Girl Scouts Beyond Bars

Dr. Catherine Browne was recently invited to join the Austin Girl Scouts Beyond gsBars semimonthly gathering as a guest speaker. She enjoyed the opportunity to represent Capital Ob/Gyn in the community and speak with the girls about their health related questions.

Girl Scouts Beyond Bars (GSBB) is a program that equips girls ages 5 to 17 whose mothers are incarcerated with the tools they’ll need to succeed, while also strengthening the mother/daughter bond through regular visits. The Austin based GSBB meets semimonthly as a group and regularly engages local leaders to speak on relevant topics.

In February, Dr. Browne shared with the fifth through twelfth grade girls of GSBB on the topic of health. It is very important that these girls have a safe environment where they feel comfortable asking questions and where they can receive an educated response to their questions. It was evident that the GSBB has created an environment that meets this need, and that they are having a significant impact on the growth and leadership development of these girls.

Dr. Browne noted that the girls were very curious and open with their questions. Their questions ranged from “What is the Gardasil shot and what is HPV?” to discussions about the dangers of smoking and alcohol. They were also very interested in learning more about becoming a medical professional, the level of education needed and what a typical work day looks like.  Our hope is that each girl left that gathering better equipped to make educated choices when it comes to their health.

The Capital Ob/Gyn team is thankful to have the opportunity to connect with such valuable causes like GSBB and to serve our community. To learn more about our practice visit www.capobgyn.com or call us at 512-836-2536 if you have any questions or to schedule your next appointment.


Please support the Barta Boys and their family!

Capital Ob/Gyn Associates is deeply saddened by the Capital Metro fatality and tragedy that touched our family Monday morning. The children involved in the accident, Corbin 5 and Ethan 8, are the sons of our medical assistant, Barbara.  The two boys have sustained severe injuries and are receiving top-notch care.  Unfortunately, the boys lost their father, Jeremy Barta, while driving to school when their car was hit by the metro liner.

I had a lovely visit with Barbara and the boys this morning at the hospital. Barbara, always the giver, is pushing aside her own grief to tend to the physical and emotional needs of her boys. Ethan is beginning to eat and requested a hot dog for lunch. He took my hand to lead me to see Corbin in the ICU. Ethan is so brave and loving. Corbin is still heavily sedated, but his team is very encouraged by his progress. He will need multiple cranio-facial reconstructive surgeries and physical rehabilitation to be able to eat and talk. The road to physical and emotional recovery will be long, but this wonderful family is taking it one step at a time.

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Barta Boys Support Fund
Please help us support the Barta Boys. Contributions will be placed in a fund to cover medical expenses and any leftover moneys will go into a trust for the boys. Thank you so much for giving to someone’s children who, herself, is usually the giver to others.

To donate click the button below.

Our thoughts and prayers are with our Barbara, Ethan and Corbin. We are so grateful for the excellent care they are receiving from our medical colleagues. We also wish to express our heartfelt condolences to Jeremy Barta’s family for their loss. All of them need our love and support.

With love, Dr. Jennifer Mushtaler, Dr. Catherine Browne, Dency Barrera, Lisa Golden, Lillie Herrera, Karen Ungar

www.capobgyn.com
512-836-2536


OB JEN Delivers Happy Healthy Triplets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three healthy and adorable baby girls were delivered last week by OB JEN!  With the odds of spontaneous triplets (no fertility drugs) being 1 in 6-8000, this is definitely a very rare event!  Dr. Jen Mushtaler was the treating obstetrician and surgeon for the big baby surprise and cared for the mother, Pamela Gooding, throughout her high-risk pregnancy.

Read the Full Story Here: http://www.kxan.com/dpp/health/big-baby-surprise-for-austin-couple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Jennifer Mushtaler (a.k.a. OB JEN) is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist who has provided compassionate medical care to all generations of women for the past twelve years.  She is pleased to announce the opening of her new practice, Capital Ob/Gyn Associates of Texas, on October 18, 2010.  In addition to her work as an obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. Mushtaler enjoys a special interest in working with active females to help them accomplish their health and fitness goals.

Contact OB JEN at 512.83.OB.JEN to set up an appointment at the new office!

www.capobgyn.com