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About Dr. Leigh E Matlaga
Dr. Leigh E Matlaga, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Rosedale, MD. She has 18 years of experience. Her specialties include Obstetrics and Gynecology. She speaks English.
Dr. Leigh E Matlaga has the following 1 specialty
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
An obstetrician & gynecologist, or OB/GYN, is a physician who cares for women throughout their pregnancies, straight through to the delivery of their baby (obstetrician). They also specialize in annual care, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the female reproductive system (gynecologist). Many physicians specialize in both of these fields in order to provide complete overall health services to women at every stage of life.
Dr. Leigh E Matlaga has the following 11 expertise
- Menstrual Pain
- Pap Smear
- Birth Control
- Women's Health
- Pelvic Exam
- Child Birth
- Hot Flashes
Dr. Leigh E Matlaga has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Leigh E Matlaga is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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I would first like to say her office staff is top notch, from the phlebotomist, to the nurse, to the techs, to the front desk - all very professional & a pleasure to deal with. However, the doctor takes on too many patients. For each appointment I was in her office for hours - my appointment time was not kept once. I miscarried & when I came in for my followup, she asked me, "what brings you in today". Then she made a comment about how she should read her case notes! Unreal! If you are looking for a doctor that values your time & you as a patient - keep looking.
Was pleased with her during my annual exam although she was rushed as other reviewers have said. A few months later when I called to see if I could switch to a different birth control pill she was very distracted, rude, and didn't act like she had more than a minute to talk. She seemed confused by what I was saying, then she admitted she didn't even have my chart in front of her. It felt like she could care less even though my issue was very simple and common at a GYN office. After that conversation I switched to a different doctor in the practice and have been pleased. Overall I think she is an intelligent doctor, but her bedside manner is definitely lacking.
The office staff are very nice and there was no wait to see the doctor. Dr. Matlaga listened to my concerns, but lost me as a patient after the physical exam (or lack of one). My internal exam and pelvic exam lasted less than 10 seconds and she didn't even do a breast exam. It was painful when she started to press on my pelvis and instead of being patient she made a sarcastic remark about me being good at tensing my muscles and quickly stopped the exam. She then hurried out of the room to her next patient. I have some uterine issues and did not feel she examined me well enough to see if there was a problem. I won't be returning for fear that this type of exam could allow issues to go undetected.
Dr. Matlaga is a wonderful doctor! I have seen her several times for a variety of GYN issues. She takes the time to listen and asks intelligent questions about items I do not think to bring up, but often are relevant to the diagnosis. She has an amazing ability to focus in on a precise detail and then zoom it back to a macro level in a very logical fashion. On several occasions she has called me after the visit to follow up and ensure the treatment prescribed or medication is working ok. On two occasions, she referred me to specialists, both of whom were outstanding and solved my issue. I still see one of the specialists, who regular confers with Dr. Matlatga about my progress. As far as schedule promptness, I usually try to schedule my appointments for early in the morning because the practice is so popular the schedule is often packed by the afternoon. When morning isnât available, I simply bring a book and think of it as âme timeâ. Frankly, I think the packed schedule at the practice is a good thing...I wouldn't want to go to a doctor in a major metropolitan area that had openings in the schedule constantly. Over the years Iâve learned the schedule at the practice can often be re-organized due to an emergency patient development mid-day. Is this really that unexpected??? The practice delivers BABIES!! They donât come on schedule! Am I sometimes inconvenienced when itâs 3pm and Iâm the one stuck in the waiting room for a 2pm appointment? Sure. But you better bet when I'm the patient in the middle of a difficult pregnancy getting wheeled into an OR and need the doctor ASAP, I expect to take precedence over the routine office visit patients. An inconvenience isnât the same things as a problem. Dr. Matlaga is a gem of a doctor and Iâm glad I found her. If you can get into the practiceâs schedule, itâs well worth it.
18 Years Experience
Yale University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 2000
Dr. Leigh E Matlaga accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
- CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
- CareFirst Maryland POS
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsMedstar Franklin Square Medical Center, 9000 Franklin Square Dr, Rosedale, MD
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