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Dr. Robert Benner

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pittsfield, MA
33 years experience male

Locations

Office

Pittsfield, MA

Address

Po Box 1690, Pittsfield, MA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

UnitedHealthcare

Berkshire Ob/Gyn

Pittsfield, MA

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English, Turkish

Doctor Q&A

31 Answers
0 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Benner
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
No: Cats can carry toxoplasmosis, a parasitic infection which can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Pregnant women should avoid cleaning the litter box, especially if their cat is allowed outdoors. Petting a cat will not expose you to toxo, so you don't need to give your pet away. A recent study found cat ownership was not a significant risk factor for toxoplasmosis in pregnancy.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Benner
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Yes: The safest sex is sex with a single partner who has no other partners but you. If this is not your situation, then condoms are very important, as this will greatly reduce the chances of getting a sexually transmitted infection (sti). Some stis can harm the baby as well as you, so it is even more important to protect yourself when both you and your baby are at risk.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Benner
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
No: Most women who have had breast reductions will find it difficult to nurse, and some may find it impossible. There's no harm in trying but it is important to be realistic. The operation relocates the nipple and disrupts the nerves that signal the brain to produce and release breast milk when the baby sucks. Sometimes there is adequate nerve function and with persistence nursing can succeed.

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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Benner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Benner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Graduated 1988MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA
MD

Residency

Yale Bridgeport Hospital

Affiliations

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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