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We found 2 ob/gyns who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Watsonville, CA.

Dr. Kelli Rae Beingesser, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
550 S. Green Valley Road
Watsonville, CA
 

Dr. Kelli Beingesser practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Fresno, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, and Watsonville, CA. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in women's health issues. Dr. Beingesser accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Beingesser graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Cheryl L Northey, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
550 S Green Valley Road
Watsonville, CA
 

Dr. Cheryl Northey's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Northey include menopause, uterine prolapse, and osteoporosis. Dr. Northey has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Northey's patients. Dr. Northey is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Northey completed Dr. Northey's residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Northey is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Northey is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Northey's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Hysterectomy, Ovarian Cysts, Uterine Cancer, ... (Read more)

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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.