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

Dr. Kristin Hermanson's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Hermanson's clinical interests: laparoscopic hysterectomy, colposcopy, and essure. She is professionally affiliated with Sanford Health. She graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. Dr. Hermanson's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Hopper is professionally affiliated with Sanford Health. She honors Medicare insurance. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Hopper 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. She has received distinctions including Avera Physician Academy; Avera Medical Group Brookings Operations Council; and Avera OB/GYN Service Line Committee.

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

Dr. Terrence Babb practices family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Babb (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language and Spanish.

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

Dr. Richard Gudvangen is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Brookings, SD. Dr. Gudvangen takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at 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 works as a general OB/GYN in Brookings, SD. She graduated from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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.