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Dr. Carol Major
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Obstetrics And Gynecology (Definition)

Obstetricians deal with pregnancy and helping women to have a healthy baby. Gynecology deals with women's reproduction health, so gynecologists treat reproductive health problems like irregular periods, vaginitis, abnormal pap tests. Gynecologists also help women to maintain or achieve overall health--and so address issues of ...Read more


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How are emergency room and general practice doctors qualified in diagnosing and prescribing drugs for mental health?

How are emergency room and general practice doctors qualified in diagnosing and prescribing drugs for mental health?

Training: Er docs are trained to stabilize emergencies, which frequently include mental health crisis, but er drs don't generally do ongoing care. Family docs train for several years on the basic management of common mental health issues and in many communities are the most accessible source of care. If needed, both er &fam drs can also refer to or work with psychiatrists &therapists. ...Read more

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What is reproductive health vsobstetrics and gynecology ?

What is reproductive health vsobstetrics and gynecology ?

Specialist training: Reproductive health is reproductive endocrinology and infertility (rei). Rei mds are sub-specialists: we train in obstetrics and gynecology (ob/gyn) then do advanced study of male & female hormonal conditions (endocrinology) and infertility testing and treatment including ivf. Rei should be board-certified, except a few older docs. Ob/gyns offer prenatal care, delivery, gynecologic care & surgery. ...Read more

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How are emergency room and general practice doctors qualified in prescribing drugs for complicated health conditions?

How are emergency room and general practice doctors qualified in prescribing drugs for complicated health conditions?

ER/general doctor: Both are well qualified to prescribe drugs for complicated health conditions as they have gone through similar training program. It's the experience which makes the difference. ...Read more

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Who are the specialist doctors under the obstetrics and gynecology department?

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Who are the specialist doctors under the obstetrics and gynecology department?

Several: In addition to obstetrics and gynecology specialists, there may be subspecialists in maternal-fetal medicine (perinatologists), urogynecologists, gynecologic oncologists, reproductive endocrinologists/fertility subspecialists. ...Read more

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Good obgyn and general practice sites needed?

Good obgyn and general practice sites needed?

Web MD: I am not sure the meaning of question but a good general site for information is webmd. ...Read more

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Fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine, can I get a fellowship in gynecologic oncology afterward?

Fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine, can I get a fellowship in gynecologic oncology afterward?

Theoretically yes...: In practice, few if any physicians can endure 11 years of training and resident pay. Additionally, most program directors would frown upon the switch in direction as a sign of personality imbalance and/or unpredictability and would be reluctant to hire you after the first fellowship without a very good reason. Given that both subspecialties are now quite competitive, i advise against trying this. ...Read more

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What are the guidelines for oral health care during pregnancy.?

What are the guidelines for oral health care during pregnancy.?

Maintain oral hygien: Ideally, you should have a thorough exam before your pregnancy and have all your treatment done. You should continue your normal dental exams during pregnancy. Xrays are safe if not during the first trimester. If you have a toothache it should be addressed during the pregnancy. If you have minor issues, they can probably wait. Impeccable oral hygiene must be maintained during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What mediations do doctors use for general anesthesia for a hysterectomy?

What mediations do doctors use for general anesthesia for a hysterectomy?

Gas and iV meds: There are many different medications and underlying health issues to consider.Commonly a volatile anesthetic plus some IV pain medications will be used. ...Read more

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How do a general practitioner, family practice, and internal medicine differ?

How do a general practitioner, family practice, and internal medicine differ?

Family medicine : The difference is in training. Family medicine usually focused more in outpatient. Internal medicine training training focus more on inpatient with some emphasis on outpatient. ...Read more

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Which one is better for family medicine doc? Job in private hospital/public sector/private practice

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Which one is better for family medicine doc? Job in private hospital/public sector/private practice

Your focus: If you are dedicated to helping poor/underserved patients, perhaps a career in the public health service corps, indian health service, or at a federally qualified health center (community health center). If you would like to tailor your practice in a particular way, the private sector might be better. Finally, if you are looking for a very structured position with defined hours, hospitalist? ...Read more

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What medical information/product training are oncologists and gynecologists given before they prescribe a drug such as an aromatose inhibitor?

What medical information/product training are oncologists and gynecologists given before they prescribe a drug such as an aromatose inhibitor?

Varies: Usually, drugs such as aromatase inhibitors are first studied in medical school and then residency. In practice, phsycians study new drugs through continuing medical education courses, physician desk reference, and multiple other sources. ...Read more

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I have a few qs for docs who are 'general practice'. Whats the difference between gp and ob for pregnant woman?

I have a few qs for docs who are 'general practice'. Whats the difference between gp and ob for pregnant woman?

Level of expertise: General practitioners cover all aspects of medical care; this sometimes includes management of pregnancy and labor and delivery. Obstetricians are specifically trained in the management of pregnancy/labor/delivery and are ususally able to handle most pregnancies, including complicated ones. Maternal-fetal specialists only deal with complicated pregnancies. ...Read more

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What is a women's health specialist? Isnt obgyn preferred for women's health issues?

What is a women's health specialist? Isnt obgyn preferred for women's health issues?

Little known: Ca law is that even if you have an hmo you can see your obgyn for any gyn problems, including preventive care, breasts and urinary problems. Some mds/nps focus on women's health and hence consider themselves women's health specialists. The gyns are the ones who have completed the residencies. ...Read more

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What is a reliable website for researching general medical information for patients and their families?

Medlineplus.gov: Medline Plus is a very reliable site managed by the National Institutes of Health. It is full of reliable information on almost any medical topic, and has many links to other reliable medical organizations' information, all searchable and organized by topic. ...Read more

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Do doctors screen for metabolic disorders after birth?

Do doctors screen for metabolic disorders after birth?

The state does: In the US, each state screens different metabolic disorders... most will screen for the most common ones like PKU. Testing is done at the state lab and abnormal results are communicated to the primary doctor and in some states to the expert panel. ...Read more

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Where are pg courses in diabetology available for doctors to train in diabetes mellitus management?

Where are pg courses in diabetology available for doctors to train in diabetes mellitus management?

Annual meetings: Annual meetings of national groups such as the american diabetes association, the endocrine society, and the american association of clinical endocrinologists provide many seminars for reviewing current practice and learning about new treatments in the pipeline. ...Read more

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What is the difference between obstetrics and gynecology and what can/can't dr.S do?

What is the difference between obstetrics and gynecology and what can/can't dr.S do?

Complicated: Obstetricians provide care for pregnant patients and deliver babies. Gynecologists can help pts become pregnant if they experience infertility, and they can perform surgeries. Most general ob/gyns do both. Pure gynecologists do not deliver babies and focus on office visits and surgeries. ...Read more

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What made you decide to go into obstetrics and gynecology?

What made you decide to go into obstetrics and gynecology?

I love OB/GYN: When I was a medical student, OB/GYN was the speciality that I feel in love with. I love working with women at the various different stages of their lives- from menarche to pregnancy to menopause. Its a speciality where you get the opportunity to have an amazing relationship with your patients because you get to experience some of the most intimate and important times in their lives. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: obstetrics and gynecology?

Women's health: Obstetricians deal with pregnancy and helping women to have a healthy baby. Gynecology deals with women's reproduction health, so gynecologists treat reproductive health problems like irregular periods, vaginitis, abnormal pap tests. Gynecologists also help women to maintain or achieve overall health--and so address issues of weight, moods, and prevention. ...Read more

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Wat are the major books that I have to check out for info in obstetrics and gynecology?

Wat are the major books that I have to check out for info in obstetrics and gynecology?

Online: Basic and scientific information should come electronically as many books are almost out dated when published. Try: acog, nih and mayo clinic sites. For texts: williams obstetrics for ob, and comprehensive gynecology for gyn. ...Read more

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Wat are the major books that I have to study to get my m.D. In obstetrics and gynecology?

Wat are the major books that I have to study to get my m.D. In obstetrics and gynecology?

Not all in books: When you're studying under an obstetrician they will have their favorite texts and videos. But first you get your M.D. Then you do a training in obstetrics and gynecology. Congratulations on your goal. Assisting mothers to deliver their babies has been the favorite part of my general practice career. I took my wife to a remote island to meet a "baby" i delivered there 38 years ago. Very emotional. ...Read more

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Who are the specialist doctors under the obstetrics and gynecology department?

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Several: In addition to obstetrics and gynecology specialists, there may be subspecialists in maternal-fetal medicine (perinatologists), urogynecologists, gynecologic oncologists, reproductive endocrinologists/fertility subspecialists. ...Read more

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What is the difference between obstetrics and gynecology and what can midwives do?

Surgery: Both mid wive and obgyns can delivery low risk pregnancies and do well women exams. An obgyn can do what mid wives can plus high risk pregnacies and surgical procedure as well as some more specialized procedures. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I find a obstetrics and gynecology who takes straight medicaid?

Wanted to know where can I find a obstetrics and gynecology who takes straight medicaid?

State Medicaid: Every state manages their own medicaid program differently, but if you have medicaid there should be a phone number on your card (or sometimes also a website you can go to) in order to look up which providers in your local area accept medicaid and whether they are currently taking new patients. Good luck! ...Read more

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I need to know who are the specialist or doctor under the obstetrics and gynecology department?

4 boarded areas: There are four subspecialties under the ob/gyn umbrella. 1. Maternal fetal medicine.....High risk pregnancies 2. Reproductive endocrinology.......The hormones associated with women for normal function and pregnancies. 3. Oncology.....Cancer of the female specific organs such as ovaries, uterus, and vagina 4. Fpmrs.....Newest specialty dealing with pelvic floor problems related to women's anatomy. ...Read more

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Where can I find a obstetrics and gynecology who talks straight to me and not computer?

Where can I find a obstetrics and gynecology who talks straight to  me and not computer?

Your doctor: You need to see your obgyn. In my practice i see the patient directly and answer questions like it was done for years. With the advent of text messages the good old face to face converstion seems to be fading away. Every method of communication has its pros and cons. ...Read more

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Hello doc i just wondered why obstetrics go with gynecology? Is it because they both deal with women?

Hello doc i just wondered why obstetrics go with gynecology? Is it because they both deal with women?

There are two: Specifies dealing with female reproductive organs in pregnant and non pregnant patients. This combined program prepares the physician for the surgical management of the entire scope of clinical pathology involving female reproductive organs and to provide care for non pregnant and pregnant patients. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between an a maternal and fetal medicine doctor and an obstetrics & gynecology doctor?

Is there a difference between an a maternal and fetal medicine doctor and an obstetrics & gynecology doctor?

Good question: A maternal fetal medicine doctor is someone who did a fellowship after obgyn residency who specializes in complications and high risk pregnancies and specialized tests like fetal anatomy scans for normal and high risk pregnancies, most mater- fetal med spec do not do the delivery they only help manage your preg, I use them with every one of my preg pts (also they do not do any gyn, like i do). ...Read more

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What is reproductive health vsobstetrics and gynecology ?

Specialist training: Reproductive health is reproductive endocrinology and infertility (rei). Rei mds are sub-specialists: we train in obstetrics and gynecology (ob/gyn) then do advanced study of male & female hormonal conditions (endocrinology) and infertility testing and treatment including ivf. Rei should be board-certified, except a few older docs. Ob/gyns offer prenatal care, delivery, gynecologic care & surgery. ...Read more

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Gynecologic oncology vs a gynecologist?

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Gynecologic oncology vs a gynecologist?

Gyn vs gyn oncology: A gynecologist takes care of all ladys and health issues related to say "female issues": annual pelvic exams, pap smears, helping with birth control, treating stds, and helping lady's make it through menopause. Gyn oncologist treats ladys who have developed cancer of the cervix, uterus, vagina, vulva etc. ...Read more

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Gynecologic oncology and a gynecologist?

Gynecologic oncology and a gynecologist?

Big difference: One is a cancer specialist and the other is not. Most invasive/malignant diseases will require a gynecologic oncologist to treat since this is a different specialty. ...Read more

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Question about women's cancers - is there a difference between a gynecologist and a gynecology oncologist?

Question about women's cancers - is there a difference between a gynecologist and a gynecology oncologist?

Big difference: A gynecologist is a doctor that screens and may diagnose female cancers. They also see patients for things like period problems and birth control. A gynecologic oncologist treats cancers of the cervix, uterus, ovaries, tubes, vagina, and vulva (not breast). ...Read more

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Should I trust a regular OB GYN to do a Laparoscopic Cystectomy on an 8.4 and 4 cm hypoechoic cystic lesion? Or should I have a gynecologic oncologist do a Laparatomy? Both suspect endometriomas/endometriosis but have different surgery suggestions.

Should I trust a regular OB GYN to do a Laparoscopic Cystectomy on an 8.4 and 4 cm hypoechoic cystic lesion? Or should I have a gynecologic oncologist do a Laparatomy? Both suspect endometriomas/endometriosis but have different surgery suggestions.

Ans: Endometriosis is diagnosed by exploratory surgery. If this is what is expected why would you need an oncologist? The lesion will go to pathologist who will make the diagnosis for you. So if endometriosis you have no need for oncologist/gynecologist. Both are well trained I am sure in the procedure which is straight forward ...Read more

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What are the differences between a gynecologist (not obstetric) and obstetric gynecologist?

What are the differences between a gynecologist (not obstetric) and obstetric gynecologist?

No OB: A gynecologist does not do obstetrics. Many OB/GYNs will give up the OB as they get older, not wanting the crazy hours most OB/GYNs have. (I often tell my patients when they have been waiting in the office because I've been delivering a baby that the babies have no respect for my schedule). Both have trained the same and are certified by the same board (ABOG). ...Read more

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How are an ob gyn and a gynecologist different?

How are an ob gyn and a gynecologist different?

OB/Gyn : An OB/Gyn is an obstetrician and gynecologist. An OB/Gyn takes care of pregnant and non pregnant patients. A gynecologist takes care of only non pregnant patients. ...Read more

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Dr. David Kurss
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Gynecology (Definition)

Gynecology is health care of women, particularly focused on women's reproductive health, but considering the whole woman. Typically health care is provided by physicians trained in obstetrics ...Read more


Dr. Rebecca Thibodeau Khan
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Obstetrics (Definition)

Obstetricians are doctors that focus on ...Read more