S.S. asks from Los Angeles, CA on April 18, 2008
Seeking OB GYN - Los Angeles, CA
Hi, I am new to Los Angeles and a mother of a 7-month old baby boy. I just found out that I am expecting my second baby, and I need to find a good OB GYN. I would prefer a woman but am not opposed to a male doctor if he is good...does anyone have any suggestions? I live in West LA, and I would prefer a UCLA-affiliated doctor.
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Thank you so much to everyone who responded. I now have several recommendations that sound excellent! I really appreciate everyone's advice, and I feel confident that any of these doctors will work out well for me. Thanks again!
D.P. answers from Los Angeles on April 20, 2008
Dr. William Growden is fantastic. His office number is###-###-####. He is affliated with UCLA, and his office is on 16th Street across from UCLA Santa Monica. I know he has priveleges there and at St. John's.
If you want to see a woman doctor there is one that shares his office (I can't remember her name, but I hear she is also very good). Their practices are independent, but they are in the same location and his number will get you to her receptionist.
D.D. answers from Los Angeles on April 20, 2008
I have seen Dr. Susan Cohen for about 10 years, and I love her (and her staff, which matters too). Her address is 8920 Olympic Blvd. LA, phone ###-###-####. She delivered my twins 6 years ago, but not at UCLA, rather at Cedars. Good luck!
S.R. answers from Austin on April 19, 2008
I love love love my OBGYN. Her name is Dr Bayati, and she is in santa monica at 18th St and Wilshire blvd. ###-###-####. She will be off in july due to her own unexpected pregnancy. She is wonderful, knowledgable, and compassionate. She delivers at either UCLA or St Johns. Another good OB (my regular MD's wife see's her) is Dr Crooks. She is at 16th St and Arizona. I know of her because Dr Bayati and Crooks used to be in the same office. Good luck to you and congratulations.
M.B. answers from Los Angeles on April 19, 2008
This may sound crazy, but I have an OBGYN who works out in the valley- Encino area. He is also affiliated with Cedars. He is amazing!!!
He delivered all 3 of my children. I had my first when we lived in Westchester, my second we lived in Big Bear and drove and my 3rd while living in La Quinta (near Palm Springs).
But... that shows you how much I love and trust this doctor!He is compassionate, knowledgable and has a very warm and caring bedside manner.
Ohad Ben-Yehuda ###-###-####
O.M. answers from Los Angeles on April 19, 2008
I also did a PhD at UCLA and delivered my first child there two years ago. I was with the UCLA OB practice which is a joint practice with midwives. The OB I saw there is no longer there (she actually left while I was a patient) and one of the other OBs on staff recommended I see the midwives. They are great! I delivered with them. If you're nervous about using midwives instead of an OB, talk to one of the OBs in the practice (I would recommended Mikasich -- not sure about spelling -- she's a woman). All of the care with the midwives is in the exact same office and hospital. When I delivered, I was at UCLA and there was a resident in the room. If there is any kind of concern prenatally or during delivery, they never hesitate to consult with an OB. In many ways, I think the care is better, because it's just a little more you-centered.
E.P. answers from Los Angeles on April 21, 2008
Hi S.. I used an excellent OB/GYN that I would recommend to anyone. He has the best bedside manners, he's kind, he listens - he's very good at what he does. His name is Dr.David Kline and he's based in Century City. His number is ###-###-####. His clinic is at 10309 Santa Monica Blvd., 3rd Flr, Century City, CA. Congratulations and good luck in your search. I know how important it is to have the best care to make the experience all the more memorable.
A.T. answers from Los Angeles on April 19, 2008
Try Dr. Olivia Crookes on 16th in Santa Monica (between Arizona and Wilshire). She is affiliated with the UCLA SM hospital, and is WONDERFUL! She takes only PPO insurance, though....
S.Z. answers from Los Angeles on April 21, 2008
First of all congradulations!!! : )
Now to your question...
Have you considered the midwives at UCLA? I have been under their care during this (my second) pregnancy and they are wonderful!! Your appointments would be at the Rhonda Fleming Woman's Center in the 200 Medical Building on campus. It's a very nice office and they don't make you wait for appointments. Everything is available to you there including UCLA Dr.'s if need be. And you'll get to give birth in the new Ronald Reagan Hospital which is to open at the end of June. The midwives are very supportive, extremely knowledgeable and give excellent and respectful care throughout your pregnancy. I highly recommend checking them out. The phone number for their practice is ###-###-####.
A.S. answers from Los Angeles on April 19, 2008
UCLA has one of the best OBGYN Departments anywhere in the Los Angeles area. I am sure you can fill your needs there, on campus.
J.W. answers from Los Angeles on April 19, 2008
dr. gene parks is in the marina and uses santa monica ucla for delivery. he has been great and his staff and nurses are all really helpful and nice. he's been around a long time, has a good reputation and is straight forward and laid back. i'm 30weeks pregnant with my first and so far its been a great experience with him. Good luck.
D.G. answers from Los Angeles on April 19, 2008
Dr. Olivia Crookes, she is affiliated with UCLA. She is great and just delivered my first child 4 weeks ago!