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Q: Number of Obstetricians in US ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Number of Obstetricians in US
Category: Health > Women's Health
Asked by: tremont1-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 21 Jun 2004 14:51 PDT
Expires: 21 Jul 2004 14:51 PDT
Question ID: 364191
how many obstetricians are in the united states?  By state? By City or county?

Clarification of Question by tremont1-ga on 21 Jun 2004 15:00 PDT
I would be satisfied with a link to a source.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 22 Jun 2004 17:32 PDT
I can give you an answer for the number of OB/GYN's for the nation as
a whole, and point you to a site where you could extract the number
who practice in any city of your choice...or all cities in the US, if
you're patient enough.

Would that meet your needs as an answer to your question?


Clarification of Question by tremont1-ga on 22 Jun 2004 19:59 PDT
Yep. That would do it.
Subject: Re: Number of Obstetricians in US
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 22 Jun 2004 20:22 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
The place you want to head to is the website for the American College
of Obstetricians and Gynecologists at:

ACOG educates and represents the interests of OB/GYN's in the US,
virtually all of whom are members.

In the upper left-hand part of the ACOG homepage is a link to "Find a
Physician".  Immediately underneath it says:  "40,000 Ob-Gyns".

So that answers the first part of your question -- there are about
40,000 OB/GYNs in the US.  On their "About ACOG" page:

the mention that they have 46,000 members, though that number may
include some non-physicians as well.

To narrow it down by city, click on the "Find a Physician" link, and
press "Accept" on their terms of service page, which will take you to
a map of the US.

Click on a state of interest, which will bring up a list of cities in
the state.  Clicking on a city will bring up a list of names of all
the OB/GYNs in that city.

GOOD TRICK TO KNOW...You can also search by zip code.  Entering a
*partial* zip code will return a much larger list of physician names. 
For instance, searching on 11210 returns all OB/GYNs for that zip code
in Brooklyn, but searching on just 112 returns a larger list of names
all over Brooklyn, and searching on just 11 returns an even larger
list of the entire Brooklyn-Queens-Long Island area.

You might also want to have a look at a question that --
coincidentally -- I answered earlier today on a similar query, which
also describes the resources available through the American Medical

This should provide all the information you need.

Before rating this answer, however, please let me know if you need any
additional clarification, or additional information on this topic.



search strategy:  Used bookmarked sites on medical resources.
tremont1-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Excellent response. Thorough, on point and detailed enough to make
pulling the data I reqested painless.  THanks!

Subject: Re: Number of Obstetricians in US
From: lorenpechtel-ga on 15 Jan 2005 10:29 PST
I do *NOT* believe this is a correct answer.  I believe that's the
number of members of that organization, not the total of

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