Advanced Women's Health's experienced, all-female staff is led by board-certified nurse practitioners with advanced education and training in assessing, diagnosing and treating acute and chronic medical conditions.
They will help make your visit to Advanced Women's Health a relaxing and enjoyable experience.
We look forward to providing the citizens of Gig Harbor, Tacoma and surrounding Puget Sound areas with the individualized and all-encompassing health care they deserve.
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
Peggy started her career in healthcare in 1978, working her way up from LPN to ARNP. Since becoming a Nurse Midwife in 2001, Peggy has thoroughly enjoyed the relationships she has built with her clients and their families. She feels honored to have supported over 2000 women in their birth journey.
Peggy is very excited to be joining the team at Advanced Women’s Health. The opportunity for her to do the work she loves – helping women – and having time to devote to her family and personal life is a perfect balance for her. Spending time with clients and partnering with women to promote health and wellness is of utmost importance to Peggy. She is sensitive to the needs of LGBTQIA and BIPOC clients and strives to provide culturally sensitive care to all.
Caring for women throughout their lifespan brings her joy. Beloved by her patie... Read More
Evlayne Ramirez is a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She has been an RN since 1979, a Clinical Nurse Specialist since 1989, and a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner since 2014. She has worked in Mental Health throughout her entire career, including many areas such as VA Clinics & Hospitals, State Hospitals, Home Health, Private Practice, Universities/Education. She enjoys getting to know her patients so she can work with them as a team to enhance their quality of life and find what brings them joy. She takes a holistic approach (mind, body, spirit) to her practice, and incorporates wellness into every interaction.
She practices yoga, meditation and mindfulness, and enjoys cooking, walking/hiking, readings and spending time with her family and 2 cats.
Monika started working in the medical cosmetic industry in 1998 when she moved to the Pacific Northwest from San Diego, California. Throughout the years she has worked in dermatology which included skin assessment, lasers, injectables, making skin care, and multiple skin rejuvenation procedures. During her time working in dermatology, she split her time working with plastic surgeons both in the operating room as well as seeing her own patients for cosmetic injections. In 2005 she started training other providers in cosmetic injections and started traveling around the United States teaching others. In 2016 she was the number 2 requested trainer. In 2017 she received Most Loved Injector award by RealSelf.
Monika is excited to join Advanced Women’s Health to be able to provide exceptional care and experience with cosmetic injections. She ... Read More
Lydia has been working in healthcare since 2000 when she became a licensed midwife. She enjoyed helping new families throughout the childbearing year. Wanting to expand her scope of practice, she decided to return to school, attending Pacific Lutheran University's Nurse Practitioner program. She became Board Certified in Family Practice in 2007 and has since worked in a variety of areas, including Family Practice, Emergency Care and Walk-in Clinic services.
As a partner in patient care, Lydia values an open, respectful and nonjudgmental relationship and looks forward to working with the patients at Advanced Women's Health to achieve their health goals. She believes in the connection of mind, body and spirit, understands the importance of a healthy lifestyle to promote well-being and considers it a privilege to be a part of that process... Read More
Carmela has worked in the medical field since 2007. Her career thus far has ranged from work within medical and surgical units in Las Vegas to ensuring the safety and education of patients in a local gastroenterology clinic.
By attaining her Family Nurse Practitioner degree from University of South Alabama, Carmela feels she has an increased opportunity to help her community by promoting health and wellness and alleviating patient suffering associated with ailment.
Carmela is excited to join Advanced Women's Health. Her goal is to treat every patient with respect while working to improve their quality of life. She individualizes patient care to encourage holistic health that encompasses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Outside of her career, Carmela is a wife and mother who cherishes her family. She enjoys traveling... Read More
Sydney Lee has been practicing therapy since 2012. She attended Pacific Lutheran University and received her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2013. Ms. Lee has practiced in multiple locations throughout the Pacific Northwest and has worked with a variety of client concerns. It was during her work in community mental health she discovered her passion for working with those who struggle with low self-confidence, emotional regulation, boundary setting, childhood trauma and anxiety.
Sydney believes in providing compassionate competent care and that therapy is most effective when the client and therapist work as a team to achieve counseling goals. Ms. Lee practices evidence based therapies including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) .
In he... Read More