I'm one of the few obstetricians in Santa Monica who is trained and certified to perform First Trimester Screening, and I don't need to send patients to outside care for this test. I've made investments in my facilities to provide the most up-to-date care for patients in this important time of their lives, including a GE Voluson expert ultrasound machine with 3D and 4D capability. Patients can see the gender of their baby, and take home pictures including 3D images in the first and second trimesters.
I've established long-time relationships with my colleagues, and I have an excellent cross-coverage arrangement with Dr. Sharon Pushkin whereby all my patients meet her at the 32-week visit, and in the event of illness, vacation, or emergency, Dr. Pushkin covers as the delivering physician.
I respect patients' choices to either have no medication in labor or epidural anesthesia, and I provide guidance through every step of the way in this very special life event.
I deliver patients at Saint John's Hospital and Health Center, as well as Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center. My patients and I appreciate the excellent nursing care and outstanding anesthesia services at both hospitals.