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Dr. Kevin Fleishman

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fort Myers, FL
32 years experience male

Locations

Office

Fort Myers, FL

Address

9021 Park Royal Drive, Fort Myers, FL
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Cigna

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

I am an Obgyn in Southwest Florida with offices in Fort Myers and Cape Coral. I have a very gentle approach to patients. I am interested in minimally invasive procedures such as endometrial ablations and office tubal occlusion procedures. I also practice robotic minimally invasive gynecologic procedures. In obstetrics, I offer vbac's to the right candidates and gentle cesarean sections. We are working to designate are hospital as a baby friendly hospital. I welcome new patients.

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Doctor Q&A

228 Answers
180 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Now: Uvb is dangerous if you are pregnant or not. You should avoid it to decrease your risk of skin cancer.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Suppress ovulation: Birth controls work by suppressing a woman's natural monthly ovulation and artificially inducing a light withdrawal bleed once a month.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes: Stress can exascerbate pms and alot of other conditions.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Stop them: Progesterone is used for luteal support and if you got a normal period it usually means you are not pregnant this cycle.
A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Several reasons.: It can be caused by many things, most commonly from menstrual period, ovarian cysts or endometriosis. An investigation usually starts with an exam a... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Zofran (ondansetron): I have found zofran (ondansetron) to be effective for many types of nausea.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Maybe: If your chest muscles increase in size it may appear your breasts are larger but p90x would not increase the actual volume of the breast tissue.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Probable anovulation: Periods two times a month is most likely caused by non ovulatory bleeding or estrogen break through bleeding. If it continues for more than 3 months ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Tilted backward: I uterus can be in neutral position, tilted forward or tilted backward. I tipped uterus usually refers to a uterus tilted backward.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Unsure: Progesterone supplementation has been shown to help in invitro fertilization cycles atrificially stimulated by hormones. It is also helpful to decrea... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Needs ultrasound: The symptoms can be caused by fibroids, ovarian cysts or other gynecologic issues. It is recommended that you see your gyn and have an exam and ultra... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Pregnancy moresevere: Since pregnancy causes much higher levels of estrogen and other hormones, then effects of pregnancy are more severe, such as breast tenderness and nau... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Depends: If you are taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) for suppression of herpes, it is very safe and I have never seen it effect the liver function tests. It is al... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Fiber: It is best to increase the fiber in your diet as well as exercise and staying hydrated. It is best not to depend on medication for the constipation... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
It is common: Hip pain is very common during pregnancy. It is caused by a combination of the high Progesterone in pregnancy that causes more relaxation in the join... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Lysine: Decrease stress, use sunscreen and consider lysine supplementation.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Not studied: Airborne and many other over the counter agents have not been tested in pregnant women and are probably safe. There is also however little research c... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
2–3 days: If you have regular periods, a positive pregnancy test could be possible 2–3 days after a missed menses. Other common causes are delayed ovulation.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
No: Vaginal dryness is related to estrogen levels and age and other factors, not abnormal cervical cells.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Guarded: What you are describing sounds like a stage iii ovarian cancer case. The treatment has improved but most statistics show a 50% 5 year survival. Wi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Anemia: If you are referring to low red blood cell blood counts then you are talking about anemia. This can be caused by many things, most commonly heavy vag... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Mild risks: Norinyl, or trinorinyl is an old birth control pill. It has small risks of blood clots as do all birth control pills. Most women have no problem with... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Multiple: Yeast infections usually cause a white thick discharge with itching, and bacterial infections usually cause a yellow to green discharge with odor.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Stress incontinence: Stress incontinence is a very common problem. It occurs more frequently after a vaginal birth and as you age. It can be treated with kegel exercises... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Anatomic survey: A mid-pregnancy ultrasound is designed to visualize the organs and look for the most common congenital abnormalities. The sex and gestational age ca... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Water is best choice: I recommend drinking at least 6-8 glasses of water per day. I would add electrolyte drinks such as gatorade if you are exercising more than 1 hr at ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes: In an uncomplicated pregnancy, flying is safe in the first trimester as long is it is a commercial pressurized plane.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Over sedation: Iv pain medication decreases the pain of labor, but it can also sedate the baby, it can make the fetal heart rate tracing difficulty to interpret. S... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
At term and in labor: It is better to sleep on your side late in the third trimester and when you are in labor.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Possible miscarriage: Any bleeding during the first trimester should be investigated with an exam and an ultrasound. It may just be implantation bleeding, but it could al... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes, in most cases: In low risk pregnancies light weightlifting is safe. I recommend no prolonged exercise on your back. Use common sense and if it hurts do not continue... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes: Endometrial cancer usually presents with post menopausal vaginal bleeding. If left untreated many symptoms may occur, including back pain and pelvic ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Bleeding, pain: The most common symptoms of ectopics are bleeding, pain, delayed menses. It is important to be seen by your gynecologist as soon as you develop these ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Track triggers: Keep a headache diary so you can isolate your triggers and therefore avoid them. Be aware of certain foods, stress, light, lack of sleep, and times of... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Depends: Most ovarian cysts are benign and simple and will the pain will decrease over 2-3 weeks, however if the pain is severe it is important to see your gyn... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Don't drink water: Be sure not to drink the water or use ice. It is ok to travel in a low risk pregnancy up to 35 weeks gestation.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Flagyl: 2gm flagyl, or Metronidazole taken orally. It is important to have your partner treated and also screened for other sexually transmitted diseases.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Too early: The pregnancy test should be positive around the time of a missed menses, 2 weeks after intercourse.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Depends: If the cysts are benign and functional they can be suppressed with medication that suppresses ovulation, like birth control pills. Try Ibuprofen for ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Leave alone: Little bumps around the lips are probably sebaceous cysts which are benign and require no treatment if there is no symptoms. If they grow then you ne... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Sometimes: There are more resistant strains of chlamydia so not all are sensitive to the fluoroquinones.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Moderately: Ct scans are good at diagnosing large tumors and other common intra abdominal problems. Vaginal ultrasound is much better at visualizing the ovaries... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Probable anovulation: This is common and is treated with progestin therapy. If it recurs a work up is necessary to rule out possible causes.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Suppress ovulation: Birth control pills work by suppressing ovulation. The estrogen it it regulates periods. They also increase a protein called sex hormone binding glo... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Ciprofloxacin: Ciprofloxacin and Macrobid are other good choices. It is best to have your physician decide since he knows your full history.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
No: Semen has to enter the vagina for a chance for pregnancy.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Probably: It is important to see your obgyn and check a prolactin level and thyroid level. Leaking breasts, or galactorrhea could be a sign of a pituitary tumo... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Warmers and blanket: It is more difficult to maintain the temperature of premature infants, but baby warmers and blankets are very effective.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Not necessarily: It is not a good idea to take bc powder everyday. It can cause bleeding issues, but usually in the gastrointestinal tract. New onset abnormal vagina... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
UTI: Your symptoms suggest a urinary tract infection. But if you feel really bad it could be a more serious form of a UTI called a kidney infection. I w... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Fleishman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Fleishman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! thank u a lot. h0pe u can help many of us, its a helpul for me coz i g0t new idea with0ut askng d0ct0r in pers0nal.thnk u
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I have fibroids but they are very small and an ultrasound didn't reveal anything so my doctors don't know an I'm still in pain !!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanx doctor I will w8 for ur next answers related to tha same questn

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Maryland School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 1990MD

Awards

Most Influential, Second Place, Fort Myers, FL - Winter
2013
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Fort Myers, FL - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Fort Myers Region, FL - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Physicians' Primary Care of SW Florida
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