UPTOWN OBGYN of NY
Welcome to our Website
Since we were founded by Dr. Laura Cha in 2010, we have met thousands of patients, delivered hundreds of babies and made many, many new friends. Dr. Michelle Tham Metz joined in Summer 2014 and Dr. Lisa Jackson completed our practice in July 2016.
We are committed to personal, quality medical care.
We are excited to announce a move to our permanent home at:
103 East 84th Street /Suite 1B (at Park Avenue)
Our obstetric and inpatient care remains at Mount Sinai Hospital at 1176 5th Ave (and 99th street). We are also still taking commercial insurance plans (Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, MultiplanPHCS), but please call or email to confirm.
If you are an existing patient and have yet to create a patient portal login, please email or call the office to activate your account and confirm a current email address. The Athena patient portal allows you to send messages, pay your bills and view lab results in a safe and secure electronic environment.
If you would like to make an appointment, please either use the Zocdoc.com link or contact the office.
We look forward to seeing you!
Laura S. Cha, MD, MPH, FACOG
Michelle Tham Metz, MD, FACOG
Lisa N. Jackson, MD, FACOG
If you are experiencing an emergency and our office line is busy, please call our service directly at 212.606.0090
Welcome to Uptown Ob/Gyn of New York,
We are board certified OB/GYNs now practicing on the Upper Eastside of Manhattan. We have had the good fortune of being able to practice obstetrics and gynecology in New York and Washington, DC in a number of clinical settings over the past few years. As our nation now considers the state of healthcare in this country, we are sure many of you are concerned about the quality of care you receive. Longer waits, rushed office visits, and impersonal care are some effects of managed care medicine of today. We have established this practice considering that reality.
We believe your time is precious, your concerns are important, and your reproductive health is invaluable. Whether you need a routine annual visit or want to discuss your pregnancy, we will address your concerns in a personal, efficient manner while maintaining a commitment to medical excellence. Thanks for visiting!
Laura S Cha, MD, MPH, FACOG
Michelle Tham Metz, MD, FACOG
Lisa N. Jackson, MD, FACOG
Dr Laura S Cha
Dr Cha was born and raised in Northern New Jersey and moved to New York City for college. She graduated from Columbia College with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Sociology in 1997 and then attended Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. In 2001, she was awarded the Macy's Scholarship to study public health at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Having an interest in Women's Health, she completed her Masters of Public Health in the Division of Population Studies and Family Health in 2002. In the same year, Dr Cha completed her medical studies at Columbia University and was awarded her MD. She then entered residency at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Division of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Studies. Dr Cha graduated from her residency program in OB/GYN in 2006 and became Board Certified in this field in 2007. She was granted fellowship status from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FACOG) in 2009.
Since her residency in 2006, Dr Cha has practiced in various clinical settings. She has worked in the underserved community of East Harlem at North General Hospital and also worked as part of the faculty at her esteemed alma mater, The Mount Sinai Hospital. After practicing for many years in private practice on the Upper Westside, she had the fortunate opportunity to open her own practice on Manhattan's Upper Eastside.
Dr Cha is married and a mother of three children. She resides with her family in the Morningside Heights area of Manhattan.
Fields of interest include adolescent health, family planning and contraception, menstrual abnormalities, postpartum depression and labor management. Being a mother of three, Dr Cha especially enjoys supporting expectant and new mothers through this exciting journey.
Dr Michelle Tham Metz
Dr Tham Metz is a board-certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist. She earned her medical degree through the Union College-Albany Medical College 7-year program. She completed her residency at the Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was awarded the Chief Resident Laparoscopy award and became a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. She has served as an Assistant Clinical Professor at NYU and an Assistant Professor at The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.
Dr Tham Metz is a published author with interest in polycystic ovarian syndrome and minimally invasive gynecologic procedures. Her love for obstetrics leaves her open to many different birthing options and she is an advocate for a more holistic approach to childbirth and global maternal-child healthcare access.
Dr Tham Metz is interested in building long lasting relationships with her patients and hopes to foster clear communication and trust. As a mother of two small children, she works hard to balance the demands of motherhood and patient care. More than anything, she hopes to offer a personal, caring touch to patients navigating what is often a daunting medical process.
Dr Lisa N Jackson
Dr Jackson is a board certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist. She received her bachelors degree in Economics from New York University, and her medical degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She completed her residency training in Chicago at Rush University Medical Center. Upon her return to NYC in 2007, Dr. Jackson worked as a staff physician at Jamaica Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital, where she supervised residents, taught medical students, and worked in clinics in underserved areas in Queens, and East Harlem. She has also worked in the world of private practice on the Upper Westside for several years. Currently she is an Assistant Clinical Professor of OBGYN at Mount Sinai, and worked primarily as a laborist prior to joining Uptown OB/GYN of NY.
Dr Jackson’s areas of interest include adolescent health, contraceptive education, obstetrical health, and labor/postpartum support. Her goal is to provide support and guidance to her patients wherever they are in their reproductive or post-reproductive journey.
Outside of work, she enjoys the outdoors, pilates, and spending time with her husband and two young children.
OFFICE VISIT FEE SCHEDULE
We are in network for BCBS, CIGNA and Aetna. We are also happy to bill your insurance provider if we are out of network.
Our fee schedule for those not using health insurance is as follows:
- Obstetrics package, includes prenatal care and physician's fee for labor and delivery and postpartum care, does not include hospital fees. $8500
- New Patient Confirmation of pregnancy visit, includes in office imaging and physician's consultation fee. $850
- New Gynecology Patient Visitation. $400
- Return Gynecology Patient Visitation. $300
- IUD insertion, includes device (Mirena, Skyla or Paraguard). $1200
- Physician's consultation for second opinion, transfer of care, Obstetrician interview. $500
- Colposcopy with biopsies and physician consultation. $750