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Dr. Ashford is a "Top Doctor" again!

Dr. Ashford Top Doctor 2015For the second year in a row, Dr. Ashford has been recognized as a "Top Doctor" in the July issue of Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine. Each year, in one of the magazine's most popular issues, they list the top physicians in each specialty according to their peers. To create this list of top doctors, they polled 5,000 physicians and registered nurses to ask what doctor they would recommend to themselves or a loved one. As the magazine says, "if you’re looking for exceptional physicians who have earned the confidence and high regard of their peers, you can start your search here." Patients and staff know just how much Dr. Ashford deserves this recognition. Congratulations, Dr. Ashford! You earned this. 




NEW at Minnesota Women's Care

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Our New Addition

The crew has been making tons of progress on our new addition and remodeling. Yes, you'll still see some plywood when you come in for a visit, but it's much improved in the past month.

It won't be long until we can move into the new addition. We'll have LOTS more space: more exam rooms, more services, more everything. Stay tuned.

Welcome our newest Nurse Practitioner: Rachel Snell

We're pleased to announce the addition of Rachel Snell to our group of exceptional providers. Rachel is a native Minnesotan who recently returned from a number of years living in Chicago. You can read about Rachel here.


The CDC has issued a travel alert for pregnant women due to the Zika virus. The 14 countries and territories covered by the travel alert are Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Read the complete alert here.

New Services and Products

New Non-Surgical Treatments for Urinary Incontinence and Sexual Difficulty in Women

For many women, often because of childbirth or aging, certain physical changes take place that may cause a range of sexual difficulties and urinary incontinence. These three new non-invasive procedures have proven to improve functionality and the quality of life for many women.

ThermiVa: an RF-based therapy that targets symptoms such as a "loose" vaginal feel, vaginal dryness during intercourse, difficulty reaching orgasm and occasional urinary incontinence.

Femilift: a laser-assisted procedure that is designed to remove vaginal irregularities. In addition to vaginal tightening, it has proven to successfully treat stress urinary incontinence in some women. 

OShot-Red-Bold2-150.pngO-Shot:  an injection of platelet rich plasma, developed for use with women suffering from incontinence and anorgasmia, that results in improved nerve and collagen growth around the clitoris, urethra and vagina. Often, it is used in conjunction with ThermiVa or Femilift for maximum effect.

Urogynecology: What it means for women who suffer from Urinary incontinence

Urogynecology is a sub-specialty of gynecology that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of urinary incontinence and female pelvic floor disorders - common conditions for women that often go undiagnosed and untreated. Now more than ever before, urinary incontinence has become treatable with new minimally invasive solutions.

Dr. Ashford is one of the first board certified OB/GYN physicians to also become board certified in urogynecology. You can be assured you'll be receiving the most up-to-date treatment options.
Visit our Pelvic Specialty Care Center to learn more.

Public enemy #1 :
We have them in our sights!

Endometriosis, fibroids, urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, menopausal symptoms and interstitial cystitis erode the quality of life for many women. We offer non surgical and surgical solutions for these and many more conditions. Find out about our advanced and minimally invasive techniques to solve problems for each of our patients.
Read more about Gynecology here ...

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