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Obstetric and gynecologic appointments available in Sisters beginning Aug. 1

Author: , 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM

Starting Aug. 1, St. Charles Center for Women’s Health will see patients at the St. Charles Family Care clinic in Sisters.

Every Wednesday, a provider from the Center for Women’s Health office will be at the clinic to provide obstetric care, well-woman exams, contraceptive management, menopause treatment and other services. The Center for Women’s Health has board-certified physicians, women’s health nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives who collaboratively work together to meet patients’ needs.

Offering the Wednesday appointments at the clinic is part of St. Charles’ effort to make obstetric and gynecologic services more accessible to women of all ages in Sisters, Black Butte, Camp Sherman and throughout the region.

“Women may suffer from problems such as pelvic pain, irregular bleeding and bladder incontinence, but delay seeing a provider because they either feel this is ‘normal’ or they encounter barriers to accessing care,” said Tricia Clay, manager of clinic operations at St. Charles Center for Women’s Health. “As women age, it’s important they see a provider yearly for preventive exams and screenings, and to address concerns they have as they get older and approach menopause.”

Women seen in Sisters who need care beyond what can be provided at the clinic will be referred to the Center for Women’s Health in Redmond to see a board-certified OB-GYN. Any surgical procedures needed can be performed at St. Charles Redmond.

“We are so excited to expand our services to another location, making it more convenient for women to get access to the care they need,” said Dr. Beth Murrill, a board-certified OB-GYN. “We’re very much looking forward to connecting with and supporting the Sisters community.”