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Qualifications and Experience
Dr Ruth Tessler received her B.S. from the University of Michigan in 1990 and her MD from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1994. In 1998, she completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beth Israel Medical Center. She started in private practice in 1998 and became Board Certified in 2000. She is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She has particular interest in preventive medicine and peri- and post -menopausal health.
Verified Patient Reviews
Would never recommend. Have been through nightmare billing situation ever since I went in for a routine annual. Go to yelp- you'll see what I'm talking about. Terrible.
Dr. Tessler listens! She asks the right question and is super approachable. I think I found a winner! Oh, she is super smart!
Very friendly but professional and straight forward. Takes her time and listens and makes you feel comfortable and well taken care of.
I like Dr. Tessler and would like to remain a patient of hers. Her office staff is highly disappointing and not helpful or friendly. Their communication is lacking and I have experienced direct rudeness. This certainly needs to be addressed in order to remain a patient. Other patients were discussing this in the waiting room as well. Also, you are unable to connect to Dr. Tessler's office directly when you call. You have to go through a service and then be transferred. Not optimal.
I was recommended by my primary Dr to see her. I waited for over an hour to see her and when I did finally see her the appointment lasted no longer than 15 minutes. As per being my first appointment with her for my annual exam she seemed to be in a huge rush and careless with my exam. She didn't even introduce herself when she came into the room. I felt as though I was an inconvenience to her schedule. Going to visit the gynecologist every year isn't an appointment that I look forward to and no professional in the field should make patients feel rushed and like an inconvenience (at the gyno or any other Dr. office!).
She answered all of my questions, was extremely welcoming and made my first visit very comfortable! Highly recommend!
Wonderful! She is lovely knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you Dr. Tessler
Great doctor but take note she is not practicing OB anymore and is not affiliated with Lawrence hospital.
I like Dr. Tessler. She is very kind and friendly. I waited 30+ min for the appointment (I arrived on time). Dr. Tessler was rushed and I feel that I didn't get the full attention that I deserved. She left the appointment before asking whether or not I had any questions or any issues not discussed. I surfaced a concern as she was leaving and she waived it off. She should have taken my question seriously.
From the front desk to the nurse to the doctor, everyone was fantastic. The only reason my appointment was a little delayed is because I had to fill out first appointment paperwork. I'll be definitely going back.
The office was professional and organized and Dr. Tessler was very engaging and experienced. I'm glad I finally found a gynecologist I feel good about remaining with.
Loved Dr. Tessler. She's professional and friendly and I felt like she listened to me and gave me solutions. I feel relieved that I found a gyno I'm happy to go back to.
The wait time has GREATLY improved. The staff was SO VERY KIND, helpful, upbeat, supportive. Dr. Tessler took time with me, answered all my questions, I didn't feel rushed. She had all my background information in front of her. I truly was well taken care of .
She doesn't listen, has no patience for your questions, prescribes some extreme medication and leaves the room without a chance for you to even ask anything about the medication, to help you be an informed patient.
Dr. Tessler is always straightforward and efficient while caring about and listening to any issues that may arise. She chats about what she's doing while somehow taking my mind off of what's actually happening. She is very quick and careful and every procedure I've had with her has been over before I even know it. I'd definitely recommend her.
Great 1st experience
Efficient, pleasant, and quick for an annual check up!
A great first visit-the staff were attentive and polite. Dr. Tessler was friendly, professional and answered all my questions.
Excellent, no-nonsense but kind, good bedside manner.
The appointment was overall good, but the wait was long. I'd see her again.
Awful wait ... just terrible, HOWEVER, the office was pleasant and Dr. Tessler has great bedside manner ... she is funny, candid, and thorough. Highly recommended.
She's nice, funny and relatable.
I normally hate seeing gynecologists and feel pretty uncomfortable during pap smears. Dr. Tessler makes the process quick and painless, not to say she isn't thorough -- she is! Normally she sees you quickly, after filling out forms in the waiting room they'll call you in after 10-15 minutes. I had to wait a long time once, I want to say it was 30-45 minutes.
All the doctors at Kips Bay Gyno are fabulous!
Very curt and quick. While she did answer all of my questions with confidence, I felt she was way too quick and trying to get the process over with. Because of that, she was not physically gentle during her examination which made it uncomfortable.
Dr. Tessler was very efficient. The wait in the reception area was only longer than normal because I was filling out the medical forms since I was a new patient. Once I saw her, Dr. Tessler asked me what she needed to and answered all of my questions and I was on my way. Office is very nice and the staff is professional and polite.
I love Dr. Tessler but I love the front desk staff even more. Today I forgot my new insurance card and the woman at the desk (I feel awful that I didn't ask for her name!) was SO kind and patient with me. She let me pull up my insurance card via the website and email her a screenshot of it. Then she printed it out for me to have on hand for emergencies. There's not many people I've met at the front desk of a doctor's office that are nice, let alone helpful!!
She doesn't really seem to have time to really talk to you and care about what you have to say. Her answers are quick and accurate but there isn't much care in her voice. I mean, when you're there for a pap smear...it's not an enjoyable experience to begin with. She could do more to make you feel more comfortable.
Office is very clean and welcoming. Staff is friendly and professional and dr was very informative and patiently caring for me
The wait time was a little long, but I liked the doctor. She was quick and friendly.
Great, friendly, quick, professional.
she was great. She was nice and to the point. I would recommend her.
Dr Tessler always makes me feel comfortable even in uncomfortable situartions
I felt Dr. Tessler was very professional and through. She was very nice.
Loved her, don't love the practice. The wait times are often long, and I have sat in a room with clothes off waiting to see a doctor for a long time.
Lovely staff and offices, state-of-the-art exam rooms, a very well-thought-out setup.
It was excellent! I've been to so many gynos... looking for the right one. My friend recommended her, so I booked an appointment and couldn't be happier with that decision.
to the point,cut and dry.sent me to the right place after visit.
Dr. Tessler gave a thorough exam. She was interested to talk about any of the patient's concerns. She gave good advice for the immediate future of care.
AMAZING, Love this doctor's office, love Dr. Tessler!
Smart, sharp and very helpful. I wish she could be my PCP too!
She FORGOT to give me a pap smear. This was the REASON for the visit!
My first appt with Dr. Tessler was fine. I went in for an annual well woman exam. Pap smears are never fun, but it was done quickly and painlessly. She gave me advice for alleviating cramps (start taking Midol, etc a day or two before your period starts). The office was especially accommodating; I accidentally traveled to the wrong address and ended up being 45 minutes late for my appt, but they fit me in without any hassle.
I wasn't pleased with the wait time, as I figured an early appointment shouldn't have too much back-up. I was wrong. I arrived 15 minutes early for any paperwork, and then ended up waiting another 45 before I was seen. I do like Dr. Tessler and the office location is convenient for me, but hopefully future appointments will run a little more on time.
She might have been having an especially hectic or bad day when I went, but she wasn't very pleasant so I won't be going back.
She was really nice..took her time to ask me about any concern if had and was able to clear any doubt if had...gave me good recommendations about some issues if had...will most definetly be back for my annual check up.
No problems with the doctor, but she was not entirely what I was looking for. I was misled by ZocDoc. I thought this doctor did obstetric as well as gynecological work. It turns out she only does gynecology, and I needed an obstetrician. So, not her fault. But ZocDoc should allow an extra field in their options to select one or the other.
Very knowledgeable, but you must be prepared with questions or she'll just get right down to business. Answered all my q's in a nice, if succinct, manner. But was more than willing to answer follow-ups.
never had such a quick and comfortable pap smear as this morning
Dr. Tessler is great, but there were a few things that weren't so great. I tried calling back numerous times to confirm I could make an appointment that they rescheduled (FYI: They will reschedule any 8:30am appointment to 8:15.), and never got a person on the phone. So I showed up at the scheduled time and the woman behind the desk said "Didn't you get my message? Well I guess we can still see you". Additionally, you apparently have to call to get your lab results which no one mentioned to me. I didn't find out until almost a month later when I never heard from them. I don't know how comfortable I would be if I had an emergency with them.
My visit with Dr. Tessler was very good. She took the time to speak to me before my exam and I liked her very much. Also, the staff is excellent. They are very a pleasure to deal with.
Very quick, professional and thorough!
Quick, efficient, and most importantly, gentle. Willing to answer any questions I had and was very freindly. All around a great experience.
She was open and personable. I'll go back despite the wait time.
Dr. Tessler was great! She was very attentive and nice. She wasn't in any rush and she made sure that I got everything I needed out of the visit. The nurse who brought me in was also great. Super friendly.
A wonderful ob-gyn! She made me instantly comfortable, has excellent bedside manners & was quite good with following up with my radiologist to get a hold of my report earlier. I would, without doubt, recommend Dr. Tessler to all my friends.