About   DR. ANTHONY  GENTILE:

Dr. Anthony Gentile has more than two decade’s experience as a busy obstetrician. He has delivered thousands of babies in Northwest Indiana and the Southeast suburbs of Chicago and shares a genuine love of obstetrics.  Throughout your pregnancy, Dr. Gentile is always happy to answer any questions you have about your health and the health of your baby.

Our Philosophy:

Excellence, Caring, Dependable
At Gentile Healthcare, we approach your pregnancy with enthusiasm. We understand the joys as well as the challenges that pregnancy brings. With a genuine reverence to the natural process of birth, we strive to balance the best of modern medicine with the wisdom gleaned from years of clinical experience. Based on our experience delivering countless babies, we are aware of the uniqueness of each patient and family. We recognize the physical, psychological, social, and even economic impact that pregnancy can have on our patients. We believe that sensitivity and the highest clinical standards in collaboration with other outstanding practitioners is the way to nurture the complex process of pregnancy. The guiding principals of our practice are respect, quality and safety. I am thrilled and honored to be your doctor and proud of our unyielding commitment to outstanding medicine and compassionate care.

COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, MUNSTER, INDIANA

Dr. Gentile only performs deliveries at Community Hospital in Munster, Indiana. The Family Birthing Center at Community Hospital in Munster, IN  offers deluxe accommodations designed to pamper mothers-to-be throughout each unique stage of the birthing process.  Located in Community's newly-built Parkview Tower, three floors house the Center's Labor and Delivery unit, Neonatal Intensive Care unit, and Mother/Baby unit.

 Community Hospital - Family Birthing Center Prenatal Classes & Labor and Delivery TOURS:

CLICK HERE for a list of classes to help prepare families for the birth of a baby. Lamaze classes fill quickly; make reservations early in pregnancy. Classes are taught by ASPO / Lamaze or NCC-certified Registered Nurses from Community Hospital. There is a fee for some classes.

PROVIDER PARTNERS

Dr. Gentile works closely in the office and in the hospital with a team of women's healthcare providers: Dr. A. Gentile is partnered with:

At 1001 MAIN STREET site:
Dr. Varsha Desai - Gyn only
Dr. Don Henry – OB Gyn
Jennifer Daley Herrera WHNP-BC – OB Gyn

At different office sites:
Dr. Howard Marcus– OB Gyn
Dr. John Taylor– OB Gyn 

Dr. Gentile, Dr. Henry, Dr. Marcus and Dr. Taylor take turns covering one another on weekends.

FREQUENTLY  ASKED  QUESTIONS:


(from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - http://www.acog.org/Patients)

LABOR, DELIVERY, AND POSTPARTUM CARE

  • How to Tell When Labor Begins (FAQ004) 
  • Cesarean Birth (C-section) (FAQ006) 
  • Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring During Labor (FAQ015) 
  • Breastfeeding Your Baby (FAQ029) 
  • Newborn Circumcision (FAQ039) 
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery: Deciding on a Trial of Labor After Cesarean Delivery (FAQ070) 
  • Medications for Pain Relief During Labor and Delivery (FAQ086) 
  • Preterm (Premature) Labor and Birth (FAQ087)
  • Postpartum Depression (FAQ091) 
  • Getting in Shape After Your Baby is Born (FAQ131) 
  • Labor Induction (FAQ154) 
  • Elective Delivery Before 39 Weeks (FAQ181) 
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    PREGNANCY

  • Nutrition During Pregnancy (FAQ001) 
  • Car Safety for Pregnant Women, Babies, and Children (FAQ018) 
  • The Rh Factor: How It Can Affect Your Pregnancy (FAQ027) 
  • A Father's Guide to Pregnancy (FAQ032) 
  • Preeclampsia and High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy (FAQ034) 
  • Bleeding During Pregnancy (FAQ038) 
  • Travel During Pregnancy (FAQ055) 
  • Good Health Before Pregnancy: Preconception Care (FAQ056) 
  • Having a Baby After Age 35 (FAQ060) 
  • What to Expect After Your Due Date (FAQ069) 
  • If Your Baby is Breech (FAQ079) 
  • Early Pregnancy Loss (Miscarriage) (FAQ090) 
  • Having Twins (FAQ092) 
  • Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in Pregnancy (FAQ093) 
  • Genetic Disorders (FAQ094) 
  • Special Tests for Monitoring Fetal Health (FAQ098) 
  • Repeated Miscarriages (FAQ100) 
  • Group B Strep and Pregnancy (FAQ105) 
  • HIV and Pregnancy (FAQ113) 
  • Back Pain During Pregnancy (FAQ115) 
  • Exercise During Pregnancy (FAQ119) 
  • Morning Sickness (FAQ126) 
  • Seizure Disorders in Pregnancy (FAQ129) 
  • Routine Tests During Pregnancy (FAQ133) 
  • Reducing Risks of Birth Defects (FAQ146) 
  • Ectopic Pregnancy (FAQ155) 
  • Prenatal Development: How Your Baby Grows During Pregnancy (FAQ156) 
  • Diagnostic Tests for Birth Defects (FAQ164) 
  • Screening Tests for Birth Defects (FAQ165) 
  • Pregnancy Choices -- Raising the Baby, Adoption, and Abortion (FAQ168) 
  • Skin Conditions During Pregnancy (FAQ169) 
  • Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs, and Pregnancy (FAQ170) 
  • Cystic Fibrosis: Prenatal Screening and Diagnosis (FAQ171) 
  • Cord Blood Banking (FAQ172) 
  • Early Preterm Birth (FAQ173) 
  • A Healthy Pregnancy for Women with Diabetes (FAQ176) 
  • Gestational Diabetes (FAQ177) 
  • Preconception Carrier Screening (FAQ179) 
  • Obesity and Pregnancy (FAQ182)