We found 6 ob/gyns who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential near Fort Walton Beach, FL.

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
907 Mar Walt Drive; Ste 2023/2024
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Stephanie Caywood is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Caywood honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1005 Mar Walt Drive; Ob/gyn Department
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. David Stoneking, who practices in Fort Walton Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stoneking accepts. Dr. Stoneking studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
924 Mar Walt Drive
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Donald Whitaker works as a general OB/GYN in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Dr. Whitaker is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
907 Mar Walt Drive; Suite 2024
Ft Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Michael Hennessey sees patients in Fort Walton Beach, FL. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hennessey takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
907 Mar Walt Drive; Suite 2023
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Diana Decotis Smith is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in General Gynecology
1005 Mar Walt Drive
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Karl Metz is a specialist in general gynecology. He works in Fort Walton Beach, FL. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine.

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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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