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Dr. Yelena Trakhtenberg, MD

OB-GYN

Professional statement

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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Specialties

  • OB-GYN

Practice names

Education and training

  • Lutheran Medical Center, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Medical School - Russian National Research Medical University named after N.I. Pirogov

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1770716995

Office locations

Dr. Gregory Shifrin, OB/GYN

1766 East 12th St

Brooklyn, NY 11229

Dr. Gregory Shifrin, OB/GYN

3 East 69th Street, 1st Floor

New York, NY 10021

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Amazing and straight to the point. I felt well taken care of.
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the entire office was wonderful! from check in to the nurse to doctor, i highly recommend dr. trakhtenberg's practice. very comfortable, very chic, very clear and friendly. thank you!
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Excellent doctor...VERY reliable and on top of everything. Office is very well run and staff is very friendly. Overall had great experience with this doctor. Highly recommended.
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Staff and the doctor were rude
Less than 3 months ago
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My appointment was at 10 in the morning and I was one of the only people in the waiting room. Everyone was kind and I was called within 10 minutes of my arrival. Dr. Trakhtenberg was very nice and had greatbedside manner. She explained all the questions I had. I'm happy to have found a good gyn doctor.
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Truly awesome
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I felt at ease and everyone was super friendly and welcoming. The doctor is down to earth and very professional at the same time.
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as always, I was very satisfied!
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I was able to get an appointment last minute with Dr Trakhtenberg, which I was very thankful for. The downside of this practice is that there was at one point 4 people in the room including the doctor. I do notfind this acceptable. There were medical assistants constantly going in and out of the room. I was very uncomfortable with the experience. The doctor did not explain anything that she was doing. She was in and out of the room. They also said they would send vitamin d over to the office which they also did not do. They did some blood work and called me 2 weeks later. The medical assistant that called and said I would need to return to the office for re testing and did not explain any further.
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She is a good doctor but office has poor time management.
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Very professional, very pleasant experience!
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Most welcoming and warm office, the staff are extremely professional and caring.
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She came in the room barely asked me any questions before going down and then left. No answers. Nothing. Didn't even tell me it was over and I should go get dressed
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I only came in to get a prescription for birth control, which the doctor seemed confused by. She told me she would only refill my prescription later if I came back in for a pap smear, which I told her Ihad just had with another doctor. She did not believe me. High co-pay for a 3 minute office visit to write me a prescription for birth control. I wouldn't recommend.
Less than 6 months ago
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She didn't call to follow up lab results. Its been months. Tried calling and got no answer. Not professional at all.
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My doctor recommended to me over a year ago to get a pap smear for the first time, and I had been putting it off. After turning 23 I finally made an appointment with Yelena Trakhtenberg. The wait was pretty long,but not worse than I expected for a busy day. When I got into the room the nurse asked me my background info, including if I had ever had sex (I hadn't). She then asked me why I was there. I told her I wanted a pap smear, and she responded that because I was a virgin I didn't need one. I mentioned that my GP recommended it and she said she didn't think the doctor would do it but I could talk to her. Dr. Trakhtenberg also tried to convince me that I didn't need a pap smear, but when I insisted she complied. I have since gone to a new gynecologist who told me I definitely made the right decision and was surprised a health professional would behave the way she did. I'm pretty confident in myself, but hearing this misinformation from a doctor made me falter. I would not recommend her to a friend.
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Overall experience was just okay. I had a late appointment so I was seen right away. Receptionist lacked customer service skills, but Dr. Trakhtenberg and her Medical Assistant performed at a satisfactory level. Would not necessarily recommend to a friend due to the mechanical and impersonal nature.
Less than 6 months ago
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I showed up for my appointment at noon and was asked if I could come back at 5pm. The staff was extreamly unprofessional and unorganized. This place was trash! They really should learn to speak proper english as well! The worst Ive ever seen!
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very detailed exam -very honest-prompt
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Everything was on time, very nice and attentive staff, great bedside manners. Thank you!
Less than 1 year ago
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This had been my gyn for 2 years. Doctor confirmed my pregnancy and saw me twice after. I came in for another check up, this time with my boyfriend so he can see the baby and a different doctor walks in,a male at that. I was very upset. I did not go through with the exam. When I went to the desk the receptionist had an attitude and told me that since I am pregnant my doctor will no longer take my insurance. I waited practically 2 weeks for this appointment and over an hour to be seen to find out this info that should have been shared with me. And if you look on zoc it says that the doctor takes my insurance.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very pleasant and caring team!
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The staff was friendly and the visit was quick. Dr. Yelena answered my questions and I am happy with my visit.
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Doctor made me feel very comfortable and did a thorough exam. I wasn’t afraid to ask questions and she was very knowledgeable. Staff were very friendly and explained the types of tests that would be completed today. Highly recommend.
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Dr. Trakhtenberg is great. She’s thorough in her work and yet very calm and easy going. Her staff is also friendly and very helpful.
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Wait time was fine, but the doctor had a very offputting and brusque manner. When I? asked if my ailment was what I? thought, she said “probably” but they would get back to me if my test results said differently. Shegave me a prescription anyway for what we thought it was and never got back to me about the test results...
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She was late and she answered her cell phone while talking to her in her office.
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Very nice great doctor
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The doctor was professional but very curt; when I asked a question she seemed annoyed, but gave me a reasonable answer. I will be looking for a more personable GYN for the future.
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I was happy to get an appointment 24 hours in advance although they called me to change to a later appointment. Also any documentation you provide on zocdoc doesn't get shared with them so a complete waste of time. Might notbe there fault...perhaps zocdoc should give them options to state whether or not info is accepted via online (?). Generally the doctor was nice and efficient once with her. I waited close to 2 hours to be seen by the doctor. The bathroom was not clean and toilet overflowing...saw something on the bathroom floor I did not want to see. Not appealing for a drs office but could have been a bad day!
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Very professional, not a long wait.
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The staff was professional and great. And Dr. Yelena was excellent
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She is really awesome and very empathetic. She explains sensitive information and makes suggestions with care and consideration.
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Office management needs work. They made my doctor take patients of a doctor who called in. It's double the load and unfair to Dr. Trakhtenberg patients. The doctor was very apologetic and nice about it but it was not her faultto begin with she is just trying to help people. The office should have been on the phone with the patience of the other doc cancelling their appt instead of trying to get paid for double booking.
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Ptofessional and comfortable atmosphere. She had the latest of medical eqipment which made the appointment fast and accurate.
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I thought she was skilled in her job but too "rough around the edges"
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This was an excellent appointment. Everyone in the office was kind, professional and friendly. I highly recommend this doctor.
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Didnt wait at all! She was really sweet and professional! Thank you!
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I think she is the best Doctor I've ever met in my life.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very professional staff. Had a great experience.
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I had an appointment at 12:15 and didnt get seen until 2:30. It was highly unprofessional but Dr. Yelena did her job well.
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She was very thorough.
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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 theday 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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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 officeare 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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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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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 sittingthere 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.
More than 1 year ago
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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 wasnot 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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Very quick! Answered questions.
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Great staff. Very kind people. The doctor is great. Definitely recommended!
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