Shawna Ruple

Shawna Ruple, M.D.

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  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology

Provider Type: Physician

Considering new patients. Please see Participating Insurances for details.

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http://midmichiganobgyn.com/

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Biography

Shawna Ruple, M.D. practices at MidMichigan Obstetrics & Gynecology in Midland, Michigan. As an obstetrician/gynecologist, she provides care for women of all ages, including: overall wellness, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, postpartum, adolescent care, contraception options, prevention of female reproductive cancers, incontinence and menopausal transitions.

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Ruple’s philosophy is: “Listen to the patient.”

“I feel you have to really listen to the patient to understand their concerns from their perspective. I can then try to put myself in their situation.”

“I want my patients to feel like they are part of my family. I love being able to walk in to an exam room and feel like I’m catching up with an old friend. If we are going to be a successful team, they should feel comfortable telling me anything.”

Dr. Ruple enjoys the balance of seeing patients in the office as well as providing for their surgical or inpatient women’s healthcare needs. “Specializing in obstetrics and gynecology allows me to make long-term, meaningful relationships with patients. I get to follow them through multiple seasons of their lives,” she said. “Seeing healthy moms and babies and happy, satisfied patients is the most rewarding part of my work.”

One area of advancement in her field that Dr. Ruple notes is preventing and detecting cervical cancer. “We’ve made great strides in our understanding of cervical cancer, and that has led to less invasive screening and the ability to detect cancer earlier and prevent morbidity and mortality in patients. New vaccines also enable us to actually prevent cervical cancer. There are also vaccines in trials for post-Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) exposure use.

Dr. Ruple is originally from the Great Lakes Bay Region, and after completing her residency training in the South is glad to be back home.

“I chose Midland, because I wanted to live and practice in a place where I could raise my family, invest in a community and make an impact on women’s health. The referral network and resources that are available due to MidMichigan’s affiliation with University of Michigan Health System are also extremely beneficial. It allows our patients access to high quality care.”

“I’m a mid-Michigan girl who wants to be a voice for women in this community. I came home to help empower women to take charge of their health.”

Dr. Ruple’s hobbies include being on the lakes of Michigan in the summertime and downhill skiing in winter. She and her husband, have two young daughters. She is currently accepting new patients and looks forward to meeting you.

Special Interests and Procedures

  • Annual exams & preventive healthcare
  • Minimally invasive surgery/Robotic surgery
  • Urinary incontinence/Pelvic Floor surgery
  • Breastfeeding/supporting post-partum moms

Gender

  • Female

Year Began Practicing

  • 2015

Board Certified

  • Obstetrics/Gynecology

Languages

  • English

Education

Medical School

2010
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI, DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

Residency

2013
Greenville Hospital System, University Medical Center, Greenville, SC, OBSTETRICS/GYNECOLOGY
2015
Louisiana State University, University Health, Shreveport, LA, OBSTETRICS/GYNECOLOGY

Clinical Interests & Special Procedures

  • da Vinci® Surgical Procedures
  • Infertility
  • Colposcopy
  • Essure® Sterilization
  • Urinary Incontinence Surgery
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Pelvic Examination
  • Postpartum Care
  • Novasure® Ablation
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Pelvic Floor Repair

Participating Insurances*

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Trust PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional
  • Blue Care Network Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Medicaid
  • Molina - Medicaid
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Medicare
  • Blue Care Network
  • Priority Health HMO
  • Priority Health PPO
  • TriCare Standard
  • TriCare for Life
  • ConnectCare - Northwood University
  • ConnectCare - MidMichigan Health
  • HAP - PPO
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • HAP Medicare Advantage HMO
  • HAP Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • ASR PPO
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity
  • US Health and Life
  • TriCare Standard & Extra
  • CHAMPVA
  • Meridian Health Plan - Medicaid

*Insurance Disclaimer

These are the insurance plans in which this individual is a "participating provider". This provider may accept other insurance, but your costs may be higher if they do not "participate" in your plan.

Specialty

  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Surgery (all types)

Employed By

MidMichigan Obstetrics & Gynecology

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