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We found 4 gynecologists who accept United Healthcare near Clearwater, FL.

Dr. Patricia Ann St. John, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1055 S Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Patricia St John is a general gynecology specialist. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. St John include minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Dr. St John is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. St John trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for her residency. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Hector Alejandro Arango, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1005 Pinellas Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Hector Arango is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include chemotherapy, endometrial biopsy, and hysteroscopy. Dr. Arango's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Arango is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Arango trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Arango has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Laser Surgery, Gynecologic Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina Marie Shamas, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
6700 Crosswinds Drive; Suite 200-a
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Christina Shamas works as a general gynecologist in Saint Petersburg, FL, Clearwater, FL, and Tampa, FL. She is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shamas include robotic surgery. Dr. Shamas is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Shamas trained at a hospital affiliated with Florida State University for her residency. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Beth E Eileen Benson, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Beth Benson practices general gynecology in Largo, FL. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Diagnostic Clinic and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Benson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Benson attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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What is Gynecology?

Gynecology is the medical specialty dealing with the female reproductive system and women’s health. Gynecologists provide preventive care and treatment for any health issues occurring in the uterus, ovaries, vagina, vulva, or breasts. Today, most gynecologists also train as obstetricians and offer pregnancy care, becoming obstetricians / gynecologists or OB/GYNs. However it is possible for a physician to specialize specifically in gynecology.

Gynecologists see patients all the way from puberty into childbearing, throughout adulthood, and into the senior years. They encounter a wide variety of issues, which may include:
  • Menstrual disorders, such as irregular or heavy periods
  • Vaginal infections, such as yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis
  • Birth control prescriptions
  • Infertility treatment
  • Abnormal development of the reproductive organs
  • Breast care and breast cancer screening
  • Uterine fibroids, benign growths in the uterus
  • Endometriosis, a painful condition where uterine tissue grows outside the uterus
  • Menopause
  • Cancer of the reproductive organs

A gynecologist’s work is varied and may include a range of procedures at various practice locations, depending on the provider. Gynecologists examine and treat their patients directly in settings such as hospitals, clinics, or private offices. At certain locations, gynecologists may perform surgeries, such as hysterectomies or tubal ligations, or they may perform imaging scans using ultrasound.