New OB-GYN delivers quality care
Dr. Bradley Bloemker joined Columbus Women’s Healthcare as an OB-GYN in November 2020, bringing 20 years of experience delivering babies and providing gynecological care. He was born in Lexington, Nebraska, and grew up in Fremont. For Bloemker and his family, the move to Columbus is like coming home.
Bloemker earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, before attending graduate school at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. “I was initially interested in genetics and researching genes that caused deafness,” he said. “While in medical school, I found my calling for obstetrics and gynecology. It’s an amazing experience connecting with families who are bringing a new baby into the world.”
He completed medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and served his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Early in his career, Bloemker worked in a small hospital just outside Kansas City, Missouri, for nine years, and then took a job in Marshall, Minnesota, for six years. “I’m happy to finally be circling back to home in Columbus, which is about 50 minutes from where my folks and my brother live,” he said. “My wife was born and raised in Fremont, so together, we have lots of connections in the area.”
Providing Care at Every Life Stage
Bloemker offers a full spectrum of care as a general OB-GYN. In addition to providing prenatal care and delivering babies, he sees women in all life stages who need help with pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence and other issues. “My day-to-day job involves performing surgery and also seeing patients in the clinic,” he said. “Having the opportunity to build strong bonds with patients and their families is what inspires me to continue doing this work every day.”
Bloemker enjoys working with the seasoned group of doctors at Columbus Women’s Healthcare. “Dr. Wulf and Dr. Kiichler have built a high level of trust in the community,” he said. “We have excellent facilities and the skills to handle lots of situations, including C-sections and the majority of high-risk pregnancies.”
Getting Outdoors with Family
Bloemker and his wife have a daughter and son, ages 18 and 22, who attend college at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The family enjoys participating in outdoor activities together, including skiing and snowboarding, wakeboarding, wake surfing and hunting. They have a dog named Husker and love watching and playing sports, especially college football, basketball and track and field.