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Is a gynecologist and OB Gyn the same thing?
A gynecologist is a doctor who specializes in women's reproductive health. Obstetricians care for women during their pregnancy and just after the baby is born. They also deliver babies. An ob-gyn is trained to do all of these things.
Is an OB GYN a surgeon?
The specialty of OB/GYN covers a variety of health care for women. As such an OB/GYN can perform primary care, have continuity of care, and provide surgical services.
Can you just be an obstetrician and not a gynecologist?
Obstetrics is the surgical field that deals in childbirth, whereas gynecology is the field of medicine concerned with women's health, especially their reproductive health. One can be a gynecologist and not an obstetrician, though one cannot be an obstetrician without being a gynecologist.
Who is a Obstetrics and Gynecology?
An obstetrician-gynecologist, or OB-GYN, is a healthcare professional that specializes in female reproductive health. People trained as OB-GYNs specialize in both obstetrics and gynecology: obstetrics involves working with pregnant women, including delivering babies.