Delivery And Pregnancy Specialist

Alan B. Patterson, M.D. -  - OB-GYN

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 5,600 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. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please note that we do not accept Ambetter Medicaid. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Aetna
Ambetter
AvMed
Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Coventry
GHI
Humana
Medicare
Molina Healthcare
Prestige
United Healthcare