At Bangor OB/GYN they offer a full range of comprehensive women’s healthcare services.
Motto: “We love caring for you, and it shows!”
Led by: Paul N. Smith, MD
Why They’re Unique: They offer the very best in women’s health care, each patient will receive premium healthcare, focused and tailored to her clinical needs and life circumstances. They will get you in to see them quickly, usually within a few days, and try to work around your schedule. They offer lab drawing, 3D-4D GYN and OB ultrasounds, childbirth classes and may procedures right in our office-so you don’t have to run from place to place! They understand your time is valuable, and they are here to offer you the best health care possible, in one convenient location.
They Can Answer Questions Relating to: Infertility, breast conditions, pregnancy, menstrual disorders, birth control, STIs and pelvic surgeries.
Meet The Expert
Dr. Smith is a Board-Certified OB/GYN specialist who is in private practice in Bangor. His office is located at 12 Stillwater Avenue.
Dr. Smith grew up in Maryland, Virginia, and New York, a result of his father’s Navy assignments. He earned his undergraduate degree in 1973 from the US Military Academy at West Point, and received his MD degree in 1977 from USC School of Medicine in Los Angeles. He completed internship and OB/GYN residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., then served as an Army OB/GYN specialist in Germany, Korea, and the United States. During five years of his Army practice he was teaching faculty in Army OB/GYN residency training programs. He has been Board certified since 1985.
Dr. Smith retired from the Army after 22 years of service and had a successful private practice in Tacoma, WA, for eight years. When his hospital closed its Labor and Delivery ward, he relocated east to be closer to family. He now lives in Bangor with his wife, Bonnie, and their three children. He enjoys reading, skiing, jogging, sharing dumb jokes, and trying to keep up with the school and sports events for his children!
Dr. Smith feels very keenly his obligation is to protect the trust that each patient extends to him, whether it involves her unborn child, a medical problem, or health maintenance. He feels that each patient deserves his focused attention and compassion, and hopes that each patient will feel that she benefits from his experience and his skills. Education is a cornerstone of his practice style. He makes certain that each patient understands the rationale for his management plan, and he takes her opinions into account during the planning process.
Dr. Smith and his staff welcome the opportunity to provide a human touch, the caring to go with the health care, and state-of-the-art obstetric and gynecologic services.
Is there permanent birth control available for patients without the use of anesthesia?
Yes, and it’s called Essure. It can be done in our office with a quick procedure that involves no cutting, no hormones, and no slowing down to recover,
I suffer from irregular and heavy periods, and I feel like I have tried everything. Can anything help?
Yes. Dr. Smith is a pro at ending menstrual misery. There are many options for solving menstrual misery including, hormonal management, hormone IUD, endometrial ablation, or hysterectomy.
I think I am pregnant, how soon will I need an appointment?
Typically, we begin seeing patients at eight weeks gestational age, or two months after your missed period.
Can I get an IUD for long-term birth control before having a baby?
Yes. There are several options for IUD birth control that are safe to use prior to giving birth. Schedule an appointment today to sit down with one of our providers and they will assess your situation to see if you are a good candidate for this method.
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