Obstetrics and Gynecology
As a full-service family medicine practice, our providers can provide care for a wide variety of life stages, including pregnancy, reproductive care and other women’s health preventive screenings.
Compassionate, Expert Guidance, Whether It’s Your First Child or Your Newest Addition to the Family.
Pregnancy, birth and postpartum care can feel overwhelming.
Lakewood Family Medicine’s OB partners are here to listen and empower you with leading resources and medical expertise so that you can make the best decisions for yourself and your family.
At the beginning of your pregnancy, you will meet with our OB nurse to outline both your and our expectations for prenatal, delivery and postpartum care. Our expert providers are here to partner with you as you prepare for your child’s arrival.
We’re here for you with:
Partnerships with Holland Hospital’s state-of-the-art facilities and staff
Expertise for high-risk pregnancies, premature births and C-sections
Timely responses to your questions through the health portal
Family medicine for you and pediatric care for your little one as they grow
To monitor your progress, we will schedule out the following appointments:
|Suspected pregnancy||Office visit to confirm pregnancy|
|Weeks 1-10||OB Nurse Visit|
|After week 10||OB Physical|
|Time||Frequency of Check Ups|
|Weeks 10-27||Every 4 weeks|
|Weeks 28-34||Every 2 weeks|
Our office also provides women’s health education and basic preventive exams for reproductive health. Some of these services and exams include:
- Pap Smear
- Breast exam
- Birth control, including implanted devices
- Hormone replacement therapy
The following screenings are preventive in nature and covered by most insurance plans. Contact your insurance provider for exact coverage information.
For the full list of preventive exams and the recommended age and regularity of these screenings, visit our preventive healthcare page.
|Starting Age/Risk Factor||Service|
|Family history of breast, ovarian, tubal or peritoneal cancer||BRCA risk assessment and genetic counseling/testing|
|Sexually active||Contraceptive counseling|
|21||Pap test every 3 years, every 5 years after age 30 if normal and HPV negative, stopping at age 65 if normal and HPV negative|
|40||Mammogram every 2 years|
|Up to age 65||HIV counseling and screening|
|First prenatal visit||Bacteriuria screening with urine culture, hematocrit or hemoglobin screening, Hepatitis B screening, HIV screening, iron-deficient anemia screening, Rh incompatibility screening|
|24-28 weeks pregnant||Gestational diabetes screening|
|Postpartum||Breastfeeding support; depression screening, counseling and intervention|