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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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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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What's the difference between an obstetrician and gynecologist?

What's the difference between an obstetrician and gynecologist?

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

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What's the different between obstetrician and gynecologist and womens health doctor?

What's the different between obstetrician and gynecologist and womens health doctor?

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

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

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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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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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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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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What is a typical day like for an obstetrician gynecologist?

What is a typical day like for an obstetrician gynecologist?

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

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What does the gynecologist do? How is it different from the obstetrician?

What does the gynecologist do? How is it different from the obstetrician?

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

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How much money do obstetrician/gynecologists make?

How much money do obstetrician/gynecologists make?

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

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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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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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How important would you say it is to visit an obstetrician gynecologist? If so, why?

Very important: There are diseases that can only be detected by a gyn exam. Also gynecologists are the usual source for implementation of birth control. Read more

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How much money do obstetricians/gynecologists make on average?

How much money do obstetricians/gynecologists make on average?

See answer!: 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