Stillwater Medical and Stillwater Women’s Clinic are excited to announce the return of Dr. Glen Henry to our medical team. Dr. Henry will serve as the leader of the Women’s Health Service lines and also provide nocturnal OB coverage in the labor and delivery unit.
“An OB nocturnist is a physician that devotes their nighttime hours to being at the hospital to provide care for patients during labor and delivery,” said Shyla Eggers, Stillwater Medical’s Director of Public Relations. “This ensures that our patients are receiving the highest level of care during their birthing experience.”
Prior to his return, Dr. Henry spent 9 years at Integris providing laborist coverage, and the 8 years prior to that at Stillwater Women’s Clinic.
Clinic manager, Lindsay Fielding, said, “Dr. Henry is an excellent addition to our team. He’s very approachable and a great teacher and mentor for our nursing staff in labor and delivery. His previous experience with both the clinic side and the nocturnist side of medicine is pivotal to the success of our new expanded services for women.”
Fielding explained that while Dr. Henry will not be seeing patients in the clinic, his role in the labor and delivery unit will help free up clinic appointments for patients needing prenatal care. In addition to the change in the OB care model, Stillwater Women’s Clinic is currently recruiting 2-3 additional physicians and is better utilizing advanced practice providers to create access for patients.
Henry said that not only will having a nocturnal OB help free up clinic time for the other physicians, it will also provide a higher level of safety having a physician on-site during labor. In addition, the new model allows for better ER follow-up care and the addition of a 2-week post-partum visit to assess for post-partum depression.
“The Women’s Clinic is now taking new patients, regardless of where they are in their pre-natal care,” said Fielding. “We want to establish care as soon as possible with OB patients who plan to deliver at Stillwater Medical.”
Dr. Henry said he is excited to be back at Stillwater Medical and be a part of the opening of the new Women’s Health Center and the Level 2 NICU.
“It’s impressive that a hospital the size of Stillwater Medical is on the forefront of women and children’s health,” said Henry. “I lobbied for this 10 years ago when I was in private practice at Stillwater Women’s Clinic, so the timing to come back to Stillwater Medical and be a part of the expansion of women’s health was perfect. I’m super excited to be back.”