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#1 of 6 Old 07-17-2009, 05:09 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am currently 39 weeks pregnant and my OB informed me that I he was unable to continue providing care for this pregnancy. There are no other doctors in his practice, and I'm positive that he has a valid reason for "letting me go." Despite my understanding, this puts me in a really difficult spot. The practice he is referring patients to is LARGE (Albany OB/GYN) compared to the one doctor location I've been going to, and what I've been able to find about them online indicates that they are not exactly low-intervention doctors.

Today I tried to see a doctor that I had seen previously (Dr. Bloss), but they ended up putting me with someone else when he was sent to surgery. The doctor I saw was pleasant and tried to introduce me to as much of the medical staff as possible, but it is, again, a large practice where I waited in four lines before I saw a doctor, the waiting room was packed full, and the receptionists and nursing staff didn't seem to know any of the patients.

I realize that, at this point, I likely won't find an alternative doctor before the baby comes. However, I want to look for the future! So, any suggestions for a good, low-intervention doctor with a smaller practice in the Albany area? I do have medical conditions that prevent me from being comfortable going OB-less, but I really felt that I had found the perfect OB for me, and would like to find one again. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
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You could try contacting the Family Life Center, they may know of some good OBs in the area.

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Seton Health Midwives are great in Troy

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If you need an ob, have you met Dr. Altman? I think his practice is quite small, and I believe he's pretty low intervention (I went to the Seton Health Midwives for pregnancy/birth care, but went to Dr. Altman for a more OB/medical issue)
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If you need an ob, have you met Dr. Altman? I think his practice is quite small, and I believe he's pretty low intervention (I went to the Seton Health Midwives for pregnancy/birth care, but went to Dr. Altman for a more OB/medical issue)
Dr. Altman is no longer practicing OB

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Ah, that's too bad.
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