OB/GYN

Affinia Healthcare’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has four board certified or board eligible physicians, and three women’s health nurse practitioners. We also have a certified nurse midwife on staff.

 

Additionally we collaborate with our colleagues in family practice who also provide basic OB/GYN services.

OB/GYN Services Provided

OB/GYN Services provided by qualified Affinia providers are as follows:

  • well-woman care including annual examinations and pap smears
  • evaluation and treatment of abnormal pap smears
  • evaluation, treatment and surgical procedures for a wide range of gynecologic problems
  • prenatal and perinatal care
  • deliveries
  • reversible contraception
    • birth control pills
    • contraceptive patch
    • contraceptive ring
    • long-acting, injectible contraception – “the shot”
  • long-acting reversible contraception
    • intrauterine device (IUD)
    • single rod implantable contraceptive (implant)
  • vaccination against the human papilloma virus (HPV) which causes abnormal pap smears, cervical cancer and genital warts
  • tubal ligations
  • testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections
  • evaluation and basic treatment of infertility
Centering Pregnancy Program

Centering Pregnancy Program

 

As a participant in the Affinia Centering Pregnancy Program, you have the opportunity to receive your prenatal care in a group setting that celebrates and empowers you to be your healthiest, and to have a healthy and fulfilling experience of pregnancy to best care for and nurture your growing baby. The program is a model of prenatal care that provides prenatal care to women in groups – in a supportive environment.

 

There are three essential components to this approach:

 

  • Assessment – time just for you and the provider
  • Education – on topics important to you
  • Support – a stable group allows for building trust and support among each other

 

These are some of the topics we cover:

  • Nutrition
  • Exercise/relaxation
  • Childbirth preparation
  • Infant care and feeding
  • Postpartum issues
  • Communication and self-esteem
  • Comfort measures
  • Sexuality
  • Abuse issues
  • Parenting

 

If you choose to participate in the program, you will have your initial prenatal exam in private with your health care provider. You are then invited to join a group of 8 to 12 other pregnant women to meet regularly for 10 visits at Affinia South located at 3930 S. Broadway. Whether or not this is your first child, pregnancy is a time of transition and a lot of changes. We would like to help you have a positive, healing and healthy experience of nurturing and caring for yourself and your baby. Please join us!

 

Contact Information

 

If you would like more information, or to participate in the program, please call 314-814-8625 (English); or 314-898-1742 (Spanish).