Obstetrics & Gynecology
Whether it's a routine well woman check or bringing a child into your family, Mount Nittany Health's obstetrics and gynecology (ob/gyn) physicians are prepared to care for you.
COVID-19 testing for labor & delivery patients
To ensure the safety of patients and staff, effective immediately, all pregnant patients who plan to deliver at the Medical Center will be tested in the outpatient setting for COVID-19 at 38 and 40 weeks gestation. If a scheduled delivery is planned before 38 weeks gestation, a COVID-19 test in the outpatient setting will be completed no later than three days prior to the scheduled delivery. It is the responsibility of the obstetrician to ensure testing has been completed at these times. If a patient goes into labor prior to being tested, a rapid test will be completed at the Medical Center.
“We are here and ready to care for all of our patients. Testing will enable us to serve all expecting mothers, and their babies, with the care they need and deserve in the safest possible manner," shared Samuel Owusu, MD, department chair, obstetrics and gynecology department, Mount Nittany Medical Center.
Any labor & delivery patient needing specialized care because of suspect/confirmed COVID-19, suspect/confirmed tuberculosis, disseminated shingles, suspect/confirmed measles, chickenpox will be placed in a negative air pressure room.
Routine preventative care is one of the best ways a woman can take care of her body. Several providers who are a part of Mount Nittany Health can perform annual well woman exams, which include a breast examination, human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and a Pap test, if indicated, as part of normal preventative care services.
We welcome patients of all ages and offer pediatric and adolescent care. Our ob/gyn providers can diagnose and treat almost all ob/gyn conditions, including:
- Abnormal bleeding
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Postpartum depression
Find an ob/gyn who's a part of Mount Nittany Health from our list below, or contact Mount Nittany Health - Park Avenue for an appointment.
In addition to providing sexually transmitted infection testing for women, Mount Nittany Health physicians are equipped to help you choose the best birth control method for you.
Ob/gyns at Mount Nittany Health can prescribe or provide a variety of birth control options, including oral contraceptive, Depo-Provera injections, intrauterine devices such as Mirena® and ParaGard®, Nexplanon®, Essure®, Skyla®, diaphragm fittings and female surgical sterilization.
Male sterilization services (in-office vasectomies) are available through Mount Nittany Health - University Drive.
Meet our team
"How many babies have I delivered? That's some where in the hundreds. How many babies do I want to deliver? In the thousands!" - Kaitlyn Brunner, DO
"To share those really unique moments with my patients - it's like no other feeling on earth." - Jessica B. Shuman, MD
From pre-conceptual counseling and prenatal lab screenings to American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine accredited ultrasounds and amniocentesis tests, our ob/gyn physicians have the expertise and leading technology to make your pregnancy as rewarding as it should be.
Counseling for prenatal nutrition and gestational diabetes is available at the Park Avenue location. We also offer amniocentesis testing and non-stress test fetal monitoring here.
Additionally, with a wealth of experience in managing high-risk pregnancies, our physicians are prepared to perform vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) deliveries.
Trying to start or grow a family can be an anxious time for couples struggling to conceive. Our ob/gyn physicians can help you explore the causes of infertility with diagnostics for both mom and dad.
We're more than happy to provide prenatal services and delivery for in vitro fertilization pregnancies and have experience in advising patients who are pursuing surrogacy and sperm donor matching services.
Many of our ob/gyn physicians specialize in female surgery, hysteroscopy, laser surgery, laparoscopy, managing menopause and premenstrual syndrome as well as infertility services.
Some of the major and minor surgical services ob/gyn physicians at Mount Nittany Health can perform include:
- NovaSure® endometrial ablation for abnormal uterine bleeding
- Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) to remove abnormal cervical cells associated with abnormal Pap tests
- Colpscopy procedures
- Laboratory testing
- Dilation and curettage (D&C) with hysteroscopy
- Diagnostic and operative laparoscopy
- Laparoscopic tubal sterilization (LTS)
- Transvaginal and transabdominal pelvic ultrasounds
Obstetricians & Gynecologists
Pregnancy might seem like a great time to kick back and take it easy in terms of exercise, but getting up and moving is probably more important for you and your baby than you think. You should not be afraid to exercise while pregnant, as long as you’re taking the proper precautions.