Lesbian-friendly gynecologist in NYC?
April 14, 2015 9:35 AM   Subscribe

Insurance is obviously the issue: A New York-specific Obamacare offering from Aetna.

I am looking for a lesiban-friendly gyno (don't need OB) for well-woman visits in NYC. My insurance is Aetna Open Access Elect Choice EPO, which is evidently not taken by all places that take Aetna.

I would love someone in downtown Manhattan but I'm not superpicky. I've seen some discussions in which people don't understand what makes a gay-friendly gynecologist. This would be someone who has a proven track record of being comfortable and open with gender and sexuality issues, doesn't make assumptions about reproduction and doesn't think that people who aren't regularly having penis-vaginal intercourse don't need the same level of gynecological care. The doctor doesn't have to be gay him/herself.

The usual desires for a doctor--that they be kind, smart, impressive with clean modern offices--are important to me as well.

Thanks for any and all recommendations--if you know of someone, I'll check to see if they take my insurance.
posted by Drohan to Health & Fitness (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
You might be able to get treatment or a referral from Beth Israel LGBT Health Services or Callen-Lorde. I don't have personal experience with either of these centers, but know Callen-Lorde by reputation.
posted by reren at 12:07 PM on April 14, 2015

Best answer: I do not live in NYC, however, a private queer FB group I'm a member of suggests these people for OB/GYN care:
Dr. Antoinette Whitehead at Downtown Women OB-GYN Associates
Dr. Zoe Rodriguez at Beth Israel (Union Square)
Zil Goldstein - Family Nurse Practitioner at Beth Israel Medical Group
M. Victoria Albina, Family Nurse Practitioner at One Medical Group
posted by needs more cowbell at 12:37 PM on April 14, 2015

I would second Downtown Women's and add Laura Zeidenstein, CNM at Midwifery of Manhattan in midtown (many midwives also do well-woman care in addition to prenatal care and births).
posted by I am not a cat at 6:37 PM on April 14, 2015

Response by poster: Just a follow-up. I went to Antonette Whitehead at Downtown Women. she's great.
posted by Drohan at 9:40 AM on July 7, 2015 [1 favorite]

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