Our Obstetric Team
Our obstetric team consists of the following providers;
- Roger Taylor, MD – Board Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist
- Lubow Lewicky, MD – Board Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist
- Karen Sanders, MD – Board Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist
- Valerie Goldfain, MD – Board Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist
- Jennifer Klump, CNM – Board Certified Nurse Midwife
As a patient in our practice you will be assigned to one of our providers who will be your primary caregiver. Typically this is the physician that you already see for gynecology visits, or one that you have chosen as a new patient. All pregnant patients are cared for by the entire obstetric team. We ask that you schedule at least one of your prenatal appointments with each provider. Not only do our providers want to get to know you, but it’s important for you to get to know us.
Our providers follow a 24 hour call rotation. When you present to the hospital to deliver, our on-call provider will be the one to manage your labor and deliver your baby.
The typical pregnant patient visits our providers 13 times during her pregnancy for routine prenatal care. Even minor complications in pregnancy can greatly increase the number of visits to our office.
Below are some guidelines for you to follow to insure your visits are informative and stress-free;
- Schedule appropriately. Some visits require more education and discussion resulting in longer appointment times. It is not reasonable to schedule your appointment during your lunch hour or an hour before you need to be at another appointment.
- Please arrive on time for your appointment and call our office if you are running late.
- Relax. Bring a good book or your headphones and music, and relax while in the waiting room. We do have a TV in the waiting room that is controlled by our staff. We try to promote a quiet, peaceful environment and ask that you alert a staff member if you encounter any distracting behavior in our office suite.
- Bring a list of questions that you may have and inform your provider’s nurse that you have done so. It’s too easy to forget your questions if they are not written down.
- We ask that you please do not bring children to your appointment. Given the nature of our specialty, we cannot predict what emergencies may arise with other patients that could cause our providers to run behind schedule. Our waiting room is not child-friendly and little ones get bored quickly. If you would like siblings to hear the heartbeat during your pregnancy, ask your provider which visit would be best to do so. Out of respect to our patients we ask that disruptive children are taken out of the office suite and into the common area near the elevator.