- January 21, 2019
Seasons Women’s Center has extensive training and experience in meeting the health care needs of women. Our Women’s Center Providers are Robert Meredith, DO, Cameron Codd, DO, Marie Horne, CNM, and Linda Webster, WHNP-BC.
Seasons Women’s Center is one of the only clinics in Rexburg and the surrounding area with both OBGYN and Midwife care. In our unique position we are fully qualified to treat a wide range of women’s health needs from yearly check-ups and prenatal care to specialty gynecological care.
Having an OB-GYN compared to a general doctor opens up a network of know-how to treat a wide range of women’s health concerns. An OB-GYN specializes in women’s health throughout every stage of life, especially with important issues like birth control, pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause.
Their medical training is centered around two very important aspects of women’s health. The scope of obstetrics focuses on childbirth and the care of women giving birth. Gynecology on the other hand focuses on diseases specific to the female reproductive system.
Working with an OB-GYN can offer an incredible amount of support when it comes to the complex challenges women face today. Navigating these challenges can often feel overwhelming and scary, but with an experienced and qualified medical provider it doesn’t have to be that way.
Much like OB-GYNs, Certified Nurse Midwives are highly trained and skilled in caring for women. A Certified Nurse Midwife specializes in a host of women’s health issues including birth control, pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause.
Certified Nurse Midwives foster relationships with patients to help comfort women in a private environment. They are able to prescribe medicine, give prenatal care, and counsel women of all ages.
For patients, choosing an OB-GYN or Certified Nurse Midwife can make an incredible difference in the type of healthcare they receive. Not only can a patient expect to receive the best in healthcare, but they can also expect to have their questions, fears, and other concerns handled respectfully.
As mentioned, having an OB-GYN or Certified Nurse Midwife compared to a general doctor opens up a network of know-how to treat a wide range of women’s health concerns.
The broad scope of medicine in obstetrics and gynecology help to facilitate a broad network of qualified health professionals, and at Season’s Medical, patients have the choice to use an OB-GYN or Certified Nurse Midwife. At Seasons Medical’s Women’s Center our providers are equipped with all the knowledge and tools necessary in treating patients.
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A surgical procedure in which an instrument is inserted through the abdominal wall.
This surgical procedure attempts to restore fertility to women after a tubal ligation.