Women's Health: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Care for Women at Every Life Stage
Doctors who provide medical care for women are obstetricians-gynecologists (OB/Gyn). Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) also dedicate their professional practice to the care of women.
Once you've crossed from girlhood to womanhood, it's a good idea to have a women's health provider to help you with health matters that only women have, such as periods, pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause.
These specialists may be best known for taking care of mothers-to-be (and their unborn babies) during pregnancy, childbirth and after the baby comes. OB/Gyns and midwives also diagnose and treat a wide range of diseases or conditions of the female reproductive system. Cesarean births and gynecological surgeries are typically performed by an OB/Gyn.
Our providers encourage consistant preventative health care through annual exams. This way they can help you prevent problems (or catch them early) through regular screenings, timely education, and counseling on healthy lifestyle choices.
Obstetrics & Gynecology (Women's Health) at PeaceHealth
Our women's health providers who welcome the chance to care for you:
New Beginnings Birthing Center
All our providers care for expectant moms in the New Beginnings Birthing Center at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center. The center offers modern medical facilities with birthing rooms, dedicated childbirth staff, classes and other services to make it possible and convenient for you to stay close to home for your child's birth. Our experienced team of women's health specialists provide annual exams, screenings, education and counsel women to offer support in making healthy lifestyle choices. Our OB-GYNs and Certified Nurse Midwives address a wide range of preventive care and treatment for conditions or diseases of the female reproductive system. They care for mothers-to-be and their unborn babies during pregnancy, childbirth and after the baby is born. OB-GYNs are also licensed to perform surgical procedures.