Tag Archives: gynecological care

Dr. Mary Pat Friedlander

12 May

Provider name: Mary Pat Friedlander
Practice name: Lawrenceville Family Health
Address: Butler St. at 40th St., Pittsburgh PA 15201

Phone: 412-622-7343
Website: http://findadoc.upmc.com/PhysicianBioQuery.aspx?EPCDID=4537

What type of medicine does the provider practice?

Primary Care, Gynecology

Would you recommend the provider to others?

Yes. She doesn’t know much about alternative health, but Dr. Friedlander is very respectful, is a very good communicator, is a great listener. She trusts me and helps me with what I say I need without getting into any power struggles. She treats me like I’m the expert about my own body and yet shares helpful information and insights.

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

She’s white, middle aged, seems straight but seems very open and respectful. Don’t know how far her knowledge of eg LGBTQ or Black communities extends.

Why did you see this provider?

Check up, get answers to some questions.

What was your experience making an appointment with this provider?

Easy to make an appointment.

Was the provider affordable?

It’s a UPMC community health center so they take all forms of UPMC insurance and medical assistance. I think they still have a social worker that can get people signed up for reduced care but I’m not positive of that.

Please describe your experience with the provider:

Easy to get prescriptions and referrals, answers all questions thoroughly and without rushing, she’s also great at gyne exams (she teaches interns how to do them respectfully and properly). I always feel good when I leave visits with her.

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

Nurses respond really well and promptly to calls to the nurse’s line. They really help communication with the doctors.

What identities do you have?

White, 50s, female, queerish, don’t have physical disability, lower income, body not particularly big or small.

Please describe the accessibility of the practice for you:

Clinic seems very physically accessible. On bus line, free parking. Didn’t see any Braille, didn’t see signs for interpreters, didn’t notice materials in other languages but they may be around. I THINK they have the bathrooms as one room with both gender signs on it.

When was your last visit with this provider?

0-5 months ago

 

 

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Dr. April Dunmeyer/UPMC Reproductive Services

17 Feb

Dr. April Dunmeyer

UPMC Reproductive Services

Offices in Blawnox and Monroeville

412-802-3100

 

What type of medicine does the provider practice?        

OB/GYN

Would you recommend this provider to others?              

Yes, she is thorough and spent needed time.

When was your last visit with the provider          

0-5 months ago

Why did/do you see this provider?         

HPV

What was/is your experience making an appointment with this provider?           

Easy and quickly.

Was/is the provider affordable?              

Highmark was first accepted and being phased out. My insurance switched to UPMC and more has been covered.

Please describe your experience with the provider.       

I felt like she was easy to talk to and gave honest answers to my concerns.

 Please describe your experience with the provider’s support staff (if applicable).            

 Everyone was nice.

What identities do you have?    

White, woman, 40 yrs old, queer/bi, able-bodied, working class           

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

 Provider is a young woman

What did you observe or experience about the accessibility of the practice?       

 Accessible. With ramps and elevators, though there is some climb from the parking area to the door.

Additional Information:

 I had out-patient surgery with Dr. Dunmeyer and it went smoothly. So far, so good.

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

Dr Marni Greenwald

18 May

Dr. Marni Greenwald
Student Health Services at University of Pittsburgh
3708 Forbes Avenue (Medical Arts Building) Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-383-1800
http://www.studhlth.pitt.edu/

What type of medicine does provider practice?
General/Gynecological

Would you recommend this provider to others?
Yes

Why did you see this provider?
Gynecological

Was the provider affordable?
this is a service i pay for with my tuition so it is very affordable for students regardless of insurance (around $65 a semester for as many visits as you want i believe), but not available for people who are not students at Pitt.

Please describe your experience with the provider:
Dr. Greenwald was very knowledgeable about what was going on with me and also very reassuring. she was comforting and listened to what i needed to share. she was gave me her business card and told me i could contact her anytime if i had any more needs – something that i haven’t had happen before at the student health clinic (though everyone has always been very sweet and helpful). this was very good for me since i tend to worry…

Please describe your experience with the support staff:
the nurse who checked me in was also kind. there was no receptionist interaction since i used a card to swipe myself in.

Please describe how accessible the practice was for you:
for me, it was great. on public transit lines and there is bike parking. the restrooms in the hall are gendered and i think the ones inside the clinic are, too. bummer. plus, i’m not sure how accessible it is for people in wheelchairs. i think there is enough space to move around but i feel pretty confident the tables are not easily or at all accessed by people with more severe impairments.

Is this provider especially good with certain populations?
students?

Additional Information:
overall, it was a very pleasant, reassuring experience.