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. Only the patient will be allowed in the office. No other family members INCLUDING CHILDREN, will be allowed to enter the building. If you have someone accompanying you to your appointment they will need to remain in the vehicle. If this is not possible you will need to call and reschedule your appointment. We are following Executive Orders regarding this measure to help keep you and your loved ones safe. 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 Executive Order 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 THROUGHOUT YOUR APPT. *** This can be a homemade mask, scarf or bandanna and it should cover your mouth & nose.
We are screening patients at the building entrance. If you have a “positive” result you will be asked to go to your vehicle and call one of our physicians for further instructions regarding your appointment. NOTE: IF YOU HAVE TRAVELED ANYWHERE, INCLUDING THE CONTINENTAL US, HAVE SYMPTOMS SUCH AS A RUNNY NOSE, SORE THROAT, COUGH, FEVER OR DIFFICULTY BREATHING – DO NOT COME TO THE OFFICE INSTEAD PLEASE CALL YOUR PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER AND ASK THEM ABOUT STEPS TO TAKE.
We are scheduling both essential and non essential appointments at this time but following Executive Orders in doing so. This means we have reduced the amount of patients we are scheduling on a daily basis to keep our volume manageable.
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