Putnam Women’s Healthcare

Putnam Women’s Healthcare proudly provides the women of Putnam and surrounding counties with gynecological care.

Dr. Kristine Knapp is an advocate for women’s health needs and strives to create an environment that allows women to feel comfortable throughout all stages of life.

Along with standard care practices such as, annual exams, family planning and menopause therapy, Dr. Knapp is available for surgical needs, such as ablations, hysterectomies, Essure and NovaSure procedures.

If you are experiencing any of the following it is best to be seen by a physician:

  • Pelvic Pain
  • Abnormal Bleeding
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Unusual Vaginal Discharge
  • Unusual pain, swelling or itching

These symptoms could be indications of a vaginal infection or STD, which can affect your future fertility. They may also indicate other diseases, such as, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, or other reproductive problems.

Office hours are Monday through Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Appointments can be made by calling 765-655-2686. Self-referrals are welcome.

Putnam Women’s Healthcare is located inside Putnam County Hospital between the elevator bays and Radiology.

In an effort to improve prenatal care for low-income women in Putnam and surrounding counties, Hendricks Regional Health and Putnam County Hospital are pleased to announce a new collaborative obstetrics clinic called Partners in Care. Moms-to-be will be seen at Putnam County Hospital.

Partners in Care will be open each Thursday to serve pregnant women from the community. The clinic will be staffed by Hendricks Regional Health nurse midwife, Paula Stephens-Bibeau. Medical directors for the clinic are Dr. Michelle Fenoughty, of Westside Physicians for Women, and Dr. Clark Boccone, of New Life Associates; the physicians are both members of the Hendricks Regional Health Medical Group. Patients of Partners in Care will receive prenatal services at Putnam County Hospital, while deliveries will take place at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville.

DePauw University conducted a needs assessment and confirmed a shortage of prenatal care in Putnam County. By partnering on this venture, Putnam County Hospital and Hendricks Regional Health hope to improve the health of women and babies in the community.

To make an appointment with Partners in Care at the Putnam County Hospital, call (765) 655-2686, or email info@pchosp.org.

A young lady does not need to be sexually active prior to scheduling a first visit with the Gynecologist.  Today, opening the lines of communication and building a rapport with such a physician can help a young woman to be more comfortable with the changes she is experiencing.  It also provides an opportunity to discuss the benefits of routine exams, birth control and cervical cancer prevention.  To learn more, visit Putnam Women’s Healthcare.

While some are eager to enter the world of parenthood, others are more timid.  Either way, a Gynecologist can help answer questions regarding family planning. To learn more, visit Putnam Women’s Healthcare.

Routine Pelvic Exams, Pap Smears, and Breast Exams should be conducted every 2 years, unless otherwise directed by your physician.  Schedule your exam with Putnam Women’s Healthcare by contacting 765-655-2686.

Digital Mammography has been a powerful tool in the early detection of breast cancer.  With today’s technology, screenings are quicker and more accurate than in the recent past.  To schedule your mammography, please contact us or call 765-658-2760.

The end of the reproductive years can be filled with hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and relief that this chapter of life has come to end.  Still, it can be overwhelming to undergo such drastic changes.  An open dialog with a Gynecologist or your Family Physician can help to provide coping skills and possible medications in the transition to the next stage in life.

Women are encouraged to begin routine colonoscopies at age 50, unless a family history dictates otherwise.  Today, colonoscopies, when done routinely, are effective in preventing colon cancer.   For more information or to schedule your screening, contact us or call Putnam Surgical Specialties at 765-658-2710.

If a screening should indicate cancer, Putnam County Hospital has Board Certified Oncologists available to answer questions and begin a treatment plan best suited for your particular needs.  For more information, contact the Cancer Center.