Partners in OB & GYN will be closed on Friday, December 29th and on Monday, January 1st. The Providers and Staff with you a Happy & Safe Holiday Season!
Partners in OB & GYN will be closed on Monday, December 25th and Tuesday, December 26th. The Providers and Staff with you a Happy & Safe Holiday Season!
We are thrilled to offer you the opportunity to access your patient information online and at your convenience. With the POG Patient Portal you may view your past and upcoming appointments, prescription and vital signs history.
The Patient Portal has been recently updated. The upper left box is no longer available to download information. The detailed information has been updated into the visible tabs on the left side of the page.
Your person patient information is available on our Portal Website. https://webview.emds.com/PartnersinOBWV
You may access the Patient Portal directly from the link above or copy and pasted. Please note that the entire web address as shown must be typed in to access your Portal. Your private Portal information USER name and PASSWORD will be provided you either at your appointment or via the US Mail.
Your user name is assigned by POG. The username is in all CAPITAL letters. There is a space between your first and last name. A middle initial may be used, or hyphenated last names may be combined. Please check your Patient Portal letter.
IMPORTANT- On the webview page, please enter your name, your temporary password and please check the box to reset the password. You will be asked to change your password at the next screen. Please note, POG has pre-registered you, you are not a new patient on the webview.
Password requirements are:
- Password is case sensitive.
- Must be at least 6 characters long.
- Password must include at least one number and one letter.
- One character must not be a letter or number. Such as ) ! # $ % & (
- Password cannot contain your login name.
- Password cannot be reused with the last 5 entries.
In the Patient Portal you may view your past and upcoming appointments, prescription and vital signs history. You may access your laboratory results on the Patient Portal after the doctor has signed them.
If for any reason you are unable to access the Portal website or need your password reset; please call the office at (319) 233-8865 during business hours.
Business hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30 am to 5 pm Friday 8:30 am to 4 pm.
Thank you for choosing Partners in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Partners in OB GYN is proud to participate in the
First Annual Share the Love Diaper Drive 2017!
Imagine having to cut back on a basic necessity like food in order to provide diapers for your baby. For 1 in 3 families in the Cedar Valley area, diaper need is a regular struggle.
Please drop off your donation of UNOPENED DISPOSABLE DIAPERS in any size or brand at Partners in OB GYN or one of the partner organizations to benefit area Women’s Shelters and babies in need.
Diaper collection now until February 24, 2017. Thank you!
Updated Reception Desk Telephone Hours are:
Monday to Thursday 8:30 am to 5 pm.
Friday 8:30 am to 4 pm.
Updated Office Hours are:
Monday to Thursday 7:30 am to 5 pm.
Friday 7:30 am to 4 pm.
PATIENTS ARE SEEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Partners in Obstetrics and Gynecology wishes to announce the departure Dr. Anthony Onuigbo. Dr. Onuigbo will be leaving Partners in Obstetrics and Gynecology effective December 31, 2016 to pursue a new venture. We wish Dr. Onuigbo the very best in the future. All patients will continue to receive uninterrupted care from our other providers.
A new abstract presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine annual meeting shows a benefit for low-dose (81 mg) aspirin for women who have experienced a single pregnancy loss before 20 weeks (miscarriage) in the past year. The low-dose aspirin group of women had an absolute 9.2% increase in the rate of live birth. There was no increase in pregnancy loss, major fetal, neonatal, or maternal complications. The drug was well tolerated (small increase in minor vaginal bleeding and minor gastrointestinal upset) and the cost of treatment was low (approximately $2 for the pregnancy). The women took the medication prior to attempted pregnancy daily for up to 6 menstrual cycles, or if they conceived, up to the 36th week of pregnancy. They also took folic acid. For women who did not meet the criteria (single pregnancy loss prior to 20 weeks in the past year), there did not seem to be a benefit. The proposed mechanism is improved blood flow and placental attachment, and anti-inflammatory effects of aspirin. The final analysis is still pending on this study, and will be known as the EAGeR trial (The Effects of Aspirin in Gestation and Reproduction).
From: OB.Gyn. News, Susan London
A study published in JAMA in 2013 compared outcomes of 264,758 women who underwent robotic assisted hysterectomies versus women who had laparoscopic hysterectomies in 441 hospitals between 2007-2010. The researchers found no difference in complication rates, rate of blood transfusions, but did find a large difference in cost. The robotic procedure was found to cost on average one-third more than laparoscopic surgery. The majority of patients went home by 2 days (80% in robot versus 75% in laparoscopic). The cost of robotic surgery was $8868 versus laparoscopic surgery was $6679. Most hysterectomies are prescribed for conditions that are not life-threatening and risks include a loss of sexual responsiveness, depression, chronic constipation and higher risk for osteoporosis and heart disease. In addition, the robotic surgery is and will continue to drive up costs of the health care system in this country.
From New York Times, JAMA, 2013
A new Norweigian study shows a possible link between folic acid supplementation and lower autism and autism-spectrum disorder. The study was published in JAMA in 2013. Folic acid was supplemented from 4 weeks before conception to 8 weeks afterward. Folic acid use during this time period is also know to decrease the risk of central nervous system defects (neural tube defects) in pregnancy and is the reason for universal recommendation for prenatal vitamins prior to and during pregnancy. The recommended supplementation for folic acid in a normal pregnancy is 400 to 800 mcg depending on the source.
From OB.Gyn. News, Mary Ann Moon, ACOG practice bulletin #33