Some women focus their healthcare on pregnancy and childbirth, and others are concerned with care before and after their reproductive years. We provide healthcare for every stage of a woman's life.
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For many women, healthcare is much more than an annual exam. Our providers offer a variety of services to meet the specific needs at every stage of a women’s life. We can help if you’re having a baby, need information about family planning or just need help staying healthy. We are committed to giving you the specialized and individual care you deserve.
Expert OB/GYN Care in Marshall
Certified nurse-midwife Dustann Spalding talks about the expert care available to patients at Bronson Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists in Marshall.
Pregnancy and the COVID-19 Vaccine
A conversation about the COVID-19 vaccine and pregnancy with Dr. Amanda Walker, physician with Bronson Obstetrics, Gynecological & Midwifery Specialists, and Dr. Richard Van Enk, Director of Infection Prevention & Epidemiology with Bronson Healthcare.
- Obstetrics – prenatal care and delivery
- High-risk pregnancy support, including coordinated care with maternal-fetal medicine specialists in Kalamazoo.
- Gynecology – routine annual exams (Pap and pelvic)
- Family planning
- Immunization for HPV, Gardasil®
- Detecting and treating breast problems
- Treatment of ovarian cysts
- Treatment of endometriosis
- Treatment of premenstrual syndrome
- Treatment of sexually transmitted diseases
- Abnormal Pap test, including treatment of cervical dysplasia with laser or L.E.E.P.
- Infertility counseling
- Menopause care, including hormone replacement therapy
We believe that women need a complete reproductive exam every one to two years. And although the frequency depends on an individual’s risk factors, these exams act as preventive care. Annual Pap tests, along with pelvic and breast exams, can increase the length and quality of your life.
Your First Appointment
Your doctor needs to know about your health history to provide the best care for you. These forms will be mailed to you. If you do not get them before your visit, please come to the office 15 minutes early to complete the forms. Your first visit will include a review of your health history. A physical exam will be scheduled for another time. Please bring a list of any medicines that you are taking. Make sure we have all of your medical records.
If you are an OB patient, you will visit our office every four weeks during the first seven months of your pregnancy. Then you will visit every two weeks. Towards the end of your pregnancy, we will see you weekly. During adulthood, we believe women need a complete reproductive exam every one or two years. The frequencies of these exams depend on your risk factors.
Routine preventive care includes:
- Pap smear
- Pelvic exam
- Breast exam
If you are having either an obstetrical or gynecological problem and feel that you need to be seen before your scheduled appointment, please call our office. Insurance charges and the time required for the visit will vary according to the specific problem(s).
Your First Baby Overview
Are you a first time mom? If so, you probably have a million questions for our providers. The list below will help you start a discussion about prenatal nutrition so you can get the information and support you need. Our providers are here to ensure that you get the possible care and no questions go unanswered.
Preconception - Before You're Expecting
Preconception health and healthcare focuses on taking steps now to protect the health of a baby in the future. Take this checklist with you the next time you go to visit the doctor and find out the answers to all the questions that you may have.
Conception - When You're Expecting
Pregnancy is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. Knowing that you are doing all you can to stay healthy during pregnancy and give your baby a healthy start in life will help you to have peace of mind.
Health & Pregnancy
Lab & Radiology Overview
Blood work results are received in three to seven days. Pap test results are returned to our office in two to four weeks after testing. If your results are normal, you will receive a card in the mail. If your tests show abnormal results, you will be called. As a reminder, our office will send you a card when it is time for your annual exam.
Bronson BirthPlace - Battle Creek
Our providers deliver at Bronson BirthPlace – Battle Creek which offers a personalized, patient and family centered birth experience. The facility has 15 private birthing suites recently renovated. Each suite features a jetted tub and is designed for labor, delivery and recovery all in the comfort of one room.
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Questions
Bronson is furthering its efforts to make sure you receive equitable, exceptional healthcare that is tailored to your needs.
At your next appointment, you will have the opportunity to add your sexual orientation and gender identity information to your medical record. At this time, we are requesting this information from patients ages 18 and older only.
This data helps Bronson provide patient-centered care as well as see if there are gaps in care or services across different patient populations, including LGBTQ+ people and their families. This data is part of your medical record, so it’s protected by law and will remain confidential.
Our office is among the first practices at Bronson to begin this work. The effort will be implemented throughout the Bronson system next year. To learn more, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.