DO’S AND DON’TS FOR HEALTHY MOMS AND BABIES!!!
Many women are interested in knowing more about menopause as they approach
this phase of life. The North American Menopause Society, founded
in 1989, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the health and
quality of life during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause
and healthy aging.
The North American Menopause Society’s vision is to be the definitive, independent,
evidence-based resource on mid-life, women’s health, menopause
and healthy aging. Their research benefits the healthcare professional, researchers,
media and the general public.
Menopause is defined by stopping periods for 12 months after the final menstrual
period. It represents the loss of ovarian function, usually because of
aging. Menopause is a normal event. More women are living far past menopause
than they have in the past, therefore there is more emphasis on this
time of life.
An NCMP or NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner is a healthcare professional
who has completed an exam to demonstrate their expertise in the
field. NAMS developed this program to inspire high-quality health care for
women at menopause and beyond. There are four NCMP’s in Kansas with two
residing and practicing in Wichita. Dr. Wyatt-Harris of College Hill OB/GYN
is one of these doctors.
The NAMS website is menopause.org and is geared to helping women and
health care professionals. We are fortunate to have two experts in this subject
practicing in Wichita.
Being a women in today’s world is hard work! Women wear many different hats such a wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, niece, granddaughter, co-worker, and boss, just to name a few. While wearing all these hats, it is easy to forget to care for yourself. Women can get overwhelmed with the needs of others and forget to pay attention to their own needs. In addition, women often have a maternal idea of being self-sacrificing, however this is self-destructive. When this occurs, and they stop attending to their own needs, their ability to care for others will soon diminish.
Therefore, as we prepare for the holiday season and the end of yet another blessed year, please treat yourself to self-care. This self-care may include adequate rest, dietary intake, hydration, exercise, hormone replacement therapy, laughter, faith and healthy relationships with family and friends. In addition women must take time out of their busy schedule to schedule their doctor’s appointments for routine screenings (based on their age) such as a well-women exam and pap smear, mammogram, dental exam, eye exam, dermatology / skin check, and colonoscopy. Women need to understand the importance of preventative healthcare and the best tool for prevention is awareness. Your children and others are watching you. Be a good example, “always put your oxygen mask on first, allowing you to be able to care for others”. College Hill OB/GYN is currently accepting new patients for all 4 physicians and contracts with most major insurance plans and often are available for most appointments within one week of a phone call to schedule. Call 316-683-6766 today to schedule.
Two Kansas doctors stepped in to help deliver a very special patient earlier this month — Lily the Sumatran orangutan.
Both agreed it was a moment they’ll be talking about for years to come.
Daisy, the Sedgwick County Zoo’s 33-year-old orangutan, went into labor early in the morning on Sept. 7. But according to her veterinary team, there were complications that needed a different set of doctors.
“The zookeeper noticed there was a delay in her labor. Normally they deliver very quickly and that wasn’t the case for Daisy,” Laura Whisler, an OB-GYN based in Wichita, Kansas, said.
The veterinarians were at a loss and turned to the local hospital for help.
“One of the veterinarians at the zoo is one of my personal patients that I’ve taken care of,” Whisler said. “She asked me if I’d be willing to help out.”
Whisler and fellow OB-GYN, Dr. Janna Chirby, were told Daisy needed a cesarean section.
While the experienced pair of OB-GYNs have delivered thousands of babies at Via Christi Hospital, this was their first primate.
“I’m an OB-GYN for homo sapiens, humans. Not for animals,” Chirby said.
The doctors quickly devised a game plan. A few minutes after surgery a healthy baby orangutan was born.
“It was very surreal and definitely one of the best days at my job I’ve ever had,” Chirby said.
After a couple weeks in quarantine, baby Lily is now living happily with Daisy at the zoo.
“It’s definitely one of those moments that will be part of our stories that we tell to our grandkids,” Whisler said.
Why choose College Hill OB/GYN?
- All physicians are Board Certified with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG).
- All physicians are women and working mothers.
- We deliver at all three Wichita locations — Wesley Hospital, Wesley Birth Care Center and Via Christi St. Joseph.
- All physicians have surgical privileges at most hospitals and Ambulatory Surgical Centers.
- All physicians are experts with da Vinci® Robotic Surgery.
- All physicians accept all insurance plans.
- All physicians are experienced in treating perimenopause, menopause and post menopause issues.
- Wyatt Harris is one of two physicians in Wichita to be Certified as a Menopause Practitioner by NAMS, North American Menopause Society.
- College Hill OB/GYN is well-established celebrating 32 years of caring for women.
2017- 2018 Business Highlights
2017 Deliveries: 1400
371 Hysterectomies: (347 were Robotic Hysterectomies)
2017 Patient Visits: 21,020
College Hill OB/GYN provides comprehensive obstetric and gynecological care for women of all ages in every stage of life. We treat every patient with compassion, while setting the standards for medical excellence through the implementation of best clinical practices, continuing education and research.
Founded in 1981 by Dr. M. Brown and Dr. Patricia Wyatt-Harris our practice has grown to become one of the leading group practices in obstetrics and gynecologic care for women in and around the Wichita region. With 2 locations in east and west Wichita and 2 additional satellite offices in the surrounding cities of Derby and Haysville, our physicians and staff strive to provide convenient complete obstetric and gynecological care in a multi-lingual setting.
Dr. Anna Stork-Fury joined the group in 2006, Dr. Laura Whisler joined in 2013, and Dr. Chibry joined in 2017. As women and mothers, ourselves, we appreciate and respect the trust each patient places in their caregivers during each stage in their life. We provide after-hours phone coverage 7 days a week to ensure patients receive the care and guidance they need at any time of the day or night. We welcome new patients and accept most major medical insurance plans. We provide diagnostic services such as 2D and 3D sonography, routine gynecological exams, breast health exams, IUD placement and other forms of birth control counseling. We also have staff fluent in Spanish and Vietnamese available to translate.
Surgeries and procedures are performed in our office, outpatient surgery centers, and in the surrounding hospitals. Our doctors are trained in the latest gynecologic procedures, including laparoscopic, robotic, and minimally invasive surgeries.
Our doctors are experienced in the treatment and care of perimenopausal and postmenopausal patients. They will help guide you through the complex issues surrounding menopause, including hormone replacement and other physical and emotional changes.
All physicians are accepting new patients.
We have two locations to serve you:
East: 3233 E. 2nd St. Wichita, KS 67203
West: 834 N Socora St. Wichita, KS 67212