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Noedahn Copley-Woods, MD

7 Jun

*This review was given verbally during an event, thus its brevity.

Noedahn Copley-Woods, MD
Magee-Womens Hospital
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

copleywoodsn@mail.magee.edu
412-641-4222

Gynecologist. Respectful, good with pronoun usage, was able to address a trans-specific health problem, works well with trans men and older women.

Linda Millbauer/Magee Womancare Associates

5 Sep

Linda Millbauer               

Magee Womancare Associates

Corporate One Office Park

4075 Monroeville Blvd.

Bldg. 2, Suite 330

412-372-6262

It’s associated with UPMC.

What type of medicine does the provider practice?

OB/GYN

Would you recommend the provider to others?

Absolutely. She is incredibly professional and non-judgmental. She makes sure to take her time to explain things and often goes out of her way to make sure things are affordable and necessary. I’ve always walked out of her office feeling calm, prepared and taken care of.

What can you share about this provider’s identities and/or the practice’s affiliations that may be important to their clients?

Middle aged, white woman. Religion never mentioned.

Why did you see this provider?

Annual checkup and pap smear.

Was the provider affordable?

Yes.

What was your experience making an appointment with this provider?

Calls are returned promptly and visits can be scheduled within a few days.

Please describe your experience with the provider’s support staff:

Lovely and helpful.

What identities do you have?

Myself  I’m a late twenties, queer, poly white woman of an athletic build who has been diagnosed with herpes.

Please describe the accessibility of the practice for you:

Definitely accessible for wheelchairs. Bathrooms are gender neutral.

Especially good with certain a certain community, special skills, or services?

LGBTQ friendly.

When was your last visit with this provider?

0-5 months ago

Dr. Kathleen Carroll, M.D./Western PA Women’s Care

14 Jan

Dr. Kathleen Carroll, M.D.           

Western PA Women’s Care        

Magee-Women’s Hospital Office

(412) 641-6223

300 Halket Street

Suite 5730

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

There are also offices in Wexford and Pleasant Hills.

What type of medicine does the provider practice?

OB/GYN

Would you recommend the provider to others?

Yes, I would absolutely recommend Dr. Carroll, as well as the other staff at the Magee office.

When was your last visit with this provider?

0-5 months ago.

Why did you see this provider?

I wanted a consistent provider to figure out why I was having issues with my BC pills.

What was your experience making an appointment with this provider?

All interactions have been timely and easy.

Was the provider affordable?

I have UPMC insurance and almost everything has been covered. I paid a copay when I went in for STD testing outside of my annual checkup.

Please describe your experience with the provider:

I have been going there for a little over a year and I have always felt respected from the moment I enter the waiting area to the checkout process. Dr. Carroll worked with me to find birth control that worked for me (as I had to try several different medicines and finally decided on the IUD). When my schedule and hers did not match, for the IUD insertion and for STD testing, I saw other doctors. I did not feel judged for my choices. All of the staff I have interacted with have been very courteous and professional. I have had many partners while going to this office and no one has made me feel negative about that. Communication has always been easy. They return voice mails promptly the next day when leaving them outside of office hours.

Please describe your experience with the provider’s support staff:

They have always been supportive and pleasant. When updating my health info from the last visit, the nurse congratulated me on quitting smoking and shared her personal anecdote. It made me feel pleased and appreciated.

What identities do you have?

I am a cis straight female, white, 29, and a little overweight. I am able-bodied and lower middle class.

Please describe the accessibility of the practice for you:

Everything appeared to be accessible in the building. The door the office did not have an automated system and might be a little heavy to open. While gender-neutral, the bathrooms do not have much for support for using the toilet. I did not notice if there was braille, but I would assume the hospital has it. In Oakland, Magee is very close to transit and has parking, I believe at $6/hour. There is also neighborhood parking, but it is permit parking with a time limit..

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Dr. Draion Burch

8 Jul

** UPDATE: Dr. Burch has moved away from Pittsburgh **

Dr Draion Burch               

Magee Womens Hospital

300 Halket Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

(412) 361-3132

Dr Burch has a lot of places he practices other than Magee. Magee is in Oakland but he’s also in East End and other locations.

What type of medicine does the provider practice?

OB/GYN and DO.

Would you recommend the provider to others?

Yes.

Why did you see this provider?

Trans care, chronic pelvic pain, hysterectomy consult, general preventative care.

Was the provider affordable?

I have had both Health America insurance and Medicaid and he accepted both. I’m not sure about uninsured.

Please describe your experience with the provider:

Dr Burch has helped me through really tough stuff with awful insurance companies. He advocates for you in appeals and does peer to peer stuff with insurance doctors author question. He is an extremely out gay man of color and he really cares about women and trans people. He’s easy to talk to and isan advocate for trans people and women so you can let him know your needs if he’s not meeting them.

He is very busy running everything from suboxone clinics to delivering babies at Allegheny county jail and advocating for trans women downtown. Thus he can be hard to get a hold of. But if you stay on him he will do whatever he can to make sure got get what you need.

Please describe your experience with the provider’s support staff:

His staff was really well educated and kind. I didn’t have to give them a 101.

Please describe the accessibility of the practice for you:

Magees hospital is physically accessible and they have valet. East end less so but they have an elevator.

Especially good with certain a certain community, special skills, or services?

Trans, working class and poor, women, people of color, recovering addicts, sex workers, disadvantaged folks, he respects and serves all passionately.  He’s a character. And he cares and is humble.

Additional Information:

Magee Women’s Outpatient Clinic

15 Aug

Magee Women’s Hospital
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
1-866-MyMagee

What type of medicine does the provider practice?
OB/GYN

Would you recommend this provider to others?
Yes

Was the provider affordable?
They helped me sign up for the SelectPlan for women and accepted it, plus they helped me to get as many benefits from it as I could. When I started to have insurance again, they accepted my Blue Cross / Blue Shield PPO with no issues.

 Please describe your experience with the provider:
Although there is a rotating staff and I saw a different person each time, it was a much more comfortable and relaxed environment than I had experienced with private OB/GYN practitioners. I felt open to discuss any questions and concerns I had, and was always answered openly, honestly, and in detail.

Please describe your experience with the provider’s support staff:
Receptionists were kind and helpful for scheduling.

Please describle the accessibility of the practice for you:
On public transit lines