A Team Approach

Southwest Premier Obstetrics.pngThe physicians and clinical staff meet every week to discuss each patient’s individual care and develop care plans that will be presented to patients for their questions, suggestions and approval. TMCObstetrics is staffed by medical professionals from Southwest Premier Obstetrics, PLLC, and includes physicians, nurse midwives and a genetic counselor.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists

The maternal-fetal physicians at TMCObstetrics have received extensive education and training in order to take the best care of you and your baby. They oversee your pregnancy, develop your prenatal plan and perform your delivery. Specialists include:

  • Mary “Gina” Connelly, M.D.
  • Christine Farinelli, M.D.
  • Erica Heitmann, M.D.
  • Garry Pohoretsky, M.D.
  • Monique Schoenhage, M.D., MBA

General Obstetric and Gynecologic Care

  • Walter Brewer, M.D.
  • Ai-Nhi Tran, M.D.

Family Nurse Practitioner

  • Melissa Lyapustina, FNP

Certified Nurse Midwives

Certified nurse midwives provide you with individualized education, counseling and prenatal care in addition to monitoring your physical, psychological and social well-being throughout your pregnancy.

Your nurse midwife will provide in-depth information about pregnancy and childbirth with encouragement and practical suggestions to help you make healthy choices for you and your baby.

The midwife also share information about any recommended tests, procedures or treatments, and will explore and help resolve fears and concerns you or your family may have. The nurse midwife presents your case to our clinical team at our weekly clinical meetings and initiates recommendations. Our midwives include:

  • Carol Holman, CNM
  • Marina Ganem, CNM
  • Jocelyn Schaller, CNM

Certified Genetic Counselor

Our certified genetic counselor has extensive education and experience. She can counsel you regarding your genetic issues, available testing and what testing would be most appropriate for you. She will explain the results and advise you regarding your options. Our genetic counselor includes:

  • Karen Byrne-Essif, MS