Leah Tatum, MD, FACOG

Leah D. Tatum, MD, FACOG Pronunciation Guide

Obstetrics/Gynecology
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Accepting new patients ARC North Austin Ob/Gyn Ages seen: 12 - 99 Joined ARC: 2017

About Leah D. Tatum, MD, FACOG

I was drawn to medicine from a background in engineering, as medicine allowed me to put my problem-solving ability to use in an exciting and useful way. I truly enjoy developing relationships with women that allow me to take part in beautiful moments throughout their lives. I believe good care starts with great communication, compassion, and mutual respect, creating a safe place for my patients without any judgment that allows us to work together as a team to make personalized healthcare decisions.

Services

Abnormal Pap Smears

Abnormal Pap Smears

Most times, the results of a pap smear may return as normal. However, results can come back as abnormal. Determining the type of abnormality will help your ARC doctor decide your treatment.

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Birth Control and Contraceptive Counseling

Birth Control and Contraceptive Counseling

Contraception (birth control) is any activity, medicine, or equipment used to prevent pregnancy. There are many types of birth control available for women who do not wish to become pregnant. The choice of a birth control method is a complex decision; ARC provids information and supporting patients' decision-making about birth control methods through contraceptive counseling.

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Comprehensive Gynecological Care

Comprehensive Gynecological Care

A gynecologist sees patients of all ages for a wide variety of health issues, including pap tests, menopause, UTIs, birth control, well-checks, and STD testing and treatment.

Comprehensive Obstetric Care

Comprehensive Obstetric Care

Obstetrical care is a term used to describe the management of both normal and complicated pregnancy as well as the delivery and postpartum periods.

da Vinci Surgery

da Vinci Surgery

ARC offers minimally invasive surgical care using one of the most advanced and sophisticated tools, the da Vinci® Surgical System. The da Vinci® Surgical System is a tool that utilizes advanced, robotic technologies to assist your surgeon with your operation. It does not act on its own and its movements are controlled by your surgeon.

Endometrial Ablation for Menstruation with Heavy Bleeding (Minerva®)

Endometrial Ablation for Menstruation with Heavy Bleeding (Minerva®)

Endometrial ablation is a procedure to remove a thin layer of tissue (endometrium) that lines the uterus. It's done to stop or reduce heavy menstrual bleeding.

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Endometrial Ablation for Menstruation with Heavy Bleeding (NovaSure®)

Endometrial Ablation for Menstruation with Heavy Bleeding (NovaSure®)

Endometrial ablation is a procedure to remove a thin layer of tissue (endometrium) that lines the uterus. It's done to stop or reduce heavy menstrual bleeding.

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Fertility Care

Fertility Care

Fertility care at ARC focuses on monitoring, maintaining, and restoring your reproductive and gynecological health.

Flu Shots

Flu Shots

A flu vaccine can help prevent flu-related visits to the doctor each year. CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every flu season.

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Flu Vaccinations for Pregnant Women

Flu Vaccinations for Pregnant Women

Flu vaccine can help prevent a flu-related visits to the doctor each year. CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every flu season. 

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Gender Inclusive Care

Gender Inclusive Care

Gender Inclusive Care is an approach to healthcare that respects and responds to the diverse health needs and experiences of our patients, regardless of their gender identity and/or expression. We welcome our patients to an environment free from bias and discrimination that is tailored to each individual's health needs (i.e. gender-inclusive language and terminology).

Genetic Screening

Genetic Screening

Genetic screening is the process of testing for a genetic disorders that may be passed to offspring.

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High Risk Pregnancy Care

High Risk Pregnancy Care

A high-risk pregnancy is one where the mother or the fetus has an increased risk of adverse outcomes compared to uncomplicated pregnancies.

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Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is surgery to remove the uterus. In some cases, other parts of the reproductive system may be removed.

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Hysteroscopy

Hysteroscopy

Hysteroscopy is the exam of the inside of the cervix and uterus. It uses a thin, lighted, flexible tube called a hysteroscope.

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Irregular Cycles

Irregular Cycles

Irregular cycles, can occur for many reasons. Factors may include natural hormonal shifts, hormonal birth control, stress, exercise, or weight loss.

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Labor and Delivery

Labor and Delivery

For your convenience and to provide you with the best care, ARC Ob/Gyn doctors are credentialed to deliver at a hospital near your clinic location.

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Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy

A laparoscopy is a procedure used to examine the organs in the abdomen. It can also examine a woman’s pelvic organs.

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Mammograms

Mammograms

Mammograms play a key role in early breast cancer detection and can help decrease breast cancer deaths. Often, a mammogram can detect cancer, noncancerous or benign tumors, and cysts before they can be felt.

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Menopause

Menopause

An ARC Ob/Gyn physician can help treat menopause symptoms and help prevent osteoporosis and will work with you to recommend lifestyle changes and possibly medicine.

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Nexplanon®

Nexplanon®

IUDs are small T-shaped devices that help prevent pregnancy by thickening cervical mucus to make it hard for sperm to enter the cervix.

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Painful Periods

Painful Periods

To diagnose painful periods, your ARC healthcare provider will ask about your health history. Your ARC doctor will do a physical and pelvic exam.

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Pap Smears and Other Gynecological Screenings

Pap Smears and Other Gynecological Screenings

Getting regular preventive care and screenings may help find cancer and other health risks early, when they are most treatable and more treatment options are available.

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Postpartum Care

Postpartum Care

Your ARC doctor will show you what to expect and how to manage soreness and discharge, soreness, mood changes, and more after delivery.

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Preconception Counseling

Preconception Counseling

If you're planning to become pregnant, taking certain steps can help reduce risks for both you and your baby. Preconception counseling can help prepare you for your new journey.

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Prenatal Medical Care

Prenatal Medical Care

Prenatal care provides the best care for you and your unborn child. It also helps prepare you for the delivery of a healthy baby.

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Preparing for Pregnancy

Preparing for Pregnancy

If you're planning to become pregnant, you want to take the best care of you and your baby to help reduce risks. Proper health before deciding to become pregnant is almost as important as maintaining a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy. We recommend you begin with a pre-pregnancy exam with an ARC Ob/Gyn physician or Nurse Practitioner. 

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Preparing for Your Baby

Preparing for Your Baby

Proper health before deciding to become pregnant is almost as important as maintaining a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy. We recommend you begin with a pre-pregnancy exam with an Ob/Gyn physician or Nurse Practitioner.

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Preventive Gynecology

Preventive Gynecology

Preventive gynecology involves regular examinations and screenings to help detect and treat abnormalities that can be affecting your health.

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Routine Obstetrics

Routine Obstetrics

Routine obstetric care refers to medical services provided for your pregnancy during the delivery and postpartum periods.

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Sonography

Sonography

A sonogram is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves, or ultrasound waves, to look at the organs and structures in your pelvic area.

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STD Screening and Treatment

STD Screening and Treatment

STIs are infectious diseases passed from person to person through sexual contact. They may also be called STDs for sexually transmitted diseases.

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Telemedicine Visits

Telemedicine Visits

ARC offers telemedicine visits for primary and specialty care. Doctors can quickly evaluate you for a new health issue or follow up with you via a phone call or video visit from the comfort of your home.

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Tubal Ligation

Tubal Ligation

Tubal ligation, or “tying your tubes,” is a surgical procedure that prevents you from becoming pregnant.

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Credentials

  • Board Certifications
    Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Medical School
    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA, 2013
  • Residency
    The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, Austin, TX, 2017
  • Education
    BS in Biology and B.S. in Engineering, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA, 2008
  • Professional Positions
    • Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
    • Member, Travis County Medical Society
  • Awards & Honors
    • Resident Teaching Award, Department of Women’s Health, University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School, 2015
    • Austin’s Top Doctors, Austin Monthly, 2022, 2024
    • 2023 Best in Birth Austin for best Ob/Gyn
    • Kravitz-Marcus Award for Outstanding Service to ARC & the Community, Austin Regional Clinic, 2022

Patient Reviews

OVERALL PROVIDER RATING

Rating based on "Did the healthcare provider or doctor provide the care you expected?"

4.8out of 5
  • April 5, 2024

    Love Dr. Tatum

  • April 2, 2024

    Greatly appreciate Dr Tatum’s guidance and her sincerity and patience with sensitive topics. I never felt rushed and overall feel more optimistic about my options.

  • March 28, 2024

    The doctor made me feel comfort and she was nice

  • March 27, 2024

    I enjoyed the honesty of Dr. Tatum. She explained things in which my daughter and I could understand. She was very pleasant and attentive. My daughter felt comfortable with Dr. Tatum.

  • March 27, 2024

    Dr Tatum, her staff, from the receptionist to the Office Manager to the medical personnel were absolutely professional and extremely responsive and helpful to my needs!

  • March 12, 2024

    Very kind doctor! Answered all my questions and I felt very safe with her and her team.

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