Meet Patricia M. Pierce, MD
I was the first member of my family to enter the medical field. I began medical school expecting to become a pathologist, working in a hospital lab. However, after my first obstetrics rotation, I knew I had found my specialty. I loved delivering babies, but I was even more drawn to helping families who were struggling with a high-risk pregnancy.
Ultrasound was not very sophisticated when I attended medical school, but it was finally possible to look at a fetus. Ultrasound technology has continued to improve over the years and I have had the opportunity to do extra ultrasound training since my residency. It has been exciting to be able to offer evaluation and, sometimes, even treatment for a fetus in addition to evaluation and care for the mother. More families can now hope to achieve a healthy, happy outcome.
My job is different every day, which is challenging and exciting. I see myself as an educator and counselor as well as a doctor. As a doctor, I try to provide compassionate, respectful management of all relevant medical problems. I strive to make a diagnosis and provide understandable reasons for the treatments I recommend. Medical terminology can be confusing, particularly if a family is in a stressful situation. I welcome questions from patients and their families during the visit.
I want you to feel confident that the advice I provide is based on years of training and experience as well updates in the literature. While I do not feel a doctor needs to have experienced the same medical problems as their patients in order to provide excellent care, I have actually experienced a wide range of obstetric complications myself. This gives me a very personal level of understanding as to the huge impact a high-risk pregnancy can have on a family.
I have worked in Las Vegas for approximately 30 years. I am happy to be working at the High Risk Pregnancy Center with such a cohesive team of healthcare providers. We combine our knowledge and expertise to help guide you to the best outcome for both you and you baby (or babies!). I consider myself fortunate to be in such a rewarding profession.
Dr. Pierce has three children (including twins) and a rescue dog that take up much of her free time. She also enjoys traveling, watching sports (Go Knights!), crocheting and gardening. She is a passionate supporter of causes which improve education and health care for women and children in developing countries.
Board-Certified: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Fellowships: Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Medical Degree: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
BS: Chemistry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Member: American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine