About Dr. Robert G Hayward

Dr. Robert G Hayward, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Burlington, VT. He has 41 years of experience. His specialties include Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Hayward has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

5 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Robert G Hayward is Good. Dr. Robert G Hayward has been rated by 5 patients. From those 5 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Robert G Hayward is 2.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address


111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 847-1400

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Dr. Robert G Hayward has the following 1 specialty

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

    An obstetrician & gynecologist, or OB/GYN, is a physician who cares for women throughout their pregnancies, straight through to the delivery of their baby (obstetrician). They also specialize in annual care, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the female reproductive system (gynecologist). Many physicians specialize in both of these fields in order to provide complete overall health services to women at every stage of life.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Robert G Hayward has the following 13 expertise

  • Gynecology
  • Birth Control
  • Child Birth
  • Pelvic Exam
  • Hot Flashes
  • Menstrual Pain
  • Menopause
  • Women's Health
  • Pregnancy
  • Pap Smear
  • Infertility
  • Obstetrics
  • C-section

Board Certifications

Dr. Robert G Hayward is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Worst women's health practitioner I ever saw

This was nearly 30 years ago; I was a medical student assigned my 2-month OBGYN rotation. We were invited to write 'incident reports' on Hayward -- one of the teaching attendings -- because of his established practice of manually 'dilating' -- that is, tearing open -- women's uterine cervixes -- during labor, so that he could get out early and have dinner with the Bishop. He used cheesy, ugly staples to close surgical-birth ('C-section') wounds; I remember one case where he ordered me to remove the staples -- though the wound was clearly not healed -- so that he could 'discharge' the woman home. I did -- against my better judgement; the wound dehisced -- separated -- the nurse and I taped it together with Steri-strips; and the poor woman was forced out and away before she was even ready. He was a sleaze, a huckster, and the epitome of male-dominant woman-hating patriarchal health care. I would classify his actions as sexual abuse of patients. Katharine Hikel, MD

Full Review Rating Breakdown

Would NOT recommend.

Although, I was able to make an appointment with him easily and he seemed nice enough, he just didn't seem to really care very much. I had some concerns for a procedure he recommended, but he didn't do much to relieve my concerns. There wasn't much in follow-up care. I now have to return (to my regular doctor who was on vacation at the time) because the procedure either wasn't performed properly or I wasn't given enough after-care instructions.

Wait time
5 minutes
Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

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  • Education

    41 Years Experience

  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1977

  • Fletcher Allen Healthcare


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Robert G Hayward accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim
    • Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS

More about Dr. Robert G Hayward

Dr. Hayward has been a gynecologist at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, VT, since 2004, having been in private practice from 1981-2003. Dr. Haywards clinical focus is in the areas of general gynecology, general obstetrics and gynecologic surgery. He provides routine gynecologic care, including menopause and contraception management. His care philosophy is to provide routine and acute gynecologic care in a friendly and positive environment. Dr. Hayward is an associate professor in the department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Since 1983, he has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG), and a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) since 1984. Learn more about Fletcher Allen Women's Health Care Services.

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