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Dr. Jeff Livingston

Primary Care, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irving, TX
23 years experience male

Locations

Macarthur Medical Center

euless, TX

Address

307 Westpark Way, euless, TX, United States
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My office hours

Tuesday: 7:00am - 3:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

UnitedHealthcare

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

CIGNA Health Care

Coventry Health Care

First Health Group Corporation

HealthSpring

Humana Insurance Company

Molina Healthcare Inc

MultiPlan, Inc

Parkland Community Health Plan

Office

Irving, TX

Macarthur Medical Center

Irving

About

Bio

Dr. Jeff Livingston has been a physician at MacArthur OB/GYN since 2003. He served as Chairman of the Obgyn Department at Baylor Medical Center of Irving. He is leading the practice’s efforts to use social media, Health 2.0, and community involvement to improve patient engagement. Several national publications, including USA Today, Wired magazine, Computerworld.com and Physicians Practice have featured his combined use of Facebook, Twitter and a secure patient portal to effectively communicate with patients and to better meet their everyday healthcare needs. His efforts at promoting patient engagement have been featured at the Health 2.0 conference in Washington DC and San Francisco as well as on Voice of America News, WFAA’s Good Morning Texas and DFW News NBC. Working with the Irving Independent School District, he received the Golden Apple Award in 2009 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to students and teachers regarding STD and teen pregnancy prevention. In 2012 he received the Heroes For Children award from the Texas State Board of Education.  Dr. Livingston grew up in Dallas, TX, and graduated from J.J. Pearce High School. He attended Trinity University in San Antonio, where he played basketball and majored in Spanish. He then returned to Dallas to attend the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. After completing his residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital, he moved to Irving to work with MacArthur OB/GYN. He is fluent in Spanish and sign language, and enjoys spending his free time with his wife and four children. He is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Texas

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Sonohystogram: Ask your doctor if you are a candidate for a sonohystogram - this is a specialized sonogram that uses saline to open up the cavity and allow visualiza... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Albothyl: Albothyl (Policresulen) is not available in the US so our US Healthtap doctors are not likely to be very familiar with the medication. Typically vagi... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Polypectomy : You can have the polyp removed with a simple outpatient hysteroscopic procedure. The polyp would then be sent to a pathologist. Most are benign but th... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Thin fluid : It is typically filled with a clear watery fluid.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Very unlikely : Soy would not contribute to a change in the menstrual cycle.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Prolactin: An elevated prolactin can lead to milk production and a lack of periods. It should be evaluated by your Obgyn or Endocrinologist.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Unclear : We would need to know why you were given the medication and what problem the doctor was trying to correct. In general, women have a withdrawal bleed a... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Evaluation: Consider scheduling a fertility evaluation with your Obgyn. They can do testing to determine if any issues are present. Since you had a baby one year... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Dermatologist: Areas of hyperpigmentation on the skin can be caused by many things. Consider seeing a Dermatologist to have the spots evaluated and determine the cau... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Diagnosis: The first step is get a diagnosis. If fissures are occurring then the reason should be determined. Lichen sclerosis and lichen simplex chronicus are ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Possibly: Sometimes bleeding occurs irregularly after a D and C. Check with the doctor who did your surgery. They can explain the surgical findings and review t... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Doctors prescription: Progesterone is sometimes used to delay periods. You will need a prescription to get this medication and the instructions for use will be written on t... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Vaginal Rephresh: Vaginal Rephresh does not lead to PID. The action that you took would not lead to PID.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Take a test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. This is the best w... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Breast/nipple pain: Niple and breast pain have a long list of possible causes. They can be related to hormonal changes, medications, weight changes, cysts, infections, po... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Can cause bleeding: Irregular bleeding is a common and normal side effect of Nexplanon. For some bleeding occurs less frequently than your normal cycle. For others more f... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Google images: It is not clear exactly what you are describing. Images of various types of vaginal prolapse can be found on google. Perhaps comparing what you see to... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
No: Iron supplements have no effect on your period.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Various issues: Belly button pain is not likely to be related to your period. You may need to checked for an umbilical hernia. Irregular periods are one of the most c... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Not likely: This is not likely to have significant effects on your periods. There are many options to help with periods. An obgyn would be happy to help you with ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Post partum visit: Schedule a post partum visit. Have your Obgyn examine you from prolapse. If your prolapse is severe it can be repaired. There is no need to avoid doin... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes: Those medications are safe to take with Metformin.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Neurologist: If you are experiencing leg numbness then you will need to be evaluated by a neurologist. Many pregnant women at 31 weeks have insomnia and leg discom... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon a... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Sure: They are not the healthiest food in the world but not restricted during pregnancy
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Obgyn evaluation: You will need to see an Obgyn who can review the sonogram findings to determine if surgical removal is warranted. In most small cysts observation is w... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Examination: Urethral burning and tenderness to touch are concerning symptoms for infection. Consider seeing an Obgyn or primary care doctor for a pelvic examinati... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Surgeon instructions: You will need to follow the instructions given by your surgeon as he or she will know what exactly was done during the surgery. typically one can retu... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Irregular bleeding: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon a... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Post partum: Congratulations on the new baby. Most moms find this to be an exciting but challenging time. It is hard find time to take care of your self and your n... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Up to IVF DOC: Each IVF doc will have a specific protocol and will want to individualize care for each person to optimize the outcome
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Cycle variation: It is normal to have some cycle variation from month to month. If you are not satisfied with your level of menstrual cycle control consider seeing an ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Robitussin: Robitussin is often recommended by doctors for cough during pregnancy
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Painful periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually sel... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
7 days: Oral contraceptive pills are out of your system in about 7 days. The return to normal fertility is very rapid. Generally one should not stop birth con... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Take a test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. It is not abnormal... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Depends: The answer would depend on exactly what medication you took and at what dose. You can contact the abortion provider to ask clarification on what you w... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
BHCG levels : An isolated BHCG level can not be used to determine the viability of an early pregnancy. A BHCG should increase by 66% every 48 hrs in most cases. Thi... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Complex case: Since you already have been diagnosed with two different vulvar skin disorders it would not be possible for us to determine the current issue without ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Postop period: You are still in the post op period so sometimes irregular bleeding occurs. IF you feel something is abnormal schedule follow up with your surgeon. If... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
BHCG: Your test indicates you are pregnant. Most lab companies report a negative BHCG as normal and a positive BHCG as abnormal.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Sounds like BV: There are several causes of vaginal odor. You will need to see your doctor for testing. The most likely is bacterial vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Reverse due date : Use a reverse due date calculator available online for free. You can type in your due date. The calculator will show you the most likely dates of conc... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Progesterone dosing: Confirm with the prescribing doctor the Progesterone dose and the instructions for use. Typically one is given a consistent dose of Progesterone and t... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Sure: If you have an STD then you should be treated. His doctor may want to treat him due to the known exposure. Alternatively, his doctor may want to test ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Dec 22, 2015
I enjoy reading Dr. Livingston's concise, informative answers. As a DB Pede, I really like that he addresses questions from sexually active teens in a non- judgmental manner. I also look forward to hi...Read More
Feb 15, 2018
Dr. Livingston is a great guy: smart and personable. His care for patients shows empathy, compassion, as well as respect. He is also supportive to peers. All-in-all, he's a prince of a doctor! I am...Read More
Aug 13, 2013
Dr. Jeff Livingston is an innovative, creative, talented OBGYN physician whose main goal has always patient education and empowerment. He is an excellent clinician and a great asset to the local Irvi...Read More
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Thank you for the responce. I appreciate your time. She had a drastic change in diet. From being vegan for over two years she went back to vegetarian, I don't like assuming things but we did notice th...Read More
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i went to a hospital & they took an ultrasound, they didnt tell me much. but he did strongly advise that i go see the doctor who put it in and have it removed. i havent seen him yet bc i lost my insur...Read More
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thank you for your advice. i had a mc about 2yrs ago. so as soon as i started to spot i was worried. the sonogram was good and blood test an exams came back good. my hcg was over 14000. i plan on goin...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
Graduated 1999MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, TX
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

Parkland Health and Hospital System

Residency

PARKLAND HEALTH AND HOSPITAL SYSTEM

Awards

Golden Apple Award Irving Indepent School District 2009
Patients Choice Award 2010 Vitals.com
Five Star Award Medical Center of Irving

Affiliations

MacArthur Obgyn
Texas Medical Association
American Medical Association

Virtual Visit Ratings

4.7
91 ratings

20 top reviews

29-year-old female
Oct 13, 2019 TX
Best doctor! Highly recommend him, he listens and very caring.
38-year-old female
Jun 28, 2019
Very helpful.
44-year-old female
May 21, 2019
Superb! Dr. Livingston went above and beyond to give his expertise on my ultrasounds and his opinion on next steps. Wonderful help!
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