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Dr. Robert Phillips

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Glendale, AZ
39 years experience

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Office

Glendale, AZ

Address

5601 W Eugie Ave, Suite #100, Glendale, AZ
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Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Arizona

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

71 Answers
71 Agrees
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Probably not: If your period came normally as expected, it is unlikely that you are pregnant. Use your condoms for std protection.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
It depends: It depends how much and how often, but generally the "night of the thre margaritas" before i knew is not an issue.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: Yes, a campfire or fireplace is fine. Think of all our ancestors who only had that. Obviously, intense and prolonged exposure is discouraged(don't in... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: Just make sure it is well ventilated.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes and no: Chocolate is safe and a pregnancy staple according to many patients. It does have caffeine and calories, both of which are detrimental in large quanti... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
It depends: If you were sexually active, then you probably need to see your doctor. If it is not from that but just a wet bathing suit and busy week etc., then an... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
See her physician: There can be a number of reasons for hot flashes, which she should probably discuss with her doctor. If they are related to menopause, sometimes the h... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: There are women who have very irregular/infrequent periods who get pregnant.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: It is fine just to stop your pills at the end of the pack.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
It's ok: Many ob's take night call after 55. It will probably be hard to circumvent the policy however depending on the hospital. I don't think this is super c... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Not likely: Likely only if a prolonged fast.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Liquid : Usually a powder mixed in liquid like GoLytely or miralax, (polyethylene glycol) sometimes with tablets added like dulcolax. The amount of liquid is s... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
No: Almost everyone will miss their period if pregnant.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: These symptoms could go along with early pregnancy.
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
YES: Often after stopping birth control pills, periods can be heavier, longer and less regular.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Unlikely: Never say never, but very unlikely.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Needs monitoring: This could be normal but also a sign of risk for preterm labor or early delivery. You probably will be seen more frequently to monitor this. You shoul... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Observe: A minor irregularity in cycle length like this can probably be observed since you are not pregnant. If it becomes more and more irregular see your gyn... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: A small allotment of caffeine is fine, like a regular cup of coffee or a can of soda. Skip the super vente and the thirst buster.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: That sounds right. Try some ibuprofen. 800 mg every 6 hours.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Before intercourse: Use contraceptive jelly inside the diaphragm and around the rim. Place it before intercourse and leave it in until 6 hours after. Use more jelly in th... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
When well used: When it is a couple years old, looks weathered, yellow or cracking. If it has dried up in a drawer for a couple years or if you left in your car in ph... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
No: Not recommended for pregnancy and uncertain/unknown(probably no) for breastfeeding.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
You're pregnant?: Pregnancy tests come in two varieties. One says yes or no as to being pregnant (urine or blood tested). The other is a blood test which tells how much... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Time to see your gyn: Probably you are not ovulating if not pregnant. This can be managed with meds depending on desire to be pregnant or not.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Soon: Usually 2 weeks after your last menses.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Sensible: A sensible balanced diet is recommended. The pregnancy hormones make you kind of a carb junkie, so watch that. Make sure you eat some protein. Most tw... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Normal: Regular dental hygiene and dentist visits are fine for pregnant women. Poor oral status can actually cause pregnancy problems such as premature labor.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Depends: If you did the one-hour test, it means you need to do the definitive 3 hour test. If it was one elevation on the 3 hour test, then you are not a gesta... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: Often pregnant women are eating frequently to "feed" the nausea symptoms. Good diet choices can help to minimze this.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Probably ok: You can watch this as long as not excessive, come to check in office this week.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Not that effective: There are no really effective otc fertility meds. A good multi/prenatal is essential.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: Usually safe until the mid point of pregnancy when you start to bump out.
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
It should: It should work throughout the cycle.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: It is not unusual to have an occasional small amount years after pregnancy. Large and constant amounts would merit investigation.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Varies: This can be frictional or just irritation from the activity of intercourse. Urethritis is inflammation of the urethra, typically without bacteria, res... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Not needed: There aren't any food or drinks that affect fibroids either way.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: It is still pretty early and too soon to give up.
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Individual issue: It is different for for each woman, very generally if you are a candidate for ablation, it is quicker, easier and less risky and wear and tear on the ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: It is very common to have some odd and irregular periods in the first few packs of bcp's.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: It should be covered.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
See your gyn doctor: If you are 29 and have never had a period, you need to be thoroughly evaluated.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
See your gyn: If you are not pregnant, you probably need to be evaluated for hormonal issues.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Months: Typically several months. Some people always have a little bulge there afterwards unless really diligent on diet and exercise with lots of abdominal w... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
No: It shouldn't affect your period unless you drink too much and forget your birth control.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Probably not: You could be but your spotting is probably from missing pills. It may be worthwhile to do a test as you start your next pack. Of course, you should be... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Not dangerous: If the remainder of your ultrasound is normal, it is ok to see some fluid in the pelvis. This can be normal or sometimes from a cyst on the ovary. Gen... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Only if symptoms: Only if symptoms, if they are clear a little bit of white discharge can be normal for most people.

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HealthTap member
Dec 26, 2012
Dr. Phillips is a great physician who actually takes the time and listen to his patients! Highly recommended by a nurse and me!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Phillips is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Phillips is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you for addressing my concern. It helped, to a degree. I do understand there not much to go by for you. My worry is a little settled.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Its seems after opening its red can u give some traetment to heal tat wounds
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanks, I will see if I can get in next week.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of New Mexico School of Medicine, NM
Graduated 1983MD

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