Dr. Chista Safajou, MD

Dr. Chista Safajou, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 49
Dr. Chista Safajou, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Poughkeepsie, NY and has been practicing for 13 years. She graduated from Tabriz University Of Medical Sciences in 1993 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology.Read her story

68 W Cedar St Ste 1

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Contact Information

(845) 433-0101

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas

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Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Safajou's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Safajou's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Safajou "For over a decade, Dr. Safajou has been serving the healthcare needs of women in the Hudson Valley area. She offers a full range of gynecological and surgical services to women of all ages. Dr. Safajou also provides obstetrical services to pregnant patients throughout their pregnancy and delivery. Dr. Safajou is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has been voted by her patients as a "Favorite Doctor" in the Hudson Valley Parent magazine in 2012 and 2014. She has also been named as one of America's Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists by the Consumers' Research Council of America."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Safajou "I offer a wide range of comprehensive gynecological and surgical services for women of all ages from adolescents to post menopause. As an independent physician, your medical interest is my first priority. My goal is to provide you with a smart and experienced care, and help you make decisions about your medical care."

1  Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

1  Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

51  Conditions Treated

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46  Procedures

  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Birth Control
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • C-Section
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Essure® Procedure
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedure
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • NovaSure® Ablation
  • Obstetric Ultrasound
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Tabriz University Of Medical Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Weill Medical College Of Cornell University, Lincoln Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Safajou has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • French
  • Turkish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Safajou's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Safajou to family and friends
22 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Safajou's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

It's a first time for me to have to wait over an hour to be seen by her. They ask you to undress and you sit in the chair undressed with a thin sheet over yourself to find out Dr. S isn't even in the clinic. She treats her staff very disrespectfully as I have encountered and heard from my friends...more
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I asked to speak with the nurse before going in. I had a question as to whether or not Dr. Safajou was familiar with the newer non-invasive procedures for fibroid removal as I did not want to spend my time and money to find out that she isn't. The nurse was impatient, rude, interrupted me and...more
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Dr. Safajou is an awesome doctor! I had a ruff pregnancy, and she was there every step of the way, making sure I was comfortable, and understood everything that was going on. Dr. Safajou went above and beyond to make sure I received the best quality of care I’ve ever experienced. One of the biggest...more
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I was referred to Dr. Safajou by another gyno for further tests. She explained the procedures thoroughly and answered all my questions. She was compassionate and unhurried and followed up with a recommendation for a specialist who would ultimately perform my surgery. Dr. Safajou followed up with...more
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She is very caring and seems to know exactly what fears or apprehensions I have. She is thorough and attentive during scary times on off hours as well. I am so happy I finally found the right doctor
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