Jenny Van Winkle, MD, OB/GYN joins Haywood Regional and Haywood Women’s Medical Center

Press release:


Haywood Regional Medical Center (HRMC) is announcing that obstetrician Dr. Jenny Van Winkle joined the medical staff on August 1, 2017.

“We are very pleased with the addition of an experienced physician and surgeon like Dr. Van Winkle,” said Rod Harkleroad, CEO of Haywood Regional Medical Center. “With Dr. Van Winkle on board, we plan to expand upon the services for women’s care to meet the needs of Western North Carolina so more patients can get quality and personalized care closer to home.”

Van Winkle is board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology. She received her medical degree from Texas A&M Health Science Center – College of Medicine and completed her residency at The Methodist Hospital – Houston Obstetrics & Gynecology in Houston, TX.  Her special interests and training include prenatal care, contraception, infertility, laparoscopic and vaginal surgery, colposcopy and LEEP (Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure) procedures, PCOS, heavy menstrual bleeding, fibroids, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and menopause.  Van Winkle is also fluent in Spanish.

Dr. Van Winkle, with her husband and children, decided to move to the mountains of Western North Carolina from Houston for a better quality of life. “I love that obstetrics and gynecology provides me the opportunity to form long-term relationships with women, managing all stages of their life.  My philosophy is to provide high quality patient centered care.  I believe in listening and spending as much time with patients to offer individualized care, and I’m looking forward to becoming part of the community.”  She’s also excited about working with the team as the practice service line pursues designation as a center for excellence for minimally invasive gynecological surgery.

Women’s care providers at Haywood Regional Medical Center also include Robin Matthews, MD, and David Kirk, MD both board certified physicians. Also the hospital recently welcomed the addition of a certified nurse-midwife, Jody Schmit.

Dr. Van Winkle is accepting new patients. Appointments may be made by calling 828.452.5042.  Services include obstetrics, well-women gynecological exams, adolescent gynecological care, ultrasounds, minimally invasive hysterectomy, abnormal pap smear treatments, endometrial ablation, infertility evaluation, breast and cervical cancer screenings, contraceptive management including IUDs, hormone replacement, incontinence, pelvic pain, pelvic prolapse, perimenopausal symptoms, laparoscopic surgery, and treatment of menstrual disorders.

As a part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, Haywood Regional Medical Center is supported by Duke University Health System’s world-renowned leadership in clinical excellence and quality care and LifePoint Health’s extensive resources, knowledge and experience in operating community hospitals. Visit us at HaywoodWomensCare.

About Susan Foster
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