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 works as a general OB/GYN in Sioux Falls, SD and Brookings, SD. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include laparoscopic hysterectomy, colposcopy, and essure. Dr. Hermanson is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Hermanson attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa for residency. She is affiliated with Sanford Health. She has an open panel.

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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 OB/GYN. She is affiliated with Sanford Health. Dr. Hopper attended the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. She takes Medicare insurance. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Avera Physician Academy; Avera Medical Group Brookings Operations Council; and Avera OB/GYN Service Line Committee. Dr. Hopper's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Terrence Babb specializes in family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Babb (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language and Spanish. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Babb takes Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Richard Gudvangen sees patients in Brookings, SD. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Gudvangen honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from 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 is a general OB/GYN in Brookings, SD. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Haarsma 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.