A.D. asks from Las Vegas, NV on February 20, 2008
I just found out that I am pregnant with twins (not expected) and have already adopted my twin sons - now 4.5 years old. I had a very terrible experience with the OB/GYN - who told me she would definitely not want to be in my shoes. I am now without an obstetrician. I guess due to maternal age - over 34 and the fact that I am carrying twins sets me up for a "high risk" pregnancy - I also have an IUD in place. Has anyone utilized a specialist in the LV area for their multiple prenatal care. I have been here for a year and a half but never imagined I would need an OB/GYN who specialized in high risk pregnancy. Thanks to everyone - prayers are definitely welcomed!
So What Happened?™
I actually found a perinatologist that specializes in multiples/high risk pregnancies and thankfully my insurance will cover my visits to them as if they were a regular ob/gyn. I have a wonderful doctor now - and the office staff are really fantastic. I am trying to remain positive about my surprise pregnancy and am house-hunting with my boyfriend these next two weeks.
T.J. answers from Las Vegas on February 21, 2008
I just had a son at 38 and was considered high risk. My primary Doctor was Dr. Kahle, and he was great - I really liked him. Dr. Swainston was the one that actually did the delivery and I really liked him, as well. If Dr. Kahle wasn't available, I'd go with him in a heartbeat. As for the high risk part, both a friend of mine (who had twins 6 weeks after my son was born) and I went to Dr. Adashek. He is considered to be the best in town. He definitely has an English sense of humor and can be a bit blunt, but he's really good. Good luck!!
A.G. answers from Las Vegas on February 21, 2008
I see Dr Masaki at the Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine, I like him a lot. They work with regular OBs though, so I think you would need a referral to go there, not sure though. I vastly prefer going to him than my regular OB. I live in N LV but I go to their office in Seven Hills. Its a bit of a drive but I like the office.
Congrats and good luck!
J.W. answers from Las Vegas on February 21, 2008
I have been in the Las Vegas area fo over 18 years. I spent several years working with Doctors and speaking to them about yellow page advertising. Why I tell you this is when I was looking for an OBGYN I asked over 20 respected doctors who the would choose. They all said Michelle Lewis. She is in the Green Valley area and had been my OBGYN for several years. I have nothing but good things to say about her. The only thing you need to do is pray she is still taking patients. As far as a high risk pregnancy I have a 10 years old and was considered high risk, when I was pregnant with him. If you are looking for a perinatal specialist call doctor Lewis and ask who she would recommend at this time. You;ll get good advise.
May God be with you
J.G. answers from Las Vegas on February 21, 2008
Try Dr. Richard Litt ###-###-####. He is a regular ob/gyn but is awesome :) and can probably send you in the right direction if he can't help you himself.
D.W. answers from Las Vegas on February 21, 2008
I didn't have twins, but I just delivered my son and I was considered advanced maternal age at 37 years. My doctor is Darin Swainstin, MD ###-###-####). He also referred me to Dr. Gorski at Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine for additional monitoring. They have numerous offices around town. Congrats and good luck!
R.H. answers from Las Vegas on February 22, 2008
I recommend CMFM, Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine. All of the perinatologists there are fantastic. Generally, you have your regular ob-gyn and they refer you to this practice to have additional appointments because insurance won't always pay for a specialist to be your primary ob. However, you may be eligible to see only the specialist. You may have to check with your insurance. Good luck, and congrats!
D.B. answers from Las Vegas on February 21, 2008
try a Dr Gondy on smoke ranch she is very good. My daughter in law used her and she had a gfeat delivery
C.S. answers from Las Vegas on February 20, 2008
I was pregnant at 38 YO and was considered a "risk". I used Dr. Clifford Kahle for my OB GYN. Most doctors should be qualified for a high risk pregnancy. My doc sent me to http://www.desertperinatalassociates.com/care.html for review and monthly ultra sounds. The doctor just guided me through my pregnancy, but the specialist watched for problems. I had Dr. Adashek, who was strongly recomended by my doc, as that was one of his instructors. The worse thing that happened to me was I was losing fluid in the end. Not leaking, just not retaining it. I was very active and they finally told me to slow down and quit walking or they would put me on bed rest.
Further, my mother carried twins at age 42/43 and twins and mom were all fine.
I hope that helps answer some of your questions. You will get a lot of attention with two sets of twins.
R.F. answers from Las Vegas on February 21, 2008
My OBGYN is Dr. Steven Harter with Women's Specialty Care at Summerlin Hospital. I did not have a high risk pregnancy, but I know that he has delivered twins before. He is an amazing doctor. I would never switch. He has a great bedside manner and a great medical staff also. I would recommend him to everyone. He was recommended to me by my sis-in-law who is an OB tech.