Memorial Healthcare is proud to offer complete obstetrics and gynecology care for patients in Owosso, Michigan, and the surrounding area. As a patient-centered medical home, the specialists at Memorial Healthcare OB/GYN partner with primary care physicians to provide continuous, coordinated care for patients of all ages. Memorial Healthcare is located in Owosso and serves patients throughout the state of Michigan.

National Recognition

Memorial Healthcare, has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading hospitals for maternity care by US News & World Report. The hospital ranked in the top 20% of Michigan hospitals to receive a “high performing” score, which is the highest possible rating.

What Is the Field of Obstetrics and Gynecology?

Obstetrics and gynecology are two medical specialties that focus on the female reproductive system. An obstetrician is a doctor that specializes in caring for patients during pregnancy and delivering babies. They also provide post-partum care after a patient gives birth. Obstetricians diagnose and treat medical conditions that can occur during pregnancy, and perform surgeries related to delivery, such as Cesarean sections.

In contrast, a gynecologist focuses on the overall reproductive system and treats female patients at each stage of life. Gynecologists perform health screenings such as pelvic exams, pap smears, and breast exams. They treat conditions that affect the reproductive system, provide testing for sexually transmitted diseases, and can prescribe contraceptives. They may perform procedures including:

  • Hysterectomy: This is a surgical procedure to remove the uterus, sometimes to treat cervical or uterine cancer.
  • Uterine biopsy: In this procedure, a doctor takes a small sample of uterine cells for testing.
  • Hysterosalpingography (HSG): This is an X-ray test that uses dye to examine the uterus and fallopian tubes.
  • Pelvic ultrasound: This imaging test uses sound waves to capture an image of the uterus.
  • Dilation and curettage (D&C): This is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that removes tissue from inside the uterus. A D&C may be required after a patient has had a miscarriage or terminated a pregnancy, or if the patient needs to have uterine polyps or fibroids removed.
  • Tubal ligation: This is a surgical procedure in which the fallopian tubes are cut or blocked to permanently prevent pregnancy.

Women’s healthcare providers often study the two specialties of obstetrics and gynecology together. Obstetrics and gynecology are often shortened to OB/GYN, and these providers may focus on sub-specialties within their field, such as:

  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery
  • Reproductive endocrinology and infertility
  • Maternal-fetal medicine
  • Complex family planning

OB/GYN physicians receive extensive training throughout four years of medical school and three to seven years of internship and residency.

OB/GYN Services at Memorial Healthcare

The obstetrics and gynecology providers at Memorial Healthcare OB/GYN offer comprehensive health care for adolescent and adult women of all ages. Available services and treatments include:

  • Women’s health and wellness exams (annual and preventative)
  • Birth control consultations
  • Cancer screenings
  • Colposcopy procedures
  • HPV vaccination
  • Incontinence consultation and surgery
  • Intrauterine (IUD) insertion and removal
  • Menopause management
  • NEXPLANON implant insertion and removal
  • Pap smear testing
  • Pelvic floor and prolapse consultation and surgery
  • Preconception and infertility consultation
  • Prenatal care and delivery
  • Teen health

Memorial Healthcare OB/GYN works closely in partnership with the Memorial Family Birth Place for hospital-based labor and delivery care.

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818 W. King Street, Lower Level
Owosso, MI 48867

Phone: 989-729-4292 Fax: 989-725-9012

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1501 Waterford Parkway, Suite B
St. Johns, MI 48879

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About the Providers

Memorial Healthcare OB/GYN is staffed by experienced medical professionals with extensive training and expertise in women’s health. Patients can receive treatment from providers including:

Mario Chaves, MD

Dr. Mario Chaves, MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. He attended medical school at the University of California – San Francisco and completed his residency at Community Medical Centers in Fresno, CA.

I. Stanley Frye, MD

Dr. I. Stanley Frye, MD, is an employed provider of Memorial Healthcare. Dr. Frye has expertise in surgery including robotic surgery and is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Frye attended medical school at the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine and completed his residency at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners.

Kevin London, MD

Board-certified physician, Dr. Kevin London, MD, is an employed provider of Memorial Healthcare, with over 20 years of experience in the field of obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN). He obtained his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C., before fulfilling his residency in OB/GYN at Sparrow Hospital.

Arlanda Smith, MSN, WHNP-BC

Arlanda Smith, MSN, WHNP-BC is a certified Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner serving patients at Memorial Healthcare OB/GYN. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree and graduated with honors from Wayne State University School Of Medicine.

Memorial Healthcare OB/GYN accepts most insurances and is currently accepting new patients.

When to Consult an OB/GYN

For female patients, regular appointments with an OB/GYN are an important part of staying healthy. Patients should see a gynecologist if they are experiencing any of the following issues:

  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Changes in libido
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Incontinence
  • Changes in the menstrual cycle
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Pelvic pain

A patient should also consult their OB/GYN if they are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Patients who are expecting can choose the Memorial Family Birth Place at Memorial Healthcare for labor, delivery, and recovery. The Memorial Family Birth Place serves more than 500 families each year in a comfortable, welcoming environment. Patients can also take advantage of prenatal education classes to prepare for new parenthood.

Choose Memorial Healthcare for OB/GYN Care

Memorial Healthcare strives to be an industry leader in the delivery of health and wellness, using the latest medical technologies and innovations in care. For more than 100 years, Memorial Healthcare has been dedicated to providing compassionate healthcare services to Michigan communities. Today, this non-profit hospital in Owosso, MI treats thousands of patients each year in its seven-county service area. To schedule an appointment or learn more about Memorial Healthcare’s OB/GYN services and providers, contact us today.

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