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If you want access to the Breast Care Center at UCSF, you need to pick a GYN at Mt. Zion. I use Mindy Goldman, a GYN in the high risk breast cancer clinic in the Women's Health Center and I've never, ever had a doctor take better care of me. She calls with results, asks if I have any questions, and takes her time with you. I can't say enough about her.
Re: Looking for an OBGYN in San Fran.
I highly recommend Dr. Robert Domush in SF. He helped me with some gynecological problems during a very difficult time in my life and I can't say enough good things about him. I commuted to SF to see him for several years after I moved to the East Bay because I didn't trust anyone else with my health (I finally found a great OB/GYN in Berkeley -- Dr. Amy Huibonhoa). Dr. Domush is a genuinely good person with a very compassionate and professional manner. I've referred friends to him in the past and everyone loves him. He does not deliver babies (no OB) but focuses on other gynecological issues. Here is his info:
Robert Domush, MD UCSF Women's Health-Mount Zion Campus 2356 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94115 (415) 885-7788Best, Cathy
Re: Blue Shield OB GYN & a General Practitioner in SF
My OBGYN doctor was great and is a part of Brown and Toland. She delivered my baby in 2005 and it wasn't an easy birth (3 hours of pushing that resulted in a semi-emergency C-section). But she was fantastic. She is one woman out of a 3 woman practice. They are very down to earth, they are direct, and are not the holding hand kind of doctors but more direct and to the point, which I preferred. Her name is Dr. Dorothy Dube and her number is (415) 923-3128. Also, I would highly recommend having your baby at CPMC - it was the best! Best staff and nurses ever!
I am looking for an ob/gyn or just plain gyn affiliated with the Brown & Toland medical group at UCSF. I have looked in the archive and found only doc. recommendations for people with specific problems/concerns (fertility, complications during pregnancy, etc.). I just need a smart doc., preferably a woman (?), to do my well-woman exams and to follow up on a few post- partum questions. It might be nice not to be thrust into a huge baby machine, if possible. Thanks. Just a doc
I didn't have a single OB/GYN, but a whole bunch of UCSF faculty. This was fine for me, but I believe you actually can choose a single doc. All of the doctors and nurse/midwives were really, really nice. The only complaint I have is that sometimes they got backed up and I had to wait a really long time for appointments. A couple of women that stood out for me were Stephanie Mann (a doctor) and Sharon Wiener (a nurse midwife). Spike's mom
I am five months pregnant and desperately looking for a recommendation for an OB-GYN who is open minded, flexible, supportive of natural birth, and delivers most of his/her client's babies personally. I have had very little luck so far and feel quite frustrated. I live in San Francisco, so I need to find someone who practices in the city. I have chosen to give birth in a hospital in order to have medical care close at hand in case of an emergency, but would ideally like to have a natural birth with as few interventions as possible. I am most grateful for any recommendations! MK
Does anyone know of a good GYN in San Francisco. I live in the East Bay but work in San Francisco and I am trying to find a GYN in the city so that I can attend appointments more easily. I have PPO insurance. I have seen a few recommendations for Kaiser SF gyns, but very few others. I would prefer a female doc, but gender is less important to be than knowledge, bedside manners, etc. I am not currently pregnant so I only need to GYN services rather than the OB for now, but I would like to find someone who I can continue to use when I do become pregnant. (So in that sense I would ideally want a doc who is progressive, pro- midwife, low c-section rate, supportive of natural births, etc.) Doc-less in SF
My RN/GYN is Carolyn Muir. She's in SF, on UCSF's Mount Zion campus (Divis and Sutter). I started seeing her when she was with the Bay Springs Women's Group, before they became a part of UCSF. She had been my one and only doc until I got pregnant, and needed an OB. She's usually available for appointments, and is very good about giving call-backs when I need advice on any issue. I've seen her for a variety of problems, not just getting my annual pap. She's great - I HIGHLY recommend her! Her office number is: 415-353-2223. rachel
Re: Lesbian-friendly MDs:
If you are in need of an Ob/Gyn at UCSF, I highly recommend Patricia Robertson. She is knowledgeable in her field, flexible in her approach, respectful of her patients' autonomy and intelligence, and very attuned to the issues lesbian women face in getting sensitive, appropriate, health care. (I believe she has done research on the subject.) She's wonderful for straight women too. She was very understanding of my reasons for wanting a homebirth with a midwife, and willing to provide me prenatal care despite my intention ultimately to deliver at home. When you're in her waiting room, it's fun to see how many of her patients and their families walk out of her office smiling. S. Reilly
Tekoa King at UCSF Faculty Practice was absolutely fabulous. She made me feel that no question was inappropriate and that she would take all the time I needed. She handled my first pregnancy fears really well. I can't give her enough compliments. Even though she didn't attend the birth, Pat Robertson did and was quite different in style but we were comfortable with her as well.
I'm tentatively scheduled to have a CVS at UCSF with Dr. Lynn McLean in early March and need some information about her. I cannot find anything on this doctor (in the BPN archives, on UCSF's website or on the internet) and just want to hear about her from others who have had a CVS with her. I think she's relatively new at UCSF, but I don't really know since I cannot find anything about her. Thanks so much. Older Momma with #2 on the way
Has anyone had a CVS done recently at UCSF? I'm having mine done in a few weeks and I'm really nervous. I'll be about 12 1/2 weeks when I have the test. I'm going to be 40 when I deliver this baby, so I want to do prenatal testing, but I've heard good and scary things about the procedure. I would love to hear about people's experiences at UCSF! Thanks! Anonymous
After some research, we learned that the top Dr. in the Bay area for CVS ( and seemingly the top place too) was Dr. Mary Norton UCSF. Supposedly, Dr. Norton learned from the Dr who brought CVS to teh Bay area. At UCSF, they did approximately 30 a week (again this was over a year ago). We also learned that they had a .5 % of problems (this includes miscarriage) compared to a higher than 1% rate at EBPerinatal. Even though, this was our second baby, I had miscarried prior to the birth of my first baby--so we were incredible concerned about not causing a problem by getting a CVS.
Although we didn't get Dr. Mary Norton, we did get Dr. Thomas Musci and he did a fine job. My husband & I were extremely stressed out about the whole process but thought it would be better to know as early as possible and from the place with the most experience . And though it was more uncomfortable than a Pap smear (i got my CVS w/ a needle through my stomach cause of how the placenta was lying), nothing can beat the feeling of knowing 13 weeks in that I was having a perfectly healthy girl. Anyway, hope this helps. good luck!
I don't have any e-mail for the person requesting info on amniocentesis experience with the doctorsshe(presumably) listed in SF. But I do have a very good recommendation to use UCSF for corionic villi sampling, which is a little more specific and detailed of a test than amniocentesis. UCSF has an excellent record with performing this test, with very few miscarriages resulting from this test. Hope this helps. Azakian
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