Lisa Kipper: Helping women with infertility care
Kipper says helping women with their reproductive health is what drives her.
“I’m here to provide the best care for patients and look out for their best interests,” she says. “I try to be empathetic and put myself in their position. I reach out to them and help them feel better.”
Kipper developed a passion for women’s health when she became a certified nursing assistant (CNA) in 1991. She loved forming bonds with patients and their families.
Today, Kipper supports Jessica Kresowik, MD, reproductive endocrinologist, at the Davenport location.
“We have a wonderful team of RNs, MAs, and providers who offer women a full spectrum of health services here,” she says. “Dr. Kresowik works with infertility issues and Gayle Wallace, ARNP, and Nikki Goff, WHNP, offer gynecological care.”
As part of an outreach program, providers from UI Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City visit the clinic several times each week.
“Our location also offers telemedicine for maternal fetal medicine; we conduct conference calls with pregnant patients at high risk,” says Kipper.
Providing compassionate care
Women who visit the Davenport office struggle with infertility and seek solutions through procedures like in vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination, and surgery. Kipper says their hope is to have a baby.
“These patients may visit one or two times each week and you become attached to them,” she says. “Many women have great outcomes. We assist our patients by providing treatment options, understanding, and sound medical practices.”
Kipper says it’s wonderful to celebrate with patients who, after several attempts, achieve pregnancy. In turn, those patients celebrate the clinic staff.
“They stay in touch and bring in cookies and holiday cards,” she says. “The mothers share their child’s birthday with us. They’re always so thankful and appreciative of everything that we do here.”