At Swedish, the very best care for every woman at every stage of life
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In this article:
- Women’s health experts from Providence Swedish offer advice for care at every stage of life.
- Providence Swedish is home to some of the most innovative treatments available for many of the health issues women face.
- Providence Swedish is committed to ensuring the very best care for every woman in every community we serve.
Providence Swedish and Women’s health took center stage during a recent special edition of KING 5’s New Day Northwest. The special edition of New Day featured women’s health services, with caregivers discussing the innovative, comprehensive care at Providence Swedish and their commitment to ensuring the best care for women from every community we serve.
“Swedish continues to be a leader in every area of women’s health — from prenatal care to menopause to specialized oncology. Providence Swedish is and always has been committed to the most forward thinking, compassionate care for every one of our patients,” says Tanya Sorensen, M.D., executive medical director of the Swedish Women’s and Children’s Institute. “There’s a reason why Swedish delivers more babies than any health system in the Puget Sound region. We offer expert, nationally recognized care, whether that's for the tiniest preemies, or moms having some of the most difficult births. We’re especially proud of our TeamBirth and JUST Birth initiatives, which help ensure that every parent who comes to us has the best possible birthing experience. Swedish also offers extensive services for every other phase of a woman’s life, whether that’s menopause care at our Women’s Specialty Wellness clinic or cutting-edge care at our Swedish Cancer Institute. Our caregivers are committed to providing every woman who comes to us with the best, most innovative, and sometimes lifesaving, care."
Care for every phase of life
The special was hosted by New Day’s Amity Addrisi, who shared her own experiences as a women’s health patient and as a daughter who lost her mother to cancer. Featured on the program were experts in pregnancy and midwifery; perinatal bonding; pediatrics; gynecological surgery; menopause; women’s brain health; and nutrition. Guests included:
- Mary Mittell, CNM, medical director of midwifery at Swedish, who discussed how midwifery supports mothers through pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.
- Psychiatrist Veronika Zantop, M.D., medical director of the Center for Perinatal Bonding and Support at Swedish, who discussed the signs and symptoms of postpartum depression and why some mothers struggle to bond with their new baby.
- Kristen Austin, M.D., an obstetrician-gynecologist at Swedish Issaquah who shared guidance for when kids age out of pediatric care.
- Jesse Marrs, M.D., an obstetrician-gynecologist certified in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at Swedish. Dr. Marrs provided an overview of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and how the procedure can offer relief to women suffering from fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometriosis and other painful conditions.
- Menopause expert Dina Gordon, M.D., who discussed the symptoms of menopause have long been exceedingly difficult for many women and how new treatments are providing welcome relief to women going through the midlife hormonal change.
- Neurologist Nancy Isenberg, M.D., director of the Center for Healthy Aging at Swedish who offered advice on how women can maintain a healthy brain as they age.
- Research Specialist and Health Educator Dina Metti at Swedish’s center for Healthy Aging, whose work focuses on healthy eating and how good nutrition can support brain health.
Watch the full special edition of New Day Northwest here or catch a rebroadcast airing December 28 at 11 a.m.
About Providence Swedish
Providence Swedish has served the Puget Sound region since the first Providence hospital opened in Seattle in 1877 and the first Swedish hospital opened in 1910. The two organizations affiliated in 2012 and today comprise the largest health care delivery system in Western Washington, with 22,000 caregivers, eight hospitals and nearly 250 clinics. A not-for-profit family of organizations, Providence Swedish provides more than $406 million in community benefit in the Puget Sound Region each year. The health system offers a comprehensive range of services and specialty and subspecialty care in several clinical areas, including cancer care, cardiovascular health, neurosciences, orthopedics, digestive health and women’s and children’s care.
Learn more and find a provider
Every year, more babies are born at Swedish than at any other health system in western Washington. Visit our website to learn more about midwives at Swedish and how they can partner with you to create the most personalized birthing experience possible. Swedish has three birth centers — First Hill, Issaquah and Edmonds — making it convenient for people who live or work in the Seattle, Eastside and North End areas. Swedish patients can take classes, meet other families, get help with lactation and go for new parents and well-baby checkups at The Lytle Center for Pregnancy & Newborns at our First Hill birth center. You can also get expert advice there and help with wellness.
If you need a gynecologist, women's health specialist or primary care doctor, Swedish is here for you. Whether you require an in-person visit or want to consult a doctor virtually, you have options. Swedish Virtual Care connects you face-to-face with a nurse practitioner who can review your symptoms, provide instruction, and follow up as needed. If you need to find a doctor, you can use our provider directory. If you have questions about care for your children or want to schedule vaccines and immunizations for them, contact Swedish Pediatrics or your child’s primary care provider.
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This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your health care professional’s instructions.