“From health screening and maintenance, sexual health and contraception, to childbirth and menopause, I enjoy caring for women throughout their lifetimes,” said Kern. “I want to establish long-term relationships with these patients so we could work together to meet their health needs.”
Kern specializes in vaginal surgery, treatment of prolapse and incontinence. She also offers cutting edge treatments including Essure (tubal sterilization without incisions), NovaSure (outpatient procedure to stop bleeding as an alternative to hysterectomy), vaginal hysterectomy (avoiding any abdominal incision) and laparoscopic hysterectomy (performing hysterectomy with camera and tiny incisions).
She earned a bachelor’s degree and medical degree from the University of Wisconsin and completed residency training at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. She’s board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking, skiing, camping, crochet, reading and, most of all, spending time with her husband and two children.
Kern is accepting new patients. To reach Samaritan Pacific Women’s Health Group, call 541-265-3955.
Samaritan Health Services continually recruits highly skilled, compassionate physicians to help serve the growing need for health care in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties. For more information about Samaritan’s five hospitals and more than 70 primary and specialty care clinics, visit samhealth.org.