Dr. Ron Eaker

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Augusta, GA
male

Locations

Office

Augusta, GA

Address

1303, D'Antignac St, Augusta, GA, United States
Directions

My office hours

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

Aetna

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

CHAMPUS

Humana Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

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

826 Answers
235 Agrees
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not reliably: There is only anecdotal reports of this helping cycles. No good studies have shown a consistent beneficial effect.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
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Unlikely: this is not related to menopause. I would look towards other causes
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A 47-year-old member asked:
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Different : Contact a particular office you’re interested in each one may be different
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
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Yes: Breakthrough bleeding on birth control is common. If it persists, or occurs more than twicw a year, get checked for a possible change.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
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No: Generally, ACE inhibitors like Enalapril are not recommended in pregnancy due to some adverse animal studies and very limited human studies. Most blo... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
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Yes: generally you need to be off the depo for several months (more than 3 since your last shot) for your fertility to return. The best way to know is if ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
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Possible: It is possible to experience those symptoms that early. Most of those are due to hormonal changes which begin very early.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
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Yes: If you have already been on the antibiotics for 3 days you should be fine to have intercourse
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
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None: Vitamins will not help you get pregnant. They may help improve your overall health , but they don't influence fertility.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
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Anytime : The incision should be will healed by now so really anytime would be reasonable.
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No: Herpes characteristically manifests by recurrent painful ulcers. In between outbreaks the areas generally heal completely and don't leave any marks. ... Read More
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A member asked:
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Not uncommon: After going a long time with no cycle there is often a buildup of tissue that comes out. You need to be checked and evaluated as to why these periods... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: irregular bleeding and spotting is quite common with Depo Provera, especially early in its use. For many this abates after several shots.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible: A more likely scenario (if you have a neg preg test) is that you are perimenopausal and what you are feeling is secondary to an imbalance in estrogen ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
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Possible : It is possible but not recommended at all. All the procedures and the medications could potentially adversely affect a pregnancy. Dialysis would be a ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
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Varies: babies will vary in their movement basaed on your activity, nutrition, hydration, etc. , it usually will become more predictable the farther along yo... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Some urine tests are extremely sensitive and could pick up the pregnancy before missed period. However to be accurate i would wait until a missed cyc... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
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No: Generally this is not a common sign of cancer especially if there's been any trauma to the breast. There is a rare type of breast cancer called inflam... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
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Get checked: This should be considered abnormal until proven otherwise. You need a sonogram to look at the lining of the uterus and possibly a sampling of the ute... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
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Yes: Any injection site can be sore temporarily. If it persists for more than 24 hours or develops a bruise, get checked.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes to some: You may see a decrease count with daily masturbation. I am not aware of this contributing to ed.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: At this stage of pregnancy it is better to sleep on either side than flat on your back
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fibrocystic: The breast is largely glands and fatty tissue. The glands respond to hormone changes and can form small cysts. These can be painful and usually come... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible: The incidence of pregnancy with an IUD is very low but it does occur. If you get pregnant with an IUD it is more likely to be an ectopic. A pregnanc... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: any type of persistent pain that is not resolving after a treatment needs to be reevaluated for other causes
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fibrocystic: This is most likely fibrocystic breast changes. Limiting caffeine may reduce tenderness. Obviously if you miss a period, check a pregnancy test
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Concerned: This early, the only other way to asses that all is okay is a blood test called an HCG titer. It is done and then repeated in 48 hours to test to see... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: A delayed period (and you are right, stress is a big factor) allows for an extra time for tissue to build up thus leading to heavier cycles when it st... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: It is not life threatening. PCOS generally is due to ovulation problems and manifests as irregular cycles, weight gain, hair growth, trouble getting ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible: some urine tests are very accurate after a week of a missed period. If there is a question, geet a blood test
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Same: it's actually the same pill but has 3 additional days of active pills, no worries
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Common: Breakthrough bleeding is very common, and it usually doesn't mean anything bad. If it persists or happens more frequently, you may need to have the p... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very likely but it is generally recommended to have a follow up repeat culture to make sure you don’t have a resistant strain Especially if you still ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: a qualified sonographer can easily distinguish between a gestational sac and a polyp
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: irregular spotting and bleeding is very common. In most instances it is just irregularities in the cycle and will resolve. Occasionally there can be... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Taking a single pill of any birth control will not suffice as emergency contraception, especially one that is low dose like LoEstrin
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Common: The normal range of a menstrual cycle is 28-32 days. Generally a cycle is considered delayed if it goes beyond 32 days, however, this must be tempere... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The cervix is a bit shortened and the progesterone is a tool to minimize the risk of further shortening. It sounds like your doctor is on top of thin... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Common: it is not unusual to have this pattern of bleeding during the normal time of your cycle. It is usually not significant
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not uncommon: Irregular cycles are very common and if this is sporadic it probably nothing to be concerned about. If this happens often it is worth a check to see ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not usually: not usually, common symptoms are fever, abnormal discharge, pelvic pain
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Tubes: The biggest risk to fertility after pid is blockage of the tubes from scar tissue. There is a simple xray test called and hsg that can show whether t... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not ovulating: It's possible you didn't ovulate this past cycle which creates a hormone mismatch which leads to the pattern you describe. The good news is that this... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Many very early miscarriages can be taken care of by the body without any intervention and with no consequences afterwards.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Just the opposite: Birth control generally is used to shorten and lesson cycles. If you are the opposite I suggest you get checked for other things or change the birth ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: There are a number of OTC products that enhance vaginal moisture. Also using specific lubricants during intercourse can help
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: This should have no effect.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: One of the ways the Depo-Provera shot works is by inhibiting ovulation; however, random testing is a poor way to asses this as the timing is unpredict... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It will not create any issues to do so.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: This can be both due to the physical, emotional, and hormonal changes. It is usually temporary
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Testimonials
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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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