Gary Newman, D.O., FACOOG is a board certified fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists. His practice interests include normal and high risk obstetrics, pelvic surgery for incontinence and other disorders, and all aspects of female health maintenance and preventative care.
Dr. Newman graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Nutritional Science. His medical school training was in California at the Western University of Health Sciences. He then completed his residency in Detroit at a Michigan State University affiliated program.
Heather Lesmes M.D. graduated from University of Arizona, College of Medicine in 2010. She completed her residency at Banner University Medical Center (formally Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center). She has been working at Banner Del Webb Hospital since 2014.
She enjoys all aspects of being a general OB/GYN, but has special interests in minimally invasive surgery including vaginal hysterectomies, conservative measures to control heavy periods, contraception including IUDs and Nexplanons, hormone replacement therapy, and helping women through pregnancy (normal or high risk). She strives to be someone that is easy to talk to about sensitive topics and enjoys educating women to make the best decisions about their health.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her three children, running, cooking and traveling.
Janelle Drogowski, CNM,WHNP-BC is our Certified Nurse-Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.
Janelle Drogowski graduated in 1998 from the obstetrics and gynecology nurse practitioner program of the University of Phoenix. She is certified in obstetric, gynecologic and neonatal nursing through the National Certification Corporation. She also earned her certificate as a certified Nurse-Midwife form PhiladelphiaUniversity in January 2012. Janelle professional interest include preconception care and counseling, normal pregnancy and birth, well woman screenings and STD prevention. She also treats common gynecologic problems, menstrual disorders, as well as care during menopause including hormone replacement therapy. With a strong commitment to women’s health, Janelle is honored to serve her patients. She is passionate about patient education and strives to empower women to maintain healthy lifestyles.
Amanda Simon, CNM is our Certified Nurse-Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.
Amanda Simon, CNM is a Certified Nurse Midwife who has 20 years experience caring for women and infants as a labor and delivery nurse. She is a graduate of Frontier Nursing University with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), in Nurse Midwifery. She is currently completing post-certification as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.
Amanda’s personal experience with infertility and pregnancy complication, along with her work experience and education, have guided her dedication to making sure women receive the highest quality care.
As a women’s health advocate, Amanda believes in partnering with women through shared decision making, empowering them to make informed decisions. She wants all women to feel comfortable seeking information regarding STDs, safe sex practices, and contraception options. She values the health of women and feels well women screenings are a key component to a healthy life. She believes pregnancy is normal, trusting in the process unless the pregnancy, labor, or birth indicates otherwise. Her role as a nurse midwife allows her to provide care for women from adolescence to beyond menopause. She is privileged to serve women and believes all women should have access to collaborative health care team.
Yvonne Downs is a Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) who has over 8 years of experience caring for women and infants as a Labor and Delivery Nurse, Nurse Educator for Teens, and more recently as a CNM. Yvonne’s personally received midwifery care during the birth of her son. She knew then that becoming a CNM would allow her to better impact the care of women, infants, and families.
Yvonne graduated from Frontier Nursing University with a Master’s in Nursing (MSN), specializing in Nurse- Midwifery in 2015. She is passionate about empowering women in their health choices, not only during their pregnancies and birth, but also throughout their lifespan from adolescence to menopause. She follows the midwifery philosophy that pregnancy is a normal process, and we must trust the process unless medical intervention is necessary for the safety of mom and/or baby. Yvonne is an advocate for natural childbirth. She considers it a privilege to care for the women of her community by making midwifery care more accessible to all women.