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Gayle P. Crawford, M.D.
Dr. Crawford attended medical school at the University of Colorado with honors. She is a member of the AOA honor society. She amassed a significant number of honors in her undergraduate, medical school and specialist training. Dr. Crawford is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Crawford's interpersonal skills and philosophy of providing informed patient care is an asset to her work. She has been practicing since 1985.
Dr. Crawford is married and has three children. Dr Crawford specializes in Essure tubal occlusion surgery, vaginal hysterectomy, hysteroscopic surgery and endometrial ablation.
Dr. Crawford has received the honor of 5280 Top OB/GYN Physician for the past four years. She is a member of the American Medical Association, Colorado OB/GYN Society, Denver Medical Society and the American Association of Gynecological Laproscopic Surgeons.
Dr Crawford, senior partner at WWC, is certified in the latest Da Vinci robotic surgery techniques utilizing minimally-invasive surgery technologies.
Douglas Minton, M.D.
Dr. Minton received his medical degree from the University of Colorado followed by his residency training at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Denver. He is Board Certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Minton encourages patient and family involvement with health care decisions. He started in private practice in 1988.
Doug is married and has three children. He enjoys sailing, scuba diving, theatre, reading and hiking with his family.
Thomas Sweeney, M.D.
Dr. Sweeney began a solo private practice in WheatRidge in 1986, which grew to become Westside Women’s Care. He has been delivering babies and performing surgery at Lutheran Medical Center his entire career.
He was born and raised in Colorado, attended Regis High School, met his wife at CSU, graduated from Creighton University, and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver. He is board certified and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Sweeney is past chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and continues to serve on committees at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Sweeney has been voted one of Denver’s best OB/GYN’s in 5280’s Top Doctors.
Dr. Sweeney’s passion is his practice, wife, four children, and ten grandchildren. They love to ski, ride road and mountain bikes, and spend as much time as possible with their children and grandchildren.
Dr. Sweeney loves OB and delivering babies. He has a passion for helping women deliver vaginally, but when needed, making cesarean sections “family centered.” By making the delivery room atmosphere comfortable and relaxed, delaying cord clamping, and encouraging “skin-to-skin” contact, a cesarean birth becomes a more natural experience.
His gynecologic interests are in all aspects of women’s health, minimally invasive surgery, laproscopic surgery and vaginal hysterectomies. His philosophy is to engage patients in their health care, and to relieve pain and bleeding problems, so they can have the highest quality of life possible.
Lindsay Eun, M.D.
Dr. Eun is originally from Gulf Breeze, Florida, and graduated from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, with a degree in Spanish. She did her medical school training at the Medical College of Georgia, where she graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. She then proceeded to complete her OB/Gyn residency training at the University of Colorado in 2010, and has been working at Westside Women’s Care since.
Dr. Eun is married with two daughters, and in her free time, she enjoys golf, yoga, snowboarding, reading, and traveling.
Dr. Eun is a board-certified OB/Gyn and a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology. While she enjoys both obstetrics and gynecology, her particular interests include adolescent medicine, complicated obstetric issues, and minimally-invasive gynecologic procedures. She speaks Spanish fluently.
She initially entered OB/Gyn because of the excitement of delivering babies. She also loved that women’s health provided such a wide variety of patient interactions in a typical day – from a teenager struggling with swim practice due to heavy periods, or a pregnant patient with depression, or a new mom with a breast infection, or a 50-year old battling menopausal symptoms, to a 70-year old with urinary incontinence. She is kind and compassionate as she helps women navigate the dramatic changes of womanhood.
Norine Taylor, MSN, CNM, graduated for the University of Colorado Health Science Center in 1994 and has been with Westside Women’s Care since then. Norine believes that the primary goal in pregnancy is a healthy baby and a healthy mom, but also a positive birth experience. Norine feels the job of the midwife is to help pregnant women and their families to meet these goals. Norine and her husband Brian enjoy biking, hiking and keeping up with their 3 grown children as they are starting their careers.
Jules Javernick, MSN, CNM, graduated from the University of Colorado Health Science Center. She joined Westside Women’s Care in 1999. Jules believes that by working in collaboration with women and their families, pregnancy and birth can be a positive, empowering experience. Helping women have their ideal birth experience is her goal. Jules and her husband Keith enjoy the active lifestyle that Colorado provides. You may see Jules out jogging as you drive around town.
Patti McHardy, CNM, has been a Nurse-Midwife for over twenty years and has worked in several different practice settings along the way. Most recently, she worked in the public health sector for Broomfield Health and Human Services as the Nurse Administrator. Her undergraduate nursing degree is from Louisiana State University and she graduated from the University of Colorado with a Masters in Science in Maternal Child Health/Nurse-Midwifery.
Patti is delighted to return to practicing nurse-midwifery. She has a tremendous awe for pregnancy and motherhood and feels that the first hours after birth are a unique, special time for families. And of course, she loves the babies! She has always enjoyed working with teens and is active in two local coalitions to help prevent teen pregnancy.
Patti grew up in New Orleans but has lived in Colorado for most of her adult life. Her daughter, Raleigh, attends LSU and son, Taylor, attends CU. She and her husband, Dan, and daughter, Sydney, live in Broomfield and enjoy hiking, gardening, reading and just hanging out.
Julie Stretz RN, MS, WHNP-BC, CNM, joined the midwife team at Westside in 2012. This year marks the 20th year of her nursing career. After working for several years in women’s health nursing with a background that includes postpartum, labor and delivery, and infertility nursing care, she graduated with a Master’s degree as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of Colorado in 2012, and then continued on to complete her Post Master’s certification as a nurse midwife.
Julie believes every woman has a story to tell. As women, we are united by a common thread, that being the importance of relationships in our lives, and the significance the birth of our children plays in our individual stories. Years of bedside nursing left her wanting more consistency and follow through with patients. Midwifery care allows the best of all worlds. It is challenging intellectually and professionally, and allows her to establish a relationship with patients.
Julie strives to help families achieve their ideal birth experience, while maintaining the safety of both mom and baby, recognizing that the birth of each child is an unforgettable, once in a lifetime experience, and yet only the beginning of the journey into parenthood.
She is passionate about education and continues to teach fetal monitoring and guest lecture at a regional labor and delivery nursing course for RNs new to OB. When not in the office or delivering babies, Julie devotes time to her own family; her husband of 18 years and two children (delivered by Norine, Dr. Cowles, and Dr. Saunders). She enjoys reading, cooking, hiking, fishing, and most of all being a karate and football mom!
Pam Weitzel, MSN, CNM, has been a nurse for 20 years and has a strong commitment to Women’s Health. She graduated from Regis University in 2012 with a Master’s in Nursing and quickly realized that leaving patient care was not going to work for her. She continued her educational journey at the University of Colorado and graduated in 2014 with a Post Master’s certification as a Certified Nurse Midwife.
Pam believes that every woman has a unique health care journey and enjoys supporting women through that journey. She believes in physiologic birth and the woman’s ability to give birth in a way that is meaningful to her and her family. Having had her two children delivered by a Midwife (Norine!), Pam believes in the philosophy of midwifery and its results.
When she is not at work, Pam enjoys spending time with her family. They like to go camping and ATV riding. Beyond that, Pam takes pleasure in reading, baking, cooking and watching her children’s athletic events.
Beth McConnell, RN, CNP, graduated from Nebraska Methodist School of Nursing in Omaha, Nebraska, and completed the Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Colorado. She has been employed at Westside Women's Care for the past 37 years.
Beth enjoys seeing patients for annual exams, contraceptive counseling, IUD and Nexplanon insertions, menopause and hormone replacement management, as well as other female health related concerns. Beth's emphasis is on optimal health care maintenance and illness prevention in women. She believes in instilling women with a sense of responsibility for their own health.
Beth is blessed with 3 daughters and 7 grandchildren.
Lori Miller, RN, CNP, is a proud native of Denver, Colorado and graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After 10 years of medical/surgical and labor/delivery in-patient nursing experience, Lori graduated as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner from the Intermountain Planned Parenthood Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program in Billings, MT. She has worked in the field of Women’s Health for over 31 years in collaboration with the physicians from Westside Women’s Care in both Colorado and Idaho.
Lori has three children; two grown sons and a middle-school daughter.
She choose a career in Women’s Health because she believes a women/wife/mother is the most important member in a family unit. The health of the family is reflected in the health of the women within it.
Dr. Madeline Comneck
Dr. Comneck grew up in both Louisiana and Texas and received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology with Honors from The University of Texas at Austin. She then attended Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and graduated at the top of her class, receiving several awards including membership into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Dr. Comneck then received her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado where she received several accolades and served as Chief Resident.
Madeline loves the close relationships that are developed with patients through the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the privilege of educating and empowering women through their different stages of life from adolescence to menopause and beyond. Dr. Comneck is trained in high-risk obstetrics, minimally invasive gynecologic procedures and surgeries and has a passion for delivering babies, adolescent gynecology, contraception, and preventative health care.
In her free time, Dr. Comneck enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, trying new restaurants, dancing, snowboarding, and exploring more of the Colorado outdoors.
Dr. Amber Fontenot Ferriss
Dr. Amber Fontenot Ferriss is originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana, completing her undergraduate training in 2008 at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. There, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science. She went on to complete her Medical Degree at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she helped to establish a satellite medical school campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 2010. In 2016, she graduated from the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. As a chief resident, she was selected for recognition from the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists for "Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology."
As a gynecologist, Dr. Fontenot's career passions include minimally invasive surgery (vaginal, hysteroscopic, and laparoscopic procedures), contraception, as well as in-office procedures. She fosters an open environment for women to feel comfortable discussing challenging topics such as heavy menstrual bleeding, painful intercourse, urinary incontinence, pelvic pain.
In the world of obstetrics, she is committed to helping a woman and her partner through the pregnancy experience: from prenatal care, to labor and delivery, and through the postpartum period. As drawn from her training at Denver Health, she is pleased to support women through both medicated and unmedicated births in order to achieve a safe delivery for mother and child. Particular interests include providing care for high risk patients, including multiples and patient's with pre-existing medical conditions.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Fontenot enjoys cooking, traveling, snowboarding, practicing (limited) photography, and (above all others) baking. She was even featured on theknot.com as the baker for Dr. Madeline Comneck's wedding cake! She lives in Denver with her husband and three dogs.
Kallin Shannon, CNM, MSN, is originally from Illinois. She completed her undergraduate nursing degree at Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She has been a nurse for 7 years, with experience in both labor and delivery and postpartum care. She completed her nurse-midwifery training at University of Colorado and graduated with her MSN in 2016.
Kallin is passionate about the midwifery model of care. She believes in building patient-provider partnerships that empower women to make the best decisions for their body, baby and family.
In her free time, Kallin enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, hiking and exploring Colorado.
Megan Galloway, MSN, CNM graduated from the University of Colorado Anschutz in 2017 and joined the Midwives at Westside Women's Care that same year. She earned her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Truman State University in 2008. Since that time she has been a Labor Doula, a Postpartum RN, and most recently, a Labor & Delivery RN.
Megan has known Midwifery was the path for her since she learned the meaning of the word. She enjoys building relationships with women and their families and being able to continue those relationships as families grow and change. Megan loves bringing laughter into the birth room and she believes it is an incredible privilege to be able to participate in such an intimate time in a woman's life.
In her free time, Megan enjoys yoga, hiking, climbing, cooking, skiing, playing sports and traveling. When she's not being active, you can find Megan at home reading a book or watching Netflix with a good cup of coffee.
Amber Fontenot Ferriss
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