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Dr. Alan Patterson

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Boca Raton, FL
42 years experience male

Locations

Alan B Patterson MD PL

Boca Raton, FL

Address

660 Glades Road #340, Boca Raton, FL, US
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

9547557366

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

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Alan B Patterson MD PL

Coral Springs, FL

About

Bio

I am a board certified OB-GYN who has been in the South Florida Area since 1991. I have 2 offices , one in Coral Springs and the other in Boca Raton , Fl. I have an active obstetrical practice and do both low and high risk OB. I also do all aspects of office Gyn as well as specializing in minor office surgeries such as Tubal sterilization, Endometrial Abaltion to treat abnormal or heavy bleeding, Hysteroscopy, D C, Myosure to treat fibroids, Leep and Urodynamics and Bone Densities.All of these are done in the office which is much easier and much more convenient than doing it in the hospital and cheaper for my patients. I also do minor and major surgery in the hospital when necessary. I treat STDs, vaginitis offer contraception, menopausal therapy, PMS, and infertiltiy workup and treatment as well as all forms of birth control and evaluation of pelvic pain and ovarian cysts.I also diagnose and treat abnormal pap smears as well as abnormalities of the vulva and vagina.I diagnose and treat endometriosis as well as do screening for all types of female cancer.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

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4.7K Answers
31 Agrees
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
High: The egg can live up to 48 hrs and the sperm for 72 hrs.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
What did your doc sa: Say that usually needs to come out as u most likey have endometriosis and you may have other areas of endometriosis, please talk to your gyn.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
See your GYN: Asap, you will most likelyneed surgery.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
NOT NORMAL: Please see your gyn as u need an exam and other testing u should not be having bleeding or pain.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
No reason to: Esp if your are pregnant too much could be harmful to the fetus and if u are not preg then u are better off taking a multi-vit.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Do a blood preg test: If it is neg then you are not preg and you need evaluation by your gyn.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
No but there: Are many creams and ointments please ask your OB to recommend one.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Please see your gyn: As you need a vagina exam to see if you have a cut, or sore or hopefully not a tumor of the vagina and to make sure the vaginal cuff is not breaking d... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Then that is too hea: Heavy for you, no reason to suffer or put up with that please see a gyn for a proper evaluation and you will have different options to slow down or st... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Please call your doc: Since your gyn knows u and your situation, as long as u know the risks u may need 2 but please discuss with your gyn.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Please see your OB !: Not enough info here your OB can do a pelvic and do cultures and an ultrasound, your OB will know more about this problem than an er doc.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Possible but not: Probable the abortion should have nothing to do with your pain now, the only way to know for sure if u have endome. Is to do a laparoscopy or davinci ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
It is possible: If she still has enough ovarian function and can ovulate which is not the norm but possible in some women.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Depending on your cy: Cycle length it is possible, for the average 28 day cycle that would be too early as u would not ovulate until day 14.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes can be wrong: A blood test is the most sensitive.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Could be a number: Of causes, u can take some otc Motrin this evening but if that does not make it go away u need to see a gyn for an evaluation or go to the er if u do ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Please discuss now: With your OB and cardiologist as it may? Be better for u to have an elective c-section at 39 weeks or sooner.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
NO: 2 different kinds , one is made for skin and the other is made for the vagina if you use the wrong one in the wrong place it could cause a problem.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Keep feet up: And decrease salt intake and let your OB look at it to make sure nothing else is going on, often 1 foot can have more edema than the other one.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Depends when u ovula: Ovulate it is possible depending on the length of your cycles.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Could be the next : Month or month after that.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Depends if it has: Improved his count or not please call the doc who has him on the meds you may need to do intrauterine insemination.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
The best one is: A + home urine test or blood test other signs can be but are more non- specific, nausea , tender breasts , etc.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Please see your gyn: For an exam and u will need a mammogram and u may need referral to a breast specialist after that depending on what is found.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Please see your gyn,: Most likely not, a blood one can be done to show whether you are or not, urine one should be + by the time of the missed perioo.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
What did your OB say: Did you ask your ob? As your OB knows you and your situation but in my practice all of my pts always get an ultrasound at 34-36 weeks so i know the po... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
No that is fine: But u don't need any more than that and u should also be taking a prenatal vitamin while trying to conceive.
A female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
No: Not recommend wither side or back as long as it is not flat on your back must be propped up with pillows.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Do what your OB says: But at 35 weeks the perinatologist that helps me manage any problems with my patients says labor should not be stopped, and labor should be induced if... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
If it has: Spermacide then switch to a lubricated one without spermacide , if that still bothers u , u can try lambskin instead of latex.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Please call your OB: So your OB can get you on meds to help you, you need to be able to keep down fluids and stay hydrated , your OB can prescribe anti-nausea meds and may... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Not normal: See your gyn u need an exam cultures and an ultrasound and blood work.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
At 20 weeks: In the us the docs does all that and checks 40 different anatomy structures like the heart , spine kidneys abdomen, bladder , brain, etc.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Please see your gyn: For a work up and the gyn can give u pills if necessary to induce a period after you have had the work-up.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Easy to find out: Just do a home preg test, which would be + if she was, at her age 45 it is more likely that she is peri-menopausal and starting to naturally skip per... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Please call your gyn: Or go to an urgent visit center as the best is Valtrex (valacyclovir) pills and there are script anti herpes ointments u can also use put the pills wo... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
If you can find a: Assuming nothing strange happened at time of c-section you could try to labor but you will need to find an OB doc who does vbacs vagina birth after c... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Please call your OB: most likely the mucus plug of the cervix came out, does not necessarily mean you will go into labor soon but if your cervix is ripe your doctor can i... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Please discuss with: Your ob, as long as the bay looks ok on th us and monitor there is nothing u can do to stop that or that you should do.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Ask your OB: If u are 36 weeks 7 days that means u are 37 weeks, your OB may or may not want you to be doing anything, you are term , but sometimes the lungs are n... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
That really should: Not happen esp so soon, if the surg was done correctly and you have done nothing strange to cause that, kagel exercises will not hurt and and u want ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
I have never heard: Of that, and I have never had any of my pts have that problem after stopping the pill most likely that is being caused by a virus or bacteria , pleas... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
I am sure: The provider who is seeing you for that will explain everything as u will need to be fitted in the office for the proper size, in my practice I have v... Read More
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Please see your gyn: To r/o a urinary tract infection, if u have no infection, u may need a differnet size or type of pessary or u may need surgery.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
It could: But should stop when the outbreak is over.
A female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
An abnormal HE-4: Is not good but what is the ca-125 or did they do an ova-1? And if you are not , you should be referred to a gyn oncologist for evaluation and is not ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Please see the plas: Plastic surgeon, you will need surgery to fix that problem.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Hopefully not: If it bleeding or gets infected or causes total procedentia then it need to be removed if you re being followed by a gyn , it should never get to a cr... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
No: And birth control does not reduce the size of fibroids, the only med to reduce fibroid size is depo-lupron or surgery.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
YOUR DOCTOR: Should have taken the time to explain to you that u can get that from the misoprostol, and u can get cramping it is normal if u do and normal if u don... Read More

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Jun 1, 2013
always has great informative posts about ob/gyn. He is a great asset to Healthtap
Sep 10, 2013
Very accurate and useful responses.
Jul 13, 2013
a caring and empathetic physician!
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank u so much. Have seen 3 docs so far & tried lots & now visanne. So confused & feel so helpless. I just want help but I have to fight.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Truly appreciate it and hopefully my dr will feel/think/do the same. I may bring it up to him if anything. Already very uncomfortable. :-(
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you very much! Non of the doctors at thr teaching hospital I had this done at seem too concerned. My intuition tells me otherwise.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University School of Medicine, IN,1979
Graduated 1979MD

Awards

American Registry Patients Choice Award
Top Doctor, First Place, Florida - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Florida - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American College OBGYN
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