We found 3 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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Fresno, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, and Watsonville, CA. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in women's health issues. Dr. Beingesser takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete 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. Dr. Beingesser is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Katherine Gabriel Cox, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
550 S. Green Valley Road
Watsonville, CA
 

Dr. Katherine Gabriel-Cox's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Dr. Gabriel-Cox completed her residency training at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center. She has a special interest in women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Gabriel-Cox's professional affiliations include 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: Hysteroscopy, Women's Health Issues, Pregnancy, Infections

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

Dr. Cheryl Northey is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Northey's areas of expertise include menopause, uterine prolapse, and osteoporosis. On average, patients gave Dr. Northey a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Northey honors. Dr. Northey studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Northey's medical residency was performed 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 has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Hysterectomy, Ovarian Cyst, 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.
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