New Beginnings offers well woman care throughout the life span. From the moment of a young woman’s first menstrual period, to the season of life beyond menopause, a certified nurse midwife is here to guide women to optimal health.
Kellie Northam, MSN, CNM, is a Certified nurse-midwife and has joined the New Beginning’s family of Midwives. With an advanced education and emphasis on implementing holistic evidence-based care, our nurse-midwives are dedicated to partnering with women to identify each woman’s unique needs and health care values in order to provide the best care possible. Your health is not just an isolated, one-time event. Puberty, pregnancy, birth, and menopause are normal events in a woman’s life. For most women, they are not diseases or emergencies. Midwives view your health as an important part of your life that is linked to other parts of your life. Whether you are pregnant or seeking family planning options, our midwives offer support, education, and treatment, if needed, to help you as you go through life’s changes. We encourage women to become active participants in their health care and learn more about the full range of options available for their women’s health care needs, including:
- General health care services
- Annual gynecologic exams
- Family planning needs
- Treatment of sexually transmitted infections
- Care during teenage years
- Care for pregnancy, labor, and birth
- Menopause care
As independent health care providers, CNMs also work with other members of the health care team, such as physicians and alternative health care providers, to provide high-quality evidence-based care. Our CNM is also able to prescribe medication and treatments for you, including contraceptives, antibiotics, and pain medication when necessary.
The majority of states require private insurance companies to pay for services provided by certified nurse-midwives (CNMs), and Medicaid coverage for CNMs is required in all states. In states that do not require private insurance coverage, many insurance plans still cover CNM services.
We have divided the well woman care cost into (2) categories for simplicity:
- Annual Exams $100 (Your once a year check-up)
- Wellness consultations $50 (Your follow up check- ups, if needed)
New Beginnings will bill your insurance for you. We take nearly all insurance providers. As with all healthcare visits the insurance deductible will need to be filled prior to the insurance covering any of the costs. Lab fees will be collected (if applicable) at the time of the visit.