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Welcome to Dr. Rebecka Bogue Docken 8/17/20!

Welcome to Dr. Rebecka Bogue Docken to Haugen OB/GYN! Read below to learn more about her:

I was initially drawn to the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology because of the diversity of this field, it combines continuity of care, preventative care, and surgical expertise. I have found that the ability to care for multiple generations and to share in their intimate moments with my patients and their families is humbling. I enjoy the long-lasting relationships that are built with patients, from their first gynecological visit, during their pregnancy and then caring for them during menopause. My special interests include contraception, endometriosis, pregnancy care, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.

I completed medical school in my home state of South Dakota and residency near Chicago, IL. During medical school I developed an international elective in Ghana, Africa and traveled there to bring medical care to underserved women. That experience solidified my desire to continue to advocate for women’s health and I am honored to serve this year as our districts ACOG Vice Chair.

My husband and I purchased our first home in Minneapolis and are excited to explore the many running and biking trails along the lakes. We moved my grand-mothers piano from South Dakota and I’m excited to get back to playing music. Our 7- year- old husky is overjoyed to finally have her very own backyard and she has been chasing rabbits since we arrived. We look forward to making Minneapolis our home.

Residency – Loyola University Medical Center 2020
Doctor of Medicine – Sanford School of Medicine University of South Dakota 2016
Bachelor of Arts – Augustana College, Biology, summa cum laude, 2012
District VI American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Vice Chair 2020 – 2021

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) – Is it Right For You?

Doctors used to believe in the phrase “once a cesarean always a cesarean.” Today, we know that many women who have had a cesarean section can later give birth “naturally,” or through the vagina. This is called a “VBAC,” or vaginal birth after cesarean. This can be a safe option for many women. It is not the right choice for all women because there are both maternal and neonatal risks. You and your doctor should discuss the risks and benefits of VBAC, as well as your chances of a successful VBAC.

Among the benefits of VBAC are the avoidance of major abdominal surgery, shorter hospital stays, a quicker recovery, less blood loss, lower rates of infection, and a decreased risk of complications in future pregnancies. Some of the risks of VBAC include failed trial of labor with subsequent cesarean, emergent surgery, increased rates of infection and transfusion, and the risk of uterine rupture. Uterine rupture, or dehiscence, at the site of a previous uterine scar can lead to both significant maternal and neonatal morbidity. This risk is rare (<1%) but is very serious and may be harmful , even catastrophic, to you and your baby. If you choose to attempt VBAC, you and your baby will be monitored very closely in labor.

Of women who try VBAC, about 60-80% will give birth vaginally. Success rates depend on multiple factors. Some of these factors include the reason for the prior cesarean section, history of a prior vaginal delivery, spontaneous labor versus induced labor, increased maternal age, and maternal obesity to list a few. Your obstetrician can discuss your personal history and risk factors so that you feel like you are making an informed choice.

At John Haugen Associates, we are supportive of VBAC under the right circumstances. We will always keep the health of you and your baby our first priority.

Local Independent Physician Practices Join Forces, Launch Infinite Health Collaborative (i-Health)

We believe independence matters. Since day one, we’ve been focused on remaining independent and preserving the ability for patients to make their own healthcare choices and decisions. Now, more than ever, it’s our duty to maintain that focus into the future.

On January 1st, 2020, we will join Infinite Health Collaborative (i-Health), an independent physician practice with operating divisions of family medicine, orthopedics, and women’s health.

Our entire OBGYN Associates (OGA) family, which includes OBGYN Specialists, Associates in Women’s Health, OBGYN & Infertility, Diamond Women’s Center, and Haugen OB/GYN will join fellow independent practices Burnsville Family Physicians (BFP), Catalyst Medical Clinic (CMC), and Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO) as partners in the creation of the new practice.

i-Health is a modern approach to a timeless idea. Healthcare is personal, and the needs of patients should always come first. We believe independent physicians working together to impact change represents the future of our industry, and we’re excited for the road ahead.

“It makes strategic sense – on a variety of levels – for us to align with i-Health, considering their emphasis on patient choice,” said OGA physician Krista Olsen, MD. “We’re in a competitive industry, and it’s our duty to always keep patients at the forefront. By joining like-minded practices who value independence and innovation, we’re making healthcare better for everyone.”

What is i-Health?
The creation of i-Health provides a framework for growth and sustainability of independent physician practices that focus on patient choice and share core principles of physician autonomy, quality, value-based care and innovation. The goal of the organization is to enable physician practices to remain independent.

“We believe independence in healthcare enables physicians to focus on each patient’s individual goals without limitations, and that’s the inspiration behind i-Health,” said TCO physician Owen O’Neill, MD. “By empowering patient choice – arming patients with the tools to make their own educated healthcare decisions – we are earning their trust, and keeping healthcare personal.”

i-Health is founded on the belief that independent physicians are at the core of changing healthcare, and are the drivers of the industry’s improvement. Physician autonomy, and that of their independent practices, allows patients greater control and choice in the management of their own healthcare options. With a value-based care model emphasizing a patient’s experience, cost and quality of outcomes, i-Health aims to evolve the delivery model of healthcare.

The future of i-Health
i-Health is continuing discussions with other like-minded, reputable independent practices in the Twin Cities market that align with its core principles.

“At i-Health, we will continue to evolve how we approach our healthcare model in order to best serve our patients,” said i-Health board member David Holte, MD. “Whether that’s expanding available specialties, or impacting the ongoing innovation of the healthcare industry, i-Health will always strive to be an industry-leading partner to physicians and patients.”

This change and continued growth will not affect i-Health’s, or any of its operating divisions’, relationships with hospitals. There will be no modification to the brands and structures of each of i-Health’s operating divisions.

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