Dr.Sophocles very nice person to talk with.Have bless new year.
The visit with Dr. Maria Sophocles was very pleasant. She took the time with the visit and I appreciated that kindness. This was the first visit to this office.
I liked that she talked with me and listened. Seemed to be knowledgeable
Dr. Sophocles is wonderful. She asked how I was doing and answered my questions thoroughly.
The wait time was way too long but once you see Dr. Sophocles you forget about the wait time unless it's made you behind schedule with other things.
She was very helpful in explaining the procedures and listening to my symptoms and situation. She made sure I was aware of what was to be done. I was also able to do ultrasound checkup right away instead of setting up a separate time and date for it as she made arrangements for me. I highly account her as she communicates with the patient and tries to see from the patients side. Although the wait was long it was due to some urgency from her side which she also explained later on.
I highly recommend Dr. Sophocles. If I could have her as my primary doc, I would do so in a heartbeat! She is honest and straightforward, while being warm, caring, thoughtful and gracious. She is a wonderful listener, and does not dismiss your concerns, like so many other doctors. I can't recommend her enough.
the doctor is good. the office is clean
She is a wonderful doctor, I highly recommend her !
Dr. Sophocies, is a excellent GYN doctor. She is very easy to talk to, like having a conversation with your best friend. She is very informative with different form of treatment option, as I am now pre-menopausal.
I love Dr. Sophocles and all of the ladies that work in the office. They are all easy to talk to and kind. Dr. Sophocles especially is the perfect doctor combination-- she doesn't make you worry unnecessarily but is never dismissive of your problems, which is so important to me. She is also very experienced and her confidence makes me feel at ease when she is working with me. I felt queasy and dizzy today after my procedure (not due to anything Dr. S did, just because medical procedures sometimes do that to me), and Dr. S & the staff went above and beyond to make sure that I felt comfortable staying as long as I needed to while continuing to see their other patients. I have been in other situations at other offices where I felt rushed to leave and as if I were a burden... not here. I would never go anywhere else for my GYN visits. I have been a patient for almost 4 years and have recommended Dr. Sophocles to anyone who asks (or doesn't) about good GYN care in the area.
She and her staff accommodated me and my disability very well. They waited for me to tell them the best way to physically help me move around. The anesthesiologist assured me I would be comfortable during the procedure. The procedure went well. Dr. Sophocles explained what she saw and what she did to my satisfaction.
As always, Dr. Sophocles was kind, warm and professional. Helpful with any questions I had.
Dr Sophocles and her staff are always considerate and make you feel welcomed and comfortable.
My daughter (age 15) saw Dr. Sophocles for the first time. My daughter was very fearful of the experience, and Dr. Sophocles immediately set her at ease and made the experience comfortable and worthwhile. Thank you!!
Nice welcoming office. Dr Sophocles made you feel at ease and comfortable with any decision that had to be made. She was patient and took her time to explain all procedures step by step. She is personable and would highly recommend.
Great visit ..wonderful Dr and supporting staff. My experience of Princeton Dr's has not been good especially at Princeton healthcare. So I was so excited to finally meet a doctor in princeton who treats you like a real person. I already trust her. I am thrilled, thank you
She is so personable and willing to answer any questions. She is always supportive and responsive!
Dr. Sophocles is knowledgeable and personable, and very skilled at what she does! I especially appreciate being able to ask her follow-up questions via the online patient portal.
I am very pleased with my decision to og with Dr. Sophcles. She is very personable and ensures she has answered all of your questions. The staff was also very pleasant during my visit.
Dr. Sophocles was very pleasant, thorough and easy to talk with. I am a new patient to her practice and we just chatted about my history and what brought me in to see her. She made a suggestion and I agreed that we should follow through. I trust her 20 years experience and am happy to have her as my Gynocologist
Dr. Sophocles is a very kind, gentle, and warm person. That is super comforting compared to my previous doctors that did even not look me in the eye, which felt very cold. Dr. Sophocles and her assistant Faiza both walked me through a procedure and reassured me we would figure out the issue. The front office staff is friendly and helpful as well.
I think she is wonderful and very patient she took the time to answer my questions. I was very please.
Professional, friendly, appropriate. I feel confident with her knowledge and experience.
My wait time was ridiculous I almost walked out and her appointment availability is extremely limited. I won't be going back...
She is friendly and professional. She is open in expressing her view and still leave the decision to her patient. I'd like to talk to a female doctor who is sensitive and understand how the female body works. I am coming back to see for sure.