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Obstetrician & Gynecologist (OB/GYN)
21 years of experience
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Overall Rating:
3.0
  • Currently 3 of 4 stars
Total Ratings

42

Total Reviews

27

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Ease of Appointment:
  • Currently 3.4166666666667 of 4 stars
Promptness:
  • Currently 2.9 of 4 stars
Courteous Staff:
  • Currently 3.1666666666667 of 4 stars
Accurate Diagnosis:
  • Currently 3.25 of 4 stars
Bedside Manner:
  • Currently 3.25 of 4 stars
Spends Time with Me:
  • Currently 3.25 of 4 stars
Follows Up After Visit:
  • Currently 3 of 4 stars
Average Wait: 35 minutes
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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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Aug 2nd, 2013

My husband and I have been trying for years with no luck. A friend recommended Dr. Cook. His staff was very kind and professional towards us. Dr. Cook was very warm and understanding. We had to do numerous test to find out the issue and Dr. Cook was reassuring every step of the way. After doing our first IUI it took and we were pregnant. Dr. Cook was so excited for us. He has been there almost every time to see us. When he is not there it is because he is in delivery.He listens to any concerns we have and helps with them. His staff has never been anything but friendly to my husband and I. We just love this facility and will recomment it to others with similiar issues.

  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  Overbooked and careless  |  show details
Jul 31st, 2013

Waited atleast and hour for every appointment and when Dr.Cook did come in the room he checked his phone while speaking with me. There is no follow up to anything he does, even if you call the office several times with questions. He also missed something huge (which should have been easy to spot) health wise simply because he is too busy and his staff is careless.

  • Currently 3 of 4 stars
 |  An okay doctor  |  show details
Dec 7th, 2011

Dr. Cook is an okay doctor but not the best. I am 37 weeks and have only seen him once since going to his office. The person you will see the most is Mary Jane just a N.P. I do not suggest anyone going. The staff is rude and check in girl is "ghetto" to me. Around six months pregnant I went in for a problem I was worried about and Mary Jane assured me she has been doing her job for years and that everything was okay, it was not. The doctors get irritated when you ask questions. The only doctor I like is Dr. Kelly she takes her time, shes new

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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  Best physician I`ve ever had, hands down!  |  show details
by CRENE at Citysearch on Sep 14th, 2011 on citysearch.com

I`d like to start off by saying I worked in the medical field for more than 20 years spent many of those years working for the \"big box\" type of practices multiple physicians - one specialty. Being an employee I had the opportunity to see any of the physicians in the practice, which I did, for a while. But that got old for a variety of reasons, accessibility to my records by other employees, the feeling that I \"didn`t matter\" as a patient because I was an employee. Ultimately I decided to venture out and find a physician totally independent. Which lead me to Dr. Cook. I started with him when he was a solo practioner and it was love at first visit. The time he spent with me then as well as now is totally invaluable to me. When his practice grew and he added Mary Jane, his Nurse Practioner, I felt she was a perfect match for his calming demeanor. As an addition to his existing staff, she would only be beneficial to the continued success of the practice. When Dr.`s Nanda and Melham joined the practice, it seemed the \"family\" was complete. Yes, there are times when I have seen Mary Jane or one of the other doctors because Dr. Cook has been tied up, but honestly it happens every where. It`s the \"down side\" if you will of any ObGyn office, babies are born, emergencies happen. Much as we`d all like to see Dr. Cook and only Dr. Cook, things happen and they are no one`s fault. As I said I have a medical background in the area of OBGyn which means I have a better understanding, but never has anyone in the staff presumed that I should be treated any differently. They always took the time to explain to me diagnosis` and treatment plans they never presumed that they didn`t need to or I didn`t deserve the same treatment as all other patients. On the occasions when I`ve had billing questions things were explained to me andor straightened out in short order. I couldn`t be more pleased with how things wereare handled there. The front desk staff does an amazing job at check in and check out, making both processes as pleasant as possible. When I call to schedule my appointment it`s always done efficiently and pleasantly. I now live in the Chicago area, but still come back to Houston to see Dr. Cook and will continue to do so. Recently I had an injury requiring orthopedic surgery, when I was disappointed with the prognosis my local physician gave me, I called Dr. Cook told him I needed to \"come home to see a physician\". He didn`t hesitate with a referral to an Orthopedic Surgeon for me to see. By the time I called that doctor for an appointment Dr. Cook had already made contact with that doctor about my injury. I was and still am terribly impressed! Talk about going above and beyond! One last note I promise, when my nephew and his wife were having their first baby, I referred them to Dr. Cook. She didn`t seek prenatal care as early as she should have so the staff got her in ASAP when she called to schedule the appointment. On ultrasound he found that there was a complication. Not long after that diagnosis the couple were moving to another state. He helped my niece with a referral to a local physician to continue her care, but told her \"his door was always open\" if she needed him. The couple saw the new physician once before making the decision to stay right where they were for the birth of their first baby. So they made the trip monthy, bi weekly, then weekly until her due date drew closer. Their son was born with club feet which required lengthy medical care after birth, but he`s a healthy, active 8 year old boy. Dr. Cook still asks about them. Which I appreciate and so does my niece.I can`t say enough about what a great group of people they have at The ObGyn Center. But I can tell you that Dr. Cook himself is the absolute best physician I could have ever hoped for!

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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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May 23rd, 2011

Dr. Cook is a wonderful, knowledgeable doctor who has a very caring bedside manner. He is definitely one of the best in Houston!

  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
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Apr 28th, 2011

I was referred to Dr. Cook by a friend and at first I absolutely loved him. When I got pregnant I started to become dissatisfied. Dr. Cook and the other doctors are so use to pregnancy they forget that you don't already know everything. They gave me virtually no instructions on prenatal care and seemed surprised I would have any questions.It was very important to me that I have a natural child birth. I told Dr. Cook that several times. I kept getting a feeling that he didn't like natural births. When I was 39 weeks one of the medical assistants asked me why Dr. Cook hadn't induced me yet. She said he normally takes the babies before now. He started acting very funny and told me I could go ahead and get induced. I expressed how much I wanted to have the baby naturally and he said it would be fine to wait. At 40 weeks he said I had to have a cesarian because the baby was too big. She only ended up being 8 pounds. Dr. Cook actually told me he doesn't get paid more for cesarians, which by the way he does. After my cesarian no doctor did more than come by the hospital room and say how do you feel. No doctor checked me out. I was then released from the hospital with high blood pressure. I ended up having post pardum preeclampsia which is very dangerous. I was in ICU for a few days. When I came home Dr. Cook and his team were completely incompetent. My blood pressure kept going up. I had to call the doctor on call a few times to see what to do. The doctors got annoyed with me for calling and in one day Dr. Cook, Dr. Nanda, and Dr. Melham called me back and all told me different amounts of medicine and different medicines to take. When I went back to the office for a check up Dr. Cook said the reason he wanted to induce early was because he thought I was going into preeclampsia. He never told me that. I would have like to know.This practice is clearly more interested in money than patient care. They over book and I am convinced Dr Cook purposely does many cesarians so he can schedule his day. I got this impression on several ocassions. Unfortunately, it was too late in my pregnancy to change doctors. I will never go back here again.

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  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  Horrible experience!!  |  show details
by Melly4280 at Citysearch on Apr 27th, 2011 on citysearch.com

I was referred to Dr. Cook by a friend and at first I absolutely loved him. When I got pregnant I started to become dissatisfied. Dr. Cook and the other doctors are so use to pregnancy they forget that you don`t already know everything. They gave me virtually no instructions on prenatal care and seemed surprised I would have any questions.It was very important to me that I have a natural child birth. I told Dr. Cook that several times. I kept getting a feeling that he didn`t like natural births. When I was 39 weeks one of the medical assistants asked me why Dr. Cook hadn`t induced me yet. She said he normally takes the babies before now. He started acting very funny and told me I could go ahead and get induced. I expressed how much I wanted to have the baby naturally and he said it would be fine to wait. At 40 weeks he said I had to have a cesarian because the baby was too big. She only ended up being 8 pounds. Dr. Cook actually told me he doesn`t get paid more for cesarians, which by the way he does. After my cesarian no doctor did more than come by the hospital room and say how do you feel. No doctor checked me out. I was then released from the hospital with high blood pressure. I ended up having post pardum preeclampsia which is very dangerous. I was in ICU for a few days. When I came home Dr. Cook and his team were completely incompetent. My blood pressure kept going up. I had to call the doctor on call a few times to see what to do. The doctors got annoyed with me for calling and in one day Dr. Cook, Dr. Nanda, and Dr. Melham called me back and all told me different amounts of medicine and different medicines to take. When I went back to the office for a check up Dr. Cook said the reason he wanted to induce early was because he thought I was going into preeclampsia. He never told me that. I would have like to know.This practice is clearly more interested in money than patient care. They over book and I am convinced Dr Cook purposely does many cesarians so he can schedule his day. I got this impression on several ocassions. Unfortunately, it was too late in my pregnancy to change doctors. I will never go back here again.

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  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  BEWARE!!!!  |  show details
by PREGNANTWOMAN at Citysearch on Mar 10th, 2011 on citysearch.com

I don`t trust Dr. Crook.

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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  i love dr. cook and dr. melhiem  |  show details
by Larrissa Pate on Feb 7th, 2011

These two doctors are the only OB's I will ever go to. I have so many health problems and they are the only ones i would trust with my pregnancies. They are caring but at the same time they will tell you exactly how things are going to be. While they were not happy about me getting pregnant for a second time tey still took the time to take great care of me. I recommend these doctors to every pregnant woman you will be confortable and love them. THANK YALL AGAIN!!!

  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  Worth the Wait  |  show details
by EgyGirl at Citysearch on Dec 3rd, 2010 on citysearch.com

I am so happy I found this office - a friend referred me. The wait can sometimes be a little long, but I think that`s fine to know you are going to receive such great care. I`ve been to other places and waited much longer.....it`s really not that bad. All the doctors are so caring and so friendly and the staff is awesome! Everyone makes you feel so comfortable and at ease. I wont go anywhere else!!!!!!!

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  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  Horrid staff  |  show details
by Jenvan78 at Citysearch on Oct 7th, 2010 on citysearch.com

I`m a new patient at this practice and I`m 32wks pregnant, first of all..I can only get an appt on Wednesday or Friday and when I ask why or if I can possibly get an appt on another day, I`m treated like crap by the appt girls. The girls that make appts are the rudest human beings I`ve ever met. My first appt me there took 4 hours because they were understaffed with just one nurse to look after all of the patients and she picked me last because I needed a pap smear. The nurse was nice, the doctor, who I`ve met once for a minute is nice, but the staff treats you like crap. I`m on medicaid and I wonder if this is why. I also wonder if medicaid patients are the ones that are forced to go on certain days. Discriminate much If you can go elsewhere, do it...nice doctors aren`t worth a horrible staff and poor treatment of patients.

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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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by mbenn on Jan 24th, 2010 on citysearch.com

I have been seeing Dr. Cook for over 12 years. I can still remember the first time I saw him because it was a difficult visit and he showed me so much compassion. I stayed with Dr. Cook because he loves what he does and really cares for ALL his patients even if he is a busy man. I have had two healthy babies delivered by Dr. Cook and can tell you from my experience the staff are wonderful too. He is a high risk doctor with great outcomes. Dr. Melhelm and Dr.Nanda are also wonderful doctors that took care of me as well. I highly recommend the commute to the med center.

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by dave1818 on Jun 15th, 2009 on citysearch.com

Went to Dr. Cook due to our Miscarriage. Everytime we go, we had to wait about 1 hour before we can see him, or he might send another doctor due to his overbooking. Then he would spend about 2-5 minutes without really going over records or stating the f

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by My kids mom on May 16th, 2009

The ABSOLUTE best!

  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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Apr 24th, 2009

This doctor's extreme professionalism shows. I'm high risk and he made me feel right at ease. He has sucessfully delivered and seperated conjoined twins! One of the conference rooms displays several magazines he's featured in and lots of accomplishments yet he is so humble and down to Earth. I recommend this Dr. and practice. Dr. Nanda is terriffic as well! Great staff : )

  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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by sobiko on Dec 20th, 2008 on citysearch.com

I had a stillbirth last year and my OBGYN at that time was awful. I ended up having a great on-call doctor during my stay, Dr La at West Houston Medical Center. Dr La did my after care and during my consults with him he said it was best for me to be in me

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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  Incredible Medical Expertise  |  show details
by Elise Seale on Sep 21st, 2008

Not only an phenomenal bed side manner but knowledge that is clear and concise.It is a priviledge to have Dr. Paul Cook as my physician. He is a true blessing to so many!!

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by ElaineWhite01 on Jul 28th, 2008 on citysearch.com

Doctors Cook, Nanda and Melhem are at the top of their field in caring for high risk pregnancies and patients. Cook's approachable demeanor, conservative measures and vast experience provides a patient with comfort in knowing that she is receiving the v

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by crazydiamond on Apr 22nd, 2008 on citysearch.com

Mary Jane, the Nurse Practitioner, is wonderful. I have been seeing her for over 10 years, since before she was at the Ob-Gyn Center. If you don't really need to see a doctor, schedule an appointment with Mary Jane. You'll get excellent care and you wo

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by suzzeq88 on Mar 27th, 2008 on citysearch.com

Dr. Cook, Nanda & Melhem are really the best! I first became a patient of Dr. Cook 13 years ago. After moving away to go to school, I expericienced a total of 4 miscarriages. I became pregnant for the 5th time July of last year. Dr. Cook, Nanda & Melhe

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by laurenlesley on Mar 11th, 2008 on citysearch.com

Dr. Cook is absolutely the best OBGYN in Houston. I have been going to him for over a decade and would never consider seeing another. My first pregnancy was high-risk, Dr. Cook and his fabulous staff saved my life and the life of my son. Now, with my seco

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by allisonzapata on Oct 18th, 2007 on citysearch.com

Dr. Melhem is the best doctor I have had. He really cares about his patients and has a way of making even the toughest situations a little easier to handle. I am going through a sad ordeal and don't think I could get through it w/o him. Oh and I hear t

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by hpg on Sep 10th, 2007 on citysearch.com

Dr. Cook and his staff are the absoulte best! There are times that he is running behind but that is part of seeing an OBGYN. Dr. Cook and his staff do their absolute best with helping all their patients. I was such a high risk pregnancy and Dr. Cook g

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by delikiz on Sep 5th, 2007 on citysearch.com

Everytime I went to Dr. Cook I had to wait at least 2 hours. My husband got so annoyed because everytime he wanted to go to doctor with me on his lunch time, he had to take half day off at his job!!! Dr. Cook was so in hurry, I couldn't even ask the ques

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by helenaabigail on May 21st, 2007 on citysearch.com

HI,MY NAME IS TERRY I WAS ONE OF DR COOKS PATIENCE,TWICE AND BOTH TIMES HE WAS WONDERFUL DOCTOR,.HE TAKES THE TIME TO LISTEN TO YOU.TRIES TO DO ALL THAT HE CAN ,HE CARES ABOUT HIS PATIENCES ,AND HIS STAFF IS GREAT, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR,COOK TO ANYONE

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by pergirlz on Mar 16th, 2007 on citysearch.com

Dr. Cook is very thorough and knowledgable. He was instrumental in diagnosing my cancer before I was symptomatic. He is very personable, with a great bedside manner, and genuinely cares for his patients, of which he has many!

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by txmedstudent on Oct 6th, 2006 on citysearch.com

I have moved a lot and had a lot of ob/gyns over the years, but Dr. Cook is my favorite. He is extremely personable and genuinely takes an interest in his patients. He spends time to talk to you about each of your concerns. He also has a nice office staff

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