From the desk of Spokane OBGYN

September 20, 2017
Spokane OBGYN

Is there a natural way to treat a vaginal infection?

By Amery Baker, PA-C The best answer to this question is: not really. Natural remedies for treatment of vaginal infection have theoretic science behind them and limited evidence supporting use.  When compared to available medications (including over the counter treatments) […]
June 1, 2017
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Once a C-section, Always a C-section?

By Mark Schemmel, M.D. Patients often ask if having had a cesarean once means that they will always require a cesarean.  The fact is that most women who have had a single prior cesarean are candidates for what we call […]
April 12, 2017
Prenatal Supplements

Dietary Supplements During Pregnancy

By Dr. Jason Reuter It is important to maintain healthy nutrition during pregnancy.  Taking the time to meal plan and shop for healthy food is essential.  In addition to obtaining nutrition from food, some women turn to nutritional supplements to […]
January 12, 2017
Spokane-OBGYN Non Invasive Prenatal Screening

Non Invasive Prenatal Screening or Cell free DNA Testing

Non Invasive Prenatal Screening ( N.I.P.S.) or Cell free DNA Testing By Dr. Stovall Introduction: Chromosomal testing with gender identification in the first trimester New to prenatal screening is the N.I.P.S. testing. It is a chromosomal test for Down’s syndrome and […]
December 19, 2016
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Essure Device Safety, What You Should Know

By Dr. Eric Tyler What is the Essure Device? The Essure device is a form of tubal ligation that does not involve incisions on the abdomen.  A small scope is placed into the uterus through the cervix and small coils […]
November 1, 2016
Eating for Two. Spokane OBGYN

Eating for Two

Nutrition is such an important part of pregnancy. Nikkie Strong is a registered dietician and personal trainer in Spokane. She has written an informative segment below on nutrition and has offered her contact information for anyone interested. Please take the […]
September 3, 2016
Baby Blues and Postpartum

Why Do I Feel This Way? Baby Blues and Postpartum Depression

By Shelley L. Northern, ARNP You survived 9 long months of pregnancy, hours of labor and the birth, and now you are home and settling into your new life with your newborn baby.  Although this is typically a very special time […]
July 26, 2016
Shelley Northern

Welcome Shelley L. Northern, ARNP!

Shelley Northern is a Washington native. She grew up in the Skagit Valley and moved to the Spokane area in 2003 in an effort to be closer to her extended family. She earned her nursing degree at Johns Hopkins University […]
July 26, 2016
Eric M Tyler, MD

Welcome Eric M. Tyler, MD!

Dr. Tyler is from a small town in northern Arizona. He graduated from Arizona State University. He then went on to complete both his medical school and residency at the University of Iowa. He is making his home in Spokane […]
June 15, 2016
Zika Virus - FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Zika and Pregnancy

Author: Dr. Reuter What is Zika virus and how do you catch it? Zika virus is a mosquito transmitted virus that usually causes a mild illness. Zika virus is transmitted primarily through the bite of mosquitos; specifically by the species Aedes […]