From annual checkups to prenatal visits to specialized gynecologic care, Crawford County Memorial Hospital is a trusted partner for women's health care services. We are a respected resource for information about issues that may present themselves in each stage of a woman's life, including menstrual difficulties, menopause, hormone therapies, birth control, pregnancy plans or problems with intimacy.

Gynecology Provider(s)
Eric Simons, MD, FACOG

Preventative Medicine & Wellness

A key to maintaining optimum health is getting routine gynecologic care and we emphasize a lifelong approach to wellness. We offer the following services in a comfortable, nurturing environment:

  • Pelvic exams
  • Pap smears
  • Blood work/urinalysis
  • Breast exam
  • Mammography
  • Contraceptive counseling
  • Other gynecologic screenings as needed

In Office Ultrasound

We offer advanced ultrasound imaging (two, three, and four-dimensional), primarily during a woman's pregnancy. 70% of all women will view an ultrasound during their pregnancy.

  • 2-D ultrasounds show outlines and flat-looking images to see internal organs of the baby. They are helpful in diagnosing heart defects, issues with the kidneys, or any other possible internal issues.
  • 3-D images show three-dimensional external images, often helpful in diagnosing issues such as a cleft lip.
  • 4-D ultrasounds show continuously updated moving images, much like a movie.

While 2-D ultrasounds are typically administered earlier in pregnancies, 3-D or 4-D images are typically captured between the 26th and 32nd weeks.

Women's Surgery

Endometrial ablation
Endometrial ablation is an alternative procedure to a hysterectomy, used to control abnormal bleeding. This procedure is typically performed when abnormal bleeding does not respond to other treatments, childbearing is completed, and other medical problems prevent a hysterectomy. The in-office procedure typically takes approximately 45 minutes.
Non-invasive laparoscopic hysterectomies
Non-invasive laparoscopic hysterectomies are a minimally invasive procedure where our doctors use specialized tools to perform a surgery. This approach typically results in less pain and scarring after the operation, and may lead to a faster recovery.
Urinary incontinence
Urinary incontinence is best treated through surgery. These surgical procedures are designed to correct stress incontinence when weakened pelvic floor muscles allow the bladder to drop. These surgeries lift the urethra and bladder back into normal position, making incontinence much less likely.
Pelvic pain
Pelvic pain has many different symptoms and causes. Some of these symptoms are best treated through medication, hormone therapy, and counseling. Surgery treatment for chronic pelvic pain in women is limited to surgically correctable problems like fibroids and endometriosis, so ask your doctor for more information about treatment options if you suffer from chronic pelvic pain.
Some infertility problems may be corrected with laparoscopy on an outpatient basis. Infertility issues and surgical options can be discussed with your doctor during any routine or preventative exam.
Pre-cancerous conditions
Pre-cancerous conditions can be surgically treated in a number of ways depending upon a patient's diagnosis. Routine exams and pap smears leading to an early diagnosis can provide for less invasive and more comprehensive treatments for these conditions. Should you be diagnosed with a pre-cancerous condition, ask your doctor about your options for surgical and non-surgical treatments.
Salpingectomy and Tubal Ligation
Salpingectomy and tubal ligation (having the fallopian tubes “tied”) are both methods of permanent birth control. People may choose permanent birth control for health reasons or personal preference. While both tubal ligation and complete salpingectomy are very effective in preventing pregnancy, complete salpingectomy is most effective for contraception and provides the greatest benefit in terms of cancer prevention.


For those seeking a permanent birth control option, Essure is a surgery-free procedure that works with your body creating a natural barrier to prevent pregnancy. It is a quick in-office procedure and most women return to normal activities in less than one day. Essure is proven to be 99.8% effective (based on 4 years of clinical data) and follow-up testing to confirm your tubes are blocked offers additional peace of mind.