Your Pregnancy Matters
Why you should consider an academic medical center for your Ob/Gyn care
December 16, 2014
Most women would prefer a pregnancy without surprises. But that’s often not the reality.Complications can and do arise when you are expecting. Twins are discovered, screening tests come back abnormal, or symptoms develop that are concerning to the doctor.
And the truth is, women with cancer get pregnant. Women with heart problems get pregnant. Women with organ transplants get pregnant.
We’re here to care for all those women.
As an academic medical center, UT Southwestern provides all your care, no matter what your circumstance. We perform high-level ultrasounds, offer genetic counseling, and coordinate care with doctors who have other specialties, all at one center. With electronic medical records, all your providers share information seamlessly. Patients have direct access to those records, and the system provides an easy, secure way to communicate with your physicians.
Academic medical centers make sense for patients who enjoy the security of knowing that, if they need help with an unexpected issue, a doctor with that expertise is available in the same hospital.
In addition, UT Southwestern is a learning environment for students and other medical trainees. This means we must stay current on new practices and continually scrutinize available treatments. UT Southwestern is known for its training program in obstetrics and gynecology. In fact, one out of every 50 Ob/Gyn medical residents in the United States trains at UT Southwestern and our program is one of the best in the nation.
Research is another component of academic medical centers. We understand concerns surrounding this topic, because no patient wants to be seen as just a possible research subject. It’s important to know that participation in research is voluntary. And, because research happens here, our patients may be offered new treatments unavailable elsewhere.
Perhaps most importantly, at an academic medical center, there is no decision process about which patients are considered high risk and which patients are considered low risk. All patients can expect the highest level of obstetrics and gynecology care.
There’s a lot of energy right now at UT Southwestern. We have a brand new hospital, and we have a growing clinical faculty practice to go along with our rich tradition of research and education.
Simply put, we have more expertise and resources, and that means the very best care for you. I invite you to come see for yourself what we have to offer.