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Dr. Rachel Villanueva, MD

OB-GYN

New York, NY

About Dr. Rachel Villanueva

Dr. Rachel Villenueva is a Board certified Ob/Gyn servicing women's needs in convenient midtown Manhattan. She is a member of the National Medical Association and the American College of Ob/Gyn. After graduating from Yale she went on to complete her residency at Cornell University NY Hospital. Dr. Villenueva brings a wealth experience and care to each and every appointment.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • OB-GYN

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Hospital affiliations

  • NYU Langone Health

Board certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Yale University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Cornell University, New York Hospital (Residency)

Professional memberships

  • National Medical Association

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1679601058

Overall rating
4.5
Recent reviews
Really like my experience. I got there early and left early too. The medical staff is highly professional, I felt wellcare of. I complete the routine annual check (PapS and breast) also, got explain how to check my breast at home. They offer the option to mail your result and explain that they will call once the results are ready.
Really like my experience. I got there early and left early too. The medical staff is highly professional, I felt well care of. I complete the routine annual check (PapS andbreast) also, got explain how to check my breast at home. They offer the option to mail your result and explain that they will call once the results are ready.
Gladys C. · September 10, 2019
I’ve seen this doctor three or four times and my experience has always been the same. Dr. Villanueva has been extremelyrude and condescending, and shames her patients for asking questions. I came in to get regular OB visits and also get an IUD, and when I wanted to discuss possibly getting a copper IUD, she cut me off and essentially told me to do what I wanted, but there was really only one option (hormonal) and anything else was stupid. It took several months to even get my IUD in, as she repeatedly told me it could only be put in when I was on my period, and that IUD insertions were prioritized and there would be an appointment available when my period came. However, this was not true and there were no appointments available. This happened twice, before eventually another OB in the office did my insertion, and she was 100x better than Dr. Villanueva in explaining, listening, and asking questions.
I’ve seen this doctor three or four times and my experience has always been the same. Dr. Villanueva has been extremely rude and condescending, and shames her patients for asking questions.I came in to get regular OB visits and also get an IUD, and when I wanted to discuss possibly getting a copper IUD, she cut me off and essentially told me to do what I wanted, but there was really only one option (hormonal) and anything else was stupid. It took several months to even get my IUD in, as she repeatedly told me it could only be put in when I was on my period, and that IUD insertions were prioritized and there would be an appointment available when my period came. However, this was not true and there were no appointments available. This happened twice, before eventually another OB in the office did my insertion, and she was 100x better than Dr. Villanueva in explaining, listening, and asking questions.
Tiffany Z. · September 4, 2019

Dr. Rachel Villanueva's office location

ROSH Maternal, OB/GYN, Infertility, & Ultrasound

110 East 40th St, Suite 801

New York, NY 10016

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Really like my experience. I got there early and left early too. The medical staff is highly professional, I felt well care of. I complete the routine annual check (PapS and breast) also, got explain how to check my breast at home. They offer the option to mail your result and explain that they will call once the results are ready.

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I’ve seen this doctor three or four times and my experience has always been the same. Dr. Villanueva has been extremely rude and condescending, and shames her patients for asking questions. I came in to get regular OB visits and also get an IUD, and when I wanted to discuss possibly getting a copper IUD, she cut me off and essentially told me to do what I wanted, but there was really only one option (hormonal) and anything else was stupid. It took several months to even get my IUD in, as she repeatedly told me it could only be put in when I was on my period, and that IUD insertions were prioritized and there would be an appointment available when my period came. However, this was not true and there were no appointments available. This happened twice, before eventually another OB in the office did my insertion, and she was 100x better than Dr. Villanueva in explaining, listening, and asking questions.

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She is excellent! Warm, professional. She knows her stuff. I feel so grateful to have her as my OB-GYN!

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I've been a patient of Dr. Villanueva for nearly 20 years. She is warm, caring and knowledgeable. She always takes time to listen to my concerns. She is the best!

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Amazing. She was so friendly and even reccomended some shoes. She's the best.

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I found Dr. Villanueva to be very professional and understanding. She explains everything before it happens and was ready to answer any and all of the questions I had. As a first time mom and in light of recent reports talking about the quality gaps in maternal care for women of color it was very important to me that I find a Female doctor of color that made me feel comfortable. I have specific medical procedures that I will not partake in under any circumstances and she was very respectful of that and offered me practical and state of the art alternatives. I appreciated that genetic testing are standard with her practice.The office was small but clean, and the front desk staff was welcoming. I have absolutely 0 complaints and I look forward to meeting with Dr. Villanueva regularly through my pregnancy.

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Needs to work on bedside manner and communication skills. Assistants in the office and front desk were pleasant.

Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Villanueva was rude and unwelcoming. I felt shamed for asking questions - I asked if she thought something was normal and was met with a sharp rebuke of "I just met you, wouldn't you know if something is normal better than me?" I will not be returning.

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Transferring care at 21 weeks because Dr. Villanueva is so impersonal, sarcastic, not informative, cynical and has terrible bedside manner. Every question I asked she laughed at, had a short, annoyed response, or said she wasn’t answering that yet as we hadn’t gotten to that week yet. She treats pregnancy like it’s a joke, and doesn’t understand patients concerns nor addresses them. I once called with food poisoning at 7pm, and I heard back the following day at 1pm with “drunk water.”

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Everyone in the office was so kind and helpful!

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Dr Villanueva was GREAT! She is so nice and easy to talk to, but also very thorough and professional. I felt right at ease with her. The ladies at the front desk were both friendly and efficient. I was seen within 5 minutes of completing my paperwork. Overall great experience. I am so glad I found her!

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Dr. Villanueva far exceeded all of my expectations. She was so kind and polite, I never felt rushed or judged. During my initial consultation as a new patient, she took the time to not only ask me a full range of health-related questions, but asked open-ended questions to give me the room to bring up anything I wanted her to know before going ahead with the exam. During my exam she had outstanding bedside manner, was friendly and not intimidating, and finished up in no time. Beautifully clean offices and exam rooms, pleasant staff, and overall outstanding service. So happy I found this office!

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Great bedside manner. Very approachable. Easy to talk to about any health issues

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My previous GYN had moved away, I read reviews and thought to try Dr. Rachel Villanurva MD. When I say she made me feel so comfortable and reassured all my worries. She listened to every word that I said and made sure she understood everything I was saying so she can give me an informative response. I felt very comfortable. I had a 10 am appointment and this was my first time coming so I came 45mins early to sign paper work out which took me roughly 15-20mins. I was seen 10am on the dot. That won me over lol.

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Dr. Villanueva was efficient. She gathered information quickly but not at the expense of me being able to ask all of the questions that I had. She was patient and attentive and I would definitely come back to her in the future.

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Follow up non existent

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My visit was excellent!! Dr Villanueva is an excellent doctor with a beautiful spirit and bedside manner! She’s extremely thorough and asks questions and she takes her time with you but not at the expense of other patients time. Her staff are professional and friendly. The office environment is efficient and pleasant and little to no wait time!!

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Dr. Villanueva is thorough and attentive. She listens to your concerns and addresses them appropriately. I highly recommend her.

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Dr. Villanueva was great! Very patient with all of my questions and made me feel very comfortable. I would highly recommend her!

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I love he r. I’ve been searching for an Obgyn and after a few not so stellar doctors met her! She takes her time she’s super knowledgeable and it’s like talking to a friend. The staff is friendly and efficient and again she takes her time and really wants to know how you’re feeling . I definitely recommend her.

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Great listener to concerns and will address them accordingly. Very mindful and ask lots of questions. Office staff are also kind and professional.

Less than 1 year ago
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Pretty good visit. I was seen only after about 10 mins or so which I appreciate. Dr. Villanueva was professional and direct.

Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Rachel Villanueva was extremely pleasant. She made us feel comfortable, very professional and easy to talk to. She also has a great sense of humor. She answered our questions and we did not feel rushed at all. I really wish she would be the one delivering our baby!

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First time visit + it was overall excellent. Was seen right away and Dr. Villanueva was honest and straightforward.

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SHE IS KIND AND ATTENTIVE & THE STAFF IS VERY ACCOMMODATING

Less than 1 year ago
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Since moving to NYC in 2015, I’ve only ever been to Dr. Villanueva for OB-care. She has a great combination of being both friendly & honest.

Less than 1 year ago
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Dr Villanueva always makes me feel comfortable, and that she has all the time in the world to answer and talk about my concerns

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Dr. Villanueva was very informative and made me feel so comfortable right away!

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Dr. Villanueva is very direct and honest and answers any questions and concerns you may have, She's great!

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Dr was very professional and knowledgeable. However, it was pretty much impossible to get her on the phone after our appointment and my prescription was never sent to the pharmacy. There are the two most important needs from a Gynocologiest.

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She was great. Took the time to answer all my questions. She was kind and was thorough.

Less than 1 year ago
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I’m generally nervous around people—ESPECIALLY the gyno, for obvious reasons. But Dr. Villanueva is so easygoing and compassionate and knowledgable that I trusted her right away. She’s simply the best.

Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Villanueva is awful at getting results back to patients. I've called the office more than 6 times and have been repeatedly been told that I would receive a phone call from Dr. Villanueva with my results, which has yet to happen. At this point I'm not sure if I should just go back to the office and sign papers to get my records sent to my primary doctor so she can tell me my results. The lack of concern for patients is appalling.

Less than 1 year ago
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It was good and helped me more than I anticipated

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I think she rushes patients because she is in high demand. Overall she addressed my concerns although she didn't properly explain everything to me slowly. Had to keep asking her to slow down

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Highly recommend her! Very professional, easy to talk to, listens to your concerns, and knows what she is doing. I did my annual check up and Pap smear. No pain and very efficient.

Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Villanueva was warm and engaging. The visit was straightforward but thorough. Office was clean and easy to find.

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So friendly. So understanding and very informative. I always have a ton of questions and she always answers them.

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Rachel is super easy to talk to and I felt very comfortable around her. She is very open about any questions or concerns you may have. This is the second visit I have had with her since I moved to the city and I will definitely keep her as my main gynecologist!

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It has taken me a decade to find a Doctor like Raquell Villanueva; She is caring , delicate and professional some one that listens and answers questions clearly. I am very happy to have her as my OBGYN.

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Always great bedside manner and very helpful with my concerns and thorough!

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I went to see Dr. Villanueva for a bit of a difficult situation. She helped me through it, and I even left feeling better (emotionally) than when I arrived. Her bedside manner was what I needed. Assertive and reassuring. All is well now. Thanks Dr. Villanueva!

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The wait was just shy of an hour - yikes - but Dr. Villanueva was worth the wait. She was very attentive and personable and down to earth - I am actually looking forward to my next appointment!

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She was very nurturing and caring about the concerns I had. Even when I started to cry, she was sympathetic and understood my situation was painful. Would highly recommend her as a doctor.

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Dr. Villanueva is excellent! She is so kind, knowledgeable and super attentive. I feel completely at ease with her and the nurses / staff are also amazing.

More than 1 year ago
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Very friendly and confident, put me right at ease. The practice is nice and welcoming, efficient. A highly recommended place!

More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Rachel is no nonsense, but she is extremely caring and well researched. She diagnosed an issue that probably has been brewing for some time in my first visit. I will definitely be adding her as my regular GYN!

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One of those doctors who tries to get you out the door as soon as possible. Did not take the time to listen to my needs. I have not been to another OBGYN yet in the city because of this horrible experience.

More than 1 year ago
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Nice and friendly environment. Dr. Villanueva was very helpful. She patiently answered all my question and provided.

More than 1 year ago
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Very knowledgeable and nice.

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