Kristen J. Hansen-Peterman, MD

Gynecology
4.7of 5 | (576) | View Reviews
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Accepting new patients ARC Far West Medical Tower Ages seen from 0 to 99

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

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

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)

Gynecology (Gyn-only)

Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy

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

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.

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.

Pelvic Sonograms

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

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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Locations & Hours

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
    • 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

Patient Reviews

OVERALL PROVIDER RATING

Rating based on the helpfulness of the doctor's nurse and/or medical assistant (MA)

4.7out of 5
  • December 1, 2022

    Loved

  • December 1, 2022

    Dr. Hansen-Peterman is a great Doctor and very great nurses and staff. Thanks

  • November 18, 2022

    Very cold having to wait with little clothing on in observation room

  • November 17, 2022

    The doctor was very professional and personable.

  • November 16, 2022

    Efficient, very little wait time, the doctor was professional and listened to my needs

  • November 16, 2022

    She had a great bedside manner, very communicative, friendly, and easy. I felt very comfortable and well-served, and not just another number. She did not rush through the appointment. She also came in with a smile and big “hello”. Dr. Kristen Hansen-Peterman made a great impression on me! An asset to ARC!