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Seeking the Best Place to Deliver and the Best Doctor in the Plano Area!

Hi. Does anyone have any doctors/hospitals that they want to brag about? I am looking to deliver in November 2007 and am trying to find the best hospital and OB/GYN doc located in the plano area, for the process. If anyone has a fabulous doctor or birthing experience (of anykind -my options are still open!)I would love to hear it. Thanks so much!

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I can't say thanks enough for all your feedback!! You all are making my life so much easier! so far Dr. Garrett Garner and Dr. Steven McDonald at Presbterian Plano were most recommended, as well as Dr. Dennis Eisenberg at Medical Center Plano...I will be going down the list as soon as possible and checking everyone out -- thanks again for all your wonderful input!

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I delivered at Presby Plano and had the best experience ever. My first son was delivered at Trinity Medical Center in Carrollton and let me tell you Presby Plano blew it out of the water. My Dr. who came HIGHLY recommended to me is Dr.Bryant Herzog. His office is at Presby Plano. I tell anyone and everyone about him.

Dr. Garner at Plano Presby! He's WONDERFUL!!! And the hospital is top notch!!

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-Char

I go to Dr. Dennis Eisenberg. He is at Women's Specialists of Plano and I really like him...very easy to talk to and nice. He is right by Plano Medical Center which is where I will deliver. I have not personally delivered there, but will in June. Some of my friends and family have delivered there and had a great experience.

I will say that I have heard wonderful things of Plano Presby also! The thing that I keep hearing the most about presby is the food is GREAT! But that's not the only thing great...I just heard it is a wonderful place to deliver.

Good luck! Just wanted to give an opinion on Plano Medical as well! :)

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I HIGHLY Recommend Dr Christopher Riegel
Here's his website:

http://www.drriegel.com

I've been seeing him for about 4 years now. His is the only dr who has taken my feminie issues seriously! He delivered my son Giovanni (now 2) and it was the best delivery I've had (I have 4 kids). He was all about what I wanted! We talked extensively about things like episiotomys, epidurals, walking during labor, etc. Although I was in the hospital (he delivers at Plano Presby) - he allowed me a lot of control over my delivery and my choices. He listened to all my concerns and everything I wanted and was or wasn't comfortable with.

He had gone out of town one weekend and I was under strict orders (lol) not to do anything that might cause me to go into labor (I was 3 weeks until my due date) and the Sunday he was due to come back -- sure enough, I went into labor. When I got to the hospital my contractions were really irregular, but I was dilating, and they tried to send in the OB on-call -- but I didn't want anyone but my dr --- so finally around 10 pm -- the nurse told me Dr. Riegel called the hospital to check on me (they had left messages), he had literally just walked in the door from his vacation! I labored for 12 hours (very irregular) and he came to see me and told me I could go home if I wanted, or he could break my water to induce labor (although it was 3 weeks early - the baby was ready!). He gave me all the choices!

He was also my dr when I lost a pregnancy and was very attentive. When we found out I lost the pregnancy, he was due to go out of town the next day for a conference. It was Thursday and he was leaving Friday morning and wouldn't be back until Monday. He asked if I wanted to let the miscarriage happen naturally (I hadn't yet miscarried), or if I wanted him to do the d&c --- I told him I wanted him to do it, so he sent me straight down to pre-op and scheduled me for first thing Friday morning (he couldn't do it right then b/c I had already eaten that morning) --- so he came in that Friday morning (when he wasn't even supposed to be there) to perform my d&c because he knew I didn't trust anyone else to do it!

He is also performing my hystorectomy in about 3 weeks. He is the only ob/gyn I've ever had who took my menstrual problems seriously (and I've been to at least 10 different ob/gyns). He has given me all the options w/ my hysterectomy, making every part of it my decision! He is aggressive in the sense that when there is a problem, he takes an aggressive approach to solve it, instead of just waiting to see what happens -- that is something I have really appreciated about him, knowing that he has not let my condition progress unneccesarily!

I have absolute faith and trust in him! He is a great Christian doctor, who really feels women should be informed and involved in all areas of their pregnancy and delivery process, and in all areas of their reproductive health!

Good luck to you and Congrats!

--S.

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Well if you must go to the hospital (I deliver at home) Then go to Dr. James Powers with Northlake OB/GYN at Plano Presby and have you baby there too. It is a great hospital. The 2 that I delivered there the staff was great and they were all good natured.

Of course my best thing that I have ever done was having a homebirth with my last one. If you want me to tell you about that then PM me and I will be glad to give you the story.

If you want to try a homebirth with a midwife then you can call Pam Holland with Natural Birth Services in Allen. The number is ###-###-#### and the website is www.naturalbirthservices.com

I hope that helps.

R.

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I highly recommend delivering at Plano Presbyterian. I had an Awesome experience. The nurse was great and made the entire process wonderful. My ob is also located in the hospital. Her name is Dr. Katrina Lee. She is young, funny and very professional. She was very involved and took great care of me. Good Luck with your findings.

I ditto Presby Plano and in fact my Dr is in the same practice as the other person mentioned. My Dr. was and is WONDERFUL!! His name is Dr. Steven MacDonald. I love his office, him and the hospital all together...

E.

I delivered at Presby Plano and had the best experience ever. My first son was delivered at Trinity Medical Center in Carrollton and let me tell you Presby Plano blew it out of the water. My Dr. who came HIGHLY recommended to me is Dr.Bryant Herzog. His office is at Presby Plano. I tell anyone and everyone about him.

I delivered at Presby Plano 9 months ago! I loved it. The nurses and the rooms are wonderful. My OB is Gwen Webster. She is really understanding and made me feel at ease with my pregnancy. I was with another doctor before who told me I would probably loose the baby because I had a cyst rupture, I got a second oppinion with Dr. Webster who told me everything looked great, and today I have a healthy 9 month old girl..I highly recomend her! Good luck! Her website adress is:
http://www.planohealthcareforwomen.com

Ditto Dr. MacDonald at Presby Plano!! LOVE him!!

Hey..well I don't have a favorite doctor in Plano, but I had my little girl at Medical Center Plano and I think they are Awsome!!!

My little girl was born 15 weeks early and stayed there for 80 days, so needless to say I knew the hospital in and out. LOL

The nurses are great and the Doctors there are great to. Also their NICU is the best around.

Hope this helps. :)

I second Dr. Webster and Presby Plano is the best! Her partner Dr. Jaffee actually had to do my delivery (baby came early and Dr. Webster was on vacay) but Dr. Webster did all my other care and was wonderful. I was pleased with Dr. Jaffee and she made me feel very comfortable, especially considering my delivery was our first time meeting, haha! No vacay scheduled for my current pregnancy so I look forward to Dr. Webster being able to deliver this one!

I totally agree that Plano Presby is a wonderful hospital! I delivered my first there and had a GREAT experience. I delivered my 2nd at Centennial, (new hospital in Frisco), but if I had it to do over I would go back to Plano Presby. I just loved the nurses, etc.

My Dr was Herzog..he was wonderful, but I have heard great things about Garner and McDonald as well.

Good Luck!

I go to Dr. Dennis Eisenberg. He is at Women's Specialists of Plano and I really like him...very easy to talk to and nice. He is right by Plano Medical Center which is where I will deliver. I have not personally delivered there, but will in June. Some of my friends and family have delivered there and had a great experience.

I will say that I have heard wonderful things of Plano Presby also! The thing that I keep hearing the most about presby is the food is GREAT! But that's not the only thing great...I just heard it is a wonderful place to deliver.

Good luck! Just wanted to give an opinion on Plano Medical as well! :)

DR SUZETTE BOYD IN FRISCO-WHEN MY DAUGHTER WAS BORN 2YRS AGO SHE WAS STILL OFF OF LEGACY AND WARREN(I BELIEVE IT WAS) I REMEMBER I'D GO NORTH ON LEGACY FROM 121 AND TAKE A RIGHT ON I THINK WARREN THEN THE BUILDING WAS ON THE RIGHT A COUPLE BLOCKS DOWN. WHEN I WENT TO HER THERE WAS NOTHING ELSE OUT THERE BUT I'M SURE THAT HAS CHANGED SINCE THEN. ANYWAY SHE WAS PREGNANT WHEN MY FIRST DAUGHTER WAS BORN AND ALREADY HAD A SON. SHE IS SOOOOO PERSONABLE AND SWEET!!! I CAN'T TELL YOU ENOUGH HOW MUCH I LOVE HER!!! SHE IS THE BEST AND WAS SO HELPFUL WITH MY FIRST DAUGHTER! SHE HAD TO USE FORCEPS ON HER WHICH SCARED ME TO DEATH BUT SHE DID HER RESIDENCY AT PARKLAND SO SHE HAS SEEN AND DONE EVERYTHING!!! ALSO AFTER MY FIRST DAUGHTER WAS BORN I WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL BY AMBULENCE BECAUSE I HAD TOXEMIA(VERY HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE) 3 DAYS AFTER THE BIRTH. I WAS SO SCARED AND IN PAIN FROM MY KIDNEY INFECTION. I WAS IN THE ICU FOR 4 DAYS AND FLIPPED OUT ONE NIGHT BECAUSE THEY HAD ME ON MORIPHINE FOR THE PAIN AND I BELIEVED THE NURSES WERE GOING TO KILL ME(IT'S FUNNY NOW BUT I WAS FREAKING OUT AT THE TIME!!!) ANYWAY NO ONE I KNEW WAS THERE WITH ME BECAUSE MY HUSBAND WAS PICKING MY MOM UP FROM THE AIRPORT SO I FELT SO ALONE AND SCARED. THEY HAD CALLED DR BOYD AND SHE CAME TO SEE ME. I KEPT REFUSING MEDS AND THEY WOULDN'T CALL MY HUSBAND SO SHE ACTUALLY CALLED HIM ON HER CELL TO TELL HIM TO GET THERE. THEY WERE ON THEY'RE WAY BUT SHE STAYED WITH MY TILL THEY GOT THERE AND I FINALLY REALIZED I HAD BEEN HALUCINATING. OF COURSE THE NEXT DAY I WAS SO EMBARESSED PEOPLE WHO WEREN'T EVEN THERE THAT NIGHT WERE SAYING THINGS LIKE I HEAR YOU GAVE THE NURSES QUITE A NIGHT! OH WELL, THAT'S WHAT MORIPHINE WILL DO! HAHAHA ANYWAY DR BOYD WAS SO UNDERSTANDING AND 4MOS LATER WE WERE PREGNANT WITH OUR SECOND DAUGHTER WHO ENDED UP COMING 2 DAYS BEFORE OUR OTHER DAUGHTER'S 1ST ' B-DAY. DR BOYD WALKED IN AND SAID"I THINK I'M HAVING DEJAVOU! SHE IS VERY SWEET AND FUNNY! YOU WILL LOVE HER!! SHE DELIVERS AT PLANO PRESBY AND I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THAT PLACE! BEAUTIFUL LIKE A HOTEL AND THE NURSES ARE WONDERFUL!!!!! VERY HELPFUL AND SWEET!!!!! GREAT NICU TOO!!!!! HOPE THIS HELPS!!!GOD BLESS.

PLANO PRESBY!!!!!!!! Dr. Garrett Garner or any of his cowrkers at Northlake Ob/Gyn.. THE BEST!!!!

Hi. Dr. Joseph Leveno delivered both of my kids. He is located at the Medical Center of Plano in offices attached to the hospital. He is young (in his late 30s) with two young kids so he understands current issues. He has a great bedside manner. Good luck!

A.,

Plano Presbyterian is a fantastic hospital to deliver. My OB/GYN is Christopher Riegel. He does a great job taking care of you during your pregnancy and delivery. HIs staff is great and incredibly helpful as well.
3108 Midway Rd.
Suite 100
Plano, TX 75093
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Plano Presby Hospital is incredible! My doctor is wonderful and offices out of the hospital in a group practice. His name is Dr Wells ###-###-#### (i'm pretty sure thats the number)

Dr. John Paul Roberts
Presbyterian of Plano
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He's great!

i just gave birth to my second daughter 2 1/2 weeks ago and i would go anywhere but medical center of plano with dr. eisenberg - he has delivered both of my babies - his nurse, carla is fabulous too - i've called her many many times and she is always very helpful and friendly - my mom, sister, and grandmother also go to dr. eisenberg - the sonogram tech there is wonderful too - the nurses at medical center of plano are wonderful also

best of luck with whomever you choose and with your pregnancy/new baby!

Dr. Garrett Garner is fabulous, ###-###-####. His office in at Presby Plano which is a great hospital with a wonderful store right in the hospital for everytihng to do with nursing including great lactation consultants. The store is called A Mother's Gift. Even if you don't deliver there keep them in mind if you plan to nurse and have any problems, need good nursing bras, etc.

My Ob is Dr. David Fong and he is now the chief of Obstetrics at Medical Center of Plano and I highly reccomend him. I have been seeing him for 6 years now and i have never had a bad experience. He is very nice and a great listener and has a great bedside manner. He genuinely cares about his patients and does not rush you in and out like a lot of other drs do these days. Actually there are many times when I've called his office with a question, that he personally called me back, not just a nurse. He also has two young children ( so he can relate! )and I believe his wife works in the office too.
He's located on 15th & Coit and the phone # is ###-###-####
I gave birth to my daughter at Medical Center of Plano and found it to be a pleasant and seamless experience. The staff was all very friendly and helpful.

A.,
I just delivered Feb 11th and I had the best doctor ever! I also had a wonderful hospital stay and I highly recommend both. I am a first time mom so I was more than pleased with both servies.
My doctor is Anthony O'Connell and he has a couple of offices around town. His number is ###-###-####.
I delivered at Presbyterian Plano. They have a level III Nicu (in case you need it) and the nurses were wonderful. Everyone has her own room and I almost did not want to leave it was that great.
Good luck and let me know if you go with my doc.
Thanks,
V. Coleman

I delivered my third at Plano Presby with Dr. Steven MacDonald. He is a great doctor and came highly recommended. Good luck and congratulations on your pregnancy.

K.

Dr. Garner at Plano Presby! He's WONDERFUL!!! And the hospital is top notch!!

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-Char

I loved my doctor, his medical assistants, even the woman who worked in the business office! I went to Women's Specialists of Plano and saw Dr. Denis Eisenberg, then delivered right next door at Medical Center of Plano. I live in East Dallas and will make the drive for the next one!

Go to this site for more info on Dr. Eisenberg.
http://www.dreisenberg.yourmd.com/

I'm having our first in June at Plano Presby. My doctor and the hospital were recommended by one of my best friends. I have heard nothing but great things about the facility and I truly love my OB.

Traci Nivens
Plan Preb Hospital
6124 W. Parker
Medical Office Building #3
Suite 530
Plano, TX

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