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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 works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Lakeland, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Martino-Villanueva at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network 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 the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed her residency at Cooper University Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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

Dr. Carlos Gabriel practices women's health and obstetrics & gynecology in Winter Haven, FL and Lakeland, FL. Dr. Gabriel speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gabriel include incontinence. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gabriel takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence

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

Dr. Shayne Plosker's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Areas of expertise for Dr. Plosker include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. Dr. Plosker is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Plosker's distinctions 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. Dr. Plosker is open to new patients.

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

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Specializes in General Gynecology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. John Ellington's area of specialization is general gynecology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ellington is professionally affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ellington takes. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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

Dr. Gracia Damian's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She 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. Damian is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Her professional affiliations include Lakeland Regional Health (LRH) and Women's Care Florida.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Richard Cardosi is a gynecologic oncology specialist. Dr. Cardosi honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. His professional affiliations include Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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

Dr. Valerie Whiteman specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and practices in Tampa, FL and Lakeland, FL. 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. For her professional training, Dr. Whiteman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Whiteman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Member, American Telemedicine Society; Diplomate ABOG and Maternal Fetal Medicine, ABOG; and Diplomate American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, ABOG. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in General Gynecology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Jennings is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Jennings attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. James Mammel is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Lakeland, FL. Dr. Mammel obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mammel is professionally affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3525 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Richard Boothby works as a gynecologic oncologist in Lakeland, FL. Dr. Boothby is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Puretz's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to 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 his residency. His professional affiliations include Lakeland Regional Health (LRH) and Women's Care Florida.

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1755 N. Florida Avenue; Bella Vista Building
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Diana Wilson is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing her residency at Truman Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Wilson attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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

Dr. Terri McEndree works as a general OB/GYN. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. McEndree honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. McEndree attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Jennifer Nixon is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. She is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH) and Women's Care Florida. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Nixon attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Nixon average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nixon 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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Specializes in General Gynecology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. William Alford is a general gynecology specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alford honors. Dr. Alford studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is professionally affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Dr. Craig Steven Kalter, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
808 East Main Street
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Craig Kalter, who practices in Tampa, FL, Lakeland, FL, and Sunrise, FL, is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). His clinical interests include high risk pregnancy. Dr. Kalter's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Lakeland Regional Health (LRH), and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kalter accepts.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

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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.