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“It is an honor to be a part of growing families and treat diseases so that women can live their lives to the fullest potential.”

Minocqua Center

9601 Townline Rd
Minocqua, WI 54548

Also sees patients at:
Rhinelander Center

Appointment Phone:
1-715-358-1261

Provider Bio down arrow

Dr. Barbara Coulter-Smith has always enjoyed science and the human body. She said human bodies are amazing self-healing machines, but sometimes, they need our help. This is why she
became an obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) physician.

“I love OB/GYN because it is a great mix of medicine and surgery,” Dr. Coulter-Smith said. “Women’s health care has been my major interest since medical school. I believe in preventive care and health maintenance, and I want to help women live a healthy, active lifestyle.”

Dr. Coulter-Smith cares for the full realm of general OB/GYN, including low- and high-risk pregnancies, pediatric and adolescent gynecology, and menopause and hormone therapy. She also diagnoses and treats pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding, abnormal
PAP smears and any other gynecologic ailment. Additionally, she performs minimally invasive surgery, both laparoscopic and robotic.

“The most important element of patient care is the physician/patient relationship,” Dr. Coulter-Smith said. “Without that, we cannot learn from our patients to make a diagnosis and
treatment plan, and they don’t develop the rapport or trust with us to follow through with the treatment plan.”

Dr. Coulter-Smith completed her OB/GYN residency at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She also completed her medical degree and doctorate through the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, College of
Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa.

Dr. Coulter-Smith grew up in Iowa, but has been vacationing in the Minocqua area for more than 20 years. In her free time, she enjoys water sports, biking, reading, travel and spending time with family and friends. She has been married for over 30 years and has two
children, a daughter and a son.

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    Des Moines University - College of Osteopathic Medicine & Health Sciences Des Moines, IA, United States, D.O. 1989

    Internship
    Des Moines General Hospital Des Moines, IA, United States, Internal Medicine 1990

    Residency
    University of Kansas - School of Medicine Kansas City, KS, United States, Obstetrics & Gynecology 1994

  • Professional Societies
    American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

    Board Certifications
    Obstetrics & Gynecology: 1996

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

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Patient Ratings down arrow

4.5
out of 5 (37 ratings)
4.5
Provider friendliness
4.7
Provider explanations of my problem
4.6
Provider concern for my questions
4.7
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.6
Provider's medication information
4.6
Provider's follow-up care instructions
4.6
Provider's use of words I understood
4.3
Provider's amount of time with me
4.4
My confidence in this provider
4.6
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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