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Cottage Women's Health, formerly known as Cottage OB/GYN provides complete medical and surgical care for women during pregnancy and childbirth, as well as treating disorders of the reproductive system.


Dr. Tara Baum and Dr. Lorraine Garland provide compassionate, personalized women’s care, from the childbearing years to menopause and beyond. We are dedicated to excellence in every aspect of our practice, from prevention to diagnosis to treatment, to care and support. This level of quality is reflected in our philosophy of personal, professional service, investing in new technology advancements and applying innovative approaches in women’s care.


Our Services & Specialties

Cottage Women's Health in Galesburg provides complete medical and surgical care for women during pregnancy and childbirth, as well as treating disorders of the reproductive system.

Maps and Directions

834 North Seminary Street

Suite 502

Galesburg, Illinois 61401


We recently moved to Suite 502 to serve you better!


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Meet your Women's Health Team

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Lorraine Garland, M.D.

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Medical School: University Of Illinois At Chicago

Residency: Michigan State University Medical Education, Grand Rapids, MI



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Tara L. Baum, M.D., FACOG

Certification: Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Medical School: Saba University of Medicine, Gardner, MA
Residency: Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News, VA

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Amy Mefford, CNM, MMS

For over twenty years Amy has cared for pregnant women and their babies during the birthing process. As a Certified Nurse Midwife, Amy graduated from a midwife program after first earning her RN degree and working for over ten years in the OB Unit at Galesburg Cottage Hospital. Her midwife training focused on obstetric clinicals. With this certification, Amy performs routine well woman physical exams like Pap smears and breast exams, as well as providing prenatal care to healthy pregnant women who are in low risk pregnancies, and delivery of their babies in the hospital setting. Amy is accepting new patients.

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Bethany Glaser, PA-C

As a licensed and trained OB GYN Physician Assitant, Bethany performs gynecological exams or well woman exams such as pap smears, screening for cervical cancer and testing for sexually transmitted diseases as well as contraceptive counseling and management, treatment of common vaginal conditions such as yeast, bacterial or urinary tract infections, and other exams such as colposcopy or biopsy. New patients are welcome!

Appointments and Office Hours

Call (309) 343-5117 to schedule an appointment.


Hours of Operation
Mon-Thurs 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Fri 8:00 a.m.-noon

Sat–Sun CLOSED

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