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Dr. Ron Eaker

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Augusta, GA
male

Locations

Office

Augusta, GA

Address

1303, D'Antignac St, Augusta, GA, United States
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

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Humana Insurance Company

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Cigna

CIGNA Health Care

Medicare

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Women's Health of Augusta

Augusta, GA

About

Bio

Dr. Ron Eaker is a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist in Augusta, Georgia. He graduated with highest honors from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and went on to complete his medical school training at UT’s Center for the Health Sciences in Memphis. He completed his residency at the Medical College of Georgia in 1988 where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Eaker is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a clinical adviser to the American Running and Fitness Association. In 1994 he was awarded the national Focus on Patient Education Award by the American College of Ob-Gyn for his innovative patient education program on menopause, and has been listed in “America’s Best Doctors” for the past ten years. He is a member of numerous professional societies including the North American Menopause Society and Southern Medical Association. He is the past chief-of-staff and chairman of the department of OB-Gyn at Trinity Hospital of Augusta, and is an associate clinical professor in the department of Ob-Gyn at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Eaker is the author of numerous articles and two books, “A Woman’s Guide to Hormone Health” and “Healthy Habits for a Fit Family”. He also writes a monthly newspaper column on women’s health issues as well as a popular blog. Dr. Eaker has appeared on numerous national television and radio shows such as Life Today with James Robison, Moody radio, and Janet Parshall’s America discussing women’s health, and he speaks locally and nationally to groups on health and wellness. His has been married for 25 years and has two college age daughters. When he is not working, writing, speaking, sleeping, or eating….he is running, having completed forty-one marathons on three continents including Chicago, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Rome, and five Boston Marathons.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Georgia

Doctor Q&A

823 Answers
234 Agrees
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
51: In the US the median age is 51. It is a bell curve so there are some early (40s) and some later (mid 50s)
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
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May take some time: This is a normal occurrence with the pill for many. It may take a few weeks to resolve once you are off the pill.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
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Bleeding : The most common early symptoms are bleeding and cramping.
A 32-year-old female asked:
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May be from douching: Avoid douching in pregnancy. There are other treatments for bv. If it continues or you have cramping get checked.
A 22-year-old female asked:
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Not likely : With pcos your biggest risk may be getting pregnant. Once you are pregnant the pcos and polyps should not put you at risk.
A 24-year-old male asked:
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Common: Many of the symptoms you may exoperience with utis are simnilar topp pregnancy, for example, urinary frequency, urgency, trouble holding urine. If th... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
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Common: Vaginal dryness and atrophy in menopause is extremely common and may result in burning, irritation, and pain with intercourse. Common treatments incl... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
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Many: The most common causes are pregnancy, not ovulating, other hormonal changes like menopause and some medications.
A 42-year-old female asked:
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Unrelated: At 42 it's not unusual to ovulate lesswhile frequently. This may cause irregular cycles. Some of your other symptoms may be due to a relative estrogen... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
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Be careful: There are a number of different nyquil products so check your particular brand's contents. Like anything in pregnancy, a quick call to your OB should... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
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No: It would be very unlikely that this minimal exposure would create any problems.
A 23-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: As long as the placenta is not covering the cervix , it should not be a problem.
A 16-year-old female asked:
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No: There are no known health risks to masturbation.
A 27-year-old female asked:
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Normal: This is quite common however there a lot of treatments available. It may be simply hormone changes that can be corrected.
A 30-year-old female asked:
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Yes: There is no good evidence elevating your hips really makes a difference. The liquid that comes out doesn't contain much sperm as most of that is attac... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
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Yes: This is quite common at this stage. The uterus is a muscle and is growing rapidly at this point. The natural tendency when it stretches is to cramp. A... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
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Not recommended: Even though these medicines (and i would consider the sam-e a medicine) work in different ways, they can potentially react and create unwanted side ef... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
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It doesn't : You can get pregnant from rape as you would from any other type of intercourse.
A 22-year-old female asked:
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No: It may increase the risk.
A 43-year-old member asked:
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No: This type of discharge at this time of the cycle is usually due to hormone changes at ovulation
A female asked:
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No: Most kits are designed is single use.
A 28-year-old female asked:
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Pregnant: This simply means that you are extremely early pregnant.
A 28-year-old female asked:
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Possibly : Very steady regular periods indicate that you probably are ovulating however you can still have relatively regular cycles and not be ovulating. You ca... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
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Probably: Sounds like fibrocystic changes in the breast. The tenderness is due to stimulation of the glands by pregnancy hormones. If it persists get checked.
A 21-year-old female asked:
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No: If the blood pregnancy test was negative, you most likely didn't ovulate and your symptoms are due to a relative excess of estrogen. Your doctor can ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
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Possibly: You are at risk for trauma to the perineum such as tears and thinning. This mainly applies to the delivery, otherwise there should be no problems fro... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
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Reduction : The only permanent way is to have a surgical reduction. You can reduce the fibrocystic changes by decreasing caffeine.
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Various causes: This can be normal but can also be due to a number of different things such as infection, abnormal cervical cells, hormonal changes, or other types of... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
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Depends : It really depends on the source of the pain. If it is simply an ovulation cyst it's no problem however if it's something such is endometriosis it can ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
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Yes: Any growth in the uterus can press on the bladder and cause frequency.
A member asked:
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Ovulation delay: sometimes if you don't ovulate you can get a relative estrogen excess temporarily. This can cause nipple tenderness
A female asked:
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Series of tests: the CMV titers usually have to be repeated to look at the increase or decrease to tell if you have an active infection or have just been exposed in th... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely: This is a very weak phytoestrogen and it would be very unlikely to have any effect on your cycle
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
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Yes: This is unusual for someone your age. You need to be checked for a reason as to no cycles, but you certainly could get pregnant without protection.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
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Normal: How the blood comes out is simply a function of how long it stays in the uterus and vagina. It doesn't necessarily indicate a problem
A 41-year-old member asked:
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There is no best: All pill forms of birth control have to be taken daily. The depo shot is given once every three months and the patch is placed on each week.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Common: This is normal and not a problem unless you have a profuse discharge, odor, or irritation
A 49-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Because this contains some plant phytoestrogens, it is possible to get mild breast tenderness from its use
A 18-year-old female asked:
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Yes: They are made of different material but they function the same.
A member asked:
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Possibly: Being overweight can cause you not to ovulate regularly and can lead to irregular periods by itself. Once you start exercising and lose weight in many... Read More
A member asked:
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No: It will not worse in the placenta previa but it can have extremely harmful effects of otherwise. You should not be doing this at all during pregnancy.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mostly normal: Spotting prior to a period is a common occurrence and in most cases not related to anything bad. There are a few situations where there can be a prob... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: 40% of women have a cervix tilted downwards, which a normal thing. The leep had no effect.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many causes: You may have simply not ovulated and the symptoms are due to excess estrogen. You are a bit young for menopausal changes, and a simple blood test can... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: You need to be evaluated for the cause of the pain (endometriosis, etc) and not just treat the symptoms.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal : This may be due to fluctuating hormone levels and is most likely temporary. Even though you were in the menopause you may still produce some estrogen ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nothing: That most likely represents a mixture of blood, mucus, and vaginal secretions that clump together and come out as one. Not to worry.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible: Fatigue is a common symptom of early pregnancy, but many, many things can also cause fatigue. Vaginal dryness is not a common symptom of pregnancy.
A 18-year-old female asked:
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No: There should be no adverse reaction from most common antibiotics to either of these.
A 20-year-old female asked:
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Not related: All those sound like separate symptoms and unrelated. The position of the cervix doesn't influence cramping, however you may notice an increased disch... Read More

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Oct 23, 2014
A respected expert in OBGYN. Gives great answers on Health Tap. Very helpful. Highly recommend.
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Jul 19, 2018
I have been a patient of Dr. Eaker for 24 years. He is one of the most knowledgeable, kindhearted & compassionate doctors. I have & would contunue to trust him with my life.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Eaker is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thank you doctor. I am pregnant from either 4 or 2 days prior to bleeding or one day after. Yes i don't know the father and am questioning regularly but i appreciate your time spent answering me.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks Sir. But Active sperms are zero. Can I become father. We are trying since last 4 years and tried IVF 2 times but failed
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But I do have symptoms. They only treated me for an std. Nothing else was done. I have pain in ovary's. Pain during sex. Discharge and more.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Tennessee College of Medicine, TN
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

obstetrics and gynecology
Completed 1988

Awards

ACOG Excellence in Patient Education Award
Listed in the Best Doctors of America for 10 years
Patient Choice Award 2010

Affiliations

American Board Of Obesity Medicine
American Board Of Obstetrics And Gynecology
American College Of OB-GYN

Publications

A Woman's Guide to Hormone Health
Healthy Habits for a Fit Family
Holy Hormones!
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