Dr. Austin Merritt Kooba , MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

(707) 393-4000

Kaiser Permanente Medical Group
401 Bicentennial Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Overview

Welcome to My Doctor Online, a web site that my colleagues and I developed to make it easier for you to take care of your healthcare needs. On this site you will find answers to many of your questions about my clinical practice. Also included are several online features that will allow you to e-mail me, check your laboratory results and refill prescriptions. I hope you find its content informative and useful. Background I am a native Californian but have been fortunate to experience living in Colorado and South Carolina. I am certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and I am a Fellow in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. My practice style is evidence-based. This entails making diagnoses and treatment plans based on sound scientific research. This is the foundation of my clinical practice, but I individualize your care based on incorporating the whole person. I am concerned about your physical, mental and spiritual health. I am an active listener and involve my patients in every step of the decision-making process. I look forward to getting to know you as patient and forming a lasting partnership. A common question is why I chose the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The short answer is my mom. She was a role model as a parent and as a person. After she was diagnosed with breast cancer, I became intimately involved in her medical care. After a lengthy battle, she died from this disease. The compassion of her physicians during this time compelled me to commit myself to the practice of medicine. Being an Obstetrician/Gynecologist allows me to draw from my personal experiences and contribute to the continued preventative health and wellness of all women. I have been at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Rosa since 2000. I chose Kaiser Permanente mainly due to the autonomy granted in practicing medicine. Decisions that you and I make regarding your health are not regulated or monitored by any outside influences. In most cases the plan of care that we decided upon requires no pre-authorization or approval. There are also no financial incentives to steer you toward or away from care. I am able to provide you with the best care that is available. I am actively involved in our department's continuing education. As Medical Director of Labor and Delivery, I work closely with all our physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurses and support staff to ensure our patients receive the highest quality and safest medical care during their hospital course. My interests in maintaining cutting-edge medicine has led to chairing the Best Practice Committee, membership in the Continuing Medical Education Committee, as well as organizing quarterly department journal reviews. As a member of the high-risk obstetrics group, I work together with our team in caring for those patients with medical issues that may complicate a pregnancy. I also have a busy office gynecology and surgical practice, with interests in preventive health, infectious processes, and adolescent gynecology.

Gender: N/A

Years in Practice: 23 Years

Languages Spoken: English

Education & Training

Medical School: UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Graduation Date: in 1996

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center

Specialties: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Kaiser Permanente

Dr. Kooba's Office Information

Fax: (707) 739-3423
Website: kp.org
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

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Doctor Kooba's Other Office Information

Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center and Medical Offices
401 Bicentennial Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Fax:(707) 757-1455
Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

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