In response to recent inquiry on Facebook: (Thanks Yve for cluing me into this discussion!)
So, it warms my heart to hear all your recommendations; thanks for your kind words. I do not offer GYN exams/ pap smears. As far as recommendations go, here’s what I have:
Complete Women Care (Lakewood and Naples); I worked with Dr. Lin and loved her. She’s not so holistic in her approach, but so supportive of it. She was my OB with my son until I transferred over to my midwives. They leave chocolates on the pillows and are all really sweet. They take all forms of HMOs and PPOs and have great customer service…562-424-8422
My sister really likes Robin who works with Dr. Black (Irvine I think)–natural approach and very woman-centered. 949-722-2510
The Birth Sanctuary (Venice); These were my midwives and lovely. A bit expensive if you don’t have insurance and a bit of a drive from Long Beach, but worth it if you want a long term relationship with midwives that may help you birth in the near future. On that note, I also had a great experience with South Coast Midwifery (Irvine) –about the same distance in the other direction.
If you are not depending on insurance, I would go with a local midwife that perhaps a friend recommends–anyone have recs? Please post a comment below. Thanks!
- Dr. Tierny’s wife, Sandra Goines-Tierney (recommended by Shoshanna Husak) 5242 Katella Avenue Suite 106 Los Alamitos, CA 90720 (562) 431-5010
- Dr. Stearns and Percy (recommended by incredible midwife Katie McCall) Pearcy & Stearns Inc: Stearns Lauren M MD 539 S Brea Blvd # 100, Brea, CA 92821-5377 (714) 671-2936
- I did a local search and came up with Dr. Kaleb on Yelp. She seems to have good reviews: Vanessa Kaleb, MD 2865 Atlantic Ave Ste 250 Long Beach, CA 90806(562) 595-7709