Dr. Klara Vogel, MD

★★★☆☆
  • 2001 Santa Monica Blvd # 970w

    Santa Monica, CA 90404

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  • 310-829-7878

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Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm;Sat. - Sun. CLOSED

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I've seen Dr Vogel over the span of nine years, and in two different practices. I followed her to Santa Monica even though it is far from where I live because she is, hands down, the smartest and most competent doctor I have dealt with. I have had two children with her, one of which was a straightforward pregnancy and the other of which was a complicated and difficult one. I would not wish a difficult pregnancy on anyone, but Dr Vogel kept me well informed of what was happening and why, and I am absolutely certain that I had the best medical care possible. The office is quite busy, but Dr Vogel always spent the time necessary to work with me. I suppose for my regular check ups and with my relatively easy second pregnancy she spent less time with me, but when there were issues, she seemed to have infinite time and patience. I'd highly recommend Dr Vogel. I can't really compare this practice to other Santa Monica OB/GYN practices, but I can say that this office has nicer staff than her last office (in Beverly Hills). I'm stunned to see some of the negative comments on here, but am glad to see more positive than negative feedback about a Dr to whom I've grown very loyal over time.

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I've seen Dr Vogel over the span of nine years, and in two different practices. I followed her to Santa Monica even though it is far from where I live because she is, hands down, the smartest and most competent doctor I have dealt with. I have had two children with her, one of which was a straightforward pregnancy and the other of which was a complicated and difficult one. I would not wish a difficult pregnancy on anyone, but Dr Vogel kept me well informed of what was happening and why, and I am absolutely certain that I had the best medical care possible. The office is quite busy, but Dr Vogel always spent the time necessary to work with me. I suppose for my regular check ups and with my relatively easy second pregnancy she spent less time with me, but when there were issues, she seemed to have infinite time and patience. I'd highly recommend Dr Vogel. I can't really compare this practice to other Santa Monica OB/GYN practices, but I can say that this office has nicer staff than her last office (in Beverly Hills). I'm stunned to see some of the negative comments on here, but am glad to see more positive than negative feedback about a Dr to whom I've grown very loyal over time.

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I went into hospital in early labor - I actually wanted to go home. Before I could tell the Dr's otherwise, Dr. Matsunaga whipped out the instrument to break my water. I was actually crying (yes, tears - how humiliating) and asking if I had to be induced in this way. Dr. Matsunaga didn't really have any answers. There were no medical or obstetrical risk factors to induce my labor that day. I would not recommend this practice to ANYONE! There is no individualization in their practice - everyone is treated the same way. Go to hospital, they stick stuff up into you instead of honoring your timing without your permission or consent, with no real answers.

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I went into hospital in early labor - I actually wanted to go home. Before I could tell the Dr's otherwise, Dr. Matsunaga whipped out the instrument to break my water. I was actually crying (yes, tears - how humiliating) and asking if I had to be induced in this way. Dr. Matsunaga didn't really have any answers. There were no medical or obstetrical risk factors to induce my labor that day. I would not recommend this practice to ANYONE! There is no individualization in their practice - everyone is treated the same way. Go to hospital, they stick stuff up into you instead of honoring your timing without your permission or consent, with no real answers.

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Hello - I must let you know about my experience. Dr. Daly and Matsunaga attempted to manually dilate me with undue force and tried at least 3 times to insert various kinds of internal monitoring. Even though I was trying to relax I felt like I wasn't given a chance to dilate on my own - there was nothing medically wrong for being induced - I 've heard through other people they just want to deliver you during day time hours. I would strongly suggest you ask them if they are going to force you into labor and if you are against this - tell them!

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Hello - I must let you know about my experience. Dr. Daly and Matsunaga attempted to manually dilate me with undue force and tried at least 3 times to insert various kinds of internal monitoring. Even though I was trying to relax I felt like I wasn't given a chance to dilate on my own - there was nothing medically wrong for being induced - I 've heard through other people they just want to deliver you during day time hours. I would strongly suggest you ask them if they are going to force you into labor and if you are against this - tell them!

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I have been going to Dr. Vogel for 5 years.She is knowledgable,thorough,genuine and sincere.I have gone through a surgery with her as well as a pregnancy that resulted in a fantastic birth(if you heard my birthing story you wouldn't think it was so terrific). She respected my needs and thought process and supported my process.Anyone that chooses her as Doctor is getting a genuine person who truly loves and knows what she is doing.Not only is she a great Doctor, but a good person who truly cares about you as an individual.I feel very lucky to have her as a Doctor and know that I have the best which as a person with endomitriosis and the challenges that I have I can only have the best Doctor which I do.

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I have been going to Dr. Vogel for 5 years.She is knowledgable,thorough,genuine and sincere.I have gone through a surgery with her as well as a pregnancy that resulted in a fantastic birth(if you heard my birthing story you wouldn't think it was so terrific). She respected my needs and thought process and supported my process.Anyone that chooses her as Doctor is getting a genuine person who truly loves and knows what she is doing.Not only is she a great Doctor, but a good person who truly cares about you as an individual.I feel very lucky to have her as a Doctor and know that I have the best which as a person with endomitriosis and the challenges that I have I can only have the best Doctor which I do.

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I had a terrible experience with this dr - had my first child by Dr. Sheryl Ross (amazing) but she doesn't take my insurance, had to go to Vogel since she did. She was cold and uncaring and when I told her I was experiencing heart palpitations she whipped out a prescription pad for a cardiologist never even listening to my heart! She bills outlandishly for things she doesn't even do! I have reported her to the medical board!

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I had a terrible experience with this dr - had my first child by Dr. Sheryl Ross (amazing) but she doesn't take my insurance, had to go to Vogel since she did. She was cold and uncaring and when I told her I was experiencing heart palpitations she whipped out a prescription pad for a cardiologist never even listening to my heart! She bills outlandishly for things she doesn't even do! I have reported her to the medical board!

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I have been going to Dr. Vogel for 4 years now and I just love her. I am now on my 3rd pregnancy and I drive a very long time just to see her. She really cares about her patients and takes the time to not only answer all my questions, but ask me if I have any. I have found not only Dr. Vogel to be wonderful, but the office staff and her nurse to be fantastic also. They really care about making sure that your questions are answered and you are at ease. I would, and have, recommend Dr. Vogel to anyone needing an OB/GYN.

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I have been going to Dr. Vogel for 4 years now and I just love her. I am now on my 3rd pregnancy and I drive a very long time just to see her. She really cares about her patients and takes the time to not only answer all my questions, but ask me if I have any. I have found not only Dr. Vogel to be wonderful, but the office staff and her nurse to be fantastic also. They really care about making sure that your questions are answered and you are at ease. I would, and have, recommend Dr. Vogel to anyone needing an OB/GYN.

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Just switched to Klara Vogel I was a patient of Sheryl Ross but for insurance issues I had to change. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Vogel, her nurse is very pleasant also. I received a call with my test results despite them being normal, you just don't get that from many Dr's anymore very happy I picked her.

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Just switched to Klara Vogel I was a patient of Sheryl Ross but for insurance issues I had to change. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Vogel, her nurse is very pleasant also. I received a call with my test results despite them being normal, you just don't get that from many Dr's anymore very happy I picked her.

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I was referred to Dr. Vogel by several friends but I was a little apprehensive about seeing her after reading some on-line negative reviews about her. I saw her last week for the first time and, I must say, she is by far the most thorough, thoughtful, and nicest gyn I've ever seen. I met her in her office first and talked to her with my clothes on (which is always nice). She really seemed to listen to and understand what I was saying. I then had the exam in a different room and, although a pap smear is never pleasant, it was the least painful one I had ever experienced. She felt some fibroids on my uterus that my last gyn hadn't just 6 months before. She sent me for an ultrasound (also in her office) and then sat down and talked to me about the results. The whole visit including filling out paperwork, meeting, exam, ultrasound and meeting after ultrasound took an hour - pretty impressive for getting so much done. I would definitely recommend her to friends. As for other reviews that she is "cold" - that's ridiculous. She is straight-forward, efficient, and not fake (I personally hate the sickly-sweet doctors that call you "sweetie" and ""hon".) At the end of my visit I did have to pay my blue cross co-pay but she charged me the discounted blue cross rate so I thought it wasn't so bad.

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★★★★★

I was referred to Dr. Vogel by several friends but I was a little apprehensive about seeing her after reading some on-line negative reviews about her. I saw her last week for the first time and, I must say, she is by far the most thorough, thoughtful, and nicest gyn I've ever seen. I met her in her office first and talked to her with my clothes on (which is always nice). She really seemed to listen to and understand what I was saying. I then had the exam in a different room and, although a pap smear is never pleasant, it was the least painful one I had ever experienced. She felt some fibroids on my uterus that my last gyn hadn't just 6 months before. She sent me for an ultrasound (also in her office) and then sat down and talked to me about the results. The whole visit including filling out paperwork, meeting, exam, ultrasound and meeting after ultrasound took an hour - pretty impressive for getting so much done. I would definitely recommend her to friends. As for other reviews that she is "cold" - that's ridiculous. She is straight-forward, efficient, and not fake (I personally hate the sickly-sweet doctors that call you "sweetie" and ""hon".) At the end of my visit I did have to pay my blue cross co-pay but she charged me the discounted blue cross rate so I thought it wasn't so bad.

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I have to say that in the beginning of my pregnancy I was hesitant to continue seeing Vogel. I had had very casual & low-key docs with my first pregnancy & was hoping for the same comfort level. Then, things started to go amiss with my current pregnancy and Dr. Vogel and her very capable and friendly staff, especially Bianca, took charge and I knew I would want none other. Things really went crazy after I had my baby and had to be hospitalized again. Dr. Vogel in no uncertainties made me believe that she was 200% with me and dedicated to making everything right again. I trust her deeply and recommend her to anyone. Get past the initial few visits and see what I mean. You couldn't be in better hands. By the way, the entire staff is excellent too. You just have to give them the good side of you too & they'll warm up and take you in. I also have never been to ANY doctor's office that was run so efficiently. 99% of the time I never waited more than 5 minutes to be seen...not even when needing to be fit in. Good luck.

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I have to say that in the beginning of my pregnancy I was hesitant to continue seeing Vogel. I had had very casual & low-key docs with my first pregnancy & was hoping for the same comfort level. Then, things started to go amiss with my current pregnancy and Dr. Vogel and her very capable and friendly staff, especially Bianca, took charge and I knew I would want none other. Things really went crazy after I had my baby and had to be hospitalized again. Dr. Vogel in no uncertainties made me believe that she was 200% with me and dedicated to making everything right again. I trust her deeply and recommend her to anyone. Get past the initial few visits and see what I mean. You couldn't be in better hands. By the way, the entire staff is excellent too. You just have to give them the good side of you too & they'll warm up and take you in. I also have never been to ANY doctor's office that was run so efficiently. 99% of the time I never waited more than 5 minutes to be seen...not even when needing to be fit in. Good luck.

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I was not happy with Dr. Vogel. I went to her for the first time when I found out I was pregnant. As this was my first pregnancy I was very anxious and wanted a doctor who will be there to answer all my questions. I always felt rushed with her, even her nurse is very cold and would never ask me how am I doing. Dr. Vogel might be knowledgeable, but she doesn't have a warm welcoming personality. Sometimes is hard to ask questions if you see that the doctor is cold and not interested in you. I would not recommend her to any of my friends.

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I was not happy with Dr. Vogel. I went to her for the first time when I found out I was pregnant. As this was my first pregnancy I was very anxious and wanted a doctor who will be there to answer all my questions. I always felt rushed with her, even her nurse is very cold and would never ask me how am I doing. Dr. Vogel might be knowledgeable, but she doesn't have a warm welcoming personality. Sometimes is hard to ask questions if you see that the doctor is cold and not interested in you. I would not recommend her to any of my friends.

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I was just googling Dr. Vogel for her number (lost cell) and I can't believe she doesn't have 5 stars. I've been seeing Dr. Vogel for 8 years. She's seen me through a difficult surgery, a pregnancy and a miscarriage. She is incredibly warm, and thoughtful as well as being a thorough excellent physician. She explains things very well and takes the time to make sure I understand what's going on. I work for a physician who refers many patients to her as she has an excellent reputation in the medical community. Working for a physician myself I know that, oftentimes, when people have bad things to say about a doctor it is after they receive a bill. They don't understand that their insurance doesn't always the entire cost of a visit especially if they have a high-deductible insurance policy. I have recommended Dr. Vogel to many friends as well as my mother and sister and they've all been very happy. Don't listen to the negative reviews!

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I was just googling Dr. Vogel for her number (lost cell) and I can't believe she doesn't have 5 stars. I've been seeing Dr. Vogel for 8 years. She's seen me through a difficult surgery, a pregnancy and a miscarriage. She is incredibly warm, and thoughtful as well as being a thorough excellent physician. She explains things very well and takes the time to make sure I understand what's going on. I work for a physician who refers many patients to her as she has an excellent reputation in the medical community. Working for a physician myself I know that, oftentimes, when people have bad things to say about a doctor it is after they receive a bill. They don't understand that their insurance doesn't always the entire cost of a visit especially if they have a high-deductible insurance policy. I have recommended Dr. Vogel to many friends as well as my mother and sister and they've all been very happy. Don't listen to the negative reviews!

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This is, hands down, the best OB/GYN office in Santa Monica, and I should know because I have been through four different practices in the last ten years. The office is busy, but I've never had to wait more than fifteen minutes to see my doctor. I've been seen by three doctors in the practice, and had two babies (both delivered by the down-to-earth and calming Dr. Vogel). I can say without a doubt that the quality of care, especially in our complicated second pregnancy, was second to none. Dr. Vogel is incredibly smart, and able to explain the complexities of various treatment options better than any book, website, or other doctor I've ever met. The other doctors in the practice all seem like great doctors as well. I send all my friends to Dr. Vogel in particular, and I thank my lucky stars every day that we found her because when the chips were down, and my husband and I found ourselves in a terribly difficult situation, Dr. Vogel saved the day! Great practice, great doctor, look no further!

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This is, hands down, the best OB/GYN office in Santa Monica, and I should know because I have been through four different practices in the last ten years. The office is busy, but I've never had to wait more than fifteen minutes to see my doctor. I've been seen by three doctors in the practice, and had two babies (both delivered by the down-to-earth and calming Dr. Vogel). I can say without a doubt that the quality of care, especially in our complicated second pregnancy, was second to none. Dr. Vogel is incredibly smart, and able to explain the complexities of various treatment options better than any book, website, or other doctor I've ever met. The other doctors in the practice all seem like great doctors as well. I send all my friends to Dr. Vogel in particular, and I thank my lucky stars every day that we found her because when the chips were down, and my husband and I found ourselves in a terribly difficult situation, Dr. Vogel saved the day! Great practice, great doctor, look no further!

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When I first went to see Dr. Vogel my husband and I had been trying to have a baby for two years!...Two months later I was pregnant!...She is a great OBGYN and very personable and knowledgeable with a really friendly staff and if you have any infertility issues she really knows how to problem solve and work out a program for you...She doesn't just throw unnecessary hormones at you and hope for the best but really looks at all aspects of your medical situation and works with you to come up with the best approach medically and not for her financial gain...I have also had my second child with her and highly recommend her to anyone that's looking for a very smart and honest doctor who really has your best interest at heart.

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When I first went to see Dr. Vogel my husband and I had been trying to have a baby for two years!...Two months later I was pregnant!...She is a great OBGYN and very personable and knowledgeable with a really friendly staff and if you have any infertility issues she really knows how to problem solve and work out a program for you...She doesn't just throw unnecessary hormones at you and hope for the best but really looks at all aspects of your medical situation and works with you to come up with the best approach medically and not for her financial gain...I have also had my second child with her and highly recommend her to anyone that's looking for a very smart and honest doctor who really has your best interest at heart.

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I am surprised with some of the negative reviews here. But I think these must be just the personality differences. I also notice that when we have a negative thing to say about someone, we take the time to write it down, but when we are happy we don't think about looking up Dr. Vogel and writing a review. So I decided to write one.

I have seen Dr. Vogel for fertility issues, she operated on me. She always personally returns my phone calls within a day. She is very patient and unlike some doctors she takes the time to answer all my questions and sometimes I have a lot. I have never seen a doctor so consistent in returning calls in a short time. I think she schedules time throughout the day to return all her phone calls which is much more than I ever saw in my previous ob/gyn.
She helped me become pregnant within a short time of seeing her by isolating and treating the issues successfully. She is thorough.

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I am surprised with some of the negative reviews here. But I think these must be just the personality differences. I also notice that when we have a negative thing to say about someone, we take the time to write it down, but when we are happy we don't think about looking up Dr. Vogel and writing a review. So I decided to write one.

I have seen Dr. Vogel for fertility issues, she operated on me. She always personally returns my phone calls within a day. She is very patient and unlike some doctors she takes the time to answer all my questions and sometimes I have a lot. I have never seen a doctor so consistent in returning calls in a short time. I think she schedules time throughout the day to return all her phone calls which is much more than I ever saw in my previous ob/gyn.
She helped me become pregnant within a short time of seeing her by isolating and treating the issues successfully. She is thorough.

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Dr. Vogel has been my doctor for 6 years and I have never had anything but excellent service from her and her office staff. She had gotten me through two difficult pregnancies and a miscarriage with compassion and excellent medical judgement. I would recommend her without reservation.

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★★★★★

Dr. Vogel has been my doctor for 6 years and I have never had anything but excellent service from her and her office staff. She had gotten me through two difficult pregnancies and a miscarriage with compassion and excellent medical judgement. I would recommend her without reservation.

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I have seen K. Vogel now 2 times for my yearly checkup. During both of my visits I had the impression to be a number and to be treated superficially. She saw me for 10 minutes but charged more than $ 300. Once I had to call the nurse because I had a question regarding my pap results. I left a message on her voice mail but she never ever called me back. I called several times during the week to get her to the phone. This was really annoying.

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I have seen K. Vogel now 2 times for my yearly checkup. During both of my visits I had the impression to be a number and to be treated superficially. She saw me for 10 minutes but charged more than $ 300. Once I had to call the nurse because I had a question regarding my pap results. I left a message on her voice mail but she never ever called me back. I called several times during the week to get her to the phone. This was really annoying.

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I really do not have anything good to say. I had an irregular pap. I went in for a scary procedure to see if everything was ok, and was told to come back for another scary procedure. Neither time was I told what I had, which (when I asked) was told that it was HPV. I was never sat down and talked to about what this is, and had to go onto the Internet just to find out. Isn't your doctor supposed to inform you of that?? Now we get to the bad part. Each procedure took about 10 minutes, in the room, and she just took some samples of tissue. She charged my insurance so much, that they only paid her what other doctors charge for these procedures. Guess what happens next. I get the bills in the mail. At this point, for the two 10 minute procedures, I have given Dr. Vogel $600 of my own money. I won't even go into what the insurance company paid her, but it was quite a lot of money. This happen almost a year ago, and I am still getting random bills in the mail form her. Shocking. One last thing, she never even gave me a follow up call to let me know the results of the tests, or to set up another appointment. Probably the worst doctor I have ever been to. Please don't make the same mistake I did!!!

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I really do not have anything good to say. I had an irregular pap. I went in for a scary procedure to see if everything was ok, and was told to come back for another scary procedure. Neither time was I told what I had, which (when I asked) was told that it was HPV. I was never sat down and talked to about what this is, and had to go onto the Internet just to find out. Isn't your doctor supposed to inform you of that?? Now we get to the bad part. Each procedure took about 10 minutes, in the room, and she just took some samples of tissue. She charged my insurance so much, that they only paid her what other doctors charge for these procedures. Guess what happens next. I get the bills in the mail. At this point, for the two 10 minute procedures, I have given Dr. Vogel $600 of my own money. I won't even go into what the insurance company paid her, but it was quite a lot of money. This happen almost a year ago, and I am still getting random bills in the mail form her. Shocking. One last thing, she never even gave me a follow up call to let me know the results of the tests, or to set up another appointment. Probably the worst doctor I have ever been to. Please don't make the same mistake I did!!!

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The last time I saw Dr. Vogel for my yearly, she forgot to take a PAP smeer. Then, she/nurse lost the test results. This time around, I asked both the nurse and front office to fax a request for mammogram to Tower Imaging. The nurse never called back. The front desk said they would provide the fax. However, when I took an afternoon off work to get my scan, indeed Dr. Vogel's office had not faxed in the request and I was unable to get the test. I find this sort of behavior unconscionable. Dr. Vogel is nothing, if she's not consistent in making mistakes.

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The last time I saw Dr. Vogel for my yearly, she forgot to take a PAP smeer. Then, she/nurse lost the test results. This time around, I asked both the nurse and front office to fax a request for mammogram to Tower Imaging. The nurse never called back. The front desk said they would provide the fax. However, when I took an afternoon off work to get my scan, indeed Dr. Vogel's office had not faxed in the request and I was unable to get the test. I find this sort of behavior unconscionable. Dr. Vogel is nothing, if she's not consistent in making mistakes.

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When I arrived the office was full, but staff was helpful and friendly. That is, until I met with Dr. Vogel. I recently had a miscarriage and she disregarded any concerns I was having. My vital statistics were never taken. My labs were not completed appropriately. Then to top it off, I had problems with my insurance so I am having to deal with their billing department. My biller is extremely difficult, to say the least. I had heard multiple great reviews about Dr. Vogel and the practice, but I will NOT be going back and trusting them with such important medical care.

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When I arrived the office was full, but staff was helpful and friendly. That is, until I met with Dr. Vogel. I recently had a miscarriage and she disregarded any concerns I was having. My vital statistics were never taken. My labs were not completed appropriately. Then to top it off, I had problems with my insurance so I am having to deal with their billing department. My biller is extremely difficult, to say the least. I had heard multiple great reviews about Dr. Vogel and the practice, but I will NOT be going back and trusting them with such important medical care.

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I had two procedures done by Dr. Klara Vogel and both times I complained of intense pain. She had not warned me of any potential pain and when I complained of being in pain she suggested I take two Advil, and dismissed me. When I tried to "suck it up" and leave her office another nurse from a DIFFERENT doctor noticed that I was pale and about to pass out in their lobby. She immediately got me in a room, gave me smelling salts, juice, and got Dr. Vogel. When Dr. Vogel checked on me she again dismissed my pain by saying it would go away soon and I would be fine. I called the next day and was again treated badly and dismissed, first by her nurse, and then again by her, because they were SURE that I shouldn't be in much pain and 2 or 3 Advil should be doing the trick. I should have been in the ER for all the pain I was in. After researching my procedure on the internet, I found that pain was a normal side effect and I was not a very unusual case AND there were things that Dr. Vogel could have done to numb my pain. Being in the most intense pain of my life was bad, but nothing can top Dr. Vogel and her assitant treating me like I was overreacting.

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I had two procedures done by Dr. Klara Vogel and both times I complained of intense pain. She had not warned me of any potential pain and when I complained of being in pain she suggested I take two Advil, and dismissed me. When I tried to "suck it up" and leave her office another nurse from a DIFFERENT doctor noticed that I was pale and about to pass out in their lobby. She immediately got me in a room, gave me smelling salts, juice, and got Dr. Vogel. When Dr. Vogel checked on me she again dismissed my pain by saying it would go away soon and I would be fine. I called the next day and was again treated badly and dismissed, first by her nurse, and then again by her, because they were SURE that I shouldn't be in much pain and 2 or 3 Advil should be doing the trick. I should have been in the ER for all the pain I was in. After researching my procedure on the internet, I found that pain was a normal side effect and I was not a very unusual case AND there were things that Dr. Vogel could have done to numb my pain. Being in the most intense pain of my life was bad, but nothing can top Dr. Vogel and her assitant treating me like I was overreacting.

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I am the 3rd person I know who is no longer going to be a patient of Dr. Thordarson because of her office staff. The women who answer the phone and schedule appointments etc have always been extremely rude and dismissive whenever I've called for any reason. They are pretty much the same in person. It's enough to never make me want to go back there again which is a shame since I really do like Dr. Thordarson as a doctor. My friend sees another doctor in this practice and is trying to find someone else for this same reason.

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I am the 3rd person I know who is no longer going to be a patient of Dr. Thordarson because of her office staff. The women who answer the phone and schedule appointments etc have always been extremely rude and dismissive whenever I've called for any reason. They are pretty much the same in person. It's enough to never make me want to go back there again which is a shame since I really do like Dr. Thordarson as a doctor. My friend sees another doctor in this practice and is trying to find someone else for this same reason.

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I delivered my first baby with her when she was with another practice. She has always been nothing but professional and has an excellent bedside manner. When she moved to Santa Monica we followed! My second child was delivered and St. Johns and the experience was SO much better than our 1st experience at Cedars Sinai! I have referred many patients and everyone has been very happy! I have also met all of the other doctors in this practice and everyone has been very nice and professional!

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I delivered my first baby with her when she was with another practice. She has always been nothing but professional and has an excellent bedside manner. When she moved to Santa Monica we followed! My second child was delivered and St. Johns and the experience was SO much better than our 1st experience at Cedars Sinai! I have referred many patients and everyone has been very happy! I have also met all of the other doctors in this practice and everyone has been very nice and professional!

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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It's a factory. In and out. You are just a number. The worst part is their RUDE billing people. they overcharged me ( I found it) and I had to wait 3 months for my refund. They said the doctor was on vacation so the check couldn't be signed. AVOID this group! And I had surgery with this doctor and any complication that arose, she would send me off to a different doctor as if it had nothing to do with her work.

PROS: None
CONS: Pompous

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It's a factory. In and out. You are just a number. The worst part is their RUDE billing people. they overcharged me ( I found it) and I had to wait 3 months for my refund. They said the doctor was on vacation so the check couldn't be signed. AVOID this group! And I had surgery with this doctor and any complication that arose, she would send me off to a different doctor as if it had nothing to do with her work.

PROS: None
CONS: Pompous

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1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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She is the best doctor ever. She is so down to earth and has such a warm personality. She treats you like a person, not like a patient. She personally returns all my calls when I have a question and follows up with me if I had a problem. I recommend to her everyone

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She is the best doctor ever. She is so down to earth and has such a warm personality. She treats you like a person, not like a patient. She personally returns all my calls when I have a question and follows up with me if I had a problem. I recommend to her everyone

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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I've been seeing Dr. Vogel for five years, and she has seen me through three pregnancies (one of them very complex). She is understanding, patient, an excellent communicator, and extremely knowledgable. Furthermore, various doctors I know in town have told me she is as fine a surgeon as can be found in the area and that she has tremendous medial instincts. I'd recommend her unequivocally for obstetric or gynecologic care!

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I've been seeing Dr. Vogel for five years, and she has seen me through three pregnancies (one of them very complex). She is understanding, patient, an excellent communicator, and extremely knowledgable. Furthermore, various doctors I know in town have told me she is as fine a surgeon as can be found in the area and that she has tremendous medial instincts. I'd recommend her unequivocally for obstetric or gynecologic care!

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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I've been seeing Dr. Bo Thordarson for 3 yrs - I think she's great. She answers all my questions promptly & honestly, she has great bedside manner & I trust her.

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I've been seeing Dr. Bo Thordarson for 3 yrs - I think she's great. She answers all my questions promptly & honestly, she has great bedside manner & I trust her.

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

 

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