Dr. John Kirk

Obstetrics and Gynecology
St. Helena, CA
27 years experience male

Locations

St. Helena Women's Center

St. Helena, CA

Address

821 S. St. Helena Hwy., St. Helena, CA
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(707) 963-5083

Insurances accepted

BCBS Blue Card PPO

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Humana

Medicaid

United healthcare

Wellcare

Wellpoint

CIGNA Health Care

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Health Net Of California

Health Net

St. Helena Women's Center--Napa

Napa, CA

St. Helena Women's Center--Hidden Valley Lake

Hidden Valley Lake, CA

About

Bio

After an undergraduate business degree at UC Berkeley, I attended Yale University Medical School and then served in residency at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles receiving a great diversity of experience and opportunity. After seven years in Los Angeles, co-founding and operating a laborist program at two major southern California hospitals, I moved to northern California to the charming Napa Valley. In Napa, my medical partner and I began a minimally invasive center for gynecologic surgery starting in 2002-2003. Since late 2003, we have been utilizing the robotic surgical platform known as the Da Vinci system from Intuitive Surgical. In many ways it had transformed our practice. It was here that I completed the first robotic hysterectomy in California and learned of the impressive benefits of this technology for our patients. Now having helped several hundred patients, and taught multiple colleagues the technologic advances of Robotic surgery throughout the United States, the opportunity to follow my heart back home to southern California came as a blessing.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Urogynecology

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

337 Answers
188 Agrees
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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Dr. John Kirk answered
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not correct. : As normal pregnancy is deemed to be 280 days or 40 weeks, you are not due on the same day eater you are 5 weeks apart. Sounds like a case of bad math. ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Kirk
Dr. John Kirk answered
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Not going to happen like that. Semen is too sensitive and the access to the cervix and uterus is not accessible in that fashion. Do be careful though. ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Kirk
Dr. John Kirk answered
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, many reasons : Conception happens when the egg meets the sperm. The timing is guided by the first day of the period. The actual pregnancy technically occurs two week ... Read More

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Testimonials
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Mar 18, 2013
Dr Kirk provides an exceptional public service on Health Tap. He clearly has a vast knowledge of obstetrics and gynecology. His responses are thorough, understandable and very helpful. I recommend Dr...Read More
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse Dr Kirk. The medical information he provides as a service to the public on AVVO.Com is accurate, sensible and very helpful. I look forward to reading his entries.
Mar 16, 2013
Dr Kirk's responses on Healthtap have impressed me. Excellent information combined with common sense and sensitivity. Job well done.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I had a LEEP done in november of 2012 my fiance and I have been trying to concieve since February of 2013 & it hasn't happened yet.
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Hi dr kirk. Thank you for your response. I dont take pain meds often an only if prescribed... The gyno gave to me today for pain. ER is next
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Thanks for the reply, im also having lowerback pains, lower stomach pains and side pains. Ive taken 2pregnancy test both neg. Could i though

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Yale University School of Medicine, CT
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Community Service Award
Top Docs
2010 Most Compassionate Doctor Award,

Affiliations

Saint Helena Hospital
Queen of the Valley Medical Center
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