Elizabeth Potocnik, M.D.
Dr. Elizabeth Potocnik was born and raised in Northeastern Ohio. She attended The Ohio State University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. Dr. Potocnik earned her Medical Doctorate from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. She completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Riverside Methodist Hospital prior to completing fellowship training in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition to a passion for obstetrics, Dr. Potocnik has special interest in minimally invasive surgery including robotic and vaginal surgery.
"We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same." - Marianne Williamson (abridged)
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
Alyssa Morris, MS, WHNP-BC
Alyssa grew up in Dublin, OH. She attended the University of Kentucky for her undergraduate nursing program. While completing here Master's program in Women's Health at The Ohio State University she worked as a Labor and Delivery RN at Mount Carmel St Ann's. In her free time she enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with friends and family.
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor touched but are felt in the heart." - Helen Keller
Erin May, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Dr. Erin Schnackel attended Miami University for her undergraduate degree and The University of Toledo for Medical School. She is married to Bill Schnackel, who is also a physician practicing in the Columbus area. She joined Women Physicians in July 2014.
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”
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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
Kendal King, MS, WHNP-BC
Kendal is a board certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner. She is originally from Worthington, OH where she now lives with her husband and dog. Kendal graduated from 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
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
Michelle Ruszkiewicz CNP
Michelle is a board-certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She was born and raised in Toledo and moved to Columbus to complete her undergraduate degree at The Ohio State University. There she continued on to earn her Master of Science in Nursing, specializing in Women’s Health. Michelle worked as a Labor and Delivery nurse in Austin, Texas before returning to Columbus in 2014. In her free time, Michelle enjoys group fitness classes and lifting, reading, and spending time with friends. She is also an animal-lover and fosters dogs with the help of her pup, Finnegan.
"We all move forward when we recognize how resilient and striking the women around us are" - Rupi Kaur
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. Dr Beth feels that she gains as much from her patients as she gives to them. 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
Michelle Crawford, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Dr. Michelle Crawford was born and raised near Akron, Ohio. She graduated Cum Laude in 2008 from The Ohio State University in Columbus. Dr. Crawford received her medical degree from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio in 2012. In June 2016, Dr. Crawford completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Riverside Methodist Hospital. She is a member of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She and her husband Jason reside in Lewis Center with their yellow lab, Tucker.
“If you always put a limit on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” - Bruce Lee