Dr. Marianna Borkovskaya Shimelfarb, MD

Family Physician

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Professional Statement

Our physicians are faculty members at Columbia University and Montefiore Medical Center, and certified through the American Board of Family Medicine. There is a strong emphasis in the specialty of Family Medicine on promoting health and preventing disease, and the physicians at Westside Family Medicine are trained to provide complete health care to patients of all ages. A Guide to Services:
Comprehensive care for the entire family.
Emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion. Newborn, child, adolescent and adult health care. Office-based procedures and diagnostic tests including ekg, spirometry, echocardiograms, nerve conduction studies.
Skin procedures such as mole and wart removal and biopsies. Health care for women including pap smears, IUD placement, and annual exams. The support of specialists and services as needed.

**Please not that our office policy requires a minimum of 24 hours notice for all cancellation and rescheduling of appointments, including same day visits**

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I don't usually enjoy going to the doctor but she was sweet and attentive. She made me feel very relaxed and comfortable. I would definitely recommend her.

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It was my first experience with GYN in US and I am very glad I found this doctor. Marianna was very attentive, kind and seemed knowledgeable. She is very pleasant person and makes you feel very comfortable and relaxing.

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Waited 45 minutes for a useless visit. Would not recommend this doctor.

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I think Dr. Shimelfarb is a wonderful doctor, just sweet and kind I was so happy to know that now I have a doctor to go to:)

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Very nice and professional making patient comfortable.

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she was very kind an explained things clearly. She had a on looker today and she did a good job helping her understand what she needed to know and helping me with my problem

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She is very efficient, courteous and knowledgeable, but she spent more time looking at the computer than anything else. This is common, however, and rather than letting it bother me, I focused instead on how much I appreciated her openness to my own priorities for care. I liked her very much and would recommend her.

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Dr. Borkovskaya is a lovely, intelligent doctor. I feel confident in her abilities as a medical professional. I went to her for my primary care, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that she offers gynecological care to her primary care patients. I don't have to make two different appointments!!

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wonderful

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Totally awesome, professional, and nice. What could have been awkward went smoothly and matter-of-factly, and I'll definitely be seeing her again.

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Great Doctor! Answered all of my questions, i would reccomend her to anyone, looking for a solid calm doctor!

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Very nice, helpful, and efficient. I'll definitely go back.

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Nice, professional and knowledgable, office management was poor. Long wait.

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Warm, friendly, thorough. Marianna will now be my regular Dr.!

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Dr. Shimelfarb is warm and accessible, and answered all my questions.

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She was wonderful!!! I was nervous getting blood drawn during my appointment, but she made me feel extremely comfortable. I would definitely recommend goofing to this doctor.

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I was a patient of Maureen Suter before she left and I am very happy to have found Dr. Shimelfarb. She was understanding and thorough, I did not feel rushed.

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Dr. Shimelfarb was very pleasant with a great bedside manner and she took her time inquiring about what was ailing me.

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I made an 8:00am appointment, thinking I would avoid waiting too long, but I still waited until 8:25 because the doctor had not yet arrived at the office. Her bedside manner was ok, not great. She recommended a homeopathic remedy that I will have to research on my own to make sure it's ok. Not my favorite at Westside Family Medicine!

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I've been coming to this practice since I moved to NYC in 2009 and this is the first time I've met with Dr. Shimelfarb. I have been suffering from severe tonsillitis and I was extremely frustrated and emotional when I came in for my appointment. I was seen right away and Dr. Shimelfarb was so incredibly nice to me. She was very comforting and kept assuring me I'd be okay. Her top priority was making sure that I was comfortable and I sincerely appreciated that. Her bedside manner is great! I'd highly recommend her to others.

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Great bedside manner, friendly, calm. She seemed at ease with her assessment, and quickly and accurately diagnosed the problem. She wasn't even wearing the typical scrubs...she had on sandals and a sundress! :)

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Marianna was excellent. She wanted to get to the root of my problem versus just putting a bandaid on it. I really appreciate when a Dr. listens to you and wants to prevent your problem in the future instead of just giving it a temporary fix. She also recommended a more natural approach instead of just going straight to pharmaceuticals.

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Dr. Shimelfarb is great. She takes the time to listen to your concerns and is reassuring and straightforward.

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I had a routine check-up. The doctor was pleasant and answered a few questions I had. Nothing felt rushed.

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Very competent and knowledgable. Could improve bedside manner.

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Attentive to my questions and I got what I needed.

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She was very pleasant and took her time with me asking me questions, but made it so I was more than comfortable answering. She was very informed about things that I was concerned about.

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She was friendly, knowledgeable, and I like her mind-body approach.

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She's great. She's engaging. She educates without lecturing. She is considerate. And she focuses on the right things. I liked her a lot, and if I were staying in the city, I would keep her as my primary physician because she is very aware and intuitive.

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very nice and friendly!

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wonderful appointment

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She was wonderful- knowledgeable, thoughtful, kind, respectful, and wholistic in her approach.

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She was very gentle, thoughtful and compassionate, and quite thorough.

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competent, responsive, and very easy to talk to.

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Dr. Shimelfarb was extremely nice and took the time to ask me a lot about my diet and health. She seemed highly knowledgeable and gave me great advice. I will definitely see her again.

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Dr. Shimelfarb was very professional. She was thorough, friendly, and made me feel comfortable and confident that I was in good hands.

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I'm happy to find this perfect doctor for my family

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I really like Marianna, she has a great manner and is very personable.

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She was very nice, she knew exactly what she was talking about. I liked her... Was kind of a long wait but it happens, I'd recommend her.

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Dr. Shimelfarb is terrific. She's very understanding, she listens carefully, and discusses options clearly. She's the first doctor I have really connected with in a long time.