S.G. asks from Plano, TX on April 17, 2009
High Risk Dr?
I am looking for a good well recommended high risk Dr one preferably that works with older women. I am over 40 an new to the area and just found out i am pregnant. I have had a miscarriage in the past and i am a over weight. So i have a lot of factors working against me. I don't have a regular dr. yet to get any recommendations from so if anyone can suggest a High risk dr that would be wonderful. I live in Plano. Also any input about the hospitals around her would be great as well. Thank you so much for you help.
V.H. answers from Dallas on April 17, 2009
Congrats on your pregnancy. I would highly recommend my OB GYN. His name is Dr.Clark Griffith and he works out of Presby of Dallas. I'm not sure if he's classified as a "high risk" doctor but I'm sure he would provide you with all of the important care you need for your pregnancy. I'm only 25 but he's delivered all of my babies and is a brilliant doctor. Give him a call and go have a consultation with him. I'm always very happy with the care I get from him and his staff.
L.T. answers from Dallas on April 17, 2009
I'm a high risk patient as well and there are two perinatologists that I would highly recommend. Dr. Weiss is very smart and has great bedside manners. He is located in Medical City of Dallas off of 75 & Forrest. I'm seeing him right now as I am pg with my third baby. My OB is Dr. Oliveira and she is an absolute doll. My OB sends me to him for certain tests. Both are great. If you would rather go to Presby Plano look up Dr. Koster, she's another amazing perinatologist. I used her for with my first baby...didn't go back b/c Plano Presby is too far for me.
J.R. answers from Dallas on April 17, 2009
Congratulations! I love my OB and would recommend him to you. I see Dr. Greebon who is with the Women's Specialists of Plano, which is next to Medical Center Plano. I wasn't high risk but they do have that speciality there. They are absolutely wonderful there, including great nurses.
I just delivered my daughter in January at Medical Center Plano and they were GREAT! I DID have a private room, as I believe they all are there. My nurses that took care of me were so good and sweet. I would highly recommend that hospital to you as well as my Dr.
R. answers from Dallas on April 17, 2009
I also recommend Plano Healthcare for Women -- Dr. Gwen Webster, ###-###-####. I was not high-risk but I know that is her specialty. I delivered both my girls at Plano Presby and was very happy with the hospital. I loved that all the rooms are private which as a result my insurance paid it. I wish you the best on your pregnancy!
J.S. answers from Dallas on April 17, 2009
I saw Erin Koster once during my pregnancy. I loved her! She was very helpful, nice, smart, and everything else I would want in a doctor. Here is a link to her website...
http://erinkostermd.com/services.html Her office is located in Plano by Plano presby.
A.M. answers from Dallas on April 17, 2009
Congrats on your pregnancy!! My OB is great -- I'm not high risk, but I know my doc does specialize in high risk obstetrics.
She's in Plano and she delivers at Presbyterian of Plano Hospital (new name is Texas Health Plano) on the tollway/Parker. She's very pleasant - a mom herself.
Plano Healthcare for Women -- Dr. Gwen Webster, ###-###-####
I have not heard good things about the direction that Medical Center of Plano is going. We have steered clear from that hospital since my FIL had his stroke (many yrs ago) and spent some time there -- we were not happy with the care there. Last I checked, they did not guarantee private rooms, so if it's a busy delivery time you might be sharing a room with another mom. And other friends that have delivered there have told me that their docs are not delivering there anymore - they are going to Presby Plano now. Presby Plano has all private rooms.
K.H. answers from Dallas on April 17, 2009
I am currently seeing Dr. Thomas Albert at Plano Presby. He is a perinatologist that only works with high risk pregnancies. I think your OB has to recommend that you see him, though. He is excellent. I have heard from many that he is the best in the area, and I do believe it.
My OBGYN is Dr. Mary Ann Franken at Trinity Medical Center in Carrollton. I highly recommend her! She is so caring and explains everything. SInce I've had complications, she has called me many times after hours and on her days off from her home. She never acts bothered by me or my requests and calls me herself, when necessary, instead of having another staff member do it. With my first baby, I loved delivering at Trinity as well. The staff was amazing and so kind. In post-partum, the nurses would just talk to me forever about my family and how to adjust to new life with our baby. I did have problems with Trinity's billing department, but am told they are being bought out by Baylor for sure before I deliver in September, so billing will not be done by the same agency.
Hope you find who you are looking for!!