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



      In this episode, I sit down with PA Shana Sherman to discuss her experience at Shady Grove                    Infertility.

  • Episode 8 - 1, 2, 3 PUSH! A review of the stages of labor and its induction: July 29th, 2024
    In this episode, we review the stages of labor and review the how and why of labor induction.
  • Episode 9 - Under Pressure: A review of perinatal hypertension and pre-eclampsia: August 12th, 2024
    In this episode, we review the pathophysiology, common symptoms, diagnosis, and management of hypertension in pregnancy and pre-eclampsia.
  • Episode 10 - Cannabis Use in Pregnancy: A discussion with Rachel Carmen Ceaser: August 26th, 2024
    In this episode, I sit down with Rachel Carmen Ceasar to discuss her research on cannabis use in pregnancy.
  • Episode 11 - Management of Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy: A review: September 9th, 2024
    In this episode, we review the management of opioid use disorder in pregnancy.
  • Episode 12 - SUPeRAD with PA-C Jasmin Charles: September 23rd, 2024
    In this episode, I chat with PA-C Jasmin Charles about her work as the clinical director of SUPeRAD (Substance Use & Pregnancy, Recovery, Addition, Dependence) clinic
  • Episode 13 - Check Those Breasts: A comprehensive review of the mammogram: October 7th, 2024
    Today we discuss everything mammograms: its invention, screening recommendations, and interpretation of results.
  • Episode 14: HIV Updates with Diane Bruessow: October 21st, 2024
    Diane Bruessow is back on the show, this time to discuss updates in the management of HIV
  • Episode 15: Season 3 Sendoff: October 28th, 2024
    So long and farewell our podcast friends! I hope you enjoyed the third season of the APAOG podcast. Stay tuned for season 4 of the podcast coming May 2025.


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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