Women's Health is a priority at Caribou Memorial Hospital. Our family practice providers are available to care for many of your women's health and wellness needs. If needed, our OB/GYN specialist is available 2 days a week to ensure all of your gynecologic concerns are answered. Dr. Franson, Dr. Housley, Heidi Walker, PA-C, and Dr. Packer, (OB/GYN) are available by appointment for your women's health needs.
Gynecology Surgical Specialties
When possible, your surgery will be provided in a minimally-invasive manner to ensure you get the best care and quick return-to-function.
Some of the gynecologic surgeries provided at CMH include:
- Hysterectomy: vaginal, laparoscopic, open/abdominal
- Vaginal sling for urinary incontinence
- Uterine ablation for heavy periods
- Excision endometriosis for pelvic pain
- Cesarean Section
Blood pressure check, breast and pelvic exam, sexually transmitted infection screening, immunization update and contraception counseling and refills.
Colposcopy services in evaluation of abnormal pap tests and LEEP if indicated.
There can be complications with contraception like moodiness and irregular bleeding. We offer personalized assessment of your contraceptive needs and tailor your treatment to your specific needs.
We can do pregnancy tests in office. If you are pregnant, we can offer you education, counseling options, resources and continue care throughout your pregnancy.
Doctors Packer, Franson and Housley all provide pregnancy care at CMH. These experienced physicians work with a specialized nursing team to ensure each patient receives the best possible care throughout their pregnancy. Matching this outstanding level of care, CMH recently added a state of the art Labor and Delivery Unit.