About me


I’m a board certified obstetrician / gynecologist in Los Angeles. I love what I do. I love helping women navigate issues of sex, fertility, pregnancy, and everything before, after, and in between.

About my blog: I tell my patients, my friends, even strangers at dinner parties (yes, they ask!), the same information I write about here. I want to help educate you, dispel myths, and make medical literature relevant to our day to day living. The medical information I give is from medically sound and reliable sources. No fake news or magical thinking here.

If you want to see me in person:

I’m an OBGYN with Cedars Sinai Medical Group in Los Angeles. My current office is in the medical towers next to the hospital itself, but here’s a secret – Cedars is building an outpost in Los Feliz and I’ll be there soon! I’d love to see you! You can call my office for an appointment: (310) 423-1224.

Email is Sara.Twogood@cshs.org. Some red tape: Cedars policy is for all patient contact go through My CS Link. If you’re already a patient of mine, log in to your account and connect with me there!

And here’s my disclaimer – THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO READ!!

I’m giving you medical information. That doesn’t mean you should apply it to yourself. None of this information is intended to substitute for medical advice. Do not rely on this medical information to diagnosis, prevent, or treat yourself. These are my professional, independent opinions. They do not represent the opinions of Cedars Sinai.

47 thoughts on “About me

  1. Rebeca

    Hi Doc, I tried to make an appointment with you this afternoon and it seems the answering service is not working. First, i requested an apt online and someone called me back with a number to call (323) 361-6070. When I call that number, the option for making apt is option 5 but when you hit 5 it says it’s not an available option! so I hit 3 and it sends you to (562) 698-0017 which turns out to be someone’s private number?! I also tried by calling 1800-USC-CARE and your name did not come up on the system. So I thought I’d let you know that it’s almost impossible to make an apt with you.

    1. Hi Rebeca
      I am so sorry for your trouble. The first number: 323 361 6070 is the office phone number. When the office is closed the calls go to our answering service, and they defer appointment making to when the office is open. I will investigate why my name did not appear for 1800 USC CARE. I would love to see you in our office. Please call Monday during the day (9-5pm, closed for lunch) to speak with someone who can make you an appointment. If you prefer, send me your phone number, and I will have the office return your call.
      Thanks for reading and for letting me know the above problems!

      1. Sarena

        Hi Sara! A friend Joanna recommended you. I’ve tried to book a few months ago and didn’t get a call back. I left another voicemail today after trying twice and the line was busy. It would be great if your office could contact me!! I would love to schedule an appointment asap!

      2. Hi Sarena,
        I’m sorry it’s so difficult to get through! My office has been busy and I’m sure someone will get back to you if you left a voicemail. If you give me your last name and phone number I can also ask someone to call you back, too. Hope to see you soon!

  2. Katya Hancock

    Sara this blog is so good! You’re a great writer. I’m not even trying to get pregnant yet but will be in a year or so probably and just read a ton of your posts. So informative and also entertaining. Nice work!

  3. Maria

    Dr. Twogood, I have been trying to find contact information to make an appointment with you but to no avail. Please contact me or let me know where I can reach you!!

    Thank you 🙂

    1. Hi Maria,
      My office contact info is in the “about me” section! You can call (323) 361-6070 and ask for an appointment with me (call between 8-5 M-F, closed for lunch from 12-130).
      Hope to see you soon!

  4. Jessika

    I tried to make an appt to see you today, but was informed that you have left USC. They said your new practice would be posted online but I can’t seem to find it.

    1. Hi Jessika! Thanks for reaching out. I am starting at Cedars Sinai in September (taking an extended vacation from now until then!). My contact information for Cedars should be available online in late August / early September. If you can check back then, they should be able to assist you with making an appointment with me! Thanks and have a nice summer!

      1. Devon

        Hi Sara!

        I hope you are enjoying your time off. I tried calling Cedars today to make a New Patient Appointment with you but they do not yet have you in their system. Will you still be starting there this month? Would love to know when so I can schedule. Thank you! (Again, hope you are enjoying your vacation!)

        – Devon

      2. Hi Devon! I have started but there seems to be lag getting everything sorted! Call (310) 385-3380. That’s the OBGYN department number and they should be able to help you schedule an appointment.
        See you soon!
        Dr. Twogood

  5. Grace

    Hello, Dr. Twogood!

    I recently moved to Los Angeles and really need to find a new OB/GYN and am hoping to make an appointment as soon as possible. I’ve been doing a lot of research on doctors but have had a hard time finding one that I feel comfortable seeing. I’ve read your blog and really appreciate your take on medicine, but I read that you are on extended vacation until you start your new practice in September. I would love to make an appointment with you, but was wondering if perhaps in the meantime you can recommend any colleagues who are similar in your desire to educate and discuss with your patients? Thank you so much, and I hope that you are enjoying your summer!

  6. Grace

    Hello, Dr. Twogood!

    I recently moved to Los Angeles and have been searching for a new OB/GYN, as I need to make an appointment as soon as possible, but have unfortunately had a hard time finding someone that I am comfortable seeing. I read your blog and really appreciate your openness and communication and was hoping to make an appointment with you, however read that you are on extended vacation until September. I would love to make an appointment when you are back at your new practice, however in the meantime, do you have any colleagues with a similar value for education and communication with patients that you might be able to recommend to go to for an initial visit? Thank you so much for your time, and I hope you are having a wonderful summer!

  7. Molly Page Cain

    Hello Dr Twogood! Hope you’re enjoying your vacation! Just checked on Cedars but they still don’t have you listed. You think you’ll be starting up soon?
    I’m due for my check up next week so trying to get something somewhere… (I’m 23 weeks)

  8. Tiffany

    Hi Sara,
    I’d love to make an appointment with you but I’m east side and feel like making the schlep over to Cedars will be difficult when delivering (not pregnant yet).
    Do you know when you’ll be joining the Los Feliz outpost? Would love to establish care with you!

    1. Hi Tiffany,
      Yes, I’m an eastsider too so I know the schlep well.
      I’ll be starting at the Hillhurst office as soon as it opens. Expected date is fall 2020 (I think that’s very optimistic and won’t be surprised if there are delays).
      All my patients will still deliver at Cedars though. The goal is to make the office appointments very convenient since there are quite a few during pregnancy … and then hopefully only have to make the trip over to the hospital once, for delivery!

  9. Erik Thomas

    Hi Dr. Twogood. We have called your new office this week and have tried unsuccessfully to make an appointment for my fiance to see you. We were told that the December schedule is not out yet, and also that “we are busy, you should go see another doctor” (which she has, and has been a source of frustration). The receptionist at your office would not put her name on a waiting list. What can we do to get an appointment with you to see her in December? Thanks!

    1. Hi Erik,
      I’m sorry the difficulty scheduling an appointment and thanks for reaching out. My December schedule should now be available to our schedulers so if you call now hopefully it will easy to schedule. Alternatively, give me your finance’s name and phone number and I’ll ask my staff to call her. I will also send your feedback to our operations manager.
      Hopefully see you soon!
      Dr. Twogood

  10. Michael

    Hi Sara,
    I called the 310.385.3380 number and they said you are no longer practicing at Cedars. Where can we find you to set up an appt? Thanks, Michael

    1. Hi Michael ,
      That’s the correct number and I’m still there! There was a doctor with a similar sounding last name who recently left so perhaps they heard that last name instead? Please call again and I’m sure you’ll be able to schedule this time. Let me know if there are continued problems.
      Dr. Twogood

      1. Michael

        Ah, thank you. I called a few different numbers, so I’m probably mistaken then on that. With the Cedars staff would we have you as the delivery physician, when the time comes, or is it whomever is on call at the time of labor? We are looking into using Graceful Birth, whom recommended you, and want to have a Doctor who we can count on to stick as close to the birthing plan as possible; in the case we have to deliver in hospital.

  11. Jennifer Federico

    Hi Dr. Twogood, I have just sent a note to Cedars and hope that I can make a follow-up appointment with you in December. In the meantime, I have a question and I am wondering if you might be able to give me your opinion. If you have time for such a thing (and appreciating that you may not!), please drop me a line via email (hope you will receive it via the details I enter). Thanks a ton! – Jennifer

  12. Maria S

    Hi Dr Twogood, I wanted to let you know that after checking with your new office and my insurance (Aetna), I discovered you and Dr. Quimby are out of network. I’m so sad that I need to find a new doctor!

  13. Daphne

    Hi Dr. Twogood,
    You delivered my first baby at Good Sam. Are you only delivering at Cedars now, and is your only office location on the Cedars campus? I’m now pregnant with my second and looking for someone who will be as supportive as you of medication free birth. I live in Downey, so DTLA is more convenient for me. Any recommendations?

    1. Hi Daphne,
      Congratulations! Yes, I’m only at Cedars now and would love to see you (but completely understand not wanting to come from Downey!). Dr. Dwight / Yamaguchi / Idowu at Good Sam are all wonderful. Hope all is well with you and your family!

  14. Hi Dr. Twogood,

    Nice seeing you today! I tried calling the office to make an appointment with you but they said you were booked. Do you have anything soon?

    Love this portal to communicate.


    1. Hi Danielle! Great seeing you too. I’ve had several patients able to book with me when I have last minute cancellations. Did they offer to put you on a “waiting list” to be called in last minute? Let me know and I can have my staff work on it as well!

  15. Hi Dr. Twogood,

    My wife Katie is seeing you for care at CS and your office has been closed over the weekend (obviously). We were wondering if there was any way to fit Katie in this week (M,onday preferably) for her Rhogam shot in case there is an enforced quarantine that would not allow her to get this shot when needed. I am sorry to have to reach out to you via your blog for this.

  16. Stephanie TeBeau

    Hi Dr. Twogood!
    I was under your care for years when you were at Keck. After you transitioned, I have not been able to find another doctor that treated me with such care, patience and understanding like you did. For obvious reasons, i am not able to schedule an appointment with you right now. But i plan on being under your care again in 3 short months!! Wooohooo! I am so excited!

  17. Gina Corso

    Hi Dr. Twogood,
    I was referred to you by Gracefull Birthing and called today to make an appointment. I’m not pregnant yet, but we were hoping to start trying later this year. I’ve been using the Mirena IUD for the past 15 years and would really love to have it removed so I can start tracking my natural flow prior to getting pregnant. Unfortunately, right now doctors are only seeing patients who are currently pregnant and/or have emergencies. I keep getting told to call back in a few months. I’m not upset and I do understand, I can only imagine the stress doctors are experiencing right now. I’m just a little freaked out… I don’t know how long I will have this amazing medical insurance and be in a place where I don’t have to work full-time and I’m just scared. I’m going to be 35 next year and I feel like I’ve already waited too long. Any words of encouragement would be appreciated… Do you know how long it can take to get pregnant post-IUD?

    1. Hi Gina!
      One of the great things about IUDs is that there is no delay in fertility – it’s possible to get pregnant right away once the IUD is removed. I would encourage you to start taking a prenatal vitamin now and eliminate any foods / drinks / lifestyle choices that may be detrimental for trying to get pregnant. We are doing phone appointments now, so I’m happy to discuss some of these optimizing fertility tips with you and possibly get some preconception lab work done – you can call my office and they can get that set up for you, if you’re interested.
      Dr. Twogood

  18. Samantha Bland

    Hi Dr. Twogood!

    I was recommended to you by a family friend, Lauren Rubal. I would like to make an appointment asap as I currently have had an iud for 3 years and all of a sudden I am bleeding again and I am afraid it might be out of position as it feels like I am experiencing a hormonal imbalance- haven’t had my period or any symptoms since it was inserted until now. What is the best number to call to schedule something with you?

    Thank you,


    1. Hi Samantha,
      I’m happy to see you to try to figure out what is going on! If you can call my office, they can assist you: (310) 385-3380. Please let me know if you have any issues scheduling an appointment.

      1. Samantha Bland

        Thank you Sara. The earliest I was able to make an appointment was June 23rd. If there is any way you can get me in earlier, that would be great. Just worried that something is wrong. Thank you! 🙂

      2. Hi Samantha, my office has been trying to call you to offer you an earlier appointment.
        If you’d like to move your appointment up, call the office back and hopefully you can!

  19. Julia Smith

    Hi there, Called the office line listed here on May 12th to make an appointment, but the voicemail was full. Is this still the correct number? Thanks

  20. Alex

    Hi! I’m currently 24 weeks pregnant and was just told by my OB that she’s giving up her OB license before my due date (Jan. 2021). My doula recommended you, and I have an appointment scheduled at the beginning of November. Is there any way to schedule a short telehealth appointment with you ahead of that? I’m just a bit anxious about not having connected with you at all before I’m in my third trimester, and would love to organize a short call sooner than that if it’s possible. I totally understand if it’s not (and your office said that you didn’t offer them so I know I’m pushing my luck…), but I just thought there’s no harm in asking. Thanks!

    1. Hi Alex! I’m happy to see you! I do have limited virtual appointments but I’m assuming they are booked if my office told you there weren’t any! If you call my direct office line – (310) 423-1224, they may be able to move up your appointment / see if I’ve had any cancellations. See you soon!
      Dr. Twogood

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