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Nurse-Midwife Paige Falgout Joins Magnolia Obstetrics & Gynecology at North Oaks Medical Center

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Nurse-Midwife Paige Falgout Joins  Magnolia Obstetrics & Gynecology at North Oaks Medical Center

Nurse-Midwife Paige Falgout, APRN, CNM, has joined the team of providers at Magnolia Obstetrics & Gynecology, a department of North Oaks Medical Center, and is accepting new patients.

Falgout’s longstanding connection with Tangipahoa Parish and North Oaks, which began in her youth as a junior volunteer and participant in the health system’s medical shadowing program, makes her return a full-circle moment.

“Returning to my hometown to join the Magnolia Obstetrics & Gynecology team is a dream come true,” shares Falgout. “Supporting women through such a transformative phase of their lives and helping them achieve their desired birth experiences is incredibly rewarding.”

Falgout has an expansive background caring for women in both hospitals and birthing centers. Her medical career began in 2011 as a registered nurse at North Oaks Medical Center in the Telemetry Unit, where she worked for three years before spending seven years in the Labor & Delivery Unit. After advancing her training to become a nurse-midwife, she worked in the field for two years in Baton Rouge, providing comprehensive care for women during the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum stages of childbirth.

A tireless advocate for women, championing prenatal care, personalized birth plans and breast cancer prevention, Falgout also specializes in managing polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

“We are thrilled to welcome Paige home,” affirms Saleta Costanza, MSPH, vice president of the primary care and population health service lines for North Oaks Health System. “Her expertise strengthens our nurse-midwifery services and enhances the personalized care options available to our patients. Paige’s dedication and passion for nurse-midwifery align perfectly with our mission to improve lives.”

Falgout adds, “My goal is to always address each patient’s primary concerns at the start of their visit. This approach puts my patients at ease and demonstrates my genuine care for their well-being. Shared decision-making is crucial; I aim to present evidence-based recommendations, discuss options thoroughly and empower my patients to make decisions that best suit their family and health needs.”

Falgout graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She then earned a master’s degree in nursing-midwifery from Frontier Nursing University in Versailles, Kentucky. She is certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board.

Professionally, Falgout belongs to the American College of Nurse-Midwives and the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health organization.

Certified nurse-midwives are nationally certified, state-licensed advanced practice registered nurses who specialize in providing practical, direct obstetric assistance and guidance. They are credentialed to collaborate with physicians in Louisiana to provide gynecological care to women of all ages, as well as obstetrical care for pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.

Other providers with Magnolia Obstetrics & Gynecology Clinic include Rose DePaula-Cox, MD; Jaime Edwards, MD; Mathew Mason, MD; Nurse Practitioners Michelle Bridges, WHNP-BC; Mary Diane Rabalais, WHNP, APRN-CNP; Julie Santangelo Ponder, WHNP, APRN-CNP; and Nurse-Midwives Amy Linn, APRN, CNM and Jennifer Bonaventure, DNP, CNM.

Magnolia Obstetrics & Gynecology Clinic, a department of North Oaks Medical Center, is located on the second floor of the North Oaks Clinic Building at 15813 Paul Vega, MD, Dr., Suite 200 in Hammond. Hours of operation are 8 am to 5 pm weekdays.

To schedule an appointment with Falgout, please call 985-230-2778 (APPT).