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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

Saturday: Closed
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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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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Please see a gyn: U need a work up and an exam and the gyn can get your period back on track and make sure the thin lose tissue is not anything bad or that needs to be... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Please consult: With your dentist as I am sure your dentist can explain what is in the filling and if u have a cavity or dental problem and it is left untreated it c... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Call your doc and: Have them call in Valtrex (valacyclovir) u take 2 grams asap and 2 grams in 12 hours that is all u need , works 100x faster and better than abreva w... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
What did your OB say: U may not obviously if the cervix is long and closed that is a good sign and u need a repeat us in 3-4 weeks for an efw because if the wt is too large... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
YOUR OB should: Ahae discussed all of that with you like I do with all my pts, it should not affect your ability to get pregnant but once u are pregnant and it is a v... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Agree: And repeat the us in 7-10 days to make sure u still have a viable pregnancy.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes it is: If the endometriosis has been documented by laparoscopy or the robot u may need depo-lupron for 6-9 months which can help shrink it and then continous... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No not normal: She should call her OB right away for evaluation, sharp stabbing pain is never normal.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Speak with your OB : Doc u can do an elective induction anytime after 39 weeks gestation , so the earliest would be 7 days before your due date.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Please see your gyn: For an exam could be a cut tear, abrasion, infection, or growth on it or under it your gyn will be able to tell.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
It is from taking : 2 pills then stopping that would cause that , it should go away after a few days if it does not then please see your gyn and please make sure you are ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
If u tried to push : The baby out and the head was stuck in the vagina and the csection was done for cpd then that can contribute to that or if the head was well engaged i... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
What did your gyn: Say ? It depends how bad the prolapse is, if not that bad may not cause much problems, if bad can cause problems urinating or with bowel movements, ca... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No not at all: Should improve it because if it works the way it is supposed to then you should be able to enjoy sex on the time that you would have been bleeding and... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Very effective: If taken at the proper time and not too late.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Please discuss with: Your gyn cause I do not know the details but if you have that it can be drained, or sometimes the incision has to be opened and you clean it and get o... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Should have NO effec: Effect at all, but if u are over weight the safest and easiest way for u to have a tubal is essure either in office or at an outpt surg center or out ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
May or may not be: If u miss you are supposed to double up the next day and use back up birth control like condoms for the rest of the month and hopefully you sholuldl g... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes: U cannot get the Implanon fitted while you are preg, no doctor will fit one if the doc knows u are pregnant 6-8 weeks after u have delivered it can ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Must R/O vaginal: Or uterine infection, please see your gyn for an exam and culture.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Not if it is in the: Muscle, if it is in the endometrial cavity , if could but I am sure if it was in the cavity your doc would have already removed it before ivf.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
You need an exam: Ultrasound and blood work and cultures to make sure it is not due to anything else but assuming it is due to the Nexplanon then possibly some low dose... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Please call your OB: Could be many different causes all tissues get more swollen toward the end, your OB can determine if it is something serious or not.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Please call your OB: Any ?S now should be directed to your OB u may be trying to go into early labor, leg cramps can happen for many reasons without labor, my advice to u ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Should be accurate: Within about 4-5 days either way.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Call your doc: U do not get a mucus plug until later in pregnancy your doc can do an ultrasound and exam just to make sure the cervix is not starting to open , call... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Could be frmm thator: Could be form something else like an ovarian cyst , i would recommend a pelvic ultrasound and to blood check kidney and liver function, assuming all o... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
PLEASE ask you doc: Who is going to do the surgery since your doc knows exactly what he or she is going to do and knows your body habitus, that is a standard ? U should b... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Need more than that: It is not the doc for chlamydia u need zithromycin or Doxycycline and if u have pid with other organisms as well you need multiple antibiotics and st... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
See your gyn: For an exam , cultures , blood work and ultrasound, could be because your hormones are not right or a physical problems like, fibroids, or polyps, or ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
no not normal: That med should be out of your system by now, please see your gyn.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
If you are 21 weeks: Then according to the pregnancy wheel you would have conceived around nov 3, but you should not get pregnant on Depo-Provera if started when you were ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Absolutely !!!: Your gyn needs to do an exam, pap if u haven't had one, cultures, blood work and an ultrasound and then u can get the proper txment, you may also need... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 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.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
U are supposed to us: Use backup for the entire first pack, I am sure your obgyn told u that or the doc should have, if u had unprotected sex, it depends if u ovulated or n... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes, u need evaluati: Evaluation, it could have been your last period, but the rule is if you have not had a period for 12 months - that is menopause, so you had post menop... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Call her OB tonight: So her OB can advise her what to use not normal to have sever itching , assuming nothing strange is going on which your OB can determine there are sa... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
It is 40 weeks from: The first day of your last period until your due date, the ideal time to deliver as shown by a large recent study is 39-40 weeks gestation, my advice ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
If u go staright: To the next pack then that is not normal, if u are not taking the non active ones and not going straight to the next pack then that would be normal, b... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
NO !!!!: U need antibiotics and then a re-culture because sometimes it can be resistant and your partner needs treatment.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 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
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
U need a blood preg: Test as u may have had an early spont ab or incomplete ab and need to make sure u do not have an ectopic the doc who did your us should have explained... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
That ? should: Only be answered by your doc who did the surgery because he or she knows you and how the surgery and post op went and if he or she anticipates any pro... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Most likely: Related to an incompetent rectal sphincter or a rectocele, please see your gyn 1st and u may need referral to a specialist to fix the sphincter.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Dont take it: Please get a new script, not supposed to take meds expired that long if it was one month expired while you are still not supposed to take that one, a... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Sounds like a rectal: Or colon problem , you need to see a GI specialist for evaluation, I am sure your gyn could refer you.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Hopefully not: Not the best technique, and usually u do not get a pap at 35 weeks unless u had an abnormal pap, most likely the doc was doing a beta strep and gc chl... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes: It can cause irreg bleeding, anyone can get an ectopic but many other issues can also cause irreg bleeding , please see your ob-gyn.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Ask your dentist: Your dentist should be the only one to answer that ?
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
YES !!!!: Not normal please call your OB now as u need to make sure u are not having premature labor or other issues, no reason to check a chance.
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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. :-(
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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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