Congratulations on your new pregnancy!
We are excited that you are considering Arbor ObGyn (previously Atrium ObGyn) for your prenatal care and delivery!
Here is some important information you should know about Arbor ObGyn:
- We have five Board Certified Obstetricians that deliver babies. Our four nurse practitioners may provide some of your prenatal care, but they do not come to the hospital.
- All of your prenatal care is in our one office located at 2615 Lake Drive, Suite 201 (near Rex Hospital in the Twin Lakes Office Complex). Most pregnancies need 10 to 14 appointments.
- We pride ourselves on spending enough time with you at your appointment, providing you with reliable information and advice, and working with you to ensure a safe and successful delivery.
- We do take care of twins and other high-risk patients, sometimes with the co-management of a Maternal-Fetal Medicine team. Occasionally, however, some new patients have medical conditions that are best served at a University high-risk obstetric health care center. Examples of some conditions that we can not provide care for are Triplet pregnancies and women with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 50 or more. Please ask our receptionist if you are concerned about our ability to manage a pregnancy with your medical complexities.
We are engaged with all major insurances, although some specific plans are not covered. We work with healthcare cost sharing programs as well. We do not accept Medicaid as either primary or secondary insurance. For women who do not choose to use insurance, we have a separate fee schedule.
We deliver babies at Rex Hospital only. Please check with your insurance that Rex Hospital is In-Network with your plan.
We “share call” with Wilkerson ObGyn, a well-respected ObGyn group in our community. They manage laboring patients for us every-other evening, and for one day of each weekend. They deliver approximately 15% of women with prenatal care at Arbor ObGyn.
Your First Appointment
To schedule your first appointment as a New patient please call our receptionist (919-781-9555), or send us a message through our Contact Page. Established Arbor patients can call or send us a message through the Patient Portal. Please have your updated insurance information with you, current email address, and your calendar. If you are new to Arbor ObGyn we will provide you with information about setting up an account. All patients at Arbor are required to follow our financial policies, and maintain a Credit Card on File.
We calculate your due date by referencing the first day of your Last Menstrual Period (LMP). Your first appointment at Arbor ObGyn is typically eight weeks after your LMP. At this appointment you can expect an ultrasound to confirm your pregnancy (and heartbeat and due date), meeting with the clinician, meeting with our nursing staff to provide educational materials, laboratory testing, and review of your insurance benefits. You should plan to be at Arbor ObGyn for approximately 90 minutes. This appointment is typically not part of the medical insurance “Global” prenatal care package.
Transferring to Arbor?
We are not regularly accepting new patients who already have established prenatal care with another ObGyn practice. If you have a special circumstance, please call us to review. We do welcome women transferring from their fertility clinic, or when their gynecologist doesn’t deliver babies.
If you are transferring to Arbor and/or have already had an ultrasound with a due date established (e.g. from a fertility center), then you will need a Transfer Nurse History appointment. This is an interview appointment with our nursing and administrative staff to incorporate your records into our system and provide you with educational materials. No clinical care or ultrasound is done at this sixty-minute no charge administrative appointment. An appointment with the physician will be arranged for the following week.
If you have medical records related to this pregnancy, ask your doctor to fax them to Arbor in advance of your appointment. If you have medical records from a prior delivery – especially a cesarean section – please have that sent to us as well. A medical release form is available on our website.