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Meet Dr. Endrika Hinton, GBMC Reproductive Endocrinologist

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Laura Tenbus

May 13, 2020
Having to find a new doctor can be a daunting task. It’s difficult to know whether they’ll be a good fit for you from just a biography and a photo online. In the new series, “What’s Up, Dr. Dovec?” GBMC bariatric surgeon, Elizabeth Dovec, MD, FACS, FASMB, interviews providers across the GBMC HealthCare System so you can get to know them on a personal level and learn more about their specialties. This episode features Dr. Endrika Hinton, GBMC Reproductive Endocrinologist, and focuses on the challenges of infertility.

Dr. Hinton has been practicing for many years, treating patients with infertility issues as well as other gynecologic conditions such as fibroids and endometriosis. In her spare time, she’s very involved in physical activity – something that she encourages all of her patients to partake in. She enjoys yoga and meditation and loves to travel (when it’s safe to do so). To keep herself busy while social distancing, she works out every day and virtually competes with her “gym friends” to keep up with her fitness goals.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, she now sees many of her patients through video or telehealth visits. “These visits are running very smoothly,” she described, “MyChart makes everything simple and easy.” She has also instituted multiple safety precautions for those who still need to come to the office for an in-person visit. “We space out our visits so that no one has to sit in the waiting room and we have people stay in their cars until it’s time for them to come in.” She recognized that this can be a scary time but urged her patients not to delay their care.

The conversation then shifted to the topic of infertility, something very close to both of their hearts. Dr. Hinton, who now has four children, struggled with infertility and the two women created a personal relationship when Dr. Dovec became a patient of Dr. Hinton’s. Dr. Dovec shared her story of struggling to become pregnant and how she was eventually able to have three beautiful children through in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Dr. Hinton suggests making an appointment if you are under 35 years old and have been trying for more than a year or if you are 35 years or older and have been trying for more than six months. Women with known gynecologic conditions should consult with a physician earlier in the process because more proactive measures may need to be taken.

When asked about why she chose her field, Dr. Hinton replied: “I love the process of creating life. There can be a lot of heartache, but I really get to know my patients and it’s a very intimate process. Many of my patients stay with me for their primary gynecologic care and I get to watch their children go up. It’s just wonderful.”

If you would like to learn more about Dr. Hinton’s practice, go to www.gbmc.org/hinton. To make an appointment, call the office at 410-616-7777.
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