Maternal Neonatal Pediatric Services (MNPS)
Our Maternal Neonatal Pediatric Services (MNPS) is our combined rounding service that provides a continuum of care from prenatal obstetrics to birth to neonatal care to pediatrics. Specifically, it is our service that covers all obstetric and gynecological issues as well as nursery and pediatric cases for patients we follow that are admitted to UnityPoint Health – Methodist. Our residents perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities on this service, providing them with excellent opportunities to learn all the skills to be a full-capacity family practitioner.
For obstetrics, MNPS works with virtually all obstetricians who admit to Methodist, caring for their patients with them. This provides an excellent opportunity for our residents to monitor patients, perform deliveries, and learn all the surgical procedures entailed in obstetrics. In addition, residents act as the secondary physician in all cesarean sections performed at Methodist.
For pediatrics, our residents admit and manage sick children for a large number of pediatricians and family practitioners in the area. This provides a good assortment of pediatric cases ranging from newborn management to late adolescent disease management.
Overall, MNPS allows for our family practice residents to experience and manage all the variety of patients and diseases that a family doctor can routinely expect to see in a hospital setting.