There's a new women's wellness clinic in Bismarck with a unique facility helping patients feel welcome.
Doctor Rhonda Schafer-McLean opened Balance Medical this week. She says hospitals can provide great service, but the atmosphere in her homey clinic sets her apart.
Having a baby is a beautiful experience. It's also a private, and at times, uncomfortable experience. Balance Medical Clinic says its prepared to deal with it all.
"When you go to the doctor, you're really nervous and it's not always the most pleasant experience. This new place is a lot more inviting. It's stylish. It's fun and it makes it a little bit easier when you have to go in and be seen," said patient Cari Anderson.
Rhonda Schafer-McLean has been a physician for 11 years and says her clinic is anything but traditional. From the sofas to the snacks, she says Balance Medical stands apart from the average clinic.
"You come in and you feel warm and you feel welcome. You feel serene, you feel invited. You want to sit down and just allow a moment to exhale. And then, we're going to take care of you like you're our family," said Schafer-McLean.
The clinic offers full service women's wellness and health and full service obstetrician care.
Doctor Schafer-McLean says her time in the field has shown her that patients sometimes miss out on the care that she knew she could give.
"We hope that this isn't just a place where things look good, but they feel good as well. A place of wellness," said Schafer-McLean.
Schafer-McLean and her staff have the tools and the medicine to do their jobs, but it's the atmosphere of the clinic she says sets them apart.
You can make an appointment at Balance Medical by calling 701-498-4111.
The clinic is located at 1500 E Interchange Avenue Suite 201 in Bismarck.