A Women's Care of Wisconsin fertility specialist, Dr. Allison Brubaker can immediately identify a catalyst and inspiration for her interest in the field.
"My mom was told at one point she wouldn't be able to have children," said Brubaker. "I'm one of five she gave birth to."
After being put in such a position-basically being told there was little to no hope other than to visit an adoption agency-Brubaker's mother had the strength to persevere. But it's a situation Brubaker doesn't want other women to have to endure.
"I don't want any woman to feel like that," she said. "When women come to see me, I want them to know that there are options and there is someone to help them."
For Brubaker, helping families become pregnant is just one of the things she loves about being an OB/GYN. She enjoys all areas of obstetrics and has a particular passion for the minimally invasive surgical management of uterine fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic pain.
The first in her family to pursue a career in medicine, Brubaker was drawn to surgery and knew whatever specific field she chose would have a surgical component. It wasn't until late in her rotations that she was involved with labor and delivery; she was hooked immediately.
"I was so empowered when I delivered my first baby," Brubaker said. "It's just so exciting."
Brubaker embraces her role as a women's healthcare specialist and enjoys the wide variety of patients she sees, from young women experiencing their first gynecology visit to those dealing with post-menopausal issues, as well as providing care to the LGBTQIA+ community.
"I believe strongly in patient-centered care," said Brubaker. "That means listening to patients, educating them on their treatment options, discussing risks and benefits, and letting them choose what is best for their lifestyle."
Dr. Allison Brubaker sees patients at Women's Care of Wisconsin locations in Neenah and Oshkosh. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Brubaker, please call or text 920.729.7105.