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Dr. Tamara N Fuller-Eddins, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
922 22nd Avenue S
Brookings, SD
 

Dr. Tamara Fuller-Eddins is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Her areas of expertise consist of laparoscopic hysterectomy, colposcopy, and essure. Dr. Fuller-Eddins is professionally affiliated with Sanford Health. She obtained her medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. She honors Medicare insurance. She has received the following distinctions: U.S. News World Reports Top Doctors 2009, 2010 and Top Navy OB/GYN. Dr. Fuller-Eddins is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Essure, Gynecologic Surgery

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

Dr. Kristin Hermanson is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave Dr. Hermanson a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in laparoscopic hysterectomy, colposcopy, and essure. She takes Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. She is professionally affiliated with Sanford Health. Dr. Hermanson 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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Hopper takes Medicare insurance. She attended the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hopper include: Avera Physician Academy; Avera Medical Group Brookings Operations Council; and Avera OB/GYN Service Line Committee. She is affiliated with Sanford Health. She is accepting new patients.

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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 in Brookings, SD. He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

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

Dr. Richard Gudvangen is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Gudvangen is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Tara Haarsma is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Haarsma is a graduate of 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.
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