Franciscan Women's Health Associates - Pearl Place

6002 N. Westgate Blvd. Suite 230 Tacoma, WA 98406

Phone: 253-761-2244
Fax: 253-761-1040

Franciscan Women's Health Associates at St. Clare

11311 Bridgeport Way S.W. Suite 302 Lakewood, WA 98499

Phone: 253-985-2920
Fax: 253-985-2929

Joan Fischer, ARNP, CNM

Joan Fischer, CNM, ARNP, is a certified nurse midwife and an advanced registered nursepractitioner with over 28 years experience in labor and delivery. Joan specializes in obstetrical care for women and has a medical interest in the treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). She provides expert, compassionate gynecological care to women of all ages.

Joan believes it is important to provide each patient with the education and guidance she needsto make informed choices about her care. She enjoys the opportunity to working cooperativelywith her patients to solve problems and create a plan for achieving optimal health and wellness.Joan is a neonatal resuscitation instructor and a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

Specialties: • Certified Nurse Midwife
• Gynecology
• Obstetrics
Hospital: • St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma
Year Began Practice:1999
Interests: • Abnormal Bleeding
• Adolescent Gynecology
• Adolescent Health
• Advanced Maternal Age Maternity
• Anemia (Iron Deficiency)
• Antepartum Care
• Antepartum Fetal Testing
• Certified Nurse Midwife
• Chronic Pelvic Pain
• Complex Gynecological Problems
• Cystocele
• Depression
• Domestic Violence
• Endometriosis
• Family History of Breast Cancer
• Family Planning
• Female Reproductive Tract
• Female Sexual Dysfunction
• Female Stress Urinary Incontinence
• Fetal Monitoring
• Genetic Counseling
• Genetic Screening
• Gestational Diabetes
• Gynecological Problems
• Gynecology
• Health Maintenance
• Hematuria (Blood In Urine)
• Hormone Replacement Alternative
• Hormone Replacement Therapy
• Infertility
• Interstitial Cystitis
• Low Sexual Desire
• Lump in Breast
• Menopause
• Menopause Treatment
• Menorrhagia
• Menstral Disorders
• Midwifery
• Natural Childbirth
• Nutrition
• Obstetrics
• Osteoporosis
• Ovarian Cancer Screening
• Pap Smear
• Pelvic Pain
• Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
• Preterm labor
• Preventative Medicine
• Sexual Dysfunction
• Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
• Stress Incontinence
• Uterine Fibroids
• Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC)
• Vaginitis
• Vulvodynia
• Water Birth
• Women's Health
Medical School:University of Washington, Seattle, WA


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