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Northern Montana Health Care
Obstetrics / Gynecology

Obstetrics/ Gynecology Providers:

Obstetricians and Gynecologists are doctors who specialize in women’s health, pregnancy, infertility, and bleeding disorders in women. From pregnancy to Gynecology, our trained professionals can assist you with your healthcare needs. Its location in our Northern Montana Family Medical Center means ease in offering additional treatment if necessary.

What is an OB-GYN?

An Obstetrician-Gynecologist, or OB-GYN, is a healthcare professional that specializes in female reproductive health.

People trained as OB-GYNs specialize in both Obstetrics and Gynecology:

  • Obstetrics involves working with pregnant women, including delivering babies.
  • Gynecology involves the female reproductive system, treating a wide range of conditions, including sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and chronic pain.

In this article, we look at what an OB-GYN is, what procedures they can carry out, their qualifications, and when someone should see them. We also discuss how a person can become an OB-GYN.

AN OB-GYN is a doctor who has broad and specific training in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

OB-GYNs provide a wide range of preventive care services, including pap smears, STI testing, pelvic exams, ultrasounds, and blood work.

They can answer a person’s questions about pregnancy, sex, reproductive health, infertility, and numerous other topics.

Though recommendations vary with age and change over time, many women see their OB-GYNs at least once a year. Some use these physicians as their primary or only doctor.

Many may see their OB-GYNs as their primary care doctors. Researchers surveyed women about their use of various physicians, finding that 56 percent aged 18 to 40 visited only an OB-GYN on an annual basis. Even some women with a chronic condition primarily saw an OB-GYN.

Procedures we can perform:

OB-GYNs are trained surgeons who can perform a wide range of procedures, including:

  • Cesarean sections
  • instrumental deliveries during childbirth
  • a hysterectomy
  • removing growths, such as ovarian cysts and uterine fibroids
  • surgery to repair pelvic organ injuries

OB-GYNs can also perform a wide range of routine and in-office procedures, including:

  • pap smears to test for cervical cancer
  • STI tests
  • fertility treatments, such as egg retrievals for IVF or egg-freezing
  • pelvic ultrasounds to check the pelvic organs and monitor pregnancy
  • infertility treatments and counseling
  • management of urinary issues, such as urinary tract infections and urinary incontinence
  • treating common problems, such as anemia
  • breast exams and breast health management, including mammograms and other breast cancer screenings


Call (406) 265-7831 to schedule an appointment.

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