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Dr. Henry Dorn

Obstetrics and Gynecology
High Point , NC
25 years experience

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High Point, NC

Address

405 Lindsay St, High Point, NC
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Henry Dorn MD & Associates

High Point , NC

About

Bio

I am an OBGYN who is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and presently practice in High Point N. C. I have had a long interest in science, and as long as I can remember planned to be a research scientist. After college I decided to move to Washington DC in order to work at National Institutes of Health, and published several papers on the effects of HIV on the brain. Since my chief interest at that time was continuing with biomedical investigation, I was encouraged to pursue a joint MD/PhD degree program, in order to have the widest scope of knowledge to apply to future research. I was very grateful to be one of approximately 50 students in the nation accepted to the prestigious Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD) and chose the Medical University of South Carolina. After completing my doctoral coursework and 2 years of additional molecular biology research I began to realize that I needed more direct interaction with patients, and decided to fully pursue clinical medicine. I chose Obstetrics and Gynecology as a specialty, due to its unique combination of both primary care and surgery. I selected a residency program at the Albany Medical Center in N.Y., under the direction of acclaimed Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist Dr Daniel Edelstone. The training emphasized addressing the needs of the whole patient and methods of optimizing vaginal birth, as well as advanced laparoscopic and urogynecologic techniques. Additionally, as a resident I was able to work with midwives and see how beneficial that manner of care is to patients. After completing my residency, I joined a practice in High Point that had a freestanding birth center and midwifery practice in order to continue working with midwives. In 2004, I decided to do a fabulous sabbatical in New Zealand where I cared for high risk OB & GYN patients, and collaborated with about 30 midwives who were responsible for well-woman OB care in the region. This experience, working in a system where there is excellent integration between midwives, family practice doctors and OBGYNs, dramatically affected how I practice today, as well as my thoughts about how the US system of care can improve. Upon returning to the US in 2005, I opened my own practice, with the motto: Your Health, Your Birth, Your Choice. This is reflected in the wide variety of options we provide to patients and our willingness to work with those whose desired health care management might fall outside of the community norm. I support homebirth midwives in the region, and in 2006 co-founded the NC Physicians for Midwives, an organization to help patients and midwives find backup physician care. I am a member of ICAN in NC, the International Cesarean Awareness Network, which is chartered to reduce the excessively high US cesarean section rate. I have been blessed to have patients travelled from around the Triad and the state to consult with me about vaginal birth after prior cesarean and have had excellent results at High Point Regional delivering many of these higher-risk patients. My practice also specializes in the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding, urinary incontinence and incision-free sterilization. I realized early on the need to move from the hospital to the office minimally invasive gynecological procedures and was the first in North Caroliina to perform the gold-standard Thermachoice endometrial ablation procedure in an office setting, to permanently treat women with heavy menstrual bleeding. Ours was also the first practice in the state to perform the Essure tubal occlusion procedure (permanent birth control) in the office, which allows women to return to normal activities the same day of the procedure. We have since added other endometrial ablation technologies such as Her Option and Novasure, and as a result, perform very few hysterectomies on women for heavy bleeding. Urinary incontinence is another area of focus and I am able to comprehensively evaluate and treat this as well, with office urodynamics and minimally invasive procedures such as TVT available. I am currently very active nationally through online forums and newscasts, promoting more patient centered obstetrical & gynecologic care with reduced interventions and fewer C-sections. My Facebook page is updated regularly with health news & discussions to help the hundreds of followers optimize their health. Outside of work, I spend most of my free time with my 3 wonderful children and my wife Liz, which keeps me very busy indeed.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

obstetrics & Gynecology

Languages spoken

German

Doctor Q&A

91 Answers
20 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Boil?: Sounds like a possible boil but have someone look at it to be sure.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
More info needed : Can't begin to diagnose without more info but if you have been seen by a gyn and they do not feel it is serious, then i would try something like desot... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
See below: I would recommend taking a dose of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) every 1-2 hours and use a fleets enema or ducolax suppository at the same time. Drink... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Pain? : Ovarian cysts are very common and often made to seem more worrisome than they should be by non-gynecologists. If you are not having any symptoms, i wo... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Sounds pretty normal: Periods are often irregular while breast feeding, especially when you start to wean.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Plastic surgeon: The cheaper the surgeon, the more your breasts will look like balloons and less like natural breasts. There are no pills or medicines which will do ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Possible: Birth control pills in the past often caused nausea, but that is less common today due to lower doses. Diarrhea is unlikely. It sounds like something ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
No : Some of the new tests will show a positive up to a week before you are due for your period. If you had a period and a negative pregnancy test, you are... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: The failure rate of almost all tubal techniques is around 1/100. The essure procedure is the exception with a failure rate of less than 1/1000.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Less?: If you think chocolate is causing your headaches then i would recommend eating less.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Constipated?: I hear about these symptoms quite often, and usually associated with constipation. Eat lots of fruits and veg, drinks lots of water!
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
See a gynecologist: It is unlikely to be uterine cancer at age 32 but not impossible. More likely is a fibroid, polyp or hormone imbalance which can be easily managed by ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Microscope: Basically we look at your cervix thru a special kind of microscope, and if we see anything that stands out, may collect a little tissue from that area... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Heartburn?: Sounds like stomach pain, as long as not associated with shortness of breath , weakness, dizziness. Try an antacid like maalox. If symptoms improve th... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes but...: If however there is odor as well, it is likely bacterial and Monistat won't help. Trichomonas is a common std which causes itching, as well as genital... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Relax: Puberty and excess male hormone is causing your acne, not masturbation. Have fun!
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Probably: The rise you describe could certainly be associated with a normally developing pregnancy, but is at the lower end of normal. Your obgyn will likely ha... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
May vary: Typically one ovulates about 14 days after the first day of the period, however if your cycles are irregular, the timing of your ovulation will likely... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
About double: At 14 weeks a fetus is about 3.5" from head to butt, and around 5.5" at 18 weeks, almost twice as long. We don't measure head to toe since they are ra... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Symptoms?: I assume this was a result of an endometrial biopsy done for heavy or irregular bleeding. Should be easily regulated with hormones such as low dose b... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Maybe. Try natural!: You probably mean Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm, which contains. Dexomethorphan. Not a very dangerous medication, but i would advise plain Mucinex (guaifen... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
See a doctor: Without more information, is impossible tell what's going on. It could be an infection, due to injury, or several other things. You should have a gyne... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
As early as 1 week : I have heard patient describe symptoms as early as 1 week after conception (or 3 wks after first day of last period), which is about a week before pr... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Depression?: If your anxiety is severe and interfering with daily life activities, then you should talk to your doctor about the possibility of postpartum depressi... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Not uncommon: Many women have irregular cycles, some longer than others so i'm shorter. If you've had a changes in your health otherwise, you may want to discuss wi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Sex in pregnancy: Yes, unless you are having bleeding, or history of recurrent miscarriage and cervical incompetence. Otherwise there is almost no risk to the pregnancy... Read More
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Weight loss/diabetes: Yes. Many studies have suggested that a 10% weight loss may be as effective as medications in reducing diabetes and other obesity related illness such... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Not necessarily: You may not ovulate on the exact same cycle day each month, but most women tend to follow a similar pattern. I would expect that you can rely on popul... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Stop the pill: There is no evidence that long-term use of birth control pills should interfere with your fertility. You should definitely should start a prenatal vit... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: Since no diet pills have been proven to have any long term benefit, would recommend avoiding.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
See your doctor: Left breast pain could be coming from below the ribcage such as the esophagus or stomach, unless you are feeling a tender spot on the breast. See if P... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Pregnant?: Could be implantational bleeding from early pregnancy if thats possible. Check a urine test. Otherwise may just be an irregular period and may not ha... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Not likely: Why not buy a cheap pregnancy test? If you just had a normal, on-time period then pregnancy is unlikely. May just be a stomach bug. Anyone around you ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Different: Both are effective. Aldara (imiquimod) is likely safer but takes longer.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Not uncommon: A lot depends on what your weight was at the beginning. Many women lose weight in the first half of the pregnancy then gain it back later. Also the bo... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Pregnancy test?: If you are sexually active and not using birth control 100% then you could be pregnant. The easiest way to know is a simple, cheap, home pregnancy tes... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Depends: The burning sensation is my biggest concern that there may be some sort of infection, but the bumps you described could be unrelated. May be a simple ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Ask your gyn?: Obviously you have a gynecologist so first step is to discuss symptoms with him/her. If you had ovaries removed you are having menopausal symptoms. Wi... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
IC?: It could be interstitial cystitis or possibly external genital/vaginal infection. Try avoiding tangy foods such as citrus, cranberry, cola, tea, tomat... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Pregnant?: If you are late for your period check a pregnancy test. Otherwise see your doctor, but does not sound serious.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Why?: Depends on whether you have had children, but I am not sure why this would be an issue at all for a nonpregnant woman. I would only be concerned if ce... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: There is some evidence it may facilitate conception and there is little to no risk to the fetus.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Depends: Many women start Depo-Provera or Mirena (levonorgestrel) at the wrong part of their cycle, often right before the start of their period. Since a drop ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Depends: Depends on when you ovulate (varies) and how soon afterwards you used plan b. If you have a regular cycle, then not likely to be ovulating on cycle da... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Why?: Coconut oil, while better for your cholesterol than corn or processed vegetable oils, is a highly concentrated source of calories at 120 cal/tablespo... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
I would avoid.: The GNC ones you asked about do not appear to be enteric coated which means these enzymes will be broken down by stomach acid before reaching the gut,... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Sperm count : A urologist can check a sperm count, but either way it sounds like he needs you get checked by his doctor.
A member asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Find a good doc: Need way more info to make a diagnosis, but clearly you should seek a good obgyn. Look at online ratings of nearby gynecologists (google, doctorscore,... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Impossible to say: Without much more information about the regularity of your menstrual cycle etc., it's impossible to say.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
No way to tell: Unfortunately, without more information, there's no way to tell. If you have missed your period, you should check it pregnancy test. If you think that... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Dorn is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dorn is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! can i get pregnant right away after iud removal? i had unprotected sex
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Thanks for your quick reply! 1st time I've used this and it seems to be a good thing. Thanks
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Thanks for your quick reply! I will check with my doctor as soon as possible. Thank you :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, SC
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

albaNY MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL

Awards

Patient's Choice Award 2009, 2010, 2011
Top Doctor, First Place, Winston-Salem Region, NC - Summer
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Winston-Salem Region, NC - Summer
2013
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