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Dr. Ian Taras

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Woodland Hills, CA
30 years experience male

Locations

Office

Woodland Hills, CA

Address

6325 Topanga Cyn. Bl. #535, Woodland Hills, CA
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

About

Bio

TLC: a Tradition of Listening & Caring for over 20 years! Boutique Gynecologist! www.DrTaras.com for more details

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Gynecology

Doctor Q&A

34 Answers
7 Agrees
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Prenatal Care ASAP: Short and long term outcomes of pregnancy have been tied to early adoption of prenatal care. Interface asap with a health care provider who provides ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
10 kicks/hour: 10 kicks/hour is a universal count, but its dependent on what is your normal and more importantly how far along you are. If you are 25 weeks, you may... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Dehydration: If you are nursing (breast feeding) then you'll have increased water intake needs. During my wife's pregnancy we used to use a 5-gallon bottle of deli... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Pamphlets attached: This is quite an open-ended question so i decided to post some acog pamphlets that may be of interest: a father's guide to pregnancy- http://www.Acog.... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Sleep Cycle Interupt: There are many theories, but aside from hormonal fluctuations, there are sleep cycle interruptions and sleep position changes.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Need a 'control': The test will explain in their instructions, but one thing is universal. There will be 2 indicators. The most important is that there is a 'control.... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
RhoGam can obviate: Rhogam is an injectible medication that can remove (obviate) any future problems with the rh negative issue. There is a great pamphlet for more on th... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
No: They change during the course of a month as well as more dramatically after menopause.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Could be yes or no: Headaches are multifactorial. Could be dehydration so drink plenty of fluids. Could be the doxy. Could be many other reasons. Never knew doxy to be a ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Possible: There is a theory that since there are prostaglandins in semen, and since certain prostaglandins can induce labor, that having sex can either chemical... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
7 months: It's usually about 5 months for you to feel it and 7 months for others to be able to feel it, but the further you are along the less likely your baby ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Clindamycin: There can be a 'normal' extra discharge that can be treated the same way as a BV (bacterial vaginosis) with a relatively safe vaginal antibiotic cream... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
No: Not sure how it could.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Abuse is serious: Abuse, whether physical or mental, is a serious issue both in pregnancy and before/after. Here is an acog pamphlet on domestic violence- http://www.A... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
18 mg (elemental): Women (non-pregnant) 19-50 need 18 mg of elemental iron. I make the distinction because sometimes iron is "packaged" as iron sulfate or feso4 and the... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Seek medical advice: Bleeding anytime in pregnancy does not mean bad things, but could. Its always better to seek a health care professional to physically check you out. ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Pamphlets attached: This is quite an open-ended question so i decided to post some acog pamphlets that may be of interest: a father's guide to pregnancy- http://www.Acog.... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Celebrate it: The big belly may be most embarrassing during the middle (2nd trimester) because it almost looks like you're simply gaining a lot of weight and so you... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Pamphlets attached: This is quite an open-ended question so i decided to post some acog pamphlets that may be of interest: a father's guide to pregnancy- http://www.Acog.... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes it's possible: Its difficult to isolate what fibromyalgia is. Much easier to diagnose what it is not. Therefore it's difficult to assess what 'cause & affect' makes ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Not necessarily: In many practices it is customary for the OB doc to follow the pregnancy and the mfm to do the ultrasounds as a routine. The mfm can also be there for... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Screening ?s: There are depression screening questionnaires you can find on the net. There are multiple different treatments available including diet & behavior mod... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Genetic Predisposed: There is probably a large genetic component and they are working on gene therapy, but that is a way off. Fibroid "food" is estrogen, so often unoppos... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
I : I would say that your symptoms will not be relevant to whether or not it is possible (sorry) because it is possible, though at 8 weeks not probable, f... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
The : The most common cause for this is BV (bacterial vaginosis) which is technically not an std. Another less probable cause is an std called trichomonas ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Labor pamphlet: A great over view pamphlet has a section on labor in this pamphlet on you and your baby: prenatal care, labor and delivery, and postpartum care- http:... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes: There are many theories. Aside from hormonal fluctuations, there are sleep cycle interruptions as well as sleep position changes that all can have an ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Hydrate with water: The solution to pollution is dilution. Make sure you're getting plenty of water intake. An easy measuring stick is to look at your urine, especially... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Exercise pamphlet: This is a good acog pamphlet: exercise during pregnancy- http://www.Acog.Org/publications/patient_education/bp119.Cfm.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Calcium is mood food: Calcium, 500-600 mg in the morning and the same dose in the evening might be a mood stabilizer. You need to divide it up and not take it all at once.... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Possible but depends: If you have a disease that you are supposed to be quarrantined, that's one thing, but a garden-variety cold, you're actually passing along some immuni... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
So many: There are so many different bleeding disorders they are too numerous to name. They mostly fall under the category of "thrombophilia.".
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes: Also called "lumpy bumpy" breasts, it is not a disease. It actually gives your breasts their internal structure an after menopause a lot of that archi... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes: From the chronic to the temporary situational and so many others.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Taras is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Taras is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, IL
Graduated 1992MD
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