Well-woman and gynecologic care in Independence, Mo. and other Eastern Jackson County communities
Finding a physician you trust and with whom you feel comfortable and confident is never more important than when choosing your gynecologist. Your relationship with an ObGyn is one for all the stages of your life. Your physician will provide care for your most personal issues, support you through life’s joyful milestones of pregnancy and childbirth, and help ensure you stay healthy and well as you age.
For more than 50 years, the physicians of Healthcare for Women Medical Group have supported women of all ages in and around Eastern Jackson County with compassionate, expert and personalized care. Each of our physicians is committed to listening, educating, guiding, and empowering the women in their care to make well-informed healthcare decisions for their best health.
Comprehensive Gynecological Care
Our practice has a strong focus on prevention, healthy living and activity, using medical treatment when beneficial, and surgical treatment only when necessary. Our physicians offer expertise and experience in:
Annual Well-Woman Exams
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends annual visits for women of all ages. These visits allow your physician to better understand your overall health and share information around preventive health, immunizations and screenings as well as provide counseling in areas such as contraception and family planning. During the visit, your doctor will perform a physical exam, breast exam and appropriate screenings such as a Pap smear, and when warranted, HPV testing. Depending on your age and health, your doctor may also recommend a bone density scan for osteoporosis screening which can be done in our office.
Care for Gynecologic Issues
Our physicians offer expertise in all gynecologic conditions affecting women including:
- Sexually transmitted disease and infections
- Cancers of the reproductive system
- Pelvic inflammatory diseases
- Cervical dysplasia
- Ovarian cysts, fibroids
Specialized Care for Menstruation Issues
Problems with irregular periods, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), excessive bleeding, severe cramping and other menstrual cycle issues can be painful and disruptive. Our physicians are committed to uncovering causes of menstrual irregularities and working with our patients to develop a plan that will bring relief from symptoms and fit their individual needs.
Women who are approaching or have reached menopause have unique health needs and concerns. Our physicians can help you recognize the signs of menopause and will work with you to minimize menopause symptoms and understand available treatments should you need them. We also make sure you’re aware of the latest recommendations for healthcare screenings, dietary supplementation, exercise regimens and menopause symptom relief.
We suggest that young women establish a relationship with a gynecologist once they transition their care from a pediatrician, or earlier if they are having issues such as irregular, heavy periods, require contraception options or have other concerns. We also offer HPV vaccines to our younger patients. Our doctors have the compassionate and understanding manner to address the unique problems of young patients.
For your convenience, our doctors performance many procedures in our office, when needed.
- Pap smear/HPV screening
- Endometrial biopsy
- LEEP tissue excision
- Dexa Scan (Bone density testing)
Our physicians stay abreast of the most recent advances in gynecologic surgeries, including minimally invasive and robotic procedures. Our Independence office is literally steps away from the resources of Centerpoint Medical Center’s and its outpatient surgery center. Our goal is to perform surgery only when that is the best alternative, and aim for the least amount of risk and quickest recovery time.