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Top Docs at Women First

Our exceptional team here at Women First has been honored again, with SIX of our physicians selected as 2016 Top Docs by their peers in the Greater Louisville Medical Society. Congratulations to Dr. Rebecca Booth, Dr. Holly Brown, Dr. Ann Grider, Dr. Michele Johnson, Dr. Rebecca Terry, and Dr. Lori Warren! See their listings on pages 75 and 78-80 of Louisville Magazine’s August issue.


Time sure flies when you love your work! And we do.

This month, Women First celebrates 28 years of caring for women. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your life.

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Anna Hutchinson, APRN

Women First welcomes Anna Hutchinson, APRN!

Anna joins Women First as a nurse practitioner, practicing with Dr. Michele Johnson and Dr. Leigh Price. With clinical experience at several urology practices, Anna has experience as a nurse practitioner working in women’s health, urogynecology, well-woman care and obstetrics.



Congratulations to Dr. Lori Warren!

Our own Dr. Lori Warren is now double board-certified, recently adding Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) to her certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Warren provides medical and surgical treatment for patients experiencing prolapse, pelvic floor dysfunction, urinary incontinence, and much more. Congratulations, Dr. Warren! Read more about Dr. Warren. Read about Female Pelvic Medicine here.

Tracy Kuzma, APRNWomen First welcomes Tracy Kuzma, APRN!

Tracy joins Women First as a nurse practitioner, practicing with Dr. Michele Johnson and Dr. Leigh Price. Having worked as a travel RN in labor and delivery, Tracy also has experience as a nurse practitioner working with high-risk obstetric patients. Read more about Tracy here.

Jeannette Jaggers, APRN Welcome, Jeannette Jaggers, to Women First!

Jeannette joins Women First to work with Dr. Rebecca Booth as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) and provide care for new patients. Jeannette has provided care to women seeking health and wellness and patients with hormonal challenges. Read more about Jeannette here.



MD Update MagazineDr. Lori Warren and Dr. Rebecca Booth Emphasize Minimally-Invasive Techniques in M.D. Update Magazine

Dr. Lori Warren and Dr. Rebecca Booth are featured in the May 2015 issue of M.D. Update magazine for their role in pioneering minimally-invasive surgeries for women. Working with Baptist Health, our Women First physicians have helped change the dynamic of gynecologic surgery in Louisville with new treatment options that are in the best interest of patients. Read the full article here

Dr. Lori Warren Interview on CBS News

Weight gain in menopause: Why does it happen, and what can you do?

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Dr. Terry featured in the March issue of Today’s Woman!

As part of Women’s History Month, our own Dr. Rebecca Terry was highlighted in the March issue of Today’s Woman magazine! One of the founding partners of Women First, Dr. Terry shares a little of her background and salutes the women who supported her career. Read more on page 17 of the magazine.



“Meet the Doula”

Are you considering a doula for your labor and delivery experience? Learn more about doulas— nonmedical professionals who provide emotional, physical and informational support to the mother during childbirth—by attending one of the upcoming FREE “Meet the Doula” sessions at Baptist Health. Get more information about doulas at BirthCareNetwork.com.

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How do I know if I have Post Partum Depression?

For most women, having a baby is an exciting time. Yet, after childbirth, many mothers feel sad, angry, afraid or anxious. Most new mothers have these feelings in a mild form called postpartum blues. This is a passing state of heightened emotions. About 10% of new mothers have a more serious condition called post partum depression (PPD). Learn more about Post Partum Depression and how Women First can help

Take Control of Your Delivery with the Power of Wireless Telemetry Monitoring

If you’re planning to deliver without an epidural or limit the use of pain interventions as long as possible, then wireless Telemetry Monitoring may be for you. We use fetal monitoring during labor to try to better understand what is happening in utero so we can more safely deliver your baby. In the past to be monitored, you were attached to a monitor via cords that were several feet long. Now, you no longer have to be tied to a machine the whole time. You can walk in the rooms and in the halls. You can even shower while being monitored. Read the full article regarding Wireless Telemetry Monitoring

Women First is pleased to announce that Vaughn Bowen, APRN (Nurse Practitioner) joined our practice September 16, 2013.

We are happy to welcome Vaughn Bowen to Women First as one of our skilled Nurse Practitioners. Nurse Practitioners are registered nurses who provide a full range of healthcare services similar to those of a physician. Vaughn received her degree in Nurse Practitioner studies from the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. Vaughn has practiced in obstetrics and gynecology for the past 14 years. Vaughn works with Dr. Becky Terry’s established patients providing routine well-care, family planning visits (including IUD and Nexplanon insertions), menopause management, medication concerns, and post-operative appointments. She also welcomes new patients and has availability for urgent matters on a same-day basis. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment with Vaughn.

Three Women First Physicians Named Louisville Magazine’s 2013 “Top Docs”

Dr. Holly Brown, Dr. Becky Terry and Dr. Lori Warren of Women First have been recognized as Louisville Magazine’s “Top Docs” for 2013, as chosen in a survey of their peers.

Questionnaires mailed to 2,300 members of the Great Louisville Medical Society requested area physicians’ top choices of Louisville doctors for medical care for either themselves or a family member. Survey respondents listed their selections of top physicians and specialists in order of preference for each discipline. Listings received points according to placement, which were then tallied to come up with the 2013 list of Top Docs.

In Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Brown, Dr. Terry and Dr. Warren were three of the ten OB/GYN physicians selected as this year’s “Top Docs.”

See the full story beginning on page 80 and the OB/GYN listing on page 98 in the 2013 issue of Louisville Magazine by clicking here.

Dr. Jodi Regan to be Helping at Women First

To our Patients,

Over the upcoming few months, to help us after Dr. Dutton leaves, we are pleased to let you know that Dr. Jodi Regan will occasionally be covering some weekend calls for us.

Dr. Regan is a wonderful physician who is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1999. Dr. Regan returned to the University of Cincinnati in 2011 to pursue additional training in the specialty of maternal fetal medicine (high risk obstetrics). Many of us have known and worked with Dr. Regan for many years, and she will provide the same high quality care that you expect for you and your baby. We are very pleased that Dr. Regan is able to join us on an interim basis at the practice.

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Women First’s Hospital Choice Named the Best in Louisville by U.S. News & World Report

Women First’s choice of hospitals, Baptist Health Louisville, has been ranked one of the Best Regional Hospitals for 2013-14 by U.S. News & World Report for the second consecutive year. The hospital was listed #1 in Metro Louisville and tied for #2 in the State of Kentucky with the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital in Lexington.

Women First founding partner Dr. Becky Terry acknowledged that the honor recognizes the “excellent care delivered at Baptist Health that we value for our patients here at Women First. We are very pleased to be affiliated with the hospital that is ranked so highly by U.S. News & World Report.”

U.S. News evaluates hospitals in 16 adult specialties, ranking the nation’s top 50 hospitals and recognizing other high-performing hospitals at state and regional levels. Only about 15 percent of hospitals are recognized as among their region’s best.

U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals as a tool for patients who may need a high level of care for a wide variety of reasons and who are able to research and identify best sources for medical care.

Read the full article, Best Hospitals in Louisville, Ky.

Botox approved by the FDA for Overactive Bladder Now at Women First

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the use of Botox to treat overactive bladder when patients cannot tolerate or do not respond to medication. Scientists from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM) and the National Institutes of Health network found that Botox injected into the bladder muscle is twice as likely to completely eliminate overactive bladder symptoms in females than medications. Click here to read the full story about Botox treatment for overactive bladder.


To Our Women First Patients:

The physicians and staff of Women First acknowledge Dr. Stephanie Dutton who, after much thought and soul searching, has decided to leave her practice at Women First in order to focus on her family.

Dr. Dutton’s last day with Women First will be August 18, 2013. Until then, she will continue to care for her established patients and will also be available for emergency care. If you are one of Dr. Dutton’s current patients, we hope that you will allow us to continue to provide you with comprehensive health care as our patient at Women First.

To coordinate your next appointment with the physician of your choice, please call our office directly at 502-891-8700 and select “*” or contact us through our patient portal on the web site. Find out more about Dr. Dutton’s physician partners here.

All of us at Women First will miss Dr. Dutton very much; it has been a privilege working with her these past nine years, and we wish Dr. Dutton and her family all the best.

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New Arrivals

Kristen Hord, physician assistant at Women First, and her husband, Shannon Hord, along with big brother Cameron, proudly introduce the newest addition to their family:

Colin Martin Hord
Born May 3, 2013
7 pounds, 11 ounces
20-1/2 inches long

Kaitlin Sullivan, physician assistant at Women First, and her husband, William Patrick Sullivan II, proudly announce the birth of their son:

William Patrick Sullivan III
Born June 28, 2013
7 pounds, 2 ounces
21 inches long

Congratulations to Kristen and Kaitlin and their families…from all of us at Women First!

Women First of Louisville is pleased to announce that Kristen Hord, P.A.-C (Physician Assistant) joined our practice effective November 12, 2012.


Physician Assistants practice medicine as part of a physician-led team. Kristen is a member of our team and has her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Kentucky. She is new to the Louisville area from Lexington and is an Owensboro, Ky native. Kristen is married to Shannon Hord and they have a toddler son. Kristen works with Dr. Ann Grider and she has a true love of working with and getting to know people. Kristen welcomes new patients and has available appointments to see Dr. Grider's established patients. Kristen provides women's health and gynecological care such as; routine well-women care, family planning visits (including IUD and Nexplanon insertions), menopause management, medication concerns, post-op appointments and has availability for more urgent matters on a same day basis. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.


Women First of Louisville is pleased to announce that Kaitlin Sullivan P.A.-C, (Physician Assistant) has joined our practice effective October 12, 2012.

Kaitlin has become a member of our team and has her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Kentucky. She also received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Kentucky. She is a native Louisvillian who is passionate about furthering her career in Women's Health. Kaitlin will be working solely with Dr. Kelli Miller and Dr. Margarita Terrassa. Kaitlin welcomes new patients and has available appointments to see Dr. Miller and Dr. Terrassa’s established patients. Kaitlin provides women’s health and gynecological care such as: routine well-women care, contraceptive visits (including IUD and Nexplanon insertions), menopause, medication concerns and post-op appointments and has availability for more urgent matters on a same day basis. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.


In accordance with a new state law your physician is now required to take additional steps before prescribing some controlled substances.  Guidelines in this state have been set up by the Kentucky Board of Licensure to assure safety and compliance with these state regulations.  This applies to both long term and intermittent treatment.

A controlled substance has the potential to become habit forming and could have the potential to be addicting. Overdoses can be lethal. Some examples of the more commonly prescribed controlled substances are: Percocet, Xanax, and Ambien. For a full list see: www.kbml.ky.gov.

In order to prescribe a controlled substance the physician must run a KASPER report on the patient along with other administrative and treatment requirements. KASPER stands for Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting System. It is an electronic system used to monitor controlled substances prescribed by Kentucky physicians and dispensed in Kentucky pharmacies.

In order to receive continued treatment with these medications the patient must have an appointment and an exam every 90 days.

If you have questions as to the nature of these requirements, please see:  www.kbml.ky.gov.
If you are concerned that these regulations will negatively affect your medical care,
please call your local state representative to voice your concern.

Dr. Lori Warren on the Dr. Oz Show!Dr. Lori Warren on the Dr. Oz Show

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New Ways to connect to Women First

Providing you with convenient options to conduct some of the tasks you might otherwise take care of during an office visit or over the phone is a top priority for us. Coming in Spring 2010, Women First will be offering our patients several ways to conveniently connect with our office via the launch of our new website Patient Portal link. Through Patient Portal, you will be able to access our office online to conduct the following time saving tasks--all from the convenience of your home computer:

- Submit appointment requests
- Pre-register for your office appointment
- Pay your bill on-line
- Submit prescription renewals

At Women First, it’s all about you…in all we do. Look for further details coming soon to your mailbox.

Meet Dr. Margarita Terrassa

Women First is pleased to welcome Dr. Margarita Terrassa, who joined the practice on July 1st, 2010.

Dr. Terrassa completed her undergraduate degree at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York and attended Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico, receiving her medical degree in May of 2000.

She completed her residency at Tulane University Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana in May 2004, and has been practicing in the Louisville area since 2005.

Dr. Terressa is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is an active member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecology, AMA, Greater Louisville Medical Society, Louisville Obstetrical and Gynecological Society and Association of American Medical Colleges. Dr. Terrassa is bi-lingual (spanish-speaking).

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Terrassa, contact our appointment scheduling department at 502-891-8700.

Sara Spradling, Nurse PractitionerWe are pleased to announce that Sara Canchola, Nurse Practitioner, has joined Women First of Louisville. Sara comes to us with a background working at Louisville’s Metro Public Health and Wellness as a Nurse Practitioner in their Family Planning Clinic. She has also worked as a Registered Nurse in Labor and Delivery at Baptist Hospital East and a Relief Charge Nurse in Labor and Delivery at Norton Suburban Hospital.

Sara earned her Master of Science in Nursing- and received her Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner certification in November 2010. She is also a Certified Lactation Counselor.

Sara joins our team of Women First OB physicians as a nurse practitioner caring for our obstetrical patients in the hospital as well as the office.

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Women First in M.D. Update Magazine

Women First's pioneering work in minimally invasive surgeries was featured in the June issue of M.D. Update. Click on cover to print a copy of the article.

Find us on Facebook!

On Monday, October 3, 2011 we launched the Women First of Louisville Facebook page. Please go to our page and Like it to become a fan! Click on the Facebook icon below to directly connect to our Facebook page.

Women First will be sharing news and information on Facebook that we feel is important for our patients and women in our community to be informed about. We encourage you to interact with us by posting photos of your children delivered by Women First in addition to sharing your experiences with our practice.

Please note that we will not be answering specific medical questions, account inquiries, or appointment/scheduling requests on Facebook. Contact our office directly at 502.891.8700 regarding your specific questions or concerns.

We thank you in advance for becoming a fan of Women First on Facebook. Remember to tell your friends and family about our new page….and visit often for changing content and news you can use.

Women First…keeping in touch so you stay in touch.


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