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What is the difference between a gynecology doctor and an obstetrics and gynecology?
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Dr. Ronald De la Pena
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Birth
Initially they are trained in both specialties, an ob/gyn practices obstetrics and gynecology.
A "gynecologist" practices only gynecology.

In brief: Birth
Initially they are trained in both specialties, an ob/gyn practices obstetrics and gynecology.
A "gynecologist" practices only gynecology.
Dr. Ronald De la Pena
Dr. Ronald De la Pena
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: One sleeps more...
A gynecologist is trained but no longer chooses to do obstetrics, therefore no prenatal care, middle of the night deliveries, or c-sections.
They concentrate on gyn surgeries, health care maintenance, and basically everything but pregnancy.

In brief: One sleeps more...
A gynecologist is trained but no longer chooses to do obstetrics, therefore no prenatal care, middle of the night deliveries, or c-sections.
They concentrate on gyn surgeries, health care maintenance, and basically everything but pregnancy.
Dr. Miguel Cano
Dr. Miguel Cano
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Dr. Mitchell Schuster
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
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In brief: Women's Health
Obstetrics deals with safe delivery of an infant at the completion of a pregnancy.
The obstetrician has to view the mother as 2 patients because there is a baby and a mother to watch. Gynecology is the care of women specific health problems usually related to the vagina, uterus, and ovaries. The basic training is similar for both fields so they are often linked together and practiced together.

In brief: Women's Health
Obstetrics deals with safe delivery of an infant at the completion of a pregnancy.
The obstetrician has to view the mother as 2 patients because there is a baby and a mother to watch. Gynecology is the care of women specific health problems usually related to the vagina, uterus, and ovaries. The basic training is similar for both fields so they are often linked together and practiced together.
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