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Dr. Phillip Shubert

Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Columbus, OH
37 years experience

Locations

Mt Carmel Health system

Columbus, OH

Address

Columbus, OH
Directions

Fax

614-898-8648

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

157 Answers
34 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Not recommended: The current recommendation is to avoid elective induction less than 39 weeks. There is significant data to support the fact that 39 week babies do bet... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Not at this time: Most pregnancies at 6 weeks are pretty much on auto pilot. In the absence of bleeding and/or significant cramping one should be reassured. Some muco... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
About 1%: The typical quoted risk of cvs is about 1%. However, there is some variation based on the ability of the physician doing the test. Another option to... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Unlikely: If you had intercourse on days 1 and 2 of your menses, it is unlikely to result in pregnancy. Women typically ovulate mid-cycle and it is during this... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
No: If a woman did not have intercourse she is not at risk for pregnancy. Casual contact without intercourse will not result in pregnancy. Now I am assumi... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Possible: If you are early in the pregnancy, it is possible to be pregnant and not be aware of the symptoms. Some women can even be in the third trimester and ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Too early to feel: If you are pregnant, you would not feel fetal movements at only two weeks. If you haven't missed your period then wait until your menses and test if y... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Possible: Typical early signs of pregnancy can include headache, nausea, fatigue and breast tenderness to name a few. Spotting can also be part of pregnancy bu... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Stay reputable: Consider starting at your local planned parenthood to inquire about your options.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
It depends: Twins predisposes you to a risk of preterm labor. We typically follow twins with cervical ultrasounds to measure the cervical length. The shorter th... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Talk with someone: You clearly have a lot of unresolved feelings. Left unresolved, you could become more and more depressed. Consider meeting with a professional to he... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Yes it can be: You describe an unfavorable cx at 39 weeks. That, in and of itself, can be fairly common, . The.Question of induction at 39 weeks on an unfavorable c... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Don't panic: If you have had 5 negative pregnancy tests in the past 24 days you are not pregnant. You did not enter your age or your menstral history, however, it... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Get plenty of rest: Getting plenty of rest is very important to a healthy pregnancy. The uterus gets perfused only after your body takes care of itself. Adequate uterine... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Unlikely: Pregnancy tests are highly reliable when performed correctly. Spotting more likely due to irregular bleeding. If any doubt about pregnancy repeat te... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
What gestational age: Unless you are past your due date not being dilated should not be of a huge concern. That said, walking and/ or intercourse can stimulate contraction... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Concerning: A 5 week lag at 26 weeks is a concern assuming your dates are correct. Discuss with your ob. Consider an appointment with a maternal fetal medicine s... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Possible: From what you're saying seems unlikely but it is possible. Sperm can be released even without complete ejaculation. The only way to know is to take a ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Possible: When the mother is rh - , and the father is rh + , then the mother needs Rhogam if there is any bleeding in the pregnancy. Additionally, Rhogam is gi... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Concerning: If in fact you experience abdominal pain every time you move , or experience a bumpy car ride, that is very concerning and should prompt immediate eva... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Highly suggestive: Your presentation is suggestive of a loss of cervical integrity. The regression back to 2cm occurred because the bag of water broke. PPROM at 21weeks... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Cramps/sharp pains : Fortunately, there isn't a lot physically going on at 8 weeks. The uterus is still quite small at this gestation. Therefore crampy pain at this gest... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Might be labor: Difficult to say what exactly is going on. Someone at 39 weeks with regular contractions that have persisted should be evaluated. Not knowing your c... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Difficult to say: Hard to say without reviewing your diagnostic studies. That said, cysts are not typical in males--consult your doctor.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Not likely: Liver discomfort is typically below the ribs on the right side. Pain that is to the right of the sternum is likely costochondritis. This is an infla... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Unlikely: If you had intercourse without ejaculation the day before you began bleeding secondary to your menses, it's unlikely you would become pregnant. Howev... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Likely muscular: Single sided pain along the front of your abdomen is likely muscular strain. Gently press on the area and see if you can reproduce the pain--if so, t... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Depends: Probably not used when you're in labor, because the cervix will dilate on it's own in labor . However to start the dilatation process, sometimes a Fo... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Possible: If you have been sexually active and did not have bleeding with your period, it is possible you could be pregnant. The only way to be sure is to get ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
No: The classic teaching regarding fetal movement is that it is first appreciated at about 20 weeks. Some women experience it as early as 16 weeks but so... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Depends: It depends on the proximity of the placenta to the cervix. Technically a low- lying placenta is a term given to any placenta in proximity to or cover... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
No: In order for pregnancy to occur intercourse needs to have taken place. Sperm cannot survive and migrate through the clothing
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Too soon: You are only two days out from intercourse, therefore symptoms of pregnancy from that encounter not possible. Other possibilities might be a GI infe... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
December 6th: If her due date is august 29th, then her approximate date of conception is december 6th.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Certainly possible: Anytime one engages in unprotected intercourse, pregnancy is possible. If one engages in sex mid cycle, then it is technically more likely since it is... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Shouldn't be: If her abdomen is continuing to enlarge, that should prompt an evaluation. This is even more concerning if she is having persistent spotting and/ or b... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
No: The likelihood that sperm will impregnate you from toilet tissue, which is in contact with your vulva, is essentially zero.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Yes--it is possible: Being 4cm dilated and 80% effaced is a good place to start an induction all things being equal. It is worth noting that fetal station may also play a ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Could be a problem: Loss of fluid in the third trimester could be serious. If it is due to ROM then this increases your risk of infection which could be dangerous to you ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Can be common: At your gestation the corpus luteum can still be seen (the area on the ovary where the egg was released). Seeing this is normal. Additionally some w... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Need to be evaluated: The fact that you are 32 weeks pregnant and have persistent painful sensations in your abdomen is of concern. At a minimum discuss with your doctor. ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Know cycle: Women are most likely to conceive when having intercourse in proximity to the time they ovulate. Most women ovulate mid cycle, thus having intercours... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Do a test: The best way to determine pregnancy in the early stages is to perform a pregnancy test (either urine or blood). Do not go by cervical appearance or po... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Give it some time: It's not uncommon for the first few periods after stopping you birth control to be irregular in timing and flow. It may take 2 to 3cycles before you ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Yes it is possible: Tubal ligation is not a 100% guarantee against pregnancy. There are failures, though few, that can occur even a number of years out from the procedure... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
May need to cycle : Depo causes the uterine lining to not cycle normally. In not growing normally, it can be predisposed to atypical bleeding. Consider cycling with an ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Eat: Eat complex carbs. They will prevent your blood sugar to spike and help control your Insulin level.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Timing: A women conceives in proximity to when she ovulates. This typically occurs mid-cycle. Intercourse during those days increases your chances. Also, i... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Check prolactin: The breast is under hormonal control relative to milk production. If you have constant leaking from your breasts, checking a prolactin level might be... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Need to be checked: If you have never had a period at the age of 20, that is not normal. There could be significant underlying physical reasons why you have not menstruat... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Shubert is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shubert is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanks! Is the chance of pregnanycy also increased by the fact that we had had sex about 20 minutes prior to this but with a condom?
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Just concerned it meant something else was wrong and didn't want to scare me
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Thanks for your quick reply! I had my appointment but my doctor said that i could be right or the baby is right.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1985MD

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

The Ohio State University

Awards

Student Teaching Awards; Resident Teaching Award; APGO/CREOG Scholar
Top Perinatologist, Third Place, National - Winter
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

The Ohio State University
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