Facts about Obstetrics and Gynecology
What is FACOG?
FACOG means Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. ACOG is the nation's leading group of health care professionals specializing in women's health. The American College of Obstretricians and Gynecologists:
Is a strong advocate for high quality health care for women and believes every woman should have access to all reproductive health services.
Strives to maintain the highest quality patient care
Advocates for health care coverage for uninsured women
Provides continuing education to its members through support of women's health research and outreach.
Promotes patient education
Increases awareness among its members and the public of changing issues facing women's health care.
What is CNM?
Certified Nurse-Midwife or CNM are highly skilled healthcare professionals with degrees in nursing at the master's level and have successfully completed meticulous midwifery certification programs. A CNM is measured by the standard of practice set by the American College of Nurse-Midwifes as well as the state licensing organization. The CNM's at SunLife:
Promote patient health education and prevention
Provide preconception counseling
Specialize in prenatal, childbirth and postpartum care
Provide gynecological services
Care for peri and post-menopausal women
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