CONTRIBUTED CONTENT — The rapidly growing population of St. George and surrounding communities has led to busier medical offices with more patients than ever. Recognizing the challenges posed by this increased demand, Valley Women’s Health is adapting to ensure that local patients continue to receive the exceptional care they deserve.

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Valley Women’s Health recently adopted a rotating physician call schedule. This new schedule allows the clinic to have a dedicated doctor on-call for labor and delivery 24/7 while maintaining office workflow during normal business hours.

“We’re always making adjustments and doing our best to ensure we’re providing quality care,” Valley Women’s Health OB/GYN Dr. Coby T. Brown said. “We’re striving to provide our patients with efficient clinic visits with minimal delays and decreased wait times. This also allows us to increase our overall available appointments with our providers to meet the growing demands in our area.”

The number of OB/GYN providers in the St. George area hasn’t increased despite significant population growth in recent years. Valley Women’s Health practice administrator Quin Monson said that each of the clinic’s doctors might have as many as 25 deliveries per month, which leaves little time to see patients with other needs at the office.

Along with labor and delivery, the providers at Valley Women’s Health maintain a busy schedule of clinical obstetric services including 3D and 4D ultrasounds, high-risk prenatal care, prenatal education, postpartum care and breastfeeding support, not to mention gynecology. It’s a substantial workload for their staff of seven doctors and two nurse practitioners.

Other offices have adopted this scheduling approach in an effort to provide the best patient care possible. Dr. Chad C. Lunt of St. George OB/GYN is now part of the rotating call schedule at Valley Women’s Health as well.

Despite the rotating call schedule, Valley Women’s Health makes every attempt to keep expecting mothers with their preferred physicians. Patients with a birth plan that includes an induction or a C-section will be scheduled for one of their doctor’s on-call days whenever possible, Monson said.

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“We understand that there’s often a special bond between doctors and their patients, and our doctors love delivering babies,” Monson said.

Valley Women’s Health OB/GYN Dr. Cassandra R. Weidman added that she’s “excited for this strategic evolution in our scheduling model, driven by a commitment to excellence and the well-being of our patients as well as our medical team.

“As a medical practitioner, I wouldn’t work for an organization if I didn’t trust all of my partners to consistently provide the same level of high-quality care as I would for my patients,” she said. “Our dedication to maintaining the highest standards of patient care remains unwavering.”

A woman’s body is always changing, and the quality of medical care she receives can have a monumental impact on her overall wellness. Valley Women’s Health has been serving Southern Utah patients for over 30 years, providing essential care for medical needs from adolescence through menopause and beyond.

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Along with obstetrics, Valley Women’s Health offers a complete spectrum of gynecological care including annual exams and pap smears, premarital exams, birth control and IUDs, STD screenings, family planning education, cancer screenings and hormone replacement therapy. The clinic also partners with Intermountain St. George Regional Hospital to perform surgical procedures such as hysteroscopies, hysterectomies, tubal ligations, urogynecological repair and vaginal wall repair.

Additionally, Valley Women’s Health assists with the diagnosis and management of urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, endometriosis, pre-menstrual syndrome, irregular menstruation, lack of menstruation and other health conditions affecting women throughout every stage of life. With decades of experience in all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology, their providers offer an unrivaled combination of medical expertise and personal care.

Visit or call 435-628-1662 to learn more and book your appointment today.

Written by ALEXA MORGAN for St. George News.

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