ob/gyn doctors
eyes4myself

Lexington, MO

#1 Sep 21, 2011
I want to conceive, but quite frankly after having the ONLY two doctors left at PCRMC as my ob's I'm scared to go through that again. Cunningham was rude and never took me seriously, and Ratchford ignored my ok'd birthplan and caused me a horrible labor bc he refused to let me breathe my way or do anything that I was comfortable with. Is there any other options around here? I have insurance and can't pay an out of pocket doula.
Patient

Salem, MO

#2 Sep 21, 2011
eyes4myself wrote:
I want to conceive, but quite frankly after having the ONLY two doctors left at PCRMC as my ob's I'm scared to go through that again. Cunningham was rude and never took me seriously, and Ratchford ignored my ok'd birthplan and caused me a horrible labor bc he refused to let me breathe my way or do anything that I was comfortable with. Is there any other options around here? I have insurance and can't pay an out of pocket doula.
Can you please give me more details about what went wrong with Dr. Ratchford? He is my doctor and reading this made me nervous :(
eyes4myself

Lexington, MO

#3 Sep 22, 2011
Patient wrote:
<quoted text>Can you please give me more details about what went wrong with Dr. Ratchford? He is my doctor and reading this made me nervous :(
It might have been because I got him fresh from taking the job, but I don't want to chance it. He ignored basic on my birth plan, such as when I wanted the cord, if filming of the baby was allowed, and refused to allow me to breathe my way even though I REPEATEDLY asked him to allow me to do it my way since the baby was in no harm. He never once did anything respectful and basically ran away.
Patient

Chicago, IL

#4 Sep 22, 2011
eyes4myself wrote:
<quoted text>It might have been because I got him fresh from taking the job, but I don't want to chance it. He ignored basic on my birth plan, such as when I wanted the cord, if filming of the baby was allowed, and refused to allow me to breathe my way even though I REPEATEDLY asked him to allow me to do it my way since the baby was in no harm. He never once did anything respectful and basically ran away.
I'm sorry you had such a negative experience. I really like Dr. R, but I am also concerned about being able to have a delivery with minimal intervention. I think I would be with any OB though. Thank you for the info, good luck with your search!
a mother

Chicago, IL

#5 Sep 22, 2011
Cunningham and Ratchford are St Johns docs who just have delivery rights at the hospital. They're not actual PCRMC docs. There are several at the medical office building by the hospital. I had Dr Ratchford as my obstetrician and he was wonderful. I know that birth plans are a huge part of the preparation for a new baby, but I'm sure there was some reason for him straying from your plan.
...

Salem, MO

#6 Sep 22, 2011
eyes4myself wrote:
I want to conceive, but quite frankly after having the ONLY two doctors left at PCRMC as my ob's I'm scared to go through that again. Cunningham was rude and never took me seriously, and Ratchford ignored my ok'd birthplan and caused me a horrible labor bc he refused to let me breathe my way or do anything that I was comfortable with. Is there any other options around here? I have insurance and can't pay an out of pocket doula.
I think those two are at St. Johns, not PCRMC, cause the hospital has their own medical group with 4 other doctors. I know Issacson (SP) and Davison are with PCRMC and they are both good.
Kat

Salem, MO

#7 Sep 22, 2011
I heard alot of people said that Houston Ob/GYN doctors is the best!! I'm one of their paitent! And I have to admit Dr.Wright is my doctor and I ABSOUTELY LOVE HIM!!!!!!!! Considering by the fact that I was sexually abused my whole life I never would ever see a male ob/gyn till I met Dr.Wright... He's very very respectful! He would ask my permission first if he could check my cervice that was like maybe 2 weeks before my daughter's due date. I also have a son... Gave birth to him in North Carolina in a big city and I desperately hated it because I wasn't able to relax or anything. But with Dr.Wright he's very respectful and is a very good listener! The only negative thing about what has happened was a nurse short mid 40's brunette. When she would get ready to check my cervix while I was in labor she would have the stuff on her fingers and slide her fingers up and down before she slide it in to feel the cervix. I felt like I was being assulted in sexual way that I started screaming and cussing her out! That nurse was the main problem I had but not with Dr.Wright. Dr.Wright is also a family doctor he's abosoutely good with my kids! My kids loves him! My son still have stranger anixtey and yet loves that doctor so I would recommend Dr.Wright! Good Luck!!!
Jen

Salem, MO

#8 Sep 22, 2011
I had Dr Ratchford as my ob and as a pretty young mom I loved him! He made me feel so comfortable and was willing to let me ask as many questions as I wanted. I really liked him..hope you have good luck finding someone!!
momma

Chicago, IL

#9 Sep 22, 2011
I love love live dr. Mccall. I was very said to hear he wasnt doing ob work anymore its such a shame hes so great. I love cunningham too she let me run the show. Everything I could control I did shes a great doctor. I have heard great things about ratchford but he seemed to nervous for me to go to him.
bbq

Warrensburg, MO

#10 Sep 22, 2011
Dr. Isakson is my doctor. I really like him a lot! He's very efficient.
jacklynlindsey

Chesterfield, MO

#11 Sep 22, 2011
me and my sister both had ratchford. he is a GREAT doctor. i wasnt sure about having a male doctor but he made me feel comfortable. i think he is the best ob/gyn ever
Wow

Butler, MO

#12 Sep 24, 2011
Dr. Davison all the way. Very knowledgeable, and has the experience to back him up.

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