Women’s health

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University of Minnesota Physicians is nationally recognized for excellence in women's health care, using our innovative, multidisciplinary approach. Teams of advanced practice nurses, primary care physicians, gynecologists, oncologists, obstetricians and other specialists provide comprehensive, coordinated care for all stages of a woman’s life. We also conduct research, including clinical trials of new prevention and treatment strategies. This means that you’ll benefit from the latest innovations in prevention, detection and treatment as well as access to clinical trials and breakthrough therapies.

Conditions we treat

Our physicians provide care for a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Breast cancer
  • Breast disease (noncancerous)
  • Cervical cancer
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gynecologic cancer
  • High-risk pregnancy
  • Menopause
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Preterm labor
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Uterine cancer
  • Kidney disease

Featured clinics and services

Continence Clinic – consultations to assess bladder-related problems and determine treatment
Dysplasia and HPV Clinic – care for women with abnormal Pap results, precancerous cervical conditions and HPV infections
Fibroid Clinic – consultation to understand surgical and nonsurgical options for treating uterine fibroids
Osteoporosis Clinic – screening, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis, a bone disease that’s common in women
Women’s Cancer Center – leadership in gynecologic cancer care, including pioneering medical advances and an outstanding practice of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments


  • Adolescent gynecology
  • Annual well-woman physical exams
  • Continence care
  • Contraception consultation
  • Emergency contraception
  • Fertility services
  • Fetal diagnostic screening
  • Genetic counseling 
  • Gynecologic cancer management
  • Holistic health consultation
  • HPV and Pap smear management
  • Immunizations 
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Office surgery – Essure procedure permanent birth control
  • Perimenopausal consultation
  • Prenatal care
  • Preventive health screening
  • Psychological counseling
  • Psychiatry consultation
  • Reproductive care
  • Reproductive endocrinology
  • Urogynecology
  • Wellness and preventive care

Clinics & Providers

Specialty highlights

Certified nurse midwives
Our dedicated team of Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) deliver babies and see patients for a wide spectrum of gynecological care, including birth control, well woman visits and menopause care. UMPhysicians nurse midwife Ann Forster Page explains, “Our philosophy is to listen to women, follow their lead and offer support, while using evidence-based medicine to guide our practice.”

Leading research
Deborah E. Powell Center for Women's Health
University of Minnesota Physicians is affiliated with the Deborah E. Powell Center for Women's Health, a national center of excellence. The Center serves as a national model of women's health care, uniting some of the best research, clinical trials and trained professionals in the country.

Investigating new treatments for ovarian cancer
Melissa Geller, M.D., is leading innovative work focused on better understanding the role that immune system cells called natural killer (NK) cells play in fighting ovarian cancer. Her findings may lead to the development of new immune-based treatments and will increase understanding of how NK cells work against tumor cells. Peter Argenta, M.D., has conducted clinical trials of a drug called fulvestrant, which helps block estrogen, which is known to promote cancer growth. The drug shows promise in stabilizing disease in women with recurrent ovarian cancer. 

Complementary and alternative treatments for gynecologic cancers
Patricia Judson, M.D., received a two-year research fellowship through the University’s Center for Spirituality and Healing to study complementary and alternative therapies in women with gynecologic cancers.


Central Scheduling: 612.672.7422

Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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