Women's Health Care
Treating Women across South Central Missouri and North Central Arkansas
For more information about the Women & Newborn Care Center,
call (870) 508-2300, or email WNCC Director Rachel Farris, MSN, RN, at
Until recently, women’s healthcare predominately focused on reproductive
issues while medical research largely ignored other critical healthcare
areas. Now, however, much attention is being placed on specific health
issues affecting women, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and osteoporosis.
Women are now taking more responsibility for their own health and health
education. Due to heightened awareness of disease prevention and healthy
lifestyle choices, women are living longer, healthier and more fulfilling
lives. Also, in partnership with their doctors, many women are becoming
active managers of their own healthcare.
Proficient and Compassionate Medical Services
The skilled doctors and staff at Baxter Regional Medical Center can help
you develop and maintain positive healthcare habits that will stay with
you for your entire life. Regardless of your age, the Women & Newborn
Care Center can customize a healthy living plan to suit your needs. Staying
healthy means you will need to be committed and possibly use some help
throughout the process. Healthcare problem awareness will be important
information for you to have. No matter your medical condition, the Women
& Newborn Care Center at Baxter Regional offers solutions and smart
steps to a healthier and happier you.
Baxter Regional Women & Newborn Care Center
Our Women & Newborn Care Center is designed to meet the unique and
special health needs of women of all ages, ranging from prenatal care
to childbirth to gynecological surgery. The renovated Women & Newborn
Care Center opened in December, 2013, boasting the latest technology focusing
on patient-centered care. The unit features 10 state-of-the-art labor
and delivery rooms, renovated postpartum rooms, 2 new triage exam rooms,
recovery room, physicians’ lounge, nurses’ lounge, remodeled
waiting room as well as a larger, completely renovated nursery, new nurse
call system, and fetal monitoring system.
The Women & Newborn Care Center is now completely secure, with visitors
provided access to enter and exit the unit, providing the most protection
for our smallest patients and their families.
Baxter Regional Comprehensive Women's Clinic
To contact Baxter Regional Comprehensive Women’s Clinic, call (870)
508-3260 or email Brandee Litty, Office Manager, at
Whether you need routine gynecological services or are preparing for the
birth of a new child, Baxter Regional Medical Center can help. Our women's
health specialists are dedicated to keeping our patients informed and
healthy - from prenatal care to menopause and everything in between. We
form a partnership with you and your family that’s dedicated exclusively
to your unique healthcare needs.
Baxter Regional Comprehensive Women's Clinic, the full-services office of
Dr. Corey Smith,
Dr. Maureen Flowers, and Marcella Bramblett, APRN, are part of the Baxter Regional network
of clinics offering the very best care for women of all ages.
Services provided include:
- Full obstetrical services
- Lactation consultation
- Well woman exam
- Osteopathic manipulation
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Initial infertility workup
- Family planning
- Postmenopausal treatment
- Hormone replacement therapy
Minimally invasive surgery -
davinci® surgical system
When to Visit Your Gynecologist
You should visit your gynecologist once a year for different health screenings.
Not every trip to the gynecologist needs to be the same. While it is good
practice to receive a general exam once a year, if you do not have a high
risk of breast or cervical cancer you will only need a pelvic exam and
Pap smear every 3 to 5 years, depending on your age and medical condition.
Talk with your gynecologist about how often you should receive gynecological
exams. Many physicians have different opinions on this issue, so it is
important that you SPEAK UP to let your doctor know what you’re