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Annual Pap Smear / GYN Exam
1766 East 12th St, Brooklyn, NY, 11229

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Yelena Trakhtenberg is a compassionate and patient-driven OB-GYN serving her patients in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Trakhtenberg is bilingual, speaking English and Russian. Dr. Trakhtenberg is currently practicing at Dr. Gregory Shifrin’s private practice in Brooklyn.

Originally from Russia, Dr. Trakhtenberg received her medical education from the Russian State Medical University in Moscow. She began an internship in Kaliningrad, and she has been practicing since 1998. In 2001, Dr. Trakhtenberg began working as a medical assistant to Dr. Gary Sherman until 2004, when she began her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn.

Dr. Trakhtenberg treats women who are experiencing endometriosis, mastitis, osteoporosis, ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancies, heavy or irregular bleeding, vulvar biopsies, and fibroids. She provides services such as ovarian cancer screenings, breast cancer screening, infertility consultations, contraception counseling and consultations, IUD insertions, and osteoporosis evaluations.

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This is my second time going to this office. I have to say both times,I waited for a REALLY long time BUT the staff is friendly; Office is clean; Bathroom is clean. And all the doctors that work in this office are all nice and have great bedside manner. They talk to you like u are a human being. Im pleased w my obgyn.

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Horrible receptionists, no one knows anything. Very unhelpeful and rude.

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Very quick! Answered questions.

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Great staff. Very kind people. The doctor is great. Definitely recommended!

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I was running close to ten minutes late so I called to see if I needed to reschedule. They said it was fine. I waited over two hours- more than 30mins of which I was sitting in a cold room in a paper gown alone. I also felt as if the nurse wasn't really paying attention to my intake and I noticed several mistakes and pointed them out to the doctor. Dr. Traktenberg? and the sonogram technician worked quickly and efficiently.

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Very pleasant and professional doctor! Clean, modern, nice looking office. Unpleasant and unprofessional front desk people.

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Dr.Tralhtenberg was a pleasant surprise to visit with. She not only helped me through a seamless first time visit, but she also took wonderful care of my mother. All the professional staff (nurses, doctor assistants, etc.,) were incredible, especially Diana, however the front-desk clerks need quite a bit of an attitude adjustment.

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She listened, she advised & she made me feel extremely safe and comfortable. Great doc to have for years ahead.

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Doctor was great - however, I waited 2.5 hrs to be seen and the receptionists were rude. They clearly overbooked and were unapologetic about it.

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Overall. Dr. Yelena is appears to be a competent OBGYN. However, we had to wait more than two hours during our firsy visit, and once we saw the doctor she spent less than 10 minutes with me. Would recommend to women who prefer to have very little communication with thier OBGYN's.

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This dr is one of the worst doctors i would not recommend. 1st waiting time is lonng 2nd we paid all the co-pays and at end o got billed with the co-pays 3rd the prescription she gave to my wife was not good at all it felt like she just wanted to advtise the product anyways was my first and last time going in there and be aware of what you paying

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All the staff at Dr. Trakhyenberg's office are very pleasant. I got the medical care I was seeking. The wait to see the doctor was very long.

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Very nice and professional. I was waiting approximately 30 min after my scheduled time, but in general - i recommend.

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Very professional excellent bedside manner I would recommend all to visit her.

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Dr. Trakhtenberg is a fantastic gynecologist if you love for someone to be rough with your lady parts! She has a nonchalant bedside manner and lacks the warmth of other gynecologists (that for some reason, most women enjoy). If you love to wait for over an hour to be seen, I would highly recommend Dr. Trakhtenberg. However, I prefer to be seen promptly, and not waste my valuable time sitting in the waiting room. My experience with Dr. Trakhtenberg involved me sitting in the waiting room for 45 minutes, and then taken into examination room so I could wait another 45 minutes (only, this time, I got to be cold and wear nothing but the paper robe!). Also, the management is pretty terrible (if that's your thing). I would highly recommend Dr. Trakhtenberg to anyone who enjoys mediocre healthcare!

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The wait time was a little long but I think that's pretty typical - especially if you want a doctor who actually listens to you. The appointment itself went well, I have a high risk pregnancy and left the office less scared than when I entered it. Everyone was kind and professional, would highly recommend this doctor.

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This insurance is not in network

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Doctor was great, loved the office. Not sure if ZocDoc was off or if the office gave the wrong hours, but I booked a 9am appointment on the site and was told when I got there that the doctor doesn't come in until 10am. Duly noted for next time, and will definitely keep visiting Dr. Trakhtenberg!

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I arrived for my appointment early to fill out paperwork. I then watched every other patient in the waiting room (including several who arrived after me) see the doctor while I sat for hours. I was the last patient of the day to be seen before the office closed, even though my scheduled appointment was certainly not the last of the day. The medical assistant did not leave the room while I changed. Once the doctor finally came in, she was there for maybe 5 minutes. She was fine. Then the woman at the front desk tried to charge me for a procedure I did not have and would not believe me until the medical assistant spoke up and vouched for me. I would never go back.

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Very nice! Pap smear was quick and painless! Dr. Trahhtenberg answered all my questions and was very kind!

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She's the best as always.

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Dealing with her was a very professional experience even if I had a long wait. She was professional but her staff hung up on my pharmacist who called two minutes before closing. The staff did not use the check in I wrote with Zocdoc.

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The Doctor and the medical assistant was nice but I felt like the receptionist was afraid to greet me because I am a woman of color. I didn't really feel entirely welcomed.

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Professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate

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Dr. Trakhtenberg was so nice and I totally recommend. The wait time did suck but the exam itself didn't take long at all.

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Dr. Trakhtenberg was very professional and friendly. She made me feel very comfortable and answered all my questions. Awesome staff as well!

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Very professional. They took care of you right away.

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What a personable doctor great bedside manner answered all my questions and concerns supporting staff were very sweet as well.

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My appointment was for 10am I got there 5 min late I was in the office till 12:30 ... I don't know what to say she is a good doctor but the wait is horrible.

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Dr. Trakhtenberg is very personable and efficient. She was straight to the point, attentive to concerns/questions, and easy to speak with. Office is very clean and staff was very friendly.

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All my concerns were addressed and she calmed me down more than any other provider I have every seen. She explained everything thoroughly, properly diagnosed me and made me feel normal again. She is professional, caring, compassionate and knowledgeable.

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Everyone was extremely nice!! From the secretary at the front desk, to the doctors assistant to the doctor herself. It was my first visit, once I filled the paperwork fast, I was seen right away. Everyone was very pleasant including the environment.

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The wait time before getting called into the office and waiting in the exam room for the doctor is long and probably because of disorganization or lack of leadership within administration. Besides the long wait time, the doctor herself was very pleasant and explained everything I needed to know and understand. She took her time talking to me about all my concerns and gave me the comfort that she will assist me in an y way possible. The office is clean and well equipped. I will definitely return to this doctor.

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Dr. Trakhtenberg seemed to know what she is doing. She checked out my problem & gave me appropriate meds. Time will tell to see if they really help. I am rescheduled to return to her office in two months. I can't really recommend her entirely until I see the results of this visit & treatment.

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Very nice and friendly. She is compassionate to your needs.

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She answered all my questions . She did good counseling and explained everything clearly .

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First time patient. Dr Yelena was very polite and professional. The office was very clean, bright and updated. All the staff were professional and polite. Would recommend to all females of all back grounds that is looking for a comfort zone during this uncomfortable time of the year.

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She was great... very patient and caring

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WHEN I FIRST WALKED IN I WAS LOOKED AT LIKE AN ALIEN AND I QUICKLY KNEW WHY BECAUSE THERE ARE NO MINORITIES IN THIS OFFICE AND ME BEING PUERTO RICAN I FELT OUT OF PLACE AND WAS TREATED AS SUCH. THE DR WAS OK BUT NOT VERY WELCOMING AND COMFORTING BEING THIS WAS MY FIRST TIME SEEING THIS DR FOR A GYN APPT IT IS VERY AWKWARD. SOME OF THE GIRLS THERE DO NOT EVEN UNDERSTAND OR SPEAK GOOD ENGLISH AND YOU HAVE TO ASK SOMEONE ELSE TO EXPLAIN WHAT YOU NEED FROM THEM

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It was terrible. first time at a gyno and she helped me in no way get comfortable, actually she did quite the opposite. I made it clear it was my first time and she seemed rude when I was uncomfortably sitting there having something cold and foreign put inside me. I was like she just wanted to get it over with. I was done fairly quickly. I only saw the doctor herself for about 5 min than when she was done I was not told all my procedures for her were complete. knowing that doctors leave the room at times I sat there waiting and than the nurse came in and said "what are you still doing in here you are done". Extremely unprofessional. Never again will I step foot into that office.

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