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We found 23 ob/gyns who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1431 near Lakeland, FL.

Dr. Maria Isabel Martino Villanueva, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1733 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Maria Martino-Villanueva is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Lakeland, FL. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Martino-Villanueva is professionally affiliated with Women's Care Florida and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Dr. Martino-Villanueva completed her residency training at Cooper University Hospital.

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Dr. John Ralph Ellington Jr., MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. John Ellington's specialty is general gynecology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Ellington performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Ellington is affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Dr. Shayne Mark Plosker, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
1733 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Shayne Plosker practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility in Tampa, FL and Lakeland, FL. After attending The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. Dr. Plosker's clinical interests include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Plosker include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition; President's Club of the University of South Florida, President's Council; and US News & World Report Top 10% of Doctors, Nationwide. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: in Vitro Fertilization, Neuroendocrine Disorders, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos I Gabriel, MD
Specializes in Women's Health, Obstetrics & Gynecology
4730 Exploration Avenue
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Gabriel is an obstetrician and gynecologist and women's health specialist. Patients gave Dr. Gabriel an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gabriel include incontinence. He is affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gabriel is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence

Dr. Valerie Eugenia Whiteman, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1733 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Valerie Whiteman's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), prenatal diagnosis, and telemedicine. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Whiteman graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Her distinctions include: Member, American Telemedicine Society; Diplomate ABOG and Maternal Fetal Medicine, ABOG; and Diplomate American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, ABOG. Dr. Whiteman is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Telemedicine, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Diagnosis

Dr. Richard Joseph Cardosi, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Richard Cardosi is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. He works in Lakeland, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. Cardosi's education and training includes medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Dr. Gracia Maria Damian, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1733 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Gracia Damian specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Damian is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her professional affiliations include Lakeland Regional Health (LRH) and Women's Care Florida. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Dr. James Bryant Mammel, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. James Mammel is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Lakeland, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Mammel average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. Mammel is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mammel's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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Dr. Ralph Henry Jennings Jr., MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Jennings works as a general gynecologist in Lakeland, FL. Dr. Jennings has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He is professionally affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Dr. Jeffrey Lowell Puretz, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1733 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Puretz, who practices in Lakeland, FL, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Puretz honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Puretz trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lakeland Regional Health (LRH) and Women's Care Florida.

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Dr. Diana Lorraine Wilson, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Diana Wilson sees patients in Lakeland, FL. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wilson is professionally affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Wilson studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Wilson trained at Truman Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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Dr. Richard Alfred Boothby, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3525 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Richard Boothby is a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. Boothby is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and a graduate of Shands Jacksonville Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Boothby has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Dr. Terri Lynn McEndree, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1733 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Terri McEndree is a general OB/GYN in Lakeland, FL. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). She attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. Dr. McEndree's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Jennifer Mignon Nixon, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1733 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Nixon sees patients in Lakeland, FL. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her professional affiliations include Lakeland Regional Health (LRH) and Women's Care Florida. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Nixon attended Temple University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Nixon average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nixon takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Tarek Gamal Garas, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
1755 N. Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Tarek Garas is a Lakeland, FL physician who specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. He is affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Garas attended Creighton University School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Garas takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. William Mansur Alford, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. William Alford's area of specialization is general gynecology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alford attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is professionally affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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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.