This is not the place to go if you're pregnant
I wish I would have learned my lesson with my first birth in 1996. Dr. Amy C. neglected to circumcise my son, and since she did more than one sonogram and told us it was a girl, we were unprepared for the birth of a boy. We wanted him circumcised, and immediately after delivery, I asked her about it. She said the pediatrician does that. To make a long story short, she was wrong, and our son never did get the procedure, because if it's not done at birth, insurance won't cover it so you must pay cash, and it involves a hospital stay.
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This office never arranged for an epidural for me, despite the fact that not only was the paperwork filed out and turned in, but I also followed up on it. I wound up going through 12 hours of labor, 3 hours of hard labor, with an anesthesiologist who's priority was the C-section in the next room. In order to even GET his limited services, I had to come up with $600 dollars CASH at 2AM on a Friday night. Since ATMs will only spit out $200 at a time, I had to call two friends, have them go get the cash, and then drive over to the hospital right away, at 3 AM on a Friday night. For this, I got intermittent pain relief- the whole birth experience was extremely painful, and again, not what I'd planned.
In 2000, in my second pregnancy, I had the classic symptoms of gestational diabetes, so I asked for the test for it. My blood sugar swings were horrific; by the fourth month I'd put on 40 lbs, and I was feeling absolutely terrible, I thought I was going to die. I had the test, and they told me I was fine, test was normal. Years later, after finally stabilizing my blood sugar, I asked to see those results, and sure enough, I'd been dealing with untreated gestational diabetes during the whole 9 months. They'd assured me I was fine that whole time. I was never notified of the glucose tolerance results, and I was not followed up on it either- no