Good Gyn; great surgeon; ob? meh.
I saw him for nearly 7 years. Great gyn. but OB? notsomuch. He manipulated me into an induction I later learned I didn't need. There was no discussion of the fact that inductions lead to a 50% higher risk of section. He rushed the induction w/active mgmt when he PROMISED to use low level mgmt of labor. started pressuing for c/s after only ~1hr of pushing; my DH kept asking for more time since the baby was never in any distress. 1.5hrs later, Baby was crowning when he said I needed a c/s; no distress; just a tired mom and an impatient dr. He finally got me to consent to a section by saying he could use forceps or vacume but thought the section would be safer. There was no discussion of the risks of c/s to me, to future fertility, to baby from being pulled back out of the birth canal.
I stayed w/the practice for my second pregnancy b/c the other practices I looked at weren't much better. I chose the devil I knew. Before I told him I was choosing not to VBAC, he'd already started to pull the "big baby" card on me. My 2nd baby was only ~7.5 lbs. my first was 9.5lbs. My 3rd baby w/diff dr: **VBA2C** 10.5 lbs and bigger head w/an intact perimeum! (It pays to be a patient dr.)
All in all Dr. Gumer is really nice, I'll probably see him again when I'm done having kids, but if you don't want to be cut, stay away from NAWS or go to ICAN and be educated w/facts.
avg wait for appt over 7yrs: over 1hr; billing practices questionable at worst, incompetent at best.