Barbara “Barb” Torres, CNM, has joined Samaritan Obstetrics & Gynecology – Corvallis. As a certified nurse midwife, she provides gynecological and obstetric care.
She earned a bachelor’s degree at California State University, Sacramento, a master’s degree in nursing at Case Western Reserve University and a master’s in nurse midwifery at Frontier Nursing University.
Torres believes that all women should be treated with respect and kindness.
“It’s important to offer education to women in a way they can understand, in a way that speaks to them,” she said.
In her practice, Torres uses a shared decision-making process.
“Women should feel empowered to make decisions regarding their care,” she said.
Torres chose to work at Samaritan because the clinicians she met were kind, welcoming and supportive of midwifery care.
In her free time, she enjoys gardening, baking and being outdoors.