Eric Hoff, DO, FACOG
269 Portland Way S,
Galion, OH 44833

Tyler Huggins, MD, FACOG
1200 State Route 598,
Galion, OH 44833

Natalie Johnson, DO
715 Richland Mall,
Ontario, OH 44906

Ami Hay, CNP
1200 State Route 598,
Galion, OH 44833

Sherri Gillam, CNP
1200 State Route 598,
Galion, OH 44833

Did You Know?

  • Galion Hospital, in conjunction with Crawford County WIC, hosts a baby shower for expectant parents every year. The event includes exciting giveaways and tours of the OB Department.
  • Hearing tests for all infants are conducted right in the nursery.
  • Our OB Department provides breastfeeding classes conducted by a certified lactation consultant.







Gynecologic care should begin for girls when they begin having menstrual problems or become sexually active. Young females need educated on contraception, STD counseling, as well as PAP smears for screening. HPV immunization should be discussed before the initiation of sexual activity, as strains of this virus have been linked to cervical cancer.

Child-bearing years are rewarding, yet can still present issues for women such as menstrual problems, family planning needs, and infertility. Prenatal care should begin in the first trimester to ensure the healthiest outcome for mom and baby.

Annual exams are still important for women after they’ve had kids. Discussions with a gynecologist about routine PAPs, mammograms, and even diet and exercise is important. Diet and exercise can significantly improve a woman’s quality of life and energy levels. Menstrual problems, urinary incontinence (leaking), and hormone changes are common issues women face after child-bearing years.

Women Playing TennisWomen have many health challenges during the menopausal and post-menopausal periods of their life such as decreased sex-drive, poor sleep, hot flashes or night sweats, and decreased bone density. Urinary incontinence and osteoporosis can have a markedly negative impact on a woman’s quality of life.

Wellness exams enable our providers to focus on patient concerns as a woman navigates through changes during her lifetime. Gynecologic cancers are very preventable and treatable when exams, PAPs, and mammograms are done regularly. PAP smears detect a pre-cancerous condition, known as dysplasia, which is treatable in the office most times. Cervical cancer can be entirely eliminated by having annual PAP smears. Mammography picks up breast cancer years before it becomes palpable on a breast exam.

Pelvic ultrasound is a valuable tool in assessing the uterine lining, fibroids, and ovarian masses. For OB patients, Avita offers ultrasound technology that enables early detection of fetal abnormalities as well as 4-D ultrasound capability.


Childbirthing Class

9:00AM to 1:00PM

Avita Health System Childbirthing Classes are held one Saturday a month in the lower level of Dr. Huggins' office. It is most beneficial to attend a class during your final trimester (after 28 weeks). Please bring your coach, a pillow and wear comfortable clothing. Light snacks will be provided.

Class fee is $45.00, Avita patient's fee will be billed to insurance, any uncovered amount will be added to office statement. Instructor: Patty Lust, RN (

To register or if you have questions: 419-468-0111


Pregnant and Nursing Mom's Sprouts Learning Group

1:00PM to 2:00PM

Many new and soon-to-be new moms have questions about breastfeeding which include:

  • What to expect in the first few weeks and beyond
  • Common breastfeeding difficulties
  • Your career and breastfeeding

Join Deanna Grube, Certified Lactation Consultant, at Galion Hospital, the first Friday of each month for a “Sprouts” question and answer session about breastfeeding.

The session will be held in the basement meeting room at DR. TYLER HUGGINS OFFICE, 1200 STATE ROUTE 598, GALION, right next to Galion Hospital Mammography Center. No reservation needed.


  • January 5
  • February 2
  • March 2
  • April 6
  • May 4
  • June 1
  • July 6
  • August 3
  • September 7
  • October 5
  • November 2
  • December 7


  • January 19
  • February 16
  • March 16
  • April 20
  • May 18
  • June 15
  • July 20
  • August 17
  • September 21
  • October 19
  • November 16
  • December 21


Breastfeeding Class

7:00-9:00 p.m.

This class is free and open to the public. You do not need to pre-register.
Galion Hospital Small Dining Room

Bring your partner, family, babysitter, or a friend and come learn the ins and outs of breastfeeding. Topics will include: What to expect in the first few weeks

  • Good attachment and positioning techniques
  • Common breastfeeding difficulties
  • Practical support by partner, family and friends
  • Your career and breastfeeding
  • Much more

For more information, call Carleen Higgins, Avita Maternal/Child Nurse Manager, 419-468-0913. Taught by Deanna Grube, international board certified lactation consultant.

2018 DATES:

  • January 4
  • February 1
  • March 1
  • April 5
  • May 3
  • June 7
  • July 5
  • August 9
  • September 6
  • October 4
  • November 1
  • December 6