UC OB-GYN: The Place for Women's Health Care Needs

CINCINNATI—UC Physicians OB-GYN are seeing new patients and gearing up to become known as the premier provider of women's obstetric and gynecological health care in the region.

“All the pieces are starting to come together. It’s going to happen,” says Arthur Evans, MD, who was recruited from Texas Tech University in 2007 to chair UC’s OB-GYN department and expand the clinical practice.

And there’s already visible change, which will be showcased at a public Open House from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, on the eighth floor of the Medical Arts Building (MAB),

222 Piedmont Ave.,Clifton .

Evans began by building a collaborative practice to include specialized care in maternal-fetal medicine, gynecology-oncology, urogynecology and nurse-midwifery. He then relocated the practice to 6,000 square feet of gleaming new space with a relaxed, comfortable feel that incorporates esthetics and function.

“The environment is spa-like now, which is the expectation when women choose their OB-GYN,” says division director Kellie Flood-Shaffer, MD, who was recruited by Evans from Texas to teach and practice at UC.

“We have an opportunity to give the women in the UC community and the women of Greater Cincinnati something that they do not have now: a single site where the very best providers can attend to all of their OB-GYN needs from adolescence throughout their adult lives, whether they need a routine annual exam, diagnostic testing, a surgical procedure or subspecialty referral and care,” says Flood-Shaffer.

Ironically, Evans finds himself in a goal-oriented position similar to one he was in 35 years ago. After graduating from Harvard University in 1970, Evans was a UC College of Medicine student (Class of ’74) walking the very same Academic Health Center halls he does now with visions of a bright and shining future ahead. A career in academic practice led him led him to Texas Tech in 2003, where he became chair of the OB-GYN department.

It’s a devotion to academic excellence at UC that began with his father, Dr. Arthur T. Evans II. “My father did his surgery and urology training here after World War II and was the director of UC’s urology department from 1960 to 1984.

“It was a time when urology was a burgeoning field, and my father trained many of the urologists in the city. My family has a strong tradition with the College of Medicine. Both of my brothers, Bill (Class of ’76), a urologist, and Charles (Class of ’79), a pathologist, attended medical school here, as did my cousin, John Porter (Class of ’77), and my nephew, Blake Evans (Class of ’08).”

The position at UC was an inviting challenge because, Evans says, “the department already had a strong tradition of excellence in research and education, but to be successful in academics today you need research, education and excellence in patient care with a large, active practice.” 

To that end, University Hospital (UH) is also a key component of the total care approach.

“UH has just completed construction of beautiful new OB-GYN facilities on the first floor of the Hoxworth Building for the OB-GYN resident practice, and the Center for Perinatal Medicine and the Labor and Delivery/Postpartum facilities are undergoing a complete renovation,” says Evans.

The UC general OB-GYN faculty provides in-patient obstetric care, surgical care and other in-patient services at UH, which has also undergone recent renovation in all areas providing women’s health services. They also have offices at the MAB and University Pointe in West Chester. Many of the specialty providers provide care at other hospital locations throughout the region as well.

“The model of care we are trying to make available to women is one of a variety of options designed to meet the needs of the community we serve,” says Donna Belcher, midwifery section director.

Adds Evans: “There was a time when women would only think about coming to UC Physicians and our department if they had a special or unique problem, but now we have the region’s only women’s health care system that seamlessly integrates all OB-GYN services and subspecialties together. We don’t have to send patients off site or outside UC Physicians.” 

For more information or to make an appointment call (513) 475-8588 or visit www.ucphysicians.com. 



















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