Frequently Asked Questions
Why choose Dr. Daum, M.D.?
Dr. Daum's practice is different from many. He is in solo private practice and does not use nurse practitioners or PA's. Emphasis is placed on one to one contact, education, and physician availability. Dr. Daum, M.D. is progressive and innovative.
During pregnancy ultrasound is done in the office by Dr. Daum, M.D. with assistance one day a week by Vicki, our sonography technician. Sonograms are used liberally to answer questions or sometimes just for fun or reassurance. A sonogram will usually be performed at your first pregnancy visit. Sonograms are routinely photographed and videotaped with DVDs for keepsakes.
When pregnancies are complicated by maternal or fetal special needs a team approach may be helpful, including high risk pregnancy physicians and medical consultants. Management of labor is individualized, and a happy, successful experience is paramount. Whether you choose natural childbirth or epidural anesthesia, he will help you to have a great experience.
Generally three persons are allowed in the delivery room with you, making room for grandmothers and Dad. The choice of who attends your delivery is yours, and when difficult decisions arise, Dr. Daum, M.D. and the nursing staff will help with your needs. For gynecology patients Dr. Daum, M.D. is well versed in all phases of a woman's life.
Contraceptive options, adolescent development, menopause, and when surgery is needed, progressive in surgical techniques. Minimally invasive Laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery are his specialties. Treatment of urinary incontinence can be accomplished as day surgery, usually without catheterization. Dr. Daum's laparoscopic hysterectomy patients regularly are able to be comfortably discharged home the same day, Return to normal daily life is much more rapid, with most patients comfortably active within two weeks. Dr. Daum, M.D. has been an innovator and leader in laparoscopic surgery within the Methodist Hospital System.