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Obstetrics And Gynocology
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
After obgyns finish residency do they have to choose a subspecialty (maternal fetal medicine, gynecology oncology)?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Training.: An ob/gyn doctor has had four years of specialized training beyond medical school in only women's health care. A board-certified doctor has met prescribed standards of practice over years of additional practice and passed national standard written and oral examinations. A women's health doctor can be any physician who chooses to limit practice to women, but there are no specific standards. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pediatric surgeon (neonatal and or fetal intervention) vs. ob/gyn (perinatology), what's the difference?
Perinatal medicine : Fetal intervention/fetal surgery is performed by an entire team. The team is made up of a pediatric surgeon, Perinatologist, and a neonatolist. The pediatric surgeon is the one who performs the surgery, the Perinatologist manages the patient with the complications that can result from the surgery, such as preterm labor. The neonatologist takes care of the complications that the baby may have. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Good obgyn and general practice doctor in pasadena, glendale or burbank, ca area who accepts blue cross hmo?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That's unusual.: The only patients that i've ever anesthetized for a pelvic exam were children. It would be extraordinarily unusual for a patient to need anesthesia for a routine pelvic exam. I could understand however that some women with very painful conditions or a history of a traumatic experience may benefit from some sedation prior to their pelvic exam, but not a general anesthetic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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