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Dr. Patrick Ramsey

Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Foreman, AR
28 years experience male

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Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00am
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Bio

Dr. Ramsey is an experienced Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist with academic rank of Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio (UTHSCSA). He serves as the Director for the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship training program and Medical Director for Maternal Transport and Outreach for UTHSCSA/University Health System. Dr. Ramsey completed his medical school training at the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine in 1994 and residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, MN in 1998. He completed a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2001. He also received a Masters of Science in Public Health with emphasis in Epidemiology/International Health in 2003. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He is an active member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Infectious Disease Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology, among others. As an active researcher and educator, he has received numerous awards and accolades and published over 80 peer-reviewed papers in major journals. His research interests are clinical trials, prevention of preterm birth, labor management, and management of medical complications of pregnancy.

Specialties
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Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

38 Answers
8 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
No and yes: A dilated cervix in early pregnancy is not normal, but there has to be an opening of some sort for the sperm to get into the uterus to fertilize the e... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
May be normal: The symptoms you are experiencing are likely normal but bleeding is a potential pregnancy concern. An increase in the normal vaginal discharge is co... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Check pregnancy test: There are some cervical signs that can be associated with pregnancy but the symptoms you report are rather vague. If you are concerned that you may b... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
1:25000: The prevalence is approximately 1 in 25, 000. It is a common cause of dwarfism however.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
No great solution: The simple answer is to not get pregnant! there are many proposed treatments and interventions which have been suggested to prevent stretch marks bu... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
YES: Absolutely. Check a home pregnancy test or see your ob/gyn for a confirmatory test/evaluation. Depending on when your last period was you may be fai... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Many choices: There are many over the counter choices available at any local drug store (there will be a separate section). Monistat is a common medication but the... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Http://www.text4baby: There are many sources on the internet and smart phone apps that can give you the information that you seek. I would recommend this website as an exc... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
5-7 days: 5-7 days, same in men, women, and kids.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Http://www.text4baby: There are many sources on the internet and smart phone apps that can give you the information that you seek. I would recommend this website as an exc... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Http://www.text4baby: There are many sources on the internet and smart phone apps that can give you the information that you seek. I would recommend this website as an exc... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
YES: Yes... You definitely should be assessed for preterm labor as well as the cause for the diarrhea. Sometimes preterm labor can be associated with diar... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
YES: Yes, all pregnant women receive screening for stds at the first prenatal visit and chlamydia should have been part of that screening panel. Chlamydia... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
YES: If your rubella igg serology (which they probably checked) was positive this indicates immunity and that is a good thing. If you are igg negative, y... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes very likely: If you indeed have a reaction to contact with sperm this does not confer contraception. And you are at risk for pregnancy. If you are trying to get ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
No necessarily: Normal blood sugar levels in pregnancy are 60-120 depending on the time of the measurement. Medicines to treat diabetes or gest. Diabetes can cause l... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Fast/2 hr postmeal: Fasting and 2 hr post prandial (post meal) are the best time to check blood sugars as there are normal ranges used to assess these levels.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Well balanced diet: A well balanced diet is recommended in pregnancy with all food groups represented. Typical weight gain in pregnancy for a average weight woman is 20-3... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Pain with labor: Labor pain is the pain related to the contractions and delivery.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Until pregnancy ends: Cholestasis of pregnancy is a considition which generally occurs in the 3rd trimester and is characterized by intense pruritis without rash and increa... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Maybe maybe not: Pregnancy is the most common cause for missed menses and i would recommend rechecking a home pregnancy test or have one done with your ob/gyn. Anothe... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Due Date 05/3/13: If you have regular menses and are no on birth control and not perimenopausal, there is high degree of suspicion that you are pregnant and you should ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Possible: Without additional medical history it is difficult to estimate if you could be pregnant or not but any missed period can be a sign of pregnancy. I wou... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Http://www.text4baby: There are many sources on the internet and smart phone apps that can give you the information that you seek. I would recommend this website as an exc... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
YES: Yes salivation can increase in pregnancy. The glandular activity of the salivary gland increases salvia production. Ptyalism is the medical term for... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Bleeding is abnormal: Bleeding in pregnancy is abnormal and should lead to evaluation for the cause. There is a wide range of causes of bleeding in pregnancy some of which... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
YES!: The symptoms you are reporting could be signs of preterm labor and you should seek medical evaluation. This is especially important given your histor... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Normal Pregnancy: There are a wide range of common symptoms in pregnancy. Flushing secondary to vasodilation of pregnancy is common and likely accounts for the symptom... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Can be serious: Peptic ulcer disease can be a serious. The ulcer can lead to maternal blood loss, perforation, etc. Gastritis (irritation of the stomach lining) an... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Possible: Possible to be pregnant but unlikely to have any symptoms of pregnancy if you are tha early. You should be able to check a pregnancy test in the few ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
YES: The Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injection for contraception provides protection for 3 months. While there may be some residual protection from... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
NO: Sex is the reason you get pregnant! vaginal yeast infection has no impact on your ability to get pregnant.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Pregnancy termination is possible at 17 weeks but the procedure is more complicated than first trimester pregnancy termination. Typical methods for s... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
No - but higher risk: A history of a previous preterm birth increases risk for recurrence (around 25% chance depending on cause). There are some possible interventions to ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Cramping/Contraction: Cramping and contractions are common. Additional signs that can signify preterm labor include rhythmic back pain or pelvic pressure, change in vagina... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Likely yes: All your joints in your body become more limber and flexible secondary to the hormones of pregnancy. In cases of arthritis this may exacerbate the pa... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Normal skin bacteria: Group b strep is a common bacteria which grows on our skin. We screen for gbs in pregnancy around the vaginal and rectal area but it can grow on the ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Few days: Ursodiol is an effective treatment for the pruritis associated with cholestasis of pregnancy. Generally, the pruritis associated with cholestasis wil... Read More

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Outstanding perinatologist, known internationally for his contributions to maternal and fetal health - highly recommended!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ramsey is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ramsey is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, WI
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

MAYO CLINIC
Completed 1998

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Society Of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
American Congress Of Obstetricians And Gynecologists
American College Of Obstetricians And Gynecologists
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