Sara Ramirez, MD

Sara Ramirez, MD
26800 Crown Valley Pkwy Suite 525 Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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(13 Reviews)
4 star average for Service
5 star average for Environment
5 star average for Expertise
4 star average for Staff
3.5 star average for Recommended
Did this OBGYN fully explain your treatment's risks and benefits?
Yes, in-depth
Did this provider seem up-to-date with the current advancements in their field?
Yes, they were informing me of new advancements that were extremely recent
Did they follow up with you after your appointment?
Yes, they made sure I had everything I needed!
Does this provider remember you by name?
Every single time, even if it's been months since my last appointment!!
Did this provider use excessive foul language?
Not at all! They are always respectful and courteous!
by Gurney
November 09, 2013
Dr. Baginski is an extremely compassionate doctor as well as an excellent physician. He delivered both of our children and has continued to take excellent care of me ever since then. In fact, he saved my life when I had breast cancer and he quickly diagnosed it and sent me for immediate treatment! I would highly recommend him!

They explained all the risks and benefits of my treatment options. Everything was explained in detail, all my questions were answered, and I felt a lot better about choosing a treatment plan. I didn't have to wait at all after I arrived for my appointment. They were running right on time, which is a really big deal for me. I've never had to worry about them being understaffed or not being able to help me right when I need it. They have a huge staff that's very knowledgeable and qualified. I really admire them for being more than willing to ask for help from other professionals in the field when they don't have an answer to my question. They aren't even slightly arrogant, and I'm confident they always have my best interest at heart. The waiting area here is extremely spacious. There is never overcrowding and everything is spaced appropriately.

by Cynthia
October 11, 2013
I now relax in Dr. Baginski's care. I find a certain ease and comfort in his ordinariness--the familiar sight of his tousled brown hair, stubble on his boyish face, crumples in his navy blue scrubs. It may seem odd to draw upon the ordinary, but ordinariness is in fact the hallmark of this extraordinary physician and gifted surgeon.

Sharply tailored suits and Italian loafers could never reflect the Dr. Baginski I've come to know and appreciate. Such dress is only practical for physicians who spend their days writing prescriptions for nasal decongestants. The day of my oophorectomy, Dr. Baginski spent the morning hours performing pelvic exams, ultrasounds, menopause care, and prenatal care at his office. Later the hospital paged him to guide a woman through her birth experience--an hour before my surgery Dr. Baginski delivered her baby. I imagine a beautiful baby, soft, tiny, fragile even to her mother's touch. He arrived at the surgical center well after four in the evening to perform my surgery.

A couple hours after his arrival, a nurse roused me from the anesthesia--anxiety immediately set in as I became suddenly aware of the sensation of pain, the chill of the air, and the strangeness of the faces around me. Unexpectedly, the curtain around the bed billowed as if caught in a breeze, then from behind the simple cotton drape stepped the surgeon with the familiar stubbled chin and tousled hair; his scrubs slightly crumpled as usual. Dr. Baginski words simply faded in midair, for in that moment, his words did not matter, only the sight of his familiar face.

Dr. Baginski understood the oophorectomy was a deeply personal and very difficult decision for me. What Dr. Baginski did not know--and still does not know, is why. We all have a backstory; only I think of mine as a dead manuscript. I am not nostalgic. Nostalgia is a like a strange old country where time and distance distorts the moments of my life, blunts the pain of violence and poverty, yet rouses them to consciousness, sharpens their complexities.

I am at peace now, but those who still seek peace at times disturb mine, rouse my thoughts, and leave me restless. In these moments, my thoughts drift downstream, flow deep into the old country where they lodge into my complex consciousness. I then question everything.

I am not one given to trust. And in the days leading up to surgery, I found I did not trust myself. I needed to trust my surgeon. I needed to know unequivocally if I said, "Stop, I change my mind," he would hold me back from the precipice--keep me from slipping into the abyss of which I feared.

The day of my pre-op appointment, I sat in Dr. Baginski's office. Quite suddenly he stopped work at his computer, turned his chair around, looked straight at me, and said, "If at any time you change your mind, all you have to do is pick up the phone and call me. It doesn't matter how close to surgery we get. It doesn't matter that we
did the lab work."

Intellectually I rationalize this as an extraordinary moment of sensibilities--the ability to perceive and respond to the intellectual and emotional needs of his patients. Aesthetically, it resonated as a wabi sabi moment. Wabi sabi does not translate to English; we cannot translate the experience evoked when one drinks from a master potter's teacup; we cannot translate the blend of melancholy and exhilaration we feel at the sight of a butterfly emerging from a cocoon--knowing its days are few. Wabi sabi is more than the mutual understanding of emotions conveyed between the master painter and the audience--wabi sabi is the experience of the realization and the understanding of those emotions.

The sins of my father are my burden to bear. I rarely speak of my past, not even to my children. Grace, not shame silenced me. And too, I do not like to be mistaken for a girl with a dragon tattoo. So Dr. Baginski knows nothing of the violence in my past. But he is intuitive. He sensed my deep apprehension. He sensed my doubt. Without my ever saying the words, he understood enough to place himself squarely between my doubt and me--exactly where I wanted him to stand, exactly where I needed him to stand.

On the day of my surgery, as the anesthesiologist prepared to take me to the OR he asked if I had any further questions for Dr. Baginski. I said, "No." I expected Dr. Baginski to leave, yet he remained steadfast at the foot of my bed until they took me away. I have no idea why Dr. Baginski stood there, for all I know he was mulling his weekend errand list. However, the gift of a final minute to change my mind was for me the rare and precious gift of trust. A gift I cherish, but rarely give or receive in life. In that moment, Dr. Baginski let me exhale, let me lie back, close my eyes, and relax in his care.
by Cate G
January 23, 2013
Was the waiting area spacious?
Does this provider promptly return your phone calls?
Not really. I usually have to wait a long time
Did this OBGYN promptly notify you about any test results?
No, I had to call them myself
Was this provider late to your appointments?
No, they were on time
Did this provider ever postpone your appointment?
No, they never postpone my appointment
by Anonymous
December 09, 2012
They barely gave me any information at all. I'm going to have to do my own research to get my questions answered. Their staff was not that friendly, and didn't go out of their way to make me feel welcome. They didn't help me as much as I was hoping and didn't answer all my questions. I believe the group is too large forcing a decline in care. I also saw the Dr. being rude to other older patients. In one case a middle age woman was in tears and Dr. Baginski walked by and with a stern voice said "I told you so". This comment was made to her in the public hallway of the office. Other patients were able to hear his harsh words.
by Remain alias
May 11, 2012
I would highly recommend Dr. Baginski to anyone! I recently gave birth to my daughter and the entire experience was amazing. From the office visits, to the actually delivery, was incredible. Dr. Baginski and his staff went over and beyond with their service, professionalism, and knowledge. The entire experience was amazing!

I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes during my pregnancy. Dr. Baginiski's knowledge made having gestational diabetes not as difficult as it could have been. The delivery was phenomenal! I was in such great hands. I could write an entire essay on how amazing the entire experience was.

You should just know that going to Dr. Baginski, you are in great hands. I will definitely continue using his services and recommend him to all loved ones.
by Sara
November 14, 2011
Was this provider's office easy to locate?
Fairly Easy
Were you able to get answers to simple questions from this provider without scheduling an appointment?
Was this provider sympathetic to your situation?
Yes, they were sympathetic and caring
Did this provider promise services he/she couldn't provide?
No, they were able to provide everything they said they would
by Anonymous
November 02, 2011
Did this provider seem up-to-date with the current advancements in their field?
Yes, they were informing me of new advancements that were extremely recent
Does this provider treat their staff well?
Yes, they treat their staff with respect
Does this provider leave you on hold for a long time when you call?
No, they are really great about answering the phone right away
Did you leave the office feeling satisfied with your visit?
by Anonymous
August 10, 2011
Did this provider pressure you to purchase any unnecessary products during your visit?
Absolutely not! I was never uncomfortable
Does this provider treat every client equally?
Yes, they don't show favoritism
Does this provider leave you on hold for a long time when you call?
Never! I don't think I've ever been put on hold here for a long time
Were you able to relax during your appointment?
Yes, I was completely at ease
by Anonymous
June 16, 2011
baginski is an amazing OBGYN. He is professional, accessible and very trustworthy- everything I want in my OBGYN.
by K
May 26, 2011
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