Women's Health

Our goal is to provide you with safe and timely care. In response to COVID-19 precautions, we’ve adjusted our care approach beyond in-person office visits. Our expanded telephonic and telehealth visits increase access to your care provider – all from the safety and comfort of your own home.

We have adopted new processes at our clinic sites to ensure your continued safety. Here’s what you can expect:

  • All patients will be required to wear masks upon arriving at any Memorial Health System facility, and will undergo a health screening, including a temperature check, before entering. All patients are screened for symptoms of COVID-19. If you are experiencing a fever or respiratory symptoms including cough, sore throat, cold or flu, you may be referred directly to a respiratory clinic or another local clinic for evaluation.
  • In-room or over-the-phone registration whenever possible.
  • Waiting areas adjusted to observe social distancing.
  • Dedicated respiratory care screening clinic located at South Sixth.
  • Memorial Physician Services clinic sites have established dedicated appointment areas for patients experiencing respiratory or other illness symptoms. Your doctor’s office will provide you with additional information and local availability.

As a woman, your healthcare needs change throughout your lifetime. Memorial Physician Services – Women’s Healthcare is committed to providing high-quality care that’s mindful of your comfort and privacy at all stages of life.


Many young women have their first well-woman exam during their teenage years. It’s an ideal time to build a trusting relationship with a healthcare provider who can answer questions about your menstrual cycle, birth control or other issues.

Your provider can also administer important vaccines during the teenage years, including the vaccine for the human papillomavirus (HPV). This vaccine can protect against certain types of cancer, including cervical cancer.

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Well-Woman Visits for All Ages

An annual gynecological exam – often referred to as a “well-woman visit” – is crucial at any age. A well-woman visit provides an excellent opportunity to discuss with your physician how to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and minimizing health risks. Your provider will assess the health of not only your reproductive organs and your breasts, but also your heart, lungs and overall wellness. A Pap smear may also be performed to test for changes to the cervix that may lead to cancer.

Well-woman visits are an opportunity for you and your provider to talk about issues like sexual health or birth control. It’s important that you feel comfortable and confident in your relationship with your provider. Our compassionate team at Memorial Physician Services – Women’s Healthcare is ready to serve your healthcare needs.

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Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum

Pregnancy and childbirth signal one of the most significant changes in a woman’s life. If you are pregnant, or wish to become pregnant in the near future, we can help ease your concerns and plan for a healthy pregnancy for you and your baby.

The classes offered by the Family Maternity Suites at Memorial Medical Center can help you, your partner and your family feel comfortable with the changes on the horizon. Learn more about those classes and sign up here.  

Your obstetrician will oversee your entire pregnancy after conception. Each month, you’ll meet with your doctor for regular checkups and to monitor the health of your baby. Providers at Memorial Physician Services—Women’s Healthcare take every step to prepare you for a healthy delivery and recovery. From taking time to answer each question at that first appointment to providing postpartum checkups, our goal is to ensure you both understand and enjoy the pregnancy journey.

We’re also committed to caring for your health during the crucial postpartum period. Although your focus may be on your baby, it’s important to care for yourself as well – physically and emotionally. If you believe you are experiencing depression or other emotional challenges following the birth of your child, we can connect with you with compassionate mental health providers who can help.

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Our team can perform many common procedures in the comfort of our office, on an outpatient basis. These include IUD placements and removals, subdermal contraceptive implant insertions and removals, hysteroscopy, cervical and endometrial biopsies and treatment of cervical pre-cancers.

Our gynecologists are surgical specialists who are also experienced in more complex procedures like hysterectomies, removal of ovarian cysts and vulvar skin lesions and sterilization procedures, among others.

Common procedures

Office procedures:

  • Colposcopy
  • LEEP
  • Endometrial biopsy
  • IUD insertion
  • Nexplanon
  • Vulvar biopsy
  • Hysteroscopy

Surgical procedures:

  • Hysteroscopy
  • Dilatation and curettage
  • Endometrial ablation/resection
  • Laparoscopy
  • Ovarian cystectomy
  • Oophorectomy
  • Sterilization procedures
  • Hysterectomy​
  • Cesarean section
  • Salpingectomy


Menopause can trigger many changes in a woman’s body as she transitions to a new stage of life. Our team can help you understand and adapt to those changes, and weigh options like hormone therapy. We are also able to provide in-office bone density screenings to diagnose issues like osteoporosis, which can affect your strength and mobility after menopause.

Several of our providers specialize in caring for women during perimenopause, menopause and after menopause. To learn more or make an appointment with one of these providers, call our office at 217-757-7932.

Connect With Us

We are located on the second floor of the Baylis Medical Building at 747 N. Rutledge, Springfield. To make an appointment, call our office at 217-757-7932.

In addition to our regular hours, Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., after-hours service is available by calling our office number.