Ratings for Dr. Yelena Lubman
First I wanted to comment that this is the ONLY doctor rating site that has a rating system and a comment option while protecting the anonymity of the submitter while not having to sign-up as a user to submit, so thank you RateMDs. I chose Dr. Lubman because of her overall stellar reviews and have seen her twice for an annual (general Q&A, breast exam and pap smear) each time. I will cover a few topics about my experiences and to justify as to why I will be choosing another OBGYN. 1) Office. My experience is based in her GBMC office and not the Owings Mills location which seems to be much more updated and cleaner based on others written reviews. The GBMC office is old which is not really an issue, but Lubman and the staff do not seem to care for appearances either with furniture that probably was there since the building was first erected and posters that are so old they wrinkle. 2) Staff. My review of the staff is a bit mixed; for example, the receptionist was very nice and patience, and kept apologizing for the extra wait since they are still transitioning to a new record system and have to do a bit of backtracking on patience information. Dr. Lubman's assistants, however, were distant, cold, and frankly rude. Before I could enter the exam room, one of them called me over to take my vitals in the hallway with a chair and weight scale. She barely made eye contact, never smiled, seemed agitated when I asked her to repeat some questions (she had an accent and I couldn't quit catch some of her words correctly), but here is what really annoyed me: she didn't even bother closing the door to the waiting room! Everyone (even a guy who was there with his pregnant SO) got to hear all the lovely details of my weight and my period schedule. Not mortifying, but the last place I want feel self-conscious is at a doctor's office. 3) The Exam Room. The entire office, including the exam rooms, are carpeted. Again, not too bothersome, except there were other visual cues that made me think.....just gross. One is that they did not bother to put waste a trash in a bin but instead had a huge, transparent trash bag with lots of (bloody) content from past exams. So when the assistant left and told me to undress, I of course did some visual checking. The table and counter seemed to be fine, except when I faced one of the carpeted chairs against the wall I sh*t you not there was dried blood on it. Too bad I can't upload pictures with this review because I took a pic with my cellphone to commemorate my disbelief. 4) Lubman. Lubman as a doctor I would rate as mediocre, but her bedside manner is very lacking. She made an impudent remark over my nipple piercings (it's 2017, come on) and felt like another product on the assembly line. I also felt like she was presumptuous with my exam: when she asked a questions I would sometimes stop and ponderfor a few seconds to backtrack and think if I had any symptoms or issues, but she interpreted this hesitations as "if you have to think about it then there's no issue." I know I am a very standard patient with no chronic issues, not pregnant or trying to conceive, and do not have a complicated medical history but jeez. So that's why I am choosing a different OBGYN for my next annual. I hope you find this review somewhat helpful and my advice when combing through reviews is give merit to any critical reviews in a sea of glowing ones.
Doctor Lubman is amazing! She helped me deliver my identical twin girls vaginally and I will be forever grateful to her! She said she would do everything she could to allow me to have my twins naturally and she told me if anything looked worrisome I would need to have a C-section but she was willing to try and with her help I was able to have them both safely and it was a wonderful experience! She is always very calm and honest and I trusted her completely to keep me and my babies safe during my pregnancy and delivery! I am so lucky to have had her by my side to deliver my baby girls!
I chose Dr. Lubman due to these amazing reviews. However I was severely disappointed. Her pelvic exam is rough and she is impatient with nerves (I didn't know until finding a new dr because she was my first GYN). When I was not trying to get pregnant, she was pushy about wanting to deliver babies. Then once I was ready to get pregnant, and conceived, just about every ounce of information from her was incorrect. When I called to schedule my first prenatal I asked if bleeding was normal for 2 weeks. The nurse said yes. When I arrived at my apt, Dr. was unaware I had asked about the bleeding and was very concerned. I was grateful she sent me for a u/s before doing the baby celebration appointment. I was sick for most of my pregnancy. In the beginning, she was very quick to send rx to my pharmacy, although my partner waited in the pharmacy for HOURS while the pharmacist awaited the script. Dr insisted she already sent it. I believed her, but after the whole 9 months + post partum treatment, I now doubt it. Prior to my 20week u/s and bloodwork, I reported significant symptoms of anemia. I didn't know the symptoms meant I was anemic when I reported them, and Dr Lubman basically said "welcome to pregnancy." What's more she neglected to inform me I was anemic until my next appointment, which meant WEEKS of being several hours late to work everyday due to sickness that resolved as soon as she prescribed iron. Once in labor, I complained of sharp lower back pain and asked for coaching exercises to help turn the baby if that was the cause. She told me she would just turn the baby manually if that was the case, but she NEVER checked the baby's position until 35 hours into labor! She completely left me while I was pushing to help another patient, and did not return for 3.5 hours at which time she had completely forgotten I was pushing! Against my consent, she turned off my epidural and that is when she realized the baby was sunny side up (it is worth noting that I had happily reported to her in one of my last office visits feeling a tickling sensation around my groin muscles, which she said was not related to the baby but I later learned was a well-documented early indication of posterior presentation) . She added a vac at which point I asked for a c/s but she refused saying the vac would be safer and result in minimal tearing, if any. SHE WAS WRONG! What's more, the verbal report she told me the following day about the damages was incorrect and not what she had in her notes. When I went to my post partum check up, and demanded to see the notes, she claimed she did not have them because they hospital had not sent them. They were sitting right on her desk, within my eye shot, and when she opened them VOILA!--there were her delivery notes. At that check up, I reported severe pain resulting from delivery and she did not know what had caused it. She sent me on my way saying it will get better soon. Instead I went to another doctor who was FURIOUS that the damage was even done, let alone not treated at my post partum visit. He said "Don't EVER go back to that doctor. EVER!" It took me 11 months total to recover, and involved seeing a specialist uro-gynecologist and enduring painful pelvic floor physical therapy (because the alternative was reconstructive surgery). What worries me is that on the day Dr. Lubman delivered my child, when she was hours returning while I was pushing her apology was that her other patient had a tear so far that she could barely reach her tools inside to suture. The next day, in recovery as she explained my damage, she said the same thing to me. And when I went to my post partum visit, without looking at my notes, she downplayed the damage I must have had by saying "This morning I delivered for a woman who tore so far I could barely reach my tools inside. Yours couldn't have been that bad. " Is this "couldn't reach my tools inside" a recurring line of hers she uses as an excuse for poor time management (in labor) or record keeping (my supposed missing hospital notes)? Or does it happen to her patients THAT frequently? ! Heed my 2nd doctor's warning "Don't go" to Dr. Lubman!
Love her office staff (very nice, friendly, welcoming) but don't like doctor herself. She has literally no bedside manner. I don't feel comfortable addressing my concerns or asking questions. She constantly belittles what I say, makes insensitive remarks and just overall doesn't seem to care about her patients. I chose this doctor because she had good reviews and also because I wanted a single doctor practice so that I would not have to be guessing who will deliver my baby. Unfortunately I chose wrong and now have to search for a new provider.
I would not have my baby girl if it weren't for Dr. Lubman. I had PCOS issues and she knew just how treat me and help me get pregnant. She was exceptional in every way prior to, during and after my pregnancy. I love this doctor so much. Any other doctor would have sent me to have a c section. She was so patient and cool as a cucumber and totally brilliant. On top of everything throughout the process. So blessed to have her deliver my beautiful baby girl. Not sure what to do now since I am in rural Colorado. Thank you Dr. Lubman.
I enjoy Dr. Lubman very much! With my fourth pregnancy I was quite disappointed my previous OB had retired from delivering. His nurse assured me I would love Dr. Lubman and I really did. She assured me she would really prefer to deliver vaginally and would do everything in her power to help me do so, and without medication, as I desired. Everything went beautifully and I am looking forward to starting my fifth pregnancy journey with her next week! I trust her with the lives of me and my newborns! I don't remember the office being super punctual but since it's alone time for me I certainly don't mind!
Dr. Yelena Lubman's Credentials
Accepting New Patients
- Ross University (Grad. 2002)
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Awards & Recognitions
Publications & Research
Insurance accepted by this Doctor
- Blue Cross Idaho
- Coventry Health Care