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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
907 Mar Walt Drive; Suite 2023
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Diana Decotis-Smith's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Dr. Decotis-Smith is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
924 Mar Walt Drive
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Donald Whitaker is a Fort Walton Beach, FL physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He studied medicine at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Whitaker at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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.

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
907 Mar Walt Drive; Ste 2023/2024
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Stephanie Caywood's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Caywood honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1005 Mar Walt Drive; Ob/gyn Department
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. David Stoneking's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Stoneking attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Stoneking average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Gynecology
1005 Mar Walt Drive
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Karl Metz is a general gynecology specialist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Metz is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
907 Mar Walt Drive; Suite 2024
Ft Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Michael Hennessey is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Fort Walton Beach, FL. He is rated highly 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. Dr. Hennessey is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of 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.
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