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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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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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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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What are some challenges obstetrician gynecologists face?

What are some challenges obstetrician gynecologists face?

Challenges for OBGYN: Obgyn is a complex and interesting field. The biggest challenge is the unpredictable nature of our work. Babies come all hours of the day and night, or somebody rolls into the emergency department with a gyn surgery emergency that you've never met before and you have to leave your scheduled patients to go operate. That unpredictable nature of the job also keeps it exciting after all these years. ...Read more

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Are deliveries by midwifes safe?

Are deliveries by midwifes safe?

THAT DEPENDS: On the training and your stituation and if the midwife delivers in the hospital and has the proper backup provided by a board certified obgyn who can respond quickly in an emergency situation. I have worked with some very good midwives and shortly with some bad ones. My patients go to me because I do all of my own deliveries and they know that I am trained to take care of a problem. ...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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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 do nurse practitioners test women for vaginal infections?

How do nurse practitioners test women for vaginal infections?

Culture: Vaginal infections are determined by collecting a sample of vaginal fluid for culture and sending that to a lab that tests for bacteria. ...Read more

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Why do doctors recommend an IV during labor and delivery?

Why do doctors recommend an IV during labor and delivery?

Hydration: Many patients aren't able to take enough fluids orally during labor because they may be nauseated and they can become dehydrated. Iv fluids can prevent dehydration. Additionally, they provide access to administer any medications that may be necessary in labor such as antibiotics or pain meds. Finally, if a cesarean section becomes necessary, the IV allows the anesthesiologist to have access. ...Read more

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How do physician assistants and general practitioners collaborate?

How do physician assistants and general practitioners collaborate?

Many ways.: The scope of practice of pas depends on the state and their specialty. With general practitioners, pas usually work as "extensions" of the physician - and in theory, there should be good oversight of the work done by the pa. The physician should be available to answer questions the pa might have about the clinical case. In some states the pa can work without physician collaboration or backup. ...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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Are psychiatric nurses and psychiatric nurse practitioners the same thing?

Are psychiatric nurses and psychiatric nurse practitioners the same thing?

Profession query: No they are not one and the same - psych np has prescription privileges and can collaborate with a psychiatrist to provide psychopharm services whereas psychiatric nursing deals more with inpatient nursing care. ...Read more

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Who are the nurses who specialize in women's health?

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Who are the nurses who specialize in women's health?

Nurses: En, kpn, nurse practitioners, who are trained to work with specialists in that field. ...Read more

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Do obstetricians get mad when women refuse pelvic exams or ask for c sections because of previous trauma and sexual abuse?

Do obstetricians get mad when women refuse pelvic exams or ask for c sections because of previous trauma and sexual abuse?

Refusing exam: You should never be afraid or ashamed to discuss your preferences. When choosing a doctor call and ask about sexual trauma experience / or request a referral from a therapist / rape hotline/support group. Every doctor is different choose one that respects and works with you. Seek counseling about your trauma and how it reframed life, Some procedures are important like PAPs. ...Read more

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Do gynecologists normally perscribe the abortion pill for their patients wanting early abortions?

Do gynecologists normally perscribe the abortion pill for their patients wanting early abortions?

Yes: This would normally be prescribed by or under the supervision of a gynecologist. Of course, not every gynecologist will be willing to do this because of moral, social, or legal concerns. ...Read more

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On average, do gynecologists see many women under 40 with ovarian cancer?

On average, do gynecologists see many women under 40 with ovarian cancer?

No many compared: Women under 40 can get ovarian cancer and if that would happen to any of my patients which is infrequent, i immediately refer them to a friend of mine who is a board certified gyn cancer surgeon for the proper treatment. ...Read more

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Do ob residents that work in teaching hospitals eventually have to perform an abortion?

Do ob residents that work in teaching hospitals eventually have to perform an abortion?

Abortions: Everyone learns how to do procedures using tecniques used during abortions during training; most programs allow the residents to opot out and do another activity if it is against their faith. ...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