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Heather Terbell, MD

How are star ratings for providers determined?

Star ratings are based on responses to survey questions that focus on a patient's likelihood to recommend the provider's office to family and friends as well as the provider's care, including whether the provider listened carefully, spent enough time with you, explained things in an easy-to-understand way, and seemed to know important information about your medical history. Press Ganey averages and converts all survey responses into a single star rating, with five stars being the highest.

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Areas of Expertise

  • da Vinci Hysterectomy Robotic Surgery


Accepting new patients?

  • Yes


  • Spanish


Professional Distinctions

  • Recognized by Castle Connolly as among the Nation's Top Doctors
  • Assistant professor of USC Keck School of Medicine, OB/GYN Department 
  • Chairperson of Cottage Hospital OB/GYN department from 2011 to 2013

Community Involvement

At Sansum Clinic since:

 2005 (19 years)

Training & Certification

Medical School/Graduate School

  • University of Southern California


  • Obstetrics/Gynecology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles County / Women & Children's Hospital


  • Board Certified - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Additional Information


  • FACOG - Fellow, The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists


  • Family planning
  • Contraception
  • International health
  • Recurrent pregnancy loss
  • Pediatric and adolescent gynecology
  • Diabetes and thyroid conditions in pregnancy