Dr. Grant Cox a specialist in infertility treatments, surgery
Patient care, involvement drives Oklahoma OB/GYN medical practice
That moment of absolute awe when parents hold their baby for the first time inspires and drives Dr. Grant Cox in his work as an OB/GYN who specializes in infertility and gynecologic surgery. Dr. Cox is one of a team of physicians who established the OB/GYN Specialists of Tulsa in the Bensen Medical Plaza, 1919 S. Wheeling Ave. in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As a medical professional, Dr. Cox gravitated toward infertility and gynecological surgery as his specialities.
“I much prefer to be present for the beginning of life and not the end,” he said. “I am motivated by how much surgery can improve a person’s quality of life. It is very rewarding to help an infertile couple or a patient with recurrent miscarriages conceive and carry a baby to birth.”
When choosing an infertility expert, Dr. Cox suggests patients look for someone who will listen to their needs and concerns and help develop treatment options that best suit them.
“One size does not fit all,” he said. “I strive to listen to patients and create a treatment plan for their individual symptoms.”
With Dr. Cox, patients get 23 plus years of OB/GYN experience and someone who can be trusted to meet the challenge of patients who need a skilled surgeon or who suffer from infertility/recurrent pregnancy loss.
An affable, knowledgeable doctor, husband, and father of boy/girl teenage twins, Dr. Cox brings education, experience, and heart to his job, whether dealing with a couple hoping to start a family or a young woman experiencing her first gynecological visit.
One of the first doctors in the nation to introduce a new type of adolescent visit into his practice, he almost never requires pelvic exams on his teenage patients.
“By not doing an invasive exam until age 21 unless absolutely necessary, the teen begins to trust her doctor before she has any type of negative experience,” he explained. “If a teen feels comfortable with her gynecologist, then she is much more likely to access care throughout her gynecologic life.”
That same philosophy has led Dr. Cox to become involved in national medical policymaking. He is an officer in the American College of OB/GYN on the state and district levels, working on programs to reduce teen pregnancies in Oklahoma and programs to promote contraceptive access.
“Many policymakers do not take care of patients on a daily basis,” he said. “I feel like you need to be able to not only create policy but make sure that policies are reasonable and work in real-life patient care.”
Policies of particular interest are unplanned and teen pregnancies.
“Very good data tell us that when a woman can plan her pregnancies then her entire world is better,” he said. “She is more likely to be healthier and happier.”
Teen pregnancies can especially hamper a young woman’s or couple’s chances at upward mobility.
“A pregnant Oklahoma teen has a very minimal chance of obtaining a college degree,” Dr. Cox said. “If a woman’s pregnancy can be planned, she is much more likely to finish school. We need to work toward increased contraception access and education for our teens.”
Dr. Cox obtained his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma in 1996, working the following four years as an intern and resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology through the University of Oklahoma. He has 20 years’ experience in private practice as an obstetrician. He and his family live in midtown Tulsa, near St. John Medical Center, where OB/GYN Specialists of Tulsa operates and delivers babies.
To make an appointment at OB/GYN Specialists of Tulsa, 1919 S. Wheeling Ave., Suite 700, call (918) 712-8700 or go online at ogstulsa.com.