I had to add my two cents after reading the others. I walked into Dr. Savage's office as a scared, pregnant teenager with a very angry mother. Dr. Savage reassuringly welcomed us. My daughter's complications were beyond our control, but were handled appropriately. (She'd swallowed the meconium plug while in utero, umbilical around neck, and my birth canal is apparently no picnic.) My daughter is one of the healthiest (almost) ten-year-olds I know! Dr. Savage always asks about her, as well as my (almost) six-year-old son that she delivered three years later. My son was a different story. My husband was at every appt. & came to enjoy our time with MY gyno as much as I did! I had a whole new complication with my pregnancy, though. About 5 months before I'd become pregnant, I had been in a car accident in which I shattered my vertebrae from T-12 to L-2. A spinal fusion was done, so I had one rib taken from my side to grind for bone matter, and a titanium 'cage' was installed around my ""new"" vertebrae. Gaining preg. weight was not great for such a recent injury, and an epidural would definately make for an interesting story! My healthy son was born (though the birth canal proved to be as difficult as the 1st time ), @ 8 lbs. 12 oz. (only 4 oz. more than his big sis). Dr. Savage managed to deliver in a room with my hubby, mom, and m-i-l. This made for a very bonding, and supportive experience. I had my epidural, so I wasn't a major drag, and my kids, husband, and I lead very active lifestyles. \r
As a former Mirena IUD wearer, I was educated by Dr. Savage on it's use. It is IMPERATIVE the relationship you are in is monog. This and ANY IUD allows for a heightened ability to contract STD's because of it's specific placement in the uterus. I believe in Dr. Savage's diagnosis, plan of action, and that her decisions are made in focus of the best interest of the patient's health, rather than avoiding hurt feelings. Isn't our health the reason we hire our OB-GYN's?
Pros: You get the top doc!
Cons: Sometimes the parking is a pain, but there aren't stairs.