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By: Amy L.
Moffitt, Francis X, MD
If you are looking for quality and personalized care, Southpointe Obgyn is the place to go. I have seen Dr. McCarter for my PCOS and she is incredibly knowledgeable. What I like best about her is how straight forward she is with treatment plans, medications, etc. Dr. Hilliard is also really nice as well, though I only saw a few times throughout my pregnancy. The last office visit I had the receptionist let me know that the office was currently under new management, so that is why everything there has been a little crazy. For only having two physicians and two nurses, you are seen very quickly and all of the staff are wonderful. Yes, I have had my appointments rescheduled a few times, but I think people need to remember that this is the nature of OBGYN practices. Babies don't operate on a time schedule! I understand it's annoying to have an appointment rescheduled or canceled at the last minute. But keep this in mind: wouldn't you want your OB to come to the hospital immediately as soon as you were in labor? I love Southpointe OBGYN and will gladly put up with the headache of transitioning as long as Dr. McCarter and Dr. Hilliard continue to work there. I highly recommend them!
Tips & Advices
OB/GYNs learn to treat infertility as part of their standard education. OBGYNs who further their training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility are known as fertility specialists.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment where medication is used to replace hormones a woman's body does not create naturally. Women are prescribed either estrogen alone or a mix of estrogen and progesterone. The former is given to women who've had hysterectomies, while the latter is for postmenopausal women. HRT used to be a common treatment, but doctors have prescribed it less often in recent years, as concerns of negative side effects increased.
Endometriosis is a chronic condition where uterine tissue (endometrium) grows in areas outside the uterus. This can cause extreme pain, especially around menstruation and during sex. Other symptoms include infertility, chronic fatigue, and painful urination or bowel movements during menstruation. In addition, many women with endometriosis also have allergies, frequent yeast infections, or sensitivity to certain chemicals.
Morning sickness is a common pregnancy symptom that includes nausea and occasional vomiting. Despite its name, morning sickness can occur at any time of day. The exact reason for this condition isn't clear, although most believe it results from hormone changes affecting muscle contraction and relaxation in the stomach and intestines. Another theory suggests morning sickness is caused by an abundance of intestinal bacteria in pregnant woman.
OBGYNs can prescribe or perform the following types of birth control:
  • Contraceptive pills
  • Birth control shots
  • Implants
  • Diaphragms
  • Vaginal rings
  • Cervical caps
  • Intrauterine devices
  • Tubal ligation
  • Hysterectomies
Women do not need to see an OBGYN to obtain over-the-counter forms of birth control such as male condoms, female condoms, or sponges.

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