Dr. Arbuthnot completed her undergraduate degree in chemistry at the University of Northern Colorado. She received her medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Arbuthnot's residency included extensive training in high-risk obstetrics, gynecologic oncology and infertility, including laparoscopy, hysteroscopy and colposcopy. She was board certified in obstetrics/gynecology in December 1984. After 22 years in an extremely busy practice of obstetrics and gynecology, she now limits her practice to gynecology. She has a special interest in comprehensive women's health.