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Annual Pap Smear / GYN Exam
1766 East 12th St, Brooklyn, NY, 11229
3 East 69th Street, 1st Floor, New York, NY, 10021

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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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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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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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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 not be 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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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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She is really awesome and very empathetic. She explains sensitive information and makes suggestions with care and consideration.

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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. She gave me a prescription anyway for what we thought it was and never got back to me about the test results...

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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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Ptofessional and comfortable atmosphere. She had the latest of medical eqipment which made the appointment fast and accurate.

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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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I think she is the best Doctor I've ever met in my life.

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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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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 fault to 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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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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