RECENT Customers’ REVIEWS and testimonials

This is a wonderful office. Not only is Dr. Skalnyi a great doctor, but the staff is great. When a lab test got missed the nurse caught it and contacted me. When I misunderstood and thought I was done with follow ups they called me because they noticed I hadn't shown up when I should have a week later. I'm impressed since many times you'll have a great doctor, but the office is poorly run. Like I left a voicemail, and then called back again in the morning to get a question answered about an antibiotic. The question was already answered, but someone called me at the end of the day just to double check since they saw a voicemail from me. It's clearly orderly and organized.

It's unfortunate that the office no longer is open Monday's since Dr. Skalnyi will be doing work in the hospital that day. – Jennifer L., San Francisco, CA

The office is nice and the personnel is very welcoming. It was a great experience to see such an aware and professional person as Dr.Skalnyi. She listened to my problems and helped to solve them all in 1 visit. I've been living with a thought that I might have some kind of a tumor (probably it was the side effect of watching too much of the Grey's Anatomy :) She did an ultrasound scan and diminished my suspicions. So I could say that I've been helped physically and mentally. – Olga K., Belmont, CA

Just wanted to update that we still like Dr. Skalnyi and her staff (Tatiana and others). Tatiana went out of the way to research and update us about some issues with our insurance. In the final few days before our baby is born, just wanted to again thank yelp reviewers for giving us Dr Allla. Thanks! – V. R., San Francisco, CA

Dr Skalnyi is an amazing woman and doctor!
She took me in as a walk in new patient which is sooo hard to find. She was soo understanding and I have to be extremely lucky that she saw me in my time of need. Being a walk in, I totally understand waiting longer and having less attention but I have to thank Dr Skalnyi for still giving me excellent care despite this and a thank you to the other girl that waited a little longer because of me. I was really desperate!

I felt like Dr Skalnyi was extremely knowledgeable especially since she came from working in Detroit where they see all kinds of extreme cases so I trust see knows and recognizes when something looks bad and doesn't. She gave me lots of info, options, and her personal recommendations and opinion which I greatly valued. At the same time, she respects my decisions even if they didn't align with her recommendation and was very accommodating. She spends all the necessary time with you to make you feel comfortable and well informed. I think I found my permanent ob-gyn! :) – Angela O., Manhattan, NY

This is the best ever experience I had at a doctor's office. Dr. Skalnyi and the staff is professional, very knowledgeable and courteous! Thank you for such an outstanding experience!!! – Diana N., San Francisco, CA

This woman is a ROCK STAR. I am so happy that a friend recommended her to me. After two bad experiences with previous practices, we finally wound up with Dr. Skalnyi during our 7th month of pregnancy. This was for our second child. After delivering my first born via Kaiser Permanente, it was truly a treat to have a designated doctor. With kaiser you are not guaranteed a doctor when you deliver, so you can deliver with anyone, even someone you've never met before. Knowing Dr. Skalnyi prior to delivery was amazing. She gave us her cell # and patients can just call her with questions directly. She delivered our son. I felt very comfortable with her. The staff in her office is great too. Mostly, i felt really good about her and knew that I was in good hands all the way through my delivery. I want to recommend her to everyone. She is seriously a bad ass, this woman is accomplished and knows her stuff!!! – Vanessa T., Foster City, CA

I am a birth doula and I have seen my share of OBs. One of my clients raved about Dr. Skalnyi, she talked about how much she trusted the doctor and enjoyed her visits with her. In fact she used the words, "very special" when describing Dr. Skalnyi. I am a "show me the money" kind of person and so I anxiously awaited this birth so I could see what Dr. Skalnyi was really like. Turns out she is everything my client told me..and more!

She was so respectful of all my client's wishes including: laboring at home as long as possible, declining the hep lock, maintaining a very soothing environment (dim lights and quiet), mother directed pushing and delivery in a kneeling position. My client was thrilled by her birth experience and came away from it loving Dr. Skalnyi even more!

I found Dr. Skalnyi to be candid, kind, patient and knowledgable, all essential qualities in an OB. I look forward to working with her again soon! – Alicia F., Cupertino, CA

If I could give Dr. Alla more stars I would give her 100. She is the best of the best! I came to her for my first pregnancy and I was so happy I found her. She listened to all my concerns, answered all my questions, and is really patient. I ended up having a few problems with my pregnancy and when I texted or called her she was right there with me guiding me through it. I plan on having more children and I look forward to having her as my Dr. Again. I just love her plain and simple! She is the best!!!!! Thank u for everything!! – meme s., San Francisco, CA

I can not say enough positive things about Dr. Skalnyi! I'm super neurotic and ended up with a twin pregnancy. Dr. Skalnyi has held my hand through the whole high risk pregnancy. Addressing all of my needs and concerns and calming me down. She was so attentive and awesome. When I was in the er, she was there with me. When I was hospitalized, she was in the hospital with me and kept checking on me afterwards. She made sure that I successfully carried my twin girls to term. On 2/3 she performed my c section flawlessly and visited me every day I was in the hospital. She's one of a kind and I am forever grateful to her. – Alla L., South San Francisco, CA

Dr Skalnyi just delivered our new baby boy and we were amazed over how focused she was on our needs and doing what was best for us. It was a long and hard labor and she came early and stayed with us till the end. We did not want a c section or an episiotomy and she did not push for any short cut and did what was best for us in the long run. We have a beautiful healthy boy and my wife is in great shape a day after four hours of active labor. Doctor Skalnyi is a very personable and devoted doctor and we found her to be both very knowledgeable and extremely experienced. Over all amazing. We are so glad we had her on our most important day. – Ara T., Daly City, CA

Dr Skalnyi is the best doctor that I have ever had. I feel that she really cares about you because she is a good listener and she offers advice that you can trust. When I first found her on yelp, I read a review in which the author expressed that she wanted to get pregnant again just so she can work with Dr. Skalnyi again. It was her review that got me to realize that this doctor must be someone special. I didn't hesitate to make an appointment with Dr. Skalnyi and it is one of the best decisions that I have ever made. I recently had my son and I couldn't have been in better hands. Dr. Skalnyi was patient throughout my 1.5 hours of pushing and she stayed with me the whole time which gave me a lot of confidence and encouragement. My baby boy came out healthy and beautiful! I couldn't have gone through this pregnancy process without the right guidance and support from Dr. Skalnyi and her team. They are the best people to work with. She has a great team that she's built, and similar to what the other reviewer said, I am looking forward to working with Dr. Skalnyi and her team again for my next baby. I know that I will be in good hands. – Wendy G., Burlingame, CA

Our son Keanu is coming on a year and as my wife Elvira and I were thinking of how grateful we were to Dr. Alla Skalnyi. When my wife was pregnant, she had requested an OBGYN who spoke Russian and we researched and found Dr. Skalnyi. She is very knowledgeable and really helped to guide my wife who was dealing with a medical condition through her pregnancy. She works insane amount of hours (don't know how she does it). The night my wife gave birth, Dr. Skalnyi was totally in control and we felt we couldn't be with anyone more competent. My wife truly considers her a mentor and friend. The both of us want to give her our highest recommendation. – Steven S., San Mateo, CA

Dr Skalnyi recently moved to her new private practice, STE 145. I am a mother of 8 month old twin girls and Dr. Skalnyi was my OB. I had a serious complication with the heart and stayed at Mills for around 2 weeks when my babies went home without me. Not only was she my OB, she became my therapist in this traumatic situation. I'm going to keep it short and simple. I've referred every single female friend to Alla and I have NEVER received anything negative. All praises!! She will be by your side when you need her the most. You will love her! – Connie N., San Francisco, CA

I felt she was knowledgeable in her field, and (most importantly) she was just a really nice person. I actually left her office feeling happy that I went, instead of frustrated, confused and upset. She called me when my results came in, and (at my request) promptly mailed me a copy. I'm so glad that I finally found a doctor I really like. Now I'll be sticking to the recommended annual exam instead of making it a tri-annual occurrence. – Stephanie R., San Francisco, CA

Dr. Skalyni is a fantastic ob/gyn and I love her! She started caring for me during my pregnancy with my second child and recently assisted with my repeat c-section too - she is calming, attentive, and caring and has a great bedside manner. She really takes the time at each visit to answer questions and build a relationship with her patients! She definitely kept me calm during the last 4 weeks of my pregnancy when I developed high blood pressure. So happy she is one of my ob/gyns and I recommend her without hesitation! –Michelle M., San Francisco, CA

I was able to book an appointment just a few days in advance (instead of having to wait three weeks like with my last ob/gyn). I didn't have to sit in the waiting room forever before she could see me (maybe 15 minutes tops) and the best thing about it is she took her time with me, answered my questions and explained what she was doing as we went along. I didn't feel at all like she was trying to hurry me in and out the door, and I appreciated the time she took to address my concerns and show me personalized care. –Stephanie R., San Francisco, CA

Dr. Skalnyi was God sent when I had my first baby. I found her during my 3rd trimester and she took me in with open arms. If you're in the Peninsula and looking for a good O.B, I would recommend her to everyone!!! She is so sweet and always takes her time answering any questions and explaining everything. She has amazing bedside manners and is the best I have ever had. She gives you her cell number and has answered every time I called her during after hours. Labor and delivery with Dr. Skalnyi was great too. My whole family loved her!! I plan on seeing her again and hope to have another child in the near future because I plan on staying with the same OB! Team Dr. Skalnyi!!!! woohoo –Martha F., Peninsula, CA

Alla Skalnyi is a very nice doctor. I would recomend her to all of my friends. At first, she is very positive person. Second, she speaks russian and for me as for russian it is a big plus. Third, you can make an appointment and visit her at the same day. My primary doctor recommended her to me and now I'm happy to be as a patient of doctor Skalnyi. –Jane B., San Francisco, CA

I was so lucky to have Dr. Skalnyi at my side during my pregnancy. She is patient, kind, generous with her time and attention, and most of all, absolutely loving. She is always available and called me to check in on me. Can you imagine any other doctor doing that? She gave me all the time I needed and answered and calmed all of my neurotic fears. She has a great sense of humor as well. During my delivery she was a true calming force and the best cheerleader I could have asked for. –Sarah B., San Francisco, CA

Dr. Skalnyi is the best ob/gyn I have ever seen. She is knowledgeable, thorough, patient, and friendly. She took almost an hour to sit and talk with me and performed a quick and easy exam during our first meeting. She answered questions, took time to print off literature and provide me some basic education about my disorder, and listened to my concerns. I have never had a doctor take this much time and respect my knowledge of my own body. Also, Dr. Skalnyi makes herself available to patients by email so that questions or concerns can maybe be answered without a the necessity of a copay. Thank you Dr. Skalnyi!! –Kitty F., San Francisco, CA

I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Skalnyi after conducting a significant amount of research about OBs in the area. I checked a variety of sources, including Dr. Skalnyi's website and her life story as well as the feedback on Yelp and Yahoo Local helped me choose her. I was very skeptical because of the so many disappointments I had in the past, but was pleasantly surprised by the way I was treated. The appointment was very easy. I was seen when it is convenient for me and most importantly on time. The staff was very nice and helpful. When Dr. Skalnyi entered the room I immediately felt that I will be well taken care of. She is an extremely nice individual. Her demeanor is exemplary. She is very down to earth, approachable, uses easy to understand words (without that medical lingo thing). All these personal qualities are supplemented by excellent professionalism. She was able to quickly address my condition and after developing the plan we started the treatment. Shortly thereafter I started to feel better and a few days later experienced full relief from my symptoms. I will tell all my girl-friends about her, because she is the best OB I encountered, and I do not plan to look for another one. –Sonya G., San Francisco, CA

Such a great specialist! I had to wait for sometime, but it was worth waiting! Alla answered all of my questions patiently, resolved my doubts and explained all the options in details, she also gave me some very good advice. Very attentive and caring person. –Natalie P., San Francisco, CA

I am new to the area and was looking for a gynecologist. Made an appointment and was seen the very next day. Dr. Skalnyi was right on-time. She welcomed me to the community, listened patiently to everything I had to say. I never felt rushed and got the sense that I will be well cared for. This doctor has a great demeanor, is very kind, understanding, and easy to communicate with. She avoided the use of the "medical lingo" and helped me understand everything using plain English. I highly recommend her and happy to say that I got myself and Ob. –Michelle K., San Francisco, CA

I went to this doctors office as a new patient! I was able to make an appointment and see Dr.Skalnyi the same day, it was great. She was very nice and made me feel very comfortable. I would highly recommend seeing this doctor! –Jackie G., San Francisco, CA

What a great experience. Fantastic, loving, and caring doctor and person. Never thought that a visit to a gynecologist can be so easy and comforting. Highly recommended. –Jaquleen M., San Francisco, CA

I needed an OB doctor and Dr. Skalnyi was recommended to me by a friend that delivered a baby recently. This turned out to be the best recommendation I ever got and I am glad I took it. Dr. Alla is a fantastic doctor. Besides being an excellent expert in her field, she is a super nice person. She is calm, attentive, reassuring, and gives you a ton of comfort during the visit. I never felt that I am being rushed. She listened to all my questions, gave me answers in a language that I can understand. She is a truly caring individual.
The office is beautiful. Decorations, furniture and everything else helped me avoid the feeling of a medical office. Her staff is super-nice. They go way beyond the call of duty. They helped me understanding the specifics of my insurance and find the least costly way to get my tests done. How refreshing... I highly recommend Dr. Skalnyi to anyone that is looking for an Ob/Gyn doctor. –Mary S., San Francisco, CA