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Dr. Rachel Villanueva, MD

OB-GYN

Professional statement

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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Specialties

  • OB-GYN

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • New York University Elaine A. and Kenneth G. Langone Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

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

Professional memberships

  • National Medical Association

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1679601058

Office locations

ROSH Maternal, OB/GYN, Infertility, & Ultrasound

903 Lexington Ave

New York, NY 10065

ROSH Maternal, OB/GYN, Infertility, & Ultrasound

110 East 40th St., Suite 801

New York, NY 10016

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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.
Less than 3 months 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!
Less than 3 months 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.
Less than 6 months ago
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Nice and friendly environment. Dr. Villanueva was very helpful. She patiently answered all my question and provided.
Less than 6 months ago
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Very knowledgeable and nice.
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Dr. Rachael has wonderful hands. I went for my pap smear. You do not even feel when she take the sample. 100% recommend!!
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Amazing to find a reproductive healthcare provider who truly understands issues unique to women. She took the time to talk to me about all of my options for birth control, various alternative menstrual products, and genetic testing to consider. The appointment never once felt rushed.
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Dr. Villanueva and the nurse were very kind and patient.
Less than 6 months ago
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Friendly and professional, Dr. Villanueva made my annual check up and pap smear very easy. She was patient in answering my questions and made me feel very comfortable.
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Dr. Villanueva was extremely professional, kind, and clear. She helped me understand all answers to questions I had and made me feel comfortable. Would definitely recommend!
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Have seen her multiple times and highly recommend! I most appreciate that she treats you like an adult and doesn't take you through the 4-1-1 of sex each appointment.
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Dr. Rachel was personable, easy to talk to and had great energy! Thank you.
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Dr. Villabueva is great. She takes time to speak with each of her clients openly and honestly. She leaves time to answer questions and I did not feel rushed during our appointment. I've gone back several times and I would highly recommend her!
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How many doctors are there that take the time and ask to see pictures of the kids?? She is so nice, attentive, knowledgeable and approachable.
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She's a fantastic doctor who takes time to listen and learn about you.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very knowledgeable and very compassionate. Really takes her time to help diagnose and explain to you.
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Dr. Villanueva is wonderful. She is happy to answer all questions I have and talk to me about any concerns I have.
Less than 1 year ago
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She was very efficient and to the point and asked if I had any questions. My only comment is that 2 rx's were supposed to be called in, and there was only 1.
Less than 1 year ago
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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 metwith 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.
Less than 1 year ago
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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 whois a bit more slow paced, better listener especially for a gynocologist.
Less than 1 year ago
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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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Dr. Villanueva was my OB through my first pregnancy. I found her suggestions to be extremely helpful throughout the process. I was sad when my pregnancy ended that I was not seeing her on a regular basis. She's the best!
Less than 1 year ago
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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, ifyou 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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Excellent in knowledge and makes yiu comfortabke
Less than 1 year ago
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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 sadshe 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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It was very difficult to get in touch with their office to adjust appointments or connect with the doctor. I tried over 10 times at various times/days and finally chose a new gyno to avoid the communications issues. If you can connect, good office and doctor!
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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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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.
Less than 1 year ago
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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 atcharts). 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!!
Less than 1 year ago
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I was late (essentially missing my appointment) and Dr Villaneuva accommodated me anyway!
Less than 1 year ago
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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 andrecommend 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 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 shewas 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.
Less than 1 year ago
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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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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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Finally found an ob-gyn that I like
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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 really like her. Will tell others about ho
More than 1 year ago
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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 abouta 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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She's personable and made me feel comfortable. No complaints here.
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