Drs. Caroline and Andrew Dott have been practicing together for 25 years. The team of a Psychotherapist (Caroline) and Ob-Gyn (Andrew) offers unique opportunities for women to obtain assistance with both medical and/or behavioral problems using a team approach.
Dr. C. Dott wrote her doctoral disseration on Behavioral Problems associated with Difficult and Complex Menopause Transitions and has specialized in helping women going through difficult behavioral times which may be related to.. exaggerated responses to hormone shifts.
Drs. Caroline and Andrew Dott, practicing as Riverbend Ob-Gyn and Counseling, are prepared to help women through the transitions of life journeys through education, counseling, medical and well woman care, obstetrical services, and gynecological surgery. If you have any questions, call 404 250 1350.
24 Hour Answering Service
Outpatient Care / Ambulatory Care
Haverford College 1964 BA
Columbia University 1968 MD
Dr Dott is a graduate of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in New York City (1968). He completed his advanced training at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington and Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He holds a Masters in Public Health degree from Tulane University with a sub-specialization in Maternal and Child Health, Population Studies, and Family Planning. Past experiences includes working as a researcher and administrator for the Louisiana Family Planning Program. He has been on Governor?s Advisory Board for Health Planning Policy in Louisiana and the Advisory Board for Planned Parenthood of Louisiana. He is the recipient of the award for outstanding teacher of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Georgia Baptist Hospital. He is accredited by the American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists in advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery. He is a published author in The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has written the Forward to a textbook on the American Health Care Delivery System. He has edited three issues of Atlanta Medicine, the Journal of the Medical Association of Atlanta including issues on Male Menopause entitled Men: Midlife and Beyond, The CDC, and A Update on Womena Health Care. His special interests include general and high risk obstetrics, obstetrical ultrasound, the management of complex menopause related disorders, advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery, and the development of innovative paradigms for medical care applying the latest technological breakthroughs. He has conducted seminars in advanced endoscopic surgery, urogynecology, family planning, and menopause management at the University of St. Petersburg and Kazan State University, Russia. He is on the Board of Directors of Georgia Ob-Gyn Society and is active with the March of Dimes.
2012, 2013, 2014
Dr A. Dott was trained in one of the busiest surgical hospitals in the United States, has taught advanced surgical techniques both in the US and Europe, and now operates in the finest women's hospital in Atlanta (Northside). Dr Dott has delivered over 6,000 babies. He is fully trained in hysteroscopy, laparoscopy, advanced pelvic reconstructive surgery as well as general gynecology.
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Dr. Dott is a miracle worker! I had been dealing with my medical issues for over 2 years and saw 8 doctors (2 of which were gynecologists) before finally discovering Dr. Dott. He solved my problems... in one visit. He not only is a genius, but he also has the kindest bedside manner. He is a problem solver and thinks outside the box, which I found is very rare with many doctors. From now on, I will be going to Dr. Dott for my annual visits, as well as for any gynecological problems I may have.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
I found Dr, Dott on this site and now I know why he has such rave reviews. I'm past the childbearing years so I've seen him for potentially serious gynecologist issues. He put me at ease, was... compassionate and very knowledgable and quickly resolved the problems. I couldn't believe how quickly he allowed me to see him and he even answered my email himself. His staff is very friendly and the office is sunny and bright. I'm very pleased to have found him!VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
I was a patient of Dr. Dott's for 2yrs. I recently had to make the agonizing decision to end my pregnancy. Dr. Dott counseled me on the non-surgical option (that he would perform in office)and had to be undertaken by week 8. I called to set up a time for the initial injection and was told by Dr. Dott that he would have to check with Diane to ensure they had the proper dosage available in-office and that I should call back 1st thing in the morning. I called at 9am, Dr. Dott was with a patient and was supposed to call me back. I call again at 3pm and was told that there was a big patient emergency (which I totally understand happens)but that Dr. Dott was already gone for the day...and he would not be back until Monday. As I was in my 7th week and timing was important I was left completely in the lurch and with limited options. I spoke with Diane the following morning who simply directed me to go to a clinic. I was completely disregarded by Dr. Dott and his staff during one of the most difficult times in my life. Dr. Dott offered me an option that it took immence soul searching to get comfortable with, only to completely fail me as a doctor/healthcare provider. To this day I have still not been contacted by Dr. Dott or his staff other than an invoice for my last appointment/ultrasound. What was already a heartwrenchingly difficult experience was made 100 times worse by the failure of this Dr. to care for his patient or to follow through the discussed plan of care.
Dr. Dott is a miracle worker! I had been dealing with my medical issues for over 2 years and saw 8 doctors (2 of which were gynecologists) before finally discovering Dr. Dott. He solved my problems in one visit. He not only is a genius, but he also has the kindest bedside manner. He is a problem solver and thinks outside the box, which I found is very rare with many doctors. From now on, I will be going to Dr. Dott for my annual visits, as well as for any gynecological problems I may have.
I found Dr, Dott on this site and now I know why he has such rave reviews. I'm past the childbearing years so I've seen him for potentially serious gynecologist issues. He put me at ease, was compassionate and very knowledgable and quickly resolved the problems. I couldn't believe how quickly he allowed me to see him and he even answered my email himself. His staff is very friendly and the office is sunny and bright. I'm very pleased to have found him!
The Best Doctor EVER !!!! Ladies he will make everything so easy for you .. I deliver my baby in 15 min with this doctor made it so easy I love this doctor best ever !!!!! and my baby is 5 now
This is my 2nd. pregnancy with Dr. Dott. He is a very experienced and caring Dr. I had many questions with my 1st. and he always answered them clearly putting my mind at ease. His staff is very professional and I have never waited more than 10 min for a visit! Last week, I had a scare on Christmas Eve and called the after hours line. He called me back within 30 min and opened and met me at his office to give me an examination to avoid me from having to go to the ER. He truly cares about his patients and my husband and I recommend him to anyone!
I've always been apprehensive with previous OBG-YNs. The moment my husband and I met Dr. Dott we loved him. He actually cares and takes the time to answer any and all questions. He removed a cyst from my ovary leaving no scar tissue and delivered my beautiful baby girl naturally. Dr. Dott and his staff have made my pregnancy a wonderful experience. I recommend his practice to everyone I know.
Dr. Dott is a kind-hearted doctor with a lot of experience. He truly listens to his patients & allowed me to achieve a natural birth despite it being a known Footling breech. Northside Hospital gets a bad rap for being a c-section factory, but he is the diamond in the rough & trusts the mother's intuition. If you want to go naturally at Northside, Dr. Dott is THE WAY TO GO.
I had to switch doctors at 30 weeks pregnant and was a little nervous about getting a new doctor so far along. I went to Dr. Dott's practice and loved how intimate it was and you aren't treated like a number. They also eliminate those annoying forms by using electronic pads that are easy to use in their office. Dr. Dott and his nurse are a wonderful duo. The nurse is really sweet and friendly and Dr. Dott sits down with you, gets to know you and your situation before your appointment. Let's face it, it's awkward having someone probe your body, but having a one-on-one beforehand is calming. He also has a sense of humor and is very nice. The thing I loved most about Dr. Dott is that he's very informative and knows what he's talking about - no question is a dumb question. I would recommend him to any of my females friends, expecting or not!
I highly recommend Dr. Dott. He removed a 17(+)cm cyst that was attached to my ovary. The doctor who diagnosed the cyst wanted to do a full hysterectomy because he believed a woman over 40 didn't need her female organs anymore. I didn't agree and he didn't care to listen to my opinion. I found this site and was impressed with the reviews and emailed Dr. Dott about my problem. He promptly replied, which immediately impressed me. Dr. Dott not only listened but made me feel included in determining my medical treatment and that was "priceless." The surgery went great and I am grateful to have found a doctor with excellent credentials who values his patients' opinions.
Dr. Dott is extremely caring and knowledgeable. I am so thankful to have had him deliver my baby, and feel that I received excellent care, both prenatally and in the delivery room! I highly recommend him!
When I was 22 weeks pregnant I was under the care of another OB. I had fevers, severe abdominal pain, lethargy and nausea for months. They could not diagnose my problem. Dr. Dott, within 5 days had my problem diagnosed, in surgery and fixed. My baby and I are happy and healthy, thanks the awesomeness of Dr. Dott. He doesn't just evaluate the baby but looks at the whole patient, a wonderful change from most OB physicians. I highly recommend him! The birth was also wonderful, as it was quiet and calm (just him, my husband and nurse). A welcome change from my other 2 deliveries where there were several people in the room. He is the best!
Dr A.Dott & his staff are comppassionate knowledgable & most of all like family. Truly irreplaceable
I have had 2 healthy children while under Dr.Dotts care. He came to me highly recommended by a friend and since then I have recommended him too 4 of my friends whom have all had wonderful experinces while under his care. He is the best doctor I have ever known. He truly cares for each of his patients. I could not have asked for more.
Dr.Dott came highly recommended by a friend. Im 36 and pregnant and I was looking for the right DR. and Dr. Dot takes his time with me each and every visit. The staff is very sweet. Dr.Dott has made this pregnancy a very exciting one for us. If your looking for a Dr. who will listen and makes you feel comfortable then you have found him Dr. Dott.
I'll start by saying Dr. Dott is very experienced, knowledgeable, and pleasant to talk with. But from the handful of prenatal visits I had there, this was my experience: 1) The front desk staff seemed standoffish and at times acted confused about what was going on. Also, they only answer the phones between 9-12 and 1:30-3. With my work schedule, this made calling in for an appointment difficult. 2) During my first appt. the nurse gave me advice on what to do/not do while pregnant. She told me not to do any running b/c the baby might "detach". (???) I mentioned this to Dr. Dott and he waved it off, saying "she's just a nurse". I really hope he had a discussion w/her afterward, because that to me was a major red flag that his staff are not well educated. 3) During my discussions w/Dr. Dott, I felt like there was a lot of important information he didn't offer up unless I asked about it. (I'm glad I did my research beforehand so I knew what to ask!) Also, at my new ob/gyn, I got a ton of pamphlets w/info and pre-natal vitamin samples on my first prenatal visit. I wish Dr.Dott's office would provide something similar, at least for first-time moms. On the positive side, Dr. Dott is not one to obsess over some of the panic-inducing warnings you hear from other doctors about pregnancy. He's very relaxed about all the "do's and don't's". I'm the kind of person who wants to know about ALL the risks, no matter how small, so it just wasn't a good fit for me.
Our practice in always involved with on-going training of our staff, particularly new employees, to maintain the high standard we strive for. Constructive criticism, such as Savoryar's, is always appreciated so we can improve our services. Our office hours are from 8:30AM to 5:00PM daily. Our telephone is answered during that time. Our last appointments are at 3:30PM because our staff has young children and they to pick them up at day care or after school.
Dr. Dott came highly recommended to me. My first vist went very, I was pleased with him and the staff. However, my situation has changed. I no longer have health insurance and now have to rely on medicaid for my health insurance. I need to have a hysterectomy, is wondering if this type of operation would be covered with Dr. Dott? I hope so, Dr. Dott has won my heart and I feel he understands my needs.
It is very difficult to get an approval from Medicaid for a hysterectomy unless the medical reasons are well documented. I will try to help you but it may be difficult...