Dr. Eagan is a doctor because he loves to hear people’s stories and use his office and surgical skills to help them. He enjoys the broad range of patients provided by obstetrics and gynecology, specifically urinary and pelvic floor issues.
He grew up in a small town in Utah, married a girl from Salem, and now they and their two children are thrilled to be enjoying the outdoors in Grants Pass. Dr. Eagan graduated from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and trained in Akron, Ohio.
Group B Strep is a bacterial infection that is found in approximately 25% of all normal, healthy women. Most women who test positive do not have any symptoms. A woman who is pregnant and tests positive for GBS, however, has the possibility of passing GBS to her baby during delivery. Some, but not all babies exposed to GBS during delivery can become quite ill.
A routine part of testing during pregnancy includes Step B testing during a patient’s initial OB lab panel. Patients are also screened during the 36th week of pregnancy. If a woman is found to be positive, steps can be taken during labor to prevent GBS from being passed on to her baby.
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