Dr. Darney introduces himself and shares what a woman should know about her obstetrician/gynecologist (OBGYN).
I am Philip Darney. I am professor and Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at San Francisco General Hospital, a teaching hospital of the University of California, San Francisco.
I think women need to know if the practice of their obstetrician, obstetricians is what will fit in with the way they would like to have a baby. That is, what are the cesearean section policies of the obstetrician, does the obstetrician collaborate with midwives, if they are interested in midwifery delivery?
And then of course women need to know to be reassured that if problems develop during their pregnancy, which is unusual, of course, but problems do occur, that the obstetrician will either be available immediately to them or be able to refer them to a place to practitioners or a hospital where complex, complications of pregnancy can be cared for.
About Dr. Darney, M.D., M.Sc.:
Dr. Philip Darney, M.D., M.Sc., is a Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at San Francisco General Hospital. He received his undergraduate degree in experimental psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, his medical degree at UCSF, and his Master of Science at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.