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Simply better care for women

Compassionate, comprehensive care for women.


For every stage of a woman’s life.

As the traditional caregivers and decision makers for families, women hold a special place in the world. They also have a broader range of health needs and require more specialized care throughout their many life transitions, from pre-puberty to post-menopause. Because of their unique makeup, Columbus Regional Health devotes a full spectrum of services to women throughout their lifetimes.

Women’s Care At-A-Glance

Breast Care

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Lactation Services

Bone Density Studies

High-risk Pregnancy Unit

Gynecological Surgery

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Birthing Center

Urogynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

What We Offer for Women

WHAT WE OFFER FOR WOMEN

Whatever your healthcare needs, Columbus Regional Health is here for you, particularly during your childbearing years. Our gynecologists, obstetricians, radiologists and surgeons provide a full range of programs and tests for screening and evaluating the health of reproductive organs. For our pregnant patients, Midtown Medical Center has a high-risk pregnancy unit if you’re at risk for complications. Our maternal fetal medicine specialist can diagnose your baby’s condition using advanced level 2 ultrasound technology and perform certain procedures in utero such as blood transfusions. When it’s time for your baby to be born, our birthing center is staffed with experienced, specially trained nurses. And if your child needs critical care, the region’s only level 3 NICU is just down the hall.

Your Caregivers and Providers

YOUR CAREGIVERS AND PROVIDERS

At Columbus Regional Health, you are treated by physicians and nurses who are specially trained to address your needs and conditions. Our board- certified obstetricians, gynecologists and other specialists are here to guide you through issues with your menstruation cycle and ovulation and to counsel you on proper breast care. Past childbearing, our providers help you transition into the hormonal changes that occur during menopause, as well as with reconstructive surgery and the prevention of osteoporosis. Columbus Regional Health specialists, including our highly experienced urogynecologist and breast imaging radiologists, provide you with a level of care you won’t find anywhere else in the region.

Centering Program

CENTERING PROGRAM

As one of six perinatal centers in Georgia, Columbus Regional Health often treats women experiencing high-risk pregnancies. One of the unique ways we do that is through our Centering Program, where moms experiencing a high-risk pregnancy meet with their provider along with other moms going through the same struggles and the same challenges. As a result, these patients get more support and experience better outcomes.

Breast Care Center

BREAST CARE CENTER

As a woman, you’re more susceptible to certain cancers, including breast cancer. At our Breast Care Center, we help women detect breast cancer earlier through a proactive approach to breast care, routine screenings and advanced diagnostic tools and procedures, such as 3D mammography, breast ultrasound and breast MRI. Learn more here.

Bone Density Scans

BONE DENSITY SCANS

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too much bone or makes too little bone. As a result, bones become brittle and fragile and tend to break easily. One in two women over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Bone loss increases after menopause when estrogen levels drop sharply. DEXA Bone density scans are available at Columbus Regional Breast Center.

What Columbus Regional Health Has for Your Baby

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Our state-of-the-art maternal fetal monitors allow us to monitor the health of both mom and baby. If a problem arises in utero, our maternal and fetal medical specialist may be able to perform a procedure to correct the problem.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Should your baby be born extraordinarily early or needing critical nursing care, Midtown Medical Center has a 40-bed, level 3 neonatal intensive care unit. It’s the only one of its kind for 21 counties.

Women’s care providers at Columbus Regional Health have board certifications in the following areas:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Lactation

    Lactation

  • Maternal Fetal Medicine

    Maternal Fetal Medicine

  • Neonatology

    Neonatology

  • Anesthesiology

    Anesthesiology

How Columbus Regional Health Helps New Moms

Lactation Services

Lactation Services

Understanding the importance of newborns getting nourishment from their moms, we have three board- certified lactation specialists on staff at Midtown Medical Center to help you and your baby with breastfeeding.

Education Classes

Education Classes

Columbus Regional Health is committed to helping you get the most out of welcoming a new member into your family. So, we offer early pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and siblings classes, along with Bootcamp for Dads.

The WarmLine

The WarmLine

Got a question? Just because you’ve been discharged from the hospital doesn’t mean you can’t turn to us with questions. That’s why we created the WarmLine, a hotline for questions about breastfeeding, diapering, bathing and more. Call (706) 321-3765 with questions.

Columbus Regional Medical Group Physicians

For every part of your health and wellbeing, Columbus Regional Medical Group physicians are committed to providing simply better care for women. These doctors specialize in gynecology, obstetrics, urogynecology and other areas specific to women’s care.

Richard L. Allen

Richard L. Allen

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Richard Allen is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and is experienced in both normal and high-risk pregnancies.

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Kendall M. Handy

Kendall M. Handy

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Handy is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and is the Chief of Obstetrics at Midtown Medical Center.

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Jefferson C. Jones II

Jefferson C. Jones II

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Jones is certified in obstetrics and gynecology. He practices gynecological procedures such as childbirth and delivery, infertility and menopause.

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James M. Dorchak

James M. Dorchak

Urogyneclogy | Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. James Dorchak specializes in obstetrics, gynecology and urogynecology. He does reconstructive pelvic surgery, hysterectomies and other surgeries.

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Thomas R. Stewart

Thomas R. Stewart

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Thomas Stewart is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology.

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Timothy P. Villegas

Timothy P. Villegas

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Villegas, an obstetrician-gynecologist, is credentialed in robotic-assisted procedures and experienced in high-risk and general obstetrics.

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Kenneth L. Smith

Kenneth L. Smith

Breast Care | Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Kenneth Smith is board certified in general surgery. He specializes in breast care and breast cancer.

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Columbus Regional Breast Care Center
2200 Hamilton Road
Columbus, Georgia
Midtown Medical Center
710 Center Street
Columbus, Georgia
Northside Medical Center
100 Frist Court
Columbus, Georgia