Chesapeake Women’s Health was established Feb. 2, 2004 through a desire to provide exceptional personalized care to women of the Mid-Shore community. Our company was founded on two main principles; First, our patients should be offered nothing less than the best medical care available anywhere in the world. Secondly, we should provide this care in a customer oriented environment. It is essential that we listen to each patient as an individual and tailor solutions to their specific needs. Our job is to know healthcare and to translate this knowledge to best accommodate each individual. It’s your life, your health; we’re here for you in any way you’d like.

Chesapeake Women’s Health was established through the compassion for personalized care.

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Patrick M. O'Brien, M.D.

In 2006 Dr. Patrick O'Brien brought nineteen years of experience as an Obstetrician Gynecologist to Maryland's Eastern Shore. After graduating summa cum laude from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio Dr. O'Brien attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. His postdoctoral training included an Internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego, California. After serving twelve years as Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy, Dr. O'Brien accepted a position at North Adams Regional Hospital in North Adams, Massachusetts. Highlights there included Chairmanship positions in the Departments of OB/GYN and Surgery as well as serving as President of the Medical Staff. His illustrious career includes an award from the the US Naval Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina for the implementation of a graduate medical education program in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. O'Brien is Board Certified by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
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Sanlare C. Gordon, D.O.

Sanlare Gordon, Doctor of Osteopathy, has a special interest in Gynecologic Surgery, high-risk pregnancy and osteopathic manipulations. Dr. Gordon completed her residency at St. John's Episcopal Hospital and began practicing medicine in 2010. She is a current member of the American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Artemis Society. She believes osteopathic medicine is a distinctive form of medical care founded on the philosophy that all body systems are interrelated and dependent upon one another for good health.
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Afua Nyanin, M.D.

Afua Nyanin, MD, an Obstetrician-Gynecologist, has a special interest in sexual health, infertility, vaginitis, integrative medicine, education, health disparity and global health. Dr. Nyanin attended Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and began practicing medicine in 2010. She is a member of the National Medical Association and a junior fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Her treatment philosophy is to always listen to and treat the whole patient.
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Jonelle K. Samuel, M.D.

Jonelle Samuel, MD, is an OB/GYN with a special interest in minimally invasive gynecology, adolescent gynecology and contraception. Dr. Samuel attended Howard University College of Medicine in Washington D.C. and started practicing medicine in 2007. She is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Medical Association, Philadelphia Obstetrics Society and the Golden Key International Honor Society. She encourages her patients to take care of their mind and spirit along with their body and to enjoy the best years of their life.
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Reiesha D. Graham, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Reiesha Graham (formerly Robbins) joins Chesapeake Women’s Health from the Jersey Shore where she practiced for the past three years after completing her residency at Wake Forest in North Carolina. She was born and raised in Wilmington Delaware and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. She obtained both an MD and a PhD from the University of Virginia where she studied the molecular mechanisms of islet dysfunction in diabetes and investigated potential novel pharmacologic therapies. Dr. Graham has a special interest in high risk pregnancy, minimally invasive gynecology, adolescent gynecology, and contraception. She is especially passionate about eliminating health disparities and helping reduce the maternal and infant morbidity and mortality. Dr. Graham takes a genuine interest in her patients and their families and is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for their obstetric and gynecologic needs. She strongly encourages patients to be champions of their care. Dr. Graham holds memberships in the American Medical Association, National Medical Association, and American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and their four wonderful children.
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Ginny Bowers, C.N.M., I.B.C.L.C., R.L.C.

Mary (Ginny) Bowers moved to the Eastern Shore and joined the CWH team in 2014. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in 2010 at Virginia Commonwealth University - Medical College of Virginia and was awarded her master’s degree in nursing, concentration in Nurse-Midwifery, in 2014 by Frontier Nursing University. Ginny then went on to complete additional training and in 2016 became dually board certified as both a nurse-midwife (CNM) and lactation consultant (IBCLC). Prior to advanced practice, Ginny worked in med-surg ICU, high-risk obstetrics, and out of the hospital in a freestanding birth center. Her passion is women’s health across the continuum of the lifespan. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, gardening, and taking care of her ever-expanding zoo. Always learning, she loves to broaden her knowledge and always seems to have another topic of interest that she is currently researching. Ginny and her husband have fallen in love with the Eastern Shore and are grateful to be raising their two girls here.
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Rebekah A. Kroeger, C.N.M.

Becky Kroeger received her nursing degree from the Chesapeake College/MacQueen Gibbs Willis Nursing Program in 2010. She went on to receive her BSN from the University of Phoenix in 2012 and her MSN in Nurse-Midwifery from Frontier Nursing University in January 2015. Becky’s nursing experience includes Surgical/Orthopedics and working as a school nurse. Becky is an Eastern Shore native, raised in Cambridge, and is excited to have the opportunity to provide care to the women of her hometown and surrounding areas.
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Kate T. Ellis, C.N.M., W.H.N.P.

Kate has a dual master's degree in Nurse Midwifery and Women's Health from Georgetown University. She also holds degrees in Clinical Nurse Leader (MS) and Human Biology, Health, and Society (BS) from the University of Maryland. Kate worked for two years as a nurse on the Navajo Reservation where she obtained ED, labor and delivery, newborn nursery, and postpartum experience. She also worked for eight years in high-risk obstetrics as a labor and delivery nurse at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Her special interests include family planning, health disparities, and postpartum care. Kate is passionate about empowering women and providing holistic health care through evidence-based medicine, education, and shared decision making. She loves to garden, travel, and spend time with her husband and their five wonderful kids.
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Melissa L. Strunc, C.N.M.

Melissa Strunc, CNM joined Chesapeake Women’s Health in August 2020 after relocating from Baltimore, Maryland where she worked as a Labor and Delivery nurse at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for seven years. She earned her bachelor degree in education, and then enriched her life with the deliveries of her seven children. It was through her birth experiences that she found her true calling, nursing and midwifery. She attained her masters in midwifery from Frontier Nursing University while continuing to gain valuable experience in high risk obstetrics, neonatal, postpartum, and gynecological nursing. Her focused interests include family planning, the expansion of midwifery care to underserved populations, and providing midwifery care during crises and disasters. As a self-proclaimed “foodie”, Melissa also enjoys hiking, exploring, traveling and finding new hangouts with her adventurous family. She is a welcomed addition to the Chesapeake Women's Health family.
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Cindy L. Koch, R.D.M.S.

Cindy Koch has over 20 years of experience as an Ultrasonographer specializing in womens healthcare. She is registered in OB/Gyn as well as Abdominal Ultrasound with experience in vascular imaging and Doppler flow studies. Cindy is both RT and Ultrasound certified and is registered with both the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).
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Denise A. Richardson, R.D.M.S.

Denise graduated from the University of Maryland School of Ultrasound in 1996. She is licensed by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in both Abdominal and OB/GYN Ultrasound. She is also a certified Radiologic Technologist. Denise worked as a staff sonographer for several regional Health Care Systems where she gained extensive experience in Breast, Vascular, and Neonatal imaging as well as Echocardiography. Chesapeake Women's Health is pleased to promote her special interest in Women's Imaging and Obstetrical Ultrasound.
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Tracy L. Campbell, R.D.M.S.

Tracy studied at the University of Maryland - Baltimore County where she earned a certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Other achievements include an Associate of Arts degree in Mathematics and Biology from Towson University. Tracy is registered in Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation as well as Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her past professional history includes diagnostic imaging at Anne Arundel Medical Center, as well as, Health South Radiology.