Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Madison Women's Health: A Different Kind of Care

I am constantly seeing posts on Moms in Madison for women looking for an ob/gyn. Well, stop the search. I have been to several doctor's offices in my adult life but have never seen a place like Madison Women's Health. You may have read that it offers delicious coffee in a state-of-the-art setting. But that's not why I went there. 

I first saw Dr. Beth Wiedel (that's her up above in the bottom right corner) in 2006 after moving to Madison. My friend, Jenni, told me she went to Dr. Jenny Hackforth-Jones at Associated Physicians and loved her. I tried to see her but she wasn't accepting new patients. This lead me to Dr. Wiedel.

I knew we would get along great after I found out we were both from Illinois. But it wasn't until I became pregnant that I found out what an amazing doctor she is. I came in to each appointment with a list of questions (those of you who know me are not surprised to hear this) and she took the time to really listen to me. I never felt rushed. I even joked that she probably dreaded my appointments but she said said she liked seeing me! I think some of my ridiculous concerns made her laugh. Unfortunately, she was on vacation when I went into labor. I knew she would be; that was my luck. But it gave me the chance to get to know the rest of the team, including Dr. Dickmeyer who delived c. When I was told Dr. Wiedel opened her own practice it was a no-brainer--I would follow these women anywhere.

According to the website, "Madison Women’s Health, LLP is the dream of four experienced and respected women physicians in the area---to have a clinic devoted solely to women’s health care." It goes on to say, "We pride ourselves in taking the time to get to know you well enough that we can actually help you through the many aspects of your life."

I know what you are thinking...all doctors say this. But this place means it. I am blown away by their level of service. The minute you walk in you feel relaxed--there is a quiet waiting room (with a kids' play area tucked away in the corner) and the receptionists greet you right away. I have been to the lab several times and have had the same person take my blood. Did you hear me? There weren't several lab techs and a waiting room full of people. You just ring the bell and a delightful redhead will greet you. You'll be in and out in minutes.  And the customer service doesn't stop there. If you need to speak with the doctor-on-call she will call you back after business hours. Don't believe me? I got a call at 8 pm on a Friday night.

Have I convinced you? I hope so. They take the following insurance plans: Physicians Plus, Unity and Health EOS/Multiplan (including Aetna and WEA.)

Madison's Women's Health
5801 Research Park Blvd. Ste. 400, Madison, WI
 (Located on the near west side of Madison, near the Whitney Way exit off the Beltline.)

For an appointment call (608) 729-6300.
Visit the website
See the full list of insurance carriers


  1. Anne!
    Great blog!!!! You rock! I heard that the AP doctor's are great as well! Check your insurance first before you sign up with a new dr! My insurance wasn't affiliated with them so I went with the UW Health Midwives and they were great as well!

  2. I love, love, love this practice. My primary doc was Dr. Dickmeyer, but on delivery day, I saw Drs. Stoffel, Dickmeyer and Wiedel, who ultimately delivered my baby girl via emergency C. If it's possible to be in love with your doctors -- I am, and I keep recommending them to anyone who will listen!