Institute Education program brings new Medical Consultant to Lincoln, Nebraska

Dr. Terra Papik

Dr. Terra Papik, D.O. from Lincoln, Nebraska is currently enrolled in the Pope Paul VI Institute’s Medical Consultant Program. Last Fall, Dr. Papik helped to start a new private practice called “Doctors for Women,” and her focus is on learning and practicing NaProTechnology.
The Allied Health Programs of the Pope Paul VI Institute focus on the training of both Medical Consultants and FertilityCare Practitioners. These two types of professionals depend on each other, because proper Creighton Model charting is required for the delivery of NaProTechnology. FertilityCare Practitioners need Medical Consultants to provide treatment for clients, while Medical Consultants rely on FertilityCare Practitioners to teach their patients proper charting methods.

Today, Terra treats girls and women from ages 11 all the way up to 101. She especially enjoys a career that makes bringing the miracle of life a focal point of her practice. “I have been so awed by the human body, so I do my own ultrasounds. … You see these little things that look like jelly beans and they have heartbeats. Then at nine weeks or ten weeks you see arms and legs, and they are moving. It is just a miracle that we can create a whole other person through God’s grace … your body does it naturally.”

In her practice, Terra tries to create an atmosphere where her patients feel at home. “I wear jeans most days of the week. I go by Terra. I do not go by Dr. Papik… They feel like they can be honest with me, which you have to have — that trust and honesty in order to take care of someone medically.”

Terra also has firsthand experience with the difficulty women face in finding answers to reproductive problems. “I always struggled with irregular cycles, difficulties achieving pregnancy and maintaining pregnancies. There just was not a lot out there — I never met a physician that could tell me, ‘This is what is wrong with you and here is what we are going to do about it.’ I was given those same Band-Aid treatment methods and just sort of a dissatisfaction with the system.”

Then a friend from church, who is a FertilityCare Practitioner, told Terra about the Creighton Model and NaProTechnology. She encouraged Terra to learn more about the system so she could treat women in Lincoln. “She had been sending most of her clients to Omaha for treatment,” Terra explained.

Terra completed Phase I of the Pope Paul VI Institute’s Education Program in Omaha in the Fall of 2017, just one week after her new clinic opened. She is now very eager to share what she’s learned with her fellow physicians. “I am so excited to bring this back. The first thing I am going to do is present it to my clinic staff, because I do not think they even fully understand what we can potentially do with this.”
After completing the program, Terra will be the first female Medical Consultant in Lincoln. “I am just really excited about the amount of women that we will be able to see, treat, and help.”

While the Pope Paul VI Institute’s National Center for Women’s Health in Omaha has a program for seeing out-of-town patients, it is ideal for people to have a local Medical Consultant who can treat patients using medical NaProTechnology. A strong network of FertilityCare Practitioners and Medical Consultants helps to bring the Culture of Life to women’s healthcare.

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