Dr. Claire Herrick


As an OB/GYN, I want to encourage women to not delay their routine care.


Editor’s note: Presbyterian Rust Medical Centers provides a monthly health column for the Observer. 

Throughout the pandemic, we saw many patients delay routine medical care.

As we continue to see daily COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations decrease, now is the time to get caught up on any care that you may have delayed.

According to a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation, women were more likely to have gone without health care during the pandemic compared to men. These gaps in care could translate to higher numbers of women experiencing severe health issues in years to come.

As an OB/GYN, I want to encourage women to not delay their routine care.

At Presbyterian Women’s Care our team of physicians and certified nurse midwives can address any of your OB/GYN needs including preventative screenings like mammograms, pregnancy care, support during and after birth, and surgical and non-surgical treatments for conditions of the female reproductive system.

Along with outpatient OB/GYN care and birthing services, we’ve expanded to offer a number of specialized services, including menopause services, urogynecology care, and diagnosis and treatment for breast and gynecologic cancers.

Our new menopause services focus on the care and treatment of symptoms due to changes in a woman’s reproductive hormones. Our menopause specialists are certified by the North American Menopause Society and can help you with physical and emotional issues that come up during this unique period in your life.