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Qualifications and Experience
Medicare patients can use Medicaid as a secondary insurance when booking appointments online! Samantha Kesten is a board certified Nurse Practitioner who specializes in women’s health. After graduating from the University of Delaware in 2007, she continued her studies at Columbia University, receiving a B.S.N. and M.S.N. from the School of Nursing. As a Nurse Practitioner, Ms. Kesten works in collaboration with the healthcare team. She is proficient in Spanish and Italian. “As a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, I consider myself to be a passionate and proactive clinician whose main objective is to provide each woman with the fundamental tools she needs to take control of her gynecological health and overall well being. My mission is to provide exceptional, individualized, compassionate and comprehensive care to all women across their lifespan.”
Verified Patient Reviews
Samantha is excellent. Highly intelligent and personable. I've seen her 3-4 times and recommended her to friends.
She is awesome. I would definitely recommend!
Dr. Kesten and office staff are professional, compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. I am a patient for the long run!
She is so awesome and professional. Would recommend her to anyone!
Excellent service, she explained everything with details. Very happy with my visit. 100% recommended
Samantha is wonderful. She is so kind and caring. You really feel comfortable and at ease with her
Great doctor. As well as answers all your questions and concerns.
Samantha was warm and welcoming. I was a first timer and pretty scared but she made me feel comfortable and also gave me a platform to ask questions in which she took the time to answer them. I'll definitely recommend her.
She was fantastic. Very sweet personality, listened to my concerns, thoroughly explained anything I didn't understand, and performed the least uncomfortable Pap I've ever had.
Ms. Kesten is wonderful, very friendly and makes you feel comfortable. Love her!!! -P.W.
This was my first time seeing Samantha and she was awesome. Great bedside manner, completely down to earth and easy to talk to. The support staff is great as well. I saw someone on staff take a patients baby for a few minutes because she was fussy. Its the little things that speak volumes!
The only issue was they didn't have access to my zocdoc forms so I had to fill them out again. Other than that, it was a pleasant experience.
Shes really a great doctor; so happy I found this practice after a few years of trying others Dr. Kesten is every accommodating and friendly
Samantha was wonderful, kind, patient, and so positive. She made my visit so enjoyable and took her time to address all my concerns and questions. Would absolutely recommend her to my GFs!
Samantha is wonderful!! She was making me laugh the whole time and took my mind off of what was going on. I would recommend her to everyone.
Samantha Kesten is the best! She's friendly and attentive. The visit overall was so fast and every single person I encountered was helpful!
Samantha is amazing!! Smart, caring, and provides great insight and advice. Highly recommend!!
Samantha Kesten, CNP, MSN really was awesome. She was very nice and extremely understanding. She's thorough yet efficient. You will feel so comfortable. The staff are so sweet as well. The bathroom and even the exam rooms look like something from a magazine. I had a great 1st experience and I will definitely come here from now on.
Great visit. Makes me feel open
Dr. Kesten was so nice and informative. However, the receptionist was quite rude. I asked a question regarding the paperwork and she snapped at me. But my experience was quickly turned to a positive one when I met with the doctor and I felt like she really took my concerns seriously and made sure I felt comfortable at all times.
Samantha was awesome! She was very thorough and made me feel comfortable. Highly recommended! I already passed her card along to 2 of my friends!
She is the best I have been coming here for a year she is great and makes you feel so comfortable takes her time to hear any concerns and answer any questions. It's convienant that she can do sonograms in the office and doesn't have to send me somewhere else .The staff is friendly and office is really clean.
Samantha is amazing! Not only is she kind, but I was able to get my questions answered and she put me at ease. Best choice I made in a while!
Quick easy and efficient! Samantha was very professional and kind.
Samantha is AMAZING! Listened to my long history of problems, so friendly, carefully assessed my situation, took the time to thoroughly explain anything I had questions about, etc. Life changer as I've had very mixed experiences with other doctors in the past. Go to her!!!
Dr. Kesten is an absolute gem. She was very attentive and coureteous. I did not feel rushed what so ever and she had a genuine warmth about her. I would absolutely recommend any woman to her, she made me feel comfortable and and answered all my questions!
She was super friendly and knowledge . It was quick and straight to the point .
Dr.Kesten is great. She's super attentive and does an excellent job explaining things in detail.
Samantha was great! So helpful and kind, answered all my questions and I didn't feel rushed at all. Will definitely go back to her in the future!
I cannot think of a single negative thing to say about any aspect of this office visit - from the receptionist to the nurse to Samantha Kesten, every single person I encountered was so friendly and welcoming. Very quick and efficient. Samantha explained EVERYTHING to me, which made me feel super comfortable.
Very sweet and professional. Made me feel very comfortable and was knowledgeable.
I love her!! She's very nice and personable and genuinely cares about her patients. Very quick visit!
Amazing place everyone was professional and very kind. Samantha was very straight forward and gives you all the information needed. She takes her time with you and adresses any concerns you have same day no wating needed. I would defenitly be back soon.
Samantha was so pleasant, down to earth, and made me feel very comfortable. She is very knowledgeable and explained things to me in terms that I could understand, as well as ensuring that she didn't leave any questions unanswered. I appreciate her attention to the circumstances under which we find ourselves in her office, and she takes care to handle things appropriately and kindly. Very professional, and very glad that I found her. I will continue to visit her as my primary care person in this area.
Love her! So sweet and so attentive.
Samantha Kesten was absolutely amazing! This was my first visit with her and I instantly felt very comfortable and that she truly cared. She was very informative and kept the appointment very interesting, helpful, and personable. I loved her and the time I spent in the actual appointment, but had an extremely unpleasant experience with the office staff. I had to reschedule my original appointment after receiving a voicemail assuming I could do an earlier time after scheduling the only time that worked for me on ZocDoc and I called and confirmed everything would be ok for this appointment the morning of. I arrived, checked in, and was told my insurance wasn't verified and I would need to reschedule for a 3rd time even though I submitted all the information on ZocDoc last week. I insisted that I be seen that day and they called their manager to approve it, but it was far from a warm welcome for my first time visiting this office and very frustrating/stressful experience at first.
Dr. Kesten was professional and very helpful!
Highly recommend seeing Samantha! Will definitely continue to go back to her office. She was extremely friendly, efficient, and had great bedside manner. She's easy to talk to made the appointment so pleasant.
Really patient and great at answering all of my questions, which is a big deal for me (it's the reason why I left my old gyno)
I had my first cervical biopsy (aka colpo) last week with Samantha and she was absolutely wonderful! She was very caring and gentle, yet thorough, and I hardly experienced any discomfort. She explained everything to me beforehand and made me feel comfortable during. I was in and out of the appointment in about 45min. For a procedure that sounds so scary, Samantha definitely made the experience a good one. Highly recommend seeing her!
She's amazing ! Super helpful, detailed and a lovely woman. Highly recommend
She was really sweet , helpful and caring. I was in and out for exactly what I came for. Though I hate the ultra sound probe (im not sure if it's my mental ) I'm trying not to think about it but I did not hear or see her put a condom or a cover over it.
Samantha was wonderful. Truly you won't be disappointed.
She was nice, took her time, made you feel comfortable and answered all the questions you have. Made it an easy process.
Very polite and attentive to needs of her patient
She was amazing and extremely outgoing and does not judge you with whatever it is you have going on. Definitely making her my primary OB/GYN from now on!!!
Samantha was amazing. She really took the time to sit and talk with me about my concerns and didn't treat me like just another number. I was especially impressed with this as I was her last patient of the day.
Really great bedside manner. Everyone in the office is lovely. Also was in and out pretty quickly.
She was very caring,sympethic and supportive to my needs I would definitely recommend her to my family and friends.
This was my first visit to see NP Samantha , she was really warm and very easy to talk to . I've had a hard time finding a GYN fhat I felt comfortable with in the past , but her bedside manner made it very easy for me to open up with her . Wish I had met her sooner !
So fast and easy!
I believe I have reviewed Nurse Kesten before but I have no issues writing another. She is the best. The office stopped taking my insurance last month but I still decided to come out of pocket to return to see her because she is that good. I've not received better care in an OBGYN office from anyone else to date. Do yourself a favor and make her your care provider if you haven't already. You will not regret it. She is THE BEST!
The only downside of my appointment was that now I'm sad I've wasted the last three years seeing other gynos. Top-notch care across the board, from the efficient front office and large waiting room, to the comfortable and painless exam (that's BIG for me - I have gotten lightheaded and nauseous during pap smears before, but this one was no sweat), to the prompt followup results call. Samantha is so friendly, understanding and thorough - I never felt like I was being rushed, and she took the time to address all my questions and cover all bases. But I was still in and out of the office very quickly. I wish all practices were like this one, could not recommend more.
All the staffs were very friendly. The wait wasn't too bad, I got out of the office an hour after my appointment. Samantha took the time to listen and answer my questions. Overall, it was a great experience!
This was my first time trying out Samantha Kesten for my yearly appointment, and I can honestly say she was the best I've had in NYC, Nurse Practitioner or OBGYN. She was attentive, dove into my personal history and took the time to get to know me as a new patient, made some great recommendations for me to try changing to see if it helps my overall health. First time I've never felt rushed in and out at a doctors appointment. Best bedside manner Ive had in years and will definitely go back to see her again. Her office staff was also very nice and didn't keep me waiting long.
Samantha is my favorite! I have recommended her to so many women friends of mine. She is friendly, easy to speak to and share with and very knowledgeable.
Going for a GYN appointment can sometimes make you feel uncomfortable but Samantha was amazing! I wish I found her sooner. She is very thorough and takes her time with you. She explains everything so well and took the time to hear me out and answer all my questions I had for her.
Wait time was somewhere between 45 min - 1 hour, which was frustrating. That said, Ms. Kesten apologized for the wait and explained that the delay was not the norm in her office. Once I was received, the appointment was great. She was friendly, took time to answer all my questions, and made me feel very comfortable. Receptionist was also very helpful and personable. Would definitely go back!
Friendly doctor and made the visit really easy.
She is a wonderful and caring NP!
She is excellent. Look no further.
Samantha Kesten is great! She is so nice and makes you feel very comfortable and at ease. I would 100% recommend her!
Samantha Kesten is fantastic! She made me feel so comfortable and she's really friendly and funny. She's really easy to relate to.
She was nice and tried to make feel comfortable since it was my first exam. She answered all my questions and didn't rush at all.
I'd had a bad experience several years ago that left me paralyzingly anxious about going back for my yearly. I'd skipped going the last seven years and eventually decided I needed to face my fear and go back. Samantha Keston was incredibly understanding, gentle and kind. She put me at ease right away. I will absolutely go back.
She's great. Makes you feel at ease.
Samantha was great! She was very thorough, clear, compasisonate, and focused on my appointment. It was quick and painless. I intend to return for my annual appointments
Dr. Keston is awesome! She is so sweet and knowledgeable. I've been to her a few times already and feel completely comfortable with her! Always puts me as ease. Highly recommend her!
I absolutely love Samatha! She is always incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. She did a small procedure and I've been told by other medical professionals that it's the smallest scar they have ever seen for that procedure. I recommend Samantha to everyone I possibly can.
Dr.Kesten is the most Phenomenal GYN I have ever been too in 10 years. She is sweet, dedicated and thorough. She answered all of my questions even when I called days later. I was in pain and she helped!! I wish she didnt go out of network I would have seen her forever lol
She was great! Made me feel comfortable, and the wait time wasn't bad at all.
Samantha is great and I will highly recommend her to any of my friends. As a first timer for OB-GYN exam, she was really kind and explained everything to me clearly. This was a really positive experience and I will definitely come back for my regular exams.
Really nice and non stressful experience here. Samantha is extremely nice and this is the first obgyn doctor I've tried in NYC. So I'm glad I found a good one and don't have to go through finding another.
Samantha is great! She is very understanding and always listens. I would recommend her to anyone. I have been her patient since 2013.
She is very nice
Loved her! Made me feel very comfortable and answered all my questions thoughtfully. Great experience, and the office staff was very nice too!
Very patient and listens to my concern
Excellent NP and efficient office staff. NP did not rush through the appointment, completed a full examination, and asked me a few times if I had any additional questions. Overall, great experience. Will be back again!
Listens very well
My first visit there, she was very nice and concerned about my issues. Asked if had any questions for her. Made me feel very comfortable.
Love her! She made me feel very comfortable and assured me that I should not worry, very comforting and answered all questions I had. Highly recommended
Ive been going to Samantha for over 5 years. She is great at what she does, very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. I would absolutely recommend her as a GYN.
Ive been to sooo many GYN's in my life.. but never have I met such a compassionate, caring wonderful NP. I highly recommend to anyone who needs one in the area.
My whole experience was wonderful! The women at the front desk were friendly and welcoming -- and I was called in at the exact time of my scheduled appointment. (This NEVER happens at other doctors' offices!) Once I was in the exam room, I changed and Samantha knocked on the door 2 minutes later. (This also never happens! At other practices, I always have to wait in the exam room for at least 15 minutes, sometimes more, before the doctor or nurse comes in!) This is an efficiently-run office! When I met Samantha, she was so warm and made me feel really comfortable immediately. She asked questions and got to know me before starting. She also gave me an opportunity to ask questions and didn't rush through the appoinment like other nurses or doctors I've met before tend to do. She took the time to address my concerns, etc., and even got to know me as a person (not just a patient) which was nice. Really great bedside manner! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a new OB/GYN professional.
Samantha was incredible! She was extremely knowledgeable about women's health and incredibly warm and friendly to boot. She immediately put me at ease and answered any and all questions I had. I'd highly recommend her and the office itself. Equally pleasant receptionist and staff.
Samantha is AWESOME!!! She was really nice and made me feel extremely comfortable when I was with her. Not to mention she's super funny and informative. I will definitely be seeing her again in the future.
Great overall experience! Samantha is very warm and made you feel at ease throughout the entire appointment. She is very knowledgeable and takes the time to explain everything. I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone!
She's amazing! She always makes me feel super comfortable
Very knowledgable and helpful in answering any questions/concerns. Easy to talk to, but professional in manner.
Samantha was excellent. I felt at ease with her right away. She's is extremely knowledgeable about her field and an excellent nurse practitioner. I can't recommend her enough. She's incredible. Look no further than Nurse Keston. I guarantee you'll love her!!!
easy to talk to, bright and cheery.
She is simply amazing and really friendly
Professional yet friendly and engaging. Made me feel comfortable even in a typically uncomfortable situation. Will definitely come back again and recommend Kesten to my friends!
She was amazing! Easy to speak to, provides a comfortable environment, and extremely informative. She even drew out a picture for me in order to get a visual of treatment.
This was by far the greatest experience I've had with women's appointments. I'm usually extremely apprehensive but she was extremely sweet and heard all of my concerns. She was very knowledgeable and helped me feel more at ease with what is usually an uncomfortable visit! Would recommend her to anyone I know! The receptionist was also very sweet. Overall great experience.
Very professional and super nice!
I loved her omg!!! She was amazing!! Very friendly, very imformative. I'm going to make her my forever doctor Lol
Amazing! She was informative and professional. She has a wonderful bedside manner. I will never go to anyone else she is that great.
Wonderful appointment - time was taken to get to know me and she also took the time to fully explain the answers to my questions. Very happy!
Today was my first visit with Samantha, she is wonderful! Very nice and friendly. She is understanding and kind hearted. I have been to other Nurse Practitioners & OB-Gyns before who were judgmental & intimidating, Samantha is the polar opposite of that! I highly recommend her to other women.
She was lovely and very pleasant to speak with.
She was incredibly kind and informative. She worked through my concerns without judgement and made me feel comfortable and safe. I am not one to like doctors, but she was amazing. Got home and told my roommate and she is ready to make an appointment. 2 girls who never go to the doctor unless its an absolute emergency just found their match! :)
Samantha had such a great personality - she was courteous, accommodating and professional. She asked great questions and gave no judgements. Samantha also listened to my concerns as a patient and did her best to meet my needs. The appointment was quick but I did not feel rushed or ignored, exactly what I want in a doctor. I would HIGHLY recommend her to friends. Her staff was also great. Somehow my ZocDoc appointment didn't show up in their books but they figured out how to fit me in and were very clear in their directions so I didn't have to get up and down every 5 seconds because of paperwork or something. Great location, right next to Columbus Circle, and later hours available which is always nice.
The staff was really helpful and made me feel comfortable.
I've been seeing Samantha for a few years. She's wonderful! She's efficient, knowledgeable, and friendly. Highly recommend.