We are so pleased to share with you our 2015-2016 Miscarriage Care Initiative cohort! These five physicians have demonstrated their commitment to expanding access to evidence-based, patient-centered miscarriage care in their clinics. Grantees will receive intensive support from RHAP to integrate and expand miscarriage treatment in their practices, helping to increase the number of family physicians providing miscarriage care, and developing clinical leaders and advocates.
Dr. Lillian Holloway is a family physician and the Director of Family Planning and Prenatal Clinics at Cermak Health Services of Cook County Jail in Chicago, Illinois. Her goal is to offer all three early pregnancy loss treatment options to incarcerated women at Cook County Jail, expanding their access to reproductive health services before they return to their communities, where options are often limited. Dr. Holloway plans to use this grant to continue her work of providing this vulnerable group of women with the gift of choice in miscarriage care.
Dr. Sarah Hufbauer is the Clinical Site Director at Country Doctor Community Clinic, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) located in Seattle, Washington. She also holds a faculty position at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Hufbauer’s goal is to offer all three types of miscarriage management at her site and eventually expand to Country Doctor’s second site. This grant will help Dr. Hufbauer and her colleagues offer their patients the option to choose an MVA for miscarriage management in a familiar and comforting environment. They also plan to teach family medicine residents miscarriage management care, so that this type of care becomes a routine part of these physicians’ toolkit.
Dr. Mary Moya is a family physician and the Assistant Director at Scripps Family Medicine Residency in Chula Vista, California. She trains residents at two FQHCs in the San Diego border area. Dr. Moya’s goal is to integrate comprehensive miscarriage management at Chula Vista Family Medicine Clinic and Samahan Clinic, and train faculty and residents in all three types of miscarriage management. Dr. Moya and her colleagues work with significantly underserved patients in the San Diego border area; this grant will help them increase the number of family medicine clinicians able to offer this important care to patients.
Dr. Amy Santin is a Family Medicine physician at Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) in Asheville, North Carolina. Her goal is to train family medicine faculty and residents to offer all three types of miscarriage management care to patients at MAHEC residency, thereby alleviating barriers faced by patients in need of comprehensive reproductive health care. With assistance from the grant, Dr. Santin and her family medicine colleagues will not only improve access to miscarriage care for the some 3,000 women seen at MAHEC per year, but also expand access to miscarriage care into rural western North Carolina by training the 60% of residents who stay local after completing residency.
Dr. Tina Wheat is the Medical Director at Erie Family Health Center’s Humboldt Park Site in Chicago, Illinois. The site is an FQHC that serves low-income and under-resourced populations. Dr. Wheat also holds a core faculty position with Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine Residency Program. Her goal is to expand miscarriage management services into her Teaching Health Center’s family medicine residency site, which provides training to 274 future providers across 13 distinctive health centers in the area.