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A 29-year-old member asked:

does family medicine who specializes in ob want to see seniors?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
You'd have to ask: Many family medicine docs concentrate in one area whether it's obstetrics, pediatrics, sports, geriatrics, (etc). Others see a little of everything and would like to see all ages. You would have to ask the fp doc in question to see.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Probably: Family medicine specialists treat people of all ages from before conception (prenatal planning) to after death (helping families deal with grief).
Dr. Michael Roberts
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Maybe: That would be provider specific..... Some will and some would rather not. They will let you know if you ask them.

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A 28-year-old member asked:

What can I expect at my first ob visit of pregnancy?

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Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Get acquainted: You and the physician or midwife will go over your pregnancy history and medical history, discuss issues about the upcoming pregnancy, draw labs, and do a physical exam including a pelvic exam. There may be an ultrasound as well.
A 26-year-old member asked:

What should I ask my ob at my first pregnancy check in?

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Dr. Charlotte Magnussen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Trust: Ask general questions about pregnancy , prenatal care, and expectations for labor and delivery. Ask if they have partners who may be covering their practice at the time of your delivery. Most importent is to be comfortable and be able to communicate. Remember you have to trust what medical information they give you so you can be comfortable and relaxed when you need them most.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Bleeding with previa for weeks off an on. When and how do obs decide to deliver?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Varies: The timing of delivery will depend primarily on how much the patient is bleeding, with consideration given to how far along the pregnancy is. When very preterm the bleeding may be managed with transfusions - if the blood loss exceeds the ability to replace the blood, delivery is required. With less bleeding, observation may be continued until after 34 to 36 weeks.
A 40-year-old member asked:

If I want my baby born at another hospital, can I ask my ob to refer me to a doctor there?

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Dr. Michelle Mccusker
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Referrals: This is usually much better than showing up at a hospital where you have seen none of the doctors on staff. While there will be someone to take care of you that is not the optimal situation. They won't have your records and you may not be on the same wavelength as the covering physician. Do this soon before you are very advanced in your pregnancy.
A 42-year-old member asked:

My ob/gyn office has a policy of leaving family members out of rooms. Why?

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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
More expedient: Having less people in the room expedites the visit since more personal questions can be addressed, less interruptions occur, & an exam can be performed more conveniently. I also limit the number of people unless my patient is disabled & needs help or requires an interpreter. It's also allows us to screen for domestic violence/abuse, drug use/alcohol use, or unsafe sexual practices. Take care.

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