Gynecologists in Fort Wayne and Angola
The Cameron OB/GYN team provides comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological services for women of all ages and stages of life. Leading an entire team of dedicated professionals, our OB/GYN physicians are recognized throughout the region for their experience and expertise.
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Our OB/GYN Locations
At Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, our team of specialists is dedicated to providing high-quality, patient-focused obstetrical and gynecological care in an environment where you feel supported by our entire team. We offer a comprehensive range of services — from routine testing and exams to labor and delivery to menopause treatment and education — that allows us to treat patients of all ages and stages of life. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our services or what to expect during an appointment.
Routine Exams and Testing
Girls should have their first gynecologic visit between the ages of 13 years and 15 years and continue through advanced age. The purpose of these visits will change depending on your stage of life, and will include routine exams and testing such as sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing, Pap smears, mammograms, reproductive health screens or cancer screenings.
Treatment for some gynecological problems, including the identification of abnormal cells, may require surgery. These surgeries may include cervical cryosurgery, dilation, and curettage, and loop electrosurgical excision procedures (LEEP).
Comprehensive Breast Care
Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death amongst women. At Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, our OB/GYNs conduct mammograms, MRIs, and breast ultrasounds to monitor your breast health and detect any signs of cancer as early as possible.
Menopause Education and Treatment
As you transition into this stage of life, our team will provide the information and counseling you need and help treat the symptoms of menopause, including hormone changes, hot flashes and mood swings.
Family Planning & Preconception Counseling
Our team will be with you throughout the entire pregnancy. When you’re ready to start a family, our team will be there to discuss fertility concerns and the — such as family history, medical conditions and lifestyle — that are part of a healthy pregnancy.
Routine & High-Risk Pregnancy Care
We also monitor factors related to high-risk pregnancies, which can lead to an increased risk of health problems for you or your baby before, during or after birth. These factors include advanced maternal age, lifestyle choices, multiple pregnancies, and pregnancy complications such as abnormal placental position, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
Labor & Delivery
Our physicians are here for their patients throughout the full lifecycle of their pregnancy. We will be with you at our state-of-the-art birth and maternity center, helping you to bring your new little one into this world.
Lactation Education and Counseling
Breastfeeding does not always come easy for new moms. Our team is here to answer any questions you may have around about breastfeeding and provide support to breastfeeding moms and their newborns.
Patients should plan on visiting us for a full postpartum examination within 12 weeks of giving birth. During that visit, your physician will discuss and examine your physical and mental health, including monitoring you for postpartum depression, which many moms experience after giving birth.
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What is an OB/GYN and What Do They Do?
An obstetrician-gynecologist, or OB/GYN, deals with female health and wellness, providing gynecological and obstetrics services to patients.
These doctors serve women of all ages and profiles, work with pregnant women (including delivering babies), and monitor the health of the female reproductive system, including the vagina, cervix, uterus and ovaries. OB/GYNs also treat STDs, and monitor your breast health and conduct mammograms, which is an important part of identifying breast cancer.
What is Obstetrics?
In general terms, obstetrics is a branch of medicine that deals with surgical and medical care leading up to, during, and after a woman gives birth. This includes care during the following times:
What is Gynecology?
Related to the study of obstetrics, gynecology is the branch of medicine that focuses on a woman’s body and their reproductive health. The parts of the body that are generally cared for and treated under gynecology include:
- fallopian tubes
Although some may not realize it, gynecology also deals with testing, screening, and diagnosis of diseases related to a woman’s breasts.
How Often Should You See an OB/GYN?
Women of all ages — teens to seniors — need to make regular visits to their OB/GYN a priority.
Girls should have their first gynecologic visit between the ages of 13 and 15 years and continue through advanced age. The focus of your appointment will change as you age and as your needs change.
Around age 20 to 22, your doctor may begin to discuss family planning, including contraception options, fertility concerns and conception counseling.
Starting at about age 45 your OB/GYN will begin to discuss menopause with you. During this time, you may begin to have an irregular or heavy period and fluctuating hormones that result in symptoms such as night sweats and hot flashes. Your doctor will discuss different methods for treating these symptoms and options for transitioning into this stage of life.
As you get older, your OB/GYN will also want to conduct bone density screens and look for signs of osteoporosis, a condition in which your bones become weak and brittle.
What to Expect at Your OB/GYN Visit
As part of your annual OB/GYN visit, your physician will review your medical and reproductive history, review your medications, and examine your reproductive health and reproductive organs. Some of the questions from our team will cover topics such as:
- Your period and any problems with it, such as missed or heavy periods
- Your sexual health and sexual activity
- Your current or past birth control methods
- Your family-planning goals
- Your vaccination history
- Your family history
The annual exam will also include a pelvic exam, which is a check of your vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, rectum, and pelvis, including your ovaries. The goal is to identify any masses, growths or other abnormalities, that may be a symptom of health problems.
Depending on your age and stage of life, your doctor will also conduct a breast exam, which includes a mammogram, which typically begins at age 40.
Based on your age, your doctor may also conduct a Pap smear, sometimes called a Pap test, is a cervical screening used to detect cancer in the cervix.
As part of your exam, you and your doctor will work together to make a plan for your continued wellness, including discussing any follow-up treatment or testing and planning for necessary lifestyle changes based on your health needs or pregnancy goals. They can also refer you to specialists if necessary.
These appointments are also an opportunity for you to ask your physician, nurse practitioner, or midwife any questions you may have about your own health or future family planning.
Meet our Specialists:
Todd C. Rumsey, MD, FACOG
Chief Medical Officer
Todd C. Rumsey, MD, FACOG, is an experienced, board-certified obstetrics and gynecology physician. Prior to joining Cameron, Dr. Rumsey served as a private practice OB/GYN in northeast Indiana for over 20 years, earning a reputation for providing outstanding care. Dr. Rumsey completed his undergraduate degree at DePauw University and his graduate degree at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Actively involved with the Steuben County Board of Health, Dr. Rumsey is also Cameron’s Chief Medical Officer and a member of Cameron Hospital Board of Directors. In addition, he is a Fellow of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, as well as a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and the Society of Gynecologic Oncology.
He currently sees patients at our Fort Wayne location on Dupont Rd, and at our Angola OB/GYN location within the Cameron Medical Office Building.
Trisha Brown, CNM, brings 24 years of nursing experience in obstetrics to Cameron, with specific experience in both low- and high-risk obstetrics, mainly antenatal and intrapartum. Trisha earned her BSN from University of Toledo and her MSN and post-graduate certificate in women’s health from Frontier Nursing University. When not at the hospital, Trisha loves to spend her time with her husband and eight children. Trisha has always been drawn to those who need her help the most and found her niche in caring for pregnant women. She loves the friendly atmosphere and pursuit of excellence in providing healthcare for the community at Cameron.
Bobbi Brown, CNM, WHNP-BC
Bobbi Brown, CNM, WHNP-BC, is a nurse midwife and women’s health nurse practitioner. As a midwife, she supports and cares for women during labor, delivery and after the birth of a child. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bowling Green University and her Master of Science degree in midwifery from the University of Philadelphia. She works in collaboration with Dr. Rumsey to provide personalized care.
She currently sees patients at our Angola OB/GYN location within the Cameron Medical Office Building.
Stefani Johnston, MSN, FNP-BC
Stefani Johnston, MSN, FNP-BC, is a board-certified nurse practitioner. She came to Cameron from Women’s Health Advantage in Fort Wayne. Stefani received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University and her Master of Science in Nursing from Valparaiso University. She received her Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate in 1999.
She sees patients at our Fort Wayne OB/GYN office.
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