Womenâs Health of Central Massachusetts
Worcester – Women’s Health of Central Massachusetts, a private obstetric and gynecological practice, has added a third location, this one in Webster. The main offi ce is in Worcester, with a second location in Marlborough.
The new office opened Jan. 4 at 325 Thompson Rd., near the Hubbard Hospital, after a total renovation of the facility. Two of Women’s Health’s physicians, Dr. Diane Pingeton and Dr. Stanley Surette, are seeing patients at this location.
“The new location is building on practices our physicians already had in the area in connection with Hubbard Hospital,” said Lauren Bavosi, director of development for Women’s Health.
The practice has also grown with the addition of two physicians last September, Dr. Surette and Dr. June O’Connor-Ramsaran, bringing the physician total to 10 and making Women’s Health the largest private obstetric and gynecological practice in central Massachusetts. Seven of the doctors are obstetrician-gynecologists, and three are gynecologists.
The group will add a new specialty, uro-gynecology, in July when Dr. Diego S. Illanes joins the staff. His specialty deals with pelvic problems involving the urinary tract, incontinence and prolapse.
While several of the practice’s physicians have been working together since 1990, they set up Women’s Health of Central Massachusetts as a private, independent practice in 2002. They are affiliated with the UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester and Marlborough Hospital in Marlborough, as well as Hubbard Hospital. They welcome new patients, and accept most major insurance plans.
Women’s Health offers a complete range of health services for women from adolescence through menopause and beyond. The services include pregnancy tests, prenatal care, and infertility counseling and treatment.
“We aim to establish life-long relationships with our patients, starting in their teens, and to see them through all stages of their life,” Bavosi said.
Women’s Health was one of the first practices to offer digital mammograms, adding that capability, which is designed to detect breast cancer at the earliest stages, in 2007. Digital mammography is available at the Worcester facility to patients from all three offices.
The Worcester facility includes a surgical suite for certain types of gynecological day surgeries, also for patients from all three locations.
“We can perform these procedures in a comfortable, nonhospital setting, and patients often find they can get in and out more quickly than with outpatient surgery in a hospital,” Bavosi said.
The practice was also a pioneer in the use of electronic medical records, converting to electronic records in 2005.
“We’re very proud of that fact,” said Bavosi, who helped develop the system as the practice’s health information technology coordinator. “We feel there is a lot of data integrity in the system. Electronic medical records make it much easier to communicate accurately among the staff, and with other physicians and hospitals.”
“Women’s Health is committed to watching what technologies are being developed and adapting them to our practice,” she added.
Women’s Health is a sponsor of the March of Dimes Worcester March for Babies April 17 with a booth with free health information.
For more information about the practice, visit Women’s Health of Central Massachusetts’ website, www.whcma.com or call 508- 755-4861. The Worcester office is located at 100 MLK, Jr. Boulevard, Suite 300, 508-755-4861, and the Marlborough office is located at 340 Maple St., Suite 125, 508-485-1056. The new Webster office is at 325 Thompson Rd., 508-949-3600.
Editor’s Note: the preceding is not an endorsement and is presented for informational purposes only.
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