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Esther Ellsworth Bowers, CNM, WHNP

OB/GYN

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Esther Ellsworth Bowers, CNM, WHNP

Biography

Medical Specialties & Interests: Women’s Mental Health; Substance Use & Recovery; Diabetes in Pregnancy; Health Policy

Work History & Leadership:

  • Faculty, Georgetown University Nurse-Midwifery & WHNP Programs (Course Lead: High-Risk Antepartum Care)
  • Staff Midwife; Flagstaff Birth & Women’s Center
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner; Valley Perinatal Services

Board Certifications: 

  • American Midwifery Certification Board
  • National Certification Corporation

Professional Associations: 

  • American College of Nurse-Midwives

Fun Facts:  I enjoy gardening, hiking/backpacking and grew up in northern Arizona (Prescott/Flagstaff). I am also a parent of four active children.


Education

Education

  • Graduate School: MSN, Nurse-Midwifery and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner; Georgetown University; Washington DC; 2014
  • Undergraduate: BSN; University of Colorado; Aurora CO; 2012
  • Undergraduate: BS Biology & Society; Arizona State University; Tempe AZ; 2002

 

 

Awards

 

 

 

 

Publications & Special Projects

Publications

Ellsworth-Bowers, E.R. & Corwin, E.J. (2012) Nutrition and the psychoneuroimmunology of postpartum depression. Nutrition research reviews, 25(1), 180-92.

Ellsworth-Bowers, E.R. & Reedy, N.J. (2015). Diabetes. In T.L. King & M.C. Brucker (Eds.), Pharmacology for women’s health (2nd ed.), Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Reedy, N.J., Ellsworth-Bowers, E.R., & King, T.L. (2018). Obstetric Complications in Pregnancy. In T.L. King & M.C. Brucker (Eds.), Varney’s midwifery (6th ed.), Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Special Projects

  • Ongoing research on population health impacts of diabetes management during pregnancy
  • Mentoring CNM and WHNP graduate students in clinical training and research projects

 

 

Patient Satisfaction

We want to improve and you can help! After each visit you may receive a survey via mail or email. This is your opportunity to tell us what we did well and where we could use some improvement. We value your input and act on survey results on a regular basis. North Country HealthCare is committed to providing a quality experience to you and your family at each visit.

To ensure we are holding ourselves to the highest standards, we partner with an independent patient satisfaction company, Press Ganey. For nearly 30 years, Press Ganey’s mission has been to support healthcare providers in understanding and improving the entire patient experience. As a business partner to more than 20,000 healthcare organizations, Press Ganey leads the industry in transforming the patient experience and creating continuous, sustainable improvement.

 

 

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