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OBGYN West

Health Partnerships for Life

Premier Women’s Health of Minnesota-OBGYN West is dedicated to advancing the quality, value and accessibility of healthcare for all women. Their passion elevates the obstetrics and gynecology experience by partnering women with medical professionals who are just as invested in their patients’ well-being as they are their peace of mind, empowering women to make informed decisions about their health, and making everything women need to lead their healthiest lives available at multiple prestigious and independent practices throughout the greater Twin Cities area – including OBGYN West’s four locations in Chaska, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka and Waconia.

OBGYN West’s empathetic and skilled physicians pride themselves on caring for generations of women. Many grandmothers take heart knowing that their daughters and granddaughters receive expert preventive, acute and chronic care from the same doctors they entrust their own health to. In this fashion, OBGYN West has remained one of the threads that binds families together since their establishment in 1970. 

OBGYN West’s Waconia clinic exemplifies their physicians’ commitment to the communities they serve. The city’s growing population includes many women who are looking forward to starting their own families. OBGYN West will answer their call.

“As an Ob/Gyn, I’m at the forefront of my patients’ childbearing and pregnancy years,” said Dr. Ashley Andersen, who is one of four primary physicians serving women at OBGYN West’s Waconia clinic. “It is a privilege to get to truly know each of my patients, and become someone she can trust with all of her health issues. As a resident of the west metro, I look forward to treating my neighbors today and decades from now. I believe that caring for multiple generations of the same family is the greatest distinction a physician could ever hope to achieve.

“Our clinicians understand the importance of continuity of care. A patient may not see the same physician during every visit, though she will partner with a single provider over the course of her lifetime. That creates enormous peace of mind for any expecting mother who wants the same specialist at her side during and after her pregnancy – and, needless to say, on the big day itself. By the time I’ve delivered my patient’s second baby, she and I will already have become close friends.

“Continuity of care is also invaluable to our patients who aren’t necessarily planning to have children now, but would like to sometime in the foreseeable future. If motherhood is one of your dreams, then we welcome you to OBGYN West for your annual exams. We’ll help you understand which medications are safe, which vitamins and supplements are most helpful, and which health and wellness decisions you can start making to put yourself in the best possible place when you are finally ready to start a family. And if you do encounter bumps in the road, we’ll be here to help you navigate them the right way. It’s all in service of reducing your stress to the greatest degree possible.

“OBGYN West’s state-of-the-art medical services do even more to allay our patients’ apprehensions. We have excellent and accessible sonography at all four of our locations. We also partner with the Twin Cities’ leading high-risk pregnancy specialists, including the same perinatologists who treat patients for Allina and M Health Fairview.

“I’m a mother myself, with a 2-year-old and another new life on the way. I like to think I was compassionate and understanding before experiencing motherhood firsthand, although everything has taken on a new meaning since then. Now that I have weathered the same doubts, challenges and stressors as my patients, I feel I can relate to them that much more genuinely. 

“I’m also a millennial, which gives me insight into the unique health challenges faced by other members of the younger generations. I see the same social media content and ads as my peers, and know how to refute the oftentimes wildly inaccurate information they contain. I also understand younger women’s desire to incorporate chiropractic, acupuncture, yoga, and other forms of nontraditional self-care into their pregnancies, and am happy to help them get the most from their added investment in their health.

“I only refer to OBGYN West’s clients as ‘patients’ out of custom. In reality, we treat individuals – each of whom comes to us with her own one-of-a-kind health history and aspirations. I can only do my best work by truly getting to know someone as a person. I am grateful to work at a clinic that lets me do just that!”

Please visit premierwomenshealthmn.com to learn more about OBGYN West’s health partnerships for life, or call (952) 249-2000 to book an appointment at any of their four clinics in the west metro.

Services Offered at OBGYN West

  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Annual Well-Woman Visit
  • Birth Control
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometriosis Treatment
  • Family Medicine
  • Gynecology
  • In-Office Surgery
  • Infertility
  • Mammography
  • Menopausal Care
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nutritional Therapy
  • Pelvic Medicine
  • Pregnancy
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Telehealth
  • Weight Management
  • Dr. Alesha Roach and Dr. Ashley Anderson (photo by Emily John)

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