CRYSTAL CITY, Mo. – The father of three children, Jacob Peyton, M.D., recognizes the importance of the doctor who is in the delivery room with the new parents and is proud to share that experience with new mothers and fathers.
“It’s really a privilege to be a part of that big life event,” Dr. Peyton said. “The way you conduct yourself, they are going to remember that forever. I have really enjoyed the experience in labor and delivery.”
Dr. Peyton has joined the staff at Mercy Clinic OB/GYN – Jefferson, seeing patients in the South Medical Office Building, 1400 US Highway 61 South, Suite 340. He specializes in minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries and comes to Mercy Jefferson after completing four years of residency at Mercy Hospital St. Louis.
“We take care of a wide range of women’s health issues,” Dr. Peyton said. “We serve somewhat as a primary care physicians, and we stay in contact with the patient’s primary care or specialists. We also are a referral source to send patients to other specialists as needed.”
Being a resource for his patients is important. “I am really passionate about shared decision making when it comes to medical care,” he said. “My role is to educate the patient, to weigh risks and benefits, and give them all the information, so that they can make an informed decision about their care.”
The OB/GYN specialty is dependent on the patient’s overall health because of the potential affect on the patient and baby in the case of pregnancy. He said women should see their OB/GYN physician annually.
“The rate of cervical cancer has fallen dramatically because of regular screening, and one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes. Mammography can catch that early,” Dr. Peyton said.
With MyMercy, the free, online health management tool, you can stay in touch with Dr. Peyton and your entire Mercy Clinic care team. You can request appointments, see lab results and more, anytime or anywhere.
“One of the great things about Mercy is the integrated electronic medical records system. Anything I do or order for a patient can be seen by other providers, and we can keep track of our patients and their health,” Dr. Peyton said.
Mercy Clinic OB/GYN – Jefferson is accepting new patients, and most insurance plans are accepted. For more information or to schedule an appointment call 636-937-1545. Learn more at www.Mercy.net and see Dr. Peyton’s profile at http://bit.ly/MercyDrPeyton.