The Me & My OBG doctor of the month is John Thoppil, MD, FACOG of Austin, TX. Dr. Thoppil is a dedicated advocate for Texas women and the doctors that serve them. He offered his expertise during the 2013 Legislative Session at a hearing of the House Committee on Public Health. He also contributes blog posts to the Me and My OBG Campaign, most recently reminding women to ‘Get the Flu Shot.’
I grew up wanting to be a physician. I loved the idea of primary care. However as I began medical school I got frustrated with the inability to “cure” chronic conditions. Then I did ob/gyn. We have an unique specialty that is a combination of surgery and primary care. I love to be able to truly “cure” something. Heck even pregnancy ends in 9 months!
Do you have a favorite story?
In my last year in the Air Force I had a patient that grew up close to where I did. She ended up delivering on May 1st. The unique part was that was my birthday, her birthday, and of course the baby’s birthday!
Dr. Thoppil practices at River Place Ob/Gyn PA in Austin, TX and is a graduate of the Baylor College of Medicine.