Dr. Susann Clifford, MD

Dr. Susann Clifford, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology | Female | 49 years old

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Care Philosophy

As a child I had a heart condition and spent a lot of time in and out of doctors offices and hospitals. So I was inspired at an early age toward a career in medicine. I love taking care of women in all stages of their lives. We have young healthy women having babies and we have middle-aged women going through other transitions such as menopause. The surgical aspect of our specialty is very important to me as I also enjoy and take pride in my surgical skills. What makes our practice unique is not just our very well-trained physicians but also that we have other very well-trained physicians of all specialties at our fingertips. So when our patients do have complications or issues that require other specialists we have the ability to get them in quickly. We also have a premier intensive care nursery so in the unlikely event than infants need help we can provide that easily as well. I have two children and enjoy following them around to all their sports activities.Read more

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Dr. Clifford's Reviews

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based on 6 total surveys (3 with reviews)
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  • Staff
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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in Durham, NC |
She is so impatient and always rushed. Looks like she has zero empathy and interest for patient.
in Cary, NC |
Went in for a 20 week appointment with some concerns over the baby's heart rate. We said we were a pregnant from an IVF cycle (not our first one). She basically told me just to stop worrying. It wasn't very comforting for a pregnant woman and husband with so much worry about losing their pregnancy. I also asked to see my weight chart like the other provider had showed me last time, and she just said, you're fine, I looked at the chart. Keep doing what you're doing. Just rushing us out.
in Durham, NC |
Impatient and bad mood
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Dr. Clifford's Care Philosophy

As a child I had a heart condition and spent a lot of time in and out of doctors offices and hospitals. So I was inspired at an early age toward a career in medicine. I love taking care of women in all stages of their lives. We have young healthy women having babies and we have middle-aged women going through other transitions such as menopause. The surgical aspect of our specialty is very important to me as I also enjoy and take pride in my surgical skills. What makes our practice unique is not just our very well-trained physicians but also that we have other very well-trained physicians of all specialties at our fingertips. So when our patients do have complications or issues that require other specialists we have the ability to get them in quickly. We also have a premier intensive care nursery so in the unlikely event than infants need help we can provide that easily as well. I have two children and enjoy following them around to all their sports activities.

Dr. Clifford's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  •  Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breech Position
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Multiple Gestation
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Placenta Previa
  • Preeclampsia
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Yeast Infections

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Florida College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    Duke University Hospital

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Duke University Medical Center

    Completed in 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Procedures Performed

  • Birth Control
  • C-Section
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC

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