I have been notified I am about to be on assignment to Fort lewis, so that is where I will be delivering. Any insight on the area, L&D especially, would be greatly appreciated. Danke in advance.
I currently go down there for my OB care!
Lewis-McChord is a joint Army-Air Force Base, and the joint hospital for the two is Madigan Army Medical Center. It's really quite an incredible hospital. They have a great OB program, lots of options if you want to take classes, and they have a level III NICU on site (one of the best in the area) if you were to deliver early.
I actually drive from over an hour away to go there because it's the closest Military Hospital that does high-risk pregnancies, and I don't regret it a bit. I feel very well taken care of
Wow, yes, it definitely will be a bit of a change for you. Have you had medical care in the US before? I've heard that we do, well, everything differently
I'm seen in the high-risk clinic. There's 6 or 7 residents that you can see (they are all 4th year residents instead of 2nd or 3rd like the rest of OB sees), and I've met several and they're all wonderful and on the same page. I see Dr. Miller exclusively now, and I love him - he's wonderful with me and takes his time at appointments. They also do have a MFM (maternal-fetal-medicine or perinatologist) who supervises and reviews our records to make sure that we're doing okay. You'll get more ultrasounds than others to check growth and everything and those are done over in another department, but they are really good as well.
we just pcsed to lewis from bragg about 6 months ago. madigan is tiny and older. but alot of the obs and drs offices are newly renevated and not so military like. I think no matter where you go in the military thier all the same, kinda all buisness, but Im sure your used to that. Im going to try to get a referal for an off base dr.. Just my opinion though.
AND, the rain should be letting up soon!!! I hope!