Episode 33: Claire Putnam – Obstetrician-Gynecologist
Recently, we caught up with Claire Putnam, an Obstetrician-Gynecologist who opened NOVA Women’s Health here in Montana to help women make informed decisions about their physical and emotional health. Claire has always felt a desire to help others and jokes that she started her career in medicine early in life, playing the role of doctor and dentist to her young friends and stuffed animals. As she progressed through high school in Berkeley, California and went on to UCLA she pursed the scientific skills and medical training that allowed her to use her natural compassion to serve others as a physician.
Claire’s deep sense of connection to other people and desire to see equal access to basic human needs has informed her political perspectives. She believes global migration is an inevitable outcome of the pressures we’ll all face while climate change and political conflicts intensify – and that’s our global responsibility to find ways to support refugees. On the healthcare front, she believes it’s a fundamental human right to have easy access to basic services that support our well-being, at little to no cost.