Low and high risk TOLAC/VBAC Gynecology
Well women's care
Minimally invasive surgery (some as in-office procedures)
Full range of gynecologic care and surgery
Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Debra Stemmerman has been on staff at EvergreenHealth since 1994 and has delivered a few thousand babies over that time. She enjoys the family centered care that EvergreenHealth is known for. Her practice includes both low and high risk obstetrics and she and her partners have been supporters of trial of labor after a cesarean and vaginal birth after a cesarean (VBAC/TOLAC) through the years. She also practices the full scope of gynecology including management of contraception, infertility, menstrual and menopausal issues. She performs both major and minimally invasive surgeries, including many office-based procedures with the exception of complex urogynecologic (incontinence) problems.
I feel that my primary roles are to help guide my patients through their options for management of a concern or problem and to understand their choices so than can decide for themselves what is best for them. For obstetrical patients, I provide the information needed to have a safe and healthy pregnancy and delivery utilizing their preferences whenever possible. Many issues can arise in a pregnancy, but I do not treat it as an illness! Helping my patients achieve their healthiest best is what I strive for.
My husband and I have known each other since high school, and have been married since starting medical school. We have three children who have been very involved in school and club sports through the years (keeping us involved in them as well!) including wrestling, football, soccer, gymnastics and skiing. We enjoy hiking, boating, camping and backpacking with our extended and immediate family and enjoy all that Washington has to offer in that regard. I also enjoy photography, gardening, cooking and scrapbooking when time allows. I grew up with horses, but have not had the time to take that interest back up since college.
In the Community
I volunteer in my children's schools and with their sports booster clubs and have taken on the "photographer" role for many of their sports. I also volunteer several times a year with the Nick of Time Foundation, which is a nonprofit organization that screens young athletes in their schools for risk of sudden cardiac death. When possible, my kids and I have participated in fund raising walks for juvenile diabetes and breast cancer.
University of North Dakota | Grand Forks, ND
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, U of Michigan | Ann Arbor, MI
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