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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
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
Same training: Mostly this is the same thing, as doctors who specialize in obgyn have trained in both obstetrics and gynecology. Obstetrics is the care of pregnant women. Gynecology is the care of diseases of the female reproductive tract and pelvis, as well as other conditions of the ill and healthy woman. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
It varies: Our schedules can be very erratic. We may have office all day but get called out of office for deliveries or other emergencies. Most have a surgery day or do them first thing in the morning before office. We may be up all night on call or sleep very little and still have office the next day. Fortunately most all of our outcomes are very rewarding which more than makes up for the crazy schedule! ...Read more
Pregnancy: The gynecologist takes care of non-pregnant women, the obstetrician takes care of women, when they are pregnant. Some gynecologists do not take care of pregnant women. Unless they work exclusively in labor and delivery, obstetricians usually also practice gynecology. The money is in gynecology (surgery) with a lower risk of getting sued - in obstetrics, it's the opposite. ...Read more
Less than you think: This is the financially most oppressed group in medicine due to the high risk malpractice situation. Lawyers know for certain that all babies would be born normal were it not for the mistake of the OB - there are no accidents of nature. So a defective child gets life support for its problems -$$millions$$. The highest of all medical settlements to the OB malpractice insurance is sky high. ...Read more
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
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
The lifestyle of the ob/gyn has improved dramatically over the last 20 years. There are now work hour restrictions in place for residents in training, and the expectations in practice have changed as well. It is still a great career helping women through difficult and joyous experiences.
The average sallary of a full-time ob/gyn is somewhere around 200-225k. There is significant variation. ...Read more
Do obstetricians/ gynecologists use gauze in any way during an novasure procedure? I just passed one after a lot of pain and infection.
Possible: That is not typically used in novasure. It is possible it was used to clean out fluid and blood but from the base of the vagina before of after the procedure. It is not likely to cause problems although I am sure it was emotionally disturbing to find it. ...Read more
Yes: The two go together in training. After training the doctor can choose to practice both or either field of specialty. ...Read more
Yes: The doctor is both. But sometimes doctors may elect to do one or the other in terms of services. Most obgyns do both. ...Read more
ObGyn Rewards: The biggest reward is the relationship that you develop with your patients, and the privilege of getting to share in life's major milestones with them. That experience bonds you in a way that each year thereafter, you look forward to hearing about their family, their life, and guiding them through their health challenges. ...Read more
Can gynecologists and obstetricians keep secrets about plastic surgery and contraceptive device from my husband?
Yes: That's your private information.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm almost 15, I live with my dad and am wondering if I should go to the gynecologist? And if so how do I go about talking with my about it?
Straight forward: We as gynecologist are here to help with your health issues not to judge or have an opinion on your personal beliefs. So I prefer for my patients to address their health issues or complaints straightforward. Initially it may be hard to talk about your personal issues but as you get use to the dr. Then you can begin to trust, that is how you stablish a healthy long lasting relationship with your d. ...Read more
Constant uti's after inter course. Which doctor do I talk to - general internist, urologist or gynecologist - about the issue?
Chronic UTIs: 31 year old woman with chronic UTIs. If you have chronic UTIs, more than 5 in one year, you should take post coital antibiotics over a 6 month period, then try a trial off. Depending on medical issues and allergies, there are several options, including Macrobid a few times a week or Keflex 500mg po after sex. Also learn to void completely after sex and practice good hygiene. ...Read more
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