Dear Patients,

 

If you have an upcoming appointment, please review our COVID-19 policies below (*updated 1/18/22):

 

Due to the high numbers of COVID-19, we will continue with the steps we have in place to provide the safest environment for our patients and staff.   Regardless of your vaccination status, the following office rules apply:

 

  • Masks are required.

 

  • Only the patient is allowed in the office, except for obstetric ultrasounds. One partner ONLY may attend your initial visit ultrasound and 20-week anatomy ultrasound. We will have your partner return to their car after the ultrasound to wait while you have your exam with a provider (however, if you like, your partner may join the exam via speakerphone or Facetime!).

 

  • We feel limiting the amount of people who come through the office is the safest and most cautious thing we can do to lower the risk of exposure to our especially high-risk patients, which include OB patients, women over 60, and anyone with lung disease, heart failure, active cancers, and diabetes.  You will be asked to reschedule if arriving with children.  We appreciate your understanding in this matter.

 

  • Telehealth Appointments: We will continue to offer Telehealth appointments for those who would prefer to stay at home.

 

  • If you are sick or exhibiting any symptoms that could be associated with the Coronavirus we ask that you do not come to the office.  Your appointment will be rescheduled or changed to a telehealth appointment.

 

Thank you,

 

Dr. Alan Murnane, Dr. Alicia Thompson and Staff

Please note our policy regarding all prescriptions:

If you are having symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection, Yeast or Vaginal infection, or need to refill current medications, please note that we will require you to have an office visit or telehealth visit before the provider will prescribe any medications.  For your safety, we require that you have a medical assessment with clinical reviews that are essential for safe prescribing.  Thank you for your understanding.

Important information regarding vaccination of pregnant and lactating women against Covid-19:


COVID-19 Vaccines While Pregnant or Breastfeeding | CDC: CLICK HERE
 
COVID-19 Vaccination Considerations for Obstetric-Gynecologic Care | ACOG: CLICK HERE

If you are pregnant and have Covid-19, Westar OB Providers recommend the following to relieve symptoms and support your body’s natural defenses:

 

● Acetaminophen (Tylenol) to reduce fever

● Drinking water to stay hydrated

● Getting plenty of rest to help the body fight the virus

● 81 mg baby Aspirin a day-please consult with provider on when to initiate treatment

● Vitamins -D3 4000u/day, Vitamin C-1000mg, and Zinc 50 mg plus prenatal vitamin daily

● Treat symptoms and refer to the prenatal medication list

● Telehealths are offered for missed OB appointments due to Covid/quarantine

● Sonograms at 32 and 36weeks for fetal growth

 

 

If someone is showing emergency warning signs, get medical care immediately. Emergency warning signs include:

 

● Trouble breathing

● Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

● New confusion

● Inability to wake or stay awake

● Bluish lips or face

● Get to the ER if fever is >102.2 F and not reduced with Tylenol

 

 

Please do not hesitate to call if you have any questions or concerns. Patients should be tested if possible and we do not do testing in our office.

About Us

Obstetrics And Gynecology In Westerville, Ohio

A Message from Dr. Murnane

The mission of Westar OB/GYN is to utilize our time, talents, and training to provide excellent health care for the patients who entrust their lives and the lives of their children to us. Our staff works together in providing exceptional health care. We are committed to pro-life obstetrics and gynecology, and to the Hippocratic Oath. We recognize excellent health care is expensive, and we constantly strive to utilize health care dollars as efficiently as possible.

Dr. Alan Murnane

Professional Team

Our doctors will help you

All of our providers at Westar OB/GYN pride themselves in taking the time to get to know you, your family, and the health and wellness services needed for a long and healthy life span. Our nurse practitioners pride themselves in the most up to date education and screenings available.

Our physicians entrust Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital for the delivery of your baby and major and minor surgical procedures.

We can also treat patients for outpatient services and minor procedures at the Ohio Health Polaris Surgery Center.

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Location

Westerville
444 N. Cleveland Ave. Suite 120
Westerville, OH 43082

Monday to Friday: 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday/Sunday: Closed

Phone: (614) 818-0300
Fax:  (614) 818-0313

On our patient portal, you can communicate securely with us, see your lab results and health history, send non-urgent nurse questions*, request medication refills, pay your bill or send a request to schedule, change or cancel an appointment.

*For urgent nurse questions, we recommend calling our office.

This contact form is reserved for general questions.  It is NOT secure or HIPAA-Compliant and is only monitored during normal business hours.  For sensitive, private, or personal information, non-urgent nurse questions* and medication refills, please communicate with us on our patient portal (click the blue patient portal button, located to the bottom left).