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Annual Pap Smear / GYN Exam
110 East 40th St., Suite 801, New York, NY, 10016
903 Lexington Ave, New York, NY, 10065

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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.

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Receptionist had me filling out paperwork right when I got there, so I saw the doctor just five minutes after our appointment was scheduled (I think this is fair because it was my first time seeing this doctor). Dr Villanueva met with me first in her office to discuss my medical history and current concerns. She was very nice and professional. We then went to an exam room (one downside of the visit! Exam table faced the door so if anyone walked in they would have had a nice show! But it was a small room so I don't think they could have turned the table any other way, unfortunately.) doctor was super professional with examination and explaining next steps. Took my experiences into consideration when creating a plan- which is much appreciated because many doctors are hesitant to believe patients about pain. Very happy with my visit and would definitely recommend to others.

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Dr Villanueva is the best! She takes her time to go over things and get to know you! I recommend her 100%

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She is very unprofessional. And can be very rude. Has very little listening skills First time going there and i felt very uncomfortable. Thats my opinion.

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Excellent in knowledge and makes yiu comfortabke

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This doctor will get zero stars from me. I came to see her for my almost 8 week prenatal appointment. My husband and had a 4:30 appointment. To which we arrived at 4 p.m. she did not call us until 5:20. The staff at the front desk as well as the phlebotomist was great. Dr. Villanueva was busy talking to someone when we came in. She seemed to be preoccupied. She was not very friendly. We came from a great fertility clinic with great doctor's with personality. They also cared about their patients. She seemed to be challenging me. She asked a question, I would answer her and the response was never to get satisfaction. After she examined me she sent me to get an ultrasound. Where I had to ask the nurse of if we can hear the baby's heart beat. Later on when I express my concern to the doctor about this , as well as feeling rushed she was very cold. I said I can't speak for anyone else but that is my experience with you. I think it's best that we don't go any further and I find another doctor that I'm satisfied with. She said okay I'm not here to make you feel good or like me. I said say no more. We will end this appointment and future appointments with you right here. She is very condescending, she did not read 65 page file that I sent her office previously because she kept asking me things that where already documented. Pad smear- done. She told me no she only see' s the 2013 one. Later on she finds it. No apologie at all. Just matter of fact. Please people save your time. Do not go see her. After trying to conceive for almost 8 years and finally getting pregnant we did not want to cheapen our journey by staying with her.

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Very professional, knowledgeable and holds you accountable for how you progress throughout your pregnancy. I love how she explains every single procedure, test and the importance of every appointment you have with her and her team. I'm sad she doesn't delivery anymore but I'm very comfortable seeing Dr. Villanueva and meeting some of the other doctors in her office that will deliver my baby.

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Doctor was great. Front desk staff was awful, took me 7 phone calls to get in touch with the doctor. Front desk staff was rude and unprofessional.

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Dr. Villanueva is the best!!

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Dr. Villanueva spent a lot of time asking helpful question to understand my concerns and health issues. I sincerely appreciate her effort to take the time to get to know my health status (not just vitals and a hurried look at charts). It's just a relief to know that there are doctors in the city willing to think through information and communicate their analysis with me too. Highly recommended!!

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I was late (essentially missing my appointment) and Dr Villaneuva accommodated me anyway!

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Dr. Villanueva's bedside manner was excellent. She also answered all of my questions in a way that was comprehensible to a lay patient. Lastly, she was very thorough and careful in her examination. Will continue with her as my gynecologist and recommend others to do the same! My only criticism would be that there was a bit of a wait - I arrived 20 minutes early, as requested. But I still went in to see the RN 15 minutes after my appt was supposed to start, and then saw the doctor another 20 min after that.

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Very professional and straightforward, but also sweet and kind and made me feel very comfortable. Would definitely recommend!

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Dr. Villaneuva is a decent doctor, but she was bit condescending both times I went to see her. She made me feel that I was ridiculous for even coming into see her for my condition. For me, I prefer someone who is a bit more slow paced, better listener especially for a gynocologist.

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Dr Villanueva was great! She has such a cheerful voice. She took time to explain everything and answer all my questions. She is not a delivering doctor anymore, which had me hesitating before I saw her, but the fact that she was available anytime (everyday, as opposed to other doctors who are in and out) was quite reassuring. She told me that she would see me for the first few months and transfer me to a delivering doctor; this did not bother me so much since you don't really know who will be delivering your baby anyways. I was very happy with her and will be going back.

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Dr. Villanueva always spends time with me to understand my overall health. She is thoughtful, responsive and caring and her staff reflects that same culture. For this reason, I remain a dedicated, grateful patient.

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This was my first visit and I thought she had good bedside manner. She had me come into her office first for more of getting to know me as her patient. I appreciated that she asked me about my history, etc. So far so good. I did wait a bit but it seemed a little busy in there today.

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I thought Dr. Villanueva was very friendly, answered all of my questions, and made me feel very comfortable. Would definitely recommend her.

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An OB-GYN should be the most important doctor in a woman's life and she's the worst I've ever encounter. If you need a quick annual follow-up she might be ok beside her terrible bedside manners, but if you want answers, if you have concerns or simply if you seek a human being as a doctor, just don't go to her. My husband and I are trying to conceive for more than 15 months and she never took interest in our case. I had a miscarriage last February and not even she never offered at least a sense of compassion, she has completely forgotten about it when I called for a follow up this month! When I asked her for a hormonal check-up just to check that everything was ok with me, she told me she was a specialist of pregnant women and that I needed to go see a fertility specialist...nice! Do yourself a favor and go see someone who actually cares about you.

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She is amazing! Dr.Villanueva took the time to speak with me and was very informative. She was very sweet and very bright. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a doctor who cares about her patients.

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Wonderful visit! Answered all my problems and concerns, and Dr.Villanueva was super friendly and nice!

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I always love Dr. Villanueva, she is such a pleasure. She always answers all my questions, takes her time with me, & explains everything thoroughly.

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I had some normal worries and she answered all of my questions. The staff was super nice as well.

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I recently relocated from NJ and selected this doctor for my care now that I'm in NY. This was my first time at this office and everyone was a pleasure. Dr. Villanueva was thorough, informative and easy to converse with about a variety of medical concerns and questions. I am very happy with the service and care and think that I have found a new doctor. I highly recommend this doctor and the team.

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I really like her. Will tell others about ho

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She's personable and made me feel comfortable. No complaints here.

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Finally found an ob-gyn that I like

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I've been a patient of Dr. Villanueva's for several years now. She's always professional, attentive and personable. Her staff has always been nice and accommodating!

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She is fabulous! Down to earth, easy going, and I felt immediately at ease discussing details with her!

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very pleasant office- the entire staff is warm and friendly and Dr. Villaneuva is amazing!

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The office for some reason didn't receive a confirmation from ZocDoc but they were so kind and squeezed me in anyway. Dr. Villanueva was very professional and helpful. I will definitely go back to her for my next checkup.

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Dr Villlanueva is great. Everything you want & need in a doc.

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She is awesome. I don't have words to thank her for all she did through my pregnancy. Kept me informed, calmed, and made me feel that me and my baby were in good hands

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Terrible experience. Would not recommend solely because of front desk. Had to jump through many hoops filling out insurance information that I do not have readily available given my company acquisition process switching medical benefits. Front desk requires a copy of insurance card, which I do not have on file in the company transfer process and I spent several hours communicating with my original health insurance, current health insurance because the front desk was not willing to do so and with limited customer engagement.

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Poor bedside matter, has quite the attitude. Attempted to follow up with her, she didn't come to the phone, just had her secretary call me back and tell me my insurance didn't cover the services, without any options/ alernatives. Wouldn't go back.

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After reading several reviews that weren't exactly favorable, I went to Dr. Villanueva's office with a bit of trepidation. Luckily, I kept an open mind and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Dr. Villanueva was more than personable and thorough. She answered all of my questions and made me feel comfortable by easing the fears that have been plaguing me for the past few weeks. I honestly felt like I was speaking to a friend who I've known for years and I couldn't have been more grateful to feel that way. Dr. Villanueva, her associates and staff were fantastic and I'd absolutely recommend her and her practice to expectant mothers and those looking for an excellent gyn!

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This is now my second consecutive year of seeing Dr. Villanueva for my annual ob/gyn exam. She is incredibly friendly and easy to talk to. She makes great recommendations for my health and makes me feel comfortable during the exam.

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I would NOT recommend this practice or this doctor to anyone!!!Dr. Villanueva's, bedside manner is severely lacking. Empathy and Compassion are two things she knows nothing about. In addition, she ordered lab work that I did not approve and now I am stuck with a hufe bill from the lab. I have contacted the office several times and they aren't helpful at all. By all means avoid this place all together. I am very disappointed in the service here probably the worst doctor experience I have ever had. DO NOT GO HERE. YOU will be ripped off, her office billed my insurance company for services when I only went in for an annual routine pap.

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I thought Dr.Vilanueva was very professional and asked the right questions. I would highly recommend her.

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Dr.Villanueva was able to be both incredibly efficient and super warm/welcoming at the same time. Her staff was very kind as well. Will definitely be coming back!

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She never really paid attention to my concerns, I felt like she did not care, actually I asked for some prescriptions and she or the secretary forgot about it!!!! No I done recommend this doctor.

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