Thank you for choosing Westar OB/GYN to care for you during your pregnancy. We are dedicated to providing the best care for you and your unborn baby. Our team of professionals provide a multidisciplinary approach to help you achieve the best possible outcome: a healthy mother and a healthy baby. With a team of physicians, nurse midwives, and a nurse practitioner, Westar OB/GYN is able to handle complicated pregnancies, while providing a low-intervention care plan for low risk pregnancies.
Westar OB/GYN practices exclusively at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital. As a Level 3 Perinatal Center (the highest designation for obstetric care) St. Ann’s has all the necessary resources dedicated to provide the best possible care for any complications that may arise. Most mothers and babies do not need life-saving interventions; we are ready when complications do arise.
If you need to speak to us after office hours, simply call the main office number (614) 818-0300 and choose the option to speak to the on-call provider. (If it is late at night and you are in labor, you can simply go to St. Ann’s and the provider on-call will be informed by the hospital.)
Our Certified Nurse Practitioner, Katie Elliot and our Certified Nurse Midwives, Patti Bauman and Kathy Bellomy, are an important part of our health-care team. Bethany Wayt is a Certified Nurse Midwife who works at Mt. Carmel Medical Group in Hilliard and shares call with our team. Our Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Midwives focus on wellness care and patient education. If you have an uncomplicated pregnancy, you may choose to have your prenatal care with Katie, Patti or Kathy. Our physicians, Dr. Alan Murnane and Dr. Alicia Thompson, along with our midwives, deliver the babies. We do share call with other doctors at St. Ann’s to cover for vacations.
Our office will contact your insurance company to verify maternity benefits. We strongly encourage you to become familiar with your insurance company’s maternity benefit details as well. Our staff will establish a payment plan for the portion of your bill that your insurance is not expected to cover. We have found that ultrasounds, non-stress tests, lab work, and additional problem visits may not be covered in the Global Ob package. These services are billed separately and will increase the cost of your care.
In this packet is an outline that describes what you can expect during the normal course of your pregnancy. We will discuss any differences your care may require as changes arise.
The Staff of Westar OB/GYN