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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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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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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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she is so professional and listens to what you say. To go to the Ob-Gyn is not a pleasant visit, but she makes it easier with her cozy changing area and her highly trained staff.

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Great doctor. Most tolerable trip to the OB -GYN ever. Pap was quick and painless. No one had an accusatory tone, just asked questions politely.The lab tech took my blood painlessly! Everyone was nice! Quick, but nice! I would definitely go back here! Bring a book and be prepared to wait at least 30 minutes, but overall, not too shabby.

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The wait time here was ridiculous. I was in the examination room for 40 mins before I saw the doctor. Aside from that, she's very nice and thorough.

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Very professional Doctor

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I went in for a 6:30pm appt but wasn't called until 7:30pm. Usually, they leave the room for you to undress/dress and that was not the case here. When the doctor came in there were 2 other assistants there as well. The doctor started my pap smear but the assistant took it over and the doctor left the room. They sent my RX out and i was done by 8:00pm after them taking bloodwork. I spent more time with the assistants than I did with the doctor. I felt that she was questioning me with my BC and if I was being honest about which one I used before. It was a little uncomfortable because of what I've been used to but I do plan on going back there. One of the assistants were great- wish I got her name.

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I went in for a routine check up - good location, easy to get to from the train or driving. I went on a Monday so my wait time was very short (less than 30 minutes). They didn't take my weight or BP (just asked me if I knew it and wrote down what I told them) and afterward, they didn't give me anything to clean myself. I appreciated the doctor's speedy technique, very non-invasive and no fuss, straight to business and no need to hold my hand or walk me through a routine I've been through since my teens. The staff was very nice, the Medical Assistant couldn't be sweeter, and the Dr. was very professional and didn't waste my time. All in all, I had a good experience, but just a tip, if you're paying cash, make sure that you ask for prices regarding SPECIFIC procedures and tests. They charge way more for a PAP with HPV screening (which I didn't need) than without so double check at the front desk while you fill out your paperwork, and again at the other window when you're leaving!

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It was nice. Everyone was nice. Everything was explained nicely.

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Dr. T was booked so I actually saw one of the male Gynos at the office but he was really nice and not weird and explained everything very well. It was my first time at the gynecologist and he made me very comfortable.

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The office was so clean and modern. This was my first time there since I was changing doctors. I made the right decision. The staff was highly professional. The intake was complete and nothing was missed. Dr. Trakhtenberg was remarkable. She was knowledgable and very professional. I felt so comfortable. I recommend her to all women needing an OB-GYN doctor.

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Dr. Trakhtenberg and the other doctors have a lot of patients - so no matter what time or day of your appointment, you always seem to be the eighth, ninth, or 10th person there. Bring your phone charger and a good book. She's a very good doctor but the wait time can be murder: her receptionist staff is at best just okay. If you speak Russian, then they're probably much easier to understand.

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It was My first time thats why I took a little while but everything went smoothly. Highly recommended.

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She is very nice doctor

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Felt very comfortable she takes the time to talk to you ask questions highly recommended

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The doctor was very professional, although she is straight-to-business and doesn't take much time to explain. My first impression was definitely damaged by my experience at the front desk. They were very short with me, and intimidating instead of helpful. Maybe the staff member was having a bad day, but it definitely made me question if I wanted to return.

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Very professional doctor:))

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