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Sujata Chouinard, MD


Sujata Chouinard, MD Originally from Mobile, Alabama, Dr. Chouinard came to New Mexico with her husband (an Albuquerque native) for her residency training at UNM.  While completing residency, she absolutely fell in love with the people, food, and scenery of New Mexico. She is passionate about helping women take control of their [...]

Mario Pardo-Friedman, MD


Mario Pardo-Friedman, MD Born and raised in the North Valley of Albuquerque, and married to a woman from Taos, Dr. Pardo-Friedman has deep ties to the state of New Mexico. After spending nearly ten years as an accountant, he decided to switch careers and pursue his lifelong dream of being a physician, and in [...]

Laurel Bonham, CNP


Laurel Bonham, CNP Laurel moved to New Mexico in 2010 from northern California and fell in love with the landscape and culture. She first knew that she wanted to work in women’s healthcare in high school when she was trained as a peer counselor by the local family planning clinic. It was [...]

Erin Martinez, PAC


Erin Martinez, PAC Erin Martinez, PAC is a native New Mexican. She attended high school at St. Pius X High School, obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico, and attended graduate school at the University of Saint Francis. With a background in Women’s Health and Psychiatry, Erin strives to help [...]

Nitasha Jain, MD


Nitasha Jain, MD Dr. Nitasha Jain is a Michigan native, born and raised in Metro Detroit. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, received her medical degree with honors from St. George’s University and completed her Obstetrics & Gynecology training in 2014 at Providence Hospital & Medical Centers. After [...]

Valeria Contreras, MD


Valeria Contreras, MD Dr. Valeria Contreras has been practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Albuquerque area since 2006. She became enchanted with New Mexico while completing her Medical Residency at the University of New Mexico, and quickly embraced it as her home.  She has dedicated herself to the women of the Albuquerque community, and [...]

Danielle Hoelter, CNM


Danielle Hoelter, CNM Danielle grew up in New Jersey but has lived in New Mexico for the past 14 years and has been working in the birthing community during that time. She joined Women's Specialists of New Mexico in 2017 and enjoys the close collaborative practice and delivering babies at the Lovelace Women's Hospital. [...]

Stephanie Levy, CNM


Stephanie Levy, CNM Originally from New York, Stephanie first found her passion for serving women as a brand new labor and delivery nurse in 2008, when she witnessed first-hand the power and beauty that women exude in childbirth. She believes that all women innately embody these qualities and feels honored each time she can [...]

Elizabeth Shanley, PA-C


Elizabeth Shanley, PA-C Residency: Albert Einstein-Montefiore Medical School Ob-Gyn PA Residency 1996-97 Board Certification: Board Certified every 6 years Undergraduate Degree: University of Rhode Island, BS, 1986 Graduate School: Duke University School of Medicine, College of Allied Health, BHS, 1988 Certifications: Nationally Certified, NCCPA,1989 Special Interests: Elizabeth enjoys working with all aspects of women's health and believes creating health and well-being [...]

Darcy Babb, RDMS


Darcy Babb, RDMS Darcy has lived in New Mexico most of her life. She enjoys performing all types of ultrasounds, but working in fetal ultrasound is her passion. Darcy believes that while fetal ultrasound is a very important part of the screening process of the pregnancy, it is also a fun and important time [...]

Kathy Teston, MBA – Executive Director


Kathy Teston, MBA - Executive Director Kathy Teston joined our practice as Executive Director in June 2011.  She brings over 30 years of healthcare experience with 20 years in the OB/GYN field.  Ms. Teston graduated with a Business Administration degree and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Eastern New Mexico University.  Women’s Specialists of [...]

Consuelo Carmona, MD


Consuelo Carmona, MD Dr. Carmona is a transplant from the Show Me State of Missouri and has been with the practice since 1988. She loves taking care of women especially when she has the honor of being involved with the birth of their babies. She has already delivered her first generation of babies. Her [...]

James Wurzel, MD


James Wurzel, MD Dr. Wurzel enjoys reading mysteries, good food and wine, shooting pool, travel--but his kids take up most of his time and many former hobbies have fallen by the wayside. He enjoys working with students and Resident Physicians from UNM and is active in training other surgeons on modern surgical procedures. [...]