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Personalized Healthcare Treatment

Desert Sky Women’s Healthcare provides all aspects of gynecological care including preventative management and management of acute and chronic conditions.  We specialize in normal pregnancy and delivery options as well as high-risk pregnancies and delivers.


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Obstetrics

At Desert Sky Women’s Healthcare, women can find comprehensive, compassionate care from conception throughout the postpartum period. We can accommodate not only normal pregnancy and birth, but also high-risk pregnancies and deliveries.  We encourage you to be a partner in your health care decisions by communicating your wishes with the intention of developing YOUR optimal birth experience together. 

We offer a wide range of birthing options, depending on your personal preferences, pregnancy risks and labor situation.  For qualified patients looking for a non-invasive genetic testing, we offer optional early screening. We also have ultrasound in office for convenient scheduling.

We proudly provide delivery services at Trios Women’s and Children’s Hospital to ensure quality care for all families.  They provide private all-inclusive rooms with well-trained nurses, lactation support, 24-hour anesthesia service and a special care nursery.

Midwifery Care Services
We offer full-scope midwifery services to our clients within an office that allows for more specialized care when needed.
Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) are registered nurses who have graduated from an accredited midwifery education program and passed a national certification exam. In Washington state, CNMs have Master’s Degrees, and are licensed through the Washington State Board of Nursing.

CNMs provide primary care for women across their lifespan ~ From Sunrise to Sunset; For Every Age and Every Stage. Midwives care for women from adolescence through menopause, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and reproductive health.

Midwives perform comprehensive physical exams and prescribe medications, including all forms of contraception. CNMs provide quality and compassionate care for expectant mothers and women of all ages. This includes:

  • Prenatal and postpartum care
  • Family planning and contraception
  • Well-woman gynecology exams
  • Gynecologic problems
  • Preconception counseling
  • Infertility assessments
  • Nutrition counseling

    Midwifery philosophy includes:
  • Family-centered midwifery care available to women from a variety of ethnicities, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Promoting a continuous and compassionate partnership
  • Acknowledging a person's life experiences and knowledge
  • Individualized methods of care and healing guided by the best evidence available
  • Therapeutic use of human presence and skillful communication
  • Supporting the concept of informed consent and the client’s full participation in healthcare management decisions.

    Midwifery honors normalcy of women's life-cycle events and they believe in:
  • Watchful waiting and non-intervention in normal processes
  • Appropriate use of interventions and technology for current or potential health problem
  • Consultation, collaboration and referral with other members of the health care team as needed to provide optimal health care
    Midwives may deliver babies in homes and birthing centers, or in the case of Desert Sky Women’s Healthcare, we offer delivery services at Trios Family Birthing with all of the conveniences of delivering in a hospital, where state-of-the-art options are available for your peace of mind.

Gynecology

Our providers offer advice and education on healthcare issues for all stages of a woman’s life.
Annual Preventative Visits
Annual Preventative Visits examinations are recommended for all ages of women. This includes a thorough review of your health history, Pap smears, self-breast examination education, nutrition and exercise advice, family planning counseling, lab tests and mammogram screening after age 40. This also includes addressing any specific health concerns you may have.

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Colposcopy
In the case of abnormal Pap smear results, we provide recommended options, which can include the need for a colposcopy. This is an in-depth cervical examination, which may require us to take samples of abnormal areas of the cervix. This is an in-office procedure that does not require anesthesia.

Contraception
Reducing the risk of unintended pregnancy while you are sexually active is important. At Desert Sky Women’s Healthcare, we provide personalized counseling for the increasing amount of contraception options.
Hormonal options include:

  • Birth control pills
  • Extended use pills
  • The patch
  • NuvaRing
  • Nexplanon
  • Depo-Provera injection
  • Mirena IUD
  • Non-Hormonal options include:
  • Diaphragm
  • Paragard IUD
  • Permanent sterilization
  • Natural family planning options.

STD Screening and Treatment
There are various treatments and procedures for each different sexually transmitted disease. We offer confidential counseling and treatment for all sexually transmitted disease as well as perform in office cryotherapy for genital warts/condyloma.

Hormone Replacement Therapy
Alleviate menopausal symptoms that are becoming problematic in your life through our treatment procedures. Our office is equipped to answer and guide you in making informed decisions regarding your options for both pre- and post-menopause. This therapy also includes a bioidentical hormone replacement.

Pelvic Pain and Abnormal Discharge
Desert Sky Women’s Healthcare offers comprehensive and confidential treatment of acute or chronic pain and/or discharge/  We can evaluate, diagnose and treat all causes from endometriosis to sexually transmitted diseases.

Irregular and/or Abnormal Bleeding

Abnormal uterine bleeding can occur at any age and has many causes.  Our providers will work with you to determine the cause and best treatment for you.


Dr. Ponder is the BEST doctor!! Thank god for him. I almost lost my life back in October and he saved me even though it had nothing to do with female parts. i was very high risk pregnancy and he saw me every day of the week just to make sure me and baby were ok. He knows how to make you feel so comfortable and like family. I’ve asked him to go back to school so he can be my everything doctor.  Not only a great doctor but a great person! – CS