K.T. asks from Beaverton, OR on June 27, 2008
Seeking an OB GYN
I am looking for an OB GYN. I live in the Beaverton area, but would consider traveling farther for an excellent doctor. Any recommendations would be helpful.
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Thank you so much for all of your suggestions and recommendations. I have a lot to think about. I need to start meeting with different ones to find the right fit for me. I will need to do some more research and thinking about seeking a midwife. My first baby was premature so I am a little hesitant to not be in a hospital. I have heard good things about midwifery though. I am curious to know if someone has had both experiences one birth with a doctor and another with a midwife. I would love to hear about their experience. Thanks again for your responses.
M.E. answers from Spokane on June 28, 2008
I know you said you're looking for an OB GYN, but have you considered a midwife? My midwife was fabulous and I really can't think of anyone better especially for a birthing experience. Her name is Kelli McIntosh (although she recently got remarried and may be using her married name) her website is http://www.myspace.com/portlandmidwife . My birthing experience was amazing.
S.B. answers from Portland on July 03, 2008
I found one at Good Sams in Portland. Her name is carol Suzuki and she is the best..
E.D. answers from Portland on June 29, 2008
I see Dr Michelle Sang at Portland OB/GYN. They have a office next door to Good Sams Hosital in NW Portland and one next to St. Vicents Hospital. I started going to that practice when I was pregnant with my twins and I was seeing another doctor whom I loved, but he retired so I had to choose another doctor. I already knew right away I would choose Dr. Sang because I already knew several people who were her patients from the club for twin moms I'm involved with. Give her office a call to check it out, ###-###-####. Good Luck.
L.R. answers from Portland on June 28, 2008
Women's Healthcare Associates is wonderful. Their Peterkort offices right next to St. Vincent hospital are convenient to Beaverton.
Have you ever considered using a midwife for your reproductive healthcare? I started seeing Helen Welch when I got pregnant with my son, and I still see her for all my gyno stuff. All the midwifes there are absolutely wonderful!
There are many benefits to midwife care: they have more time to spend with you during appointments, they charge a LOT less, and are often less hasty to rush in with interventions that may not be needed. I've met a couple of the OB/Gyns there as well, and they're great, so if you want to go that route I'd still recommend the clinic.
K.W. answers from Portland on June 28, 2008
I'd also put a plug in for the midwives at Women's Healthcare Associates. I've seen Helen, as the previous poster suggested, and I also love my main mid-wife - Mary Lewis-Rott.
The doctors there are pretty great too, I've heard great things about Dr. Bair.
The website is: http://www.whallc.com
K.R. answers from Portland on June 29, 2008
I also recommend Women's Healthcare Associates at the Peterkort location. Dr. Warhus is my doctor and is very good. Dr. Laura Morrison is also very good (she actually is the one who delivered my son in January).
S.O. answers from Portland on June 28, 2008
M.T. answers from Portland on June 28, 2008
I have been very happy with Dr. Sang and Dr. Ono at Portland OBGYN (22nd/Good Sam). Sang delivered my daughter, and Ono was by my side off and on during my labor and recovery (it is a group practice). My friend referred me to them years ago; she saw Ono who helped her throughout pregnancy and delivery of her twins. She picked him after going to the delivery wards at both Good Sam and St V's and asking the delivery nurses which docs they thought were best. Good research! I don't know if either are taking new patients, but it is a great practice. Another good doctor is Laura Morrison and the Women's Healthcare Assoc at St Vs.
E.M. answers from Portland on June 28, 2008
I really like my OB-GYN Elizabeth Reindl from Columbia Womens Clinic inside St. Vincents hospital. She has been my doctor for the past four years and right now helping me with my second pregnancy. It is a group practice like most. They are very prompt with calls and answering questions, returning with test results and also Dr. Reindl has been great when I had problems.