West Essex OB/GYN

200 S Orange Ave #290, Livingston, NJ 07039, USA


(973) 740-1330(973) 740-1330

Dr. Tara Abella, MD

OB-GYN

Livingston, NJ


In-network insurances:

AARP, Aetna, American Republic Insurance Company, AmeriHealth, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Beech, United Healthcare, Cigna, Emblem Health, First Health, GWH-Cigna, HealthNet, MagnaCare, Medicare, Oxford, Qualcare

View all in-network insurances (17)

Voro score

92% recommended

69 out of 75 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Recommendations

2 neighbors

Other reviews

Zocdoc

4.9(73)

Approach

Dr. Tara Abella has a passion for women’s health care and enjoys providing personal and complete care to female patients of all ages as they progress from adolescence through the post-menopausal years. She has superb skills in all areas of obstetrics and gynecology, including non-invasive and laparoscopic surgery. She is committed to excellence by addressing each patient’s individual needs and concerns. Dr. Abella earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan and her M.D. degree from St. Georges University School of Medicine. After graduating from medical school, she went on to complete an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. In her free time, she is an avid reader and enjoys seeing movies and traveling with her husband, Adam. She was born in New York, and after growing up in the Los Angeles area, she returned to her East Coast roots seven years ago. Today Dr. Abella, her husband and their young children reside in Essex County, NJ.

Biography

Educations

University of Michigan, BA
St. George's University School of Medicine, MD

Certifications

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Trainings

Saint Barnabas Medical Center (residency)

Wait time

Patients typically are seen right away.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (75)
Write a review
 Recommends this doctor
 Recommends this doctor
Reesa W.Aug 25
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?My first visit and I was very happy. I felt comfortable and heard by the doc.
Sheila W.Aug 21
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Busy, professional office. This was my first visit with Dr. Abella. She was professional and very personable. She immediately made me feel comfortable and was someone i felt comfortable confiding in. I highly recommend her.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?She makes me feel so comfortable. I was taken in at my appointment time. Clean office. She was sweet and prompt. Would recomend to everyone.
Barbra L.Apr 24
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Abella is always kind, reassuring, interested, compassionate and thorough. I also appreciate the dignity of the cloth gowns- not those flimsy paper ones. Overall total satisfaction with smooth and efficient office visit.
Rosa A.Mar 7
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Tara Abella is the best! Always makes you feel comfortable she is awesome and of course very professional!
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: More than 1 hour
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Doctor is good but to meet the her I had to go through lot of struggle. I took my appointment in December for west orange office center but I came to know that they have move to Livingston during my appointment @ 5:30 pm on March 6th after reaching the locked west orange office. I tried calling them but it went to voice mail. I stepped into the next suite a dental office to find out that they moved to Livingston a month back. They spoke to the new office staff & gave me the new address. I reached their new office after great find in the huge building where they located in " north wing" 200 S. Orange Ave. Livingston. Neither Zoc doc or Office staff reached out to me to update about their new office move. Again I had to fill all papers even though I finished them in zocdoc. Their staff don't have any basic browsing skills in technology to update their location details or print my personal details in zocdoc. I lost 90 minutes of my precious time for 15minutes of worth of visit. And more importantly I'm not the only one on that evening to go through all these struggle, the very next patient also had a similar struggle in locating the new office & she was also fed up by not receiving any update on moving their office to new location. Be ready new patient!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great doctor ! Super nice , great bedside manner. Definitely recommended .. will be going back.
Joanna S.Sep 13
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?For someone who is afraid of going to the doctor, all of the staff were friendly and made the experience anxiety free. I highly recommend!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I am always nervous to go to any doctor, but Dr. Abella made the experience so much more comfortable. I was taken in on my appointment time. She saw me for a consultation before the actual procedure. It was quick and she answered all my questions. Amazing doctor.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I was very comfortable with my first visit with Dr. Abella. She met with me in her office before my examination, which I appreciated. And the examination itself was done quickly and professionally. I look forward to my next visit with her.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Abella was very personable. She came in with a smile and warm handshake. She came in to the exam room before the exam to introduce herself. She was direct and to the point. Gave me an opportunity to ask questions. I had an 8 o'clock appointment. I was taken on time. I was out of the office at 8:25.
Joyse C.Mar 28
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Abella was incredible. I've been looking for an OBGYN for quite some time now and never had the right fit.. It is such a relief to have finally found my physician. She is personable, intelligent, caring, and thorough. Shes a keeper !
Rosa A.Nov 3
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I was a bit nervous and did not know the doctor found her in ZocDoc and it was my first time at the office after the visit I highly recommend dr Tara Abella and the entire office team! They were all very friendly dr Abella makes you feel very comfortable she listens and helps you, it truly was a great experience thank you very much for everything
Erin K.Sep 22
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?She seemed to care on a personal level and made it a very comfortable environment.
Rose O.Sep 15
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very friendly
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?She is awesome!
Tara M.Jun 30
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?She was very attentive to my needs and very informative.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I felt very welcome when we first arrived. Have patient interest at heart and give all possible rest assurance from day one to after delivery. I will recommend doc 100%
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?AMAZING first visit! Dr. Abella and staff were all SO nice, helpful, and informative. Couldn't be happier I switched!!
AnonymousApr 24
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I was very anxious about seeing a new OBGYN, as I've seen my previous doctor for over ten years. After today's visit, I have no worries! Dr. Abella is my new OBGYN! She is caring, took her time to talk about my history in her office and truly made me feel comfortable both during the exam and as we talked about my history!
AnonymousMar 27
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Staff and doctor are super nice, approachable and very professional. However, the office seems old and is not very clean.
AnonymousMar 27
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent doctor.She was so so nice and patient. She took me into her office and talked to me and explained everything patiently and then she examined me.
AnonymousMar 24
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?She was great
Emily B.Mar 13
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?She was great. I felt very comfortable. I was a new patient so we sat in her office and spoke for a bit. That is by far the best gynecologist visit I've ever had!
AnonymousFeb 20
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The doctor was excellent - thorough and attentive.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I loved my OBGYN in SF and struggled to find one comparable in NJ but now I have! Loved my initial meeting with her and look forward to meeting with her throughout my pregnancy.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I felt so comfortable with Dr. Abella and I would recommend any one to her...I love her...
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?My visit with dr Abella was awesome! ..dr Abella was super professional and her bed side manner was amazing ..she makes you feel very comfortable and is very understanding ..dr abellas office staff was very impressive as well they were very welcoming! ..def a really great experience !
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Unsatisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?It was ok not impressed
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Abella was great! Super personable and comfortable. No complaints.
Ana R.Nov 11
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Tara Abella was awesome. She showed real concern about my issue and helped to address them.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Lovely manner and excellent follow up on areas of concern. I appreciate that Dr. Abella kept things friendly but professional.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?It was a very pleasant experience! Dr. Abella was attentive and professional and answered all of my questions. All the assistants very extremely nice. Almost no waiting in the lobby, everything started on time. Would highly recommend Dr. Abella!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?First time visiting Dr. Abella , office was clean , comfortable and pleasant . Nurses were super nice and approachable . Only downside was the reception stunk ... But thats always expected
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Abella was fantastic! After going to the same gyn for over 12 years and the doctor retiring without informing patients, I was dreading having to start at a new practice at this stage of my life. Dr Abella is so warm and friendly and immediately puts you at ease. The office is brand new, and. super clean. I was pleasantly surprised that she has a warming drawer for the speculum. No more clod plastic!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Doctor listened to everything and made me feel very comfortable
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Anella was super friendly, and made the visit as comfortable as can be!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?My visit with Doctor Abella went extremely well. She made me feel very comfortable.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Friendly staff!! Dr. Abella took time to clarify all questions, she showed genuine care and concern.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Abella will put you at ease when you first met her. Very thorough in explaining every procedure and test.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Abella is a caring and attentive physician. This was my third office visit to her office. I highly recommend her. Her staff is personable and professional.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I transferred to Dr.Abella when I was 7.5 months pregnant. She took great care of me and did everything to make sure my pregnancy as well as delivery went great. She had to perform a C section because my baby was too heavy and she did a tremendous job in that as well. Its difficult to get her appointments for regular checkups but she always is available for helping. She always has a smile and is very personable. I could not be happier with my OBG. She is absolutely great.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I loved Dr. Abella! Came in for a Pap smear and annual as a first time patient. She was thorough and patient and funny and sweet, and she put me completely at ease right away. Really took the time to nail down my medical history, which is a little complicated. The drive to her took 35 minutes for me but it was totally worth all the time and gas money. I couldn't imagine wanting to see anyone else. On a slightly less positive note, her phlebotomists a could be a little bit better. But at least they do their blood work in-house.
Ileana M.May 16
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent
Tara W.Jul 29
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent
Ana L.Jun 28
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent
Elaine D.May 12
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent