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      St. Louis Women's Healthcare Group (SLWHG) – History

      SLWHG’s origins date back to 1981 when Dr. Richard C. Muckerman joined his father’s OB/GYN practice. Similarly, Dr. George P. Ahlering joined his father’s OB/GYN practice in 1986. Both family practices joined together in 1986 to form SLWHG, an independent private practice providing obstetrics, gynecology, infertility, and menopausal serviced for the women of St. Louis. Since the early days of the practice, SLWHG has offered patients the most advanced clinical services available. Over its multi-generational history, SLWHG has been an early adopter of many innovative women’s clinical services.

      • 1981: First independent OB/GYN practice in St. Louis to offer in-office ultrasound services. Dr. Muckerman was the ultrasonographer for every one of his OB patients.
      • 1990’s: Early adopter OB practice treating pregnant patients with anticoagulation medications for Recurrent Miscarriages, Immunologic Disorders, and Genetic Blood-clotting Disorders.
      • 1990’s: In-office mammography screening for patient convenience. One of the first independent OB/GYN offices to provide breast imaging. Service was converted to St. Louis Breast Center in 2010 when digital mammography became the standard of care.
      • 2002: First independent OB/GYN practice in St. Louis to offer in-office Bone Density Screening and Bone Health evaluation services. Dr Muckerman has been certified by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) since 2002.
      • 2004: Dr Ahlering and Dr Muckerman are founding physicians and medical director of St. Louis Women’s Surgery Center offering high quality, low cost outpatient surgery services for women only. St. Louis Women’s Surgery Center was the first women’s only surgery center in St. Louis.
      • 2009: Weight Loss Program. Behavior modification weight loss program is developed and managed by full-time RN.
      • 2010: Dr Ahlering and Dr Muckerman are founding physicians and medical director of St. Louis Breast Center offering advanced breast imaging and breast biopsy services at low cost. 2017: First breast center in St. Louis to offer Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment and Breast Cancer Risk Assessment combining Cancer IQ software and Myriad Tele-education in real-time with Certified Myriad Genetic Counselors.
      • 2014: First OB/GYN practice in St. Louis to offer Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment and Breast Cancer Risk Assessment combined with in-office genetic testing.
      • 2016: First OB/GYN practice in the United States to offer Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment and Breast Cancer Risk Assessment combining Cancer IQ software and Myriad Tele-education in real-time with Certified Myriad Genetic Counselors.
      • 2017: Expands medical services to primary care and functional medicine through partnership with Dr Catherine Hohn and the St. Louis Institute for Functional Medicine (SLIFM)
      • 2018: Added Medical Spa, Chiropractic, and Acupuncture services.
      • 2019: Incorporated Telemedicine visits.
      • 2020: FemmeMD launched – One of the first women's-focused concierge practices in the U.S. combining Primary Care Functional Medicine with Gynecological Medicine

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