Dear Listeners,

Welcome to the APAOG Podcast! I’m the shows’ host and creator, Morgan Bechtle, and together we’ll explore the science and practice of medicine as it relates to women’s health in the past, present, and future. In this series we’ll break down the most common conditions seen in practice, as well as those covered on the PANCE/PANRE. You’ll hear first hand accounts from practicing PA’s, NPs, and OBGYNs. And we’ll go back in time to hear the stories of individuals who have contributed so much to improving the lives of women and shaping the field into what it is today. So whether you are a PA student looking to ace your women’s health EOR or a practicing PA who wants to review the top WH conditions in preparation for the PANRE, or simply someone wanting to learn more about the ins and outs of women's health, this is the podcast for you!

Happy listening! And remember, stay safe, tell someone you love them, and bring a little kindness into the world.

~ Morgan Bechtle, PA-C

  • Episode 1 - Welcome BACK to the APAOG Podcast: May 1st, 2023
    Welcome back to season 2 of the APAOG Podcast! On this show we’ll explore the science and practice of medicine as it relates to women’s health in the past, present, and future. We’ll cover some of the most common women’s health topics seen in clinical practice and on the PANCE/PANRE as well as interview professionals in the various fields of sexual and reproductive health to gain their insight and wisdom. 
  • Episode 2 - Getting to know MFM with PA-C Nicole Patton: May 8th, 2023
    In this episode, we sit down with Nicole Patton, chief PA at Brigham and Women’s Maternal Fetal Medicine Department to discuss her experience working as an MFM PA.
  • Episode 3 - Exploring the Ins and Outs of Endometriosis: May 22nd, 2023
    In this episode, we review the theorized pathophysiology presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of endometriosis. 
  • Episode 4 - Whole Women Wellness with WPSI: June 5th, 2023
    In the episode, we sit down with Dr. Jeanne Conry, chair of the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI) to discuss the history of the WPSI, its recommendations, the Well woman chart, and navigating preventive services during an ongoing pandemic.
  • Episode 5 - Managing Menopause and understanding “The Change”: June 19th, 2023
    In this episode, we define menopause, discuss its pathophysiology, and review it’s common symptoms and management. 
  • Episode 6 - Prenatal Genetic Testing with Patti Winters: July 3rd, 2023
    In this episode, we sit down with long time genetic counselor Patti Winters to discuss the importance of prenatal genetic testing and her work in the field. 
  • Episode 7 - More than the Blues: A review of Peri and Postpartum Mood Disorders: July 17th, 2023
    In this episode, we cover the diagnosis and treatment of peripartum and postpartum mood disorders including anxiety, depression, and psychosis.
  • Episode 8 - More than the Blues: Interview with Peg Indman: July 31st, 2023
    In this episode, we chat with PA-C and Marriage and Family Therapist Pec Indman to discuss her advocacy work surrounding peri/postpartum mood disorders and her book “Beyond the Blues: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety.”
  • Episode 9 - Barriers to Babymaking: a Discussion on Infertility: August 14th, 2023
    In this episode, we define infertility, discuss the various causes, review diagnosis and treatment options. 
  • Episode 10 - OBGYN Fellowship Programs: Atrium Health: August 28th, 2023
    In this episode, we talk with current APP program Director Melissa Ricker and former Fellow Lindsay O'Connor about Atrium Health’s APP Fellowship Program. 
  • Episode 11 - OBGYN Fellowship Programs: Arrowhead Regional Medical Center: September 11th, 2022
    In this episode, we talk with current PA Fellowship Director Kayla Witcik about Arrowhead Regional Medical Center OBGYN Fellowship Program. 
  • Episode 12 - A is for Abortion: September 25th, 2023
    In this episode, we’ll discuss the various types of abortion, its diagnosis, methods of management, and resources available to patients. 
  • Episode 13 - TBD: October 9th, 2023
    Stay tuned!
  • Episode 14 - Season 2 Sendoff: October 16, 2023
    So long and farewell our podcast friends! We hope you enjoyed the second season of the APAOG podcast.


Morgan Bechtle is a board certified physician assistant, practicing in Family Medicine with a special interest in women's health. She grew up in the Virginia Beach area and moved to Florida where she completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Florida. Morgan is a  graduate from the PA program at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. She currently resides in Norfolk, VA and when not working with patients, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, researching medical history, and reading for her book club.


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