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FAQ with Our Midwives

Our roster of Midwives is LouAnne Case, CNM, Kathy Figurski, CNM, Kathy McLaughlin, CNM, Sarah Feierabend, CNM, Mary Martinovich, CNM, Julie Hansen, CNM.

Our roster of Midwives is LouAnne Case, CNM, Kathy Figurski, CNM, Kathy McLaughlin, CNM, Sarah Feierabend, CNM, Mary Martinovich, CNM, Julie Hansen, CNM.

Last week was National Midwifery Week. We caught up with our Midwives and asked a few questions about what they do and as you’ll see, they are an amazing part of the Oakland Macomb OBGYN team.

Q: What is the biggest misconception about midwives?

A: The biggest misconception is that, as a Certified Nurse Midwife, is that we help the deliver babies at home. We’re at the office and the hospital every day. We assist women in delivering in a hospital setting (not at home). Some of us have been Nurse Midwives and part of Beaumont’s medical staff for almost 20 years. Most people don’t even know that you can birth at Beaumont into the loving hands of a midwife if you choose! The second thing that most people don’t know is that midwives provide Gynecology care to women of all ages. We see young adolescents, childbearing women and even provide care to women in menopause.

Q: What gets you out of bed every day?

A: The greatest part of our jobs is the privilege to provide personal, individualized care to women and their families! It is awesome to witness the birth of a new child and to share that fabulous experience with each family we care for. We get to know our patients really well and we love having that close connection with each and every family.

Q: Tell us why you decided to practice at Oakland Macomb OBGYN?

A: At Oakland Macomb ObGyn, we have the greatest physicians that wholeheartedly support and embrace the midwifery philosophy! They have always been extremely farsighted in knowing that women deserve to have choices in their care. They realize that women who are healthy and low risk can safely deliver into the loving hands of midwives while having a collaborative practice with the physicians. We work really well together….they respect what the midwives can do and what we have to offer.

For more information on midwives, please call us today and schedule an appointment and consultation or visit http://www.midwife.org/.

Oakland Macomb OBGYN has three convenient locations for your convenience. Our Mission is to Provide Excellent, Comprehensive, Individualized Healthcare For Women Within a Framework of Compassion, Dignity and Service.

We are pleased to offer a complete range of obstetrical and gynecological services to women of all ages in Southeastern Michigan. Our practice includes seven physicians, three nurse midwives, one women’s health nurse practitioner and two physician assistants. Call today for an appointment or a phone consultation – 248.997.5805.

Meet-Us Mondays: Dr. Amy Heeringa

Oakland-Macomb OB/GYN is bringing the Cleveland Clinic to you. Well, we’re bringing part of it, anyway. We are proud to introduce the newest member of our staff, Amy Heeringa, MD.

Dr. Heeringa originally hails from Oakland County and, after years of prestigious training and schooling, we could not feel luckier to be welcoming her home.  Dr. Heeringa attended the University of Michigan for her undergraduate and Medical School training.  After graduation, she was chosen by one of the most selective and prestigious OB/GYN training programs in the country, spending four years at the Cleveland Clinic.  She was widely recruited and sought after by practices throughout the country and we are proud and excited that she chose us.

Please join the entire staff of Oakland-Macomb OB/GYN in welcoming Dr. Heeringa back to Michigan.

Oakland Macomb OBGYN has three convenient locations for your convenience. Our Mission is to Provide Excellent, Comprehensive, Individualized Healthcare For Women Within a Framework of Compassion, Dignity and Service.

We are pleased to offer a complete range of obstetrical and gynecological services to women of all ages in Southeastern Michigan. Our practice includes seven physicians, three nurse midwives, one women’s health nurse practitioner and two physician assistants. Call today for an appointment or a phone consultation – 248.997.5805.

Meet Us Mondays: Dr. Kelly Burke

IMG_0681It’s been a busy few months for our practice as our family keeps growing – like yours. We opened our new Troy office, our third location, and we welcomed in a new doctor. Meet Dr. Kelly Burke, who comes to us from Grand Rapids and is happy to be back home in Metro Detroit practicing Obstetrics.

Dr. Burke had a life changing experience when she once volunteered for a Mission trip to the Dominican Republic where she said she learned the difference between “want” and “need.” Her life and core values were never the same after going and performing deliveries and operations where the only source of light was someone standing over her, holding a flashlight. There were geckos in the operating room, and patients often refused pain killers and narcotics following surgery (surgeries were primarily hysterectomies for enlarged uteruses). Without pain killers, Dr. Burke’s follow-up consisted of making sure patients made it into the ocean to let the twice daily salt water rinse keep the incision clean. It was hard work, but she ended up going back each of the next two years.

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In her spare time, these days, Dr. Burke enjoys kayaking whenever possible, which reminds her of another life-changing experience when she and some friends spent 19-days at sea, sailing from Antigua to the Straits of Gibralter, and then 2 more days sailing through the Mediterranean Sea until they reached their final destination – Spain. On this journey, she and her fellow crew members caught their own fish (sometimes by hand), lived on rationed water, and she learned first hand what a life without abundance can feel like, and what it feels like to live not knowing what the next day will hold in store.

“Life is precious,” says Dr. Burke. “It’s an honor to bring life into this world, and I love every day I have that I get to do it.”

We’re lucky to call Dr. Burke one of our own.

Oakland Macomb OBGYN has three convenient locations for your convenience. Our Mission is to Provide Excellent, Comprehensive, Individualized Healthcare For Women Within a Framework of Compassion, Dignity and Service.

We are pleased to offer a complete range of obstetrical and gynecological services to women of all ages in Southeastern Michigan. Our practice includes seven physicians, three nurse midwives, one women’s health nurse practitioner and two physician assistants. Call today for an appointment or a phone consultation – 248.997.5805

Meet Us Mondays: Dr. Joseph Love, M.D.

Dr. Love is a managing partner of the practice with a special interest in obstetrics and minimally invasive surgery. He is interested in state of the art technology and performed the first robotic hysterectomy at Troy Beaumont.

“That was a thrill and satisfying on so many levels. I knew this procedure could be safer and better, and I knew a robotic hysterectomy was going to be the standard in the future.”

Dr-Joe-LoveDr. Love also has a passion for teaching and was named “Top Doc” by HOUR Magazine in their annual survey.

“Teaching helps me learn, and I consider myself a lifelong learner. Things in our field change every day, and I love that. Everything we do is smarter and safer than it was 10 years ago, and it will be better 10 years from now. I want to be a part of making my field better. When you teach and mentor, you are reminded what it’s like to question things and analyze procedures with a fresh perspective.”

He is board certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and he’s a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Love attended Amherst College for his undergraduate degree and Wayne State Medical School. He completed his residency at Beaumont hospital.

Dr. Love has a wife and three girls he loves spending his free time with.

Oakland Macomb OBGYN has three convenient locations for your convenience. Our Mission is to Provide Excellent, Comprehensive, Individualized Healthcare For Women Within a Framework of Compassion, Dignity and Service.

We are pleased to offer a complete range of obstetrical and gynecological services to women of all ages in Southeastern Michigan. Our practice includes seven physicians, three nurse midwives, one women’s health nurse practitioner and two physician assistants. Call today for an appointment or a phone consultation – 248.997.5805

Meet Us Mondays: Kathleen B. Figurski, M.S.N, C.N.M.

Kathleen B. Figurski, M.S.N., C.N.M. is a certified nurse midwife specializing in providing personalized health care to women.

As a nurse midwife, Kathy provides health care to women of all ages, with an emphasis on health promotion and education. She is qualified to provide well woman exams, pap smears, breast exams, contraceptive options, menopause counseling, and care during normal pregnancy and childbirth.

She received her midwife certificate from the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in Hyden Kentucky. Additionally, she holds a Masters Degree in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and Bachelors Degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Oakland Macomb OBGYN has three convenient locations for your convenience. Our Mission is to Provide Excellent, Comprehensive, Individualized Healthcare For Women Within a Framework of Compassion, Dignity and Service.

We are pleased to offer a complete range of obstetrical and gynecological services to women of all ages in Southeastern Michigan. Our practice includes seven physicians, three nurse midwives, one women’s health nurse practitioner and two physician assistants. Call today for an appointment or a phone consultation – 248.997.5805

Meet Us Mondays: James P. McBride, M.D.

Founding Partner, James P. McBride, M.D., co-founded the practice in 1998 and has a special interest in infertility, obstetrics, and weight loss medicine. He earned his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing.

Following medical school, he completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.

He is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is also a Fellow in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a member of the American Associate of Pro-Life Ob/Gyns, the Christian Medical and Dental Society of America, and the American Society of Bariatric Physicians.

Dr. McBride always has great stories about his five children and how to raise triplets.  Dr. McBride says, “it’s hard to believe it’s been 15 years. Maybe because I see so many babies on their first day in this world, that I get wrapped up in the pride and emotions of it, and it always feels like my ‘first day.’ And now with our new office opening in Troy, I’m as excited today as I was 15 years, ago.”

Oakland Macomb OBGYN has two convenient locations (soon to be three) for your convenience. Our Mission is to Provide Excellent, Comprehensive, Individualized Healthcare For Women Within a Framework of Compassion, Dignity and Service.

We are pleased to offer a complete range of obstetrical and gynecological services to women of all ages in Southeastern Michigan. Our practice includes seven physicians, three nurse midwives, one women’s health nurse practitioner and two physician assistants. Call today for an appointment or a phone consultation – 248.997.5805