T.W. asks from Kingwood, TX on July 14, 2009
Pregnant and Relocating
I am 29 weeks pregnant and I am relocating to Houston from Toledo, OH. I have been contacting doctors in the area but no one will take me as a new patient because I am "too far along" in my pregnancy. Can someone please recommend a doctor who will see a new patient in their third-trimester?
S.S. answers from Houston on July 15, 2009
Have you talked to your Dr. now??? With my fourth child I was going to a midwife/birthing center and to make a long story short she was breech and would not turn. It was too high risk for them so they located me a Dr. that would take me at two weeks before my due date. I would think your present Dr. could make some phone calls for you.
J.Q. answers from Houston on July 15, 2009
N.S. answers from Houston on July 15, 2009
Call this office and explain your situation to them - shame on other doctors that will not take you as a patient based on a relocation - what are you suppose to do - squat in a field and hope for the best? Gheez!
Good luck on locating a doctor.
C.K. answers from Houston on July 15, 2009
Good Luck.....You try Sam Balat in the Medical Center and his phone numer is ###-###-#### , I hope he takes you he is an excellent doctor and very well known on the Houston Area and have lot of patients coming to him from overseas.
J.D. answers from Houston on July 15, 2009
I had this same problem when we moved from Tulsa, OK. I wasn't quite as far as you. Only we didn't know which part of Houston we would be moving to at the time because of a number of reasons. So while I stayed with various relatives I chose a doctor in the medical district that would deliver at Texas Women's. Her name was Sandra Hurtado and she is with Obstetrical and Gynecological Associates, PA (www.obgynassociates.com; ###-###-####.) There are many doctors in this office and they have different locations around town as well. Good luck.