Obstetrics and gynecology care for women
From running after our kids to running to our next meeting, our bodies are strong enough to take on anything life throws at us. Staying healthy isn’t just so we can do it all – it’s so we can enjoy it all. Whether you need an annual visit, want to get started on birth control or have questions about family planning, we’re here with the expert care you deserve.
HealthPartners and Park Nicollet has the largest team of board-certified OB-GYNs in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. You’ll find doctors from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of practice styles at more than 20 locations. That way, it’s easy to find an OB-GYN who is right for you and close to home. We can help you with preventive exams, screenings, immunizations, illnesses and more.
Care and treatment we offer
From birth control, to family planning, to heavy periods and menopause – our OB-GYNs are here to answer your questions and help you stay healthy. Some of the more common things we can help you with include:
Prenatal care, pregnancy and childbirth
Our OB-GYNs offer support for your growing family, from before the first pregnancy test to delivery and on into motherhood. When you
We offer a full range of
Well visits and preventive care
Also called annual exams, we start with routine checks of your height, weight and blood pressure. These appointments may also include Pap tests and breast exams, when needed. Your annual exam will adapt to meet your changing needs over time, from helping you understand your birth control options to answering questions about your period or the symptoms of menopause. Your annual exam can also include additional services such as sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening, vaccines and mammograms.
Reproductive counseling and fertility care
Wanting to start a family is one of the most important and exciting decisions you can make. But about one in ten women have difficulty getting pregnant. If you’ve been trying to get pregnant for 12 months or more without success, you might have a fertility condition. If you struggle to conceive, know that medical options are often available.
We can assist with counseling and treatment options related to female fertility. Various tests are available, including lab screenings, fertility tests and ultrasounds. The results of these tests will help us recommend the best treatment options for your unique needs. We have many clinicians who may offer intrauterine insemination, or we can connect you with reproductive specialists who offer advanced treatment options including in vitro fertilization (IVF). Lifestyle changes like monitoring your cycle, maintaining a healthy weight, reducing the amount of alcohol you drink and
If you’re concerned that your partner might have
We can assist with counseling and treatment options, from planning to have a baby to concerns about infertility. We can connect you with fertility specialists and others who offer advanced treatment options, like intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Painful or heavy periods
OB-GYNs or gynecologists can diagnose and treat period pain and heavy periods. While some cramping at the start of your period is normal, we can help you if period pain is interfering with your daily activities and doesn’t feel better with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication. We can also help you with heavy periods by diagnosing the cause of heavier bleeding and working together to outline a treatment plan that works for you.
Our OB-GYNs can help diagnose bladder control issues and pelvic floor disorders. We can evaluate your symptoms and connect you with one of our urogynecologists, if necessary.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
Our OB-GYNs and gynecologists offer confidential screening and treatment for STIs like chlamydia, herpes, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, HPV, HIV or other infections.
Gynecologic surgery options include office-based procedures like ThermaChoice and Novasure for treating heavy periods, as well as da Vinci surgery with robotic technology for pelvic organ prolapse, endometriosis resection and hysterectomies.
Perimenopause and menopause
We guide women through perimenopause and menopause, treating symptoms with a range of effective therapies such as hormone therapy, vaginal estrogen and low-dose antidepressants.
No matter what you turn to us for, our OB-GYNs are here to help you find answers and work with you to create a personalized treatment plan.
Other services we offer
- Pregnancy tests
- Pap tests
- Pelvic exams
- Breast exams
- Treatment for vaginal dryness and discomfort
- Treatment for painful intercourse
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
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Your first visit with an OB-GYN focuses on meeting your doctor and answering any questions you have. Depending on the goals of your visit, your visit might include:
- Routine check of your height, weight and blood pressure
- Pelvic exam
- Breast exam
- Pap test
- STI screenings
- Hepatitis B, HPV, flu and other vaccines, as needed
Most often, you’ll have your first appointment between 6–12 weeks. If you’d like to be seen earlier, you are welcome to make an appointment the moment you think you might be pregnant. Choose an OB-GYN and
See your OB-GYN for wellness visits and preventive care at least once a year. If you have symptoms like period pain or unusual bleeding, or if you think you might be pregnant, you should make an appointment as soon as possible.
If you’ve been trying for at least a year to conceive, it might be time to talk to your doctor. After a physical exam, we’ll recommend fertility testing for you and your partner. If we find that there are any medical