Certified Nurse-Midwives are independent care providers. They specialize in individualized care for pregnant women and provide support and education throughout the process. Nurse-Midwives most commonly work in hospitals and may collaborate with physicians for high-risk pregnancy care. Nurse-Midwives also provide care for women of all ages. They provide well-woman care, contraception, menopausal care, and treatment of general health problems. Nurse-Midwives are able to diagnose and treat medical conditions, prescribe medication, deliver babies, and assist with cesarean section births.
Prenatal appointments are generally with our nurse-midwife, but may also be with our nurse practitioner or physician.
Absolutely! Nurse-Midwives are well qualified to care for women who plan cesarean birth and assist a physician in the operating room.
Swedish Medical Center’s labor and delivery unit offers hydrotherapy (water labor), birth balls, IV pain medications, and labor epidurals. You are also welcome to hire a doula for labor support.
We participate with most local and many national insurance plans. However, it is your responsibility to understand whether your insurance has limits on the doctors you can see or the services you can receive. If you provide complete and accurate information about your insurance, we will submit claims to your insurance carrier and receive payments for services. Depending on your insurance coverage, you may be responsible for co-payments, co-insurance, or other deductible amounts. Please contact our billing office or call your insurance carrier should you have any questions.
"The whole staff are kind and make you feel right at home. I am so glad that this is the practice I went to for my pregnancy. Everyone should have such a caring doctor."
Dr. Gore and Mindy Willits, his Nurse Practitioner, are amazing. The whole staff are kind and make you feel right at home."
"This is the best gynecology office I've ever been to. The staff really cares about the patient. Professional, friendly and fast. Highly recommend!"