As I approach my 70s, I am taking stock of all the bodily changes I have accepted, including lower sex drive and urge incontinence. Jill listened to my situation and concerns and brought an expertise and knowledge that has started me on a new and transformative road.
Compassionate, knowledgeable care. She spent time with me to figure out what was going on with my health, and made sure I understood my options. So wonderful to have this kind of provider in the Boise area!
As we went around the table and talked about what we are especially thankful for this year, my hormone replacement was near the top of my list!
It is important to us that our patients are able to get in for their first visit quickly. Once you become our patient, you will also have easy access to us on an ongoing basis for questions and concerns. Jill Gustafson personally does all of the callbacks and emails to her patients.
We believe that our patients need and deserve to feel safe and supported during intimate examinations. We hold ourselves to very high standards of communication, respect, and informed consent. We utilize an evidence-based approach to pelvic care that includes trauma-informed language, shared decision-making, clear communication of consent, and gentle exam techniques for every person and every exam.
Evidence Based Care
We are passionate about closing the gaps in knowledge about women's medicine, especially midlife and menopause care. Our approach to care is thoroughly based on research and expertise. As a privately-owned practice, we take the time to stay current with scientific research and publications by our colleagues in the overlapping specialties of gynecology, midwifery, sexual medicine, physical therapy, psychology, urology, and nursing.
We spend over an hour with you during the first visit. This is in addition to the intake forms that you fill out prior to our visit together. This allows the time needed to obtain a thorough history and for a detailed physical exam. We utilize a specialized examination method called vulvoscopy that allows for a much more specific diagnosis of pelvic pain than traditional exam methods.
We understand that you need time to have all your questions answered and all of your concerns about your diagnosis and treatment addressed. In addition to what is discussed during your visits, you can attend an online course taught by Jill, or visit our resources page, Facebook page, and Instagram, for links to specific publications, books, and online resources.
We know that our patients with more complex conditions will benefit the most when we take a team approach to healing. We often collaborate with and refer to physical therapists, psychologists, sex therapists, gynecologists, nutritionists, acupuncturists, bodyworkers, and massage therapists.