Thursday, December 3, 2009

Dr. Jack Kanarek in Forest Hills

I had my 35-week appointment with Dr. Jack Kanarek yesterday (so that I will be acquainted with him if my usual OB, Dr. Charnes, is unable to make my delivery) and I must say that he is superb! His bedside manner is warm and he didn't get angry with me at all for having gained 40 pounds at this point. (He actually said I was right on track.) It also doesn't hurt that he has great Anderson Cooper-esque silver hair!

I really wouldn't mind if Dr. Kanarek ends up in the delivery room with us next month. In fact, if it wasn't so late in the game, I might have switched to Dr. Kanarek as my primary OB--he really struck me as much warmer than his colleague. I do like Dr. Charnes, though, even if she is a bit prickly, and I tend to prefer a female OB/GYN, so I'm just going to count myself lucky that I have two doctors that I like on my side. It was tough going for a while there with my first OB in Manhattan!

Dr. Charnes and Dr. Kanarek can be reached at:

6905 Yellowstone Blvd
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 544-8400

Oh, and if you go for an appointment at this office, you can check out some truly swanky homes a block or two north on 108th and 110th Streets around 69th Ave. I didn't know they made them like that in Queens!


  1. Dr Kanarek Must have left his bed side manner outside his door I felt uncomfortable with his approach and if felt weird i will not go again.

  2. I am so sorry to hear that, Anonymous! I hope you find another doctor who is a right fit for you. If you want to try someone else at that practice, I really do like Dr. Charnes now after having gone to her for over a year. It took me a while to realize that, just because she isn't in your face happy smiley, it doesn't mean that she isn't a great doctor. And she's actually been so cute and warm around my son. Good luck on your doctor search!