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Dr,P is the best OB doctor ever! I have known him for about 10 years; he delivered my two girls. He is a very caring, knowledgeable doctor and his expertise are above and beyond. He has always been there for my needs/concerns with both of my pregnancies. His staff is also very helpful and nice. He is an outstanding doctor and a wonderful person! We love him dearly.
love, Love, LOVE him! Been with him for 17 years and moved away several years ago but still drive an hour and a half each way to have him take care of me. He has gone beyond his usual call of duty with me and I am forever grateful. he has helped me when other Drs wouldnt/couldnt. He listens to his patients. he is gentle and dedicated. He is the best surgeon I have ever had. Great recoveries. I dont know how to ever repay him except to refer others to him so they can benefit from his years of experience.
Moved to Ventura Cty & Poliakin came recommended by a friend.Having 2nd baby, 10 wks needed a dr. quick so went w/him. Met with Poliakin first visit very nice & spent his time with me & my hubby talking. Always at each appt. very nice - late a lot of the time! At times aggravating esp. when you are pregnant - but liked him. Nurses all very very nice. Thank God for them otherwise I would have left. Cindy the Office Mgr/Collection Lady is a nightmare. At about 25 weeks I HAD to meet w/her to pay UPFRONT 3,500 because they want labor paid upfront regardless if you have insurance. NEVER HEARD OF THIS! It became a nightmare every appt. hounding me for money, threating me - that "You cannot leave the office unless you give me some money!" And "I will send you to collections if you do not pay" mind you my acct. was up to date & my insurance had paid EVERYTHING! It became more like a collections apt. then a dr.'s appt. if you want to pay upfront for a dr. go there, it is an absolute joke!
Dr Poliakin is a wonderful, caring physician. Not only is he always up on the latest studies and statistics, when I ask a question, but he also supports womens choices to have a natural or medicated birth. He is the best OB/Gyn in Ventura County!!!
I was referred to Dr. Poliakin through my midwife,for my 20-week ultrasound. My husband and I got there 5 minutes early. There were no seats in the waiting room so the staff suggested we could wait outside in the hallway. We waited TWO AND A HALF HOURS before we were finally seen. Dr. Poliakin informed us that he was running late on his lunch since it had been a busy day. He was rushed the entire time. He would only speak to me if I directly asked him a question (since it was my first ultrasound ever it would have been nice to have it explained to us- what we were looking at, etc - instead of having to think of questions to ask). When he did speak, he was arrogant, rude and rushed. Needless to say, I did not go back to him for anymore ultrasounds and instead went to an ultrasound tech. I am not seeing him for my current pregnancy.
He is an extremely experienced and skilled doctor and surgeon. Does he have strong opinions? Yes. If you disagree with him, you better have a good reason. But the most important aspect about him is that he very much cares about your well-being. I got to see that part of him when I had issues dealing with the pain after the delivery in the following week. His office staff was awesome as well. Also, I loved that he does his own ultrasound so there is no need to see a technician who can't tell you much. I know that his office is always busy and the wait time is long. Maybe his dry sense of humor is not your cup of tea - I actually enjoy it very much. But when I look at the big picture, I will gladly go back to him for my next pregnancy. I trust that I will be in good hands.
Dr. Poliakin was nice, helpful and knowledgeable, however he was also arrogant and pushy. When questioned, he can get defensive. He encouraged me to be induced because he said my baby was going to be big. I did not want to be induced and he did not like that. He just wanted me to do what he said. I ended up going through with the induction and ended up having a c-section and my daughter was not big. I just felt he was a little pushy on scheduling. He also made some very rude remarks to my family while I was in labor. He is a very smart doctor and an awesome surgeon, but I will find another OB for my next child and pursue a VBAC (which he will not do).
Switched to this doctor after a negative experience with another doctor and have no regrets. He delivered my second baby via a schduled c-section without any complications. He is business-like, yet friendly. Has a good sense of humor so the appointments are not boring. My experience with the staff has been positive, especially taking into account that his office is very busy.
Dr.P. is extremely knowledgeable & somewhat charming. His waiting rm is always full of patients anxious & happy to see him. I had no doubt as to his capabilities. Confident(yes, arrogant @ times but it takes a backseat to his skill/abilities)assuring me he is "very good at what(I)do" w/regards to delivering babies, & complications that might occur. Office atmosphere is set to alleviate awkwardness & patient fear, bringing ease to the experience.(hint*Don't bother if you lack a sense of humor.) Unfortunately, I was very disappointed w/his office staff. My few urgent messages concerning acute symptoms or complications never reached him (examp-called twice about bleeding in my 5th month). Failure to communicate such important info was negligent. Bottom line, almost certain not to disappoint in the delivery room. This man could successfully deliver a baby w/a rope tied around his leg suspended from the ceiling, blindfolded, w/one hand tied behind his back. Love the fishing waders, Dr. P!
Dr. Poliakin is a pretty good doctor. He is totally laid back but is very knowledgeable. He has his practice down to a tee. The book he wrote is awesome. I was given his book for free at my first appointment while I was preggo. Throughout my pregnancy I never really had to burden him with my stupid questions because he answers so many in his book. But if you do have a stupid question, he wont hesitate to answer it. I traveled 2 hours out of my way to have him as my ob/gyn. When I was expected to deliver my first baby, he went on vacation. Of course I go into labor while he was gone. I was still in labor when he came back from vacation. The second he came back he drove to the hospital to deliver my baby. Wow! He must love his job. It's a good thing he does because I ended up having a C-section. I don't think I would of trusted anyone else to cut open my belly without doing a google search. Yeah, I'm one of those people that look at credentials/reviews before seeing anyone.
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