Kim and Tim Bogert of Lapeer chose Dr. Duff to deliver their six biological children, and the number of deliveries have continued to climb ever since. The Bogerts adopted seven children, and now have 17 grandchildren – all delivered by Dr. Duff! And one more is on the way.
To date, 23 Bogerts (24 in April) were delivered by Dr. Duff at Crittenton Hospital.
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Dr. Brian Reedy didn’t always envision a career in medicine. The board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist once planned on becoming an accountant! Today, Dr. Reedy is the Chief of Women’s Services at Crittenton Hospital and a passionate Ob/Gyn Physician.
After switching his career goals from accounting to medicine, Dr. Reedy attended medical school at the Wayne State School of Medicine and knew quickly that he wanted to continue studying obstetrics and gynecology. “Obstetrics is one area, but it has one of the greatest diversities. You do primary care, gynecology, obstetrics, surgery, and even some psychology,” explained Dr. Reedy. “It is also one of the most positive, uplifting parts of medicine. Medicine can have a lot of negatives to it, but obstetrics is very positive.” Dr. Reedy says these positive outcomes from moms and babies is why he stays so passionate about what he does.
A Day as the Chief of Women’s Services
Dr. Reedy explains what his typical day looks like as both a practicing obstetrician and as the Chief at Crittenton Hospital. It’s common for him to leave a committee meeting to meet a mom ready to deliver or to complete a C-section and then work on administration tasks for the department. “My days are a balance between my work at Contemporary Obstetrics & Gynecology and working directly with the staff in the Women’s Services Department,” said Dr. Reedy. “I also spend a lot of time working with committees that focus on evidence-based medicine to continually improve standards in the hospital.” Dr. Reedy is a part of multiple Michigan-based committees that are dedicated to improving outcomes for patients across all hospitals.
What about Fun?
Dr. Reedy may spend a lot of time on the clock at Crittenton, but when he is not delivering babies, helping moms, or working with the Crittenton Women’s Services staff, you can bet he is outside or enjoying local sports teams. “I like pretty much any kind of sports,” said Dr. Reedy. “Going golfing, heading out to a Wings game, or boating.”
Dr. Reedy purposefully works with Crittenton, and he says it is because of the quality staff and technology that Crittenton has remained dedicated to providing. “Crittenton has that hometown feel, rather than a huge network feel. We have a truly great nursing staff, high-risk pregnancy obstetricians, and neonatologists on staff to provide care for our newborns who need it,” Dr. Reedy explained. All of this means that moms and babies who come to Crittenton for care have access to high-risk pregnancy and newborn experts and should the unexpected happen, Crittenton has the staff and the technology to care for you.
About Dr. Brian Reedy
Dr. Brian Reedy received his medical training at the Wayne State School of Medicine. He completed his obstetrics/gynecology residency at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, MI.
Dr. Gouri Pimputkar felt a calling to help women in their health journey from an early age. When she attended the University of Michigan for her undergraduate degree, she was unsure how to best pursue that goal. After completing a Masters in Biomedical Sciences from Wayne State University, Dr. Pimputkar felt confident that a career in medicine was the best avenue for her to help women and their health.
Following Medicine and Her Heart
For Dr. Pimputkar, becoming a physician came hand in hand with becoming an obstetrician and gynecologist. “I had a little bit of a different story during medical school. Instead of liking every department I trained in, I was trying to find a program I liked more than Obstetrics and Gynecology.” She admits, “I couldn’t. This was for me.” She also explained that her grandmother, a role model for her, was a practicing Obstetric and Gynecologist.
Dr. Pimputkar completed her fellowship training at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and then came back home to Michigan to complete her fellowship program.
Becoming Your Own Best Advocate
As a practicing OB/GYN physician, Dr. Pimputkar tells her patients that the best health advocate is you. “My job as your physician is to make you as educated as possible about your health,” Dr. Pimputkar explains. “That includes routine screenings and if there is a problem, we want the best medical or surgical, conservative or alternative therapy. Because gynecology is an intimate discussion, it’s important for patients and physicians to be able to communicate.” Dr. Pimputkar is encouraging this by empowering women with education so they can make the best decisions for their health.
The OB/GYN field today continues to show signs of that progress. “In the past, patients have felt as though their physicians dictated the treatments plans. Today, patients are becoming more educated about their health and are able to be a part of that conversation,” Dr. Pimputkar states.
A Passion for Women’s Health
Dr. Pimputkar says she stays as passionate today about women’s health as she did when she started because of the unique continuum of care that she experiences with her patients. “Women’s health is applicable to women at every stage in their lifetime. The range goes from young girls who are experiencing changes to women who are in their childbearing years, all the way to menopause and beyond,” Dr. Pimputkar says. She has seen patients as young girls at 14 years old and later served as the doctor delivering their babies a decade or more later. “It is a great continuum of care,” she explains.
Dr. Pimputkar also believes advances in technology make the field even more exciting. “Right now, it’s an amazing time to be a gynecologist because there are so many advances in minimally invasive options. Whether it’s urinary incontinence, heavy bleeding, or other health concerns, women have minimally invasive surgeries and non-surgical medical options available to them,” she says.
Dr. Pimputkar believes in being challenged in her work, and gynecology has the new techniques and procedures right now to help women be healthier. She does clarify that while gynecology is a challenging and exciting field to be in, obstetrics is something she will always be amazed by. “Each birth is different.” She continues, “No matter how seasoned a practitioner you are, who is in control during a birth is the baby inside. What happens is different because each birth can be so unique.”
As a Crittenton physician, Dr. Pimputkar says her relationship began with Crittenton a long time ago. “I grew up in Troy, so I have always known Crittenton. I have friends and family who work here.” Dr. Pimputkar explains that she loves the nurses, the doctors, and the comfortable feel that comes with this hospital. “It is a little diamond in the rough, in many ways. Crittenton has the cutting edge technology but a small community hospital feeling,” she explains.
Dr. Gouri Pimputkar received her medical training at Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her obstetrics/gynecology residency at St. John Detroit Riverview Hospital.
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