The secret of Obstetrics and Gynecology is that we get the best of all worlds. We have the opportunity to relieve womens symptoms with surgery, the opportunity to witness the miracle of new life, and chance build rewarding relationships with our patients over time which serves to optimize care.
Dr. Melvin L. Ashford, MD, FACOG, FPMRS
Founder and Director Minnesota Women's Care: OBGYN and Pelvic Specialty Care Center
Recognized two years in a row as a "Top Doctor" in Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine, Dr. Melvin Ashford has a loyal following of hundreds of patients.
In 2012, Dr. Ashford founded Minnesota Women's Care, PA, an independent clinic, in Maplewood, MN. Dr. Ashford and his team work with women of all ages to provide the best possible health care. Their pregnancy care – the Uniquely Catered Pregnancy Program – provides prenatal care to women in a highly personalized way. This same individualized care is evident throughout the practice. They focus on issues and symptoms that compromise the quality of life for many women – such as urinary incontinence, menopause, pelvic floor disorders, endometriosis, sexual dysfunction and more – and work to find solutions that fit for each patient.
Their patient-centered approach has contributed to tremendous growth. After its first three years, it was evident more space would be needed quickly. An addition to the original building is nearing completion and more than triples their existing space. The number of exam rooms will increase significantly and the new addition also includes two procedure rooms for same-day surgeries and in-office treatments. Dr. Ashford and his staff of 15 anticipate moving into the new addition in early March 2016.
Prior to establishing Minnesota Women's Care, he served nearly a decade at Aspen Medical Group in St. Paul, Minn., as Medical Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology. He also served as Medical Director for Healtheast Midwifery Program and is a member of Healtheast's OBGYN Leadership Council. He is also a consultant for Coloplast Corporation on Physician Training and Product Development pertaining to female incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and related procedures. He is also a consultant for Intuitive Surgical Corporation in Physician Training and Development for Davinci Robotic Surgery.