Dr. Guarín was awarded the prestigious Family Physician of the Year Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians in Iowa in 2017. He was also nominated for the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Physician of the Year national award in 2018.
Esgar Guarín, MD (Dr. G)
Dr. Guarín (pronounced goo-ah-reen) is a board certified physician trained in Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health. He was originally trained in Colombia at the Universidad de Santander – UDES, graduating at the top of his class. After getting certified as a foreign physician through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), he completed his training in Family Medicine in Baltimore, MD in 2009 at the Franklin Square Hospital Medical Center.
After serving as Chief Resident. Dr. Guarín completed a two year fellowship training in Maternal and Child Health (Pregnancy and Newborn Care) with the Department of Family Medicine at Brown University and the School of Public Health in Rhode Island.
Always interested in the provision of reproductive services, particularly those of minimally invasive nature, Dr. Guarín had the privilege of training in the non-scalpel / no-needle vasectomy technique with renowned Dr. Doug Stein in 2012. Since then Dr. Guarín has been performing his SimpleVas® Vasectomy technique with similar outcomes to those of his mentor.
As a board-certified Family Medicine specialist, dedicated to the practice of Reproductive Care, Dr. Guarin is committed to the promotion of vasectomies as the most effective method of permanent sterilization.
Why Do I Do Vasectomies?
To promote REPRODUCTIVE EQUALITY because the burden of contraception has not been fairly shared by the individuals involved
1. We ought to participate
2. Timely decisions
We ought to participate
It is certainly easier to control the release of a single ovum from an ovary every month than it is to try to control millions of spermatozoa being produced on a daily basis in the testicles. Thus, individuals with ovaries have had to deal with a bigger burden when it comes to contraception, as the vast majority of available options are targeted at them. Even reproductive campaigns are rarely directed toward those individuals with testicles.
When the time comes for a permanent decision, choosing to participate responsibly with a vasectomy, a procedure LESS INVASIVE and slightly MORE EFFECTIVE than tubal ligation, is more reasonable.
We ought to become more active participants in permanent reproductive decisions. We can certainly demonstrate that we care for and can also be responsible for contraceptive decisions.
About half of the pregnancies that occur in the US are unplanned, which means that many people will be caught off guard and will be ill prepared to assume the demands of paternity/maternity. Parenting demands great responsibility, and not everyone is interested in or prepared for the challenge.
Families are the functional unit of society, intimate social laboratories where people grow either affect-rich or affect-deprived. The ‘classic’ or ‘traditional’ definition of family has morphed into a very enriching plurality, demonstrating that the number or gender of its members matter less than their efforts and intentions. Despite that plurality, making poor or untimely decisions regarding contraception can seriously affect the integrity of families and their members.
Poor contraceptive decisions can greatly affect children. Many individuals will accept and adapt to unplanned pregnancies by adjusting their resources and welcoming the new addition to their lives. Unfortunately, many others will struggle and will not adapt,thereby creating dysfunctional environments that, ultimately, will affect the growth and development of children.
A willful permanent discontinuation of the reproductive function, when one’s fertility has been satisfied, empowers individuals and families to achieve a better distribution of their available resources for a better life and an improved environment.