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Looking for a OB-GYN in Plano

I am looking for a female OBGYN ( just my personal preference) who delivers preferably at Medical Center of Plano. Some one who doesn't rush through the appointment, compassionate and who is on time for the appointment at least 60% of the time( I understand that emergencies do come up ) with friendly staff. I have already checked that Dr. Katrina Walsh doesn't accept BlueCross BlueShield and Dr.Jennifer Campbell ( though at Presbytarian ) is not accepting new patients until January.

I am wondering if any of you would be able to share personal experiences with any of the following Doctors:

Dr. Dawn Bankston or her partners ( Dr Cindy Hartley, Dr Kathryn white)
Dr. Arlene Jacobs

Thanks a bunch in advance.

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So What Happened?™

Thak you all for taking time to respond and sharing your experiences. I finally decided to go with Dr.Hartley and so far so good. I'll post updates as things progress.

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Dr. Lisa Umholtz is a great OB-GYN! I've recommended her to several others and they all have been pleased with her as well. She works with Dr. Jacobs, all of the women in this practice would be great.
Good luck, T.

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Dr. Umholtz at Plano Medical Center is wonderful!! At least 90% of the time she was on time for my appointments and she is very professional. She is not super social, but that was ok with me, as long as she was and is a good doctor. I think she is in the same team as Dr. Jacobs. It is a large team of women.

Hope this helps!

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I go to Dr. Traci Nivens. Her office is in Presby of Plano Hospital. She made my pregnancy totally enjoyable and I wouldn't change anything. She never rushed me and was only late I think 2-3 times for my appointments. Nothing I couldn't be ok with. Good luck on your second!

Randa

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Dr. Lisa Umholtz is a great OB-GYN! I've recommended her to several others and they all have been pleased with her as well. She works with Dr. Jacobs, all of the women in this practice would be great.
Good luck, T.

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Dr. Kathryn White delivered my baby boy 12 years ago. As for the appointments in her office, I have no complaints about anything until I delivered the baby. Only during the early stages of my pregnancy, my blood sample was found to have signs of abnormality. Dr. White called me over the phone and informed in a matter-of-fact type of tone that my baby would:
1. have Down's syndrome, or
2. die and not complete the full term, or
3. die shortly if he was ever born

There was no hope in her voice. It must just be her voice but I didn't find any encouragement, compassion or at least a "don't worry, we'll see again after we do another test" (I forgot what you call this test, amnio-something, which took 2 weeks to get the results -the longest 2 weeks in my whole entire life.) After this 2nd test, everything was found to be normal and I had the most precious, smart, good-looking, good-natured son a mother can have. I might have some negative opinion about her but what I thought about her after the whole ordeal was I will not recommend her to anyone. But that was 12 years ago. I just had to respond to your question about a personal experience. Hope you find a great physician. God bless.

I am not familiar w/the following Dr's. Dr. Dawn Bankston or her partners ( Dr Cindy Hartley, Dr Kathryn white)
Dr. Arlene Jacobs

But, I know of a Dr. that practices both in Carrollton and Plano. His name is Dr. Herzog. He is wonderful. I went into labor when I was 8 weeks pregnant and because he used new technology and new surgery technique... I didn't lose my baby. I wouldn't use anyone else if he is on my insurance.

A. Lynn

I have been a patient of Dr. Bankston's for seven years. She delivered both of my babies. All I can say is that she is wonderful! I have also met her partners and they are all good doctors. You cannot go wrong with any of them.

I highly recomment Dr. Bankston.

Hi U.,

I love Dr. Hartley! She performed emergency surgery on me for an ectopic pregnancy in 2004 and delivered my little girl in 2005. Dr. Hartley is compassionate, down to earth, very nice, and does not rush through appointments. Her nurse is also fantastic. Dr. Hartley has 4 kids of her own and is very in touch with everything a woman goes through. Let me know if you have any other questions. The practice is busy but I still feel that they give great individual attention. Let me know if you have any other questions.

M.

I definitely recommend Dr. Judith Hsu. She delivers at Medical Center Plano and her office is right next door. She is absolutely wonderful. She was there the entire time I was pushing and didn't just wait until the very end. She is so friendly and welcoming and always has a smile on her face. One of my best friends also uses her and she delivered twins. Dr. Hsu was on maternity leave and my friend when into labor two months early. Dr. Hsu came in off her leave to help deliver the babies. She really cares about her patients.

Dr. Cindy Hartley delivered my son in August 2005. I got to know her & the other (3) doctors she offices with pretty well because I had to stay at Medical Center of Plano the last month of my pregnancy. Dr. Bankston actually admitted me & treated me the first week of hospitalization because Hartley was out of town. I highly recommend the doctors and Medical Center of Plano.

(I know Dr. Campbell is in the same practice) Have you tried to see Dr.Garner. I had twins in July and loved the care he gave and time he took with me.

Dr. Judith Hsu. ###-###-####

She is awesome!! She made our delivery of our son so wonderful!! She always had time for me when I have questions. She never makes you feel in a rush. I would highly recommend her!

I have a great OB in Plano. Her name is Melinda Spooner and I know that she takes my BCBS insurance, so hopefully will take yours as well. She delivers at Medical Center of Plano and maybe Plano Presby.

I've been seeing Dr. Jacobs since I was 18. She is nothing short of amazing!! I had to use another Dr. at Presby Plano to deliver my son because of insurance...and now I have even more respect for Dr. Jacobs. (I'm expecting #2 now and I get to have Dr. Jacobs this time!)She's everything you asked for.

I'm not sure she's excepting new patients anymore though. You may want to check.

Good luck.

Well, my vote would have been hands-down Dr. Katrina Walsh, but since you said that she doesn't take your insurance, I've heard good things about Dr. Kathryn White. Hope that helps. If you insurance ever changes, go to Dr. Katrina Walsh. She's everything you noted that you wanted. She's smart, caring and compassionate and NEVER makes you feel rushed.

Hello
I highly recommend North Texas Obstetrics and Gynecology. You could literally throw a rock from their office to the hospital (well, not really) but it's walking distance.
All of their Doctors (there are 8) deliver there and a few have jurisdiction at other area hospitals.
Dr. Judith Hsu is compassionate, caring, calm and she really listens to you. Since I met her four years ago I was at ease and now live in East Dallas and still go to Plano to see her.
She delivered my daughter at Medical Center of Plano (also a fantastic facility w/ great nursing staff)
I recently spent weeks in the hospital with pregnancy complications with my second child. Dr. Hsu had a family vacation planned and was in Hawaii and although a colleague of hers was taking over for her, she called me every other day, FROM HAWAII, to talk to me personally.
You don't get much more personal than that.
I am also on BXBS

Dr. Umholtz at Plano Medical Center is wonderful!! At least 90% of the time she was on time for my appointments and she is very professional. She is not super social, but that was ok with me, as long as she was and is a good doctor. I think she is in the same team as Dr. Jacobs. It is a large team of women.

Hope this helps!

HI U., Dr. Arlene Jacobs is a wonderful doctor. I know her for many years. She is smart, caring and has a wonderful manner with people. HTH, L. Nana 2 Norah

Try Dr. Garner in Presby Plano at Northlake OBGYN... He is so good! He will answer every question you have. I think hes either in the same building with Dr. Campbell...who is also excellent. Tell him L. S. referred you. He delivered my last baby and I just loved him! ###-###-####

I'm a patient of Dr Hartley and I've been really happy. She is good about returning calls even if its on her own time. She was about 6 weeks behind me with her 4th child so I felt she really did understand what I was feeling. I never felt like I had to wait a long time and I never had a problem getting an appointment that fit my need.
Good luck to you.

H.

Dr. Gwen Webster. I believe she can deliver there. I really felt comfortable with her and I would say she fits all your criteria.

Dr Arlene Jacobs is the absoultley the best! I can't say enough about her! She is very caring, and treats you more like a friend on your appointments, she is very easy to talk to and really listens. She delivered my first son. I would highly recomend her.

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