A woman’s healthcare needs are often put on the back burner as she juggles her schedule and that of her family. Sanford Women’s Health Plaza understands the busy lifestyles of women today and offers many services at one location to better serve patients.
Dawn Croatt, a patient from Beresford, SD recently experienced the unique combination of women’s healthcare providers and testing available under one roof at Sanford Women’s Health Plaza. Croatt visited Lisa Ellis, MD to for a physical at Sanford Women’s Health Plaza. Upon approval, Dr. Ellis reviewed Croatt’s chart, finding that she had not had her mammogram. Just down the hall from Croatt’s exam room, the mammogram team had had an opening a few minutes later.
“I was glad they could see me for my mammogram that morning, in the same location. Because they could accommodate me, I didn’t have to make an extra trip to Sioux Falls” Croatt said.
After scheduling her mammogram, Dr. Ellis continued by taking Croatt’s family history. During their discussion, Croatt mentioned a family member had suffered from heart problems in the past and she recently felt like her heart was fluttering. Because cardiologist Maria Stys, MD was seeing patients at the Plaza that day, Dr. Ellis proceeded to schedule Croatt for additional testing only minutes shortly after her mammogram.
“It was so convenient that Dr. Ellis was able to schedule all of my tests right away, right there at Sanford Women’s Health Plaza. More importantly, I did not have to wait a few weeks for the results because they were able to tell me right away that I was in good health,” Croatt said.
The team philosophy at Sanford Women’s Health Plaza focuses on access, convenience and state-of-the-art technological services. Sanford Women’s Health Plaza is home to Sanford Clinic Women’s Health Internal Medicine, Sanford Clinic Women’s Health, Sanford Breast Health Institute, multiple outreach specialties and Mutch Women’s Center for Health Enrichment.