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Elena Gates



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130 reviews
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Feb 16, 2020
I needed to get labs for pregnancy screening and each time I have to fill out a different form. seems redundant since the system already has all of this information
Jan 09, 2020
I was looking forward to seeing this provider given her level of expertise. I asked just a couple of questions about the reason for my visit which was concerning pain that I had never experienced before. I couldn't have been there more than 10 minutes (probably less) before she responded to a question with "I have other appointments" in a curt way. I felt hurt by this dismissive response. I did not feel like I could ask any more questions regarding either this issue or others I had in mind. I did not get a clear answer to what was going on with me I did not feel that she listened to or cared about my concerns and I felt completely unwelcome to ask further questions about my own health. This was one of the more disappointing interactions I've had recently with a medical professional.
Dec 05, 2019
First time visit. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Gates and will continue to build a relationship with her for my Ob-Gyn medical care.
Oct 25, 2019
Dr. Gates is always friendly patient and clear with her communication. The examination was comfortable. I appreciate her knowledge and care throughout the years I have been her patient.
Oct 01, 2019
she is obviously very qualified and a smart knowledgeable doctor but I felt that she was dismissive of my concerns and and feelings and wanted to move on to her next appointment
Jul 24, 2019
It is extremely hard to see a consistent provider for OB despite trying for months to get an appointment with my preferred one. Because I have seen 5 different providers in 5 months I feel like I have zero continuity of care. If I were not proactive in researching my concerns and calling the nurse line multiple times per month (forget trying to send a secure email through the EHR as that takes more than a week to hear back) I would not have a good pregnancy outcome.
May 31, 2019
Dr. Gate gave enough time to spend with me. Enough time to explain and listen to me.
May 16, 2019
Highly highly recommend her!
Apr 30, 2019
I left the appointment feeling stupid about my concerns and questions... just not the doctor for me at this stage of my life. The sarcasm from the provider was understandable but a tough pill to swallow.
Mar 25, 2019
I was not informed that doing a blood test at my age would be optional and not therefore not covered by insurance. I had to pay out of pocket for my counsyl bloodwork. Overall gates is not very friendly or helpful at all compared to other care providers. My husband was present and thought I should go back to my old OB.
Jan 18, 2019
The provider rushed me and didn't offer any solutions in regards to my concern for current symptoms and medications.
Jan 18, 2019
It wasn't a world class experience at UCSF. Doctor and nurses weren't able to give me an overview of what to expect (appointment wise) during pregnancy and didn't have information around classes.
Jan 17, 2019
was so pleased with my care from Dr Gates! feel very lucky to have gotten an apt with her.
Jan 12, 2019
Dr Gates is great!
Nov 26, 2018
Dr. Gates is very caring and an excellent provider.
Nov 11, 2018
she may have been okay with adequate time. she told me she only had 15 minutes. spent more like 5 minutes with me and seemed unfamiliar with my test results and medical history (specifically my pregnancy to date). really felt like a waste of time. I'd so much rather have a meaningful appointment with a midwife or social worker and have an MD look over my stats rather than have 5 minutes with an MD who isn't given time to be familiar with my situation