Most obstetricians complete the requirements listed by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG), which include graduation from medical school and four years of residency training with a focus on obstetrics and gynecology as their specialty. They must also possess state licensure to be able to practice medicine independently. It is strongly encouraged that obstetricians receive board certification from ABOG, which includes a two-day examination that allows them to master their specialty.
The Hassenfeld Institute provides a comprehensive list and map of obstetricians in Rhode Island. The map will provide names of providers at the practice, information on the location, and details about the practice. Examples of these details include insurance type they accept, whether they are accepting new patients, languages spoken or translation services etc. We encourage you to use this detailed and easy-to-navigate resource to help select the right obstetrician for you!
You can find our map here:
MAP OF obstetric providers
Alternatively, you can look for recommendations from family, friends, pregnant women and other mothers. You can also call various practices and hospitals in your area and ask them for a list of names of obstetricians who are accepting patients. You may also ask your primary care doctor for recommendations. Once you have found an obstetrician, it is important to verify their credentials. One manner to do this is by searching their name on the American Board of Medical Specialists website.