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Dr. Stephanie J Mandelman has the following 1 specialty
- Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Child Birth
- Birth Control
- Pelvic Exam
- Hot Flashes
- Menstrual Pain
- Women's Health
- Pap Smear
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Dr. Mandelman is a professional and efficient doctor. In terms of the technicalities of my appointment with her, I have no complaints. However, as many other reviewers are stating, Dr. Mandelman's bedside manner and all-around interactions with her patients is atrocious. I understand that doctors want to maintain a certain degree of professionalism with their patients, and therefore do not delve into personal details. However, in my opinion, a gynecologist is different. Your gynecologist will be dealing with some of your most personal issues ( Birth control, STD's, Pregnancies both wanted and unwanted, and post-natal care). Because they are dealing with something so private and personal, some sort of relationship with their patients is necessary for them to properly give medical advice. My problem with Dr.Mandelman began the minute she took me into her office. It was apparent that she had no intentions of interacting with me on a personal level. She asked me all of the typical questions, such as when I started my period, if it was regular, etc...Although I informed her that I was on birth control, she threw a curveball and asked me if there was a possibility that I was pregnant. Of course, its within the realm of possibility-I don't take a pregnancy test every morning. When I paused, contemplating how to answer the question, she immediately said asked if I used condoms. I tried to tell her that I did not because I was in a committed 1.5 year relationship where both of us had been tested, but before I could get a word in she gave me a look of complete disgust and continued with her questions. The rest of the appointment proceeded in a similar was. She continually asked me if I wanted to get blood work done to test for "AIDS and syphilis", and I am still not sure if her asking multiple times was standard procedure or if it was a jab at my lack of condom use. When the exam was finished, she quipped "I recommend condom use to prevent STDs" and left the room before I could get a word in edgewise. As I stated above, I understand that doctors try to keep a divide between the professional and the personal with their patients. However, something like my sexual history and the number of partners I've had is something I feel is extremely relevant, and yet she couldn't even take the 2 minutes to ask. Even in my experiences at places like Planned Parenthood, where they are swamped with patients, the nurses have taken the time and effort to ask me more in-depth questions. My appointment with Dr.Mandelman left me feeling ashamed and embarrassed, two words that should NEVER be associated with a gyno visit. If you are looking for a doctor that will do a routine exam once a year, Dr. Mandelman is the doctor for you. However, if you are looking for a doctor that you can have a mutually respectful relationship with, a doctor who will help you through all of your reproductive issues without judgement, I would highly recommend finding another doctor.
Dr. Mandelman is by far the best doctor I have been to. She is very warm, extremely professional, really attentive and so thorough. She answers all my questions, even after business hours, to ensure that I am always comfortable in her care. I truly feel that my baby and I are in the best hands. Several of my colleagues are her patients and feel the same way. She is a keeper.
she would find more patients who are willing to continue care with her. She is always rushed she never finishes a sentence. I feel like I am constantly chasing her down for answers. Perhaps she also feels that is is ok to berate her employees in front of pts and yell at them for their "stupidity" If it was my business I would treat my staff a bit better seeing as her girls are constantly scrabbling to get the job done. And although they look like they can cry at any second, they put on a smile for the pts benefit. I hope she reads this and realizes with a few changes her business could thrive.
It was extremelly difficult to make an appointment. You waited several months to get in. They said they were saving your appointment time until 24 hrs before your appointment time, but they cancelled your appointment without talking to you.The worst was they said somebody called to cancel your appointment from your phone, but the phone record said it did not happen. So somebody at the office was telling the lie!!!!
Dr. Mandelman is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
- Chicago Medical School At Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine & Science
Cooper University Hospital
Dr. Stephanie J Mandelman accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Savings Plus of CA
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross California
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
- Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
- Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
Blue Shield California
- Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
- Blue Shield CA PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Health Net CA PPO
- Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- PHCS PPO Kaiser
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsStephanie Jo Mandelman Md, 1250 La Venta Dr Ste 101B, Westlake Village, CA
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