Dr. Alan Patterson

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Boca Raton, FL
44 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

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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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3.7K Answers
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
That condition is: Extremely uncommon now a days, please consult with your gyn and if u are at risk or have had it then u should also have an infectious disease doctor a... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
What did your OB: Say u should have already discussed that with your ob, obviously it needs to come out either by meds or a minor procedure D&C , in my pts if early ,... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Depends on the reaso: Reason , but it means u are more at risk for one but you should be watched closely and your OB or peri- natologist will be checking your cervical leng... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Of course!!!!!!!!!!!: Why would you want to take a chance with your well being or the well being of your unborn child, nature does not always work right, you can have a pre... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
If no problems: Swimming is great exercise while you are pregnant easy on the joints, just watch the sun exposure, if no problems u can swim all the way until your du... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Too many to answer: Here, u need to be more specific and if you are worried about something specific you should be discussing it with your OB just like my pts do with me,... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Please CALL YOUR OB: Asap, not normal u could be going into premature labor or have other problems , call your OB now or go straright to the labor room if u do not have an... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Please see your gyn: that is not normal could be a number of causes ,infection, to abnormality of the cervix or uterine problems , you need to be evaluated , bleeding aft... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Please see your: midwife or OB doctor whomever is taking care of your pregnancy as an ultrasound will show a fetus with a ht beat at 8 weeks, you can have spotting and... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Please consult: with your gyn, but you may need a stronger dose pill and you should be taking it continuously, meaning do not take the placebo pills at the end , just... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
May or may not: Depends on how premature and what problems the baby is having, I am sure the neonatologist will let you know if it is ok or not and keep u informed of... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
U may or may not be: Able to discuss with your delivering doc or midwife, the nurses can message and help stretch your perineum when u are pushing but if u need one due to... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No: But ask your ob, the bumping could cause contractions or worse could cause the placenta to separate prematurely or could cause neck or back problems w... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
YOUR OBGYN: Doc can by doing an estimated fetal weight at 34-38 weeks gestation, hopefully u are under the care of a board certified obgyn who is going to do your... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
As long as u don't: Go into labor that can happen, once u get to 37 weeks labor will not be stopped and make sure u call your provider asap if your water breaks because i... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
NO!!!!: You should not eat anything raw like that while pregnant like no raw fish like suchi raw meat or raw chicken.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Your doc or midwife: Should be able to tell if u are pushing well, good pushing does not always produce a vaginal delivery as the baby may be too big for your vagina and p... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Contractions that ar: Are regular, or a shortening cervix, or sometimes an increase in vaginal discharge or seeing a premature bloody show, please call your OB if u are wor... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes please call: Your OB as ppartum bleeding should not be heavy at all and the lochia should be decreasing the farther you are from delivery.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Please discuss with : Your doc, if you have twins most doctors will do a csection, if they are both head first and not too large and the second one does not change position... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Ask your OB: I tell my pts no the water can be too hot which is detrimental to your fetus, u need to keep your body temp under 101.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
YES YES YES !!!!!!!!: Yes of course, because no one can predict the future! your midwife should deliver u in the hospital and have a doctor backup that will be available i... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Ask your OB: As your OB knows you and your condition and if you do it needs to be slow as the bouncing could cause a potential problem and i assume u are a good ri... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Any smoke is not: Advisable, so the less smoke from any source the better.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
IT should be very lo: Low as the only twins that should be delivered vaginally are if they are both head first, if either one is not head first then u need a c-section, and... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
ABSOLUTELY!!!: Your should be followed by a board certified obgyn and a perinatologist, that is what I do with ever pt I have with twins, if you have twins you shoul... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Anywhere : As long as it is not near or over the opening of the cervix or not over the uterine scar if you have has a previous csection.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
THERE IS ONLY: One safe place to have your baby and that is the hospital! this is 2013, not 1713 or 1813. There are too many things that could go wrong for a low ris... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
For a 1st time: Mom they are very educational and explain about labor delivery , when to call your doc, breast feeding, if you need a csection , about the epidural or... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
PLEASE CALL YOUR OB: And do what your OB says to do, i tell my pts to drink something sweet and the movements should increase in response to a glucose load, if u do not no... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
If you have one: Your OB should have totally explained to you what that is and what you can do and not do so please call your OB and ask him or her that so they can ex... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Do a urine preg test: If neg see your gyn for a blood preg test, blood measures down to 5 miu so if u are preg it will be +.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Please ask your OB: Or midwife as they know what happened with your delivery and post op and they should have already told u that.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes: And make sure u wear your seat belt.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
See your gyn or a gy: A gyna nd do a blood test- it will not lie once it is + u will need to be followed to make sure it end up being viable, sometimes you can have an era... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Probably not: Because if it is really 5 days before ovulation and u do not have sex after that the sperm should be dead as the sperm should only be able to last up ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Usually from large : Blood clots caused by excessive endometrial tissue build-up assuming you are not preg, you need to see your gyn and your gyn can do blood work to r/o ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Generally: If it is a normal preg the beta HCG should double every 3 days and you should have a normal progesterone, whenever I am following the beta i also get ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
You need to see your: Gyn for an exam , blood work and an ultraosund, could be hormones are messed up or a uterus or ovary problem.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Usually the normal: Length of a period is 3-5 days if u are worried see yoru gyn for an evaluation or if is is too heavy.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
You need to ask your: Liver transpalnt doc or the doc who is taking care of u know that ?, you are right 90%+ would stay in the vagina, but they would have to decide if the... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
See a gyn: So u can get a blood preg test, it is extremeely accurate and if + an ultrasound can be done at he appropriate time.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Depends where: You were on your menstual cycke, if you are worried you can take the otc morning after pill and see your gyn if you miss your period or have abnormal ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
???: You have to be more seicific, are you gaining and losing or just gaining, avg weight gain for preg is 25-35 lbs, but if u gain less and the fetus is g... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
MUST R/O preg: If not preg, then could be from less estrogen production, so it causes less tissue build up so less bleeeding, so see your gyn for a blood preg test, ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
That can happen: You have to trust your doctor, or see a diff doc for a second opinion as the 2nd doc can read the op note from the csection, your doc can do a repeat ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Middle of the cycle : 14 days before your period usually so if your cycles are 28 days apart 28-14 =14 if 35 days apart 35-14=21.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Call your doc: Who did your D&C he knows you and your situation, hopefully you have already called your doc before asking that ? Here ! could be preg, could have ti... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Condoms: But the best way is to make sure your partner does not have it, it is not normal to get trich from having sex or if you keep getting it form your part... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No: It prevents nueral tube defects of the developing fetus if u cannot get preg see you gyn for a workup, could be 1 cause or more than 1 cause and coul... 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!
HealthTap member
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.
HealthTap member
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. :-(
HealthTap member
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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