My wife just had our son at Emory Eastside. The hospital is great. Unfortunately, the Gwinnett OBGYN was quite the opposite. First they have a number of Doctor's you are required to see before you can deliver, making it utterly impossible to establish a bond with any doctor in particular. It is overly crowded, so to compensate, they cycle you through sometimes without a ""hello"" or ""how are you?"". It makes you feel like you're just another face in the crowd. They have a list of unneccesary protocol that they make you go through, some of them needing a special appointment. Scheduling appointments is horrendous, because they are so crowded you might have to take a day off work often to even get to an appointment. THE MOST frustrating part of our entire experience with this group is the TOTAL LACK of choice they give you. My wife tested positive for ""Gestational Diabetes"" ( or so they thought). Thereafter, they had an entire regimen of things she was ""required"" to do such as weekly appointments and ""4 times a day sugar checking"". We used our right to refuse the sugar checking and opted to treat the GD nutritionally. My wife would leave crying nearly everytime because of the intimidation and scare tactics they used to try to get her to do this testing. Dr. El Gammal in particular was the rudest and most ""all knowing"" doctor I've ever encountered. When we told her of my wife's decision to forego the finger pricking and insulin, she threw a fit stating ""Honestly, I've never had anyone refuse the treatment. I would just figure that you'd care a little more for your unborn baby's health."" I'm sorry but you just don't say that, even if it's your personal belief. The entire pregnancy we heard things such as ""Your son might be born with Shoulder distotia, or might be stillborn, or could even possibly die, if you don't do this treatment."" And since you had to see a new Dr. every appointment, they would look at your chart and you would have to explain your reasoning for opting out of the treatments EVERY TIME! So, to top it all off, we jump through all of these hoops and my son is born a wonderful 7 lbs. and healthy (unlike the fat broken shoulder baby they were sure we were having.) So my wife never had Gestational Diabetes at all. The glucose testing can't be taken for certain!
Pros: We actually liked half of the doctors here.
Cons: Misdiagnosing and extremely rude.