Obstetrics & Gynecology Physicians

Brooke M. Halliwell, DO

Dr. Halliwell came to Women’s Health in 2011 and deeply values practicing medicine in this great community. She completed her medical degree at University of New England and her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Pennsylvania State University. She is passionate about quality healthcare for women and enjoys working with patients from adolescence through the post-menopausal years. Her husband and family relish spending time outdoors skiing, running and biking with their four, fun children.

Katie J. Mang-Smith, MD

Dr. Mang-Smith is a Colorado native who attended Saint Louis University for her undergraduate degree and Loyola University of Chicago for her medical degree. After completing her residency at The University of New Mexico, she moved back to Colorado to be close to family and to share all that she love about my home state with her husband and three, wonderfully entertaining little boys. She have a particular interest in ultrasound diagnostics, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, high-risk obstetrics and contraception counseling. Dr. Mang-Smith believes in the power of preventive medicine and encourages her patients to make healthy choices that support full and active lives.

Emily R. McCarty, MD

Dr. McCarty has had the privilege of providing women’s healthcare for over ten years, starting with her OB/GYN residency at the University of Maryland. She enjoys seeing women through all phases of their lives and specializes in laparoscopic surgery and minimally invasive hysterectomy procedures. In 2014, her love for the mountains and a desire to be close to family brought her to the Roaring Fork Valley. It’s been an honor for her to take on a leadership role as Valley View Hospital’s Medical Director of OB/GYN. “Women’s Health provides a rainbow of choices to help each woman experience the kind of pregnancy, labor and delivery she wants. From low-intervention to high-risk births, our hybrid care model combines the strengths of physicians and midwives to help every woman feel safe and comfortable with her choices. This valley is a special place, and we want our families to enjoy a special birth experience in our care,” she says.

Joel Dickens, MD

Dr. Dickens joined Women’s Health at Valley View after many years on the OB/GYN faculty at Texas Tech University School of Medicine. He has experience in all aspects of women’s health from pregnancy and maternity care to minimally invasive surgery and treatment of incontinence. His training in many urogynecologic procedures makes him especially prepared to help women address any pelvic floor disorders, including organ prolapse, incontinence, and overactive bladder issues. Dr. Dickens also has an interest in international health. He and his wife, Hollie, spent four years volunteering in an underserved area of West Africa. Now, they are glad to be raising their three children in this wonderful community. “We appreciate all the valley has to offer, including skiing, hiking and fishing,” he says.

Clinical Social Worker

Lilia Larkin, LCSW, CLC

Lilia is a Spanish bilingual licensed clinical social worker and Aspen native. After earning her master’s degree in Denver from DU’s Graduate School of Social Work, she returned to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2011. “It is an honor to give back to the community that has provided me with so many opportunities. My work with women, children, and families has spanned a variety of settings including outpatient mental healthcare, crisis intervention, and school based mental health services,” she shares. Lilia is passionate about high quality healthcare for all women, and is pursuing a specialty in maternal mental health. “At Women’s Health, we believe in caring for the whole person—this includes physical, mental, and social health. I am thrilled to be a member of the team to support and to empower women from adolescence through their post-menopausal years.”

Certified Nurse Midwives

Kerrie E. Kuhl, CNM

Kerrie graduated from University of North Dakota in 1990 with a nursing degree. She became a Navy nurse to see the world and was stationed in Oakland, California and Okinawa, Japan. After completing her service she attended the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and received an MA in Midwifery. She loves moms and babies and enjoy working at Women’s Health.

Bonnie B. Sihler, CNM

Bonnie has been practicing as a certified nurse midwife at Valley View since 2007. Originally from New York, she received her BS in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University before earning a BS in Nursing from Columbia University in 2000. In 2002, she completed her Masters in Nurse Midwifery at SUNY Downstate School of Medicine. After practicing for five years in a busy urban hospital in Manhattan, she was lured to the small community of Glenwood Springs where she treasures developing close relationships with the women and families who trust Women’s Health with some of the most important moments in their lives. In her free time, her husband and young daughters and her all enjoy the outdoor activities of mountain life.

Carole A. Inglis, CNM

Carole been a certified nurse midwife for 18 years and has worked in a variety of settings from small, private offices, to high-volume city practices. She has specialized training in colposcopy to help address abnormal pap smears. “It’s my passion to collaborate with my patients and empower them with knowledge about their bodies and health care options,” Carole says.

Teresa L. Hall, CNM

Teresa has practiced Nurse Midwifery in the Roaring Fork Valley for over a quarter of a century, which means she’s had the distinct honor of welcoming many residents into this world! She received her Masters degree and Nurse Midwifery training at the University of Colorado Health Science Center. She then worked for twenty years in a private practice affiliated with Aspen Valley Hospital before joining Women’s Health at Valley View. She enjoys working with women throughout the span of their lives and especially loves the challenges and magic of childbirth. Teresa lives in the upper Roaring Fork Valley with her husband, Doug.

Brenda G. Hanson, CNM

Brenda is a Seattle native with many years experience in the field of cancer therapeutics research. In 1997, she moved to Colorado to play in the mountains while starting a new career in nursing. After graduating from the University of Washington nursing program, she made Breckenridge, Colorado her home. She worked for six years in labor and delivery and public health nursing before returning to the Northwest to attend the Nurse Midwifery graduate program at Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU) in Portland. She is proud to have been with Valley View for the past 14 years, assisting women and their families as a Certified Nurse Midwife.

 

Erin Crawley, CNM

Erin has been involved in women’s health since she was 18, working as a certified nurse’s aid. She earned her BSN from the University of Colorado and completed her midwifery training through the University of Cincinnati. While in school, she worked in a variety of women’s health settings from Tuba City, Arizona to Denver. Exposure to a variety of clinic models and approaches to labor and delivery has made Erin comfortable thinking outside the box to offer evidence-based options for each woman’s unique situation. She especially enjoys exploring integrated therapies for managing pregnancy and delivery. She believes wholeheartedly that midwifery is a collaborative kind of care. “It’s my job to educate my patients so we can arrive at decisions together. I’m deeply gratified by the relationships I’ve developed with patients who come to me for labor and delivery support and stay with me for well-woman care, contraceptive counseling and annual exams. For me it’s important to support the whole woman, to help her make informed decisions about her reproductive healthcare throughout her life,” Erin shares.

Kala Kluender, CNM

Before moving to the Roaring Fork Valley, Kala worked for four years as a nurse-midwife in Boulder, Colorado. A Midwesterner by birth, she grew up in Minnesota, earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and attended Yale University for her nursing and midwifery education. “As a practice, we’re committed to honoring the individuality of each woman, whether she’s coming to us for an annual well check, contraceptive counseling or labor and delivery care. It’s especially satisfying to create relationships with women throughout their reproductive lives — to provide support before, during and after their birth experiences,” she says. When not at work, you can find Kala hiking, traveling, or soaking in the hot springs. She is happy to call Colorado home and looks forward to providing informed, compassionate healthcare to the community.

Susan Mitchell, CNM

Midwife means “with woman”, and Susan honored to be present with women of all walks of life through every step of labor and delivery. She moved to the valley with her husband and two children from Boulder, where she worked in a hospital-based birthing center. Susan received her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, her BSN from the University of South Carolina and her Master’s from Frontier Nursing University. Her focus is low-risk births with non-pharmacological interventions that empower women to trust their intuitive wisdom. “I like to take a holistic approach to patient care that supports each woman’s social, psychological and emotional wellbeing before, during and after childbirth,” she says. Her interest in global health led her to volunteer in Haiti, where she taught midwifery skills to Haitian nurses.

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