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We found 22 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 OB/GYN. She attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. She trained at Cooper University Hospital for her residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Martino-Villanueva average 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida 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's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) and prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Whiteman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Member, American Telemedicine Society; Diplomate ABOG and Maternal Fetal Medicine, ABOG; and Diplomate American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, ABOG. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Whiteman's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Diagnosis

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

Dr. Shayne Plosker is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Plosker include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. On average, patients gave Dr. Plosker a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario, Dr. Plosker attended medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Gracia Damian works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Patient ratings for Dr. Damian average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Damian accepts 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 affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH) and Women's Care Florida.

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Specializes in General Gynecology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. John Ellington specializes in general gynecology and practices in Lakeland, FL. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Ellington's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ellington honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. 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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Lakeland, FL. Dr. Puretz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lakeland Regional Health (LRH) and Women's Care Florida. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Richard Cardosi's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. He is affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. Cardosi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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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. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mammel is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Mammel completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a gynecologic oncologist. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Boothby has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in General Gynecology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Jennings is a general gynecologist. Dr. Jennings is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. His professional affiliations include 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's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. McEndree is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed her at 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. McEndree honors. Dr. McEndree's hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Lakeland, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Nixon a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. Her hospital/clinic 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Lakeland, FL and Tampa, FL. She attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Wilson completed residency programs at Truman Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She 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. Wilson's professional affiliations include 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 sees patients in Tampa, FL, Lakeland, FL, and Sunrise, FL. His medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). His clinical interests include high risk pregnancy. Dr. Kalter honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Lakeland Regional Health (LRH), and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

Dr. Gregory Alan Damery, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3030 Harden Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Damery's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Damery average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Damery is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). He 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. Dr. Damery is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at St. Joseph's Hospital, Omaha.

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Specializes in General Gynecology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. William Alford's area of specialization is general gynecology. He is affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Alford is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and 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.