Women are often so busy taking care of their family’s needs and health concerns that their own care gets pushed far down the list of priorities.

"We know that women are responsible for making 80% of the household decisions when it comes to health, but they often neglect their own needs to take care of their families, said Dr. Pamela Oliver, executive vice president and president of Novant Health Physician Network.

Dr. Alyse Kelly-Jones talks with a patient at the Novant Health Women's Center.
Dr. Alyse Kelly-Jones talks with a patient at the Novant Health Women's Center.

Novant Health is streamlining the process by making it more convenient to get high-quality, coordinated care. This streamlined care comes in the form of its dedicated Women’s Center at Novant Health SouthPark Medical Plaza.

“This center is the only place in Charlotte where you’ll find head-to-toe women’s care in one location, with experts in everything from brain, heart and ob-gyn care to pelvic and sexual health and beyond,” said Pat Campbell, executive leading the Novant Health Women’s & Children’s Institute. “We are so proud to offer these services, which will make it easier for women at every age to care for their complete health and well-being.”

For many diseases and illnesses, women have different symptoms than men and require a different approach to diagnosis and treatment. Physicians at the Novant Health Women’s Center are equipped to handle women’s unique health needs, including heart and vascular, pulmonology, neurology, pelvic health, sexual health and wellness, behavioral health, breastfeeding support, breast surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology.

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The 36,000-square-foot facility is designed to feel more like a spa than a medical clinic, with special touches that include rose-colored walls, white marble counters and eye-catching artwork. The 120,000-square-foot space below the Women’s Center is also home to new and existing Novant Health clinics, including a variety of services to care for the whole family: senior care, memory care, pediatrics, rheumatology and infusion, urogynecology, family medicine, dermatology, imaging, and physical therapy and rehab.

“It is a comprehensive medical plaza so if I need to bring an elderly parent or my child, they can coordinate that care in one day rather than having to go back and forth,” said Paula Vincent, former president of Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, who helped create the vision for the center. “The coordination of the care, I think, is one of the biggest assets.”

The Women’s Center is located on the fourth floor of the Novant Health SouthPark Medical Plaza in Charlotte. To learn more about services offered or to make an appointment, visit www.NovantHealth.org/WomensCenterSouthPark.