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May is National Women’s Health Month

Southcoast Health recognizes the importance of raising awareness on health-related issues and topics important to women of all ages. It’s a great reminder for all women (and those who love them!) to make their health and well-being a top priority.

From screenings to wellness checks, to implementing healthy changes to help you feel your best, Southcoast Health is here for you with the care, support and resources you need to be your healthiest self.

Women’s Health Month Online Seminars

Join us for any of our free educational women’s health online seminars throughout May and learn more about various women’s health topics such as osteoporosis, heart health, nutrition, menopause and More!

Osteoporosis and Bone Health

Thursday, May 19th at 4:30pm

Learn more about osteoporosis testing, treatments, and the steps you can take now for better bone health with Southcoast Health’s Joan Wildenhain, NPC.


OB/GYN – Menopause

Tuesday, May 24th at 5pm

Learn more about Southcoast’s Menopause Clinic and the treatments and therapies that can help you manage menopause symptoms including nonprescription remedies and hormone replacement therapy with Southcoast Health’s Barbara Soares, MD.


Women’s Health Tips for All Ages

Thursday, May 26th at 6:30pm

Healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes and feeling your best is measured by way more than just numbers on a scale. No matter what your age or overall health status is, we want to help you be your healthiest self. Learn more about making healthy lifestyle choices like following a nutritious diet, exercising, managing your sleep, and tips for better overall health with Southcoast Health’s Jessica Inwood, MDStacy Medeiros, RD and Suzanne Gokavi, LICSW.


OB/GYN – Breastfeeding vs. Bottle Feeding: What You Need to Know

Tuesday, May 31st at 5pm

Breastfeeding has health benefits for both babies and mothers. Learn more about the pros and cons of breastfeeding vs bottle feeding with Southcoast Health’s Maria Openshaw, CNM and Kristen Prescott, MD.


Stories of Strength, Hope and Healing

Becoming ‘Mom’

Katy’s Story

For Katy Crews – who was new to living on the South Coast, new to working at Southcoast Health, and expecting a child – life was full of big, exciting changes. Little did Katy know that she was about to experience the joy of becoming a mother while navigating the historic onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading…

Don’t Put Off Your Mammogram

Debbie’s Story

A cancer diagnosis can sometimes feel surreal, especially when you are in your early 50s and have no family history of the disease. This was the case for Debbie Besse of Fairhaven. Debbie recounts her brush with breast cancer and credits her Southcoast Health providers for giving her a new lease on life and educating her on the importance of screenings. Continue reading…

It’s Never Too Late to Start Over

Jeanne’s Weight Loss Journey

Jeanne Maloney embarked on her weight loss journey in the summer of 2020, in her late 50s, motivated by her family history of heart disease. Her mother had a fatal heart attack at age 73, and Jeanne knew time was running out to make the lifestyle changes that would allow her to live a long and healthy life. Continue reading…

A Journey to Better Heart Health

Lucille’s Heart Story

Lucille Murphy was feeling fortunate that she could celebrate her 88th birthday. A mother, a grandmother, and an avid golfer, Lucille was determined to commemorate an eventful year. She had been struggling with heart problems, but a visit to the South Coast Region to see family proved significant to better heart health. Continue reading…


Women’s Health Screenings

Annual screenings are a key defense in the fight against cancer. Early detection means earlier treatment and improved outcomes.

Breast Health and Mammograms

Our Nationally Accredited Breast Center offers a full array of services including mammograms, ultrasounds, breast biopsies, and breast MRIs.

Early detection is key in the fight against breast cancer – regular mammograms are your best friend in this fight. Our 3D mammograms improve the clarity and the depth of the imaging, giving you the clearest picture of your breast health and breast cancer risk.


Obstetrics & Gynecology

For compassionate and comprehensive women’s healthcare in Southeastern Massachusetts, you can count on Southcoast Health Obstetrics & Gynecology. Our experienced team of OB/GYNs works with women of all ages, whether you are visiting us for your first gynecologist appointment or are seeking pregnancy care. Our gynecologists offer many obstetrics and gynecology services and will help you stay informed and confident about your health.

Menopause

We offer women who are going through menopause full support and care through our women’s health services, putting your health as a top priority.

Maternity

Whether you’re looking for a reliable OB/GYN in New Bedford or a well-equipped birthing hospital in Fall River, Southcoast Health can help. We serve new moms and families in communities across the South Coast by giving them a trusted place to deliver their baby.


Women’s Heart Health

At Southcoast Health, we understand that with a strong heart you can get more out of life. That is why we help your heart be as healthy as it can be. Our Cardiovascular team includes cardiologists and other heart specialists in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island who have years of experience in the treatment of cardiovascular disease and heart failure.

Caring for the heart requires an insightful mind, and our board certified cardiologists, structural heart specialists and cardiovascular surgeons are the best and the brightest. With exceptional training, our doctors deliver the compassionate, personal care that our heart patients deserve.

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Staying Healthy and Active

Weight Loss Programs

Maintaining a healthy weight decreases the risk of chronic health conditions associated with obesity, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.

The Southcoast Health Weight Loss Center offers both surgical and non-surgical weight loss programs and a comprehensive team of specialists to guide and support you every step of the way with a plan customized for you and your goals.

Orthopedics

Staying active is an important step towards living a healthy lifestyle. If arthritis, knee or joint pain is preventing you from living an active life, we have the surgical and non-surgical options to help.

Osteoporosis

Women are more at risk of developing osteoporosis than men because the hormone changes that happen at the menopause directly affect bone density. 


Essential Care Tailored for You

Primary Care

A trusted partnership and regular visits with your Primary Care Provider is a proactive step for better management of your health. Visit Find a Doc to meet our hundreds of Primary Care Physicians, Specialists and Advanced Practice Professionals and to find the right provider for you.

Urgent Care

When non-emergency illness or injuries strike, Southcoast Health Urgent Care provides quick and convenient medical care that you and your family need to feel better fast.