I am so fortunate to have found Dr. Rubin. Years of working in the DC area on topics in health and social policy had made me aware that women often do not receive the best of care, but I hadn’t always personalized what I knew from experts. I had tried to find a solution to a chronic pain condition that mystified several specialists. The generalized pain bothered me so much that most of my life had changed because of it. A physical therapist specializing in pelvic pain observed something and introduced me to her practice. Dr. Rubin’s intelligence and capacity to empathize were part of what I needed, but it was also a professional medical thoroughness and clear plan for me going forward that made the difference. She diagnosed my problem, found the right medicine for treatment, gave me a plan, worked with my doctor at my request, and encouraged me to continue with a couple of relevant additional therapies — so that in a few short months I’d recovered. After four years of debilitating pain, several off base specialists, and no clear answers, I was feeling hopeless and a little crazy. No longer! My OB was amazed as well. ! I’m so grateful. The office staff is warm, the experience completely new, and I now use her approach as my standard of care for every specialist I go to for help. Amazing healing. Complete revelation!A.
Dr. Simon –
I saw you last week. You switched me from Climara to Estro-gel, which I love. We also had a critical conversation about sex with men over 60 and hour to communicate sexually with a new lover.
Our extraordinary conversations made a huge difference and helped me successfully and lovingly navigate some territory you anticipated.
It was a stellar weekend and we are in a relationship with legs and a future.
A thousand thanks! I’m so grateful you and your staff are in my life!
We learned a great deal yesterday and are very encouraged. We greatly appreciate the passion you bring to your practice, and the considerable caring and protective feelings you have for your patients on a holistic level. We feel very lucky to be under your care.Thanks, Dr. Rubin – JL
Your help with my husband, and also with me, has been so important to our intimate life together. It has resuscitated it, and we are finding new joy in sex together. What can I say? We went through years without that joy, in part because of my pain, and his low testosterone level. It’s sort of like falling in love again to have this pleasure, intimacy – and fun — again in our life.Thank you Dr. Rubin! – RZ
I wanted to thank you for all the help you have given me this past year with HRT. I am a 69 year old woman who was having painful intercourse. I had used HRT in the past, but my gynecologist had retired. My internist recommended I stop, she does not believe in HRT, and the intercourse symptoms returned. Over the counter creams were not effective. You not only listened to my questions and concerns, but became a friend. You have given me back my life! Any intimacy issues have been resolved and I couldn’t be happier,thanks to you! LH
I came to see Dr. Rubin after six months of suffering with debilitating pain in my pelvic region. I had seen three urologists and my internist, all of whom said they could not help me. I was at my wits end. I was barely able to work and had given up all activities that I enjoyed in life. Dr. Rubin was the first person to listen carefully to me as I described my symptoms. She then gave me a very thorough examination. She quickly spotted that I was suffering from chronic pelvic pain and referred me to an outstanding physical therapist that specialized in pelvic floor dysfunction. After five months of physical therapy, I am 90% recovered!Thank you Dr. Rubin, you saved my life! You are my urologist for life! – EB
Dr. Simon is unique because he’s a specialist who also has perspective on the whole patient, not just her gynecological issues. He’s world renowned in the specialty of reproductive endocrinology and is also extremely knowledgeable about treatments relative to hormone replacement, sexual dysfunction and reproductive health. In fact, he has treated thousands of patients in these areas. He applies a broad understanding of the whole human body as a context for treating specific problems. This enables him to problem solve individually for each patient. Medical knowledge, experience, logic, common sense, and a special sensitivity to women’s health concerns and treatment options make Dr. Simon special.Thank You, J. Johnson
Dear Carol, Thanks for taking the time out of your busy day to talk to me. Your kind words were reassuring and much appreciated.Warm Regards, Amy B.
Dear Carol, I just wanted to let you know that Max is doing fantastic! Many heartfelt thanks for your constant support and guidance throughout my pregnancy. I truly appreciate all of your care and generosity.Best Wishes, Leila T.
Thanks again, from the bottom of our hearts, for making this a special year for us. Sasha is an amazing baby — we are so very blessed. We hope we won’t need to see you again, but if we do, I’m sure you’ll make another miracle happen. We are forever grateful to you.Much Love, Robyn, Mike and Sasha G.
To the fabulous ladies at Dr. Simon’s office and, of course, Dr. Simon, Thank you, thank you, thank you! We couldn’t be more grateful for helping us get our baby girl — we’re so in love with her. Your compassion, skill, encouragement and talent made our road to pregnancy and parenthood much easier. We can’t thank you enough!Warm Regards, Robyn and Mike G
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for everything you’ve done for me — you’ve really gone above and beyond. You are a great example of what healthcare should be.Thanks again, Diana M.
Thanks for all of your help and for being the kind of healthcare provider that is rare these days — one who really cares.Sincerely, Kathy B.
Dear Lucy Treene,
I’m not sure if you will remember me or not, so I am enclosing a picture. I work in a dental office and realize how difficult it can be to remember every patient that you have seen.
Anyway, the reason I am writing is to thank you for the excellent care that you gave me on that one and only visit to your office. I was amazed at the amount of time that you spent with me, how you listened and genuinely seemed to care about all that I have been through in the past year. You even did a sonogram for me, without charging me for it, so you could get a better idea of what was going on with me. Then you called in Dr. Simon, whom I didn’t have an appointment with, and he spent time examining me also, at no extra charge. The two of you together told me that I would need a surgical approach to my problem and then proceeded to make a phone call to get me in to see someone as soon as possible. When I left there I had an appointment two days later to see Dr. Andrew Sokol at the National Center for Advanced Pelvic Surgeries.
I wasn’t happy with the answers I got that day as I had already had this surgery in January of 2010 to fix the problem and the thought of going through it all over was very upsetting.
I did have the surgery on Dec. 4th and I am at home recuperating now. It went very well. Now that it is over I am in a better frame of mind and I know that as soon as I am able, I will be back to my active and healthy self. I am so thankful that I was directed to your office and that you guided me in the right direction, to Dr. Sokol. He is a wonderful surgeon. He is very optimistic about the outcome of my surgery and I’m excited about that.
I am 52 years old and I have been to many doctors through the years, and most are good doctors who seem to care. I can honestly say though, that you and Dr. Simon are more caring and compassionate than any doctors I’ve ever been too. You have, for decades, gone above and beyond what you needed to do as a physician for me and I am eternally grateful to you. I will be forever grateful to you for the excellent care that you treated me with. I hope that you enjoy this holiday season and that you have a blessed and abundant new year in 2011.Sincerely, Karen S.
Dear Dr. Simon,
First and foremost I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your endless help and support. You have, for decades, gone above and beyond what you needed to do as a physician for me, and I am eternally grateful to you. Since you know me so well, it probably won’t be any surprise to you that your support and always being there for me gives me a huge sense of security.
Soon, I am going to send out an email to all my dear friends who are crazy because of menopause and suggest they come see you…..OH, aren’t you lucky…I don’t know how you deal with hormonally “challenged” women….you are a SAINT!…..what a profession you selected for yourself.
You are one VERY special human being!All the best to you and your family. Anne K.
Dear Dr. Simon,
I wanted to thank you for meeting with me … to discuss my options on HRT. You asked me not to make a decision until after the New Year, that was great advice! I left with 4 options for treatment which I needed to think about and research. My 1st option was to do nothing, which is my decision! For years I have been searching for the magic answer to fix my broken puzzle. In my case that was the problem. It truly never occurred to me to do nothing or that it was even a choice.
I also wanted to thank you … for being a physician who allowed me to be a part of my own recovery by listening to and guiding me during my appointment. I am now able to step back and look at all the pieces in a different way…
So again, thank you for your kindness, for taking the time, for your ability to use an alternative approach and for guiding me with your insight!Jennifer R.
Thank you for being such a wonderful help to me medically while I was in DC… I will be returning to DC … and would like to be your patient once again. You are the most knowledgeable and caring doctor I have ever had!
All the best in 2010 to you, your family and staff.Becky C.
Dr. Lucy Treene
Dr. Lucy Treene is the only Doctor out of 8 that I have seen to actually care about what was wrong, and the first and only to find a solution! So thankful for her! She is a kind, thorough, caring, professional, thoughtful, and knowledgeable! Would highly recommend her to any, and everyone!Caroline Dana
Dr. Lucy Treene
Lucy Treene was professional, friendly, and very knowledgable. After many years and six doctors, she is the only one who was able to make a diagnosis. I highly recommend her!
In the seven years I have been going to this practice to see Lucy Treene I have never experienced anything but the utmost kindness, professionalism, promptness, good humor and empathy from everyone from the front desk to the professional seen. I have utmost confidence in them and would recommend them to anyone who is in need of their service.Anon Anon
After multiple appointments with PCPS and OBGYNS, it was a relief to finally get a diagnosis from Lucy. She was professional in describing the condition (VVS) but still had excellent bedside manner.Lisa Anon
Lucy Treene is an excellent diagnostician and quickly assessed and provided treatment for my condition. I will have re-checks periodically and feel that I am in the right place/practice. Thank you very much! Ann Webb StretchAnn Stretch
Lucy Treene is absolutely fantastic. I couldn’t speak more highly of the quality of care and concern I’ve been shown. thanks so muchAnn Vaughan
Exactly what I needed! I am so glad I listened to my friend and sought a second opinion from Lucy Treene. Couldn’t be happier.Anon Anon
Lucy Treene is absolutely wonderful. She pays attention to detail and follows up frequently to see that all is going as planned. Would recommend this practice to family/friends.Lisa Locke
Lucy is always kind and courteous. It was an emergency visit to get some help before I went on a trip overseas. She was fabulous, as usual.Isabel Munilla