Lakeview's OB-GYN- healthcare team is composed of three doctors and a registered midwife. They stay in one location to save time and better serve their patients, according to Dr. Dean Smith, M.D., one of the three doctors on the team, who has practiced medicine for 24 years.
"It's been a dream come true. We've accomplished a doctor's wish list," said Smith. "A brand new medical facility attached to the hospital for convenience and a certified nurse midwife."
The medical center at-tached to the hospital make baby deliveries more convenient because the doctors and their offices are just down the hall, according to Smith.
"The women's center is like Costco's one-stop shopping. Women can get labs done in-house, there is a fetal testing ward, ultrasounds in office, more procedures in office," Smith said. "These can all happen in one visit."
"I had a vision of a women's center and told Steve Anderson about it. Steve put the ideas of our staff together along with the new medical center addition and two weeks later he had the blue prints for the women's center," said Smith.
"Women won't need to drive anywhere else. This also speeds up time getting results; it makes it easier for the patient," said Nathan Ward, M.D., who has been with Lakeview for two years, and has practiced medicine since 1992.
"Bountiful has an older population. We treat women with anything from prolapse, menopause, urinary incontinence and other things associated with care for elderly women," said Ward.
"As doctors we deal with infertility work-ups, irregular bleeding and menstrual pains frequently," said Ward.
"We have a women's imaging center where you can schedule mammograms, ultra- sounds and Dexa (bone density) scans, "said Nancy Mooy, a certified nurse and mid-wife.
When it comes time for delivery women are also in good hands.
"There are complications with home birth, things can happen, many of the mid-wives that deliver in homes do not have the education needed," said Mooy.
Nancy is a part of the health care team at Lakeview. She is a registered nurse of 25 years and has completed a masters degree. Mooy has been on board for two years now.
Lakeview also has a women OB-GYN, Molly Mears, M.D., who is currently on maternity leave.
Healthcare needs met in the women center include: annual GYN exams premarital exams, cancer screening, abnormal periods, endometriosis, birth control, breast exams, infertility, full obstetrical services, in-office ultrasound, abnormal pap smears, laparoscopic surgeries, menopause management, bladder control problems, treatment of pelvic pain, and mammography scheduling.
The Lakeview healthcare team say they enjoy their job because most of their patients are not terminal. They deal with healthy women who they can usually take care of in one setting.