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Premier Women's Care of Southwest Florida -  - OB/GYN

Premier Women's Care of Southwest Florida

OB/GYNs located in Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres & Fort Myers, FL

If you are pregnant, or want to become pregnant, you will find expert, compassionate care at Premier Women’s Care of Southwest Florida, with three locations in Ft. Myers, Cape Coral, and Lehigh Acres, Florida. Our obstetricians and nurse midwives take you through pregnancy, labor, and delivery healthfully and comfortably. To prepare yourself for pregnancy, or to start your obstetrics care, call the office most convenient to you. Or if you are a current patient, book an appointment online to start your obstetrical care process.

Begin your motherhood journey with Premier OB Care.

At Premier Women’s Care of Southwest Florida, our OBs work together with our nurses and certified nurse midwives to provide you optimal prenatal, labor, delivery, and postnatal care.

They manage your health and that of your baby throughout pregnancy and birth and assist you as you recuperate from delivery. In addition to helping you through labor and delivering your baby, they can recommend childbirth classes and offer breastfeeding support.

If you prefer a certified nurse midwife, Premier Women’s Care of Southwest Florida has the Cape Coral’s only midwifery practice.

And our obstetricians are expert at managing high-risk pregnancies and providing the birth experience best for you, whether that is a vaginal birth, gentle C-section, or vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC).

Why Do I Need Obstetric Care?

If you’re planning on getting pregnant soon, obstetrics care can help you begin a process of getting your body ready. Whether you need to achieve a healthy weight, quit smoking, start prenatal vitamins, or begin an exercise regimen, the team at Premier Women’s Care of Southwest Florida can help guide you.

If you’re already pregnant, obstetrics includes prenatal care, which helps keep you and your baby healthy throughout pregnancy and delivery. Women who receive prenatal care are less likely to have a low birth weight baby and to have a successful labor and delivery.

Obstetrics care can also help you create a birth plan, support a high-risk pregnancy, and ensure delivery goes smoothly. If you end up needing a Caesarean section, the doctors are skilled and will make the procedure as gentle as possible.

What is Involved in Prenatal Care?

Prenatal care keeps tabs on your health and the baby’s health and development throughout pregnancy. You will come in for regular visits at which you will have your blood pressure and weight measured. The growth of your baby is also checked. Prenatal care also includes tests, including ultrasounds of the fetus, blood tests for you, and management of any underlying conditions you have or develop, such as high blood pressure or gestational diabetes.

What is a High-Risk Pregnancy?

A high-risk pregnancy is any pregnancy that poses a greater risk to mother or baby than usual. An advanced maternal age (usually older than 35), preexisting conditions – such as diabetes or lupus – or issues that arise with your health or the baby’s health during pregnancy can put you in a high-risk category.

A high-risk pregnancy usually requires more frequent prenatal visits and regular monitoring.

To get superior obstetrics care, call Premier Women’s Care of Southwest Florida, or if you are a current patient, book an appointment online.

Where do Premier Women’s Care of Southwest Florida’s Providers Deliver?

While you may see any provider in our practice for your routine prenatal care, our providers deliver only at specific hospitals. You may wish to select your hospital for delivery based on where your provider delivers. We have designated providers on-call for Fort Myers and Cape Coral every night of the week and every weekend. Whether you go into labor when your provider is on call or not, you will still deliver at the hospital where your provider normally delivers.

Cape Coral Hospital:

Aparna Eligeti, M.D.

Paul Josyln, M.D.

Blasie Kovaz, M.D.

Sarah Krauss, M.D.

Shannon O’Hara, M.D.

Deidra Duncan, D.O.


Midwife coverage at Cape Coral Hospital ONLY:

Theresa Buckley, C.N.M.

Diane Byrd, C.N.M.

Hedi Zelinski, C.N.M.


Healthpark Hospital:

Natasha Bower, M.D.

David Brown, M.D.

Anita Del Bianco, M.D.

Sarah DiGiorgi, M.D.

Kevin Fleishman, M.D.

Blaise Kovaz, M.D.

Kathleen Shimp, M.D.

Deidra Duncan, D.O.

Cathy Balogh, D.O.