Alan B. Patterson, M.D.
OB-GYN located in Coral Springs, FL
Women from Coral Springs, Florida receive compassionate and comprehensive delivery and pregnancy medical care from Alan B. Patterson, MD. An experienced OB-GYN, Dr. Patterson has delivered over 6,000 babies, including both high and low-risk pregnancies, during his medical career and is dedicated to providing the best possible care to patients throughout pregnancy and childbirth.
Delivery and Pregnancy Q & A
What does prenatal care entail?
Pregnant women should see their OB-GYN on a regular basis throughout pregnancy to monitor and protect their health and wellbeing as well as that of the baby. Typically, Dr. Patterson sees pregnant patients once every 4 weeks until the 28th week of pregnancy, then every other week until week 36, followed by once a week visits until delivery. During these appointments, Dr. Patterson monitors the mother-to-be’s health by checking her weight, blood pressure, measurements, and asking questions about her general wellbeing. These visits also provide an opportunity for the patient to ask questions about pregnancy and delivery, about her changing body, and what to expect during the course of her pregnancy and during childbirth. Dr. Patterson has helped thousands of women experience successful pregnancies and deliveries and has significant experience enabling him to provide excellent care to his patients.
Why is pregnancy care so important?
The routine and frequent monitoring of the health of the mother and the development of the baby ensures that should any issues develop, those are identified and treated as quickly as possible. While most women have healthy pregnancies with no issues, others may develop conditions such as gestational diabetes or experience serious discomfort or symptoms like morning sickness or chronic heartburn. Regular appointments enable Dr. Patterson to truly get to know his patients and helps him to notice any changes from appointment to appointment. Also, women’s bodies go through many changes throughout pregnancy and regular appointments give them an opportunity to ask questions and learn about what to anticipate during the pregnancy.
Do I have a choice in my delivery method?
Dr. Patterson provides patients with information and advice to determine the best method of delivery for the health of mother and baby. He has extensive experience in both vaginal and Cesarean section deliveries. Women may elect to have a c-section delivery. While some providers may argue that one form of delivery is superior to the other, each woman is different and there is no “one size fits all” approach to delivering healthy babies. Patients are encouraged to ask questions about delivery and the pros and cons of each method. Dr. Patterson offers thorough explanations as well as advice on which method provides the best experience for the mother and baby.
Major Insurance Providers Accepted
At Dr. Patterson's practice, we accept most major insurance plans. Dr. Patterson is a Cigna Tier 1 provider, so patient participation in employer-sponsored Cigna group plans with OAP or PPO coverage may result in lower copayments or coinsurance levels for covered services. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed. We do not take any Medicaid plans at all.
Words from our patients
"Dr. Patterson has been my Doctor for more than 25 years now. I have recommended many women to him through out the years and will continue to do so!"
"An extremely kind and compassionate expert in his field. Would not hesitate to recommend him to family and friends."
"I've been going to Dr. Patterson for almost 20 years now. He's very thorough and efficient and I appreciate how he always personally calls with results."
"Great doctor. Takes the time to explain everything and is very thorough. Happy to be his patient."
"I called him on a Friday night at 3am because my water broke and he called me back right away and met me at the hospital. I would highly recommend Dr Patterson"
" Dr. Patterson is a proactive, personal doctor! He was the only doctor to actively pursue solutions to my heavy menstrual cycles. I have never felt better in my life!
"Dr Patterson is a caring Dr and always gives personal service, it's very impressive when your Dr calls you himself with your test results !!"