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    Dr. Katrina Bradley
    Street:
    330 West 58th Street, Suite 310, New York,
    Phone:
    (212) 603-4173.
    Neighborhood:
    Manhattan

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 23-Jul-2019
    Subject:  Need OB referrals
    Comment:  My OB is Dr. Katrina Bradley with Mount Sinai - she is amazing! She came highly recommended by multiple people and has lived up to the hype. Her approach is low intervention, so if you are looking to have an unmedicated birth or are using a doula, she is on board. Her practice is on West 86th St, so not the most convenient coming from Brooklyn, but well worth the trip.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 22-Mar-2019
    Subject:  2019 Birth Survey
    Comment:  I thought she was fantastic. At first (the first few appointments) I was a little turned off by how curt she sometimes came across - but I never felt rushed and that she always answered all of my questions regardless of how silly they might have been. I was lucky enough to have her deliver my baby (I was told there was a 25% chance of this, that usually another doctor from the same practice tends to be on-call to actually deliver your baby) and she was a BOSS. I felt so incredibly safe and taken care of and that she was truly going to take care of me and my baby, which was especially reassuring as my son arrived two months early. I truly cannot recommend her enough.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 09-Nov-2018
    Subject:  2018 Birth Survey
    Comment:  We had already started working with out midwives by the time we got an interview scheduled with Dr. Bradley. She seemed amazing. She said she was basically halfway between a midwife and an OBGYN and that she fully supported natural birth as much as possible. She also told us to stay with our midwives because they were great and we didn't need her. So we did. But if we had needed to work with an OBGYN she would have been it for sure.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 14-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  She was incredible. Most doctors would not have let me labored as long as I did in the state me and baby were in, which meant we only got a few chances to push. she did a crazy maneuver with the vacuum and saved us from having to get a C section.Based on a May 2017 birthing experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 17-Apr-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  N. was delivered by Dr. Bradley who was AMAZING. Everyone in the practice was great throughout my pregnancy but I couldn't have been happier with Dr. Bradley who helped me through a 40-hour delivery!Based on 9/16 birth experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 17-Apr-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Dr. Bradley seems to be smart doctor with good outcomes for mother and baby, but she is very hands off in certain respects and I sometimes went to my primary care doctor, who was more apt to investigate symptoms I was having. Dr Bradley prefers that you get your info on what to expect during pregnancy, and preparing for childbirth, from a class (she actually requires it), up until the end when she gives you a half hour talk to prepare for the big day. She does respond quickly through email, though, to immediate concerns, and will call if need be. She, and the other doctors in her practice, do participate in the birthing center and Mount Sinai West, or deliver in the L&D section, if that's what you prefer or what is needed medically. I generally liked all the doctors in the practice, and this is important as you don't know which one will end up helping you through childbirth.Based on November 2016 birth experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 16-Apr-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  She was great and very competent. I liked the other doctors and the midwife in the practice (esp Dr Shulina, Dr Nabizadeh, and the midwife Sarah). I was very satisfied with Dr Bradley's rapidity in getting back to me (via the Mt Sinai email portal) when I had questions and I found her very competent and non judgmental. She is not the fuzziest/warmest but she is nice and friendly. I probably would have enjoyed someone who took a bit more time but she did answer all my questions when I had them.Based on November 2016 birth experience
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 09-Oct-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted by 2016 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Dr. Bradley was a rock star doc for our birth. Nothing went according to plan but she walked us through everything, made judgment calls that I really trusted (even in retrospect) and was the right mixture of empathetic and pragmatic. I could not imagine going with any other Ob after our incredible experience with Dr. Bradley.Member notes about insurance:Based on a March 2016 birthing experience
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 27-Aug-2016
    Subject:  OB at Mt Sinai St. Luke's?
    Comment:  I've been seeing Dr. Katrina Bradley as my GYN for several years and she will be my doctor when I give birth at Mt. Sinai West (previously known as St. Luke's Roosevelt) in October. I've also met Dr. Rhee in her practice and really like her as well. I know three other women who see her and all have been very happy. She's a very matter-of-fact doctor - not super warm or crunchy - but I really like that about her.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 29-Oct-2013
    Subject:  Responses to: ISO ob-gyn who takes Aetna
    Comment:  I really liked my OB, Dr. Katrina Bradley:http://www.nywomenshealth.com/md-katrina-s-bradley-st-lukes-roosevelt-hospital-new-york.htmIt's a practice of four female OBs, and you meet with them all over the course of your pregnancy, in case another dr. happens to be on call when you go into labor. I really liked all the doctors. Two others are Dr Rhee and Dr Shulina, also listed on Roosevelt's site; the fourth when I went there, Dr. Chang, doesn't seem to be with the practice now.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 28-Oct-2013
    Subject:  Re: [PSP] Has anyone had a non-medicated birth experience with Dr. Katrina
    Comment:  I am 16 weeks pregnant with my 2nd and Dr. Shulina was my doctor for this and for my first pregnancy. Dr. Bradley actually delivered me last time. I had been a little put off by her demeanor during my one five-minute office visit with her, but I had a great (under the circumstances) delivery with her. I had been aiming for a non-medicated birth center birth, which Dr. Shulina was supportive of right up until I developed pre-eclampsia. I was induced, so I had to deliver on L&D, and since I needed magnesium sulfate a few hours in, I was confined to the bed. It was definitely not the birth I was hoping for, but Dr. Shulina, who oversaw the first part of my labor, and Dr. Bradley, who oversaw the second half of the labor and delivery, were great. I was able to do it without pain medication and they never even suggested taking any. In fact, Dr. Shulina kept telling me that I could do it even on the pitocin. There was no explicit mention of a c-section either, despite the severe pre-eclampsia, only an oblique reference to the fact that I didn't need to know who was on-call after Dr. Bradley because I'd be having the baby by then. When they put me on magnesium they specifically told me I would still be able to breastfeed because they knew that was important to me. Dr. Bradley was very supportive during the pushing and delivery phase and, although they had originally told me I couldn't have my daughter on my chest directly after birth because she would need to be checked immediately by a pediatrician because of the magnesium, she did let me have her while she cut the cord. Finally, they let me and my husband have some bonding time with her instead of immediately turning the magnesium on and taking me to recovery. I would be happy to have either of these doctors actually oversee my labor and delivery the next time around. That said, I did consider switching to a midwife, but more because of the waits and speed of the appointments since they've moved to their new offices, not because of the care during the actual labor and delivery. I think if you are going with an OB, these two doctors are about as natural birth friendly as you can get.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 28-Oct-2013
    Subject:  Re: [PSP] Has anyone had a non-medicated birth experience with Dr. Katrina
    Comment:  I gave birth to my son in the St. Luke's Roosevelt birthing center with Bradley's practice. (I saw Dr. Shulina primarily, and Dr. Rhee ended up being there for the birth). I'll tell you my own experience, and hope that it helps in some way:I chose the practice because I wanted an unmedicated birth in a hospital setting. I also considered switching to a midwife about halfway through the pregnancy for many of the same reasons others have stated. Doctors seemed rushed (albeit knowledgable) and it being my first pregnancy, I was expecting more of a warm-and-fuzzy vibe that reflected the uniqueness and wonder I was experiencing at the time (and I started to wonder if they would truly be supportive of my plan). I met with one midwife's office who delivered at the birthing center, and as it turned out, Dr. Bradley's office was the OBGYN backup for their practice. From what the midwife explained to me, their intervention strategies were very much in line with the doctors' and hospital's protocols. Since ultimately both practices supported unmedicated birth, but within a hospital setting, they seemed to work within many of the same guidelines. That said, since the midwife would have been way more expensive on my insurance plan, I decided to stick with the doctors and find my warm-and-fuzzy elsewhere. (Cue my childbirth teacher Mary Esther Malloy, and doula Michelle La Due – both who I recommend).In the end, everything went according to plan. Even though Shulina brushed off my lengthy, typed-out birthing plan with a veritable, "yeah, yeah, we know", they really all did seem to know exactly what my expectations were, and were accommodating, if not warm-and-fuzzy. In the birthing center (and in triage), the nurses were absolute GODESSES, and whatever Rhee lacked in affection was more than made up for by their attention and grace. Rhee seemed to treat the pushing process as more of a race than a journey, and at times I felt rushed and slightly pressured by her. That said, she did let me push for about 3 hours, which I think is long for doctors, and I was grateful for her urging, considering how exhausted I was by then. She also let my doula do acupuncture on me during the process, which seems pretty progressive for doctors these days.As a side note, a close friend of mine used the practice, was excluded from the birthing center because of signs of possible fetal distress, but was supported and able to deliver her healthy baby without interventions in the normal hospital room.Overall I think it's about realizing the limitations of doctors in terms of their scheduling, and adjusting expectations as to the level of emotional support they can provide, and then supplementing that medical care with a supportive cast that will celebrate you, and address your personal needs.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 28-Oct-2013
    Subject:  Re: [PSP] Has anyone had a non-medicated birth experience with Dr. Katrina
    Comment:  Dr. Bradley is my doctor as well, and I am 17 weeks along with my 3rd child. I've been with the practice for all three children, although with Dr. Bradley just for these last two. I delivered (non-medicated) on the L&D floor for the first child, in the birthing center for the second and hope to do birthing center for the third as well. Dr. Bradley ended up NOT being my baby catcher last time-- it was Dr. Huang who was on call then. But Dr. Bradley came in to check on me the next morning, sat down in the rocker and took her time talking to me. It did not feel like an office visit. Generally I've heard that Dr. Bradley does slow down and is really there with you once you're in labor. I like her no-nonsense office approach, and you also have to be ready for any of the doctors to be the one who actually delivers you.All that said, it's really the nursing staff who sees you through the process. And the nursing staff on the birthing center floor has chosen to be there and is very into helping you through. I did not have a doula/midwife and the nurses basically functioned in that role-- up on the bed with me, applying pressure when needed, suggesting movements, etc. The doctors (Bradley included) will follow your lead as to how much you want them up in your business. I was very happy to have the occasional check-in, but did not want them in the room the whole time.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 28-Oct-2013
    Subject:  Re: [PSP] Has anyone had a non-medicated birth experience with Dr. Katrina
    Comment:  I had responded to this thread and a couple of people asked me if I would follow up after my delivery with Dr. Bradley, so I figured I would just reply all. My daughter was born 8 days ago and I can honestly say that Dr. Bradley earned herself a patient for life.Like many who responded, I was initially a little surprised by her brusque manner when we first started seeing her at the beginning of my pregnancy. However, as we progressed further, we realized that though she has a very "cut-to-the-chase" manner, she always took the time to answer all questions, and she was always available for her patients. She called me several times at 9PM from her office when I had left questions or was waiting for test results.Like most people looking into Dr. Bradley and her practice, I had my heart set on an unmedicated childbirth, and was hoping for the birthing center. I was terrified of the medical aspect of labor and delivery and wanted to avoid the hospital at all costs. Dr. Bradley assured me she would do everything in her power to respect those wishes. My pregnancy was textbook until the last week. When I was 2 days overdue, I went in for a biophysical profile to make sure everything was OK with baby, and they found that my fluid levels were low. The doctor at the fetal-evaluation unit at SLR was ready to send me upstairs to be induced, but he called Dr. Bradley who had me first go to triage and be put on IV fluids. The staff doctor looked at me like I was crazy for not wanting to be induced and have my baby at 40+ weeks, but Dr. Bradley never even asked if I wanted to be induced immediately, she just did what she could to prevent it. I was sent home an hour later, when the IVs got my levels back to acceptable ranges.My water broke a week later when I was only having mild contractions. Luckily, Dr. Bradley was on call that whole weekend. She had me come in, thinking they would check me out and send me home. In what turns out to have been a lucky complication, the fluid had some meconium in it and my blood pressure was a little high. Dr. Bradley came in to discuss plans to induce, explaining the risks of the meconium, but also agreed to wait to see how things progressed. I say lucky, because they had to keep me on the monitors, which is how they realized that even the very mild contractions that I was experiencing (which were not painful at all) were sending my baby in distress. Twice, I had doctors and nurses run to my bed, put me on oxygen and, the second time, flip me on my hands and knees to try to get the baby's heart rate back up from 50. I heard words like "resuscitate" and "fetal distress". I was in tears, my husband and I were terrified. Dr. Bradley came in and told me they had to get me prepped for a c-section. I was rushed down the hall, in the hospital bed, past my husband who was made to sit outside the OR until I was prepped. You can imagine how frightening this all was. Dr. Bradley stayed with me the whole time. She kept me calm, kept telling me to focus on the baby I was about to meet. When they asked me to sit on the edge of the table and lean forward so they could give me the spinal anesthetic, she stood in front of me, grabbed me and hugged me to her. It was obviously to keep me steady, but it was also an incredibly comforting gesture at the scariest moment of my life. She spoke to me the entire procedure, explained everything that was going on and what I was feeling, and when she was about to pull the baby out, made my husband stand up so he could be sure to get the photo. My baby was born, screaming and healthy.For the 4 days I stayed in the hospital, Dr. Bradley came to see me every day. On the day I knew she was normally in the office for visits, she came by at 6 in the morning, before she went to her practice. She stayed to answer all my questions, and helped me with my baby when I was having trouble moving around.In the end, my experience was the furthest thing from what I had hoped it would be - but I'm so glad that Dr. Bradley was my doctor through it all. She got me and my husband through one of the worst hours of our lives, and it was obvious how much she cared about us and our family as her patients. Although I have no doubt that she would have respected my wishes had it been possible, I am more grateful that neither my baby nor I suffered any complications when things went completely wrong.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 09-Jan-2013
    Subject:  Re: Need advice please on hospital and midwife
    Comment:  I absolutely love Katrina Bradley. This is my first pregnancy and it has been somewhat difficult from the start (low hormones, questionable Nuchal results, genetic counseling and CVS, undetermined cardiac myopathy). Dr. Bradley has always been the perfect combination of supportive and attentive while very thorough and straight forward. I completely trust her or anyone in her practice to be my "coach" on the big day and help us make any other decisions on situations that might arise. While medically I'm not able to deliver at the BC, all of my experiences at SLR have been just as positive, their facilities are the best and I'm completely confident in the excellent care I will receive. The hospital tour was also surprisingly very helpful. I would suggest that if you haven't already. Hope that helps!
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 09-Jan-2013
    Subject:  Re: Need advice please on hospital and midwife
    Comment:  I absolutely love Katrina Bradley. This is my first pregnancy and it has been somewhat difficult from the start (low hormones, questionable Nuchal results, genetic counseling and CVS, undetermined cardiac myopathy). Dr. Bradley has always been the perfect combination of supportive and attentive while very thorough and straight forward. I completely trust her or anyone in her practice to be my "coach" on the big day and help us make any other decisions on situations that might arise. While medically I'm not able to deliver at the BC, all of my experiences at SLR have been just as positive, their facilities are the best and I'm completely confident in the excellent care I will receive. The hospital tour was also surprisingly very helpful. I would suggest that if you haven't already. Hope that helps!
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 12-Feb-2011
    Comment:  I highly recommend Dr. Katrina Bradley (St. Luke's Roosevelt is her hospital). She shares a practice with Dr. Rhee, Dr. Huang, and Dr. Shalina (all women), and I've heard great things about all of them.(Jan 2011)
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 24-Jan-2011
    Comment:  I adore my OB/GYN dr. katrina bradley. she delivers at the birthing center at st. luke's roosevelt & is very supportive of natural childbirth, as are her partners, dr. rhee, dr. huang & dr. shalina (i met them all & they're great -- dr. rhee isn't the warmest person but she ended up delivering my baby & was FANTASTIC in that situation, so i would trust her as my OB). the only drawback is that their office is very busy, which i understand is one disadvantage of an OB/GYN versus a midwife, but if you are looking for the former they are definitely worth checking out. they are located in midtown west near the time warner center.(Jan 2011)