First, I practice evidenced based medicine. It is my commitment to my patients to read the journals of my field, and to remain up to date on advances in women's care. In consultation, I will inform my patients when evidence supports my recommendations and when my recommendation simply follows physiologic plausibility (common medical thought).
I am a woman's advocate. I will never recommend a medication, surgery, or treatment that I would not also recommend to my own mother, sister or friend.
I am a cost conscious physician. I order tests that are medically necessary for my patients’ age, family history and medical conditions. I strive to provide the best care to my patients with the medical evidence and tools available. I will not recommend tests for the purpose of my own financial benefit.
I believe pregnancy and birth are a normal, healthy process - not a disease. Medical science has provided us the ability to make childbirth safer for women and babies. For this reason, I will recommend screening tests and medications to improve outcomes based on evidence. I do not cut routine episiotomies. I respect skin-to-skin practices post delivery for healthy newborns. I encourage breastfeeding.
For a complete listing of my services, please see "Services and Procedures" offerred.
Diane A. Christopher MD
Obstetrician and Gynecologist