Women's Healthcare Associates

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Women's Healthcare Associates

The providers at Women’s Healthcare Associates combine their 80 years of experience with compassion to offer comprehensive, personalized gynecology care to women of all ages. Because preventive care is the best way a woman can care for herself, we encourage routine health maintenance through mammograms, bone density screenings, well-balanced diets, exercise, fractionated lipid screenings and heart health.

Recently, the Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts acknowledged Dr. Dement for his 40 years of service. In addition, Joyce Clement, our nurse practitioner, has extensive training in sexual counseling.


  • Well-woman exam
  • Gynecological exams
    • Pelvic exam
    • Pap smear
    • Abnormal pap smear evaluation and treatment
      • Colposcopy
      • Loop electrosurgical excision procedure
    • Sexually transmitted disease screening
  • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Bi-lateral tubal cautery (Tubal ligation)
    • Diagnostic
    • Endometriosis
    • Hysterectomy
  • Menstrual disorder counseling and treatment
    • Premenstrual syndrome
    • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
  • Endometrial ablation (Abnormal uterine bleeding treatment)
    • NovaSure®
  • Incontinence assessment and treatment (bladder and bowel control)
    • Painful bladder
    • Medical management
    • Pessaries
  • Menopausal care
    • Perimenopausal care
    • Postmenopausal care
    • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome treatment
    • Abnormal menstruation
    • Excessive female hair growth
  • Sexual dysfunction and libido counseling
  • Female reproductive organ prolapse

Breast care

  • Clinical breast exams
  • Genetic testing
  • BRCA screening

Other services

  • Cardiovascular event risk screening
  • Osteoporosis care

Women’s Healthcare Associates
Freeman Women's Center
1532 W. 32nd St., Suite 401
Joplin, MO 64804