East Bay Women's Health
3300 Webster St Ste 1200
Oakland, CA 94609
I was referred to this doctor by a relative after being in another health care system. My original health care system was associated with a University, where I was told mis-information numerous times. In the old system, I went in for fibroids and ovarian cysts. An IUD was recommended and during the procedure to address the fibroids the IUD was supposed to be placed. When went to the doctors pre-op, I was told which doctor who would be doing the survey; however, the day of surgery, I was informed that that doctor was just going to observe and a resident would be doing the actual survey. It felt like the old bait and switch, but I was already there and ready, so I went ahead. BIG MISTAKE! Not only did they have problems with the fibroids, they put a hole in my uterus (claimed very small, so the doctor - not resident). Everything I read indicated they would not place an IUD if there was a hole, but these people did anyway. Therefore, by the time I was finished with my old health care system, I had 3 problems instead of just two (IUD in abdomen). Their solution - hysterectomy (as symptom control).
Conversely, at Dr. Gentry's office, I found a caring, knowledgeable, and professional doctor, who understood my concerns. At this office, I did not have to worry, if she was going to be the one doing the actually surgery. She gave me time to make a decision considering my options and never did she mention that my best plan of action was a hysterectomy. The day of surgery, I felt confident that my problems would be taken care of. After surgery (my surgery option only required a 1 night stay in a hospital and 2 weeks off), she visited my in the hospital. I actually found out that the IUD had not migrated to my abdomen, but in fact was in my cervix, because the old doctor had made another pathway and missed my uterus entirely. Since, the surgery, my symptoms have gone away and I thankful for this doctor's help.