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WakeMed Physician Practices Women's Center
Physicians Office Pavilion
WakeMed North Healthplex
10010 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 205
Raleigh, NC 27614
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Office: 919-350-1380

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  • Our Obstetrics and Gynecology Doctors are:

    Andrea Crane, MD Margueritte Gilkey, MD, FACOG Curt Jacobs, MD, FACOG
    Amantia Kennedy, MD Elizabeth Kim, MD Netasha McLawhorn, MD, FACOG

    Our Physician Extenders:

    Julie Stembridge, RN, MSN, CNM Sharon K. Varner, RN, MSN, CNM

    The warm, welcoming environment of the WakeMed Physician Practices - Women's Center will make you feel right at home, and provide the comfort and confidence you want for all of your obstetrics and gynecological needs. Our team of highly skilled physicians offers personalized treatment for women of all ages. Whether you are looking for an outstanding obstetrics doctor or gynecologist exam, the WakeMed Physician Practices' Women's Center provides excellent, advanced health care from pediatric gynecology to women who are experiencing menopause.

    All Phases of Life
    At the WakeMed Physician Practices Women's Center, we provide a full range of services for women of all ages, from annual pelvic exams to pregnancy counseling and checkups, help with getting comfortably through menopause, pediatric gynecology, and gynecological surgery, when needed.

    Our specialties include:

    • Prenatal Counseling
    • Low- and High-Risk Pregnancies
    • Infertility
    • General Gynecological Health
    • Gynecological Surgeries, Including Laparoscopic Surgery
    • Pre-Menstrual Syndrome and Other Menstrual Problems
    • Endometriosis
    • Menopause
    • Urinary Incontinence

    We provide inpatient care at WakeMed Health & Hospitals, where we perform surgeries and deliveries. WakeMed Raleigh Campus is a tertiary care referral center and has a Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery (NICU) for critically-ill newborns. In 2015, WakeMed will open the county's fifth full-service hospital right next door - North Women's Hospital. Virtual tours are available of our Raleigh Campus birthing center.

    Find a Gynecologist
    At the Women's Center, our physicians provide a wide range of services for women of all ages.

    • Gynecologist Exam: This exam typically involves a brief discussion of your overall health, followed by the main parts of an annual gynecologist exam: a breast exam, a pelvic exam and a Pap test. Your gynecologist doctor may also feel your throat to see if you your thyroid is enlarged and listen to your heart and lungs. Urine and blood samples may be taken if deficiencies or abnormalities are suspected.
    • Routine Obstetrics Exams: Generally, pregnant women will visit their obstetrics doctor monthly for about the first seven months, for blood tests, blood pressure tests, and tracking the baby's movement and growth. The visits increase in frequency during the last 8-10 weeks to delivery. An obstetrics doctor also cares for patients experiencing high-risk pregnancies.
    • Pediatric Gynecology: Adolescent girls who are going through puberty and approaching menstruation, or who have started menstruating, benefit from gynecological exams.
    • Family Planning: An obstetrics doctor or gynecologist doctor can help families with pregnancy planning, offering assistance with issues ranging from infertility to contraception.
    • Menopausal and Geriatric Gynecology: A gynecologist doctor sees patients whose bodies are changing as they move through and beyond menopause, conducting bone density and other tests, and providing guidance and treatment for issues like hot flashes.
    • Gynecological Surgery: Millions of women undergo gynecological procedures each year, some that are considered fairly routine and minor (like dilation and curettage, or D&C, which is used to diagnose or treat abnormal uterine bleeding) while others, like hysterectomies (removal of the uterus) are more extensive.


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