healthcare for women

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

Can You Heal and Chew Gum at the Same Time?

Gum chewing really helps.  A study including 179 patients who were randomly assigned to gum chewing after laparoscopic gynecologic surgery showed that gum chewers had a faster onset of return to bowel function and required less pain medication.  The mechanism is thought to be one of “sham feeding” where the gum chewing simulates eating and stimulates the pathway of the brain to the vagal (or relaxing part) of the nervous system.  This appears to jump start a cascade of events including the return of electric impulses causing the muscles of the bowel to contract or move things along in a predictable way and increases digestive hormones like saliva and pancreatic enzymes.  Ultimately this improves the time to healing and requires less pain medication.  This study was published in the July issue of The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the most prestigious Journal in our field. The study is graded as Level 1, the  highest level of evidence.

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

Postcards from the Medical Outreach Team, Part 8

Janice

Saturday, April 20

Greetings in the name of the Lord from South Africa,

We had a busy day. At the children’s clinic we were blessed to give care to over 370 of the cutest children age 3 years to 18 years old. We were grateful to God that we only had a slight rain which brought all the children in the building for a short period of time. One of the highlights of the day was hearing the children singing God praises. At the clinic all of the children received some medications and received a sandwich for lunch. Many of the children we saw were treated for worms and many skin ailments. For many of the kids this will be their only doctor visit this year. The children were told that we were here because Jesus loves them. Watching the children in such a large number reminded me that kids are kids. During devotions this morning we talked about how Jesus dealt with the little children, telling His disciples to let the little children come to Me. All and all this day was a reminder to me that we are all God’s children.

Vicky

The glasses station is a very popular place! Black, brown, lipstick red, cobalt blue, animal print, and many more beautiful glasses have gone home with new, very happy owners! Several patients that stand out are a 17 year-old who got some fairly strong near-sighted glasses for the very first time, a dear older lady who broke out into song at getting her glasses (“I can see clearly now…”), and an 8 year-old boy who came in looking very discouraged but left with a pair of glasses and a huge smile on his face. It’s wonderful to see faces light up as blurry symbols become clear!

We are very thankful for the prayers from home to the God who gives us strength to do more than we could ever do on our own!

For the team,

Vicki and Janice” 

To learn more about the mission and the groups that Bernadette, Pransanth, and this team represent, visit www.africachristian.org or www.actionintruth.blogspot.com

Oakland Macomb OBGYN has two 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