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Ecker, Jeffrey Lawrence, MD

  • Chief, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology


Accepting New Patients


Dr Ecker practices maternal-fetal-medicine (high risk ob). His clinical work involves managing complications of pregnancy and prenatal diagnosis.


Obstetrics & Gynecology

Clinical Interests
  • High risk pregnancy
  • Obstetric ultrasound
Medical Education
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, UC San Francisco
Board Certifications
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Foreign Languages
  • Spanish
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Danvers: The Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
  • Waltham: Mass General Waltham
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Research & Publications


Ecker JL, Frigoletto FD. Cesarean Delivery and the Risk-Benefit Calculus. N Engl J Med 2007; 356: 885-8

Minkoff H, Ecker JL. Genetic testing and breach of confidentiality: Law, ethics and pragmatics. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008; 198:489e1-4.

Minkoff HL, Ecker JL. The California octuplets and the duties of reproductive endocrinologists. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 2009, 201:15.e1-3.

Ecker JL, Greene MF. Gestational Diabetes-Setting limits, exploring treatments. N Engl J Med 2008; 358: 2061-3.

Ecker, JL. Gestational Diabetes: An Opportunity for Improvement. J Clin Endocrinol, Metab 2008; 93: 4646-7.

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News & Events


Vincent Obstetrics and Gynecology Service
55 Fruit Street
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-9014
Fax: 617-724-2020

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