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August 11, 2010 7:50 AM   Subscribe

Please hope me. Can anyone personally recommend a good primary care doctor in Manhattan? Must be female, sorry this is non-negotiable.

I'm ready to end my current relationship with my primary care doctor of 10+ years. I've stayed with her probably out of laziness and it's overwhelming for me to keep changing this kind of thing. It's time though and I know I've always been unhappy. I've asked friends but they go out of Manhattan or have male primary care doctors. Must be female, I have had a bad experience. Preferably from 70th down to Soho. I'm really looking for personal experience references please.
posted by eatdonuts to Health & Fitness (8 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
 
Laura Fisher was my PCP for a long time (2001 - 2006) -- I only stopped going to her because she stopped taking my insurance, and I couldn't afford to lay out the cash. She was really wonderful, kind and caring, and everyone on her staff was helpful and respectful. She was also always quite punctual; I never had to wait more than five or ten minutes past my appointment time. I recommend her with no reservations.

I believe she is still at 1385 York Avenue (between 73rd & 74th); the last number I have for her office is (212) 717-5920.
posted by shamash at 8:51 AM on August 11, 2010


I used to go to Dr. Katherine Keil when I lived in NYC. I was very happy with her, but the last time I saw her was at least 8 years ago, and I've since long moved out of the city.
posted by slogger at 8:52 AM on August 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


I use Dr. Donna Finkelstein and like her a lot.
posted by Pineapplicious at 8:58 AM on August 11, 2010


Can second Laura Fisher. She was absolutely outstanding. Unfortunately had the same issue that she stopped taking my insurance and I couldn't afford to see her out-of-pocket or I'd still be going to her. (My 23rd is XY, if patient gender makes any difference)
posted by xetere at 8:59 AM on August 11, 2010


I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Tammy Leopold. Here's what I said about her on Yelp:
"Dr. Leopold is the best physician I've ever had. She takes time with her patients, and makes sure both that all the patients questions are answered, and that she has gotten all the information she needs to determine what ought to be done. She makes herself available to her patients, and is very good at explaining complicated medical ideas in a way that is easily understandable but also doesn't insult one's intelligence.

Were I ever to ponder leaving New York, I'd think long and hard about whether leaving Dr. Leopold would be worth it."
posted by ocherdraco at 9:42 AM on August 11, 2010


Dr. Valerie K. Lyon, MD
59 East 54th Street, New York, NY 10022-9250
(212) 750-8330

Friendly, low-key, quirky and smart.
posted by Erroneous at 9:49 AM on August 11, 2010


Thank you all so very much. I will check out each doctor listed. Very kind of you all to help me.
posted by eatdonuts at 10:35 AM on August 11, 2010


I've been seeing Dr. Ruth Lesnewski from EmpressCallipygos' recommendation in another thread.
posted by brujita at 11:44 PM on August 11, 2010


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