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By: mary.sassano
Mary F Vanko MD Facog
Dr. Mary Vanko is the best doctor and saved the lives of my last two births. I was a high risk pregnancy with gestational diabetes; older birth mother in my 40's. Mary Vanko called for two c sections emergency. The first was a 37 wk. birth when my son was in distress. I was closely monitored and gave birth in St. Margaret Dyer hospital. Wonderful experience even being emergency. and the second one year later almost were twin girls; one being Down Syndrome which I opted out for testing even under suggestion. I did not want to miscarry doing unnessessary tests. I was closely monitored by Vanko and Dr. Grundy (ultrasounds) and during a 33 week visit Dr. rushed me to hospital and knew I was too large and too risky to carry. The bag was thin and could have ruptured if she hadn't called it right. She delivered at Methodist (hated hospital and Pediatric dr.) but loved Vanko. Once again saving me and the twins. My scars from C section are very minimal and was taken care of wonderfully by her. She knows her stuff! She is the reason I now have 3 healthy children at the age of 11 (twins) and 12 (boy) at the age of 54!. She is the best dr. and I always recommend her to anyone especially high risk. Wouldn't have any of these quack drs or quack midwifes touch me ever ..only Vanko! My last gyno before Vanko told me I couldn't have any children before I went to Vanko for routine visit. I had children late in life (a blessing for my 2nd marriage to a wonderful man that deserved a chance to be a father). Vanko made this happen for us. No fertility, no drugs just A1 care. Wish all my doctors could have been this good. Years later having a terrible dr. do a hernia operation made terrible vertical long scar on my abdomen after Vanko's incisions were almost invisible. I also had a longer recovery period after the shabby hernia operation and it didn't even do any good. That just proves there's good Drs. and real bad ones out there. (by the way the hernia was done at Mt. Siani a 6 hour wait for outpatient surgery and there was minimal after care with it..never go to Siani hospital..you'll die!
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By: Lori S.
Mary F Vanko MD Facog
I love Dr. Vanko. After trying to get pregnant for 5 years on my own I went through fertility treatments with her. She never gave up and we eventually conceived. I delivered a beautiful healthy boy! 3 years later I got pregnant again and due to my health issues my 2ND son was born premature. Dr. Vanko was amazing! She did everything she could to help my son be as healthy as possible under the circumstances. My second son is now 10 years old and has a mild case of Cerebral Palsy. I feel things could have been so much worse if Dr Vanko hadn't been there. I've been seeing Dr. Vanko for almost 20 years and I am so thankful to have her as my Dr.
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By: Sharon R.
DR Scott A Andrews MD
Dr. Scott A Andrews is very polite and very professional. He listens to what the patients say and explains to them what he can do to help you. With physical therapy or possible injections. He is one of the BEST Dr.'s that I Have!!!!!!!
By: Robert O.
Potti Krishnan Md
I've been a patient of Dr Potti for over 10 years. Dr Potti is the best MD that I have ever had. I can't say enough about his care and expertise over the time that he has treated me!Thank you Dr Potti, Robert F. Ostrowski (Patient)
By: nosurgery
Mary F Vanko MD Facog
Other doctors wanted to do a hysterectomy on me and Dr Vanko solved my bleeding problems with a simple in office procedure that my insurance company paid 100%of.No bill for me and no surgery either. Happy and you know it.!!!!!
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By: Valerie T.
Ring, Barry, Md - Advanced Pain Care
Dr Ring is a great doctor. He takes time with me listens to me, very attentive and caring which is hard to come by these days. I finally feel like I'm in good hands. It's hard to find a doctor as intelligent educated as him!
By: Tash N.
Mary F Vanko MD Facog
Really knowledgeable, amazing staff with a short wait time. It was my first time with and I will be going back.
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By: Peter P.
Methodist Physician Group
Great guy. Best surgeon I had ever. Plus his staff is really caring about the client and their needs..
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By: Ashley J.
Oren M Conway MD
They're only open until noon on Fridays. Great doctor!
Tips & Advices
A child should see his or her pediatrician frequently during the first few years. Once the child reaches age 3, parents should schedule a doctor's visit at least once per year. Before that, however, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests parents arrange visits according to the following schedule:
  • 2 to 5 days old
  • 1 month old
  • 4 months old
  • 6 months old
  • 9 months old
  • 12 months old
  • 15 months old
  • 24 months old (2 years)
  • 30 months old (2.5 years)
No, parents should call 911, an emergency physician, or a pediatric emergency physician if a child suffers an acute illness or injuries. Doctors in these fields are more qualified than pediatricians to handle emergency situations.
A well-visit is a routine visit with a pediatrician to track a child's development, discuss medical or emotional concerns, and receive immunizations and medical advice.
Yes, pediatricians provide immunizations for infants and children up through 21 years.
No, pediatricians do not have to be board certified.They're only required to have a state license. However, certification indicates a dedication to studying pediatrics beyond the requirements.

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