Westerband, Catherine, Md - Genisis Ob Gyn

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  • 1871 W Orange Grove Rd Ste 101

    Spokane Valley, WA 99206

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  • 520-498-5000

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Dr. Westerband is exceptionally competent and caring. She and her office staff are very efficient and thorough. I always write down my questions before a doctor??s appointment, and Dr. Westerband answers questions clearly and professionally. Before retirement, I worked for physicians for many years so I understand many of the issues facing a physician??s office. Dr. Westerband and her office staff are all very warm and welcoming in spite of all the stresses that I know they must deal with. I would recommend Dr. Westerband to any woman, young or mature!

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Dr. Westerband is exceptionally competent and caring. She and her office staff are very efficient and thorough. I always write down my questions before a doctor??s appointment, and Dr. Westerband answers questions clearly and professionally. Before retirement, I worked for physicians for many years so I understand many of the issues facing a physician??s office. Dr. Westerband and her office staff are all very warm and welcoming in spite of all the stresses that I know they must deal with. I would recommend Dr. Westerband to any woman, young or mature!

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I have been seing Dr Westerband since we moved from California 6 years ago, and Dr Catherine as always been responsive to any of my health problems.
She listens to my concerns with a lot of attention and always has the appropriate answer or treatment regarding my condition (I have a lupus, a very serious immune system disease), that got more difficult with the start of menopause.
Dr Westerband is now seeing my daughter, 19 years old, and I'm very happy that she has been advising her on many topics a young woman has to be aware of.
I highly recommend Dr Westerband to ladies in their 50's as well as teenagers!

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I have been seing Dr Westerband since we moved from California 6 years ago, and Dr Catherine as always been responsive to any of my health problems.
She listens to my concerns with a lot of attention and always has the appropriate answer or treatment regarding my condition (I have a lupus, a very serious immune system disease), that got more difficult with the start of menopause.
Dr Westerband is now seeing my daughter, 19 years old, and I'm very happy that she has been advising her on many topics a young woman has to be aware of.
I highly recommend Dr Westerband to ladies in their 50's as well as teenagers!

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SUPERB OBGYN! I couldn't ask for a better obgyn. I live in OH and like many snowbirds, come down to sunny tucson for the winter. As I couldn't bring my regular obgyn with me, I asked my tucsonian friends if they knew of any good ob's and they directed me straight to Catherine--and I'm so very glad they did! For starters, everyone in the office is so genuine and compassionate. Dr. Westerband is very talented at what she does, she has a real gift. When I'm confused about something and ask her a question, her response is very helpful and if you don't understand something, she explains it very well. I think the best way to "rate" a doctor is by asking yourself the question, "Would I entrust this doctor to care for my daughter? Would I bring my daughter to see this doctor?" And for Catherine Westerband, my answer is an absolute 100% YES.

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SUPERB OBGYN! I couldn't ask for a better obgyn. I live in OH and like many snowbirds, come down to sunny tucson for the winter. As I couldn't bring my regular obgyn with me, I asked my tucsonian friends if they knew of any good ob's and they directed me straight to Catherine--and I'm so very glad they did! For starters, everyone in the office is so genuine and compassionate. Dr. Westerband is very talented at what she does, she has a real gift. When I'm confused about something and ask her a question, her response is very helpful and if you don't understand something, she explains it very well. I think the best way to "rate" a doctor is by asking yourself the question, "Would I entrust this doctor to care for my daughter? Would I bring my daughter to see this doctor?" And for Catherine Westerband, my answer is an absolute 100% YES.

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I am 23 and pregnant with my first child. I first saw Dr. Westerband at Healthy Beginnings (a pregnancy outreach clinic, where she works once a week for half the day), because of insurance complications. I was eager to get care prenatal care or even just information as soon as I found out I was pregnant because of several complicated health issues I struggle with. From my initial appointment there, to subsequent appointments at her Orange Grove office, both my husband and I were very displeased with the way we were treated and the lack of respect, politeness and common courtesy we were shown. Dr. Westerband was cold, preoccupied, and short with me. She was dismissive of my concerns without even validated the seriousness of the issues I was facing during my pregnancy and the very real potential impact it could have on my unborn child. She also declined to inform me of the seriousness of the potential effect a medication I had been on prior to pregnancy, (a category D or X depending on the source). I suffer from Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and was on the benzodiazepine, clonazepam (Klonopin), for treating severe and debilitating stress and anxiety. I made Dr. Westerband aware of this on our first visit, and had to remind her each appointment. I had tried to stop the medication as soon as I found out I was pregnant, but because of withdrawal symptoms, I became violently ill. When I brought this concern up to her, her response was to write another prescription for the medication, though at a decreased dose. She did not listen or fully answer my questions when I continued to show concern about the medication, and she did not seem the least bit concerned about the risk potential. She did however make it evident that she annoyed and had better things to do, and was very short with both me and my husband. . When I had problems doing a pelvic exam, and explained it was due to childhood abuse (which I started crying while trying to explain to her) she didn't even try to hide the fact that she was irritated, and rolled her eyes. Also, when under her care I was injured during a procedure attempted by one of her Nurse Practitioners and overheard the nurse and her talking and she continued to show little regard for my well being by telling the nurse that I was "difficult". I went in for a routine appointment, and upon talking about complication I was having with a condition called Interstitial Cystitis (a painful bladder condition), was talked into the procedure by both the nurse and Dr. Westerband, despite the fact that this procedure is not standard or even recommend for women during pregnancy because it can cause side effects such a pre-term labor. I would not recommend this doctor or her office affiliates to anyone, especially not any women with pre-existing health conditions. I felt like I was being treated like cattle. Her goal seemed to be: to get in, and get out and have to pay as little attention to care to what she was doing. Her attitude towards me in every visit was dismissive. and each visit I was rushed out of the office and left with many questions unanswered and many concerns unaddressed.

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I am 23 and pregnant with my first child. I first saw Dr. Westerband at Healthy Beginnings (a pregnancy outreach clinic, where she works once a week for half the day), because of insurance complications. I was eager to get care prenatal care or even just information as soon as I found out I was pregnant because of several complicated health issues I struggle with. From my initial appointment there, to subsequent appointments at her Orange Grove office, both my husband and I were very displeased with the way we were treated and the lack of respect, politeness and common courtesy we were shown. Dr. Westerband was cold, preoccupied, and short with me. She was dismissive of my concerns without even validated the seriousness of the issues I was facing during my pregnancy and the very real potential impact it could have on my unborn child. She also declined to inform me of the seriousness of the potential effect a medication I had been on prior to pregnancy, (a category D or X depending on the source). I suffer from Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and was on the benzodiazepine, clonazepam (Klonopin), for treating severe and debilitating stress and anxiety. I made Dr. Westerband aware of this on our first visit, and had to remind her each appointment. I had tried to stop the medication as soon as I found out I was pregnant, but because of withdrawal symptoms, I became violently ill. When I brought this concern up to her, her response was to write another prescription for the medication, though at a decreased dose. She did not listen or fully answer my questions when I continued to show concern about the medication, and she did not seem the least bit concerned about the risk potential. She did however make it evident that she annoyed and had better things to do, and was very short with both me and my husband. . When I had problems doing a pelvic exam, and explained it was due to childhood abuse (which I started crying while trying to explain to her) she didn't even try to hide the fact that she was irritated, and rolled her eyes. Also, when under her care I was injured during a procedure attempted by one of her Nurse Practitioners and overheard the nurse and her talking and she continued to show little regard for my well being by telling the nurse that I was "difficult". I went in for a routine appointment, and upon talking about complication I was having with a condition called Interstitial Cystitis (a painful bladder condition), was talked into the procedure by both the nurse and Dr. Westerband, despite the fact that this procedure is not standard or even recommend for women during pregnancy because it can cause side effects such a pre-term labor. I would not recommend this doctor or her office affiliates to anyone, especially not any women with pre-existing health conditions. I felt like I was being treated like cattle. Her goal seemed to be: to get in, and get out and have to pay as little attention to care to what she was doing. Her attitude towards me in every visit was dismissive. and each visit I was rushed out of the office and left with many questions unanswered and many concerns unaddressed.

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I have been going to Dr. Westerband and it has been nothing but a great experience for me. They are very thorough and they are very experienced. Dr. Westerband is a ver sensitive and competent doctor. The staff is very knowledgeable and caring as well. I absolutely recommend her. I recently became pregnant and she will be delivering my child in January and I am confident that I am in safe hands.

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I have been going to Dr. Westerband and it has been nothing but a great experience for me. They are very thorough and they are very experienced. Dr. Westerband is a ver sensitive and competent doctor. The staff is very knowledgeable and caring as well. I absolutely recommend her. I recently became pregnant and she will be delivering my child in January and I am confident that I am in safe hands.

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Very happy with doctor. She wants to know about patient needs and seems to be authentically concern with patient well being.

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Very happy with doctor. She wants to know about patient needs and seems to be authentically concern with patient well being.

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Dr. Westerband as well as her nurses took the time to listen to my concerns as well as answered all my questions. They were really patient and made me feel quite comfortable. All of my calls to the office were returned in a very timely manner, the front staff were courteous and the medical assistants personable and professional. I would recommend this office to anyone in need of very thorough care.

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Dr. Westerband as well as her nurses took the time to listen to my concerns as well as answered all my questions. They were really patient and made me feel quite comfortable. All of my calls to the office were returned in a very timely manner, the front staff were courteous and the medical assistants personable and professional. I would recommend this office to anyone in need of very thorough care.

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The whole office is so friendly! They go out of their way to make you comfortable and explain any issues. My insurance was giving us a hard time about paying some claims and the people in the billing department worked tirelessly appealing the claims. It worked! Dr Westerband is so down to earth and knowledgeable. The nurse practitioners are compassionate and personable. All in all an A+ in my book!

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The whole office is so friendly! They go out of their way to make you comfortable and explain any issues. My insurance was giving us a hard time about paying some claims and the people in the billing department worked tirelessly appealing the claims. It worked! Dr Westerband is so down to earth and knowledgeable. The nurse practitioners are compassionate and personable. All in all an A+ in my book!

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The staff is wonderful, and Cathrine has years of experince under her belt. Not to mention how many familys she has blessed with happy heathy children. Even after birth she provided me with birth control options, And i recomend her highly!

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The staff is wonderful, and Cathrine has years of experince under her belt. Not to mention how many familys she has blessed with happy heathy children. Even after birth she provided me with birth control options, And i recomend her highly!

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I have been using this office from some time. The doctor is very friendly and helpful. I also need to comment about the office staff. Sometimes if you like the doctor, the staff is lacking. However, in this office, they are all exceptional. I particularly like the nurse practitioner.

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I have been using this office from some time. The doctor is very friendly and helpful. I also need to comment about the office staff. Sometimes if you like the doctor, the staff is lacking. However, in this office, they are all exceptional. I particularly like the nurse practitioner.

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I was a patient of Dr.Westerband. Perhaps a trial patient, at least that is how I felt. I had a condition(diagnosed immediately with another, more experienced doctor) that even through a surgical procedure she could not diagnose. She also gave me false information pertaining to my files, of which I recovered through a short file copy search. Or course, she began backtracking (when I confronted her) quite quickly after this. My recommendation,,, Just Don't!!! Its not worth your heatlh or your mind. And there are to many QUALIFIED doctors available.

PROS: sorry, but I just can not think of one single thing
CONS: too many to list,,,, just don't

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I was a patient of Dr.Westerband. Perhaps a trial patient, at least that is how I felt. I had a condition(diagnosed immediately with another, more experienced doctor) that even through a surgical procedure she could not diagnose. She also gave me false information pertaining to my files, of which I recovered through a short file copy search. Or course, she began backtracking (when I confronted her) quite quickly after this. My recommendation,,, Just Don't!!! Its not worth your heatlh or your mind. And there are to many QUALIFIED doctors available.

PROS: sorry, but I just can not think of one single thing
CONS: too many to list,,,, just don't

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520-498-5000

1871 W Orange Grove Rd Ste 101

Spokane Valley, WA, WA 99206

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