I recently met and had services with Dr. Straker and while the visit was status quo, I felt his helpfulness and knowledge were questionable. I agree with another review that said for standard OBGYN care, he is okay but high risk or anything more complex, then he is NOT the doctor for you. He is extremely laid back, which works for some; for me it does not. From the second the doctor entered my exam room, I got a rushed, sort of "why are you here" type attitude. When I asked a lot of questions, I felt like I was wasting his time and his responses for my future care were lackluster, at best. Mind you, I waited 45 min in the waiting room to see him, so whether my questions took 5 min or 5 hours, I was going to ask. You make me wait, I make you answer. I am fully aware one doctor is not for everyone and my opinion is just my own, but personally, I did not have comfort or confidence when thinking of this individual as my future OBGYN. One visit was enough for me. Note: his staff was pleasant and on point.
Dr Straker is good for basic pregnancy and obgyn issues. during my pregnancy i was referred to see a high risk specialist because i have hypothyroidism. I hadn't seen my endocrinologist before i realized i was pregnant in several months due to the fact my mother was terminally ill and she passed away. matter fact my appointment to see her was on the day she died. when i became pregnant i tried to make an appointment with her but she wasn't seeing patients bc she had to have open heart surgery. having your tsh levels while pregnant is very important bc of potential miscarriages, mental defects etc.... to the baby. dr starker was taking my blood for tsh but didn't mention it to me nor did he bother to give me the results. it was only after a month of trying to get an appt with my endocrinologist that i called his office and they said "oh by the way we do have a tsh result here so we can give you a script for your medication". i complained and his response was "see another ob"
While Dr. Straker's medical knowledge is extensive his staff is sub par. Calls are not returned, directions are vague, calls are left holding & disconnected, and follow up is non-existent. I would only recommend his office if you need someone to track your annual exams.
When my gynecologist of decades relocated, I found Dr Straker and couldn't be happier with my choice. I've been seeing him for 2-3 years now and he and his staff are professional. knowlegeable & friendly. He never rushes appointment, always takes time to listen and answer any questions.
Dr, Straker was punctual, felxible, and with a great bedside manner - I really wanted to like him. But his lack of knowledge made me question all he told me. After specifically asking what tests my blood was being sent for, i found it odd that he could only give a vaigue answer. I later learned that his answer had been inaccurate and that an important test was not ordered. The bill was then submitted to my insurance incorrectly. I switched docs after one visit and am very glad I did.
Dr.Straker is a not only an amazing doctor he is a professional. He is calm and understands your fears and concerns. My c-section as a plus size lady had a little more concern but Dr. Straker insured my post-partum medical needs were taking care including making sure blood in my abdomen did not clot. He was also aware of my PCOS condition.
I was refer to Dr.Straker through my co-worker after Dr.Meglio discharge all her patients in November. I'm was 36 weeks with no doctor so i took my co-workers advice and made the appointment. When I called the staff was very helpful in trying to get me the first appt. available when i got there for my first visit the staff was very friendly i was seen i a timely matter. Dr.Straker was very nice friendly he made me feel comfortable answered all my questions did'nt rush me and said if i had any questions or concern after office hours please feel free to contact him. I'm so happy i choose him to be my doctor. I wish him nothing but the best. He's a 5 star doctor.
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- Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029 (Grad. 1999)
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A new 2.5-star rating has been posted. "I recently met and had services with Dr. Straker and while the visit was status quo, I felt his helpfulness and knowledge were questionable. I agree with anothe..."September 17, 2015
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First Name changed from "Michael" to "Michael J."October 20, 2013
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