“I have always loved women’s health. I knew going into nursing school that I wanted to pursue a career in this field,” Justeen Barth, a certified nurse-midwife (CNM), shares. “Women are strong and powerful, and I feel honored to work alongside women every day.”
Justeen was first inspired to go into the medical field after watching family members who also sought it out as a career path.
“I have always found the medical field interesting,” she adds. “Watching some of my loved ones go into medicine assured me that I too wanted to pursue a career in this field.”
Justeen recently completed her clinical rotations at Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center and Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital. She now joins Mercy Health – Oregon Midwives office as a midwife and will be assisting laboring patients atMercy Health – St. Charles Hospital.
“Working as a midwife allows me to give women a voice in their health care,” Justeen says. “Being a CNM allows me to work alongside women and learn from my patients every day.”
Justeen offers care to childbirth patients as well as gynecological patients.
“I really enjoy helping the younger generation feel confident and safe as they navigate their health,” Justeen explains. “The nature of women’s health often makes patients feel very vulnerable. I hope to allow them to feel that they have a say in their care. I use an evidence-based approach in my practice to help them understand what is being done to their bodies.”
Overall, Justeen believes that patient care should be a team approach where patients feel they can discuss any issues with her as their provider.
When asked what the most rewarding part of practicing her specialty is, Justeen shares, “being a part of the birthing process always leaves an impact. Also, working with patients one on one to solve their gynecological needs is extremely rewarding.”
When she is not caring for patients, Justeen loves spending time with her family, trying new coffee shops and restaurants, reading and working out.
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