Kristen Hansen-Peterman, MD

Kristen J. Hansen-Peterman, MD

Gynecology
4.8of 5 | (605) | View Reviews
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Accepting new patients ARC Far West Medical Tower Ages seen: 0 - 99 Joined ARC: 1996

About Kristen J. Hansen-Peterman, MD

  • Dr. Hansen met her husband at UT, and they have been married for over 20 years, with five children (four boys and one girl), Labrador dogs, and cats. She loves to cook and entertain, as well as run, swim, and garden. “I grew up in Austin,” Dr. Hansen says, “and never want to leave!”

I feel so honored to be able to take part in bringing a life into the world. From teenagers, through pregnancy to menopause, I enjoy getting to know my patients and be a healing part of their lives.

Services

Adolescent Gynecology: "The First Visit"

Adolescent Gynecology: "The First Visit"

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), adolescents should have their first routine gynecologic visit between ages 13 and 15 years old, which includes an introduction to the gynecologist and general health counseling, as well as discussion of any concerns.

Annual Gynecological Exam

Annual Gynecological Exam

The annual gynecological exam is a yearly preventative and diagnostic examination that helps monitor any ongoing physical or hormonal conditions. The examination typically includes a routine breast and pelvic exam, and may include a screening for sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia or gonorrhea.

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Birth Control and Contraceptive Counseling

Birth Control and Contraceptive Counseling

Contraception (birth control) is any activity, medicine, or equipment used to prevent pregnancy. There are many types of birth control available for women who do not wish to become pregnant. The choice of a birth control method is a complex decision; ARC provids information and supporting patients' decision-making about birth control methods through contraceptive counseling.

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Comprehensive Gynecological Care

Comprehensive Gynecological Care

A gynecologist sees patients of all ages for a wide variety of health issues, including pap tests, menopause, UTIs, birth control, well-checks, and STD testing and treatment.

Endometrial Ablation for Menstruation with Heavy Bleeding (Minerva®)

Endometrial Ablation for Menstruation with Heavy Bleeding (Minerva®)

Endometrial ablation is a procedure to remove a thin layer of tissue (endometrium) that lines the uterus. It's done to stop or reduce heavy menstrual bleeding.

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Endometrial Ablation for Menstruation with Heavy Bleeding (NovaSure®)

Endometrial Ablation for Menstruation with Heavy Bleeding (NovaSure®)

Endometrial ablation is a procedure to remove a thin layer of tissue (endometrium) that lines the uterus. It's done to stop or reduce heavy menstrual bleeding.

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Fertility Care

Fertility Care

Fertility care at ARC focuses on monitoring, maintaining, and restoring your reproductive and gynecological health.

Flu Vaccinations for Pregnant Women

Flu Vaccinations for Pregnant Women

Flu vaccine can help prevent a flu-related visits to the doctor each year. CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every flu season. 

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Gynecology (Gyn-Only)

Gynecology (Gyn-Only)

Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is surgery to remove the uterus. In some cases, other parts of the reproductive system may be removed.

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Intrauterine Insemination

Intrauterine Insemination

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a procedure in which sperm is placed into the uterus using a small catheter. This treatment improves the chances of fertilization by increasing the number of healthy sperm that reach the fallopian tubes when the woman is most fertile.

Mammograms

Mammograms

Mammograms play a key role in early breast cancer detection and can help decrease breast cancer deaths. Often, a mammogram can detect cancer, noncancerous or benign tumors, and cysts before they can be felt.

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Menopause

Menopause

An ARC Ob/Gyn physician can help treat menopause symptoms and help prevent osteoporosis and will work with you to recommend lifestyle changes and possibly medicine.

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Pap Smears and Other Gynecological Screenings

Pap Smears and Other Gynecological Screenings

Getting regular preventive care and screenings may help find cancer and other health risks early, when they are most treatable and more treatment options are available.

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Pelvic Sonograms

Pelvic Sonograms

A pelvic ultrasound is a scan that looks at the organs and structures in your pelvic area.

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Permanent Birth Control, Non-Surgical Procedure (Essure®)

Permanent Birth Control, Non-Surgical Procedure (Essure®)

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STD Screening and Treatment

STD Screening and Treatment

STIs are infectious diseases passed from person to person through sexual contact. They may also be called STDs for sexually transmitted diseases.

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Telemedicine Visits

Telemedicine Visits

ARC offers telemedicine visits for primary and specialty care. Doctors can quickly evaluate you for a new health issue or follow up with you via a phone call or video visit from the comfort of your home.

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Well-Woman Exams

Well-Woman Exams

Well-woman exams at ARC help examine female patients and can help catch early signs of cancer and health problems. These annual checkups are also known as gynecological, pelvic, and annual exams.

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Credentials

  • Board Certifications
    Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Medical School
    The University of Texas Health Science Center, Galveston, TX, 1993
  • Residency
    St. Joseph Hospital, Central Texas Medical Foundation, 1996
  • Education
    B.S. in Biochemistry, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 1988
  • Professional Positions
    • Member, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
    • Member, Travis County Medical Society
  • Awards & Honors
    • Austin Monthly Top Doctors For Women 2020
    • Austin’s Top Doctors, Austin Monthly, 20212022
    • Received the Pritchard Prize for Best Resident Research Paper in the State of Texas during residency

Patient Reviews

OVERALL PROVIDER RATING

Rating based on "Did the healthcare provider or doctor provide the care you expected?"

4.8out of 5
  • May 16, 2024

    I love the doctor’s temperament and demeanor! Thank you

  • May 16, 2024

    She was compassionate, thorough, educational, and frank. The procedure was well-explained, and ultimately easy. She had a comfortable and confident way about her that made me feel safe and seen. I really appreciated how she managed the whole process.

  • May 15, 2024

    I don’t hate anyone that much to recommend them to ARC. After this experience and just to get “look for another doctor!” I’ve never felt so hopeless then when I heard that. So no I would never recommend them to ARC NEVER. 👎 Beyond the worst experience!!!

  • May 14, 2024

    I was about 30 minutes early to my appointment and was able to be seen immediately. The doctor and nurse were very kind.

  • May 14, 2024

    I was running a bit late and they still took me in very fast, love going they are very understanding and caring about their patients.

  • May 14, 2024

    Dr Peterman was cordial and professional. Very reassuring.

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