We found 3 ob/gyns who accept Humana near Los Altos, CA.

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Dr. Anna Lea Altshuler, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
300 Pasteur Drive; # Hg332
Stanford, CA

Dr. Anna Altshuler is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Altshuler attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Altshuler honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Altshuler (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
321 Middlefield Road; Suite 165
Menlo Park, CA

Dr. Basia Yakaitis is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yakaitis is professionally affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Kings County Hospital Center.

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Specializes in Other, General Gynecology
900 Welch Road; Suite 403
Palo Alto, CA

Dr. Azadeh Nezhat is a general gynecologist in Palo Alto, CA. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. She graduated from Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Nezhat's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nezhat takes.

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What is Obstetrics & Gynecology?

An obstetrician / gynecologist, or OB/GYN for short, is a doctor who specializes in women’s health, pregnancy, and disorders of the female reproductive system. Obstetrics refers to medical care for issues surrounding pregnancy, from preconception until after birth; gynecology refers to other health issues specific to women, such as birth control and infertility treatment, female urology, breast care, and disorders of the ovaries and uterus.

There are four recognized subspecialties of obstetrics and gynecology:
  • Maternal-fetal medicine, which is a branch of obstetrics caring for high-risk pregnancies
  • Reproductive endocrinology, a subspecialty focused on the treatment of infertility
  • Gynecological oncology, which deals with cancers of the female reproductive system
  • Female pelvic medicine, which involves surgical treatments for problems of the pelvic organs

An OB/GYN performs a large range of procedures. Some of these include biopsies, ultrasounds, laparoscopy, breast exams, tubal ligation, endometrial ablation, cervical cerclage, amniocentesis, and newborn circumcision.

Obstetricians and gynecologists are one of the few specialists that can provide preventative care for their patients when they are healthy, medical care for patients when they are sick, and surgical care. For example, an OB/GYN may counsel an adolescent about safe sexual health, prescribe medication such as birth control pills, take a pap smear, and perform a cesarean section surgery all in the same day. OB/GYNs specialize in providing care for healthy women and pregnancies, as well as treating medical issues from incontinence and infertility to cancer.
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