(864) 855-5006 | (864) 855-0240
|Monday||8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Friday||8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
The best women’s health care is close to home at MountainView Obstetrics and Gynecology. We offer a wide range of care for women in every stage of life, whether you’re considering general wellness and disease prevention, birth control, childbirth, or hormone replacement therapies.
For moms-to-be, our physicians work closely with the staff at Baptist Easley Hospital’s Birthplace to make the delivery of your baby the special carefree event you anticipate.
For women who prefer to receive care from a woman, MountainView has several highly accomplished women providers.
Read on for more about MountainView Obstetrics and Gynecology. Email MVOBInfo@baptisteasley.org if you have any questions or comments.
Appointments and Emergencies
For your convenience, appointments are available Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 4:30pm, and Friday from 8:30am to 12pm. To schedule an appointment, call us at 864.855.5006.
Because we respect your time, we sincerely try to stay on schedule; however, occasionally we experience unforeseen problems and emergencies. Whenever possible, we will keep you informed of any delays and will ask your preference of either waiting or rescheduling your appointment.
We also make every effort to see “work-ins,” or patients who need to be seen but who do not have an appointment. We can do this by fitting in these patients between or after scheduled appointments, which may require a longer wait. Also, if we are seeing you for the first time, we will do a complete physical, depending on the reason for your visit. This will require more time than a regular appointment.
To be fair to all patients, we ask that you give us at least a 24-hour notice if you need to cancel or change an appointment.
Many urgent problems can be seen in the office during regular office hours. However, should your emergency occur after hours or during the weekend, our answering service will take your information and immediately contact the physician or nurse practitioner on call. In the event of a life-threatening emergency, we urge you to call Emergency Medical Services at 9-1-1 or go directly to the closest Emergency Room.
Prescription medications will not be called in after regular business hours.
Fees and Insurance
We accept most insurance plans, Medicare, and Medicaid. If you have a question about our fees or about your bill, call 864.855.5006.
Payment is due when services are rendered. For your convenience, we accept cash, check, MasterCard, and Visa. We will help you process your insurance claims for reimbursement by providing an itemized statement with all necessary information needed by your insurance carrier. In some cases, we accept assignment of benefits and will file your insurance for you. It is your responsibility to fully understand your coverage benefits and to verify that we are listed as approved providers prior to scheduling an appointment with us.
Please make your prescription and renewal requests during office hours when your chart is available. We are not able to call them in after regular business hours. If you call in your request, please have available the name of your medication, how you are taking it, and the name and telephone number of your pharmacy. For your safety, we cannot approve prescription renewals if you have not seen the doctor in our office within a one-year period or have not seen the doctor for any recommended follow-up care.
Because we care about your privacy, all of your information is kept strictly confidential. Without your written consent, we cannot forward to anyone your chart, or any information on your chart.
The following is a list of many of the services our medical staff provides patients.
- Water Births
- Centering Classes.
- Well-care services
- Routine annual female exams
- Annual pap smears and breast examinations
- Contraceptive counseling
- Osteoporosis evaluation and therapy
- GYN Services
- Evaluation and treatment of abnormal Pap smears
- Estrogen and hormone replacement therapy for menopause
- GYN ultrasounds and sonohystograms
- Hysterectomy (abdominal, vaginal and laparoscopic)
- Alternative surgical and medical treatments to hysterectomy
- Evaluation and treatment of urinary incontinence or other bladder problems
- Tubal ligation procedures/sterilization
- Evaluation and treatment of abnormal bleeding or pelvic pain
- Evaluation and treatment of infertility
- Other laparoscopic or laser treatment
- Evaluation and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome
- Evaluation and treatment of premenstrual syndrome
- Treatment of depression
- OB Services
- Preconceptual counseling
- Prenatal care and delivery of normal pregnancies
- Nonstress Testing
- Obstetrical ultrasound by certified technologists
- Care and delivery of high-risk pregnancies
- Vaginal delivery and Cesarean Section (at The Birthplace, Baptist Easley Hospital)
- The Centering Program
What to Expect When You Choose to Have Your Baby at Baptist Easley
Thank you for choosing Baptist Easley for the birth of your baby. The Birthplace welcomes both you and your family. We work hard to provide the highest quality care for both you and your loved ones in a courteous and caring manner. We want to keep you informed about what to expect while you are with us.
You can expect your nurse to update your communication board with information such as the date, physician, nurse’s name/s, activity, and diet. Your nurse will also discuss your care at your bedside during any shift changes with the nurse taking over your care.
There are several types of anesthesia used in labor.
Local—used by your delivering physician and is used for repair of episiotomies after delivery.
Epidural—used by a trained physician (anesthesiologist). A small catheter is placed in the lower back where the physician administers a medication to provide relief for pain in the abdomen, legs, and birth canal. The catheter makes it possible to give medication continually with a pump.
Benefits of epidural anesthesia include:
- can be given early in your labor
- provides pain relief with no sedation
- has little, or no effect, to baby
- increases the ability to relax
Epidural anesthesia is considered to be a safe option; however, there are possible side effects which include:
- spinal block and headache
- uneven pain relief
- hindered pushing efforts
- slight drop in blood pressure
All anesthesia has advantages and disadvantages, and one may be more appropriate than the other for you. Your physician can explain options specific to your needs during labor. Remember to discuss this with your anesthesiologist and/or obstetrician.
Preparing for Delivery
You will notice a lot of activity in your room right before your baby arrives! Your nurses will be moving chairs into the bathroom, in order to make room for the baby warmer and the other items needed for delivery. Don’t be surprised if there is an extra nurse and a respiratory therapist in your room to care for you and your newborn.
The Wait is Over—Now What?
Following a normal vaginal birth— the doctor will place the baby on your tummy after delivery. If possible, the doctor will let someone of your choosing cut the umbilical cord. Skin to skin contact between you and your baby is important. Nothing is warmer and more comforting than Mom.
For a C-section birth—the doctor will place your newborn in the admission warmer. We’ll bring him/her to you as quickly as possible. Your support person in the operating room will follow the nurse and baby to the nursery while you are in recovery.
You’ll have frequent vital signs and uterine massaging after delivery. You will have your IV for a while and should always call your nurse before getting out of bed for the first time. Family and friends may phone you directly by calling 442–7 and the room number.
At Delivery, Every Baby…
- is dried and warmed
- has his/her mouth and nose suctioned with a bulb syringe or tube
- receives an “Apgar” score from “0-10” at one minute and at five minutes of age (The baby is scored on his/her heart rate, breathing, color, reflexes, and muscle tone.)
- receives a set of vital signs: heart rate, respiratory rate, BP, and temperature
- receives an injection of “Vitamin K” that helps to keep the baby from bleeding
- has antibiotic ointment applied to eyes to help prevent eye infection (It doesn’t hurt.)
- is examined from head to toe
- has blood drawn for a blood sugar test—babies that are small, very large, pre-term, or mother has diabetes will need several blood sugar tests during the first day
- is given a bath when he/she is 90 minutes old and is warm enough
Later On, Every Baby…
- has blood drawn for a required “Newborn Screen”
- gets a Hepatitis B vaccination after you sign a permit
- has his/her hearing tested
- is weighed daily
- takes a pre-discharge jaundice test
One More Thing…
We want to prepare you to care for yourself and your new baby!
While you are here, we’ll provide:
- reading materials
- educational videos
- one-on-one teaching
Feeding Your Baby
Breastfeeding is the most effective way to promote infant health. A mother’s milk is the ideal food, providing nourishment and protecting your baby from common childhood illnesses. The professionals at The Birthplace are happy to provide breastfeeding support, education, and encouragement.
Every question or concern you have is important! Please use your time here to rest, recover, and learn.