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Health Care For Women

Health Care for Women is a privately owned practice and has been a leader in providing comprehensive women’s medical services in Coeur d’Alene and its surrounding cities for over 40 years. We provide a full range of gynecological services as well as high quality obstetrics care. Outpatient and inpatient surgeries and labor services during pregnancy are carried out at Kootenai Health, conveniently located minutes from our office. Our goal is to deliver exceptional medical care and to provide you with advice that is necessary for you to make the best decisions for your health concerns. Our doctors are all board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Midwifery and Nurse Practitioner services are also available. Same day appointments are often available for new and established patients who need urgent care. The convenience of telemedicine visits is provided for appropriate conditions which results in less time away from family and less disruption of work schedules. In-office ultrasound and a lab blood draw station contribute to streamlining your medical needs.

Women's Health

At Health care for Women we strive to provide up-to-date and compassionate care for women of all ages. Services available include but are not limited to Wellness Exams along with management of:

  • Family Planning and Contraception
  • PMS
  • Perimenopause and Menopause
  • Abnormal Pap Smears
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Vulvar Cysts
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Prenatal Care and Childbirth
  • Recurrent Miscarriage
  • Ectopic Pregnancy


Surgical treatments are often needed when conservative medical therapies are not effective at resolving certain gynecologic conditions. Procedures available include:

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Dilatation and Curettage (D&C)
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Laparoscopy
  • Urinary Incontinence/Slings
  • Cesarean Section
  • Tubal Sterilization
  • Rectocele/Cystocele Repair
  • Uterine Prolapse Repair
  • Ovarian Cyst removal
  • Cervical Cone Biopsy
  • Cervical Cerclage
  • Vulvar Cyst Drainage/Excision
  • Endometriosis treatment
  • Hysterectomy
  • vaginal, laparoscopic
  • robotic, abdominal

Our Providers

Penney, MD, FACOG

Richardson, MD, FACOG

Helal, MD, FACOG

Forsman, FNP

Olscamp, CNM, FNP