Women’s Health

At Indiana University Health Frankfort Hospital, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive women's health services, acting as a healthcare partner to women of all ages. Our obstetrics and gynecology physicians and staff specialize in providing individualized care and treatments to address the unique healthcare needs of women at every age and stage of life.

The women's health team at IU Health Frankfort Hospital wants to empower you to play an active role in your health. We will provide you with the education, information and support you need to make the best decisions about your health.

General services we provide include:

  • Contraception services
  • Digital mammography
  • Gynecological procedures such as dilation and curettage (D&C), endometrial ablation, hysterectomy, hysteroscopy and tubal ligation
  • Treatment for common conditions that affect women, including endometriosis, menopause, pelvic floor disorders and urinary incontinence
  • Well-woman visits that include clinical breast exams and Pap smears

Through Indiana University Health's partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine, our obstetrics and gynecology physicians have access to continuing education programs and advanced research to constantly improve their knowledge and the care they provide.

Breast Health

Early detection of breast cancer can improve treatment outcomes. At IU Health Frankfort, we offer clinical breast exams, mammograms and breast ultrasound to aid in identifying breast cancer early:

  • Clinical breast exams and breast self-exams. Doctors recommend annual clinical breast exams for women 20 years of age and older. Clinical breast exams are part of your annual well-woman exam, which is performed by your obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN). In addition to an annual clinical breast exam, you should also do regular breast self-exams. Your OB-GYN can show you how to perform a breast self-exam.
  • Mammograms. A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast that can detect breast cancer tumors too small to be felt by a clinical breast exam or breast self-exam. Though mammograms do not prevent breast cancer, they do allow for early detection. The American Cancer Society recommends annual mammograms for all women over the age of 40. During a mammogram, each breast is compressed between two plates that are attached to the mammogram equipment. Compression helps produce images that are more detailed. The screening takes about 20 minutes.
  • Breast ultrasound. Your doctor may recommend a breast ultrasound before a mammogram if a breast lump is detected before age 40. Breast ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images of the inside of the breast.

If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, you can meet with a highly skilled breast cancer specialist, get your questions answered and learn about treatment options within 48 hours of diagnosis. Learn more about IU Health's 48-hour breast consult service.

Maternity Services

The obstetrics specialists at IU Health Frankfort Hospital provide maternity services before, during and after pregnancy to guide expectant mothers through every step of the journey to parenthood.

Special services they offer include:

  • Breast-feeding classes
  • Car seat fittings (by appointment only)
  • Infant CPR classes
  • Sibling classes

Once you are ready to give birth, you and your newborn will receive optimum care from our highly skilled team at the birthing center at Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital.