UW Roosevelt Women’s Acute

Women's Health Care Center
4th floor
4245 Roosevelt Way NE
For planned absences (vacation, conference leave, etc.) contact:

Eliza Sutton (esutton@uw.edu)

For emergency absences (sick leave, family emergency, etc.) contact:

Eliza Sutton (esutton@uw.edu)

Eliza Sutton, MD
Nancy Simon, MD
Mary Laya, MD
Heidi Powell, MD
Kim O'Connor, MD
Linda Pinsky, MD
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The Women's Health Acute Care Clinic provides residents with the opportunity to evaluate and treat a variety of urgent primary care issues. This experience not only includes the evaluation of gynecologic problems (vaginal discharge, abnormal bleeding, etc.) but otolaryngologic, orthopedic, and dermatologic complaints. In addition diagnostic and treatment issues residents learn to reconsider issues of fertility, pregnancy and breast feeding in diagnosis and treatment

Educational Goals and Objectives

  • To practice efficiently interviewing, and performing a focused history and physical for acute complaints in ambulatory patients
  • To become familiar with common outpatient gynecologic problems, e.g., vaginal discharge, abnormal bleeding, STD screening.
  • To learn to order, collect andn interpret appropriate gynecologic specimans including vaginal wet mount, cultures of vulvar lesions, cervical cultures/FA samples
  • To learn to evaluate pregnant women with first trimester bleeding, and the special factors associated with acute medical problems in this group as well as performance characteristics of tests for pregnancy.
  • To learn to learn to evaluate and manage common orthopedic problems, such as back pain, sprains, simple fractures, whiplash injuries and fall evaluation.
  • To learn to evaluate, treat and council patients about common outpatient infections including pharyngitis, urinary tract infections, viral illnesses including influenza.
  • To learn the appropriate workup for outpatient complaints like cough, abdominal pain, and headache.
  • To appreciate how pregnancy, the possibility of early pregnancy, fertility and lactation influence diagnostic and treatment decisions.