When it comes to health, women must account for menopause, hot flashes and the impacts of childbirth.

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OB/GYN Dr. Emily Stromquist

The JRMC U: Women’s Health is set for 11 a.m., Thursday, May 18. This JRMC U event will help individuals understand how the female body works and how to care for it. In addition, women can learn about comprehensive care including treatments for hot flashes, urinary incontinence, organ prolapse as well as painful sex or menstrual cycles. Presenting is OB/GYN Dr. Emily Stromquist. She joined the team at Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) in 2022.

Dr. Stromquist has more than a decade of experience in women’s health.

She, along with Dr. Gregg McAdoo and Nurse Practitioner Makenzie Breitbach, complete the comprehensive OB/GYN team at JRMC.

“We are fortunate to offer 24/7 OB/GYN coverage at JRMC,” said JRMC President & CEO Mike Delfs. “That means we have a team here to support a woman of child-bearing age with high-risk pregnancy needs or a woman needing surgical care. Our community has access to the highest-quality care available without having to travel.”

The JRMC OB/GYN team treats patients of all ages for: high-risk birth, infertility, permanent and temporary contraception, cervical cancer screenings/breast exams, heavy, long-lasting or painful periods, hot flashes, painful intercourse and post-menopausal bleeding.

Along with Two Rivers Activity Center (TRAC), JRMC offers regular opportunities to learn about common health issues and how to live a high-quality life.

Dr. Stromquist said she hopes to answer questions about care at home as well as surgical options, nonsurgical options what to expect in recovery.

Questions people often ask are: “What’s normal?” and “When do I see a doctor?” Individuals can ask questions, privately, and in advance at info@jrmcnd.com.

“Many of the questions women ask feel private and we respect that. However, if you are asking yourself a question about your body, chances are, another woman is too,” Dr. Stromquist said. “Women never need to feel embarrassed. We’re here to help them find relief and live their best lives.”

Information like this is important because women’s heath can impact the individual woman as well as her entire family, she said.

“We hope individuals attend this class and find the information they need and deserve,” she said.

JRMC U Classes offered monthly
JRMC offers virtual and in-person learning opportunities throughout the year. Called JRMC U classes, these events help individuals make informed choices.

“JRMC U classes help people find a home-based solution for their needs. If those do not work, we hope to teach people about alternative treatment options available right here at home,” Delfs said. “We want to remove barriers to receiving care. We care about this community and the people who live in it.”

Future JRMC U classes include:

  • Tuesday, June 13: “Health & Wealth” featuring estate-planning support; presenters include Foundation Director Lisa Jackson and Doug Olson from Thompson & Associates
  • Thursday, June 15: “Joint & Arthritis Care” featuring Orthopedic Physician Assistant Patrick Walter

All events are set for 11 a.m. JRMC U classes are always free of charge and include a light lunch. Attendees do not need to be TRAC members to attend.