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We found 5 ob/gyns near Brookings, SD.

Dr. Kristin Leigh Hermanson, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
922 22nd Avenue S
Brookings, SD
 

Dr. Kristin Hermanson is a general OB/GYN. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in laparoscopic hysterectomy, colposcopy, and essure. Dr. Hermanson takes Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. She is professionally affiliated with Sanford Health. Dr. Hermanson is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Essure, Hysterectomy, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ellen Elizabeth Gormley, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
400 22nd Avenue
Brookings, SD
 

Dr. Ellen Hopper, who practices in Watertown, SD and Brookings, SD, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is affiliated with Sanford Health. She graduated from the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Hopper takes Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hopper include: Avera Physician Academy; Avera Medical Group Brookings Operations Council; and Avera OB/GYN Service Line Committee. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
400 22nd Avenue
Brookings, SD
 

Dr. Terrence Babb is a family medicine practitioner and general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Babb takes several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. He studied medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Babb (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language and Spanish.

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Dr. Richard J Gudvangen, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
400 22nd Avenue
Brookings, SD
 

Dr. Richard Gudvangen, who practices in Brookings, SD, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He honors Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
400 22nd Avenue
Brookings, SD
 

Dr. Tara Haarsma's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic 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.