Certified Nurse Practitioner Erin Harwood, N.P.-C. specializes in gynecology. She sees patients at the Center for Women’s Health on the campus of MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland, Michigan.
Erin also has experience as a registered nurse in Maternity, Pediatrics and newborn care and as a nurse practitioner in Family Medicine.
Philosophy of Care
“I believe it is important to treat patients with respect and help them understand that I am a partner in their management of care.”
“I support the patient by making sure they have questions answered and proper information they need to make medical decisions. Answering questions and being a listening ear is important for excellent patient-provider communication, and I strive to create an open environment so my patients can feel relaxed with me.”
“I enjoy helping people reach attainable outcomes that help provide them with better quality of life.”
Erin is part of a team of women’s health experts that includes gynecologists from MidMichigan Health and MidMichigan Medicine specialists in urogynecology and gynecologic oncology. An important part of her role is to ensure good collaboration and coordination of care as this team of local specialists and visiting sub-specialists works together to care for patients.
“I hope that patients will feel comfortable with me, knowing that I am here for them in the office when their Michigan Medicine provider might not be able to be here in our Midland office.”
“I believe that a major part of my job is helping patients understand their options, whether that is the need for surgical intervention or conservative management. I am a liaison between the patient and the surgeons here in our office and have the ability to answer any questions that may arise after they have met with the providers as well as help coordinate their care.”
During her spare time, Erin enjoys spending time with family and friends, water activities, skiing and traveling to warmer climates. She has a teenage son who is active in football and golf and a young daughter who is active in dance and soccer.
“I am a Midland Native, and love living and working in a community that I have called home for my whole life. I am very active with my children and family and believe it is important to surround yourself with those you love.”
Erin also works as a forensic nurse examiner for adult and pediatric sexual assault victims and works at MidMichigan Urgent Care in Midland on a monthly basis.
Special Interests and Procedures
- Overactive bladder treatment such as per cutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS)
- Urodynamic testing to diagnose stress and urge incontinence