Knowledge, support and high quality care...
this assistance helps women maintain sound health habits. To ensure that
our patients receive as much attention as they deserve, the staff at
Professionals for Women's Health includes Advanced Practice Nurses
Advanced Practice Nurses are registered nurses who have completed
advanced education in nursing and selected medical studies, as well as a
preceptorship. Nationally certified, they are qualified to provide some
services previously handled only by physicians. APNs care for women who
are in good general health, helping them to enhance their well-being and
prevent problems. Those with more complex health conditions are treated
by our physicians.
The Advanced Practice Nurse Difference|
|An advanced practice nurse spends more time providing health education, listening and discussing with patients their concerns and
expectations regarding their care, including labor and delivery, and providing appropriate guidance.
|Care with a ‘personal touch’. More specifically, an advanced practice nurse nurtures a personal relationship with patients that makes them feel comfortable asking questions and discussing concerns.
|With the care of advanced practice nurses, our patients are able to take advantage of available technology that helps assure good health, safe care and comfort.
Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives
Professionals for Women's Health has two types of APNs on staff:
APN's offer emotional support as well as sound advice, focusing on
wellness and helping patients make informed choices.
- Women's Health Nurse Practitioners manage OB/GYN care for women of all
ages, focusing on wellness, disease prevention and treatment for minor
illnesses. They specialize in prenatal care, family planning, menstrual
disorders, menopause and other gynecological needs.
- Certified Nurse-Midwives also manage women's health care.
In addition, certified nurse-midwives provide labor, delivery and
postpartum care. Studies have found that care by a nurse-midwife is safe
and personalized, resulting in fewer cesarean sections, episiotomies, and
premature or low birth weight babies.
At Professionals for Women's Health, APNs:
- Obtain health histories
- Perform physical exams and Pap smear screenings, with follow-up
- Treat minor illnesses and common infections.
- Address reproductive health concerns, including contraception and
- Order and interpret diagnostic studies and laboratory tests.
- Provide prenatal care with certified nurse-midwives performing in-
hospital, normal vaginal deliveries.
- Immediately notify one of our physicians if they discover a serious
- Promote patient self-care through counseling, collaborating with
physicians and others at Professionals for Women's
Health to ensure that all patients receive the highest quality care.
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