Get To Know: Amy Bingaman, MD | Women In Medicine Month

This Women In Medicine Month, Broadlawns is celebrating by highlighting a few of the many amazing females who make an impact every day at our hospital.

Amy Bingaman, MD

Job Title

Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialist

What motivated you to become a doctor?

I knew I would work in the medical field after my birth experience more than thirty years ago. I was a high school dropout and had my son in St. Louis. I was treated poorly by the medical staff, and at that moment I wanted to be involved in medical cares and treat all patients the same – regardless of the color of their skin, their gender identity, their sexual orientation, their religion, their handicaps, how much or little money they had – whatever made them, them.

Why do you choose to work at Broadlawns Medical Center?

Broadlawns allows me to practice medicine, and I love taking care of our community! For me, my personal story brought me full circle to the public hospital in Des Moines. 

What advice would you give your 10-year-old self, knowing what you know now? 

Enjoy the journey - even the times that seem daunting! Those moments shape the person you become.

What do you love most about your job?

Making a difference in people's lives.

What advice do you have for women entering medicine? 

Medicine is a very rewarding calling but balance is key. Advocate for yourself and work hard to maintain a healthy balance between your career and outside interests.