A physician is always available on call. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911 or go directly to St. Luke's Emergency Department. If you are pregnant and have questions, call St. Luke's Labor and Delivery at (208) 727-8570, and the nurses will contact the doctor on call, if necessary.
Pregnant women with COVID-19 can have severe illness and severe outcomes, including ICU admission, mechanical ventilation, and death.
That's why St. Luke’s OB/GYN providers recommend the COVID-19 vaccine for people who are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to get pregnant. More than 139,000 pregnant women have enrolled in the V-Safe Pregnancy Registry. Data shows there is no risk of miscarriage associated with the vaccines.
COVID-19 vaccines do not cause infection; they do prevent severe illness from COVID-19, which is dangerous for a pregnant woman and her fetus. Maternal infection with the virus is associated with an increased risk of preterm delivery and stillbirth. Vaccinated mothers who are breastfeeding transmit antibodies that may help protect their newborns.
Joel Carlson, DO specializes in low and high risk obstetrics, minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, vaginal surgery (hysterectomy, cystocele, rectocele, and vaginal vault suspension), and surgery for stress urinary incontinence. He also specializes in robotic surgery and served as chairman of the Surgical Robotics Committee at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho.
Dr. Carlson and his family enjoy activities such as hiking, biking, skiing, golfing, fly fishing, and the arts. They also enjoy fostering animals from the shelter until they can be adopted.
Rhonda Robbins, MD specializes in gynecological care for every stage of a woman's life. Her primary interests include peri- and post-menopausal care, addressing pelvic organ prolapse and minimally invasive procedures for many diagnoses.
Dr. Robbins delivers babies at St. Luke's Wood River and St. Luke's Magic Valley.
With MyChart, you’re able to view test results, contact your provider, request medication refills, schedule appointments and more. We encourage you to sign up for easy access to the tools and information you need to proactively manage your health. You can also set up online proxy access requests for medical records of children, spouses, or dependents.
There's also an easy-to-use MyChart app available for your mobile devices!