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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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Obstetrician or nurse midwife or mfm--who is best?

Obstetrician or nurse midwife or mfm--who is best?

What for?!: Midwives can manage most normal pregnancies and deliveries without complications. Obstetricians can handle most pregnancy and delivery-related minor complications safely. Maternal-fetal medicine specialists are best trained to manage the most complicated of pregnancies and deliveries (e.g. When a fetal anomaly or serious maternal health condition is present). ...Read more

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First appointment with ob nurse what should I expect?

First appointment with ob nurse what should I expect?

Thorough evaluation: The OB nurse will evaluate you and your pregnancy by asking questions and obtaining significant information. ...Read more

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Can nurse midwives write prescriptions?

Nurse midwives: Most nurse midwives can write prescriptions, but it depends upon the state regulations. ...Read more

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What is an obstetric nurse and what does obstetric nurse do?

What is an obstetric nurse and what does obstetric nurse do?

Helps at birth: An obstetric nurse helps patients and their doctors when women are giving birth or being evaluated for pregnancy related problems. ...Read more

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Should I hire private nurse for postop care?

Should I hire private nurse for postop care?

Depends : It depends on surgery and how much need for help you have. ...Read more

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Should I become a nurse practitioner or physician assistant?

Should I become a nurse practitioner or physician assistant?

Whatever you want: You can do either one. Just have to look at the training requirements. ...Read more

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What's a certified nurse practitioner?

What's a certified nurse practitioner?

Nurse practitioner: Np can perform physical exams and write medications for physical illnesses which are co-signed by a physician. ...Read more

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How do a midwife and a labor and delivery nurse differ?

How do a midwife and a labor and delivery nurse differ?

Midwife: Midwife actually has the training to carry out uncomplicated deliveries, l&d nurse assist during the labor and delivery. ...Read more

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Who handles babies more: a nurse, midwife or perinatal nurse? How are they different?

Who handles babies more: a nurse, midwife or perinatal nurse? How are they different?

Experience?: Are you getting at who has the most experience? "Nurses" as a general term may or may not have experience in deliveries. Perinatal nurses specifically spend their days delivering and helping new mothers and their babies. They do lots of "handling" A midwife does prenatal care and delivers babies in a variety of capacities, some are which are NOT in hospitals. Hospital delivery is safest 4 baby ...Read more

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Do nurses or doctors run labor and delivery?

Do nurses or doctors run labor and delivery?

Teamwork: Both! doctors and nurses work together to provide the bet care to the patients. ...Read more

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Should I hire a nurse to take care of mom in medicaid nursing home?

Should I hire a nurse to take care of mom in medicaid nursing home?

See below: You would need a permission from the director of nursing to allow a private nurse to care of your mom. You would have to pay privately on your behalf. ...Read more

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What can nurse practitioner do?

What can nurse practitioner do?

Provide some care: A nurse practitioner (np) is usually a registered nurse (rn) who has additional training and experience in taking are of certain simpler medical problems and diseases, under the supervision of a physician. What a nurse practitioner can do depends on what the supervising doctor is comfortable allowing him or her to do. There are usually state laws that limit what np's are allowed to do. ...Read more

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What is physician assistant vs nurse clinician?

NP vs PA: Nps and pas may overlap in many aspects of being physician extenders. Nurse practicianers obtain a bachelors degree in nursing and then additional training to be a np. Physician assistance usually obtain a masters degree. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how nurse practitioners and registered nurses differ?

RN vs NP: Np is a registered nurse who gets additional training in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and usually work under the supervision of a physician. In some states they are allowed to work independently and write prescriptions. ...Read more

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Do doctors prefer to work with nurse practitioners or physician assistants?

Do doctors prefer to work with nurse practitioners or physician assistants?

Both: It doesn't matter. What matters is the person's skills, knowledge, personality, bedside manner, and teamwork. ...Read more

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Obstetrician or nurse midwife or mfm--who is best?

What for?!: Midwives can manage most normal pregnancies and deliveries without complications. Obstetricians can handle most pregnancy and delivery-related minor complications safely. Maternal-fetal medicine specialists are best trained to manage the most complicated of pregnancies and deliveries (e.g. When a fetal anomaly or serious maternal health condition is present). ...Read more

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Going to the obstetrician; will the nurse draw blood or will I have go to another lab?

Going to the obstetrician; will the nurse draw blood or will I have go to another lab?

Yes.: Whether lab samples are obtained in the office or outside can vary from office to office and are sometimes determined by insurance companies. ...Read more

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First appointment with ob nurse what should I expect?

Thorough evaluation: The OB nurse will evaluate you and your pregnancy by asking questions and obtaining significant information. ...Read more

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How can I find a chinese/mandarin speaking ob. Dr. At seattle, wa ? Or chinese/mandarin speaking nurse aiding an ob. Dr. There? For baby delivery case. Can pay full cash.

How can I find a chinese/mandarin speaking ob. Dr. At seattle, wa ?  Or chinese/mandarin speaking nurse aiding an ob. Dr. There? For baby delivery case.  Can pay full cash.

There : There are several ways you could find this information 1. Call the obgyn office and ask if any of the physicians speak mandarin 2. This information is sometimes listed on the websites of obgyn clinics 3. Call labor and delivery of hospitals that are close to you and ask the front desk if any of the obgyn physicians that deliver at that hospital speak mandarin i hope this is helpful! ...Read more

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I'm going to a high risk OB GYN Monday but I'm going to see a nurse, not the Dr... Why?? I need to he seen by a Dr

You will: at some point. Likely they will have a nurse practitioner see you first. NP's are extensively trained, and usually extremely competent. In either event, the doctor will be readily available, and they can easily get him or her if there is some sort of problem. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Are pregnant women over 35 always treated as high risk or can they see a regular nurse-midwife or OB if in good health and no abnormalities w/baby?

Are pregnant women over 35 always treated as high risk or can they see a regular nurse-midwife or OB if in good health and no abnormalities w/baby?

Both: Yes there is some increase in risk after age 35 regarding genetic problems, developmental problems and complications of delivery. This does not mean that you can not delivery with a midwife especially if you have had normal deliveries in the past. Midwives often work in hospitals where MDs are available in case of unanticipated complications for you or your baby. Good prenantal care is best. ...Read more

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I have an ob/gyn, and nurse practitioner, but no primary care phy. Can one of them refer or evaluate for possible adult ADD?

I have an ob/gyn, and nurse practitioner, but no primary care phy. Can one of them refer or evaluate for possible adult ADD?

They can refer: It would be best to get a referral to a psychologist or a psychiatrist to accurately diagnose adult ADD. Your insurance company should be able to give you the names of some clinicians in your area who accept your insurance plan. ...Read more

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When pregnantnant, my meds were signed over to ob/gyn.Now the nurse said she wouldnt refill wellbutrin (bupropion) until i had a pap smear. Strange? Am no longer pregnant

When pregnantnant, my meds were signed over to ob/gyn.Now the nurse said she wouldnt refill wellbutrin (bupropion) until i had a pap smear. Strange?  Am no longer pregnant

Ouch...: I'm guessing that your office is forcing compliance by holding your meds hostage until recommended tests are done. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is a cat c drug (adverse effects on animal studies, no human studies, use if benefits outweigh risks). However, it's also a med that shouldn't be withheld if needed. Discuss this with your doc- ie, need for pap, reason for policy, & risks of med or withholding. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a question about obstetricians. Are dos and mds the same?

I have a question about obstetricians. Are dos and mds the same?

Yes: Md vs do, the specialty training and board exams are the same. The only difference is the medical school training where the md follows the "traditional" model and dos have a more "holistic" background with osteopathic training. Dos are experts in physical therapy and manipulation therapy. It's like getting a chiropractor/md rolled into one. Both make excellent ob/gyns. Take good care of yourself. ...Read more

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Why is it that obstetricians now do so many cesareans. In this more dangerous direction?

Why is it that obstetricians now do so many cesareans. In this more dangerous direction?

Safety: Most cesareans (about 50-66%) are because the baby doesn't fit. Half because she can't dilate to 10cm and half are completely dilated but she can't bring the baby through the birth canal. About 25% of cesareans are for baby heart rate concerns ideally, ob/gyns should try to have the best outcomes for mom and baby with the lowest possible section rate. ...Read more

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I have my first appointment with an obstetrician in a few weeks.I will be 7 wks at that time.What can I expect to happen at the appointment?Thank you

I have my first appointment with an obstetrician in a few weeks.I will be 7 wks at that time.What can I expect to happen at the appointment?Thank you

First visit: During the first visit a complete exam is typically done. A sonogram will be done or will be scheduled depending on how their office is set up. They will likely do a bunch of blood work typical for pregnancy. They will take your medical history and answer any questions you have ...Read more

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What do obstetricians actually do?

Deliver babies: Obstetricians take care of pregnant women and deliver babies either vaginally or by cesarean section as necessary. They have undergone 4+years of training to become consultants in women's health care. ...Read more

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How many hours do obstetricians work per week?

How many hours do obstetricians work per week?

Varies: Great question but unfortunately, there is no single answer. Work hours are usually divided between: office/surgery/deliveries/hospital rounds. The time per week is based on the mds practice, location, and choice of lifestyle. In residency, there is a mandatory 80 hour/week max. This is set by he residency commission. In solo practice, if busy, one may easily cross over that mark. ...Read more

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What exactly do obstetricians and laborists do?

Ob & L&D: Care during pregnancy and labor and delivery. The laborist works in a hospital or birthing center. The OB has an office and works in l&d. ...Read more

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How many hours do obstetricians work at night in a week?

Depends: Obstetricians work depends on how many other doctors are in their group and how many lady's are expecting to deliver that week. Some weeks they may be working every night, and other weeks, not at all. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many hours do obstetricians work in a week?

Can you let me know how many hours do obstetricians work in a week?

Varies greatly: A part-time OB can work as little as she wishes. Solo ob's generally work 40-80 hours or more per week. Solo OB practice is not for the faint-hearted! ...Read more

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Are obstetricians also gynecologists?

Are obstetricians also gynecologists?

Some are some aren't: Typically training in either of these fields after medical school includes both obstetrics and gynecology. Most doctors then go on to practice both, at least for some time. However after training some individuals specialize and therefore do just one or the other. In addition specialization may lead to a further defined and limited practice also known as sub-specialization. ...Read more

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