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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Richard Allen is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and is experienced in both normal and high-risk pregnancies.View Profile
Dr. Handy is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and is the Chief of Obstetrics at Midtown Medical Center.View Profile
Dr. Jones is certified in obstetrics and gynecology. He practices gynecological procedures such as childbirth and delivery, infertility and menopause.View Profile
Dr. James Dorchak specializes in obstetrics, gynecology and urogynecology. He does reconstructive pelvic surgery, hysterectomies and other surgeries.View Profile
Dr. Thomas Stewart is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology.View Profile
Dr. Villegas, an obstetrician-gynecologist, is credentialed in robotic-assisted procedures and experienced in high-risk and general obstetrics.View Profile
Dr. Kenneth Smith is board certified in general surgery. He specializes in breast care and breast cancer.View Profile