Dr. Robin Kalish

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Outstanding OB in every way. Great in office as well as at delivery. Only rave reviews!!

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Outstanding OB in every way. Great in office as well as at delivery. Only rave reviews!!

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My wife made an appointment with Dr. Kalish right after finding out that we were pregnant. We gave our insurance information, and they confirmed an appointment for us. This is our second pregnancy, and my wife was very worried since we had some complications during our first.

We were excited for our first visit with the Dr. since we've heard good things about her in the past, and made arrangements (we both took off for the morning) to go see her. When we got to the office, after being confirmed that she took our insurance, a lady from the office told us that they in fact do not take it.

As a side note, she is still listed under our insurance book, and I called to confirm that with our insurance company. Something was very fishy with the whole thing, as if she wouldn't take us because of the type of insurance we had.

Very disappointed...

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My wife made an appointment with Dr. Kalish right after finding out that we were pregnant. We gave our insurance information, and they confirmed an appointment for us. This is our second pregnancy, and my wife was very worried since we had some complications during our first.

We were excited for our first visit with the Dr. since we've heard good things about her in the past, and made arrangements (we both took off for the morning) to go see her. When we got to the office, after being confirmed that she took our insurance, a lady from the office told us that they in fact do not take it.

As a side note, she is still listed under our insurance book, and I called to confirm that with our insurance company. Something was very fishy with the whole thing, as if she wouldn't take us because of the type of insurance we had.

Very disappointed...

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Just awesome. Really great doctor all around. Agree with all the great reviews.

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Just awesome. Really great doctor all around. Agree with all the great reviews.

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Great doctor. Held my hand every step of the way-especially when complications started. Would definitely recommend to others. I am a medical person and highly recommend her.

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Great doctor. Held my hand every step of the way-especially when complications started. Would definitely recommend to others. I am a medical person and highly recommend her.

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I had a terrible experience with Dr. Kalish. She is generally professional and perhaps a good doctor, but she spends almost no time with her patients during office visits. She was in and out of the exam room in less than 5 minutes, and that is being generous on most visits.

Dr. Kalish is not interested in how the patient feels. She never asked about my pain or sickness during my pregnancy. I had a high risk pregnancy and she treated me like I was a 25yr old in perfect health. Any advice or treatment I received during my pregnancy came from other physicians. I experienced post partum complications and Dr. Kalish pretty much told me to "suck it up" and "that's what happens when you have a baby with your complications."

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I had a terrible experience with Dr. Kalish. She is generally professional and perhaps a good doctor, but she spends almost no time with her patients during office visits. She was in and out of the exam room in less than 5 minutes, and that is being generous on most visits.

Dr. Kalish is not interested in how the patient feels. She never asked about my pain or sickness during my pregnancy. I had a high risk pregnancy and she treated me like I was a 25yr old in perfect health. Any advice or treatment I received during my pregnancy came from other physicians. I experienced post partum complications and Dr. Kalish pretty much told me to "suck it up" and "that's what happens when you have a baby with your complications."

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dr. kalish was great. very professional, and highly skilled.
i had a prior surgery with lots of scar tissue involved with my delivery and i was lucky to have her.

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dr. kalish was great. very professional, and highly skilled.
i had a prior surgery with lots of scar tissue involved with my delivery and i was lucky to have her.

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I had had a terrible experience with another doctor in the same practice before switching to Dr. Kalish. I feel compelled to write because I am shocked by the other comments on this board. She was caring attentive, courteous, friendly. She coordinated my care with my team of doctors covering three other medical issues. She always gave me the time I needed to answer questions and addressed my concerns. Even now she is my gyn and has scheduled me quickly when I have concerns.

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I had had a terrible experience with another doctor in the same practice before switching to Dr. Kalish. I feel compelled to write because I am shocked by the other comments on this board. She was caring attentive, courteous, friendly. She coordinated my care with my team of doctors covering three other medical issues. She always gave me the time I needed to answer questions and addressed my concerns. Even now she is my gyn and has scheduled me quickly when I have concerns.

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I delivered a baby last year with Dr. Kalish. I selected her after doing a lot of research. From the start I felt that I was in the best hands. I had a very complicated medical history with my first baby and a complicated delivery (delivered by another dr) and she was very understanding and professional when I discussed concerns about delivering a second. I insisted on having a planned C. She tried to convince me to go natural, but in the end she respected my decision.
She is not a big hand holder. So if you need a lot of that she may not be the best person for you. But she is very experienced, skillful and I have no doubt she would be the best person to handle any complications.
My c section was a piece of cake (easier than my first v delivery).

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★★★★★

I delivered a baby last year with Dr. Kalish. I selected her after doing a lot of research. From the start I felt that I was in the best hands. I had a very complicated medical history with my first baby and a complicated delivery (delivered by another dr) and she was very understanding and professional when I discussed concerns about delivering a second. I insisted on having a planned C. She tried to convince me to go natural, but in the end she respected my decision.
She is not a big hand holder. So if you need a lot of that she may not be the best person for you. But she is very experienced, skillful and I have no doubt she would be the best person to handle any complications.
My c section was a piece of cake (easier than my first v delivery).

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I loved Dr. Kalish. She was terrific in the office and when it came time for delivery. She was almost always on time for my appointments--even though she has a busy office. She spent the entire night with me when I went into labor. Really great doctor overall.

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★★★★★

I loved Dr. Kalish. She was terrific in the office and when it came time for delivery. She was almost always on time for my appointments--even though she has a busy office. She spent the entire night with me when I went into labor. Really great doctor overall.

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I should have listened to my husband when he said that he didn't like the fact that we waited over an hour to see dr. Kalish. Every appointment was always a long wait.. I had a horrible delivery and would NOT recommend this DR to anyone. I can not go into detail but please do not use this doctor, she does not pay attention to her patients. Saying sorry does not undo what has been done!

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I should have listened to my husband when he said that he didn't like the fact that we waited over an hour to see dr. Kalish. Every appointment was always a long wait.. I had a horrible delivery and would NOT recommend this DR to anyone. I can not go into detail but please do not use this doctor, she does not pay attention to her patients. Saying sorry does not undo what has been done!

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I had such a great experience with Dr. Kalish delivering my child. Everything went well because she was there. She was with us at every step and was the reason I had such a great delivery. I would highly recommend her as a great obstetrician.

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I had such a great experience with Dr. Kalish delivering my child. Everything went well because she was there. She was with us at every step and was the reason I had such a great delivery. I would highly recommend her as a great obstetrician.

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Dr Kalish was my OBGYN for my first birth and she was horrible and showed up at the last 5 mins of a 20hr labor.She was never in the room only my nurse and my husband help to deliver my little girl. The after birth so painful she was so Barbaric with no pain medication because my epidural wore off and very rough. I was sick with an infection for 3 weeks after my birth b/c she reused a catheter during the birth process. She never returns your phone calls and I was rushed to the emergency room when I was 6 months pregnant and she never cared to call to see if there was an issue and lied about being in the office. My stay in the hospital she never once came by to check on me after my horrible birth, I never saw 1 doctor in my 3 day stay.Dr Kalish is a doctor with out a heart, so beware of your choice.

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Dr Kalish was my OBGYN for my first birth and she was horrible and showed up at the last 5 mins of a 20hr labor.She was never in the room only my nurse and my husband help to deliver my little girl. The after birth so painful she was so Barbaric with no pain medication because my epidural wore off and very rough. I was sick with an infection for 3 weeks after my birth b/c she reused a catheter during the birth process. She never returns your phone calls and I was rushed to the emergency room when I was 6 months pregnant and she never cared to call to see if there was an issue and lied about being in the office. My stay in the hospital she never once came by to check on me after my horrible birth, I never saw 1 doctor in my 3 day stay.Dr Kalish is a doctor with out a heart, so beware of your choice.

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Thank God for Dr. Kalish. She is incredibly bright and on top of things and I always had faith in her- my routine pregnancy turned high risk out of the blue in my 7th month and the only thing that kept me from falling apart was my faith that I was in the best possible hands. I did miraculously deliver a close to full term perfectly health baby, after being at serious risk of having a prolapsed umbilical cord for various reasons. If you are looking for someone to coddle you, it's not her. I have a husband and a therapist I go to for emotional support, that's not something I seek in my ob, but if that's what you are looking for, she's not the dr. for you. If you are looking for someone who is highly regarded by her peers and colleagues, and who is incredibly knowledgable and skilled about how to make sure mom and baby are healthy, you will be thrilled with her like I am.

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Thank God for Dr. Kalish. She is incredibly bright and on top of things and I always had faith in her- my routine pregnancy turned high risk out of the blue in my 7th month and the only thing that kept me from falling apart was my faith that I was in the best possible hands. I did miraculously deliver a close to full term perfectly health baby, after being at serious risk of having a prolapsed umbilical cord for various reasons. If you are looking for someone to coddle you, it's not her. I have a husband and a therapist I go to for emotional support, that's not something I seek in my ob, but if that's what you are looking for, she's not the dr. for you. If you are looking for someone who is highly regarded by her peers and colleagues, and who is incredibly knowledgable and skilled about how to make sure mom and baby are healthy, you will be thrilled with her like I am.

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reading some of the negative reviews, i'm actually incredulous. my experience with Dr. Kalish, her nurses, her scheduling staff and the other doctors in her practice was nothing but positive.

i switched to Dr. Kalish five weeks into my pregnancy and found that the largest percentage of my appointments were on, or very close to, schedule. (when you go to an OB, of course there are going to be days when his/her schedule goes off the tracks. if it were *your* unpredicted/complicated labor/emergency, wouldn't you want the OB to delay a few patients in order to deal with your major issue??)

Dr. Kalish, herself, called me with test results and always answered any questions i had, from the basic to the outlandish. although she had been on call the previous 24-hour period, she still came back to the hospital to deliver my son, at 10:00 on a Sunday night. i have recommended Dr. Kalish to numerous friends, all of whom have had/are having a positive experience with her.

i'm not sure what people might expect from a doctor as far as "warmth" but, truthfully? i would feel a little uncomfortable if a doctor were trying to be my best friend. Dr. Kalish was professional, bright, caring and available. i cannot imagine what else i would seek in an OB!

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reading some of the negative reviews, i'm actually incredulous. my experience with Dr. Kalish, her nurses, her scheduling staff and the other doctors in her practice was nothing but positive.

i switched to Dr. Kalish five weeks into my pregnancy and found that the largest percentage of my appointments were on, or very close to, schedule. (when you go to an OB, of course there are going to be days when his/her schedule goes off the tracks. if it were *your* unpredicted/complicated labor/emergency, wouldn't you want the OB to delay a few patients in order to deal with your major issue??)

Dr. Kalish, herself, called me with test results and always answered any questions i had, from the basic to the outlandish. although she had been on call the previous 24-hour period, she still came back to the hospital to deliver my son, at 10:00 on a Sunday night. i have recommended Dr. Kalish to numerous friends, all of whom have had/are having a positive experience with her.

i'm not sure what people might expect from a doctor as far as "warmth" but, truthfully? i would feel a little uncomfortable if a doctor were trying to be my best friend. Dr. Kalish was professional, bright, caring and available. i cannot imagine what else i would seek in an OB!

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Dr. Kalish is an outstanding obstetrician. Many think she is the very best in Manhattan. I would highly recommend her. Her skills and bedside manner are both top-notch. The people who work with her also respect her very much.

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Dr. Kalish is an outstanding obstetrician. Many think she is the very best in Manhattan. I would highly recommend her. Her skills and bedside manner are both top-notch. The people who work with her also respect her very much.

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I eventually switched doctors even though the office was most convenient for me and I wanted to deliver at Cornell since my husband was born there. Saw her multiple times and she never even asked "how are you feeling?" While most doctors in NY keep you waiting forever, which is a pain, she is always on time, even early, and now I know this is because she spends so little time with her patients. She didn't offer any information and made me feel like I was stupid and that I was inconveniencing her for having any questions. No bedside manner whatsoever.

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I eventually switched doctors even though the office was most convenient for me and I wanted to deliver at Cornell since my husband was born there. Saw her multiple times and she never even asked "how are you feeling?" While most doctors in NY keep you waiting forever, which is a pain, she is always on time, even early, and now I know this is because she spends so little time with her patients. She didn't offer any information and made me feel like I was stupid and that I was inconveniencing her for having any questions. No bedside manner whatsoever.

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Dr. Kalish is a really great obstetrician! Especially for twin births. I highly recommend her to anyone delivering in New York City/New York City area.

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Dr. Kalish is a really great obstetrician! Especially for twin births. I highly recommend her to anyone delivering in New York City/New York City area.

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Have to agree with all the mixed reviews on this page. Dr. Kalish is super professional, super accomplished, but doesn't seem to want to be with patients, either during visits or during actual birth or after. The jostling between labs, nurses, etc. at NY Presb. can be frustrating, and leave lots of room for doubt. She is interested in training her residents, which for me resulted in a bad episiotomy sew up. But IF something went wrong medically pre-birth or during, Dr. Kalish would know exactly what to do and quickly. However, don't expect chat or even discussion or any sign of respect.

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Have to agree with all the mixed reviews on this page. Dr. Kalish is super professional, super accomplished, but doesn't seem to want to be with patients, either during visits or during actual birth or after. The jostling between labs, nurses, etc. at NY Presb. can be frustrating, and leave lots of room for doubt. She is interested in training her residents, which for me resulted in a bad episiotomy sew up. But IF something went wrong medically pre-birth or during, Dr. Kalish would know exactly what to do and quickly. However, don't expect chat or even discussion or any sign of respect.

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All around great doctor for high risk ob-in my opinion. Also works at best hospital for having a baby in NY. Good nursing staff and rooms are pretty comfy.

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All around great doctor for high risk ob-in my opinion. Also works at best hospital for having a baby in NY. Good nursing staff and rooms are pretty comfy.

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Dr. Kalish and the entire Cornell team is awesome! She took care of my very complicated pregnancy with skill and warmth every step of the way. Even when complications arose-she stayed calm and made sure that me and my baby were healthy. A remarkable doctor in my opinion!!!

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Dr. Kalish and the entire Cornell team is awesome! She took care of my very complicated pregnancy with skill and warmth every step of the way. Even when complications arose-she stayed calm and made sure that me and my baby were healthy. A remarkable doctor in my opinion!!!

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The one thing I learned just now is to read reviews first--because all of your negative reviews reflect my experience with her. It's as if she thinks her job is only to get you to birth, but then you're on your own. (and even prior she basically says hello on your office visits, while others do and analyze the sonograms and everything else.)Thank G-d I delivered a beautiful healthy baby (with the other doc on call -- cared for by really just the nurse)and after delivery Kalish showed up to say hello but had no interest in examining me to see if the on-call team sewed me well (they did not) nor did she know how to treat me when I did not heal. I eventually, after long time suffering, went to 3 other docs all of whom had the same simple solution--which i then tried and which instantly worked. But she does not know it because she never even followed up to find out if i ever healed.

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The one thing I learned just now is to read reviews first--because all of your negative reviews reflect my experience with her. It's as if she thinks her job is only to get you to birth, but then you're on your own. (and even prior she basically says hello on your office visits, while others do and analyze the sonograms and everything else.)Thank G-d I delivered a beautiful healthy baby (with the other doc on call -- cared for by really just the nurse)and after delivery Kalish showed up to say hello but had no interest in examining me to see if the on-call team sewed me well (they did not) nor did she know how to treat me when I did not heal. I eventually, after long time suffering, went to 3 other docs all of whom had the same simple solution--which i then tried and which instantly worked. But she does not know it because she never even followed up to find out if i ever healed.

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Dr. Kalish is an amazing high risk ob. She takes great care of her patients and is always available for questions--even when you forget them in the office. Very caring and compassionate doctor.

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Dr. Kalish is an amazing high risk ob. She takes great care of her patients and is always available for questions--even when you forget them in the office. Very caring and compassionate doctor.

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I have to write that she is truly superb. I work at the same hospital and she is one of the most respected doctors there. She has been very compassionate to me despite a difficult pregnancy. I couldn't recommend anyone more highly than Dr. Kalish. She is just a fantastic ob.

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I have to write that she is truly superb. I work at the same hospital and she is one of the most respected doctors there. She has been very compassionate to me despite a difficult pregnancy. I couldn't recommend anyone more highly than Dr. Kalish. She is just a fantastic ob.

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I am very fortunate to have delivered a healthy, beautiful baby 2.5 years ago. Dr. Kalish was the doctor on call and delivered my daughter. She was cold and rude. I was in labor for 28 hours, exhausted and in pain (the epidural wore off 4 hours before I gave birth). She was in and out of the room when I was "pushing." She put me in the hands of a very nice but very green 20 year old nurse who admitted that she had limited experience. I would push and close my eyes and Dr. Kalish would leave the room without telling me he was leaving. This was in the middle of "pushing". At one point, exasperated, in pain and scared I said "You're F--ing leaving again?" She paused, made me apologize for using profanities in her delivery room. I apologized profusely and only then would she continue. I finally gave birth and she cut the cord without asking my husband who was in the room if he wanted the honors. She never came back to check on me and certainly did not follow up with me after.I have been too upset to write about this but I am pregnant again and I am searching for another doctor. She is cold, lacks compassion and does not care about her patients. I would never go back to her and she made my experience horrible. However, I do have a healthy daughter and for that I am grateful.

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I am very fortunate to have delivered a healthy, beautiful baby 2.5 years ago. Dr. Kalish was the doctor on call and delivered my daughter. She was cold and rude. I was in labor for 28 hours, exhausted and in pain (the epidural wore off 4 hours before I gave birth). She was in and out of the room when I was "pushing." She put me in the hands of a very nice but very green 20 year old nurse who admitted that she had limited experience. I would push and close my eyes and Dr. Kalish would leave the room without telling me he was leaving. This was in the middle of "pushing". At one point, exasperated, in pain and scared I said "You're F--ing leaving again?" She paused, made me apologize for using profanities in her delivery room. I apologized profusely and only then would she continue. I finally gave birth and she cut the cord without asking my husband who was in the room if he wanted the honors. She never came back to check on me and certainly did not follow up with me after.I have been too upset to write about this but I am pregnant again and I am searching for another doctor. She is cold, lacks compassion and does not care about her patients. I would never go back to her and she made my experience horrible. However, I do have a healthy daughter and for that I am grateful.

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I googled Dr. Kalish to get her phone number to give to a friend, came across these reviews, and felt compelled to write. Dr. Kalish handled all three of my pregnancies (the first ended in miscarriage). I learned that the first fetus had died during a sonogram, and Dr. Kalish called me at home that evening to discuss options (D&C or wait a few days for the fetus to expel naturally). She was compassionate and kind. I had to return to her office the next day (by which point the miscarriage had actually started) for a shot (due to possible incompatible blood types with the fetus). I had to wait an hour, but when the nurse brought me in, she apologized profusely for the wait, saying she was so sorry I had to "sit out there with all those pregnant women." The nurse then told me of her own miscarriage and reassured me with a few typical platitudes- which felt genuinely compassionate. During the next two pregnancies, I found Dr. Kalish to be efficient, competent, and reassuring. She is definitely not "warm and fuzzy"- in fact, one of the other doctors in her practice, Dr. Silvestre, is much warmer- I had to see him during a bleeding scare in my third pregnancy.

She is also definitely overextended- there are times when I had to wait hours for my scheduled appointment- so I recommend bringing reading material or work to appointments. However, she handled my high-risk situation extremely well, made key referrals to other specialists, and delivered both my babies beautifully. She was supportive of our delivery choices (hypnobirthing) and our delivery nurse for the first pregnancy turned out to also be a midwife, which was a wonderful bonus. Moreover, during my first delivery, after 20 hours of labor and 2 hours of pushing, Dr. Kalish still didn't push a C-section- although I had been warned this would happen in New York City especially, where the C-section rate is particularly high. She explained my options and told me it was completely my decision. We ultimately did have a C-section for that pregnancy, and when it was time to deliver my second child just 18 months later, Dr. Kalish still did not push a C-section (though many doctors will do this after a first C-section). She discussed the risks of natural birth after C-section and the risks of C-section, and then let us decide, and checked back in with us a few times during the pregnancy to see if that was still the way we wanted to go. Finally, I also appreciated that she advised us against doing an amnio, even though I was 35 during the second pregnancy. She relied on the nuchal translucency results to point out that the risk of miscarriage from an amnio was much higher than the risk of any problems with the baby, and so advised against the amnio.

I trust her completely, continue to recommend her to friends, and if we go for a third baby, would definitely go back. It's definitely worth the hassle of longer waits and a slightly rushed/gruff bedside manner to have a doctor who is incredibly competent.

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I googled Dr. Kalish to get her phone number to give to a friend, came across these reviews, and felt compelled to write. Dr. Kalish handled all three of my pregnancies (the first ended in miscarriage). I learned that the first fetus had died during a sonogram, and Dr. Kalish called me at home that evening to discuss options (D&C or wait a few days for the fetus to expel naturally). She was compassionate and kind. I had to return to her office the next day (by which point the miscarriage had actually started) for a shot (due to possible incompatible blood types with the fetus). I had to wait an hour, but when the nurse brought me in, she apologized profusely for the wait, saying she was so sorry I had to "sit out there with all those pregnant women." The nurse then told me of her own miscarriage and reassured me with a few typical platitudes- which felt genuinely compassionate. During the next two pregnancies, I found Dr. Kalish to be efficient, competent, and reassuring. She is definitely not "warm and fuzzy"- in fact, one of the other doctors in her practice, Dr. Silvestre, is much warmer- I had to see him during a bleeding scare in my third pregnancy.

She is also definitely overextended- there are times when I had to wait hours for my scheduled appointment- so I recommend bringing reading material or work to appointments. However, she handled my high-risk situation extremely well, made key referrals to other specialists, and delivered both my babies beautifully. She was supportive of our delivery choices (hypnobirthing) and our delivery nurse for the first pregnancy turned out to also be a midwife, which was a wonderful bonus. Moreover, during my first delivery, after 20 hours of labor and 2 hours of pushing, Dr. Kalish still didn't push a C-section- although I had been warned this would happen in New York City especially, where the C-section rate is particularly high. She explained my options and told me it was completely my decision. We ultimately did have a C-section for that pregnancy, and when it was time to deliver my second child just 18 months later, Dr. Kalish still did not push a C-section (though many doctors will do this after a first C-section). She discussed the risks of natural birth after C-section and the risks of C-section, and then let us decide, and checked back in with us a few times during the pregnancy to see if that was still the way we wanted to go. Finally, I also appreciated that she advised us against doing an amnio, even though I was 35 during the second pregnancy. She relied on the nuchal translucency results to point out that the risk of miscarriage from an amnio was much higher than the risk of any problems with the baby, and so advised against the amnio.

I trust her completely, continue to recommend her to friends, and if we go for a third baby, would definitely go back. It's definitely worth the hassle of longer waits and a slightly rushed/gruff bedside manner to have a doctor who is incredibly competent.

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Bad experience resulting in a permanent disability. Could have been avoided with proper postpartum care.

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Bad experience resulting in a permanent disability. Could have been avoided with proper postpartum care.

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I had an uneventful twin pregnancy with Dr. Kalish and I had a positive experience. It was not my first pregnancy so I knew what to expect. Unfortunately, most OB's do not have a lot of time to spend with patients. I found Dr. Kalish to be attentive and caring and she always answered every question I asked. However, you do need to be your own advocate, for example: call for test results, come prepared with questions and make sure you take your prenatals!

Con: office staff is awful, I hope they got someone new
Con: you can not be checked by the other doctors in the group although they may end up delivering you

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I had an uneventful twin pregnancy with Dr. Kalish and I had a positive experience. It was not my first pregnancy so I knew what to expect. Unfortunately, most OB's do not have a lot of time to spend with patients. I found Dr. Kalish to be attentive and caring and she always answered every question I asked. However, you do need to be your own advocate, for example: call for test results, come prepared with questions and make sure you take your prenatals!

Con: office staff is awful, I hope they got someone new
Con: you can not be checked by the other doctors in the group although they may end up delivering you

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As a first time mom, having just arrived in New York from Sri Lanka, living on a student's budget and already disappointed with two doctors who had simply been interested in making money, when my husband finally managed to get an appointment with Dr. Kalish I felt here is a doctor who will never let me down. It was instinct I suppose, or the look in her eyes, brimming with love and warmth. I no longer felt lonely or scared in this strange land, far away from my motherland and loved ones after Dr.Kalish came into my life. Instead of crying myself to sleep every night yearning to go back home to Sri Lanka I now prayed to Buddha to let Dr. Kalish deliver my baby. My prayers were answered last week and thanks to Dr. Kalish we are now the proud parents of a wonderful baby girl. Dr. Robin Kalish is kindness personified. Budu Saranai! May the Buddha protect her!

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As a first time mom, having just arrived in New York from Sri Lanka, living on a student's budget and already disappointed with two doctors who had simply been interested in making money, when my husband finally managed to get an appointment with Dr. Kalish I felt here is a doctor who will never let me down. It was instinct I suppose, or the look in her eyes, brimming with love and warmth. I no longer felt lonely or scared in this strange land, far away from my motherland and loved ones after Dr.Kalish came into my life. Instead of crying myself to sleep every night yearning to go back home to Sri Lanka I now prayed to Buddha to let Dr. Kalish deliver my baby. My prayers were answered last week and thanks to Dr. Kalish we are now the proud parents of a wonderful baby girl. Dr. Robin Kalish is kindness personified. Budu Saranai! May the Buddha protect her!

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Dr. Kalish was recommended to me by another doctor. After calling her office and going through her ridiculous screening process, her assistant notified me that I was granted an appointment. I was told that Dr. Kalish would be happy to see me in four weeks - literally DAYS before the start of my Second Trimester. After thinking about it, I realized that I did not want to see an OB who thought going through the entire First Trimester with absolutely no prenatal care was acceptable.

This is New York City and Cornell has many OB options. I wouldn't recommend this doctor to a dog.

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Dr. Kalish was recommended to me by another doctor. After calling her office and going through her ridiculous screening process, her assistant notified me that I was granted an appointment. I was told that Dr. Kalish would be happy to see me in four weeks - literally DAYS before the start of my Second Trimester. After thinking about it, I realized that I did not want to see an OB who thought going through the entire First Trimester with absolutely no prenatal care was acceptable.

This is New York City and Cornell has many OB options. I wouldn't recommend this doctor to a dog.

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I went to Dr. Kalish for 3 years because it is so difficult to find an OB/GYN in the city. While perfectly friendly and probably a good doctor, she doesn't have time for patients even when you're in her office. Forget it if you have a problem on any other day of the year - you'll be lucky if you get to send messages back and forth through a nurse named Sonia who has a terrible attitude problem.

I'm finding a new doctor and I will never recommend Dr. Kalish to anyone.

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I went to Dr. Kalish for 3 years because it is so difficult to find an OB/GYN in the city. While perfectly friendly and probably a good doctor, she doesn't have time for patients even when you're in her office. Forget it if you have a problem on any other day of the year - you'll be lucky if you get to send messages back and forth through a nurse named Sonia who has a terrible attitude problem.

I'm finding a new doctor and I will never recommend Dr. Kalish to anyone.

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I was so extremely pleased with the care I received from Dr. Kalish. She is extremely knowledgeable and caring. I really appreciate her cautious medical perspective and know that without hesitation I will use her for my next child. She was fantastic all around and I couldn??t have been happier with the care I received as her patient.

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I was so extremely pleased with the care I received from Dr. Kalish. She is extremely knowledgeable and caring. I really appreciate her cautious medical perspective and know that without hesitation I will use her for my next child. She was fantastic all around and I couldn??t have been happier with the care I received as her patient.

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First, I found that her office messed up sending my bloodtests to an in-network lab, and then they didn't take responsibility for their mistake. They also sent me for a particular test too early, and it had to be redone, which also required a lot of my time to straighten out, in terms of coverage. I didn't like dealing with the office in these situations, as they weren't helpful and never seemed to accept responsibility for their sloppiness.

Then, I had a physical crisis. I called Dr. Kalish and received a call-back from the on-call doctor, who wasn't very helpful. I called my internist, who told me to go the ER immediately. Dr. Kalish and her office were no help, and didn't even call to check on me. During a pregnancy, it's expected that the ob will be involved with all situations, because tests and meds must be cleared. I wound up being helped by the high risk ob fellow at the hospital. When Dr. Kalish's office finally checked in with me, I told them I was at the hospital, and had been for days. She still never called to check on me. The day I checked out, I left the practice for another ob.

My husband hadn't liked her bedside manner on the one occasion when he met her, but I didn't think that mattered. In the end, I was very disappointed. Was happy with my new ob, though.

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First, I found that her office messed up sending my bloodtests to an in-network lab, and then they didn't take responsibility for their mistake. They also sent me for a particular test too early, and it had to be redone, which also required a lot of my time to straighten out, in terms of coverage. I didn't like dealing with the office in these situations, as they weren't helpful and never seemed to accept responsibility for their sloppiness.

Then, I had a physical crisis. I called Dr. Kalish and received a call-back from the on-call doctor, who wasn't very helpful. I called my internist, who told me to go the ER immediately. Dr. Kalish and her office were no help, and didn't even call to check on me. During a pregnancy, it's expected that the ob will be involved with all situations, because tests and meds must be cleared. I wound up being helped by the high risk ob fellow at the hospital. When Dr. Kalish's office finally checked in with me, I told them I was at the hospital, and had been for days. She still never called to check on me. The day I checked out, I left the practice for another ob.

My husband hadn't liked her bedside manner on the one occasion when he met her, but I didn't think that mattered. In the end, I was very disappointed. Was happy with my new ob, though.

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I called to inquire on whether Dr.Kalish was accepting new patients. Her staff asked me a bunch of questions about my pregnancy, then they said that they would call me right back to let me know if she would take me on as a new patient....I still haven't got a call back it's been days. I found a new doctor.

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I called to inquire on whether Dr.Kalish was accepting new patients. Her staff asked me a bunch of questions about my pregnancy, then they said that they would call me right back to let me know if she would take me on as a new patient....I still haven't got a call back it's been days. I found a new doctor.

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I'm in my early 30s now and have had bleeding issues since I was in college. I've been to a half a dozen different gynecologists over the years and have had a number of tests done and everyone kept saying "Nothing is wrong. It's probably just hormones."

Finally I went to Dr. Kalish and after describing all of my symptoms to her, she ordered a bunch of different tests. She caught three things- a genetic issue, a thyroid issue, and polyps on the wall of my uterus that no one had ever found before.

At first I thought "I don't have all of these things wrong. She's just being far too cautious." but after going to other doctors to follow up on these issues, I found out that she's actually right and that she probably saved me a lot of anguish in the near future because all of these problems could have contributed to miscarriage, infertility, etc. At least now I know what is going on.

I notice some people on here don't like her bedside manner. Though it would be nice if every doctor was like my best friend, in the end, I don't care about personality. I just want them to be able to do their job well. I found Dr. Kalish to be very personable, but even if she wasn't, she's the best gyn I've been to and that wouldn't stop me from recommending her.

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I'm in my early 30s now and have had bleeding issues since I was in college. I've been to a half a dozen different gynecologists over the years and have had a number of tests done and everyone kept saying "Nothing is wrong. It's probably just hormones."

Finally I went to Dr. Kalish and after describing all of my symptoms to her, she ordered a bunch of different tests. She caught three things- a genetic issue, a thyroid issue, and polyps on the wall of my uterus that no one had ever found before.

At first I thought "I don't have all of these things wrong. She's just being far too cautious." but after going to other doctors to follow up on these issues, I found out that she's actually right and that she probably saved me a lot of anguish in the near future because all of these problems could have contributed to miscarriage, infertility, etc. At least now I know what is going on.

I notice some people on here don't like her bedside manner. Though it would be nice if every doctor was like my best friend, in the end, I don't care about personality. I just want them to be able to do their job well. I found Dr. Kalish to be very personable, but even if she wasn't, she's the best gyn I've been to and that wouldn't stop me from recommending her.

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Dr. Kalish handled my twin pregnancy well. She was a good doctor and it was nice that since she was a high risk doc she could measure the length of my cervix and I did not have to go to another office to have this done. I definitely felt in good hands. The one complaint I had was after I delivered I was in desperate need of a blood transfusion and she did not push me in that direction. Instead the doctor who delivered me encouraged me to do so. The transfusion helped me recover, breastfeed and just feel better overall. He might have had more experience with new mothers because he had 4 kids. I was hesitant about a blood transfusion at first and she just echoed my hesitation instead of giving me sound medical advice. I think the best advice for pregnant moms is to know as much as possible about the process so you know the right questions to ask.

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Dr. Kalish handled my twin pregnancy well. She was a good doctor and it was nice that since she was a high risk doc she could measure the length of my cervix and I did not have to go to another office to have this done. I definitely felt in good hands. The one complaint I had was after I delivered I was in desperate need of a blood transfusion and she did not push me in that direction. Instead the doctor who delivered me encouraged me to do so. The transfusion helped me recover, breastfeed and just feel better overall. He might have had more experience with new mothers because he had 4 kids. I was hesitant about a blood transfusion at first and she just echoed my hesitation instead of giving me sound medical advice. I think the best advice for pregnant moms is to know as much as possible about the process so you know the right questions to ask.

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This is my first pregnancy and Dr. Kalish has been great. She is extremely thorough and professional. She is also very personable. She has a busy practice, but I don't mind waiting for such an excellent doctor. She is extremely knowledgeable, intelligent and not afraid to explain anything to you. She is extremely factual and will not necessarily hold your hand through the pregnancy, but intellect and knowledge is more important to me then coddling. I find it helpful to have my questions ready when I go into the appointment and I have read a lot of pregnancy books and would consider myself a self learner. Dr. Kalish is always willing to answer our questions and willing to spend time with us.
I have had to call the practice a few times with questions or concerns and always get a call back within the hour...even on thanksgiving! I would absolutely recommend Dr. Kalish.

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This is my first pregnancy and Dr. Kalish has been great. She is extremely thorough and professional. She is also very personable. She has a busy practice, but I don't mind waiting for such an excellent doctor. She is extremely knowledgeable, intelligent and not afraid to explain anything to you. She is extremely factual and will not necessarily hold your hand through the pregnancy, but intellect and knowledge is more important to me then coddling. I find it helpful to have my questions ready when I go into the appointment and I have read a lot of pregnancy books and would consider myself a self learner. Dr. Kalish is always willing to answer our questions and willing to spend time with us.
I have had to call the practice a few times with questions or concerns and always get a call back within the hour...even on thanksgiving! I would absolutely recommend Dr. Kalish.

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Dr Kalish delivered my first baby and all went pretty well. I agree with other posts that if you're looking for warm and fuzzy, or even personable doctor, she may not be the right choice. I even considered a different doctor for a few reasons the second time around, but the overall pregnancy and procedure went smoothly the first time around, and I liked the hospital, so we went back to her for our second baby.

At about 12 weeks pregnant, and all going smoothly since my 8 week exam was fine, my family went to Mexico. One day after arrival, I began bleeding. I called the office immediately. (Tues at 7 am) After more bleeding, I finally had a nurse call back. "Take it easy" I was told. I left another message for Dr. Kalish...A few hours later I met with a local doctor who took me to a Mexican ob gyn for an ultrasound. Dr. Kalish's office on-call doctor got back to me confirming I get the ultrasound. The results were what I thought, no heart beat and it looked as though the baby died at 8-9 weeks.

I finally heard back from another Dr at Dr. K's office in the evening who warned that I should have the D&C there in Mexico. I instead went with my gut and left Mexico immediately and flew to the States for an emergency D&C.

I finally heard from Dr Kalish more than 30 hours later while awaiting a doctor appointment for the D&C in another state. Her response was merely that she was off the day before, yet even the day she was back, she called me at the end of the day.

I don't place blame for my miscarriage on Dr. Kalish, but I think it's really important for other moms to know that there is better care out there. Doctors have a lot on their plate and granted they can't be expected to leave an emergency and tend to a patient with questions, but 30+ hours lapsed before my doctor checked on her patient who thought she might be having a miscarriage is frankly unacceptable. I just don't want others to make the same mistake.

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Dr Kalish delivered my first baby and all went pretty well. I agree with other posts that if you're looking for warm and fuzzy, or even personable doctor, she may not be the right choice. I even considered a different doctor for a few reasons the second time around, but the overall pregnancy and procedure went smoothly the first time around, and I liked the hospital, so we went back to her for our second baby.

At about 12 weeks pregnant, and all going smoothly since my 8 week exam was fine, my family went to Mexico. One day after arrival, I began bleeding. I called the office immediately. (Tues at 7 am) After more bleeding, I finally had a nurse call back. "Take it easy" I was told. I left another message for Dr. Kalish...A few hours later I met with a local doctor who took me to a Mexican ob gyn for an ultrasound. Dr. Kalish's office on-call doctor got back to me confirming I get the ultrasound. The results were what I thought, no heart beat and it looked as though the baby died at 8-9 weeks.

I finally heard back from another Dr at Dr. K's office in the evening who warned that I should have the D&C there in Mexico. I instead went with my gut and left Mexico immediately and flew to the States for an emergency D&C.

I finally heard from Dr Kalish more than 30 hours later while awaiting a doctor appointment for the D&C in another state. Her response was merely that she was off the day before, yet even the day she was back, she called me at the end of the day.

I don't place blame for my miscarriage on Dr. Kalish, but I think it's really important for other moms to know that there is better care out there. Doctors have a lot on their plate and granted they can't be expected to leave an emergency and tend to a patient with questions, but 30+ hours lapsed before my doctor checked on her patient who thought she might be having a miscarriage is frankly unacceptable. I just don't want others to make the same mistake.

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Dr. Kalish may likely be a good doctor but her office and her schedule are too busy to ever call people back and therefore deal with medical conditions that need immediate attention. I had a horrible experience with my last pregnancy since neither the office or Dr. Kalish would return calls even after multiple attempts. In more than 1 circumstance I was waiting to schedule a needed urine test, the delay of which could have lead to infections of my liver. I would recommend finding another doctor until they get a handle on the administration of the practice.

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Dr. Kalish may likely be a good doctor but her office and her schedule are too busy to ever call people back and therefore deal with medical conditions that need immediate attention. I had a horrible experience with my last pregnancy since neither the office or Dr. Kalish would return calls even after multiple attempts. In more than 1 circumstance I was waiting to schedule a needed urine test, the delay of which could have lead to infections of my liver. I would recommend finding another doctor until they get a handle on the administration of the practice.

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I would not have a clean conscience if I did not post my recent experience with Dr. Kalish when my pregnancy terminated unexpectedly. If a pregnancy ends successfully it is easy to write a nice review about a doctor. However, in selecting a doctor it is even more important that you know your doctor will be there for you and support you if something goes wrong. I found out my baby died early one morning when getting a test performed by another doctor. I was told Dr. Kalish would call me that day to help me schedule a D&C. This was a traumatic experience and I was very frustrated and disappointed at the news. Dr. Kalish did not call me, despite 4 calls into her office until noon the next day.

When she called me back, she seemed defensive when she explained to me that based on the size of the fetus at the time of death the baby was healthy at my last office visit with her. She then informed me that I would not be able to schedule a D&C for Friday since we did not start the scheduling process first thing in the morning. When I pointed out to her the missed opportunity since she had now known about my situation for 24 hours, she became unprofessional. She said she was booked solid anyway and that most doctors do not work on Friday??s so that it was doubtful she would be able to help me. She did not seem to understand why walking around with a dead baby inside me for days or weeks, when my body could spontaneously expel the fetus at any moment, was an undesirable state. I explained that I did not expect her to drop other responsibilities on my behalf and that I would be happy if any other doctor would be able to perform the procedure. She finally offered to try to find another doctor to help me ?? which would have been much easier had that process started the prior day. I asked if she would call me back before the end of the day to make sure I was able to schedule successfully. She said she would and then hung up the phone without a goodbye. At that point I predicted I would not hear from Dr. Kalish again and I am disappointed to say that I have not. To add to the unpleasantness of this situation, on one of my calls into Dr. Kalish??s office, one of her staff actually asked for proof of the demise of my fetus.

In parallel, I called my prior doctor??s office. I had changed doctors since my office location changed and I heard good things about delivering at New York Presbyterian. When I explained my situation to this OBGYN office, they offered to page the doctor on staff who performs the D&C. The doctor returned my call in 2 hours and worked with the hospital to fit in the 15 minute procedure into the next day??s schedule. Everyone was professions, sympathetic and supportive ?? despite the fact they did not handle the beginning of the pregnancy.

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I would not have a clean conscience if I did not post my recent experience with Dr. Kalish when my pregnancy terminated unexpectedly. If a pregnancy ends successfully it is easy to write a nice review about a doctor. However, in selecting a doctor it is even more important that you know your doctor will be there for you and support you if something goes wrong. I found out my baby died early one morning when getting a test performed by another doctor. I was told Dr. Kalish would call me that day to help me schedule a D&C. This was a traumatic experience and I was very frustrated and disappointed at the news. Dr. Kalish did not call me, despite 4 calls into her office until noon the next day.

When she called me back, she seemed defensive when she explained to me that based on the size of the fetus at the time of death the baby was healthy at my last office visit with her. She then informed me that I would not be able to schedule a D&C for Friday since we did not start the scheduling process first thing in the morning. When I pointed out to her the missed opportunity since she had now known about my situation for 24 hours, she became unprofessional. She said she was booked solid anyway and that most doctors do not work on Friday??s so that it was doubtful she would be able to help me. She did not seem to understand why walking around with a dead baby inside me for days or weeks, when my body could spontaneously expel the fetus at any moment, was an undesirable state. I explained that I did not expect her to drop other responsibilities on my behalf and that I would be happy if any other doctor would be able to perform the procedure. She finally offered to try to find another doctor to help me ?? which would have been much easier had that process started the prior day. I asked if she would call me back before the end of the day to make sure I was able to schedule successfully. She said she would and then hung up the phone without a goodbye. At that point I predicted I would not hear from Dr. Kalish again and I am disappointed to say that I have not. To add to the unpleasantness of this situation, on one of my calls into Dr. Kalish??s office, one of her staff actually asked for proof of the demise of my fetus.

In parallel, I called my prior doctor??s office. I had changed doctors since my office location changed and I heard good things about delivering at New York Presbyterian. When I explained my situation to this OBGYN office, they offered to page the doctor on staff who performs the D&C. The doctor returned my call in 2 hours and worked with the hospital to fit in the 15 minute procedure into the next day??s schedule. Everyone was professions, sympathetic and supportive ?? despite the fact they did not handle the beginning of the pregnancy.

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Robin Kalish is an excellent OBGYN if you are an independent learner and have already undergone the pregnancy process. She was my physician with my first child and while she was extremely competent and knowledgeable, she lacked the warm and fuzziness that I expected from a woman who brings life into the world. I had no female friends with children, my mother had passed away and I had no one to talk to about what was going on. Several times when I asked her questions she would tell me, "oh don't worry, we'll cover that as we get closer." I know that she was busy, but it would have been helpful had she answered my questions without the delay.

Her assistant, while competent, also lacked any warm and fuzziness. Talking to her on the phone she was never pleasant although in person she did try to exhibit some form of humanity. While in the hospital, I met an OB from her office who exhibited everything that I actually wanted in a physician. My opinion is that if you are looking for a good doctor with a good bedside manner, opt for Dr. Dan Lasser. He is always late with his appointments, but does give you the individual attention that some future mothers need.

If you are looking for someone who is very competent and straight to the point, Dr. Kalish fits that bill perfectly. She does have limited office hours (Wed and Thurs only), but she does work hard and is well-respected.

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Robin Kalish is an excellent OBGYN if you are an independent learner and have already undergone the pregnancy process. She was my physician with my first child and while she was extremely competent and knowledgeable, she lacked the warm and fuzziness that I expected from a woman who brings life into the world. I had no female friends with children, my mother had passed away and I had no one to talk to about what was going on. Several times when I asked her questions she would tell me, "oh don't worry, we'll cover that as we get closer." I know that she was busy, but it would have been helpful had she answered my questions without the delay.

Her assistant, while competent, also lacked any warm and fuzziness. Talking to her on the phone she was never pleasant although in person she did try to exhibit some form of humanity. While in the hospital, I met an OB from her office who exhibited everything that I actually wanted in a physician. My opinion is that if you are looking for a good doctor with a good bedside manner, opt for Dr. Dan Lasser. He is always late with his appointments, but does give you the individual attention that some future mothers need.

If you are looking for someone who is very competent and straight to the point, Dr. Kalish fits that bill perfectly. She does have limited office hours (Wed and Thurs only), but she does work hard and is well-respected.

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Dr. Kalish is excellent with her patients. She specializes in high-risk obstetrics and is very warm and caring. She goes out of her way to give personalized attention when needed. Very well respected in the ob/gyn community.

PROS: Intelligent, caring
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Dr. Kalish is excellent with her patients. She specializes in high-risk obstetrics and is very warm and caring. She goes out of her way to give personalized attention when needed. Very well respected in the ob/gyn community.

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My first visit with Dr. Kalish was terrific, she took her time and asked all of the appropriate questions. She made me feel comfortable and even though I lived on Long Island, I decided to have my baby in Manhattan.

While competent, she was rushed through my appointments. I was always early for my appointments, but she was consistently 30 minutes+ late. After waiting at least 30 minutes each time, I only saw her for 1 - 2 minutes. She often did not remember specific things related to my pregnancy and had to be reminded. Her receptionist lacked the warm and fuzziness that you would expect from an OB's office; however, the nurses for the most part were kind, friendly and knowledgeable.

If you don't mind waiting and are an independent learner, she is a very good doctor. She only has office hours on Wed and Thurs so be prepared to work your schedule around those two days. She works hard, she just seems to forget that she is often dealing with scared women who are uncertain of the whole pregnancy process.

PROS: Knowledgeable, hard working, intelligent, calm
CONS: Always late, rushed, office staff lacking

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My first visit with Dr. Kalish was terrific, she took her time and asked all of the appropriate questions. She made me feel comfortable and even though I lived on Long Island, I decided to have my baby in Manhattan.

While competent, she was rushed through my appointments. I was always early for my appointments, but she was consistently 30 minutes+ late. After waiting at least 30 minutes each time, I only saw her for 1 - 2 minutes. She often did not remember specific things related to my pregnancy and had to be reminded. Her receptionist lacked the warm and fuzziness that you would expect from an OB's office; however, the nurses for the most part were kind, friendly and knowledgeable.

If you don't mind waiting and are an independent learner, she is a very good doctor. She only has office hours on Wed and Thurs so be prepared to work your schedule around those two days. She works hard, she just seems to forget that she is often dealing with scared women who are uncertain of the whole pregnancy process.

PROS: Knowledgeable, hard working, intelligent, calm
CONS: Always late, rushed, office staff lacking

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I switched to Dr. Kalish from another OB, because the first one was always rushed and unwilling to spend time discussing my concerns and explaining the tests he recommended. When I did ask questions, he often responded in a belittleing way. In contrast, Dr. Kalish always had time for me, took each question seriously, and responded clearly. Though the practice was busy and I often had to wait to see her, when she came into the exam room I knew that I was her focus and she was in no rush to leave. I could also reach her by phone in between appointments. I highly recommend her.

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I switched to Dr. Kalish from another OB, because the first one was always rushed and unwilling to spend time discussing my concerns and explaining the tests he recommended. When I did ask questions, he often responded in a belittleing way. In contrast, Dr. Kalish always had time for me, took each question seriously, and responded clearly. Though the practice was busy and I often had to wait to see her, when she came into the exam room I knew that I was her focus and she was in no rush to leave. I could also reach her by phone in between appointments. I highly recommend her.

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New York Presb Hospital (aka Cornell) is known to be a good hospital that can more than take care of high risk patients. Maybe it is because of this reputation that there are so many patients. In any case, Dr. Kalish was a very pleasant OB but the times that I went I felt like it was ran like a factory. The wait was often half an hour or more but the actual time I got to spend with her was about 2 minutes. Though she was more than willing to answer my questions, I better have a list with me or before I know it, she is out the door.

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New York Presb Hospital (aka Cornell) is known to be a good hospital that can more than take care of high risk patients. Maybe it is because of this reputation that there are so many patients. In any case, Dr. Kalish was a very pleasant OB but the times that I went I felt like it was ran like a factory. The wait was often half an hour or more but the actual time I got to spend with her was about 2 minutes. Though she was more than willing to answer my questions, I better have a list with me or before I know it, she is out the door.

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