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Florencia Greer Polite, MD

Florencia Greer Polite, MD Physician

Chief, Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Polite is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Florencia G. Polite

Recognized in New Orleans Magazine's Annual Best Doctors 2015-2017

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2007

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Dermoid Cyst
  • Abnormal Pap Smear
  • Adnexal Mass
  • Adolescent Gynecology
  • Amenorrhea
  • Anal Warts (Condyloma Acuminata)
  • Anemia of Pregnancy
  • Annual Gynecological Examination
  • Anovulation
  • Anovulatory Bleeding
  • Antepartum Care
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Atypical Glandular Cells of Undetermined Significance
  • Atypical Squamous Cells of Undetermined Significance Pap Smear
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Bartholin's Cyst
  • Benign Breast Lump
  • Birth Control
  • Birth Control (Contraception)
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Bladder Prolapse
  • Bleeding During Intercourse
  • Breast Cancer Prevention and Risk Reduction
  • Breast Examination
  • Breast Lumps and Tumors
  • Breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding Problems
  • Cancer-Related Sexual Concerns
  • Cervical Biopsy
  • Cervical Conization
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Cervical Polyp
  • Cervicitis
  • Cesarean Section
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Cholestasis of Pregnancy
  • Cold Knife Cone Biopsy of the Cervix
  • Colposcopy
  • Contraceptive Implant
  • Cryosurgery of Cervix
  • Cystitis
  • Cystocele
  • Decreased Libido
  • Dermoid Cyst
  • Diabetic and Newly Pregnant
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Dyspareunia
  • Dysuria
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Endometrial Hyperplasia
  • Endometrioma
  • Endometriosis
  • Endometritis
  • Enterocele
  • Family Planning
  • Female Orgasmic Disorder
  • Female Sexual Dysfunction
  • Fibrocystic Breast Changes
  • Fibroid Tumors Removal
  • Follicular Cyst of Ovary
  • Frequent Urinary Tract Infections
  • Galactocele
  • Genital Herpes
  • Gonorrhea
  • Gynecologic Disorders of Athletes
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Gynecological Exam
  • Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
  • HGSIL Pap Smear
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
  • Hot Flashes
  • Human Papilloma Virus
  • Hydrosalpinx
  • Hyperemesis
  • Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopic Myomectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Imperforate Hymen
  • Implanon
  • Incomplete Emptying of Bladder
  • Intrauterine Device
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Labial Adhesions
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Laceration of Vagina
  • Lactation Disorders
  • Lactation Support
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy
  • Laparoscopic Salpingo Oophorectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Leiomyoma
  • LGSIL Pap Smear
  • Lichen Sclerosus
  • Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive
  • Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure
  • Mastitis (Breast Infection)
  • Maternal Obesity
  • Menopausal Symptoms
  • Menopause
  • Menorrhagia
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Menstrual Migraines
  • Menstruation
  • Metrorrhagia (Bleeding between Periods)
  • Minimally Invasive Hysteroscopy
  • Miscarriage (Spontaneous Abortion)
  • Missed Periods
  • Morning Sickness
  • Multiple Gestations
  • Natural Birth
  • Nausea from Pregnancy
  • Nexplanon
  • Nexplanon Removal
  • Office Gynecology
  • Oligomenorrhea
  • Oophorectomy
  • Oral Contraceptive Counseling
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Ovarian Cysts Removal
  • Ovarian Failure
  • Ovarian Torsion
  • Ovarian Tumors
  • Painful Menstrual (Dysmenorrhea)
  • Pap Smear
  • Paratubal Cyst
  • Partial Hysterectomy
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Pelvic Adhesions
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases
  • Pelvic Mass
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Permanent Sterilization
  • Pessaries
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Postcoital Bleeding
  • Postmenopausal Bleeding
  • Postpartum Check-Up
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Postpartum Mastitis
  • Postpartum Recovery
  • Postpartum Thyroiditis
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Counseling
  • Pregnancy Tests
  • Premature Menopause (Premature Ovarian Insufficiency)
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Prenatal Care
  • Preterm Labor
  • Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes
  • Preventative Women's Healthcare
  • Previous Stillbirth
  • Primary Ovarian Insufficiency
  • Prophylactic Oophorectomy
  • Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregancy (PUPP)
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection
  • Reproductive Health
  • Retained Tampon
  • Rh Incompatibility
  • Routine Gynecological Care
  • Salpingo-Oophoritis
  • Secondary Amenorrhea
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)
  • Shortened Cervix
  • Squamous Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Surgical Sterilization
  • Teenage Pregnancy
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
  • Uterine Ablation
  • Uterine Abnormality
  • Uterine Bleeding
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization Counseling
  • Uterine Fibroids (Leiomyomas)
  • Uterine Myoma
  • Uterine Polyps (Endometrial Polyps)
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Uterine Surgery
  • Vaginal Atrophy
  • Vaginal Biopsy
  • Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section
  • Vaginal Bleeding
  • Vaginal Bleeding After Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Delivery
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Vaginal Disorders
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Infections
  • Vaginal Infections (Vaginitis)
  • Vaginal Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Vaginal Itching
  • Vaginal Yeast Infection
  • Vaginismus
  • Vulvar Abscess
  • Vulvar Disease
  • Vulvar Dysplasia
  • Vulvitis
  • Women's Health
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: New York University Medical Center

Memberships

American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG), National Association of Professors of Gynecology & Obstetrics, National Interviewer, Harvard College Undergraduate Admissions Office, Local National Board of Medical Examiners, National National Medical Association, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Polite is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Florencia Greer Polite, MD, Rhonda Graves Acholonu, MD, and Nzinga Harrison, MD: A Multispecialty Perspective on Physician Responsibility to Sexual Assault Survivors Obstetrics & Gynecology 134 (1): 58-62,2019.

Terri Akman: "Explaining the facts of life is harder than ever. Here’s how to have ‘the talk." The Inquirer : 2019.

Mari A. Schaefer: "You just had a baby. When can you have sex?" The Inquirer : 2019.

Polite, F.: "A 23-Year-Old Woman with HSIL on Cervical Cytology." Office Gynecology: A Case-Based Approach : 129-131,2019.

Polite FG, Holman SL, Heard AJ: Increasing the Applicant Pool to your Residency Program. NRMP Transitions to Residency, Conversations Across the Medical Education Continuum Conference, : 2017 (poster).

Heard AJ, Holman SL, Polite FG: Preparing for Life After Residency: A Structured Approach to the Fellowship Match. NRMP Transitions to Residency, Conversations Across the Medical Education Continuum Conference, : 2017 (poster).

Iwamoto T, Thomas A, Holman SL, Polite FG, Heard AJ, Williams V: Cesarean Section BOX simulator - Utilizing CREOG resources to develop surgical skills. APGO/CREOG Annual Meeting : 2016 (Poster).

WWL-TV, Channel 4, New Orleans. Cervical Cancer and HPV Vaccination. : 2016.

Walker C, Miller JM, Polite FG, Young AE: What Does It Take To Fuel An OB/GYN Residency Program? Green Journal Suppl : 2015.

Reynolds K, Barnhill D, Sias J, Young A, Polite FG: Use of the QR Reader to Provide Real-Time Evaluation of Residents' Skills Following Surgical Procedures. J Grad Med Educ 6(4): 738-741 : 2014.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Ob/Gyn Associates
3701 Market Street, 3rd Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-6039
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)