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I have delivered all three of my children with Triangle OB/GYN. I couldn't have been happier. The first child was delivered by Stephanie DeVane (midwife), the second child was delivered by Kim and my third (just this past December) was delivered by Dr. V (the best doctor I have yet been to. I saw him throughout my third pregnancy for every appointment. I really never had to wait and he always took his time answering all my questions and concern since I was considered advanced maternal age at 39. Dr. V made sure that he was available to be there to deliver my child. I will continue to go to Triangle OB/GYN after the merger with Physicians for Women.
Triangle OB delivered my second child so I felt good about them going into my 3rd pregnancy...BUT at 6 weeks I called in with bleeding and cramping and was DENIED an appointment because I had sex in the last 48 hours. I literally begged for an appointment and was told I would have to wait until my next scheduled appointment in one week! The nurse said "if you are having a miscarriage, there isn't anything we can do about it anyway. You'll just have to wait until next week." Seems to me that healthy pregnancies are the priority.
So glad I found this practice.
I moved to the area from Boston when I was 24 weeks pregnant. I was sad to leave my awesome OB, and nervous about finding a new one here to meet my expectations. Despite the low user reviews of Triangle OB/Gyn, I decided to make an appointment based on the recommendation of my cousin and my Bradley instructor.
First, the cons: In order to make an appointment, they had to have proof of insurance and they make you pay for the delivery in installments throughout your pregnancy. I thought this was a little weird, but at least everything was paid for and budgeted before the baby arrived. It was a little tricky for me since we had to switch insurance during the move, but the insurance specialist at the practice was very supportive and helpful. People have mentioned that the staff is unfriendly. The only problem I ever had was the initial receptionist where you sign in and call to make appointments. She just doesn't seem to have a "happy" mode, but she was never rude.
The pros: What you have to understand about this practice is they have midwives. Delivery with low-risk pregnancies and midwives have been shown to require less medical intervention, and are more likely to end in vaginal birth. This is EXACTLY what I was looking for. I took 12 weeks of Bradley classes with the aim of having a natural child birth, and these women knew exactly what I wanted with that experience without me having to convince them it could be done. That's not to say if you want an epidural or other interventions that they won't give them to you, they're just going to be supportive of you if you want to go au natural. Midwives have extensive specialty training in all things obstetric and gynecological (basically, masters degrees). I found that there wasn't anything I needed an OB doctor for, which is a good thing because it means your pregnancy is uncomplicated.
Let me address some concerns others have had: You don't usually see OBs until the end of the first trimester, unless you have complications. If you make a doctors appointment and forget it, it seems like that's not their fault. I was moving and managed to get and fill out all the appropriate paperwork without issue. You will not see the same doctor/midwife every time. This is because any one of them could be the one on call to deliver your baby. This is a GOOD thing! In other practices you might see the same doctor at every visit, only to have her not be on call when you are ready to have the baby, and you are stuck with someone you've never met. If your delivery is low-risk, you won't see the midwife/doctor but for an hour anyway. I read somewhere else a woman complaining because she wanted to be induced. This practice uses extensive medical knowledge to make the best judgement for your baby. They told me up front they do not like to induce unless it's necessary because it can complicate the delivery (they will let you go up to two weeks if everything is still going well). I went four days over and they monitored me closely and ended up inducing because my water was leaking. Besides the pitocin to induce and the antibiotics to prevent infection, the 6 hour delivery was completely drug free and without complication. Looking back, I wouldn't have changed a thing.
I might have given this practice 4 stars, but to be fair, they do not deserve the one star rating everyone has been giving them. I will definitely be going back with my next baby.
TERRIBLE!!. I went to this practice as a new patient. I thought I might have mastitis, based on information I read on the internet. Not even focusing on the rude staff or the fact that I had to wait for 45 minutes, the main problem is that the midwife I saw DID NOT EVEN EXAM ME! I told her my symptoms, and that I suspected I had mastitis based on the internet & she just prescribed me antibiotics. She NEVER touched my breast to exam it!! I think this is malpractice. What if I had an abscess or god forbid something even more serious? How can someone prescribe medication without doing an exam???? This place is terrible and I would never, ever go back!
Do Not Go There.
This is my first pregnancy, and I went to this office from the referral of my primary care physician. I wish I would have gone somewhere else.
This office has three midwives, and we were told on our first visit that we would see midwives for the first few appointments and then see doctors. I am now 24 weeks pregnant and have NEVER seen a doctor. My blood work has been misplaced, and an order was lost, so I have had to redo my blood work. I was told that there were abnormalities with my test results, and then told that they confused my chart with someone else! One nurse would tell me one thing, and another would contradict her. It was a complete nightmare.
No one seems to talk to one another, so when I would call to make an appointment, I would have to explain what the appointment was for, since my chart was incomplete, and the staff was beyond rude.
I wanted to see a doctor, and received hesitance from the office staff at this request. The last straw was discovering that unless I had a high risk pregnancy, a midwife would deliver my baby. No one told us this at all the entire way through our four months with this office. I am seeing a new doctor tomorrow and I feel so happy to be free of this office. Save yourself a lot of time and aggravation and go somewhere else! The only reason I gave this office one star is because I had no choice, this place is just terrible!
I will never go there again. i first went there in 2005 with my son and was considered high risk. i had excellent care and had a healthy baby. i decided to come back in 2009 with our 3rd baby and was considered high risk. i had regular checkups as if i was normal pregnancy. they wouldnt see me when i had a problem. i had to go to the emergency room everytime. i told them that i stopped feeling the baby move and they said that was normal and okay since they could hear the heartbeat. this went on for 7 weeks until i was 32 weeks and went for a growth scan at duke perinatal and the baby had stopped growing at 25 weeks and there was no fluid. thats why i couldnt feel her move anymore. these people were so concerned that medicaid wouldnt pay for the utlrasound if it turned out nothing was wrong that my baby had to die. when i asked them to explain theirselves they turned on me and said it was my fault. i had a c-section and after my staple removal dr. v told me i did not need a 6 week checkup and he would see me in the spring. i left and made an appointment with another gyn to get my checkup and had to have medical records sent over. a week later these guys had the nerve to bill me 35.00 for sending records for an appointment they should have but did not provide. i will never return to this place and feel guilty to all the women i have referred there. i hope none of them suffered because of it.
Never think about going to this place.
I am giving one start since I have to give atleast one start to publish this review
when we made an appointment with them they said they would see my wife only during 12th week of pregnancy and not before. We went ahead and took the appointment anyway and forgot the date of the appointment as it was 3 months from the date we took it. They did not send us any policies or forms to fill and the appointment date came and gone and they sent a bill for missing appointment. How in the world we would know there would be a charge? Also, we were expecting there would be a courtesy call before the appointment since it was made so earlier. They left a message threatening us to send it to collection for $25 if we do not make the payment.
They are rude, impolite and lack mannerisms. My friends told me after our experience that they also had issues with them such as not responding to the calls if they call the nurses for any assistance, difficult to get appointments (ususally they would take couple of months to get an appointment) and do not give or tell you the results of tests done there.
I will not recommend anyone there since there are better alternatives in the town for maternity and gyn care
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