Welcome to Women's Health First!
The Women's Health First Group at Spectrum Health Pennock offers a comprehensive array of clinical services to treat a wide variety of medical conditions particular to women.
Offering high-quality care for women at every stage of a woman's life, we know that caring for a woman takes more than just good "medical" care. To us, we know every woman is more than just a patient - she is a mother, a daughter, a sister, and a friend. That is why we are dedicated to caring for the whole woman!
We are proud to provide a comprehensive set of clinical and surgical services to specifically treat and diagnose medical conditions particular to women's health. Among the most common are:
Minimally Invasive, In Office Procedures
At Women's Health First, we offer a variety of minimally invasive procedures right in our offices. These procedures range from treatment of symptoms to procedures that investigate the cause of symptoms. We can perform the following procedures in our offices: Permanent Contraception, Hysteroscopic, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Uterine Ablation, LEEP, Condyloma, Cervical Cryosurgery, and Essure® Sterilization.
da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System
Our da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System uses a combination of high-definition 3D magnification, robotic technology and miniature instruments to enhance our surgical skills. We utilize the FDA-approved da Vinci® Surgicalto perform a variety of minimally invasive robotic procedures to include and not be limited to hysterectomies, fibroid removals, pelvic floor procedures and cancer. We invite you to learn more about our robotic surgeries.
At Women's Health First, we provide comprehensive Obstetrical Care that adheres to the standards of prenatal and postpartum care for OB patients as set by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). This includes Childbirth services at a newly renovated Labor and Delivery Unit, Inpatient Care within the Family Birthing Center, Lactation Consultants, Lactation Support Groups, Breastfeeding classes, a Post-Partum Depression Support Group, and a Partnership with High Risk Maternal Fetal Medicine Providers.
As a member of Spectrum Health Pennock , we can offer breast evaluations and care in one setting. You can see an appropriate specialists including medical oncologists, radiologists and surgeons.
Our speciality is providing routine gynecological care, including family planning, Pap test screening, urinary incontinence, birth control, infertility and hormone replacement therapy.
To respond to the unique needs of women, we offer a variety of strategies to help promote good health for women, including It's the Right Age, digital mammography, cholesterol screening, smoking cessation programs, vaccinations, nutrition counseling, exercise recommendations, health education and substance abuse counseling programs.
Menopause can be a confusing and frustrating time. At Women's Health First, we understand women often have questions and concerns as they approach menopause including whether or not to begin hormone or other therapies. Our staff is experienced in addressing these issues and will offer advice and care that is tailored to your specific needs.
Should you need to be hospitalized, our location near Spectrum Health Pennock Health enables us to coordinate the admission process smoothly. In addition, we can oversee your care while you are in the hospital.
Osteoporosis is a major concern for women before and after they reach menopause. Our primary care delivered in our office, combined with our Spectrum Health Pennock partnership, allows us to provide you with the most advanced technology for measuring bone strength along with a group of on-site specialists to provide or recommend additional services if required.
Digital Mammography and Breast Ultrasounds
At Women's Health First, comprehensive digital mammography, breast ultrasound, and breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are available for the most efficient detection of abnormalities in the breast. In comparison with the traditional mammography screening, digital mammography has revolutionized clarity and radiologists’ ability to detect cancer.
For women with higher risk factors, a strong family history of breast cancer, or breasts difficult to examine with mammography, breast MRI is available to complement mammograms. If an abnormality is detected, a stereotactic breast biopsy can help women learn more about their health and proceed with a treatment plan if cancer is present.
Information For New Patients
For your first office visit, please remember to bring the following information. This information will help us to speed up your check-in time and also help us in gathering the necessary information on your prior medical history.
- Dates of past surgeries and hospitalizations
- Dates of prior pregnancies
- Date of last menstrual period
- Outside records to the office prior to visit if possible