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Dr. Helaine K Worrell Is this you?

About Dr. Helaine K Worrell

Dr. Helaine K Worrell, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY. She has 19 years of experience. Her specialties include Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Worrell has received 2 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

50 Ratings with 11 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Helaine K Worrell is Great. Dr. Helaine K Worrell has been rated by 50 patients. From those 50 patients 11 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Helaine K Worrell is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Beth Israel Ob/Gyn

360 1st Ave Ste MH
New York, NY 10010
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Specialties

Dr. Helaine K Worrell has the following 1 specialty

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Expertise

    11 Expertise

  • Pregnancy
  • Birth Control
  • Infertility
  • Menopause
  • C-section
  • Pelvic Exam
  • Menstrual Pain
  • Child Birth
  • Hot Flashes
  • Women's Health
  • Pap Smear

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Reviews

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Four Stars

I have been seeing Doctor Worrell for a couple of years. I like her straight forward approach and she never rushes, she takes the time to talk to me and get to know me.

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Five Stars

Could not be happier that she is my doctor!

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Ok for routine GYN, NOT FOR OB

Went into labor at 34 weeks. Dr. Worrell showed up at the hospital more than 12 hours after I did. Therefore she was not able to pick up that the reason for my premature labor was pre-eclampsia and HELPP syndrome. I had to have a c-section after which she did not come by to check on me in the hospital even once, though I was there for 5 days. Her partner, Dr. Levitan stopped by at 6 am one morning wearing a bright orange golf shirt. Clearly I was a pit stop on the way to a gold course. BI is a horrible hospital for OB and Dr. Worrell is an equally horrible OB doctor. Don't even get me started on her partner.

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Miss Dr. Worrell

Office staff leaves a lot to be desired. As you wait you hear all about their personal life. Last time I was their Dr. Worrell had an emergency and no doctor was available. I travel a great distance and they said we called your home. I told them I was on my way why not call my cell. No apology. When I get home there is no call at all. I called to complain because this had happened before and I didn't want this to happen again. They told me if I had another doctor that was closer I could pick up my records. That ended 13 yrs with the office of Dr. Levitan & Dr. Worrell. They are great doctors. If you can put up with the office staff unprofessionalism then good luck. The nurses n doctors are great. I miss them.

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WRONG DIAGNOSIS

I will NOT go back to Dr. Worrell. She misdiagnosed me with Herpes type 1. I had soars in my vaginal and anal area that looked nothing like herpes (and were later confirmed by 2 doctors not to be herpes.) They looked like cystic pimples and I was convinced that that's just what they were. However, she was so dead set on this diagnosis and made me feel uncomfortable for questioning it. Dr. Worell had taken a sample of the pimple in my vaginal area, which tested negative for anything. The blood test was positive for the antibodies of herpes simplex 1. I was contacted almost a week later by a different doctor with my results. Dr. Worrell was too busy to call me herself. I was somewhat devastated with the diagnosis, as I had no genital to genital or mouth to genital contact in the area. None of this made sense to me, and I wanted some explanation from Dr. Worell. It took me one week to get a hold of her on the phone to talk to her about my concerns. After looking at pictures of genital herpes online, I just didn't feel settled in this diagnosis. I knew something was off. She finally called me back almost 2 weeks after my visit with her. Although she did explain to me after asking her that it was possible to have a herpes outbreak even if I had not ever had genital or oral contact in the vaginal area, she was rude, dismissive and abrupt with me. She made me feel uncomfortable for pushing for answers, as if I was in denial about it and she was annoyed by my pestering. The pimples kept coming and I finally saw my PCP who then referred me to another obgyn, AND they both confirmed with certainty that the pimples were not herpes.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2008, 2009, 2016)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2016, 2009, 2010)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Education

    19 Years Experience

  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

  • Beth Israel Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Helaine K Worrell accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Elect Choice EPO
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna NYC Community Plan
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire Blue Priority EPO
    • Empire HMO
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • HIP of NY
    • Emblem HIP Select PPO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
    • Oxford Metro
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Beth Israel Ob/Gyn, 360 1st Ave Ste MH, New York, NY

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