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Certified Nurse-Midwife Casie Dorr Joins Staff at Methodist Physicians Clinic Women’s Center Council BluffsPublished: Oct. 21, 2021
Casie Dorr, ARNP, CNM, C-EFM, will never forget the moment she decided to become a certified nurse-midwife.
The then-labor and delivery nurse knew from a young age that she wanted to care for others. She said she got her “nurturing, caring genetics” from her mother, also a nurse. But Dorr found her true calling after her first delivery.
“I wasn’t supposed to catch the baby, but things happen,” she said. “I was the only one in the room, and the mom just delivered. It happened quickly. We were both shocked. Everyone was happy and healthy. It definitely made me sit back and think, ‘Oh my gosh. This is it. I need to go back and do this for a living.’”
Today, Dorr sees patients at Methodist Physicians Clinic Women’s Center Council Bluffs. While she loves taking care of expecting mothers and helping families grow, she also cares for women through all stages of life – from adolescence to menopause. She particularly enjoys guiding young women through their first well-woman exams.
“I love to help ease the anxiety that comes with their first exams and then educate them on healthy life choices before they start having children,” she said.
Dorr views her care and relationships with patients as an important part of building a strong, healthy community. That shared value with Methodist is another reason she loves working where she does.
“The Meaning of Care to me is improving the quality of a life and improving outcomes in a community,” she said. “I’m excited to be part of it because I love my job, and I want to bring my skills and my assets to the community. I’m from the community, I want to continue taking care of my community, and this gives me the opportunity to do it.”
Outside of work, Dorr keeps busy with her husband and son on their hobby farm – raising chickens, gardening, canning and preparing products for the Council Bluffs farmers market. She also enjoys reading and baking.