Division of Obstetrics, Gynecology, Midwifery & Family Planning
The division of Obstetrics, Gynecology, Midwifery & Family Planning takes an innovative, multidisciplinary approach to women's health, offering complete gynecologic care for women of all ages from adolescence through your senior years. We're redefining the doctor-patient relationship to one where patients are more actively engaged in the decison-making process for their treatment and continued care. Simply put, we combine modern science-based medicine with holistic, complementary and alternative medicine to achieve better outcomes. Our skilled and dedicated team of health care providers is committed to providing compassionate, respectful and non-judgemental care to women of all ages while being fully committed to training the next generation of providers in women's health care.
Our first-class team of physicians, certified nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners are specialists in women's health, focusing on the whole person and making use of all therapeutic approaches and disciplines available so you can make the most of your life and achieve optimal health and well-being. Our interdisciplinary team of care providers have implemented a unique model of integrative care. We combine conventional western medicine with alternative or complimentary treatments, such as acupuncture, massage, and Reike. We provide a wide range of care, from health maintenance and healthy pregnancy care to complex conditions including cervical dysplasia, pelvic pain and cancer prevention. We collaborate closely with our sub-specialists in Maternal-Fetal Medicine to manage high-risk pregnancies. Our physicians maintain expertise in cutting edge surgical techniques including advanced laparoscopy and robotically-assisted vaginal hysterectomies. We've created a women-centered environment and work with you to develop a comprehensive preventive and/or treatment plan for the best possible outcome.
The Division of Obstetrics, Gynecology, Midiwfery and Family Planning is responsible for training University of Minnesota medical students for their ObGyn clerkship, and residents in continuity clinics, labor and delivery and in the operating room. Our Ryan Residency Training Program provides clinical training in comprehensive women's reproductive health care and residents are exposed to high patient volumes at two community clinics serviced by our faculty. Certified Nurse-Midwives and advanced practice nurses are also part of the academic mission and actively teach Ob/Gyn residents, medical students and nurse practitioner students. The faculty present at Grand Rounds and faculty surveys continually find high engagement and interest in teaching and mentoring among division members. The primary focus in this division is to provide a strong nucleus for resident education in general obstetrics and gynecology and primary women's health care. A large percentage of Minnesota's future women's health practitioners will be trained at our main clinic site.