Wake Forest Baptist Physician – Dr. R. Phillips Heine

Wake Forest Baptist Physician – Dr. R. Phillips Heine


(gentle music) – My name is Phillips Heine,
I’m a maternal fetal medicine, or a high-risk obstetrics specialist at Wake Forest Baptist Health. I was recruited to run the
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wake Forest, which I thought was an
unbelievable opportunity for me. I deal in high-risk obstetrics, which are women who have
medical complications that may impact their pregnancy, such as hypertension and diabetes. Obstetrics is one field,
probably the one field, where patients actually want
to go see their physician. And even in situations where you do have high-risk conditions, most of the time there are very good outcomes. So, it is a field where
there’s a lot of joy. I think in high-risk obstetrics, one of the things you want to do is try to put a patient at ease. They’re a little bit nervous
about their condition and its impact on pregnancy. And what I like to do is reassure them that although there are
complications associated with these conditions, the vast majority of the time there are excellent outcomes. And so, I really try to put patients at ease during counseling. I think Wake Forest
has depth and expertise across the board. With regard to my field, in obstetrics, we have experts on fetal diagnosis, we have experts on medical condition, we have experts on infection in pregnancy. So, if a patient has a problem, we can handle it across the board. (gentle music)


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