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Shanna Snow, DO, FACOOG
OB/GYN

Shanna Snow

Special Interests:
Labor and Delivery
Menopause
Pregnancy Support
Women's Health
(707) 646-4100 Accepted Health Plans Locations:
NorthBay's Center for Women's Health
1860 Pennsylvania Ave.,
Suite 300
Fairfield, CA

Professional Profile

As an OB/GYN, I treat women through the whole realm of life, from puberty through childbirth and into menopause. I like the variety that provides. It allows me to treat the whole person.

Obviously delivering babies is a favorite. There is no better thing. It is equally rewarding and satisfying for me, however, when I am able to connect with a patient and explain a problem and what I think I can do to help. When a patient tears up and says to me, "you are the first person who ever understood what I'm talking about," that is extremely satisfying.

I have spent a long time learning how to listen to people instead of just telling them what I think. I spend the time to get to know and figure out what is going on. I invest my time in my patients. I don't talk over or above them. I take the time to explain things to them at whatever level they need. I do this so they can know and feel that they've been heard.

I definitely knew I wanted to be an obstetrician since childhood. I wanted to deliver babies. It was in college, that I learned everything else that is involved in obstetrics and gynecology - and I still knew it was what I wanted to do.

I am also very much into natural health and nutrition. I went back to school after becoming a doctor just to learn more about it and now I have a Master's degree in it. So anything that has to do with mind/body healing, eating real whole foods and using fresh wholesome ingredients in cooking, is something I advocate and enjoy.

Spiritual and physical fitness are key to me: yoga, hiking and getting into nature are hobbies I enjoy and recommend. It helps in centering yourself and getting through life's stresses. This is important, especially for women, because I don't think we always realize how much stress takes a toll on our bodies. So if I am going to help other women, I feel I have to stay as healthy as possible, not only to be a role model but to speak from experience. I can say to my patients, "I tried this, you may like it."


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Education:

OB/GYN Osteopathic Residency, MSUCOM/Botsford Hospital, Farmington Hills MI

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Mare Island, CA

Masters in Human Nutrition, Online Program, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT

Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University of California, San Diego

Military Experience
Major, OB/GYN, U.S. Air Force, Michael O'Callaghan Fed. Med. Center, Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, NV

Certifications:

Osteopathic Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Professional Memberships:

  • American college of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Osteopathic Association

Languages Spoken:

English

Hospital Affiliations:

NorthBay Hospital VacaValley Hospital