WJMC - West Jefferson Medical Center

WJMC - West Jefferson Medical Center

Women's Health Obstetrics & Gynecology

 

Our experienced doctors offer in-office endometrial ablation, pelvic floor rehabilitation, as well as midwifery services. Our providers and staff look forward to providing you with exceptional care.

Trusted Patient Educational Website: ACOG.ORG

Our Practice and its Providers trust the information contained at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG.ORG), and advocate that our patients visit this site for supplemental educational information regarding their health and well being, or for the description of services, procedures, and surgeries. This site also offers a wonderful program called “text 4 baby”, which sends you free text messages during your pregnancy concerning your prenatal care, and continues to send you messages after your baby is born regarding your baby’s health and different parenting issues. Sign up today at www.text4baby.org

Services Provided:

 

  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Cervical and Endometrial Biopsy
  • Cervical screenings
  • Colposcopy
  • Doula Services Access
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometriosis Evaluation and Treatment
  • Genetic Cancer Testing
  • Gynecological Surgery
  • HPV testing & prevention
  • Hysteroscopic Surgery
  • Initial Infertility Evaluation and Treatment
  • In-Office Laboratory Services
  • In-Office Ultrasound performed by an American Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (ARDMS)
  • IUD Insertion and Removal – MIRENA
  • IUD Insertion and Removal – PARAGARD
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • LEEP Procedure
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Midwifery Services
  • Myomectomy
  • Natural Family Planning Services
  • Nexplanon Subdermal Birth Control Device Insertion and Removal
  • Osteoporosis Treatment and Prevention
  • Overactive Bladder Evaluation and Treatment
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse Evaluation and Treatment
  • Pelvic Rehabilitation Services
  • Pre-conception Counseling
  • Prenatal care, delivery, post partum care
  • Preventative GYN care
  • PMS Treatment and Counseling
  • Robotic Surgery
  • STD Screening and Treatment
  • Treatment of Abnormal PAP
  • Tubal ligations
  • Urinary Incontinence Evaluation and Treatment
  • Urodynamics
  • Vaginal Reconstruction and Repair
  • Vulva and Perineal Repair
  • Water Births

 

OBSTETRICS AND MIDWIFERY

Pregnancy is one of the most important times in a woman’s life. Having the proper care and knowledge is essential to a successful pre-natal course and birth of your baby. We provide full pregnancy care, from conception through birth, and post partum care. Our experienced team can help you every step of the way on this incredible journey. We offer specialized care in family planning, prenatal care, childbirth, and post delivery care.

Prenatal care is critical to following your baby’s healthy development. Regular prenatal checkups are recommended and will allow for professional monitoring of you and your baby’s health. A regular obstetrical visit should include checking the baby’s heart rate, checking your blood pressure, urine and weight gain. Ultrasounds are performed to visually check the baby’s development, as needed.

Sometimes a pregnancy can become high risk. Our team is able to manage many high risk conditions, including multiple births, gestational diabetes, gestational high blood pressure, thyroid disorders, pre-mature labor, and recurrent miscarriages. For these women, we provide close follow-up, personalized care and specialized techniques to try to achieve a healthy pregnancy. Some pregnancies are so high risk that their care is best managed by a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist, which our team collaborates with, and either co-manages the pregnancy, or refers the patient to these specialists for the remainder of the pregnancy.

Our Practice also offers midwifery services for pregnancies that are expected to be normal. Our Certified Nurse Midwives are Advanced Nurse Practitioners that are specially trained in the art of midwifery. If you want a natural childbirth, or if you want an epidural for your birth, our nurse midwives are there to advocate for your choices. Our nurse midwives are also able to offer hydrotherapy, which is using water during labor and birth, to appropriate candidates. Hydrotherapy decreases discomfort during labor and water birth allows not only for less discomfort for the mother, but also is thought to be a gentler transition for the baby. Historically, nurse midwives emphasize increased labor support. If desired, we have access to doula services for our patients as well.

Trial of labor after cesarean with vaginal birth after cesarean (TOLAC/VBAC) can be offered to qualified candidates. There are several factors considered regarding a woman’s qualifications as a candidate. Additionally, the opportunity for TOLAC/VBAC is limited by availability of one of our practice partners. You may call any of our Nurse Midwives to discuss this further if you wish.

Patient education and patient collaboration is our philosophy for successful care and management. We recommend visiting The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website for trusted supplemental information regarding your pregnancy. You can access the patient education portion of the website at ACOG.org. Throughout your pregnancy, we will provide you with as much educational communication and information as possible to keep you knowledgeable and to assist in minimizing any concerns you may have along the way.

 

GYNECOLOGY AND WELLNESS

Being female is phenomenally complex and the gynecologists at West Jefferson Women’s Health understand the science and physiology of being a woman. They offer complete gynecological care from the diagnosis and treatment of common female medical problems to very complex female medical problems. From the adolescent with menstrual problems to a women going through menopause, every stage in a woman’s life presents unique situations and concerns. That is why it is so important that a woman partners with a knowledgeable and skilled gynecologist. The Gynecologists at West Jefferson Women’s Health have been entrusted with the care of over three generations of women, and have successfully forged lifetime partnerships with these patients.

West Jefferson Women’s Health believes that annual examinations are essential to maximizing their patients’ good health and maintaining their wellness. As a woman evolves, so too do her preventative care needs. It is not solely a pap test that is needed to determine a woman’s good health, but a multitude of screenings to assess her state of well being. The physicians at West Jefferson Women’s Health offer comprehensive annual visits that focus on prevention and the early detection of diseases.

When a patient is thinking about becoming pregnant, West Jefferson Women’s Health offers pre-conception counseling. While it is understandable that all pregnancies are not planned, it is optimal to plan when you are able. At this very important visit, we will take a thorough personal and family history. Additionally, we will evaluate your current immunization status, current medications, over the counter drugs, or herbal supplements, and assess your diet, lifestyle, and physical state. Once these things are determined, our physicians will offer suggestions prior to pregnancy that may need to be resolved in an effort to prepare the patient for the best possible pre-natal health.

A woman’s physical complexity subjects her to various health issues along the way in her life. When gynecological problems occur, West Jefferson Women’s Health providers and staff are there to discern the cause. Sometimes the problem cannot be resolved by conservative means of treatment, and the patient requires surgical intervention. Our surgeons at West Jefferson Women’s Health are exceptionally skilled, so much so that they teach future OBGYN surgeons. They offer the least invasive means possible, whenever possible. They are experts at laparoscopic, hysteroscopic, and robotic surgery, and have the means to provide some surgical procedures in the office, such as endometrial ablation. These in-office surgical strategies not only allow for shorter recovery periods, they also do not expose the patient to general anesthesia, and are typically less expensive than the hospital or surgical center.

West Jefferson Women’s Health offers treatment for patients who are suffering from vaginal prolapses, sexual dysfunction and/or urinary incontinence. Most women believe that it is normal to lose a few drops of urine, or think that with age comes the need for personal protective pads. That is not necessarily the case. Most of these ailments can be corrected or minimized allowing for a better quality of life. Depending on the patient’s situation, several different treatment options are available. These options may include traditional means to correct such as prescribed medications or behavioral modifications, but when more aggressive means are needed; our practice offers the latest treatment innovations. We offer in-office Neuromodulation that stimulate the nerves that control the bladder allowing for better bladder control. We have access to devices that can be used at home that utilize electrical muscle stimulation and biofeedback, which allows your physician to monitor your progress and make adjustments to increase the effectiveness of those treatments. Each woman’s situation is different and the professionals at West Jefferson Women’s Health are able to discern the best plan of care for each patient.

 

 





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