The OB crisis hits NYC

Only a matter of time before it affects every single one of you:

Tamer Seckin, who had spent 20 years working as an obstetrician-gynecologist in Brooklyn, was faced with the prospect of a 14 percent hike in his malpractice-insurance rate, so he decided four months ago to stop delivering high-risk babies.

“Just today, I had to tell a woman I’d been treating for years that when she goes into the delivery room, I won’t be there,” said Seckin, who is the chief of gynecology at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center.

“This is what I’m trained for, but I can’t afford to do it anymore.”

And he’s not alone.