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About Dr. Sarah Temkin
Dr. Sarah Temkin, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Baltimore, MD. She has 14 years of experience. Her specialties include Gynecologic Oncology and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Temkin is affiliated with Johns Hopkins University Hospital, City Hospital Center/Elmhurst and Weiss Memorial Hospital. Dr. Temkin has received 5 awards. She speaks English.
Dr. Sarah Temkin has the following 2 specialties
- Gynecologic Oncology
Gynecologic oncologists specialize in cancers that occur in the female reproductive system. This includes ovarian cancer, cervical cancer and endometrial cancer, as well as the less commonly talked about female reproductive cancers like vulvar cancer, vaginal cancer and fallopian tube cancer.
In addition to diagnosing the stage of your cancer and recommending treatment options, they’ll provide care throughout your treatment and help you manage your symptoms. They’ll often work closely with a pathologist and a radiologist to properly diagnose you and determine if your cancer is shrinking or spreading throughout treatment. They’re even trained to administer chemotherapy and to perform surgery to remove cancer when necessary.
- 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. Sarah Temkin has the following 4 expertise
- Hot Flashes
- Uterine Cancer
Dr. Sarah Temkin is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Dr. Temkin is a caring and compassionate doctor and is highly regarded for her oncology and surgical expertise. She is always willing to answer questions from me and my family and never makes us feel rushed or ignorant. She and her staff check in on you frequently to let you know that they are always there for you. Dr Temkin is an outstanding and dedicated doctor who I would highly recommend to anyone.
Due to the urgency of my situation, I was unable to research before choosing a specialist so I was very anxious about having to accept the surgeon on-call for that particular day. I was evaluated in our local emergency department for abdominal pain and pressure and was determined to have an ovarian cyst the size of a 25 week fetus. Fortunately, God was watching over me and Dr. Temkin accepted me as a patient. Being transported by ambulance two hours from home for the purpose of having a basketball sized growth removed was frightening. Dr. Temkin and her team immediately addressed every one of my concerns and put my mind at ease. Although I was not on her schedule and arrived at the hospital in the middle of her first procedure of the day, she never made me feel as though she was rushed. She took the time to answer each and every one of my questions-- and there were many since I tend to panic at the thought of being under general anesthesia. I am a control freak and get quite anxious at the prospect of not being in control during that time.The OR was very busy that day and I was not able to go to surgery until 7:00pm for a procedure that lasted just about two hours. She and her team completed various other surgical procedures during the 12 hours I was waiting for an operating room, yet at least one of her residents visited my room in between those procedures to check on my condition and answer any questions that had arisen. Then, even though she had already been at the hospital for at least 16 hours, she talked with my family after the surgery until every one of their questions had been answered. The attention from Dr. Temkin as well as the residents and nurse practitioner on her team during the in-patient postoperative period was also exemplary as were their prompt, appropriate responses to any potential problem that presented. Unfortunately, I've had many hospital stays for both myself and for several special needs children so I am not easily impressed because I simply expect to receive good medical care. I was definitely impressed this time!! I was comforted tremendously by the number of times during the day that a member of the team stopped by to check in and was also impressed with the consultations ordered from other specialties that greatly improved the postoperative recovery time and decreased the level of postoperative pain. The follow-up care in the office has been just as wonderful. The nursing staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and compassionate. There was a minor postoperative concern because of a skin sensitivity and the nurse called daily to check on my progress. The results on the pathology report were completely unexpected and Dr. Temkin was very gentle and compassionate in delivering those results while still being informative and realistic regarding the implications of the findings. After spending more than 20 years working in the medical field, one characteristic that always stands out to me is how the physician relates medical info to patients and family members who are likely laypersons and not medical professionals themselves. Dr. Temkin excels in this area; another outstanding trait is that she is able to relate complicated medical diagnoses and procedures in a manner that is easily understood without sounding as if she is over-simplifying the topic.
Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors ()
Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.
Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
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.
On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 2016)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
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.
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
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Dr. Temkin is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Johns Hopkins University Hospital
City Hospital Center/Elmhurst
Weiss Memorial Hospital
University of Chicago Medical Center
U. Of Maryland Medical System
University Of Maryland Medical Center
14 Years Experience
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1999
Dr. Sarah Temkin accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry DE PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
Locations & DirectionsJohns Hopkins University Hospital, 600 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD
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