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.
- 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.
- Breast Cancer Screening/Mammograms
Breast Cancer Screening/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. ARC offers both 2D and 3D mammography screenings.
- 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 (NovaSure® or Minerva)
Endometrial Ablation for Menstruation with Heavy Bleeding (NovaSure® or 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.
- Fertility Care
Treating infertility requires knowing the causes. Female and male infertility can be caused by underlying diseases and conditions, including thyroid and parathyroid disorders & diseases and hormonal disorders.
- Gynecology (Gyn-only)
Hysterectomy is surgery to remove the uterus. In some cases, other parts of the reproductive system may be removed.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- Pelvic Sonograms
A pelvic ultrasound is a scan that looks at the organs and structures in your pelvic area.
- Permanent Birth Control, Non-Surgical Procedure (Essure®)
Permanent Birth Control, Non-Surgical Procedure (Essure®)
- 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.
- 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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Board CertificationsBoard Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical SchoolThe University of Texas Health Science Center, Galveston, TX, 1993
ResidencySt. Joseph Hospital, Central Texas Medical Foundation, 1996
EducationB.S. in Biochemistry, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 1988
- Received the Pritchard Prize for Best Resident Research Paper in the State of Texas during residency
- Member, Travis County Medical Society
- Member, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- Austin Monthly Top Doctors For Women 2020
- Austin’s Top Doctors , Austin Monthly, 2021, 2022
I had asked the administrator of my depot shot if my arm was going to be sore and the response was, "I am not sure." There was not attempt to have the question answered.
Dr. Hansen-Peterman is a great Doctor and very great nurses and staff. Thanks
Very cold having to wait with little clothing on in observation room
The doctor was very professional and personable.
Efficient, very little wait time, the doctor was professional and listened to my needs