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Darla Smedley, MSN ARNP and Michelle Dosa, MSN ARNP are the gynecology specialist at Advanced Women's Health. Michelle and Darla provide gynecology wellness and annual exams, encouraging discussion of women's health topics. In addition, they provide diagnosis and treatment for women's health issue topics including menstrual disorders, abnormal pap smears, breast issues, STI screening, menopausal symptoms, and sexual concerns. They are compassionate about all women's health concerns and work with the patient to collaborate and agree on a plan that works for the patient's lifestyle and promotes optimal wellness.

Kathleen Pizzolatto, CNM, ARNP, Women's Health

Kathleen began her journey in healthcare in 2000 as a registered nurse in labor and delivery. While she loved working with women and families during such an intense and intimate time, she realized she craved a deeper and more long-term connection with patients. Thus, she returned to school and earned her doctorate degree in nursing practice from the University of Washington. Kathleen has been practicing as a Certified Nurse Midwife since 2017, and is excited to join the team at Advanced Women's Health to continue to serve women in healthcare.

Practicing compassionate, holistic care that welcomes open-ended discussions, Kathleen partners with women throughout the life span from adolescence through menopause. Kathleen's mission is to educate and empower women to be active participants in their own healthcare. She is passionate about all ... Read More


Darla Smedley, MSN ARNP, Women's Health - RETIRED

Darla has been a registered nurse since 1979. She attended the University of Washington Nursing School and received her Master's Degree in Nursing from Pacific Lutheran University. She became Board Certified as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner in 1998.

Darla's professional experience includes all aspects of adolescent and female health care. With 20 years experience in inpatient labor and delivery, mother-newborn and gynecologic surgery, Darla brings a special compassion and knowledge base to her patients. Her professional interests include adolescent health, menopausal midlife changes, and preventative care throughout the life span of women.

Darla strives to assure that each patient's individual needs are addressed and expectations are met.

Darla enjoys spending time with her family and her dog Mooch. She loves hiking, trave... Read More


Michelle Dosa, MSN ARNP - Women's Health - RETIRED

Michelle has been a registered nurse since 1991. She graduated from the University of Washington School of nursing, and gained valuable experience in pediatrics, high-risk labor and delivery, mother-newborn care and gynecologic surgery prior to pursuing a new career path more suitable to her family life.

With a desire to provide compassionate care for women throughout the lifespan, Michelle pursued her master's degree in nursing from Pacific Lutheran University and became board certified as a women's health nurse practitioner in 1998. Her professional interests include adolescent health promotion, infertility and menopausal mid-life changes. Michelle takes pride in the Company's unique approach to Women's Healthcare.

Outside of practicing medicine, Michelle enjoys a second career in corporate and private event planning. Personal int... Read More

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