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Dr. Yvette Gentry, MD

OB-GYN

Alameda, CA

About Dr. Yvette Gentry

Dr. Yvette Gentry received a B.S. in Genetics from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.D. from the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Gentry's Obstetrics and Gynecology specialty training was completed at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). She is Board-Certified and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FACOG). Prior to embarking in private practice in 1995, Dr. Gentry conducted research evaluating certain perinatal infections and evaluation of chronic pelvic pain. She has been featured in the California Department of Public Health Anti-Second Hand Smoke campaign and the Healthy Families Campaigns encouraging low-income mothers to seek medical care for their families. A contributing expert to Family Digest Magazine, Dr. Gentry has been featured on a nationally syndicated health television program, as well as on local news (KTVU and KPIX) and the cable channel BET. Dr. Gentry was one of the 2 California doctors listed among America's Favorite OG/Gyns in Essence Magazine. Dr. Gentry is a member of the Alameda-Contra Costa, California, National and Sinkler-Miller Medical Associations. In addition to her comprehensive OB/Gyn practice, she has particular interest in alternatives to hysterectomies, laparoscopic surgeries and fibroid management.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • OB-GYN

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Hospital affiliations

  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus
  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus
  • John Muir Medical Center, Concord Campus
  • John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek Campus

Board certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Washington, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of California, San Francisco, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professional memberships

  • Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association
  • California Medical Association

Awards and publications

  • Best Ob/Gyn in Oakland 2010 on Best of the Bay TV Series

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1467498634

Dr. Yvette Gentry's office locations

East Bay Women's Health

512 Westline Dr, Ste 103

Alameda, CA 94501

East Bay Women's Health

3300 Webster St, Ste 1200

Oakland, CA 94609

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Went in for a pap-smear and to discuss birth control options, she was professional and courteous. She answered all my questions and informed about all the steps she was about to make.
Less than 1 year ago
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The wait time was kinda long but I really appreciated Dr. Gentry taking the time to explain everything thoroughly so that I could understand what was going on and her explanations calmed my worries and fears. She is an Amazing doctor!I never had a Dr take the time to explain and show the answers to my concerns and she does seem really caring and wanted to make sure my worries were reassured. I have not received that from other OBGYNs. I had a lot of bad ones and she's one of the great ones. I want her as my Primary Obgyn now. Thank you Dr. Gentry!
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Terrible, office is overwhelmed and they will over charge you without explanation.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Gentry is fine. Her office staff is rude and office policies are horrendous. I had negative experiences multiple times with her office and witnessed incredibly insensitive treatment of another patient who was trying to check in for herappointment. I left this practice mid pregnancy because of how people, myself included, were being treated. Just awful.
More than 1 year ago
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If you love waiting almost two hours, she is a great doctor. But the wait time is unacceptable.
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She is great! Her front desk staff leaves a little to be desired. Maybe training would be useful for some of them.
More than 1 year ago
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I wanted one hour and fifteen minutes to be seen by the doctor. My previous appointment last year took about an hour to be seen too. Not a great track record.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Gentry was very helpful, patient with all my questions, and really listened to my concerns. The exam itself was very quick, comfortable, and painless.
More than 1 year ago
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She was awesome and get staff was friendly.
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Dr. Gentry is probably a good physician but the wait was too long.
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As always , Dr. Gentry & her Staff are conscientious, amicable, kind & caring. They were helpful, with another medical matter & concerns, other than my the wellness of my Reproductive Health. I appreciate them so much, for putting me atease about the matter. Many doctors & their staffs brush matters off, but are aware & attentive to all needs. I truly thank & appreciate them for it. Keep doing what is being done... Goodies to come. ??
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It was wonderful! Dr. Gentry answered my questions and provided me with some great insights . Her staff was quick and efficient . Overall it was a great visit !
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Very pleasant!
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She was wonderful, informative and quick. Definitely going back!
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She was kind, gentle and informative. I'm happy to have her as my OBGYN.
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I felt very confident with the way she expressed her knowledge of women carrying PCOS. It reassured me that I was able to find a doctor that was about assisting me in continuing to monitor my progress with this condition.
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Though I had a very long wait time during my first appointment at the office, during my second visit I was seen right away. So this leads me to believe that the lateness last time was simply the result of ensuringcare for another patient. So just know that if you're left to wait, it's most likely for good reason. I definitely made the right decision in seeing Dr. Gentry. She is extremely intelligent, professional, and has a great bedside manor. I was terrified about my procedure but Dr. Gentry was calm, clear, not awkward, and quick! I must be critical of one aspect of my visit though. Perhaps because of the popularity of the office, I've found record keeping to be very unorganized. I've updated moving information etc online...but this information did not get passed along to the office staff to update my records..which ended up being a big problem for me. Hopefully they figure out this discrepancy soon.
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Her office is always accommodating. I truly appreciate them. I am a conundrum kind of patient, but they are extremely understanding.
More than 1 year ago
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I felt confident in her knowledge of PCOS and was very understanding how important it has been for me to be able to re-monitor my condition.
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She's the best. Super friendly and super compassionate.
More than 1 year ago
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I have been to Dr. Gentry before when she performed a hysterectomy on me. She gave me excellent care. And at that time she was training other surgeons to use robotic surgery.( I remember that she explained to me that Ididn't need robotic surgery, which is used in complicated cases, and I was relieved to be told mine was not complicated.) On today's visit she was her usual professional self. She explained my options very clearly and lost no time in trying out one option. I was glad I had taken the initiative in seeking her out, instead of waiting for my GP to refer me.
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I feel I'm in good hands with Dr. Gentry. She puts me at ease and is patient about explaining health issues. She is very professional.
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Dr Gentry was kind and seemed very knowledgeable. She is friendly while remaining professional. I am not dissatisfied..
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Dr. Gentry was so kind, very knowledgable, and a clear & pleasant communicator. The online patient portal provide by her office is fabulous! Very convenient, and makes me feel connected and up-to-date. I am pleased to say I found my log-term, go-to OB-Gyn. I highly recommend Dr Gentry.
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Dr Gentry truly GETS IT! She was very knowledgeable and compassionate. I will continue with her for a very long time.
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Dr. Gentry is very professional and kind, as well as informative. It was my first appointment at the office and she was sure to explain everything in detail so as to not surprise me. Though the wait was frustratingly long, I would come again given her excellent service.
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I've claimed Dr. Gentry as my OB?GYN for over 5 years now. Loved her then, love her now!
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I enjoy see Dr. Gentry. She allows her human self to be present during the visit. Dr. Gentry is professional and I trust her medical assecements and recommendations. She is a great doctor that has a great interest in helping women navigate our changing bodies.
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Dr. Gentry was incredibly thorough and had a wonderful bedside manner. I did have to wait a while both in the waiting room and in the exam room. But it was worth it after my visit with her. I never feltrushed and she made sure to answer all of my questions thoughtfully and completely.
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Stress-free!
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Excellent visit once with the doctor. The wait time is generally very long. Today is was 40 min.
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She is professional and personable. She is knowledgeable and thorough.
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Thorough, efficient and friendly. Glad I found them.
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I would definitely recommend her to my friends.
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She's amazing and a traditional doctor. This isn't a Kaiser 10 min. experience. She takes the time to discuss your concerns, addresses your needs, and is genuinely a caring, concerned, authentic person with a depth of knowledge about new researchfindings in the field of women's reproductive health. She's also skilled and brilliant surgeon.
More than 1 year ago
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She's friendly and didn't feel too clinical. Gave me honest advice and answers to my questions. Very impressed.
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Great quality provider
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She's really personable and extremely thorough.
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My visit was great! I have always been a little concerned when visiting an OBGYN. But, Dr. Gentry is gentle and easy to talk to about my concerns. She is also proactive when it comes to your health.
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Excellent diagnosis of abdominal pain as Non-Gynecologicial. She is simply "The Best"!
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Everything went great. She takes time, listens to me and answers all my questions. I love my doctor!
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1) I was moved to "room" within 15 minutes of my appointment time. It was great. The ladies at the reception area were very pleasant and friendly; and also alert for incoming patients who arrived. Answered my question regarding co-payment. Emily,who placed me in the room, also friend and cordial. All in all, a vase improvement!
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I thought Dr. Gentry was great. I was expecting to have to wait far longer than I did, so I grateful to get in and out in a reasonable timeframe. She listened and she was thorough in her suggestions and evaluation.I would have liked her to delve more into my family and health history to uncover issues I might not have thought impt to raise, but she did address my short list of questions very well. I am grateful. The nurse or practitioner who took my vitals, however, was terrible!. She was obviously having a bad day because her mood was foul, she was curt, and visibly annoyed. I didn't think it was directed at me as the patient, but given this was my first visit, I was reluctant to ask her questions or do anything to be on the receiving end of her funk. Not sure what was going on, and we all have challenging days, but her inability to put on her game face/demeanor for the patient demonstrated a lack of professional maturity. When researching Dr. Gentry as a GYN, I noticed similar comments about the staff from others on independent reviews, so it might be an issue worth addressing. Overall, I am happy with my experience and would refer Dr. Gentry to others if asked. Please note: You may use my name in this review for the purpose of the doctor herself. You may not use my name for public use on the website or any other medium.
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very kind and patient! Answered by questions.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Gentry is so awesome, I don't even care than I often have to wait over an hr. She's thorough and makes sure the job is done right and that all your needs are taken care of.
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She is a sensitive intelligent professional.
More than 1 year ago
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It was great. Quick, but efficient.
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Excellent
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She is very professional and friendly, answered all my questions and explain to me every procedure. I definitely recommend her.
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I love Dr. Gentry she always makes me feel so comfortable and answers my questions no matter how silly they are. The wait could be considered long but it has improved so much since the last time I was in tooffice. I was amazed! Overall I could not be happier with my recent experience
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