General Obstetrics & Gynecology

Overview

UofL Physicians – General Obstetrics and Gynecology provides care to women of all ages and in all phases of life. Our physicians provide annual preventive exams and screenings, contraceptive counseling and management, pre-conception and obstetric care, management of gynecologic problems and menopause care.  If surgery is needed, our physicians are trained in a wide range of minimally invasive surgical techniques, including advanced laparoscopy and in-office procedures.

Our gynecologists in Louisville offer the highest standards of clinical practice, patient education and patient satisfaction. By ensuring patient understanding, we believe that you as our patient can better participate in your medical care and therefore maintain wellness. In doing so, we partner with you and our team of medical experts to remain your primary health care providers throughout life, thus making the commitment to put your well-being first.

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Diseases & Conditions

Menstrual irregularities

  • Absence of periods (amenorrhea)
  • Infrequent periods (oligomenorrhea)
  • Too frequent periods (metrorrhagia)
  • Heavy periods (menorrhagia)
  • Painful periods (dysmenorrhea)
  • Endometriosis
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)

Uterine problems

  • Uterine fibroids (leiomyomata)
  • Polyps of the lining of the uterus (endometrial polyps)
  • Prolapse of the uterus, bladder, or rectum

Infections and irritation

  • Vaginitis
  • Yeast infection (candidiasis)
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Vaginal and vulvar irritation and skin changes, such as sores, lumps, itching, stinging or burning

Family planning

  • Contraceptive counseling and management (all forms)
  • Placement of long acting reversible contraception
  • Intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Implanon/Nexplanon
  • Surgical sterilizations
  • Preconception counseling

Perimenopause and menopause issues

  • Mid-life health care and menopause management
  • Hormone replacement counseling and management
  • Osteoporosis prevention and management

Breast pain, infections or changes

  • Breast pain
  • Breast infection, such as mastitis
  • Galactorrhea (flow of milk from breast unassociated with childbirth or nursing)
  • Changes in the breasts:
    • Growths or thickening of the breast or armpit
    • Puckering, dimpling or other changes in the skin of the breast
    • Newly retracted nipples, or bleeding or discharge from the nipple
    • Changes in the size or shape of the breast

Obstetrics

  • Family planning
  • Prenatal counseling
  • Infertility
  • Full range of pregnancy, delivery and postnatal care, including vaginal birth and cesarean deliveries
  • Management of ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage
  • Obstetrical emergencies, such as heavy bleeding
  • Gynecologic concerns which may affect or arise during pregnancy

Treatments & Services

Gynecology services

  • Annual well-woman examinations and comprehensive preventive screenings

Office procedures

  • Diagnostic ultrasonography
  • Pessary fitting
  • Biopsies of the vulva, vagina, cervix and uterus
  • Colposcopy
  • Hysteroscopy, including hysteroscopic tubal occlusion for permanent sterilization (Essure)
  • Placement of long acting reversible contraception
  • Intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Implanon/Nexplanon

Surgical procedures

  • Laparoscopic surgeries
  • Removal of the uterus (hysterectomy)
  • Removal of the tubes and or ovaries (salpingo-oophorectomy)
  • Removal of uterine fibroids (myomectomy)
  • Removal of endometriosis
  • Tubal ligation
  • Hysteroscopic surgeries
  • Diagnostic hysteroscopy
  • Removal of endometrial polyp
  • Removal of fibroid
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Tubal occlusion
  • Vaginal surgeries
  • Removal of uterus (hysterectomy)
  • Repair of prolapse of the bladder (cystocele)
  • Repair of prolapse of the rectum (rectocele)
  • Treatment of vulvar, Bartholin’s abcess
  • Abdominal surgeries
  • Removal of the uterus (hysterectomy)
  • Removal of the tubes and or ovaries (salpingo-oophorectomy)
  • Removal of uterine fibroids (myomectomy)
  • Removal of endometriosis

Obstetrics services

  • In-office ultrasound and non-stress test (antepartum surveillance)
  • On-site laboratory for lab draws
  • Free prenatal classes at UofL Hospital Center for Woman and Infants
  • Group prenatal care
  • Total pregnancy care
  • Preconception counseling
  • Comprehensive prenatal, delivery and postpartum care
  • Vaginal birth after cesarean (for those patients who are candidates)
  • In-house physician on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Collaborative care with our Maternal-Fetal Medicine physicians for high-risk pregnancies

Centering Pregnancy

Centering Pregnancy is a pregnancy program offered through UofL Physicians – OB/GYN & Women’s Health which takes prenatal care to a group setting. Women due around the same time get to know each other and learn about pregnancy together. Moms record their own health data, then have a private belly check with the provider. The group learns from the provider (who facilitates the discussion) and from one another.

This model of care ensures moms are engaged in their care and all important health topics are covered. It allows the women to form friendships and discuss what’s important to them.

Women who participate:

  • Are more satisfied with their care
  • Feel more prepared for birth and parenting
  • Have higher rates of breastfeeding

Benefits include:

  • More time with your provider
  • No waiting for appointments
  • Know schedule ahead of time
  • Better health outcomes
  • Self-care
  • Self-confidence
  • More time with your provider
  • Support and friendship
  • Learning and fun

Centering Pregnancy is offered through UofL Physicians – OB/GYN & Women’s Health. This includes groups that meet with our midwives. To join a group, call 502-588-4400.

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Christine L. Cook, M.D.

Specialty Areas: OB/GYN & Women’s Health | General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Areas of Interest: Endocrinology | Osteoporosis

Primary Practice Location

UofL Physicians – OB/GYN & Women’s Health
UofL Health - Chestnut Street Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Suites 410 & 470
Louisville, KY 40202
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Kevin A. Marques, M.D.

Specialty Areas: OB/GYN & Women’s Health | General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Areas of Interest: High Risk Obstetrics

Primary Practice Location

UofL Physicians – OB/GYN & Women’s Health
UofL Health - Chestnut Street Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Suites 410 & 470
Louisville, KY 40202
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Jennifer R. Hamm, M.D.

Specialty Areas: OB/GYN & Women’s Health | General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Areas of Interest: Low Risk and Complex Obstetrics | Contraception Management | Women's Preventive Care | Menstrual Irregularities

Primary Practice Location

UofL Physicians – OB/GYN & Women’s Health
UofL Health - Chestnut Street Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Suites 410 & 470
Louisville, KY 40202
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Ashlee B. Bergin, M.D.

Specialty Areas: OB/GYN & Women’s Health | General Obstetrics & Gynecology | Ryan Family Planning Center
Areas of Interest: Complex Contraception | Reproductive Health | Minimally Invasive Office Procedures | Laparoscopic Surgery

Primary Practice Location

UofL Physicians – OB/GYN & Women’s Health
UofL Health - Chestnut Street Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Suites 410 & 470
Louisville, KY 40202
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Jessica Kline, M.D.

Specialty Areas: OB/GYN & Women’s Health | General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Areas of Interest:

Primary Practice Location

UofL Physicians – OB/GYN & Women’s Health
UofL Health - Chestnut Street Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Suites 410 & 470
Louisville, KY 40202
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Carol K. Brees, M.D.

Specialty Areas: OB/GYN & Women’s Health | General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Areas of Interest: Prenatal Care | Postnatal Care | Centering Pregnancy

Primary Practice Location

UofL Physicians – OB/GYN & Women’s Health
UofL Health - Chestnut Street Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Suites 410 & 470
Louisville, KY 40202

Locations & Contact

UofL Physicians – OB/GYN & Women’s Health

UofL Health - Chestnut Street Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street Suites 410 & 470
Louisville , KY 40202
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Accepted Insurance

UofL Physicians participates in most major health plans in Kentucky. Coverage may vary by specialty. Coverage limitations are dependent on the terms of your personal health plan. This is not a guarantee that all services you receive will be covered by your health plan. Review your health plan provider directory and/or consult with your plan to confirm coverage.

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