Obstetrician Gynecologist

Obstetrician Gynecologist


Minneapolis, MN

Female, 36

I am a practicing Obstetrician and Gynecologist, providing care for women in all stages of life. Approximately half of my practice consists of pregnancy-related care, including routine prenatal care, high risk obstetrics, and delivering babies at all hours of the day. The other half consists of gynecologic care, which ranges from routine annual check-ups to contraception and menopause. I perform many surgeries, including laparoscopies and hysterectomies.

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Last Answer on July 14, 2017

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Can you help me find a gynecologist, I am hiv positive and my gynecologist passed me to someone else who keeps cancelling my appointment.

Asked by choosing life over 11 years ago

I'm not sure where you live, but I would start by talking to your infectious disease specialists for any good referrals. You should also check the website of any major local university hospital systems, as they may have gynecologists who specialize in patients with HIV. Another good source is the American College of OBGYN website physician finder: http://www.acog.org/About_ACOG/Find_an_Ob-Gyn

I am a 27 year old female and I have been on and off of hormonal birth control (pill, patch, shot) for 13 years. Will this affect my future ability to conceive?

Asked by Tina over 11 years ago

Hormonal contraceptives are not associated with long-term infertility. However, when you are ready, if you are the type of person who likes to plan ahead, you should probably plan to be off of your contraception for at least 3 months before you attempt to conceive. Sometimes it takes a few months for the body to resume natural cycles. With the shot (depo provera), it can take up to a year for the body to resume regular cycles. 

Just a follow-up to my earlier Q. When I asked about mid-career changes, I meant in terms of specialty. For example, a cardiologist who decides she wants to become a neurosurgeon. Does this happen frequently?

Asked by faint-of-heart almost 12 years ago

So, as I said, in order to graduate from medical school, you have to complete 4 years of college followed by 4 years of medical school. At that point, you choose your specialty. ObGYN happens to require 4 years of training. Once you have completed residency, if you wanted to change specialties, you would have to repeat a residency in whatever field you have chosen. General surgery requires 5 years, cardiology can require up to 6-7 years, neurosurgery 7 years, etc. It is generally an unattractive prospect to have to go back and retrain for anywhere from 3-7 years when you are already in your mid-30's, so most people aren't willing to do this. But, again, if you are unhappy with your job, you have to find the job that brings you fulfillment.

Hi, I am 37 years old expecting my second child. In week 16 I was told that baby is a boy and in weeks 22 and 26 it seemed to be a girl. My test results in week 18 was as follows: hCG:1.44, AFP:1.0. Could you please help me to know my baby's gender?

Asked by SS about 11 years ago

A baby's gender cannot be identified by HCG and AFP results. The only tests that can identify a baby's gender at this time are ultrasound, amniocentesis, CVS, or a test for fetal free DNA. Unfortunately, I am not able to interpret a baby's gender based on the information you have given me.

I was prescribed amoxicillain ,and i think i might be pregnant ,is it dangerous to take it?

Asked by Mel over 10 years ago

I recommend you discuss any medication concerns with your physican.

If I had sex with a girl in late septemember. Is it possible for a mid july baby to be mine?

Asked by 789 about 11 years ago

The only way to be certain would be to perform paternity testing after the baby is born.

Do you believe any of these "I didn't know I was pregnant until I went into labor!!" stories? Is that even possible?

Asked by pchop about 11 years ago

The power of the human brain to sustain denial is incredible. I do believe it is possible, although it is very uncommon!