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Dr. Yelena Trakhtenberg, MD

OB-GYN

Brooklyn, NY

Overall rating
4.3
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She's great! I highly recommend her. Has a bad experience with another doctor and she made me feel very comfortable.
She's great! I highly recommend her. Has a bad experience with another doctor and she made me feel very comfortable.
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She was amazing! I just saw her today for the first time for my very first GYN appointment. She is verypatient, understanding and non-judgemental. She answered all my questions and did not rush anything (as doctors normally do). I am SO SO SO glad that I found her and I highly recommend her!!
She was amazing! I just saw her today for the first time for my very first GYN appointment. She is very patient, understanding and non-judgemental. She answered all my questions anddid not rush anything (as doctors normally do). I am SO SO SO glad that I found her and I highly recommend her!!
Karishma D. · Less than 1 month ago

About Dr. Yelena Trakhtenberg

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.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • OB-GYN

Practice names

Education and training

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

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1770716995

Dr. Yelena Trakhtenberg's 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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She's great! I highly recommend her. Has a bad experience with another doctor and she made me feel very comfortable.
Less than 1 month ago
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She was amazing! I just saw her today for the first time for my very first GYN appointment. She is very patient, understanding and non-judgemental. She answered all my questions and did not rush anything (as doctors normally do). I amSO SO SO glad that I found her and I highly recommend her!!
Less than 1 month ago
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It was last minute appointment. Doctor and assistant made me feel very comfortable. The receptionist is friendly and attentive. Would highly recommend.
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I maybe only saw the doctor for 30 sec to perform pap and breast exam. Despite coming in for the annual check up, I was faced with copays for simple sonogram, bloodwork and STDs. I opted out of services. Maybe makesure to discuss that prior the appointment so you are not dumbfounded.
Less than 1 month ago
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I was treated with so much professionalism from the moment I enter until the moment I walked out. I am very satisfied with the care and attention that I have received. Dr. Trakhtenberg made feel comfortable and she spoke to melike a doctor who really cares about her patients. Office was very clean.
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Love Dr. Yelena, her Medical Assistant not so much
Less than 3 months ago
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Highly recommend this doctor and her staff. They are amazing, warm and actually funny!
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It was very quick and to the point. She answered any questions I had, I will be coming back to her for my second appointment ??
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Good
Less than 6 months ago
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Very professional.
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Practical and efficient
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Great Office and Great Doctor
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Manager at this clinic is very rude, if your insurance is not active in this clinic they want cash and will not work with you any other way. Manager kept cutting me off over the phone and stated that if thisis the case she would have to hire 15 people just to put people in collections. No care for the mothers "important" check ups if you don't pay! They deny medical help
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Trakhtenberg was professional-looking competent and friendly at the same time. There was no wait and her office is pleasant, her staff friendly. It was as pleasant as a visit to the doctor could ever be!
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Dr. Trakhtenberg was wonderful! There was barely any waiting time and the nurse I saw was patient with me and answered all my questions. I was in and out in 20 minutes. Very efficient and helpful!
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Speedy check-in. Thorough exam and good introduction. I would recommend her services to anyone.
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The dr was so nice and warm she was very friendly and she made me feel comfortable even tho it was my first time. She answered all my questions and I was very pleased will go back again.
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Assistant was very nice. Yelena, on the other hand, has a very rough bedside manner. Will not be back.
Less than 1 year ago
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She’s an amazing Dr. She took her time to answer my question and their staffs are really great.
Less than 1 year ago
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Not going to go back. A lot of the staff was rude. The doctor wasn’t very helpful. She seemed in a hurry and just wanted to get the job done and over with. She gave me a prescription for birth control,but did not tell me which one it was or it’s effects. And then left the room and did not inform me my appointment was over.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very helpful and friendly staff, I loved my visit today. Dr explained everything in an easy way. I ll do recommend her and the whole place
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Very professional! Everybody made me feel very comfortable!
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I absolutely loved Dr. Trakhtenberg and her staff. They made me feel very comfortable. They were extremely friendly and so nice to me. Great first time experience.
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Dr. Trakhtenberg was alright, no complaints from my end but she wasn't spectacular either. The wait took about an hour and 15 minutes, which was weird considering I had an early appointment. The exam was fairly quick and wasn't very personalat all. I didn't really feel comfortable in the office.
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Dr. Yelena has a great bedside manner and was very nice and patient.
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The best obgyn in nyc
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I was a new patient for my normal yearly check up. Unfortunately, my insurance changed and I was unable to make an appointment with my regular doctor. Dr. Yelena had okay bedside manner. She was not rude or mean, just notvery warm. I felt very rushed throughout the appointment. I also felt judged when I was talking about my concerns with my current birth control pill.
Less than 1 year ago
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Exactly what I was hoping for! The assitants were great making me feel comfortable and at ease- I didn’t feel rushed or any judgement. Perfect appointment where doctor explained what she was doing and why, no surprises and answered my questions along the way!
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Friendly greeting at the front desk, easy sign in / form fill out process, med assistant was nice and personable, doctor was great! She made me laugh, and I felt very comfortable. Also I was seen exactly at my appointment timeand was out in less than half an hour. Thanks for a great visit!
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She was pleasant and very calming and informative.
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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
More than 1 year 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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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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Truly awesome
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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.
More than 1 year 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.
More than 1 year 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!
More than 1 year ago
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