This is my OB/GYN, but I'm newly pregnant for the first time. I really like the guy, he was super kind when I had some cycle issues, but am not sure how I will feel about him now that he's my OB, not just my GYN. Anybody use him? His partner, Dr. Cassidy, seemed a little brisk the one time she did my annual.
Second: my insurance says Levitan is affiliated with Beth Israel. I don't want to deliver there. But if you google Levitan (and Cassidy), it says they are affiliated with NYU Medical Center. I'd love to deliver there. Is it possible they have hospital privileges in both places? Has anybody been able to choose one of a few hospital choices with a practice?
My first appointment isn't for a few weeks, and of course I intend to ask then. In the meantime, I thought I might gather information.
Re: Lawrence Levitan, OB/GYN at 35th/Park
in my experience a practice is usually affiliated with one hospital where they deliver so definitely ask. I think going with NYU is a smart choice. If you are not sure you are happy with your doctor when you go in, definitely look around. I am almost 12 weeks pregnant and it's been so important to me to have the support of my doctor. She is fabulous and her practice is too including nurses, reception etc. It's also four women which I like! She is affiliated with Roosevelt Hospital on the west side. They also have a great reputation so I am not sure where you live but if you need a switch please let me know! Best of luck and congrats!!
Would call and ask if you can choose a hospital.
Overall the practice has been great to me, very accommodating to OB patients. Don't really wait and appts never seem rushed.
He seems pretty popular as well, I had a childbirth class and out of the 10 couples 3 of us went here.