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    Guirguis Obstetrics and Gynecology Group of Brooklyn
    Guirguis Obstetrics and Gynecology Group of Brooklyn
    Street:
    522 3rd St
    City:
    Brooklyn
    State:
    NY
    Zip Code:
    11215
    Phone:
    (929) 226-0153
    Neighborhood:
    Park Slope

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 13-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  I went to Guirguis OBGYN for my second pregnancy. The office feels like an old-school Brooklyn practice. It's not fancy and does not have shiny, new equipment, but they get the job done. All that aside, the OBs are kind and attentive. I recommend making a point to meet every doctor at Guirguis because you never know who will be on the schedule when your baby is ready to come out. Biggest benefit of all – I live a 15-minute walk to Guirguis's office on 3rd Street, so it was incredibly convenient. Also glad I was able to deliver at Methodist for the same reason.
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    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  I really love the staff and female doctors here; they are personable, respectful, helpful, and knowledgeable. The office is homey and friendly. I only had one check-in appointment during my pregnancy with Dr. Guirguis himself. While he was warm and affable, he treated most of my questions with responses like, "Don't worry, everything will be fine." I guess he has been around the block and that was his way of saying he thought the baby and I were healthy and it was going to be a low-risk birth, but I found it annoying and patronizing and really just wanted my questions answered. We switched to midwife care around halfway through my pregnancy (not because of Dr. Guirguis, but because I wanted to try for a home birth), so my experiences in his office were just during the first few months.
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    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  I loved going to The Guirguis Obstetrics & Gynecology Group. I went to the Park Slope office most of the time but once went to the Bay Ridge office. On Fridays they only have appointments for pregnant women which will help with the wait. I found that Mondays were the most crowded in the waiting room. I ended up seeing every provider during my time there except the eventual midwife who delivered my daughter.
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    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Dr Skocylas delivered both my kids - my first vaginally and the 2nd was a scheduled C section since the baby was breech. She was very respectful of my more holistic and earthy nature/wishes even when we were faced with a c section (which threw me for a loop since my first was vaginal). I felt so well taken care of during both births and she’s a great communicator with not only her patients but with her medical teams including my doula.
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    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  I started my pregnancy w/Guirguis- but ended up switching providers in Mar 2020. This was due to COVID restrictions not allowing birthing people to have support at Methodist (where Guirguis delivers). The people at Guirguis are GREAT in person- office staff, nurses and doctors alike. They are respectful and kind. My only complaint is their communication outsideof the office. If you don't need a lot of outside of office communication, then I wouldn't hesistate to suggest them.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Dr Guirguis was our OB for the first two trimesters but we ended up delivering in Florida due to Covid-19. Our baby was ultimately born at 29 weeks, one pound and seven ounces. Dr. Guirguis had told us the baby looked a little small early on in the pregnancy, but not to the extent that he was at birth. I don't know if the size problem was something that should have been caught sooner or not.
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    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Overall, I was extremely pleased with the care I received with the Guirguis practice. They were definitely better at returning my phone calls then the practice I was with for my first baby and while I was decided to do a VBAC or scheduled c-section, I never felt pressured to go one way or another. Similarly, when I had some slight complications in my pregnancy, the doctors were proactive, but not alarmist. Dr. Pete and Dr. Skoczylas were my favorites, but I felt that everyone I saw provided me with good care. My scheduled c-section was a really positive experience (as opposed to my previous emergency one) and I really appreciated Dr. Pete and Dr. Jones setting a calm, positive mood--especially because it was in the height of Covid-19 and I was there by myself (aside from the actual surgery.) After the surgery I had some complications with my c-section incision healing, and I wish that the practice had been more responsive to me during that experience--it kind of felt like since the baby was out, I was no longer a priority. All that being said, especially compared to the previous practice I used for my daughter 4 years ago, I would definitely recommend the guirguis practice. The office ladies were warm and friendly and the wait was only sometimes very long. My appointments never felt rushed and I always felt comfortable asking questions or voicing worries.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  We had a great experience with this group practice. Throughout our pregnancy, we were seen by most of the practitioners and all were friendly, kind, caring, and supportive. The front office staff was always easy to deal with and flexible with scheduling. We would use them again
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  They were great!
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Warm, attentive, positive experience. I felt cared for and supported.
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    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  We had a great experience with Guirguis. We mostly went to the Park Slope office. The nurses and front office staff are very kind and friendly. I always felt like I was in good care - my concerns were validated and heard and the appointments never felt rushed. I appreciated that the doctors aren't alarmists and spoke to us empathetically and calmly about big and "small" things. My desire for a natural birth was validated and encouraged. The response time to portal messages were sometimes a day or two but phone calls were returned the same day. One negative was that we were rarely seen at the time of our appointment and could wait up to 45 minutes at times to go back.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Loved them all. Very relaxed, low-key, and low-intervention.
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    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Been a patient since 2017. The office admins are sweethearts and all the doctors and midwives I've met have been friendly and professional. I was previously going to an OB in Manhattan, but in hindsight, they were rather "fear mongerning". I liked that the Drs. at Guirguis practice were laid back and professional. Yes, I was over 35 for my pregnancy, but everything else was normal so they didn't worry my unneccesarily.
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    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  I always had a positive experience with Guirguis’ office. As a first time mom I would have like a little more structure and help with expectation management but overall they were always there when I needed them.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Home grown feeling practice, easy to get appointments at desired times, enjoyed all the practitioners I worked with (especially the female midwives). If you want fancy rooms, 3-D imaging, frequent sonograms, this is NOT the place. I really enjoyed their low-tech, low-worry, minimally invasive approach - the front desk staff are sweethearts, the nurses were wonderful as well. I found their online portal especially useful for questions that arose, a practitioner would always get back to me within a day (and you can direct questions to specific practitioners as well, so like whoever last saw you or knows your situation, etc would give you a direct response).
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  I always had a positive experience with Guirguis’ office. As a first time mom I would have like a little more structure and help with expectation management but overall they were always there when I needed them.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Heather jones in Giurguis practice Very supportive and encouraging! Held my baby during my 6 week checkup so I could get dressed
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    On 12-Mar-2020
    Subject:  Experience with Guirguis office
    Comment:  I spent two weeks over the summer trying to get my doctor on the phone for a specific reason and could not. I'd either get no call back, or I'd get a call that I'd miss, call back 3 minutes later, and the doctor was already in with another patient. I must have called 10 times and never ended up speaking to my doctor. Maybe it was worse because it was a time when a lot of people were on vacation, but it frustrating and completely turned me off to the group.
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    On 12-Mar-2020
    Subject:  Experience with Guirguis office
    Comment:  Hi! I had a similar experience after my first appointment at Guirguis and looked to switch practices because of it. However, I had a friend/patient who gave me some communication tips and I stuck with them and am very happy there now (currently in the homestretch of my first pregnancy).Tips: - don’t use their website contact info! Everything is out of date. Hours listed are not accurate, phone #s listed are not the best for getting through. Even provider names are not up to date! (For the Park Slope office: 718-768-8500 — Mon 7am-2pm, Tues 1-6pm, Weds 10am-5pm, Thurs 9am-2pm, Fri 9am-2pm, closed weekends)
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    On 12-Mar-2020
    Subject:  Experience with Guirguis office (and Methodist)
    Comment:  They’ve been really responsive to me (within 48hrs). As a healthcare professional, 24-48 hrs is the timeframe we aim for in responding to messages but things can get busy!
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    On 12-Mar-2020
    Subject:  Experience with Guirguis office
    Comment:  I’ve been going to the Guirguis practice in Park Slope for my current pregnancy, and though my visits and the docs are fine, I am finding they never return my calls, emails or patient portal messages. When I mentioned this to one of the doctors he wasn’t surprised and said that was something they do struggle with.Anyone else experiencing this? How is this acceptable for an OB office? I’ve read so many positive reviews of the practice through PSP which is why I’m there (I was at NYU for my first and it was all great) but I am questioning my choice even now in my 3rd trimester.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 01-Mar-2020
    Subject:  HELLLOOOO??? Welcome May 2020 Families!
    Comment:  We're at Guirguis OB and delivering at NYP Methodist. It's a group practice and I've liked everyone I've seen so far. Waits aren't long if you get an early morning appointment, and the staff is friendly and accommodating. (December 2019)
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    On 01-Mar-2020
    Subject:  HELLLOOOO??? Welcome May 2020 Families!
    Comment:  I've been seeing the Guiruis Group here in Park Slope, and so far everyone has been very nice and friendly. I've met with Dr. Peter Guirguis, Dr. Swenson and I'm scheduled to meet the midwife in their practice next week as well. (Rotating practice) Also, I've scheduled appointments for first thing in the morning so no wait times. (December 2019)
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    On 27-Feb-2020
    Subject:  obgyn rec?
    Comment:  Another vote for the Guirguis practice! They delivered all three of my kids. (November 2019)
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    On 27-Feb-2020
    Subject:  obgyn rec?
    Comment:  I have been happy with Guirguis on 3rd too! (December 2019)
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    On 27-Feb-2020
    Subject:  obgyn rec?
    Comment:  Guirguis on 3rd street is great! The office itself is behind the times but the staff is amazing. Dr. Pete delivered [my baby]....he is the son of the original Guirguis that started the practice way back. The practice has 4 obs and 2-3 midwives. They are affiliated with Fem-Gyn just around the corner on 7th ave which does urgent care walk ins and sonograms. (December 2019)
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    On 27-Feb-2020
    Subject:  obgyn rec?
    Comment:  I am a big fan of Guirguis Obstetrics & Gynecology, they delivered [my daughter] and I went back for my IUD and other care there. (December 2019)
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    On 24-Dec-2019
    Subject:  Seeking New OBGYN
    Comment:  Guirguis is amazing!! I highly recommend! Doctors and midwives are kind, attentive, and knowledgeable. And so were the nursing and secretarial staff. They didn’t push interventions, as I’ve heard can happen. If you have specific questions feel free to message me!
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    On 10-May-2019
    Subject:  OB/GYN recco
    Comment:  I recommend the Guirguis practice. If you go on Fridays (OB only) wait times are not too bad.
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    On 29-Mar-2019
    Subject:  2019 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Excellent! Exactly what I was looking for in a practice. Very laid back, helped me sustain a low stress experience throughout my pregnancy. I carried past 41 weeks, and they allowed me to wait to go into labor naturally. I so greatly appreciated it this.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 29-Mar-2019
    Subject:  2019 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Great! There were long waits, but it was worth the care and time they gave during my appointments. I never felt rushed and they’d answer all my questions. I saw everyone over the course of the 9 months.
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    On 29-Mar-2019
    Subject:  2019 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Had a great experience with the Gurguis practice. I appreciated their low-intervention approach, and even though I needed extra monitoring at the end of my pregnancy, they were very calm and unalarmist. I liked that the practice includes doctors and midwives, but had positive experiences with all staff.
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    On 29-Mar-2019
    Subject:  2019 Birth Survey
    Comment:  I saw almost all of the midwives and doctors at this practice and enjoyed my experience with each person. I especially loved Dr. Jill-Anne Swensen, and was lucky enough that she was at the hospital for my delivery! The one doctor I did not actually appreciate is the practice's namesake and founder. He was very rough the two times I saw him and I would not want to have an appointment with him again.
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    On 22-Mar-2019
    Subject:  2019 Birth Survey
    Comment:  I had an absolutely wonderful experience and found the Guriguis team to be warm, supportive and attentive. I switched practices twice because I was uncomfortable (I was first at Spring Ob Gyn and then at Park Slope Midwives--both felt off to me interpersonally).
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    On 21-Feb-2019
    Subject:  OB Recommendation Delivering at Methodist or NY Presbyterian Lower Manhattan
    Comment:  I delivered and had a great experience with the Gurguis Practice (in park slope). They deliver at Methodist and are a small practice of rotating obs and midwives. The only downside is wait times can vary. Sometimes they were fairly on schedule and other times I waited for up to an hour.
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    On 21-Feb-2019
    Subject:  ISO OBGYN in Brooklyn
    Comment:  I second the Guirguis office on 3rd St. I see midwife Jill Swenson for wellness visits. She’s been totally lovely, respectful, thorough etc...
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    On 10-Feb-2019
    Subject:  Dr. Guirguis
    Comment:  I have been with Dr. Guirguis' practice since October and so far have been pleased with the experience. The team is a mix of OBs and midwives and you do have time to meet most of them before you deliver (although may depend if you start seeing them later during your pregnancy). Overall I have felt more comfortable with the midwives' approach during appointments, but I'm generally happy with the team. The main downside - aside from wait times at appointments - is if you really prefer to have a midwife for your delivery you can't "secure" this choice. It depends on who is on call that day. For this reason we are currently giving some thought to Park Slope Midwives because of our overall preference with having a midwife (over an OB) for the delivery.Following our visit to Methodist Hospital, where we confirmed that a lot of our birthing preferences could be accommodated (non-drug pain management techniques, delayed cord clamping, etc.), we asked the same questions to the folks at Guirguis. We still need to go over a few items but overall they are quite progressive. I have felt well supported during my pregnancy, but I have not had any issues arise so it has been very simple.
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    On 10-Feb-2019
    Subject:  Dr. Guirguis
    Comment:  I wanted a more relaxed, personal prenatal experience this time around (I’m expecting #2), so after reading lots of reviews on PSP and talking to other local moms, I decided to go with Guirguis over PS Midwives. I have been very impressed with their prenatal care and all of the doctors and midwives. I haven’t been able to consistently meet with one midwife (based on my availability), but at this point, I’d be totally happy to deliver with anyone at their practice.
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    On 10-Feb-2019
    Subject:  Dr. Guirguis
    Comment:  I'm about to deliver my second child with the Guirguis practice (due date was 2 days ago). I had my first child with their practice at Methodist in September 2015 and I also had a doula. Overall I am very happy with them. you see the mix of OBs and midwives as you have your prenatal appointments, you cannot choose who you deliver with. I find that their approach is really non-alarmist and conservative in terms of intervention, and they support things like delayed cord clamping and non-drug pain management techniques which we had included in our birth plan in 2015. They also worked well with our doula. When delivering my first, I hadn't gotten around to meeting one of their main OBs, Dr. Pete Guirguis (the son in the father/son team), and he actually delivered my daughter after laboring for many hours with one of their midwives. I was nervous about the necessary shift change, but honestly he was wonderful. Super motivating and a breath of fresh air after many hours.
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    On 10-Feb-2019
    Subject:  Dr. Guirguis
    Comment:  I had both of my children (and unfortunately two miscarriages) with the Guirguis crew. I cannot recommend them highly enough.They are a wonderful blend of being just hands on enough without making pregnancy and birth pathological. I always felt heard and valued and sometimes they shut down the neurotic parts of me that did not need an audience.I had two unmedicated births (my first with the help of a Doula.... Who the practice openly embraced). All of the practitioners are amazing in their own way and while I certainly had my favorites I knew I would be in good hands with whoever helped deliver my kids. It was really important for my husband to have an active role and they allowed him to catch both of our babies, which he will continue to talk about until eternity!Wait times could be tough but Meh.... Just bring a good book and buckle up.
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    On 10-Feb-2019
    Subject:  Dr. Guirguis
    Comment:  i had my first baby on Halloween with Guirguis at Methodist and had a wonderful experience with the practice and the hospital. I second most of what has been said—the midwives and doctors at Guirguis are great. They are very low-intervention and non-alarmist. I needed extra monitoring near the end of my pregnancy and they were very supportive and low key. My doula, who has assisted close to 600 births including about 100 with them, says that the doctors there are about as close as you can get to midwives. :) I ended up having my baby with jillian barovick, who was fantastic. She worked really hard to avoid a c-section, but I never felt under stress. Dr. Pete is also fantastic. wait times can be long but I would try to Schedule early in day.
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    On 10-Feb-2019
    Subject:  Dr. Guirguis
    Comment:  I had my second baby with Dr. Guirguis' practice and they were all wonderful. I cannot recommend them highly enough!
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 16-Jan-2019
    Subject:  Park Slope or nearby ob/gyn recommendation
    Comment:  I second the Guirguis group. Absolutely love everything about the practice, including everyone at both offices (Park Slope and Bay Ridge). I've been seeing them for five years now. I will also say that Dr. Paone delivered my older son because he was the doctor on duty at the end of my very long labor... I had never met him before but he was wonderful.
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    On 16-Jan-2019
    Subject:  Park Slope or nearby ob/gyn recommendation
    Comment:  We loved Guirguis OBGYN group in Park Slope, just a few blocks away from Methodist. I found them after two friends independently recommended them (both delivered their babies with them) and after reading great reviews on PSP.The practice is a combination of OBs and midwives and you have the chance to meet everyone before you deliver. I particularly liked Dr. Swenson, Dr. Peter Guirguis and Jillian Barovick (CNM) but the entire practice was great. Jillian delivered my son at Methodist and she was fantastic.
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    On 09-Nov-2018
    Subject:  2018 Birth Survey
    Comment:  I love being a part of this clinic, the environment is warm and supportive and I feel the providers are professional and truly there to provide me with the birth experience I want to have. Peter Guirguis delivered my baby and I saw him for many appointments and I felt cared for and confident in his expertise. I also saw the midwife Jillian Barovick and she has a great attitude, knowledgeable, and warm.
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    On 09-Nov-2018
    Subject:  2018 Birth Survey
    Comment:  I chose Guirguis because there were many PSP posts that they’re supportive of VBAC (they are). Like a lot of people who go to a practice with a lot of doctors, I had my favorites but couldn’t choose who delivered in the end. There are 7 OBs and midwives (funny factoid: 5 of the 7 have some variation of the name Jill). I saw Dr. Peter Guirguis (Dr. G the younger) for most visits and Dr. Jill SKOCZYLAS delivered via c-section. I don’t love her communication style though she did a great job sewing me up - the incision is a lot cleaner looking than my first one. Dr. G Senior has a super old school “I’m not here to chat with you” vibe, and Dr. G the yonger is the polar opposite. I liked the CNMs.
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    On 09-Nov-2018
    Subject:  2018 Birth Survey
    Comment:  "I picked the Guirguis practice based on the reviews I read from PSP and because I wanted something close to where I live in Brooklyn. I spent two years between starting to try to conceive and having my first child - including a late pregnancy loss - and the practice was overall very supportive and helpful at meeting where I was in the stages of each pregnancy.I like that they are half OB and half midwives. It made me feel like they could handle medical complications while still having a woman-centered approach. In my experience with a low-risk pregnancy for my August birth, they were also very supportive of a low intervention birth and generally chill with me overall.My favorite person there is Dr. Pete because we saw him most frequently and he had the Monday esrly AM appointments at the park slope office. And we were lucky that he ended up being the person on cal to deliver the baby. He is a great listener and reinforced my priorities and hopes for my birth. However, it’s importent to rotate who you see because any of the practitioners could deliver you and you don’t want to feel like it’s a stranger.The only cons are communication and wait time. For communication, you will get a call back within the day for any kind of medical question you have, usually in the afternoon. They have an online portal but don’t use it regularly so it’s better to leave a message with the front desk. However if you miss the call and want to speak with a practitioner live, then you have to do the whole thing again. They also don’t do reminders for appointments, so you need to be on top of putting them in your calendar ASAP.For wait times, they were all over the place. I’d say that in general, the earlier in the day, the shorter the wait. And that the midwives has shorter waits than the OBs. Sometimes we waited five minutes and sometimes an hour. It makes it very hard to plan. At the same time, a few times we needed to be seen on short notice and they always fit us in. And I think that flexibility contributes to the wait time issue. "
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    On 09-Nov-2018
    Subject:  2018 Birth Survey
    Comment:  I started out loving Guirguis. Super friendly staff and doctors. But the wait times have grown excruciatingly long for visits that usually lasted five minutes. By the end of my pregnancy (the second one with this practice), I had lost all patience waiting. The place could also use a rehab furniture and space are depressingly worn out. Recently made the decision not to return for gyn care going forward.
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    On 09-Nov-2018
    Subject:  2018 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Great- they helped me prepare at each appointment and answered all of my questions.
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    On 09-Nov-2018
    Subject:  2018 Birth Survey
    Comment:  I love the entire practice.
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