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  • HIPPA Notice of Privacy Practices

    This notice was published and becomes effective on April 14th 2003

    Women to Women, Dr. Valerie A. Knudsen, M.D. 2831 Fort Missoula Road, Suite 306 Missoula, MT 59804 406-327-4395

    THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.

    Uses and disclosures of Protected Health Information: Your protected health information may be used and disclosed by your physician, our office staff and others outside of our office that are involved in you care and treatment for the purpose of providing healthcare services to you, to pay your healthcare bills, to support the operation of the physician's practice and any other use requires by law.

    Treatment: We will use and disclose your protected health information to provide, coordinate, or manage your healthcare and any related services. This includes the coordination or management of your health care with a third party.

    Payment: Your protected health information will be used, as needed, to obtain payment for your healthcare services.

    Healthcare Operations: We may use or disclose, as needed, your protected health information in order to support the business issues as required by law, Communicable Diseases, Health Oversight, Abuse or Neglect, Food and Drug Administration requirements, Legal Proceedings, Law Enforcement, Coroners, Funeral Directors, Organ Donation, Research, Criminal Activity, Military Activity, National Security, Worker's Compensation, and Inmates.

    Required Uses and Disclosures: Under the law we must make disclosures to you and when required by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to investigate or determine our compliance with the requirements of Section 164.500. Other permitted and required uses and disclosures will be made only with your consent, authorization or opportunity to object unless required by law. You may revoke this authorization at any time, in writing except to the extent that you physician or the physician's practice has taken an action in reliance on the use or disclosure indicated in the authorization.

    • You have the right to inspect and copy your protected health information. Under federal law, however, you may not inspect or copy the following records: psychotherapy notes, information compiled in reasonable anticipation of or use in a civil, criminal or administrative action or proceeding and protected health information that is subject to law that prohibits access to protected health information.

    • You have the right to request a restriction of your protected health information. Your physician is not required to agree to a restriction that you may request. If your physician believes it is in your best interest to permit use and disclosure of your protected health information, your protected health information will not be restricted. You then have the right to use another healthcare professional.

    • You have the right to request or receive confidential communications from us by alternative means or at an alternative location. You have the right to obtain a paper copy of the notice from us.

    • You may have the right to have your physician amend your protected health information.

    • You have the right to receive an accounting of certain disclosures we have made, if any, of your protected health information.

    Complaints: You may complain to us or the secretary of Health and Human Services if you believe your privacy rights have been violated by us.

    We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.

    By clicking Next you are providing your acknowledgment that you have received and understand this Notice of our Privacy Practices:

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Staff

Valerie Ann Knudsen, MD, FACOG, FACS

Title: Doctor

Bio: Many women feel more comfortable with a woman doctor, and it’s only natural. But it takes more to keep you at your healthiest.

You want your doctor to have the quality credentials, experience and skill you can trust throughout your life. You deserve that level of medical care along with the personal understanding you expect from a woman doctor.

Dr. Valerie Ann Knudsen has cared for the women in our area for 20 years. Women appreciate her warmth, compassion and dedication. Dr. Knudsen is also one of the most highly skilled physicians in the region. That’s what makes it easy to choose Woman to Woman for your healthcare. Dr. Knudsen and our entire team look forward to keeping you at your best – with the care you can feel good about.

Board-Certified: Ob/Gyn

Diplomate: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Fellow: American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists

Fellow: American College of Surgeons

Internship/Residency: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR

Hospital Privileges: Community Hospital, Missoula, MT

Complete obstetrics and gynecology:

  • Caring well-woman services for all ages
  • Prenatal care & delivery with experienced care for high-risk pregnancy
  • Advanced surgical solutions for heavy, painful cycles, bladder control problems, chronic pelvic pain & more
  • Minimally invasive hysterectomy
  • Essure®, nonsurgical, permanent birth control
  • Infertility evaluation & initial treatment
  • Personalized menopause wellness

For your convenience:

  • Insurance accepted
  • Major credit cards welcome
  • Prompt, flexible appointments
  • In-office lab services & ultrasound

Phone: (406) 327-4395

Fax: (406) 327-4394

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Connie Ellen, LPN

Title: Licensed Practical Nurse

Bio: Connie graduated from the Universtiy of Montana in 2004 with an AAS in Nursing and is very passionate about providing the most professional and sympathetic care. Connie loves spending time with her husband and all of her animals, being with friends and playing outdoors.

Phone: (406) 327-4395

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Mary Jones

Title: Patient Relations

Bio: An English Literature graduate of the University of Montana, Mary is a well-spoken and warm-hearted individual. Mary is a proud member and supporter of the LGBT community and loves reading, spending time with friends and walking her dog, Chili.

Phone: (406) 327-4395

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Shalayna Estvold

Title: Office Manager

Bio: Shalayna is currently an Accounting student at the University of Montana with years of experience in customer service and office management. Shalayna loves spending time with her husband and cat, being artistic and playing in the lakes and rivers of Montana.

Phone: (406) 327-4395

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Traci Paniagua-Gursky, RDMS Sonographer

Title: Ultrasound Tech

Phone: (406) 327-4395

Fax: (406) 327-4394

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