Joann Somers, MD, an Obstetrician-Gynecologist in Private Practice

Get to know Obstetrician-Gynecologist Dr. Joann Somers, who serves patients in Livingston, New Jersey.

From the routine gynecologic checkup, family planning, menopausal therapy, and special surgical procedure, Dr. Somers offers a full range of gynecological services at her private practice in Livingston, New Jersey. She strives to offer her patients the care and treatment options that best suit their individual needs. 

As a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, she utilizes CoolSculpting, a noninvasive fat reduction procedure that involves no anesthesia, needles, or incisions. She evaluates each individual candidate and performs all the procedures herself. She does not allow technicians or other assistants to perform CoolSculpting procedures like other facilities.

She is also an attending physician at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. She has been a member of the staff there since 1994. 

After earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Dr. Somers went on to earn her Medical Degree from the University of South Florida, College of Medicine in 1982. Upon graduation, she completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. 

Before long, she became board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG). The ABOG is a non-profit organization that provides board certification for practicing obstetricians and gynecologists in the United States and Canada. 

In order to stay up to date in her field, the doctor remains a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Essex County Medical Society, the American Medical Association, the American Fertility Society, the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, the American Association of Physicians & Surgeons, and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. 

Obstetrics and Gynecology is the medical specialty that encompasses the two subspecialties of obstetrics, covering pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period, and gynecology, covering the health of the female reproductive system, the vagina, uterus, ovaries, and breasts. An obstetrician-gynecologist, or OB-GYN, is a healthcare professional who specializes in female reproductive health.

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