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 provides a multidisciplinary approach to help you achieve the best possible outcome: a healthy mother and a healthy baby. Drs. Alan Murnane, Alicia Thompson, Certified Nurse Practitioner, Katie Elliot and Certified Nurse Midwives Patti Baumann and Eileen Sirois work together to provide care for you, day and night.
The Westar OB/GYN team practices exclusively at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital. If you need to speak to our team after office hours, simply call the main office number (614) 818-0300 and choose the option to speak to the on-call professional (if it is late at night and you are in labor, you can simply go to St. Ann’s and the appropriate person will be informed by the hospital). For non-urgent questions, please use the patient portal, or just ask when you are in the office for a visit.
Our Certified Nurse Practitioner, Katie Elliot and our Certified Nurse Midwives, Patti Baumann and Eileen Sirois, are an important part of our health care team. They focus on wellness care and patient education. If you have a noncomplicated pregnancy, you may choose to have most of your prenatal care with Katie, Patti, or Eileen. If you desire to have a midwife deliver your baby, Patti and Eileen are available for delivery at St. Ann’s.
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. These services are billed separately, and will increase the cost of your care.
Below 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 at Westar OB/GYN