"I really enjoy the office staff and the doctors. I am having twin boys and feel I am in competent hands with all the doctors and staff."


Washington University offers the only program in St. Louis dedicated to meeting the special needs of pediatric and adolescent gynecology patients. As such, the Washington University Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology has become a major referral center within the Midwest.

Physicians provide a comprehensive program for evaluation, specialized treatment, and follow-up care for the unique medical and surgical gynecologic problems of the infant, child, young adolescents and teen.

While the division is focused on preventing unwanted teen pregnancies (through abstinence and contraception counseling), it also recognizes the special needs of pregnant teens. The Teen Pregnancy Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital provides obstetrical services, health education and counseling to pregnant adolescents up to the age of 17.


Patients Seen at the following Locations:


Center for Woman's Wellness 
Diane Merritt, M.D.                      
3023 N. Ballas Road                                                
Building D, Fourth Floor, Suite 450                   
St. Louis,  MO  63131
Phone:   (314) 362-4211                                                   
Fax:        (314) 362-0049                                          

Infertility and Reproductive Medicine Center
Valerie Ratts, M.D.
4444 Forest Park Avenue, Suite 3100
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone:     (314) 286-2400
Fax:         (314) 286-2455

Women's Health Center
Laura Parks, M.D.
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite A, Floor 5
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-4211
Fax: (888) 315-6494

How to schedule an appointment:

You will need the following items and information before you call to schedule an appointment:

1. Insurance Information:

  • Subscriber ID, Date of Birth, Employer
  • Group Number
  • Insurance Provider Address
  • Effective date

2. Social Security Number for Patient


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