Madisonhealth has extensive training and experience in meeting the healthcare needs of women. We have 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.
Why choose an Obstetrician-Gynecologist (OB-GYN)?
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.
OB-GYNs complete four years of medical school with an additional four years of residency training specific to women’s health in order to expertly navigate the host of complex and varying health challenges women face today.
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.
Why choose a Certified Nurse Midwife?
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.
A Certified Nurse Midwife is a trained professional that completes at least a bachelors degree in nursing and a two-year certified midwifery educational program, making them extremely effective providers in delivering expert quality care.
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.
What to expect when being treated by an OB-GYN or Certified Nurse Midwife?
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.
As a general guideline, here are a few things you might expect during an appointment with an OB-GYN or Certified Nurse Midwife:
- Prevent and detect diseases specific to women
- Diagnose health problems with expertise
- Health-risk Assessments
- Prescribe medication as needed
- Perform procedures (e.g. ultrasounds, infertility checks, hysteroscopy, etc.)
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.