Finding a Good OB

Updated on February 20, 2008
A.C. asks from Houston, TX
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I recently found out that I am pregnant. We are new to Houston and are having trouble finding a good OB. This is our fourth and our older three were all born in a Birthing Center with midwives in Dallas. I need help finding a good Dr. as I don't want to just look one up online. So, if you have had a good experience with one in the Spring/Woodlands area I would appreciate the name. Thanks.

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I really appreciate everyone's responses. I have been making plenty of phone calls to the offices in hopes of finding one that is just right for us. I will keep you posted!

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T.M.

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I see this is probably a little late, but I wanted to 2nd the recommendation for Dr. Leslie Parks ###-###-####. She's my OB, and I LOVE her!!! She's extremely down to earth, great personality, wonderful doctor.

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L.H.

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I don't know which area you live in. I would like to recomend an excelent midwife that lives in Katy. My daughter Margie had her last 2 children with her and my daughter in law Dasha had her 2nd baby with her. Her name is Cathy Rud, wk# ###-###-#### and hm# is ###-###-####
Hope you try her, you will not be disappointed.

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M.F.

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My OBGYN combines midwife care into her practice. She employees a midwife who any of her patients can see. Dr. Noel Boyd ###-###-#### she is amazing!!

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M.R.

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A WONDERFUL Ob/Gyn is Steven Stern off of Red Oak by Northwest Medical Center on 1960 and 45! I have 5 kids......two sets of twins and a sigleton in the middle. I LOVE HIM!!!
Stern Steven E
17070 Red Oak Drive Suite 201-C, Houston, TX 77090

phone: ###-###-####


http://www.sternobgyn.com

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J.M.

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A.,
Congratulations! We have just opened a birth center in Kingwood REUNION Women's Health & Birth Center, which is not too far from Spring. please visit out website http://reunionmidwives.com/ and check us out. We have two beautiful birth suites each with a luxurious tub for labor and birth. We are just 2 minutes from Kingwood Hospital. Hope you find what you need! Thanks, J. Little

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J.N.

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My doctor, Dr. Johnathan Russell has an office on 1960 and Red Oak and he is wonderful. This coming from a Labor and Delivery nurse should be interesting to you!! I have been a patient of his for over 3 years and have worked in deliveries with Dr. Russell for almost 4 years. Hope that helps.

Jaime Nguyen, RN, BSN

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S.D.

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Dr. Jane Reed in the Woodlands (Specialists for Women). She delivered all 5 of my children and is awesome!

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J.F.

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My Two boys were delivered by Dr. Chang at Kelsey Seybold. At St. Lukes in the Woodlands. He is great! Good luck!

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M.V.

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You will find that most of the hospitals in the Houston area are very old-fashioned in the way that they treat their "patience". There is a birthing center in your area. I don't know if you have looked into it or not, but it is called Nativiti Women's Health & Birth Center. Their direct link is: http://www.nativiti.com/index.html.

I hope this helps! If you are interested in having a doula help and work with you during your pregnancy and delivery, I am willing to talk to you about it!

Good luck in your search!
Tina Verstrate
Doula in Certification with DONA
Mom of 3

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C.M.

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Welcome to The Woodlands! My husband works at Memorial Hermann - The Woodlands Hospital. He knows many of the OB/Gyn docs and has seen their work. His opinion is that you need to find a group of doctors that are all good. That way if your OB is not able to be at the delivery, you don't have to worry. His suggestion is Women's Healthcare Affiliates. Their phone number is ###-###-####. The doctors there are all good. Dr. Giannotti is my doc. He has delivered all three of my boys. The youngest was just born in October. Congratulations on your pregnancy.

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A.G.

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Congratulations on your pregnancy! I've been to Dr. Crowder as an obgyn. He's further up in the recomendations. He was a good doctor. However,I used Alice with Houston Birthing Center in Humble for my son's birth. She is absolutely wonderful! She not only delivered my son, but she has delivered a total of at least 6 babies for people that I know. And she's going to be doing another delivery for one friend later this year. She's had a couple of decades of experience. Her office number is ###-###-####. She can do the delivery in her center or she can come to your home. We did it at home and the experience was great!!

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A.S.

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I am a doula in the north part of Harris County, so have seen a lot of births with a lot of doctors & midwives. If you are in the Spring/Woodlands area, then I strongly second the people who have said Nativiti. If you, for some reason, want a hospital birth, Jane Reed at Mem. Hermann Woodlands has a reputation for being "normal birth friendly". Patricia Laden at St. Luke's Woodlands has a good reputation as well, but I've heard some less than desireable things about their birth facility.

If you want to contact me privately, my e-mail is [email protected]____.com

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E.P.

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I strongly recommend my OB/GYN. His name is Alan G. Moore and he is located in the Medical Plaza just north of the Woodlands mall. His phone is ###-###-####. His staff is very cordial and helpful. I have been seeing him since 1990 and he performed my hysterectomy. I see happy moms to be in his office each time I visit him. He is a very well informed individual with strong Christian beliefs and a wonderfully sympathetic ear.
E. Pierce

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K.V.

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Hello Allison--there are several great Birth Centers in Houston. I am a Certified Nurse Midwife and own North Houston Birth Center on I 45 between Little York and Parker.
Call ###-###-#### for a tour and consult meeting.
thanks, Kathy

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J.E.

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There is a birthing center in the woodlands on oakridge right off the 45 feeder road. I think it might be the wellness center - if it is not affiliated with them, I am sure they can direct you the right way.

Otherwise, I really like Dr. Behne with the women's healthcare affiliates in the woodlands.

Congratulations and good luck.

~ J.

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J.J.

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I love my GYN - her name is Andrea Richter-Werning, ###-###-####. The lead dr in her practice is head of ob-gyn at Memorial Hermann in the wdlds. She didn't deliver any of my children b/c my insurance at the time was thru Kelsey Seybold. If you need to go there, Dr. Samaniego is great.

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K.S.

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Just came from my OB today. He is WONDERFUL!!! He is older and holds more degrees than I could possible remember. He used to be the Senior Practionier, but recently scaled down to a single office. His name is Dr. Jacob Tal. He has offices in several locations: Memorial Herman Hosp. Prof. Building (Memorial City), Grand Parkway Memorial Herm. Hosp. Prof. Building. & I think there is another location, but I don't remember. His Ph.# ###-###-####. I have several of his colleagues phone #'s too, but send me a message if you want those (females too). Can't say enough about Dr. Tal...he is very comforting and just plain old...wise!

Congratulations on the baby. How far along are you?

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S.J.

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Hello A.,

My OB is Joseph Castillo and he is WONDERFUL! Not so close to the Woodlands area but closer to 1960. I work on the Womens Center floor of Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center and he is by far the most popular OB physician practicing here. His office number is ###-###-####.

Any other questions email me at [email protected]____.com

My name is S..

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S.W.

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Hi A.!

I can tell you who I prefer, I moved to the area 11 years ago and also was faced with trying to find a great OBGYN. I totatlly lucked out! I LOVE mine!!! He has delivered 2 of my children and I can't imagine using anyone else!! It is Dr. Gianotti. He is THE best!!

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S.S.

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There's a wonderful birthing center up that way - Nativiti. They can tell you the ob's who are the supervisors, but I never saw the ob, just used Nativiti, a wonderful experience.

R.H.

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There is a good OB in the Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and also in the Kelsey Sebold Clinic on 1960 going toward 45.The OB that I used is good to but he's off of 45 and Little York if that isn't to far for you the phone # is ###-###-#### and the address is 7333 North Freeway ste.260 on the 2nd floor.If you need more information let me know my email is [email protected]____.com

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G.M.

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I had a great experience with the Midwives at St Lukes hospital. You get all the benefits of a midwife (personalized attention, less tendency to treat birth like a medical event but more like a natural one, etc) but in case something goes wrong you're right in the hospital and can get all the help you need. They also have good OB's there, but the midwives are really special.

G.

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A.S.

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I love my Obgyn, he has a wonderful bedside manner, and is just plain a good doctor. Not only is he my doctor, he is my mother's, sister's, and mother in law's doctor, and we all love him. His name is Marco Gianotti here is his info:
Practice Location
Memorial Hermann The Woodlands
920 Medical Plaza Dr. #310
The Woodlands, TX 77830 USA
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Fax: ###-###-####

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S.W.

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I recommend Nativity Women's and Birth Center off I-45. I had my second child there and they are wonderful. Melanie Dossey is the Director. It is a beautiful facility and they are also technically very good. I cannot say enough good things about it.

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B.

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There is a birthing center really close to you in the woodlands that is suppose to be awesome. Their website is www.nativiti.com . Also you can find lost of information for area midwives at www.houbirth.org. My midwife in Katy was thinking of opening a birth center but I don't think it would be ready for you. I would really look into Nativiti or find a midwife that would go with you to the hospital if you're not comfortable with homebirth.

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A.D.

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If you want to deliver at a birthing center, there is one in the Woodlands called Nativiti. I delivered my 2nd child there and it was awesome. They have two midwives on staff, Melanie and Kathernine. Katherine delivered my girl and she was great. You can set up a tour and talk to the midwives before you decide to deliver there. Hope that helps.
A.

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K.H.

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Hi, I love my OB/GYN! She is on the North side of The Woodlands, at 242 and I45. Her name is Dr. Terri Scott at Sadler Clinic. It is right across from St. Lukes Hospital in The Woodlands. I have referred 3 other friends there and they were very pleased as well. You can check her out at ###-###-####.
K. H

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E.R.

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Mine is a little on the eccentric side, but I adore him. He is at FM 1960 and Red Oak, behind the Starbucks. There is a big sign over the door that says something about gastroenterology and is right next to the 1960 Family Practice. His name is Robert Jackson. My best freind and mom also use him. Good luck!

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G.A.

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Try Jane Reed in the Woodlands. She was excellent for my sister who had a high risk pregnancy. I have just started seeing Dr. Irwin in Kingwood, but I understand their practice has many offices. It is called Obstetrical and Gynecological Associates, their main office is in Houston on Fannin, they have a website with the same name.It is very helpful in choosing one of their many doctor's. I know a few people who see a different doctor at the same practice and they are all happy.

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R.S.

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Nativiti Birthing Center in the Woodlands is fantastic. I have given birth to two girls there in 05, and in 07. Highly recommended. www.nativiti.com

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L.S.

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I have used Dr. Patricia Thayer for my past two births. I was somewhat high risk due to a previous death of a baby and she was excellent and thorough. Not much of a talker but great at what she does. Good luck. She is located in memorial City Hospital on the Beltway and Katy Freeway.

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J.B.

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Hi,

I was going to refer you to Dr. Durrani but she is actually on Northwest side, off 610 North. She may have an office out there.

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A.S.

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If you're close to The Woodlands, I would highly recommend my OB/GYN. I just delivered with her last August and she was great. Her name is Michelle Hanes and she has an office right next to Memorial Hermann hospital, I think her number is ###-###-####...hope that helps!

A.

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J.K.

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Hi there, congratulations on your pregnancy! :) I LOVE my OB--her name is Dr. Terry Scott and she is in the Woodlands, in the Sadler Clinic. She was fantastic, has young twins of her own, and went above and beyond for us when my youngest was born with colic. She even gave us her personal sling in hopes that it would help soothe our baby. Her staff is also very nice, efficient and I never waited longer than 10 minutes in her office. She is fantastic! Good luck with everything, I hope you find the right doctor for you. :)

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K.W.

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Hi A.,
If you are looking for more of a birthing center than a hospital you should try Nativiti. I have a friend that works there and it is wonderful. You can go to their website for more information. www.nativiti.com

K.

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L.V.

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Dr Crowder did a great job with me. he's located off of Six pines and I-45 and research forest in the woodlands. He' part of Women's Healthcare Affiliates the number is ###-###-####

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T.A.

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Dr.Leslie Parks ###-###-#### is awesome! I personally know of 5 ppl. that go to her and we all love her. She's laid back, compassionate, very personal. You won"t regret it!

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