Selecting a health care provider is one of the most important decisions you will make. When weighing your options, consider what makes Women’s Health Associates unique.
Women’s Health Associates is a group of physicians and certified nurse midwives. They also include a certified physician assistant who specializes in adolescent gynecology. Their female physicians and midwives provide all the obstetrical care for their patients. These two practice groups function relatively independently and patients are free to choose their preference.
Their midwife providers adhere unfailingly to the principle that midwives promote the health and well being of women and newborns through continuous partnership and communication. This midwifery practice model succeeds because their obstetricians respect the midwifery concept of watchful waiting and non-intervention in normal processes.
Their low-risk midwifery patients have the option of giving birth at the Connecticut Childbirth & Women’s Center, the only freestanding independent birthing center in the state. Their obstetricians and midwives also hold privileges at Danbury Hospital for the care of their high-risk patients or those who seek a hospital birth.
Dr. Kenneth Blau, whose practice is limited to gynecology and advanced pelvic floor
repair, has 30 years of experience in minimally invasive surgery.
Dr. Patricia Whitcombe, a certified clinical densitometrist, supervises their bone density program.
Beth Harple, PA-C provides counseling and testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic testingto assess an individual’s risk for breast and ovarian cancer. They also offer Colaris genetic testing for uterine and colon cancer.
Their providers and staff are equipped to meet the needs of their patients who speak Spanish, Portuguese and Greek.