Family Planning

Family Planning
Upstate Health Care Center
3rd Fl., 90 Presidential Plaza
Syracuse, NY 13202
Map & direction
Phone: 315 464-5210

Planning for a family is a special consideration for every woman and family. Our Family Planning specialists utilize advanced and up to date techniques to manage both routine and complicated or at-risk family planning patients. These services compliment and collaborate with those of the Maternal-Fetal Specialists. Our comprehensive services include various contraceptive options to meet your needs.

Our Family Planning services include:

  • Intrauterine Devices (IUD's)
  • Oral Contraceptives
  • Contraceptive Implants

These services may also include a variety of female sterilization methods. They also provide induced abortion services in the first trimester using medication or surgical aspiration, and in the second trimester for medically complicated pregnancies.

Referral and consultation services are available to any medical provider with patients desiring access to a full spectrum of contraceptive services, who have medical concern about contraception, sterilization or require an induced abortion for maternal or fetal indications.

Our Family Planning Division participates in the Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Training Program. This program strives to integrate and enhance family planning training for obstetrics and gynecology residents in the US and Canada.

For more information on Family Planning for women of all ages please contact our Family Planning Nurse Practitioner, Janice Agen, at 315-464-2387.

Philip L Ferro, MD

Philip L Ferro, MD
Appointed 04/04/14
Women's Health Network
Physicians' Office Building
725 Irving Ave
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-4730

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology: Family Planning, General Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Women's Health Network: Obstetric, Gynecology & Urogynecology


Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: University Hospital, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1959
  • Residency: Brooklyn Hospital, 1956
  • MD: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1954

Clinical Interests

  • Family planning

Research Interests

  • The most advanced techniques available for birth control and the newer, evolving methods of family planning.

Specialties & Certification

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


  • Adults


  • Contraception
  • Family Planning Counseling
  • Gynecologic Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Sterilization by Laparoscopy

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
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