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Physician
Christine Ryan MD

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Dr. Christine Ryan has had a longstanding interest in medicine, serving the Army as a combat medic and surgical tech and then fully board certified Obstetrician Gynecologist.  She trained at the University of Missouri where she did research work on endometriosis, fetal scalp electrodes, and wrote a chapter for a maternal fetal medicine text book on recurrent pregnancy loss (miscarriage).  She was awarded the top 2 honors at graduation from her residency program including the Outstanding Resident Physician Award. 

Being then stationed in Alaska with the Army, Dr. Ryan implemented a Mobile Obstetric Emergency Simulator training program and brought new surgical capabilities to the department including uterosacral vault suspension (for prolapse of the uterus) as well as total laparoscopic hysterectomy.  She also served as Chief of Obstetrics and then Chief of the Department of Women’s Health, over a team of 11 OB/Gyn providers.  During her time as Chief, she led the hospital in safely navigating a boom of births that lasted over 8 months of nearly double the hospital’s usual number of deliveries in the midst for federal budget cuts and sequestration.  This planning and implementation earned the hospital high praise from both the Joint Commission and Army-wide recognition from the Surgeon General, the 2013 Wolf Pack Award.  Dr. Ryan additionally served as Chief of Risk Management and intermittently as acting Deputy Chief of Clinical Services, as well as the key-note speaker for the Army’s Women’s History Month commemoration for the entire Army presence in Alaska.

She is very happy to be now living in Colorado Springs and simply adores getting to see the beautiful mountains every day.  She was recently invited to speak on preterm labor at the 2014 American College ofObstetrics and Gynecology CO Chapter’s meeting and enjoys that preparation.  Her hope is to make this her home for life and perhaps to become a part of yours, as well, as she cares for your OB/GYN medical needs.

At Associates in Women’s Care we are dedicated to women’s care, which means our time, energy and expertise are devoted to health concerns unique to women….from adolescence through the senior years.

Physician
Brent Shelton MD

Brent Shelton MD

Brent Shelton, MD

Dr. Brent Shelton is a Board Certified physician with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Born in Alabama, he received his Bachelors at Birmingham-Southern College and attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Upon completion of his residency at Fitzsimons & Tripler Army Medical Centers, he was a military staff physician for the U.S. Army based at Ft Carson in Colorado Springs.  There he met his wife Joan and together they have one lovely child, Emily.

Although he enjoys many aspects of obstetrics and gynecology, his interests are in personalizing obstetric care for each patient and minimally-invasive surgery. He enjoys the personal interactions with each patient and family. He feels it is a responsibility to provide equal care to all patients in the office regardless of their situation.

His personal interests revolve around the outdoors but also photography and music. He also loves a good joke and sharing a laugh.

At Associates in Women’s Care, Dr. Shelton provides a comprehensive array of healthcare services including:

  • Routine and High Risk Pregnancies
  • In-office Ultrasound
  • Gynecology
  • Adolescent Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • da Vinci (robotic) Gynecologic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Infertility
  • Contraception
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Menopause Management
  • Urinary Incontinence

At Associates in Women’s Care we are dedicated to women’s care, which means our time, energy and expertise are devoted to health concerns unique to women….from adolescence through the senior years.

Physician
Trudy Skiles MD

Trudy Skiles MDTrudy Skiles, MD

Dr. Trudy Skiles was born and raised in Holdrege, Nebraska.  She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska.  She attended medical school and completed her residency at the University Of Nebraska Medical Center.  Her love of skiing, biking, climbing and outdoor life brought her to Colorado Springs, Colorado.   In 1984 Dr. Skiles was the first female OB/GYN doctor to open practice in the Colorado Springs area.  She subsequently joined Associates in Women’s Care when the practice was formed in 1995.

At Associates in Women’s Care, Dr. Skiles provides a comprehensive array of healthcare services including:

  • Routine and High Risk Pregnancies
  • In-office Ultrasound
  • Gynecology
  • Adolescent Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • da Vinci (robotic) Gynecologic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Infertility
  • Contraception
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Menopause Management
  • Urinary Incontinence

At Associates in Women’s Care we are dedicated to women’s care, which means our time, energy and expertise are devoted to health concerns unique to women….from adolescence through the senior years.

Physician
Andrea Lerch MD

Andrea Lerch MD

Andrea Lerch, MD

After graduating from medical school at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 1984, Dr. Andrea Lerch continued her obstetric and gynecologic training in New York at Strong Memorial Hospital and Rochester General Hospital.  Graduating in 1988, she returned to her hometown of Colorado Springs and has been in private practice here ever since.  Dr. Lerch is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and became board certified in obstetrics and gynecology in 1990.

At Associates in Women’s Care, Dr. Lerch provides a comprehensive array of healthcare services including

  • Routine and High Risk Pregnancies
  • In-office Ultrasound
  • Gynecology
  • Adolescent Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • da Vinci (robotic) Gynecologic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Infertility
  • Contraception
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Menopause Management
  • Urinary Incontinence

Dr. Lerch recognizes that women’s health care can be overwhelming to her patients and endeavors to care for her patients as she would want to be treated.

Her pastimes include gardening, tending to her Koi pond, travel, scuba diving and horseback riding with her dogs in Black Forest.

At Associates in Women’s Care we are dedicated to women’s care, which means our time, energy and expertise are devoted to health concerns unique to women….from adolescence through the senior years.

Nurse Practitioner
Sandy Winn NP

Sandy Winn NPSandy Winn, NP

Sandy Winn was born in Austin, Minnesota and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at the University of Minnesota.  She and her husband Frank moved to Colorado Springs in 1984. She worked as a nurse in the Memorial Hospital Birthing Center and then ran the Prematurity Prevention Program. In early 1992 she went back to school to get her Master’s Degree in Nursing and to become a Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from Regis University, Denver, CO, in 1995 and thoroughly enjoys obstetrics and gynecology.

She and Frank have 2 grown daughters. Sandy enjoys bike riding, walks with the dogs, and downhill skiing.

Professionally, she is especially interested in adolescent gynecology, perimenopausal/menopausal issues and bio identical hormone replacement. She is certified by the National Certification Corporation.

Sandy also treats:

Adolescent Gynecology
Gynecology
Contraception
Menstrual Disorders
Bleeding Disorders
Primary Infertility
Menopause Management
Nexplanon Insertions
Fused Hormone Pellet Implants
Bioidentical Hormones