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Hi - I am new to the Gainesville area and looking for OBGYN recommendations.  Any help is much appreciated!

 

Thanks!

Paula

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I reccomend Dr. Michael Cotter. I am currently 7 months pregnant and I have been seeing him since I was 2 months. He's a great doctor and is very friendly. He's located across from the Oaks Mall behind North Florida Regional. The number to his office is 352-371-2011.
Dr. Amy Million at North Florida Women's Physicians is amazing! I had two pregnancies one right after the other and she helped me get through them successfully. Both were a little bumpy, especially the second one, but I now have two thriving little girls!
Did you deliver both girls at N. Florida?

Lisa Morales said:
Dr. Amy Million at North Florida Women's Physicians is amazing! I had two pregnancies one right after the other and she helped me get through them successfully. Both were a little bumpy, especially the second one, but I now have two thriving little girls!
Yes. Are you planning to deliver there? They are very good, even when there's a problem.

The only thing I would recommend is once you've delivered and they move you to a room, have someone there with you as much as possible because both times I was there during the recovery part, it was like non-stop people coming in the room...nurses, baby photographer, lactation consultant, this person, that person....I could not get any rest!!! With my second daughter, I begged the doctor to let us go home on time (she wanted to keep me an extra day) because I was not getting much sleep at all and it was driving me bonkers. I got more sleep at home :) At least if someone is with you, they can hopefully stop people before they disturb you if you're sleeping.
Yes, I plan to deliver there. I've heard good things about them. I'm just worried about the actual delivery. Being a first time mom, I'm kind of worried about them using a catheder (sp?). Do you remember if they gave you one?

Lisa Morales said:
Yes. Are you planning to deliver there? They are very good, even when there's a problem. The only thing I would recommend is once you've delivered and they move you to a room, have someone there with you as much as possible because both times I was there during the recovery part, it was like non-stop people coming in the room...nurses, baby photographer, lactation consultant, this person, that person....I could not get any rest!!! With my second daughter, I begged the doctor to let us go home on time (she wanted to keep me an extra day) because I was not getting much sleep at all and it was driving me bonkers. I got more sleep at home :) At least if someone is with you, they can hopefully stop people before they disturb you if you're sleeping.
Yes, I plan to deliver there. I've heard good things about them. I'm just worried about the actual delivery. Being a first time mom, I'm kind of worried about them using a catheder (sp?). Do you remember if they gave you one?

Lisa Morales said:
Yes. Are you planning to deliver there? They are very good, even when there's a problem. The only thing I would recommend is once you've delivered and they move you to a room, have someone there with you as much as possible because both times I was there during the recovery part, it was like non-stop people coming in the room...nurses, baby photographer, lactation consultant, this person, that person....I could not get any rest!!! With my second daughter, I begged the doctor to let us go home on time (she wanted to keep me an extra day) because I was not getting much sleep at all and it was driving me bonkers. I got more sleep at home :) At least if someone is with you, they can hopefully stop people before they disturb you if you're sleeping.
No, I don't remember having one.

I am real skittish about catheters so if I have to have one, I always ask them to use the smallest size possible and that helps me a lot.
I think they only give a catheter with an epidural. I'm really not sure since both of mine were natural births.

I would recommend my OB/GYN but she isn't taking new patients. I have worked with many though (as a scrub tech) and have heard only good things about Dr. George Buchanan. He has a wonderful personality and is very laid back. He does deliver at Shands, but he is the ONLY OB that I know of that will make sure HE delivers you. Not, a resident or chief resident or OB on-call.
I see Dr. Cotter for this pregnancy, and I am scheduled to be induced tomorrow-The receptionist called me, asking me what the doctor wanted me to do becaise he didn't put it in my folder. I have seen his nurse-midwife, Cyndi Vista, for all 3 of my pregnancies, but she recently went to work with Dr. Cotter due to my old OB/GYN retiring. Overall, I would HIGHLY recommend going to Cyndi, and would discourage Dr. Cotter-he had accused me for doing some things during pregnancy that I didn't do, and made me feel extremely uncomfortable. At my appt. last week, he also checked to see my dialation, and he was just too rough, and didn't let up when I told him it hurt. He is just very unprofessional, IMO. Good luck, though!

Jaleesa Conyers said:
I reccomend Dr. Michael Cotter. I am currently 7 months pregnant and I have been seeing him since I was 2 months. He's a great doctor and is very friendly. He's located across from the Oaks Mall behind North Florida Regional. The number to his office is 352-371-2011.
Wendy McKinley said:
I see Dr. Cotter for this pregnancy, and I am scheduled to be induced tomorrow-The receptionist called me, asking me what the doctor wanted me to do becaise he didn't put it in my folder. I have seen his nurse-midwife, Cyndi Vista, for all 3 of my pregnancies, but she recently went to work with Dr. Cotter due to my old OB/GYN retiring. Overall, I would HIGHLY recommend going to Cyndi, and would discourage Dr. Cotter-he had accused me for doing some things during pregnancy that I didn't do, and made me feel extremely uncomfortable. At my appt. last week, he also checked to see my dialation, and he was just too rough, and didn't let up when I told him it hurt. He is just very unprofessional, IMO. Good luck, though!

Jaleesa Conyers said:
I reccomend Dr. Michael Cotter. I am currently 7 months pregnant and I have been seeing him since I was 2 months. He's a great doctor and is very friendly. He's located across from the Oaks Mall behind North Florida Regional. The number to his office is 352-371-2011.

My mom had the same experience with Dr. Cotter when she was pregnant with my sister. Of course, this was 15 years ago. He had a very poor bedside manner and does not treat some of his patients very nice. Having worked with him a few times, I have witnessed this a couple times. I remember when my mom went to him (I was 15), she had just found out that she had gestational diabetes. He totally blamed it on her weight and said she needed to LOSE weight while she was pregnant. She immediately switched OBs and did just fine with the proper care.
I went to the midwives at North Florida (I specifically saw Ann Marie Fenn, but met and liked all four of the midwives in the practice). If this is any indication, three of the four of them were with me during labor and delivery (and the fourth was out of the country on vacation). I plan to use Ann Marie again for any future children - we had a wonderful experience with her and the entire midwife practice at NFRMC.
I saw Dr. Brazzel with my first and am seeing him again now for my second pregnancy. He is a wonderful doctor, and I'd definitely recommend him to any expecting mommy. :-)

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