Obstetric services

We are proud to offer exceptional healthcare throughout a woman’s pregnancy, postpartum and beyond. Our obstetrics team is dedicated to providing all our patients with the healthiest and most positive pregnancy and birth experiences possible. We partner with our patients to treat the whole woman and not just her pregnancy.

Whether you just found out you are pregnant or are still thinking about having a baby, the best way to prepare for a healthy pregnancy is to receive timely prenatal care. Our doctors and professional healthcare staff offer a full range of prenatal medical and support services in the privacy and comfort of our obstetricians' offices in Overland Park. Our routine prenatal services include:

  • Well-woman exam
  • Prenatal nutrition counseling
  • General lab tests (blood, urine, glucose)
  • First and second trimester ultrasound
  • Help with managing pregnancy symptoms

Labor and delivery services

We support every woman’s individual birthing goals and therefore believe they should feel comfortable with their labor and delivery options. Our doctors and nurses work one-on-one with women, so they feel confident, prepared and at ease when it is time to have their babies. All of our patients deliver their babies at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. We offer:

  • Assistance with creating a personalized birth plan
  • Non-medical labor pain management
  • Medical labor pain management (IV, epidural, pudendal anesthesia)
  • Obstetric surgery, including cesarean section
  • Vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC)

Specialized obstetric services

Every woman hopes her pregnancy will progress smoothly, but we understand there are times when moms and their babies need extra care, additional health services and special monitoring. No matter if our patients present with a complication in the first trimester or the third, we are well equipped to provide appropriate services for high-risk pregnancies.

Special services for high-risk pregnancies:

  • Management of first trimester vaginal bleeding
  • Screening for genetic issues, including antenatal testing
  • Fetal surveillance
  • Management of miscarriage
  • Referral services to invitro fertilization (IVF)

Postpartum care

Our healthcare team is committed to providing ongoing physical and emotional support and care for our patients during the recovery time following pregnancy and delivery, so they can make a healthy transition into parenthood. Our postpartum services include:

  • Guidelines for postpartum self-care and recovery
  • Breastfeeding assistance
  • Family planning counseling
  • Prescriptions for preferred methods of contraception
  • Referrals to emotional support services


Because women have specific healthcare needs, our practice is committed to providing patients with comprehensive gynecological services, starting from the beginning of their reproductive years through menopause. We offer a wide range of gynecologic services, from basic exams to highly specialized treatments for specific disorders. Our goal is to provide women with exceptional, personalized service, regardless of the type of care they need.

Annual gynecological examinations play an important role in maintaining your health. It is very important that women receive yearly gynecological examinations. They aid in monitoring your overall gynecological health and also check for certain medical conditions that might otherwise go undiagnosed. Our gynecology services include:

  • Well-woman exam
  • Pap smear
  • Colposcopy
  • Clinical breast exam

Birth control

Choosing a method of birth control is a personal decision. Our doctors and physician assistants will take the time to discuss your options and help guide you through the process of selecting the method that best fits your lifestyle, physical health and personal goals. Our gynecologists also offer consultation regarding and administration of the HPV vaccination with Gardasil. Birth control options include:

  • Birth control pills
  • NuvaRing®
  • Ortho Evra® patch
  • Depo-Provera®
  • Long-acting reversible contraception, including Mirena® and ParaGard® IUDs, Implanon® and Nexplanon®
  • Permanent sterilization, including laparoscopic tubal ligation and Essure® procedures
  • Emergency contraception
  • Diaphragm fittings

Menopause and healthy aging

We respect and understand that aging well is an important part of a woman’s health and happiness throughout the changes in her life. We offer gynecological services specific to menopause and healthy aging. Our menopause and healthy aging services include:

  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Strategies and treatments for menopausal symptoms
  • Treatments for post-menopausal vaginal bleeding
  • Evaluation and treatment of urinary incontinence

Specialized gynecological services

Some women suffer from gynecological conditions that require specialized services. Our experienced doctors are highly skilled in diagnosing and treating most gynecological disorders. Our specialized services include:

  • Diagnosis and management of pelvic pain, including endometriosis
  • Management of menstrual disorders, including irregular and heavy menstrual bleeding and painful periods
  • Infertility evaluation and initial treatment
  • In-office ultrasound
  • Minimally invasive surgery

Infertility services

Our caring OB/GYN team understands infertility is a difficult health issue with its own emotional and physical challenges. We are committed to helping you work toward your goal of having a healthy, happy family. We are pleased to offer healthcare, encouragement and support for our patients as we accompany them through the process of trying to conceive.

Infertility causes and treatments

We consider infertility to have been determined when a woman has been trying to conceive for at least 12 months without success. In some cases, evaluation for infertility might be appropriate at six months. Once we verify infertility, we will conduct a medical evaluation to determine a cause and help formulate a treatment plan.

Causes of infertility

While there are many causes of infertility, for women the challenges are often related to ovulation or a condition affecting the uterus or fallopian tubes. For men, infertility is commonly due to an abnormal sperm count. National research suggests that approximately 15% of couples struggle with impaired fertility and in about 25% of those cases, infertility is caused by more than one medical factor.

Medical evaluation

If a couple is experiencing infertility, they will need to be evaluated by one of our doctors to identify the cause or causes. You will need to complete a full medical history at the time of the evaluation, including pelvic infections, abdominal surgeries, previous pregnancies and any other underlying health conditions or symptoms that might be contributing. Your doctor will also want to know about your menstrual cycles and associated pain and cramping.

Men will also need to provide a detailed medical history. The doctor will want to know if he has fathered any children, his occupation and the medications he is taking. Be prepared to discuss how often you are having sexual intercourse and how long you have been trying to conceive.

Testing and treatment

Your doctor may require some additional testing after the initial examination to help further understand why you are having trouble conceiving. These tests might include blood panels, semen analysis, ovulation kits, ultrasound and hysterosalpingogram (HSG or X-ray of tubes and ovaries). The doctor will work with you to determine the appropriate next steps to take.

There are several treatment options for infertility, including medication, insemination, injections and in vitro fertilization (IVF). We encourage each couple to consider their options and make a decision based on their circumstances.

Infertility awareness

We understand your struggle to conceive a child can be emotionally challenging and stressful. Many couples find it helpful to learn that infertility is a medical condition and not something they should feel guilty or ashamed about. We encourage couples who are having difficulty becoming pregnant to come to us for an evaluation and to explore treatment options.

If you are having trouble conceiving or would like more information about infertility and fertility treatments, please contact us at (913) 948-9636 or via email.

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