Meet Dr. Halliwell
Dr. Brooke Halliwell has been at Women’s Health at Valley View since 2011 and deeply values practicing medicine in the great community of Glenwood Springs, CO. She is passionate about providing quality healthcare for women and enjoys working with patients from adolescence through the postmenopausal years. With her vast experience and training, Dr. Halliwell provides an array of procedures to improve her patients’ quality of life and guide them through the birthing process.
Skills and Specialties
At Women’s Health at Valley View, Dr. Halliwell offers obstetric, fertility, gynecology, and women’s health services. As a part of obstetric care, she provides prenatal testing, ultrasounds and sonograms, and vaginal birth after cesarean section. Through gynecology and fertility services, Dr. Halliwell performs fertility testing, infertility treatment, well-women exams, Pap smears, as well as treatments for endometriosis, heavy bleeding, urinary disorders, and pelvic floor disorders. Additionally, she offers contraceptive counseling, hormone therapy, STD testing, and genetic testing through women’s health services.
Education and Training
Dr. Halliwell completed her medical degree at the University of New England in Maine. She then went on to complete a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Penn State University. Dr. Halliwell has since become certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Along with her husband and her four children, Dr. Halliwell relishes spending time outdoors, skiing, running, and biking.
"Dr. Joel Dickens was our doctor throughout my second pregnancy and birth of our daughter two years ago. He was great about answering any of our questions and addressing any concerns we had along the way. He never made me feel like any of my questions were unimportant or silly and I was never made to feel that my concerns were irrational. I am now in my last weeks of my third pregnancy and am much less anxious knowing this baby and I are in good hands with Dr. Dickens. We highly recommend Dr. Joel Dickens!"
"Dr. Mccarty is awesome, she has been wonderful! I just feel thankful to have her for my doctor!!"
"She saved my daughter's life with her expertise and knowledge and was so empathetic and compassionate. I would give her 10 stars if I could."
"Truly BLESSED: - God has been so good to me, placing this woman in my path. She’s the first that took me seriously wo eye-rolls n the words “inconclusive” and “hypochondriac”!!!!!!!God alone "dropped her in my lap". I was at a Ladies' Bible Study n a woman there was talking about her Dr. n how pleased she was with her. I asked for the name:Dr. Katie Mang-Smith atWomen's Health at Valley-View Hospital in Glenwood Springs.She took the time to go over the paperwork / results from the multiple tests I've had done elsewhere since Jan 2017, multiple UAs, a cystoscopy, a CT scan, a pelvic ultrasound, and several pelvic exams,....) the problems I've been having that prompted me to have them, n my frustration of getting no answers / “inconclusive” results.The surgery was planned as "exploratory" to discover why n ended up being a major effort / undertaking of precision repair(s),for problems, some I suspected, some, no one had any clue!!!!!!!What was supposed to be 1 1/2 - 2 hours, was a 4 hour surgery!!!!!!!Grateful to God for His Provision!!!!!!!I had my surgery on Tuesday, 27 NOV, 18. It’s now Friday. Dr Mang-Smith came to my hospital room Tuesday afternoon to explain / discuss what she’d accomplished:After my previous partial hysterectomy (Colorado Springs 1998) and in the 20 years since,upon visual inspection, Dr. Mang-Smith discovered:Vaginal cuff, bladder, colon, ovaries and tubes all stuck together w a lot of scar tissue / adhesions,creating a large knotted lump / cluster of imperfectly, often painfully functioning organs, including confirmation of vaginal cuff that had come “unbuttoned” from the previous surgery.(Explains a LOT of on-going symptoms!!!!!!!)The pictures are shocking / stunning.She had to dissect it all to separate / get it apart.Once apart:Discovered a fistula n removed a portion of colon / repaired it.Removed (dead / atrophied / w cyst) ovaries n tubes.Put remaining items in their proper places, allowing them to freely move, naturally.Repaired the “unbuttoned” vaginal cuff.More incisions than planned to allow for tools -some glued, some sewn; a bit warm, but healing nicely.VERY sore -esp left side where biggest incisions are.On norco n ibuprofen for pain.On fluids, liquid diet / transition to soft / reg.Now home.Still a bit dizzy, n puffy from fluid, as well as some pain from gas, and other minor discomforts. Only a bit of nausea. A bit of fever yesterday, but all in all, vitals are good, n recovery seems to be going well.She called me yesterday and I told her how grateful I was -she’s basically saved my life. If all this had gone undiscovered (doesn’t show on any of the tests I’ve done!!!!!!!) for another 10-20 years, I’d never have survived it. (I’m 58 -would’ve had much more difficulty at 78!!!!!!!)Thank you SO very much, Dr. Mang-Smith, for your attentiveness, kindness, and skill!!!!!!! Recommending you will be one of the greatest privileges / pleasures of my life!!!!!!!Gratefully,Deborah Christine Garrett 🐝"
"Kind and caring - I really like Dr McCarty and would choose her again. She is brief but down to the point. I never thought she was mean or uncaring. I felt like she cared for me and was personable about life and her family. If you want a very detailed Dr she may not be for you."