Dr. Leon Nitkin, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
(18)
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Dr. Leon Nitkin, MD
Leon Nitkin is a top-ranked ob/gyn providing compassionate, state-of-the-art care for women from throughout Brooklyn, NY. With offices in both Brighton Beach and Downtown Brooklyn, Dr. Nitkin makes it easy and convenient for women to get the care they need to enjoy the best health possible at every age, from adolescence through menopause. Board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Nitkin has extensive experience treating a wide array of obstetric and gynecological issues, including uterine fibroids, heavy menstrual bleeding, sexually-transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancies, offering safe, confidential pregnancy termination options including both surgical options and the RU486 "abortion pill." In addition, he provides gynecological care for adolescents as well as minimally-invasive in-office diagnostic evaluations and second opinion consultations to help women make the most informed decisions possible about their care. Dr. Nitkin is committed to providing each patient with the broadest array of care options so every patient can feel confident in her care and her health. The practice's Safe Option program was created to enable women to take the steps they need to terminate unplanned pregnancies without worrying about judgment or recriminations. As a leading care provider in New York City, Dr. Nitkin's goal is to provide the highest-quality care with a compassionate approach aimed at helping every woman feel relaxed and empowered. Dr. Nitkin completed his medical degree at Perm State Medical Academy, followed by two residencies in obstetrics and gynecology, including one at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and a second at the State University of New York (SUNY), Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Nitkin welcomes new patients as well as walk-in patients. He speaks English, Russian and Polish, and the practice accepts most major types of insurance plans.

1120 Brighton Beach Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11235

Contact Information

(718) 646-8808

Dr. Leon Nitkin, MD

Dr. Leon Nitkin, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
  • Locals (any local)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Nitkin's Experience

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Dr. Nitkin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
1

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
1

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*
31

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Yeast Infections
18

Procedures

  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Thyroid Screening

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.

Education

  • Perm State Medical Academy
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Coney Island Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Kings County Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Wyckoff Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nitkin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nitkin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nitkin to family and friends
3.8
based on 18 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Nitkin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Brooklyn, NY |
I found front staff excellent, warm, friendly, cheerful, personable after 12:00 noon. I wrote a review earlier and want to correct it. I walked in without an appointment about 11:00 for routine pap screen & sonogram. The reception was not so great. I learned later the doctor didn't start till 12:00. Dr. Nitkin is great and had answers re. menopause, sex drive, mood, weight loss. I would definitely recommend this doctor, techs, assistants and support staff.
Brooklyn, NY |
Receptionist was unprofessional and rude. She did not greet me and was on the phone the entire time when I walked in for my appointment. 15-20 minutes later the person put her on hold and that's when she decided to ask me for my insurance and to fill out paperwork. Even after everything was done I had to ask her where I can sit and wait for the doctor. I felt rushed with Leon. Couldn't get to express my concerns or ask any questions I went home clueless about how 2 take the medication prescribed
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Dr. Nitkin accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
    Connecticare HMO
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthFirst
    ABCD HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Locals (any local)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Nitkin has admitting privileges

Brooklyn Hospital Center
121 Dekalb Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
8900 Van Wyck Expy
Jamaica, NY 11418
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New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn
2525 Kings Hwy
Brooklyn, NY 11229
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