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OB/Gyn

Clinic Locations

OB/Gyn Specialty Group

402 W. Jefferson Suite B

Kirksville, MO 63501

Phone: (660) 665-3555

Hours: 8 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 5 pm

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When you come to the OB/Gyn Specialty Group, you'll find support on your lifelong journey from adolescence to menopause and beyond. Its team-based approach includes you as a partner in care, healing, hope and solutions to complex problems.

Services Include:

  • Prenatal Care – Prenatal visits to a health care provider usually include a physical exam, weight checks, and providing a urine sample. Depending on the stage of the pregnancy, health care providers may also do blood tests and imaging tests, such as ultrasound exams.

  • Ultrasound & Fetal Monitoring – A fetal ultrasound (sonogram) is an imaging technique that uses sound waves to produce images of a fetus in the uterus. Fetal ultrasound images can help your health care provider evaluate your baby's growth and development and monitor your pregnancy.

  • Annual Exams – An annual physical or annual physical exam is basically a yearly visit to your doctor to make sure that your overall health is okay, and you don't have any medical problems that you are unaware of.

  • STD Screening & Treatment – STD testing isn’t always part of your regular checkup or gynecologist exam. So make sure to ask for STD testing. Be honest with your nurse or doctor about your sex life, so they can help you figure out which tests are best for you. Talking about STD testing might feel awkward, but try not to be embarrassed. Most people get an STD at least once in their lives, and getting tested is the responsible thing to do — it means you’re taking good care of your health.

  • Infertility – If you’re struggling with infertility and need help getting pregnant, there are fertility treatments that can help increase your chances of having a baby. Thanks to technology, there are lots of ways to help people with all kinds of fertility issues. The options that are best for you depend on your personal situation and what’s causing your infertility. Sometimes only one person needs treatment, other times both partners will use a combination of treatments together. Fertility treatments often include medications that help with hormones and ovulation, sometimes combined with minor surgical procedures.

  • Colposcopy – This is a procedure to closely examine your cervix, vagina and vulva for signs of disease. During colposcopy, your doctor uses a special instrument called a colposcope. Your doctor may recommend colposcopy if your Pap test result is abnormal. If your doctor finds an unusual area of cells during your colposcopy procedure, a sample of tissue can be collected for laboratory testing (biopsy).

  • Pap smear – A Pap smear, also called a Pap test, is a procedure to test for cervical cancer in women. A Pap smear involves collecting cells from your cervix — the lower, narrow end of your uterus that's at the top of your vagina. Detecting cervical cancer early with a Pap smear gives you a greater chance at a cure. A Pap smear can also detect changes in your cervical cells that suggest cancer may develop in the future. Detecting these abnormal cells early with a Pap smear is your first step in halting the possible development of cervical cancer.

  • LEEP ( Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure ) – Why might I need a LEEP? LEEP may be done when cervical or vaginal problems are found during a pelvic exam, or abnormal cells are found during a Pap test. LEEP is also done to detect cancer of the cervix or vagina. Cells that appear to be abnormal, but are not yet cancerous, may be called precancerous.

  • Long-term birth control – Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) are the most effective methods of birth control. LARCs include the copper Paragard IUD, the hormonal (progesterone) Mirena IUD, and the hormonal contraceptive implant (effective for 10, 5 and 3 years, respectively)

  • Lactation Counseling – A lactation consultant is a health professional who specializes in breastfeeding (chestfeeding). Lactation consultants undergo specialized training and certification to offer support, advice and guidance to people who chose to breastfeed. Lactation consultants can help with painful nipples, milk supply, breastfeeding positions and other common nursing problems.

  • Management of dysfunctional uterine bleeding – Dysfunctional uterine bleeding can be treated medically or surgically. Medical treatment consists of anti-fibrinolytic tranexamic acid, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, the combined contraception pill, progestogen, danazol, or analogues of gonadotrophin releasing hormone.

Care Providers

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Melodie Stocks, DO

Physician, Gynecology, Obstetrics

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Brent Speak, DO

Physician, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Medical Director

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Angie Shuey, WHNP

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Lactation Consultant

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