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Physicians

Elaine A. Paul, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Dr. Elaine Paul founder of the practice, was born in Youngstown and raised in Warren, Ohio.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Zoology from The Ohio State University in 1978, subsequently earning her medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine.  From 1981-1985, Dr. Paul served a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Riverside and St. Ann’s.  Dr. Paul was certified by The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1988.  Dr. Paul was a charter member of the Executive Committee of the Elizabeth Blackwell Center and has been active on many hospital and departmental committees. She currently serves on the OBGYN Clinical Operations Council to which she was elected by her colleagues. She has two children. 

"Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away." - Barbara De Angelis
 
 

Beth A. Boyles, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. 

Dr. Beth Boyles was born and raised in Indiana.  She graduated, Cum Laude, in 1978 from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and received her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1982.  In June of 1986, Dr. Boyles completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Riverside Methodist Hospital and St. Ann’s where she received the John Maier Award for outstanding performance.  She is on the OB/GYN Quality Assurance Committee at Riverside Methodist Hospital.  Dr. Boyles was board certified by The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1988. She and her husband are the parents of three children.

“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dr Beth feels that she gains as much from her patients as she gives to them.
 
 
Melissa L. Boyles, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. 

Dr. Melissa Boyles like her sister Beth, was born and raised in Indiana.  She graduated Cum Laude from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana subsequently earning her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1988.  She completed her four year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in June of 1992 at Riverside Methodist and St. Ann’s Hospitals. Dr. Boyles served as the OB-Gyn Department Chairman for 4 years, and has continued to serve on multiple hospital committees. She loves the variety that being an obstetrician-gynecologist offers. She has a specific interest in minimally invasive surgery including robotic assisted hysterectomies. Dr. Boyles was board certified by The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1994.

“If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.” -  Maya Angelou
 
Ronda M. Gaiser, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Dr. Ronda Gaiser grew up in Pickerington, Ohio. She attended Denison University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology.  In 1989, she received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She went on to specialize in Obstetrics-Gynecology and completed her four years of residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital in 1997.  Dr. Gaiser was board certified by The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1999. She lives in Columbus with her husband and two children.

"Be more humble than a blade of grass, more tolerant than a tree, always offering respect onto others and never expecting any in return." - Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
 
 
Cynthia M. Vanek, M.D.,F.A.C.O.G.

Dr. Cynthia Vanek was raised in Richfield, Ohio. She graduated Hiram College and and received her medical degree from The Medical College of Ohio. She went on to specialize in Obstetrics & Gynecology and completed her residency training at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Dr Vanek joined Women Physicians in OB/GYN in 2002. Dr. Vanek is board certified by The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She lives in Columbus with her husband and three children. 

“For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.” – Audrey Hepburn


 
 


Registered Nurse Practitioners

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Laura M Hallock, MS, WHNP-BC

Laura was born in North East Ohio and attended Kent State University for a B.A. in Psychology. After working with women in substance abuse recovery she attended The Ohio State University for her RN and MS in Nursing focusing on Women’s Health. Providing support to survivors of sexual assault has been a passion of Laura’s since her undergraduate work at KSU, she continues to be involved in local organizations and events. Laura keeps busy through the year by training for various running events and enjoys discussing fitness/wellness enhancement through exercise.

"We must claim our bodies as our own to love and honor in their infinite shapes and sizes. Fat, thin, soft, hard, puckered, smooth, our bodies are our homes." -Abra Fortune

 
 
Kendal King, MS, WHNP-BC

Kendal is a board certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner. She is a originally from Worthington, OH where she now lives with her husband and dog. Kendal graduated form The Ohio State University with a BS in Health Science concentrating in Health and Wellness. She then continued her education at Ohio State and earned a MS in nursing focusing on Women's Health. Kendal’s outside interests are reading and spending time with family.

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the
smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." - Leo Buscagila
 
 
Allison Levering, MS, FNP-BC

Allison has lived in Columbus since going to school at Capital University. In 2004 she graduated with her Bachelor's in Nursing and worked as a nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit at Nationwide Children's Hospital. From there, she worked in the neonatal intensive care unit at the Ohio State Medical Center while going back to school to obtain her Master's in Nursing at OSU. After she graduated Allison worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner for 3 years. She is very passionate about providing medical care to women. Allison loves spending time with her husband and two children, Maddie and Jack. In her spare time, she loves to run, shop and watch her favorite tv shows (The Voice, American Idol, Grey's Anatomy, Modern Family), and movies.

"The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years." - Audrey Hepburn