Colorado Springs OBGYN
As a Colorado Springs OB/GYN, it’s important to me to be consistent in my living. I believe that how I live my professional life needs to align with my core beliefs.
The most important lesson that the Bible teaches us is to love God and love your neighbor. I want to practice in such a way that I’m expressing true and earnest concern for my patients. I want them to know that I really do value them as people. Not just as patients, but as individuals.
I hope that the care I provide reflects an authentic desire to be there to help care for my patients. I want to provde care in a way that demonstrates I care for them as God does. They are made in His image and I am called to love them, serve them, and care for them.
From a professional standpoint, I have been an ObGyn for nearly 30 years. That includes 25 years of private practice, and 4 years of medical experience and residency training
In my time as an ObGyn in Colorado Springs, I’ve really come to love so many aspects of my practice.
Besides my work, there are some other things that are very important to me…
Jennafer is my wife. She married me in December of 1994.
We have four children–two sets of twins–fraternal twin girls who are attending Wheaton College. The other twins are identical twins who are becoming some very fine young men.
Our family really enjoys the outdoors here in Colorado, and we love to ski and snowboard. We enjoy traveling together and one of our favorite places to travel is to the beaches in Florida.
As a family, we spend a lot of time serviing Woodmen Valley Chapel–a wonderful evangelical church here in Colorado Springs.
As a family, we have also been on many different mission trips, including Romania (twice), Haiti, and Honduras.
A key priority in my personal life, and our family life, is to live consistently with our Biblical world view.
I believe my job as an ObGyn in Colorado Springs is more than a profession. It is a calling and a ministry. I love and serve my patients to best of my ability.
As such, I try to live and practice consistently with the Greatest Commandment–to love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength. And to love your neighbor as yourself.
Living in a manner that shows love to others is the way faith brings value to the world around us. We must recognize that all life has inherent value.
What a joy and honor it is to take care of patients during one of the most exciting times of life!
I love to be able to be with them as their family is expanding. I get to take care of them through normal, happy pregnancies. But I also get to help walk them through the hard pregnancies where there are complications and issues at hand.
Obstetrics, caring for people during pregnancy, is very rewarding to me. It is truly my privilege to be there and participate in the birth of a child.
I am just so grateful to be able to say that I’ve been there for over 6,000 deliveries. To be able to be there during those happy times, those tears of joy, and to experience that celebration of life along side my patients is such a blessing.
The other part of my practice that I really enjoy is GYN surgery.
The technical nature of surgery, whether it be laparoscopy, open surgery, vaginal surgery, or robotic assistant surgery – make me passionate about my work and bring me professional satisfaction and fulfillment.
My residency training concentrated on both vaginal surgery and the fundamentals of laparoscopy.
In my practice today, I continue to utilize vaginal surgical skills when performing vaginal hysterectomies and while performing vaginal reconstructive surgery to correct pelvic prolapse.
Over the past two decades of private practice we have seen numerous advancements in laparoscopy. In fact the majority of GYN surgery is currently performed laparoscopically. Robotic assisted laparoscopy is the most recent addition to our available surgical techniques. The robotic arm has greater dexterity than the human hand and wrist. This increased dexterity and high definition visualization that robotics provides allows us to accomplish even the most difficult and complicated gyn surgeries in a manner that minimizes risk, reduces recovery time, and provides better overall outcomes for patients who are treated with it.
Completing complicated surgeries laparoscopically maximizes my patients ability to recover quickly and get back on their feet and return to the important callings of life.
Why Did I Choose To Be An ObGyn?
People often ask me, “Why did you choose ObGyn?”
The story takes me back to my third year of medical school. I couldn’t wait to deliver my first baby even as a third-year medical student.
However, I absolutely knew I would never go into ObGyn! I knew that my family would be a priority even above medicine. And with the rigors of being a medical professional I was concerned that, that tension could become a conflict. How could I go into the field of ObGyn–given its unpredictable schedules–and still be true to the priorities of having a family?
Then the day came when I delivered my first baby. When that happened, I knew this is what I was meant to do.
While in medical school, I did consider at other disciplines. I enjoyed surgery and I considered doing a general surgery residency. I also really enjoyed taking care of kids. That led me to consider a pediatric residency and a pediatric specialty as well.
But after going through four years of medical school, I finally figured it out. All of my experiences led me to that conclusion. I felt that ObGyn and GYN surgery was not only the field where I wanted to serve patients, but it was also the field into which I knew I was called.
Jennafer and I have been part of the Colorado Springs community since 1996. We feel so blessed to live here. What a beautiful city to live in, what a beautiful state to live in!
But also what a wonderful community, and we are here because want to be a part of this community. And what a wonderful community to belong to and be active members of.
There are a number of local organizations and events we participate in and support.
Together we feel a special draw. We are involved in organizations supporting families, children, and mothers. A few of those organizations include:
I’m on the Board of Directors for Life Network. It is a non-profit focused on cultivating a community that values life through the love of Jesus Christ specifically by:
- Presenting the gospel of Jesus Christ
- Providing life-affirming alternatives to abortion
- Promoting sexual integrity & healthy decisions
- Empowering parents to be healthy & hopeful
- Giving hope and healing to post-abortive
- Engaging the community to advance life
Sonrise Mountain Ranch
I also serve on the Board of Directors for Sonrise Mountain Ranch–a Christ-centered, interdenominational retreat ministry focused on helping families embrace God’s design, deepen their relationships, and invest their lives in the things that matter most.
A Daughter’s Heart
One special event that we love to support is A Daughter’s Heart.
This is a celebration for dads and their daughters. They get together once a year for an evening of dining and dancing.
Rene Behr developed this wonderful banquet and faithfully puts it on regularly.
My daughter and I shared this evening for many years from elementary school through high school.
This is a celebration for dads and their daughters where they get together once a year. It’s a celebration time for dads and daughters to have an evening together for dinner and dancing.
We try to support different organizations around town that specifically support moms. These moms often find themselves in difficult situations (for example moms who are either single or struggling to get by).
There are many wonderful organizations in our region to get involve in.
We encourage your family to find organizations in Colorado Springs to stand beside and support.
We truly find joy in working together as a family towards causes bigger than ourselves.