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Marilyn C. Derksen, MSN, CNM, ARNP

Certified Nurse Midwife

Midwifery

Accepting New Patients

About

Professional Statement

I strive to connect with women and their families on a personal level, respecting them as individuals with their own set of cultural and spiritual beliefs and recognizing that every woman’s birthing experience is unique. My dedication to empowering women to lead healthy lives, through education and provision of quality health care, and my passion for enabling families to benefit from a positive birth experience have energized me for over thirty years. We moved to Seattle from Lancaster, PA (where I worked in a busy midwifery practice for 13 years) in June 2011 to be closer to family. First 2 granddaughters were born in 2013 and 3 more in 2016—all girls! Only 2 live in Seattle and I spend as much of my free time with them as possible. The other 3 live in Ontario, Canada—I try to visit them 2-3x/year. I also enjoy Cross-fit, kayaking, knitting, reading and traveling. I lived, practiced, and taught midwifery in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for 20 years.

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Accepts 45 Insurance Plans

Please contact the practice directly to confirm your health plan is accepted
  • Aetna Behaviorial Health Health Management (Behavioral Health)
  • Amerigroup Healthy Options
  • Apple Health (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Asuris
  • Beechstreet
  • Bridgespan (authorization required, otherwise not in network)
  • Cenpatico/Coordinated Care (Behavioral Health)
  • Childrens Health Program (CHIP)
  • Cigna (Behaviorial Health)
  • Community Health Plan of Washington (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Coordinated Care Health Options
  • CorVel Disability Management PPO
  • Coventry/First Health (most products accepted)
  • First Choice Health Network (all programs accepted)
  • Greatwest Healthcare (all programs accepted)
  • Group Health Cooperative Alliant Plus/Connect (with authorization from GHC)
  • Health Management Network
  • Health Systems International (Behavioral Health)
  • Healthsmart
  • Healthy Options (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Holland American Cruise Lines
  • Humana Gold
  • Interlink Transplant Services (transplant services only)
  • Interplan
  • Labor and Industries
  • LifeWise Health Plan of Washington LifeWise Preferred
  • Managed Health Network (Behavioral Health)
  • Medicaid Out of State (must have approval from plan)
  • Medicare
  • Molina Healthcare Washington Apple Health
  • Multiplan/PHCS (all programs accepted)
  • Optum Health Tricare Only (Behavioral Health)
  • PacifiCare
  • PPONext (Concentra)
  • Premera Blue Cross Heritage Signature (clinic restrictions)
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)/Multiplan (all programs accepted)
  • Regence Blue Shield Blue Cross/Blue Shield out-of-state
  • Soundpath Health
  • TRICARE Prime (PC zip code restrictions)
  • Uniform Medical Plan
  • United Healthcare Choice
  • United Healthcare West PCN HMO
  • Veterans Affairs (authorization required)
  • Washington Apple Health (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, DCHS and HCA)
  • Wellpoint (Behavioral Health)
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Education

Yale University School of Nursing

Board Certifications

American Midwifery Certification Board
Certified Nurse Midwife

Clinical Interests

  • Antepartum And Postpartum Care
  • Birth Control
  • Breast Examination
  • Intrauterine Device
  • Lactation Support
  • Nexplanon
  • Pap Smear
  • Postpartum Care
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Care
  • Reproductive Health / Contraception
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section
  • Vaginitis
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Languages

  • English
  • French

Practice Locations

Marilyn C. Derksen practices at one location

Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill