Under the direction of Donald Eckhardt Jr., M.D., and Kari Eckhardt W.H.N.P., C.N.M., we strive to provide patients with quality care and women’s health services. While general physicians are effective in treating a large variety of general illnesses, they are not always equipped with specialized care women need. That is where we come in. We can provide specialized care for reproductive health conditions, women's health services, a pregnancy doctor and act as a midwife.
As an OBGYN, we understand the pregnancy process is not as simple as some people believe it to be. Due to this, we can help to walk expecting patients through the process and ensure they receive all of the necessary tools for a smooth delivery. With our services and guidance, we can continue to provide necessary services and help the patient remain healthy.
Donald Eckhardt Jr., M.D., is an Obstetrics and Gynecology physician serving female patients aged 12 and up. Dr. Eckhardt earned his medical degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Eckhardt is a board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Eckhardt has served the Montgomery County area since 1996, welcoming over 5,000 babies to families in the area and providing high-quality care to women at every stage of life.
Dr. Eckhardt has extensive experience with gynecologic surgery, particularly the treatment of urinary incontinence, pelvic prolapse, vaginal hysterectomy and vaginal reconstructive surgery. He is also very experienced with minimally invasive surgery using the da Vinci robot. He also welcomes high-risk Obstetric patients and will generally accept Obstetric patients at any stage of their pregnancy.
Dr. Eckhardt is proud to work side-by-side with his wife, Kari, a certified nurse midwife. They are the proud parents of five children. He has coached youth football and baseball for 15 years and also enjoys CrossFit workouts.
Certified Nurse Midwife
Kari J Eckhardt, W.H.N.P., C.N.M., is a certified nurse midwife treating patients ages 10 and up. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas A&M Corpus Christi and her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She earned her postmasters certification in midwifery from Shenandoah University in Shenandoah, Virginia.
Kari decided to become a certified nurse midwife because she enjoys witnessing the process of birth and wanted to build long lasting relationships with her patients.
Kari sees patients for a variety of obstetric and gynecological concerns including reproductive health, prenatal care and menopause. Her clinical interest includes interstitial cystitis education, also known as painful bladder syndrome.
With a welcoming and compassionate demeanor, Kari collaborates with her patients to ensure they are a part of the decision making when it comes to their treatment and they understand their treatment plan.
In her spare time, Kari enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, camping, and vacationing on the beach or mountains.