Understanding and Treating Infertility

Infertility is a problem that many couples struggle with each year. When dealing with infertility it is helpful to understand the basics of the menstrual cycle, available testing and treatment options.

Volunteers provide women’s health services on isolated Pacific island

May 03, 2017 at 6:02 pm | By KATHERYN HOUGHTON Daily Inter Lake From a wing in one of two hospitals serving the Marshall Islands, Flathead Valley medical workers joined a team of doctors to treat a growing line of patients, many who had waited years to visit a women’s health clinic. In the pop-up […]

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse is a medical condition that can have a profound impact on a patient’s lifestyle and body image. The good news is most of these conditions can be treated, so contact your gynecologist today!

Pap Smear Guidelines

by Kassandra Patton, WHNP / Kalispell OB/GYN When you schedule your annual well-woman exam, you may be surprised to find that your visit does not always include a Pap smear. Current recommendations on this once yearly screening have changed much over the past 5 years. But first, let’s start with the basics: What Exactly is […]

150 Minutes For Your Health

Kimberley Forthofer, ARNP – Kalispell OB/GYN Obesity Rates Are Increasing According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) position statement and the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans most healthy adults should engage in 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise per week. Approximately 35% of the United States population is considered obese with nearly 70% […]

Tackle Menopause Like A Queen

Menopause, with the deple on in estrogen, is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. The average age of menopause is 51, though changes in hormones or perimeno- pausal changes can begin several years prior to menopause.


In order to fully understand infertility, it is important to understand the definition of infertility, when to be evaluated and what tests are available for you. Read our latest blog post at KalispellOBGYN.com

Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)

by Thomas A. deHoop, MD Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) With the introduction of birth-control (contraception) in the early 1960’s, women have had the opportunity to control if, when and how many children they choose to conceive. Contraceptives have improved over the years, come in many varieties, and there are several ways to group them: hormonal or […]

Heart Disease in Women

By Kimberley Forthofer, ARNP KalispellOBGYN.com Coronary heart disease is the number one cause of death and disability for women in the United States.   Coronary heart disease can lead to myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, and sudden death.  Approximately 1 in 3 women over the age of 65 will be affected by heart disease.   Several […]

Healthy Eating Simplified

Written by Kassandra Patton, WHNP – Kalispell OB/GYN Q:  I know that I am supposed to eat right, but what exactly is a “healthy” diet?  This is a question that I am asked quite frequently during routine annual exams. There are many components that factor into healthy eating habits. Protein Protein is essential for our […]