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Dr. Meena Palayekar, MD

Gynecology ·  Female · Age 48

Dr. Palayekar
1307 Federal St Ste B201 Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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Dr. Meena Palayekar, MD is a gynecology specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 11 years. She graduated from University Of Mumbai/King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College in 1995 and specializes in gynecology.


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Dr. Palayekar's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palayekar performs Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer more than 78% of her peers

Dr. Palayekar performs this procedure more than 78% of her peers

Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
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Dr. Palayekar treats Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis more than 75% of her peers

Dr. Palayekar treats this condition more than 75% of her peers

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  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
Pregnancy Ultrasound
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Dr. Palayekar performs Pregnancy Ultrasound more than 63% of her peers

Dr. Palayekar performs this procedure more than 63% of her peers

Dr. Palayekar's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Birth Control
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Endometriosis
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Female Infertility
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Nausea
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvar Biopsy
  • Yeast Infections

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I had to see Dr. Palayekar because my usual doctor was booked solid. Not only was she judgmental and dismissive, but she did an internal vaginal exam with little to no warning. It was painful, humiliating, and traumatic. Because of this 10-minute visit, I have put off going back to the doctor for months and had to go to trauma therapy just so I don't have a panic attack when I try to schedule an appointment or even think about doing so. I wouldn't recommend Dr. Palayeker to ANYONE. Save yourself the trouble and find a doctor who will listen to you and explain what she's doing before she does it!
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This was my 1st visit with Dr Palayekar and it was the worse experience I’ve ever had. She’s very short, doesn’t explain things very well, jump to conclusions without you finishing your answer. I had to tell her to slow down while she was talking. Her nurse messed up one of my vaginal cultures and I had to repeat part of the Pap smear again. I will go to another gynecologist. HUMILIATING!! If I could tell my insurance not to pay I sure would.
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I wouldn't recommend Palayekar to anyone. Dr. Meena is outright mean! (Her name is befitting her curt bedside manner.) My 15-minute appt was humiliating. She suggested a hysterectomy within 5 minutes of listening to my symptoms---and her impersonal/arrogant attitude made me defensive. Totally blindsided! This transpired in front of another Dr. who was shadowing Palayekar. The clincher came after my quickly-executed Pelvic exam--she commented the exam was impaired by the size of my "gut!"
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When she came in and asked what was going on, I started listing my symptoms. She continually interrupted and told me that each of my symptoms was not legitimate, that it was in my head. My pain was apparently not pain. I had to haggle her to renew my prescription for birth control.. She said when I want to have sex with someone just come back.. Then she told me to use heating pads and see orthopedics?? It turned out that I had appendicitis and almost died because she didn’t believe my symptoms.
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Short and curt even though this was my first time seeing her. I was hoping to find a new OBGYN to create a long-term relationship with. But she didn't ask me anything personal about myself and was looking at the computer most of the time. She was also pressuring me about getting genetics counseling & was not empathetic at all when I told her about my family hx of breast CA. And I do not believe she did a thorough breast exam (I am in PA school & have been trained to do them). Not going back!
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Dr. told me I had PCOS within 10 minutes of me explaining my symptoms, which I believed were caused by my IUD. I had an ovarian cyst, cystic acne and mood swings (known side effects of IUD) and without any further evaluation she insisted I likely had PCOS. Less than 3 weeks after removing the IUD ALLmy symptoms disappeared. Had I listened to her id still be suffering from side effects. She was very dismissive , only reason I didn't leave was because I was desperate to remove the IUD.
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Biography

Dr. Meena Palayekar, MD is a gynecology specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 11 years. She graduated from University Of Mumbai/King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College in 1995 and specializes in gynecology.

Specialties

  • Gynecology

Board Certifications

Education

2008
Drexel University / Saint Peter's University Hospital
Residency Hospital
2004
Drexel University / Saint Peter's University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1995
University Of Mumbai/King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College
Medical School
1990
University of Mumbai
Undergraduate School
2008
2004
1995
1990

Languages

  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Marathi
  • English

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Upmc Shadyside

Pittsburgh, PA

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average