7/12/2019 6:58 pm
Effective September 25, 2019, Cynthia Dunn, MD FACOG will be practicing at our current location of 4403 6th Street in Lubbock. Dr. Dunn focuses her practice on gynecology and has provided excellent care to the women of Lubbock in private practice since 1994. Dr. Devine and Dunn trained together through medical school and residency. Dr. Coon and Dr. Devine are excited to be working with Dr. Dunn and look forward to many years practicing together. Please see the About Our Doctors page for more information about Dr. Dunn.
7/12/2019 6:44 pm
After enjoying the practice of obstetrics in Lubbock, it is with mixed emotions that we announce that Dr. Susan Devine will stop obstetrical care December 31, 2019. Dr. Coon has graciously agreed to accept Dr. Devine's patients who need obstetrical care after that date. As Dr. Devine will continue to practice gynecology at our current location, we will offer patients the option of follow up for gynecologic care with any of our physicians at Devine ObGyn, PA. Dr. Devine is not retiring, but will continue women's health with annual exams, contraceptive care and evaluation of gynecologic problems with medical and surgical options for care.
2/11/2017 9:58 pm
In January of 2017 Dr. Coon had the privilege of being invited to sit for her oral board certification exams for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. This is an honor and is a result of hard work and study on her behalf. Passing a difficult written examination was required before the oral board examination could be taken. We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Coon passed the oral board examination and is now listed on the www.abog.org website as a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist. Congratulations Dr. Coon!
1/13/2016 8:42 am
We are recommending that our pregnant patients, their partners and anyone who will be around newborns who have not been vaccinated yet be vaccinated for whooping cough. The optimal timing of the vaccine in pregnancy is between 27 and 36 weeks gestation, but it can be given in any trimester. In 2013 the recommendation was changed for woman to get Tdap vaccine during each pregnancy. If you miss the vaccine during pregnancy we should give it immediately following delivery. While preventing illness in adults is important the object is to prevent the baby from getting exposed to the illness. Most pertussis or whooping cough deaths in the US during 2000 and 2012 were among children under 3 months of age. There is information from the CDC at "Pertussis Summary Vaccination Recommendations". Protection of our babies from pertussis by vaccinating family and friends until the baby can receive the vaccine is described as cocooning. In nonpregnant adults and adolescents a repeat Tdap dose 5 or 10 years after the first dose was well tolerated and improved the chances of immunity to disease.
After delivery we support vaccinations of your child as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatricians and the CDC
1/13/2016 8:38 am
We follow the CDC guidelines and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend you get the flu vaccine, especially if you are pregnant or have a newborn at home during the flu season. This is the best way to protect your own health and the health of the baby. We do have the 2016 vaccine in the office. We charge a total of $25 for the vaccine and the administration. We would be glad to provide a note if you need this to receive the vaccine at work. We are happy to vaccinate your family member or partner if they have no contraindications.
Handwashing is important to avoid colds and flu. Sneeze or cough into your elbow to avoid transmisson of virus.
Avoiding flu is just as important in our patients who are over 65 years of age. Please see "Flu in Seniors" for more information about this.