Stay Well Health Medical Care PC -  - Obstetrician

Leonard Emma, MD

Obstetrician & Gynecologist located in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY & Staten Island Mall, Staten Island, NY

Pregnancy

As a leading OB/GYN, Dr. Emma offers New York City, NY area patients complete pregnancy care and treatment at Stay Well Health Medical Care. Patients can put their trust in Dr. Emma, for the care of their child and themselves. Visit locations in Fulton, Brooklyn, Staten Island Mall, and Queens.

Pregnancy Q & A

by Leonard Emma, MD

How do I choose an obstetrician?

When picking an OB/GYN, finding a doctor who makes you feel relaxed and has the training necessary is crucial to ensuring your pregnancy progresses as it should. Dr. Emma at Staywell Health Medical Care is highly skilled in treating reproductive health issues. He is also specially trained to deal with any concerns which could arise during fetal development, labor, or delivery. Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Emma can assist you with becoming familiar with his training and style. Dr. Emma’s goal during the initial consultation will be to provide information about the services offered, particularly regarding the treatment of any preexisting conditions. He will also listen to any particular requests or needs you may have for how the labor or birth of your baby is will go. The doctor will work with you to ensure that your needs are met, and your best interests are at the forefront of care. At the practice, patients can rest assured that their health and the health of their growing child is in good hands with Dr. Emma.

What happens during my prenatal evaluation?

The prenatal assessment and checkup will include many standard health screenings and tests, such as blood work, collecting weight and blood pressure, and obtaining urine samples. As the pregnancy progresses, Dr. Emma will oversee fetal development. The doctor will also monitor the baby’s heart rate as well as the mother’s. Also, ultrasounds will be used to keep an eye on the baby as it grows. Prenatal checkups will take place at regular intervals during the entire course of the pregnancy, through delivery.

How can I ensure a healthy pregnancy?

A healthy pregnancy has a lot to do with a healthy mom. Participating in safe levels of activity and maintaining a balanced diet can make a huge impact on a developing pregnancy. A growing fetus and its mother take in nutrients and vitamins from the same source, what the mother is eating. To ensure that the pregnancy progresses as it should, Dr. Emma will create a healthy, nutrient-rich diet plan and provide information on safe exercises. Prenatal supplements are also available, and these will be used these under the guidance of Dr. Emma. It is also very important to understand that these supplements are meant to work together with a balanced diet, not by themselves. Moderate activity can also help the body to stay active and fit which can aid in labor and delivery. Women should stick to the recommendations Dr. Emma provides as they will be created with the unique needs of pregnancy in mind.

Insurance

For your convenience we work with you and your insurance company so you may receive the maximum benefits allowed by your policy. There is by no means a complete list of insurance providers as there are hundreds of insurers out there. We do accept Medicare, various Medicaid programs, HMO, and private plans. Please call our offices to confirm whether your insurance is accepted.

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross PPO
CareCredit
Cigna
Cigna-HealthSpring
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
GEHA Health Plans
GHI
GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
Healthcare Partners
HealthFirst
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Humana
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • ZocDoc

    "Always very professional and friendly, despite having to push the appointment a bit later than expected."

    Amanda A.
  • ZocDoc

    "I have nothing negative to say about this doctor. He is one of the best!"

    Linda C.
  • Patient Fusion

    "Dr emma is great. he delivered my first born and i am seeing him with my current pregnancy."

    Kristine
  • ZocDoc

    "The entire office was very nice and easy to deal with, the doctor himself was extremely kind. I've never been to a male doctor and was nervous, I highly recommend him."

    Carolyn Z.
  • "I loved my visit!!! The receptionist were so sweet and nice to me . Dr. Emma was wonderful and knowledgeable. He made me feel so comfortable :-)"

    Geneva S.
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