Gynecology

Complete reproductive health care

Gynecology can mean different things at different times of your life. From contraception to cancer screening, first periods to I-can’t-believe-that-happened and everything in between, the physicians, surgeons, nurse practitioners and certified nurse-midwives at WHA are here to help.

Gynecology is the care of the female reproductive system. Sometimes that means screening for disease or signs of an abnormality or counseling you on how to best care for yourself, and sometimes that means helping diagnose and address a particular problem. It always means answering any questions you have about your health. Any questions – we promise!

Some common things we can help with include:

  • Family planning and birth control
  • Screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections
  • Abnormal, irregular or painful periods
  • Pain with sex or other pelvic pain
  • Vulvar and vaginal disease or infection
  • Urinary leakage
  • PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) and PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder)
  • Cervical cancer screening and management of abnormal results
  • Breast cancer screening recommendations and breast exams
  • Perimenopause and menopause symptoms, including hormone replacement therapy
  • Evaluation of infertility
  • Ovarian cysts and uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Whatever you’re experiencing female-reproductive-health-wise, your care team has the training, knowledge and experience to help you figure out what’s going on and how to best address it.

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M. Catherine Schaefer, CNM, ND, MSN - Nurse-Midwife in Portland, OR M. Catherine Schaefer, CNM, ND, MSN
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If you’re pregnant and want to begin care at WHA–or need to schedule an appointment during your pregnancy, call us! Find a provider and location here.

Please have your insurance information handy before you begin scheduling.

This will allow our teams to check whether your plan may require a referral for the care you need or to prepare benefits information to share with you at your visit. If you do not enter insurance information when scheduling, you may be asked to pay a $200-$500 deposit before receiving service.