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Meet the Physicians of West Shore Women's Health Associates

A woman's body is complex and capable of doing amazing things. And even though women are busier than ever, they are constantly searching for the latest health information and treatment options. By visiting our web site and other links, you will discover this valuable information. St. John Medical Center Hospital's Women's Service web site provides women of all ages the health care resources and services they will need throughout their lives, from adolescents to young women, and from those just starting families to women in the twilight of their lives.

Our experienced nursing staff supports a women's choice for her birth experience–from childbirth education to hydrotherapy during labor, and from standard labor and delivery to recovery and postpartum rooms. Feel free to explore the tour of our unit.

We are committed to providing comprehensive care to women, our holistic approach includes your physical, emotional and spiritual health. Our healthcare team of physicians, midwives, nurses, breast care specialists, nutritionists, and physical therapists are dedicated to meeting the unique challenges of women today. From nutrition counseling and gynecological services to menopause management, and comprehensive breast care program St. John West Shore is here to serve the needs of all women. If you are in need of specialty services our partnership with University Hospitals can make your care seamless. Whether that is for Cancer Care or Infertility the necessary referrals are available.

Women Services at St. John Medical Center can service a woman throughout the cycles of her life, which include management of menopause, incontinence, breast health services, the treatment of heart disease and other health challenges associated with aging. We can provide you with a number of healthcare options in a variety of settings. We want you to feel comfortable and respected, and above all, feel you’ve received health care that is second to none. Visit http://www.westshorewomenshealth.com.

Edwina Simmons Edwina Simmons, MD
St. John Medical Center Medical Director of OB/GYN

Dr. Simmons is board certified and specialties include gynecology, reproductive disorders and hormone replacement. Dr. Simmons specializes in gynecological surgeries including minimally invasive surgeries and operative laparoscopy for a large fibroid uterus, all of which results in less blood loss during surgery and shorter hospital stays. She is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine and completed her OB/GYN residency through University Hospitals of Cleveland, Metro Health Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University.

West Shore Women’s Health Associates Physicians
29325 Health Campus Dr., Suite 1
Westlake, Ohio 44145
Phone: (440)835-6996
Fax: (440)808-9738
Jeff Christian Jeff Christian, MD
Medical Director of Midwifery and In-Hospital
Obstetrical Services

Jeffery Christian, MD is a graduate of Yale University with a medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed post-graduate training at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington and is board certified by the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He has special intrests and traing in the evaluation and management of abnormal Pap tests, the care of routine and complicated pregnancy, menopause and perimenopause.

West Shore Women’s Health Associates Physicians
29325 Health Campus Dr., Suite 1
Westlake, Ohio 44145
Phone (440)835-6996 Fax (440)808-9738
Lourdes Falconi Lauren Elizabeth Kerr, M.D.

Dr. Kerr received her bachelor of science degree from Pennsylvania State University and her medical degree from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. At Feinberg, she served as Clinic Chief Resident, was a two-time recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award, and conducted research on cesarean hysterectomy. Dr. Kerr is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologist, Alpha Omega Alpha and Phi Beta Kappa.

West Shore Women’s Health Associates Physicians
29325 Health Campus Dr., Suite 1
Westlake, Ohio 44145
Phone (440)835-6996 Fax (440)808-9738
Michelle Belardo Michelle Belardo, MD, FACOG
OB/GYN Physician

Dr. Belardo received her bachelor of science degree from the University of Akron and her medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. She most recently was on staff at Fairview Hospital, where she served on the executive council of the OB/GYN Department. Dr. Belardo is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Belardo specializes in minimally invasive, in-office and laparoscopic procedures.

Lourdes Falconi Elizabeth Valentine Brandewie, MD, FACOG
OB/GYN Physician

Dr. Brandewie received her bachelor of science and medical degrees from Case Western Reserve University, where she was the recipient of many academic awards as well as recognition for surgical excellence. She previously served in a high-volume private practice where she averaged 150 deliveries per year and developed her skills in laparoscopy. Dr. Brandewie provides comprehensive gynecology services and health maintenance for women of all ages, and specializes in a wide range of state-of-the-art surgical procedures, including minimally invasive hysterectomies and treatment for bladder control. In 2010 and 2011, Dr. Brandewie was on The Best Doctors in America® list that includes the nation's most respected specialists and outstanding primary care physicians. The list represents the top 5% of doctors in the U.S. Dr. Brandewie is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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