About me

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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) 385-3380.

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.

24 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

    Hi!
    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)
    Thanks!

  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

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