Dr. Fields has developed a method of prenatal care and management for the early detection and treatment of preterm labor in both high-risk and low-risk women which has resulted in full term delivery in over 98% of his patients over three decades. Additionally, during the entire course of his career, very few of his active patients have developed invasive cancers — only one patient with cervical cancer, one with endometrial cancer, one with colon cancer and two with ovarian cancer. He attributes this to the maximal effective application of available technology for both the prevention of gynecologic cancers and maximal use of effective screening to find potential cancers before they become invasive.
In accord with this, he also specializes in the treatment of human papilloma virus (HPV) infection and abnormal Pap smears, and hormonal management of women throughout their lifetimes, beginning with the reproductive years and continuing into the perimenopause and menopause.
He also provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of infertility except for in vitro fertilization.
Solo practice with concentration on personalized therapy and care for each patient. Over his entire career, he has personally delivered all but four of the babies under his care.Training:
- Undergraduate: Columbia College, AB 1967
- Graduate: Fordham University School of Law, JD 1993
- Medical School: New York Medical College, MD 1973
- Internship: Lenox Hill Hospital --- Internal Medicine, 1973-74
Lenox Hill Hospital --- Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1974-78
Director, Center For the Prevention of Premature Birth
Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Co-founder and Immediate Past President, Independent Doctors of New York
Medical Society of the State of New York
Medical Society of the County of New York
New York Gynecology Society
New York Academy of Science
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Buterman, I. and Fields, D.H.: Uterine Rupture: FEMALE PATIENT 1:10:54-56, 1976.
Fields, D.H.: Fetal Monitoring Reveals Cord Compression: FEMALE PATIENT 3:2:114-116, 1978.
Baker, M.A., Fields, D.H., Gottlieb, M.I., Perry, C.M., Salkin, P., Wall H.P. and West, R.O.: VISA Qualifying Examination Review, Vol. II, Clinical Sciences, Medical Examination Publishing Company, Inc., 1978.
Barber, H.R.K., Fields, D.H. and Kaufman, S.A.: Quick References to OB-GYN Procedures, J.B.Lippincott Co., (Second Edition) 1979.
Barber, H.R.K. and Fields, D.H.: "Obstetrics and Gynecology" Chapter in Clinical Sciences, Bollett, A.J., Ed., Yearbook Medical Publishers, Inc., 1988.
Barber, H.R.K., Fields, D.H. and Kaufman, S.A.: Quick References to OB-GYN Procedures, J.B.Lippincott Co., (Third Edition) 1989.
Fields, David H., MD JD: "How Best to Inform a Patient of Intra-operative Complications," OBG Management Residents' Extra, 1995.
Fields, David H., MD JD: "Routine Cervical Exams Do Cut Prematurity Risk," (Letter), OB.GYN. NEWS, Jun., 1995.
Fields, David H., MD JD: "Building Better Bones", Big Apple Parent, 1996.
Fields, David H., MD JD: "Cervical Conization Minimizes Bleeding After Subtotal Hysterectomy" OB.GYN. NEWS, Aug., 1996.
Fields, David H., MD JD: "How Healthy Can You Be?", Weekly Newspaper Column in The Upper Eastside Resident and other NY Resident papers, 1996-97
Lectures to the Public:
"Female Hormones and Your Health" Beth Israel North Medical Center, NYC, 1996.
Paine Webber Women's Wellness Group, 1997.
NY Methodist Hospital Health Fair, 1997.
"Advances in Women's Reproductive Health Care" New York Women's Agenda, 1998.
Lectures to Colleagues:
"Obstetrician-Gynecologists and Malpractice: Lowering the Risk," Beth Israel North Medical Center, NYC, Grand Rounds (Gynecology), 1996
"Advances in Antibiotic Therapy, 1998" Beth Israel North Medical Center, NYC, Grand Rounds (Gynecology), 1998.
"Hormone Replacement Therapy" St. Luke's-Roosevelt Medical Center, Lecture to Internists (1999).