Your Questions Answered
Learn More About the OBGYN Professional and What this Women Specialist Does
An OBGYN is all the above, a Physician, a Doctor and a MD. These are all interchangeable terms with one another when used in the healthcare and medical settings. An MD is the degree that is earned from a higher education facility to become a practicing doctor, which is the degree of Doctor of Medicine.
A gynecologist is a doctor with the given credential of M.D. who went to school to receive specialized training in the field of women’s reproductive health.
Get in Touch with us
BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
WANT TO GET IN TOUCH WITH US OR HAVE A QUESTION?
Call us on 623-233-1300 or simply book an appointment.
OBGYN Stands for Obstetrics Gynecologist
An OBGYN thus specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology. An Obstetrician is a physician who delivers babies and works with women before, during and after pregnancy. A Gynecologist is a physician who treats the health of the female reproductive organs. As a doctor within this specialty, an OBGYN also manages and performs medical and surgical care for the patient.
Gynecologists also investigate reasons as to why a woman is unable to get pregnant. The Gyn Physician will perform tests and procedures to decipher if fallopian tubes may be blocked or if there is a hormonal imbalance that will need treatment to regulate.
Gynecology has progressed from not only working within the body but also making it possible to get pregnant through a process outside the body. An OB Gyn MD can assist a woman in getting pregnant by taking her eggs and fertilizing them outside of her body, in a dish, and then implanting them into the uterus, also known as in vitro fertilization.
Some OBGYN can also serve as the primary care doctor for their patients as well as provide comprehensive clinical care with a team of physicians who are working with the patient.
How a Professional Receives the OBGYN Credentialing
After completing an undergraduate program of four years, typically with a degree in science, the aspiring OBGYN must attend medical school for four years. The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology requires that a professional completes a four-year residency program after graduating from medical school, before sitting for the certification examination to complete the Obstetrics and Gynecology schooling requirements.
Your Providers at North Valley Women’s Care
Dr. Melissa Gioia Austin credentials have been received through the schooling at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and completed her OB/Gyn residency at Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix. She has received her board certification through the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
SET UP AN APPOINTMENT TODAY
We are your local, neighborhood women’s medical care center and we want to hear from you. If you have questions about our care and services, or to schedule an appointment call us today!
What are you waiting for...
We are your local providers of the highest quality obstetrics and gynecology, and we want to hear from you. If you have questions about our care and services, or to schedule an appointment, call us today!