OUR GOAL in creating Grand Traverse Woman’s Clinic was to assemble a first-class team of doctors with just the right mix of intelligence, experience, compassion and approachability to best serve our patients. Our providers each bring a unique combination of clinical expertise and patient sensitivity. The doctors who make up our practice are all husbands or wives, moms or dads—just like many of you. We’ve been through hard labors of our own, had mothers and sisters facing hysterectomies, had to ask those “uncomfortable” questions during an exam and have also experienced the peace of mind that comes with having a trusted physician.
It’s not just our physicians who will make you feel at home—when you enter our waiting room you may be struck by its inviting feel. No hospital-white walls here! Instead, you’ll be greeted by a friendly receptionist (who’s not hidden behind a sliding window!), a bulletin board plastered with our most recent arrivals as well as community information and offerings for our patients. Our trained medical assistants also add a level of comfort as they guide you to exam rooms, take blood pressure and collect necessary information for your visit. And if you call our office, don’t expect to get a machine during office hours. We have a real person to answer the phones and your questions.
But perhaps most important is our view on women’s health itself. We strongly believe that the best patient is a well-informed one. By educating the patients who have entrusted their care to us, we seek to empower these strong, vital women. And that is truly a goal worth achieving.
***COVID-19 PLEASE BE ADVISED***
If you need additional information about COVID-19 and pregnancy please go to www.cdc.gov. Many of your questions can be answered there.
WE ARE TAKING THE FOLLOWING MEASURES AND APPRECIATE YOUR UNDERSTANDING. WE KNOW THIS CAN BE TROUBLING BUT IT IS ESSENTIAL IN REDUCING THE SPREAD OF COVID-19.
We care about you, your loved ones and our staff staying healthy. We are limiting the number of people we are allowing into the office . We are allowing 1 support person (18 yrs of age or older) to accompany pregnant patients to their Pregnancy Confirmation visit and to their 20 week ultrasound appointment. For all other visits, we ask that only the patient come to the office. CHILDREN/INFANTS SHOULD NOT ACCOMPANY YOU TO VISITS. If you are in need of a caregiver to escort you to your appointment, such as a child escorting an elderly, frail parent or a parent escorting a minor child, we make exceptions to the MDHHS guidelines and will allow this. However, we need to be notified by you if this is the case.
***BASED ON CDC RECOMMENDATIONS – FOR YOUR PROTECTION AND OURS WE REQUIRE THAT YOU WEAR A MASK WHEN YOU ENTER THE BUILDING AND ASK THAT YOU KEEP IT ON SO THAT IT COVERS YOUR NOSE & MOUTH THROUGHOUT YOUR ENTIRE VISIT. *** This can be a homemade mask, scarf or bandanna and it should cover your mouth & nose.
NOTE: IF YOU HAVE COVID SYMPTOMS, HAVE BEEN RECENTLY EXPOSED OR RECENTLY TESTED (and do not yet have results) – DO NOT COME TO THE OFFICE, CALL US TO RESCHEDULE YOUR APPT. IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS – WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU CALL YOUR PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER AND ASK THEM ABOUT FURTHER STEPS TO TAKE.
We are screening patients as they check-in with health questions and temperatures. If you have a “positive” result, your appointment with us will be cancelled and you will be asked to go to your vehicle and call your Primary Care Provider for further instructions regarding your need for testing. Once you have been cleared by your Primary Care Provider and are symptom free, please contact us so that we can reschedule your visit with us.
We are scheduling both essential and non essential appointments at this time but following MDHHS guidelines for safety in doing so.
When you arrive at the office please do the following: STOP at the entrance until you are called to the check-in desk. Please maintain a social distance of 6 ft. between you and any other patients while waiting. Once you are ready to be checked-in, please have all your information handy (drivers license, insurance card, any updates to address or phone numbers) so that we can get you checked in as quickly as possible.
When you enter the room, please make sure you wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before seeing the provider.