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Holly Pranaat, M.S.

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Clinical Interests

Midwifery

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-7892

Administrative: (585) 276-7570

Fax: (585) 442-6798

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Biography

Professional Background

It was through volunteer work in Central America that I first met a nurse-midwife, and realized I wanted to pursue a career in midwifery. I saw that reproductive health influences all aspects of women's lives, just as the health of women and children influences all aspects of society - and knew that midwifery was a hands-on way to make an impact for both individuals and communities.

I received my nursing and midwifery degrees from Oregon Health & Science University. Prior to joining the UR Medicine Midwifery Group, I worked as a midwife in a hospital-based practice in Oregon caring for mostly Spanish-speaking families, for Indian Health Service caring for Navajo women in New Mexico, and in a midwife-owned practice in Oregon providing out-of-hospital birth. I am originally from northern Michigan, and am happy to be back in the Great Lakes region.

It is truly an honor to participate in the labor and birth process with families, and I also really enjoy supporting folks across the reproductive health spectrum, such as with contraception and annual exams. I am happy to provide care in both English and Spanish.

Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, travel, good coffee, and outdoor adventures with my husband and our spunky rescue pup.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Midwife, Certified Nurse - ACNM Certification Council, Inc.

Education

2006
Bachelor of Arts | Graceland University
Religion (Honors) with Spanish Minor

2010
Bachelor of Science | Oregon Health & Science University
Nursing

2012
Master of Science | Oregon Health & Science University
Nurse-Midwifery

Awards

2012
Community Service Award
Sponsor: Oregon Health and Science University

2010 - 2012
Summa Cum Laude
Sponsor: Oregon Health and Science University

2006
Summa Cum Laude
Sponsor: Graceland University

2006
Gold Seal Award for Scholarship
Sponsor: Glaceland University

2006
Area Contribution Award in Religion and Philosophy
Sponsor: Graceland University

2006
Area Contribution Award in Honors Program
Sponsor: Graceland University

2002 - 2006
Presidental Scholarship
Sponsor: Graceland University

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