Comprehensive Women's Health Services Near You

What is an OB/GYN?

An Obstetrician Gynecologist, or OB/GYN, is a doctor who has been trained in both obstetrics and gynecology and specializes in the specific medical needs of the female reproductive system. The area of obstetrics involves working with matters of pregnancy and child birth, whereas gynecology is more targeted toward treating a wide range of conditions such as menstrual pain, infertility, or ovarian cysts.

Every woman is unique. Our skilled and caring medical providers understand this and are here to provide a range of services specific to a woman's health needs. Whether it's for the diagnosis of gynecological disorders such as bladder control problems and pelvic organ prolapse, or for procedures such as breast exams and imaging, pap tests or child birthing. McLaren is ready to provide women in our communities with the best in specialty services and diagnostics.

Breast Care Center

Located in McLaren Greater Lansing’s Breast Care Center, the comprehensive breast care clinic is a detailed and through breast evaluation clinic. All of our physicians, clinicians, and staff are attuned to women’s needs and with their clinical expertise and understanding of your health concerns they provide superior care.

In addition to individual consultation rooms and private dressing areas, you can expect a clinical breast exam, review of any recent imagining studies (mammogram, breast ultrasound, MRI) and have recommendations explained thoroughly. Additional imagining, stereotactic core biopsy, ultrasound guided core biopsy, and cyst aspirations will be performed during clinic when possible. If you need surgery, it can be scheduled through the clinic.

Gynecology

Your OB/GYN (obstetrician and gynecologist) will assist you with some of the most important health concerns of your life, including birth control, childbirth or menopause concerns.

These are often very personal issues, so It's important to find a gynecologist you trust - someone with whom you feel comfortable. Women often find the right physician by getting a referral from a friend or from their primary care physician.

Often, your primary care physician can perform some of the important screening procedures, but will offer good referral information if a specialist is needed.

At McLaren our board-certified gynecologists and family medicine physicians are your personal advocates, ready with the medical support you need to take control of your own health. Comprehensive services include:

  • Preventive care, like pelvic exams, mammography and bone density tests
  • Proactive care, like immunizations, weight management and contraception counseling
  • Reparative care, for problems like urinary incontinence, fibroids and heavy periods
  • Restorative care for menopausal symptoms, like insomnia, decreased sex drive and hot flashes

Specialized Treatment for Gynecologic Cancers

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If you are diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer, your next step is to visit with a gynecologic oncologist to begin evaluation and treatment planning. At Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Greater Lansing, your gynecologic oncologist will manage your treatment plan - whether it includes minimally invasive surgery or chemotherapy – and will work closely with radiation oncologists should you need additional specialized treatment.

  • Cervical Cancer
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
  • Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
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Obstetrician or Midwife, the Choice is Yours

Our gynecologists and obstetricians provide quality care for mothers who are new or experienced with the childbirth process. The OB/GYN specialists have decades of experience and are known for their compassionate and personal care.

Midwifery is a family-centered childbirth option available to you at McLaren. A certified nurse midwife is educated in two disciplines, nursing and midwifery. Midwives serve as mentors and caregivers for women seeking active participation in the "normal, healthy process" of pregnancy and birth.

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