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Experts Clearinghouse experts in this Specialty have a certificate issued by: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Subspecialties include: Critical Care Medicine, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility
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Typical minimum fee for Record Review and Report Writing for this Specialty: $250 per hour
Typical minimum fee for Testimony for this Specialty: $300 per hour
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Medical Malpractice issues: Standard of care
Mass Tort involvements: Maternal and fetal medicine physicians for Cymbalta related to potential birth defects, Gynecologists for Prempro related to cancer, Urogynecologists for transvaginal mesh litigation related to pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence.
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Taken from Wikipedia.org:
Obstetrics and gynecology (often abbreviated to OB/GYN, OBG, O&G or Obs & Gynae) is the medical specialty that deals with obstetrics and gynaecology. The postgraduate training programme for both aspects is unified. This combined training prepares the practicing OB/GYN to be adept at the care of female reproductive organs’ health and at the management of obstetric complications, including through surgery.
Examples of subspecialty training available to physicians in the US are:
- Maternal-fetal medicine – an obstetrical subspecialty, sometimes referred to as perinatology, that focuses on the medical and surgical management of high-risk pregnancies and surgery on the fetus with the goal of reducing morbidity and mortality.
- Reproductive endocrinology and infertility – a subspecialty that focuses on the biological causes and interventional treatment of infertility
- Gynaecological oncology – a gynaecologic subspecialty focusing on the medical and surgical treatment of women withcancers of the reproductive organs
- Female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery – a gynaecologic subspecialty focusing on the diagnosis and surgical treatment of women with urinary incontinence and prolapse of the pelvic organs. Sometimes referred to by laypersons as “female urology“
- Advanced laparoscopic surgery
- Family planning – a gynaecologic subspecialty offering training in contraception and pregnancy termination (abortion)
- Paediatric and adolescent gynaecology
- Menopausal and geriatric gynaecology
Of these, only the first four are truly recognized sub-specialties by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG). The other subspecialties are recognized as informal concentrations of practice. To be recognized as a board-certified subspecialist by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology or the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a practitioner must have completed anACGME or AOA-accredited residency and obtained a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) which requires an additional standardized examination.
Additionally, physicians of other specialties may become trained in Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO), a short certification that equips them to better manage emergent OB/GYN situations.
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