In the Triad, “Novant Health WomanCare” is a name synonymous with quality-care initiatives designed to meet the unique needs of women. As an organization that is 25-years strong, WomanCare has been a part of the Novant Healthcare system for the last ten years. When it comes to choosing a healthcare provider, few choices are as deeply personal as a woman’s decision for an OB/GYN partnership. Dr. Haley Landwehr shared some insight into what makes WomanCare such a great choice.
“The WomanCare experience brings a host of opportunities for today’s woman. At WomanCare, we have nine doctors on staff, as well as five nurse practitioners and a physician assistant,” said Dr. Landwehr. “Our providers, nurses, dietitian, and sonographers form a dedicated team of professionals who work together as a family to ensure that our patients are cared for—whether it’s for a general gynecological checkup or for those who are preparing to welcome a new member of the family.”
Gynecology and Obstetrics For a woman, her gynecological health is vitally important and therefore, it’s essential that she choose a doctor and facility in which she is comfortable. She must feel safe and able to share concerns or ask questions of the most intimate nature. “At WomanCare,” said Dr. Landwehr, “we realize how important this visit is. As a gynecologist, one of the things that drew me to this field of medicine was the opportunity to grow with my patients. Not only do I get to be there when they welcome a new baby (which is always an exciting time!), but I get to be with my patients through the various phases of their life. It’s a lifelong relationship—one that my partners and I are proud to take part in. The field of gynecology is twofold—we want to provide quality health care to our patients, but we also care about them as people.”
Childcare Services For patients who are moms of young children, WomanCare offers complimentary childcare for children aged six weeks and up. “Judy is our childcare provider,” said Dr. Landwehr, “and she is amazing. Our childcare service is available at our Winston-Salem location, Monday through Friday from 8 AM – 1 PM. It’s a great benefit to moms who need childcare, but may not be able to coordinate it easily, so that they can get to their appointment. Judy is a natural with children and it’s safe, secure, and a valuable resource for our patients.”
Ultrasound “We also have three ultrasound suites. The ultrasound rooms of WomanCare all feature large, wall-mounted televisions, so patients can watch if they want to,” said Dr. Landwehr. “The suites are large enough to accommodate several family members, and, of course, ultrasound technology is amazing and gives us invaluable information. We offer genetic screening ultrasounds and anatomy ultrasounds for all our OB patients.
“But ultrasounds aren’t exclusively for those in obstetric care,” explained Dr. Landwehr. “We also use ultrasound technology for our GYN patients, too, in order to look at the uterine cavity. This can help identify uterine issues such as fibroids or polyps as well as ovarian cysts or masses.”
WomanCare also offers new parents and soon-to-be parents a fun way to share pictures, maybe even a gender-reveal photo, with the Photo Wall Station. A great backdrop with an assortment of pink and blue props makes a trip to the doctor a little more fun! Plus—every new baby gets their own WomanCare purple onesie! “We love to celebrate with families on the arrival of their new babies,” exclaimed Dr. Landwehr.
In-house Lab “Gone are the days when we have to send our patients to another facility for lab work,” said Dr. Landwehr. “We have partnered with Lab Corp so that our patients can have their tests done in our office, rather than making a trip to another location. This is a great value-added service that we offer.”
Nutrition WomanCare is all about the total care of women, including their nutritional health. “We have an amazing, registered dietitian on staff,” said Dr. Landwehr. “She works with our pregnant patients who may be at risk for gestational diabetes, but also helps our other patients with nutrition for weight loss, managing cholesterol through diet, diabetes care, eating disorders, and more.”
Minor Surgeries and Procedures “No one likes to go to the hospital,” affirmed Dr. Landwehr. “It’s time-consuming, expensive, and stressful. Thankfully, there are some minor surgeries and procedures that we can handle in-house now, thanks to our partnership with anesthesiologists from Piedmont Triad Anesthesia.
“We offer a variety of procedures in our Winston-Salem office each Thursday, including hysteroscopy, ablation, removal of uterine polyps and other minor procedures. A full list of the procedures we do is on our website,” continued Dr. Landwehr. “It’s been a wonderful addition to our list of services. It enables our patients to get in and out far more quickly than they would in a hospital, plus there’s no operating room bill with which to contend.”
Other Services In addition to being a unique approach to women’s health care, WomenCare offers adolescent care for young women. “This is a great service to get young girls acclimated to regular gynecological visits and reproductive health care. Also, when we establish these relationships early, we can help young women understand their bodies and be there when questions or concerns arise. We are partnered with Twin City Pediatrics; however, we see adolescent girls no matter who their primary pediatrician may be.”
Dr. Landwehr shared exciting news, too! “Coming soon, we are going to have an app for prenatal education. We are partnered with the Mayo Clinic to put together a wealth of information that women can have at their fingertips! The app should be out by this fall, and we are very excited to make this additional resource available to our patients.”
WomanCare has spent 25 years in the community, building a practice that meets the evolving needs of women in the Triad. This family-oriented environment is warm, inviting, and is a true team. “We love working together,” said Dr. Landwehr. “It is a privilege to work at this practice, with these professionals, and to serve our patients. We love what we do, and we believe it shows in the extra-mile approach we take to give our patients the service they need, expect, and deserve.”
NovantHealthWomanCare’s main office is located at 114 Charlois Blvd. in Winston-Salem. The Clemmons office is located at 4130 Clemmons Road, and the Kernersville location is at 1730 Kernersville Medical Parkway, Suite 104. Appointments for any of these three locations can be made by calling 336.765.5470, or by using MyChart through the Novant Health online patient portal. Visit online at nhwomancare.org. You can also like Novant Health WomanCare on Facebook.
The medical team at Novant Health WomanCare includes:
- Melissa Helman, MD
- Philip Ponder, MD
- Pam Oliver, MD
- Jaleema Speaks, MD
- Laura Ramsay, MD
- David Miner
- Haley Landwehr
- Samantha Sinclair
- Jessica Rhee
- Cindy Backus, WHNP
- Rhonda Dixon, WHNP
- Jennifer Keiger, FNP
- Isabel Munera, WHNP
- Melissa Tharpe, WHNP
- Cristie Gibson, PA-C
- Sandi Hamilton, MS, RD, LDN