Women’s Health Providers

Physicians

Advanced Practice Providers

Summer Appling, MD
Nathalie Castillo, MD
Phillip Clark Brittain, DO
Brian Cook, MD
Anita Leis, MD
Rachel Manley, MD
David Murphy, DO
Tashera Perry, MD
Andy Stafford, MD
Michael Stowell, MD
Rhonda Trippel, MD
Melissa Watters, MD
Lisa Weiler, MD
Lillette Wood, MD
Billie Zody, MD

Danielle Benedek, NP
Tina Brickert, CNM
Melissa Colman, NP
Donna Cutshall, CNM
Jyll Hopkins, MSN, NP
Elizabeth McDaniel, CNM
Miala Oliger, NP
Mary Susan Shick, NP

 


Physicians


Summer Appling, MD

Education: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
Residency: Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center
Sees Patients At: 2920 McIntire Dr. office in Bloomington

Phone: 812.332.9217
Fax: 812.330.4474


Nathalie Castillo, MD, FACOG

Education: University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine
Residency: Albany Medical College – Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sees Patients At: 1101 W Second St office in Bloomington

Phone: 812.334.3955
Fax: 812.334.5792


Phillip Clark Brittain, DO

Board Certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education: Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: William Beaumont Army Medical Center – Obstetrics
Fellowship: ABOG - Fellow of American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sees Patients At: 642 Walker St. office in Bloomington

Phone: 812.331.9160 | 866.776.2496
Fax: 812.336.0277


Brian Cook, MD

Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Cook received his undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry from Marian College in Indianapolis. In 2004, he received his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. Dr. Cook completed his residency in June 2008 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. His professional interests include Urogynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology.

Dr. Cook is originally from Milan, Ind. He is married and has two sons. He enjoys spending time with his family and reading.

Dr. Cook sees patients at the McIntire Drive and Martinsville offices.


Anita Leis, MD

Board certified Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Leis received her medical degree from Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, OH; and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Dr. Leis is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Leis sees patients at the Second Street office.


Rachel Manley, MD

Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Manley earned her medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine and completed an OB/GYN residency at St. Vincent Health in Indianapolis prior to joining the IU Health Southern Indiana Physicians team. Dr. Manley is a junior fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and the Owen Monroe County Medical Society. She was the co-chair of the Indiana University School of Medicine Helping Habitat.

Dr. Manley sees patients at the McIntire Drive and Martinsville offices.


David Murphy, DO

Board certified Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Murphy received his medical degree from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Mo, and completed a residency at Carson City Hospital in Carson City, Mich. He is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Dr. Murphy sees patients at the Bedford and Martinsville offices.


Tashera Perry, MD

Dr. Perry earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 2011. After graduation, she completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System. Recently, she was awarded the Gellhaus Resident Advocacy Fellowship by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a prestigious honor; she has also held several leadership positions within the organization.

Dr. Perry sees patients at the Women’s Health office on McIntire Drive. 


Andy Stafford, MD

Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Internal Medicine

Dr. Stafford received his BA from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. in 1978, and a medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis in 1981. He served his internship and residency in Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He joined the practice in 1987, and see patients at the McIntire Drive office. Dr. Stafford is board certified in Internal Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He is a member of the Owen Monroe County Medical Society and the America Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. He is a Clinical Assistant of OB/GYN at the Indiana University Medical School. He was chief of OB/GYN at IU Health Bloomington Hospital as well as Chief of Staff.

Dr. Stafford is from Martinsville, Ind., and is married with three daughters. His hobbies include running, cooking, scuba diving and alpine skiing.

Dr. Stafford sees patients at the McIntire Drive and Martinsville offices.


Michael Stowell, MD

Board certified Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Stowell received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Stowell sees patients at the Second Street office.


Rhonda Trippel, MD, FACOG

Board certified Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Practicing Since: 1993
Hospital-Based Provider Only

Q: Who has been or is your greatest influence in life?
My parents. My mother taught me how to care for people by her love, generosity, compassion and volunteer activities. My father is a pediatrician; one of the best diagnosticians I have had the privelege to learn from. His work ethic, energy and enthusiasm for his profession have set a high goal for me to work toward.

Q: What does success on any given day look like to you?
Successs in my work means that I have been able to help others.

Q: What is one healthy practice you live by that you would recommend to others?
To have an attitude of gratitude.


Melissa Watters, MD

Board certified Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Watters graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed a residency at the University of Arizona. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and holds a special interest in international medicine.

Dr. Watters sees patients at the Second Street office.


Lisa Weiler, MD

Board certified Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Weiler graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Weiler sees patients at the Second Street office.


Lillette Wood, MD

Board certified Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Wood received her BA from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. in 1980 and her medical degree at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis in 1984. She served her internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Indianapolis. After completing her training, Dr. Wood returned to Bloomington where she has practiced since 1988. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is a member of the Indiana State Medical Association, the Owen Monroe County Medical Society, and is a Clinical Assistant at the Indiana University School of Medicine. She is a Certified Clinical Densitometrist. She sees patients at the Bloomington location, and also sees patients at the Bedford office.

Dr. Wood, who was born in New Haven, Conn., grew up in Bloomington. She and her husband Dan, who also grew up in Bloomington, have two daughters. Dr. Wood is active in her daughters' school. She and her family enjoy many outdoor activities, including swimming and biking, as well as reading, and gourmet cooking.

Dr. Wood sees patients at the McIntire Drive and Martinsville offices.


Billie Zody, MD

Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Since 2003, Dr. Zody has been practicing Obstetrics & Gynecology in Phoenix, Ariz. She desired to return to her home state of Indiana, and recently joined Aegis Women’s Healthcare and Indiana University Health Southern Indiana Physicians in Bloomington. Dr. Zody believes in giving her patients individualized attention and investing in their health and wellbeing.

Dr. Zody received undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry and Chemistry from Clemson University in South Carolina and then earned a medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. She completed a four-year residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Maricopa Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Ariz. In 2003, Dr. Zody took a two-week medical mission trip to Nicaragua with a team of gynecologists, during which she performed surgery on patients in need. In 2005, she took part in the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) fellowship to further study minimally invasive surgical techniques. Dr. Zody is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology.

Dr. Zody sees patients at the McIntire Drive and Martinsville offices.


Advanced Practice Providers


Danielle Benedek, NP

Board certified Family Nurse Practitioner

School: University of Cincinnati | Indiana University
Certified: American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Memberships: Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses of Indiana | International Association of Forensic Nurses
Practicing Since: 2015
Sees Patients At: Bloomington at 1010 West 2nd Street

Q: What prompted you to enter the medical field?
Entering the medical field was natural for me and rewarding. Success on any given day is leaving work knowing I’ve made a difference in someone’s life.

Q: As a medical provider, what is one healthy practice you live by that you would recommend to others?
As a medical provider, I suggest doing something to relieve stress. For me that means regular exercise.

Q: What has been your most memorable medical moment?
To date, as I look at my medical practice, I get great satisfaction in knowing that I started the first pediatric sexual assault program through IU Health Bloomington in collaboration with Susie's Place, a local child advocacy center. Together we’ve provided a nurturing environment.


Tina Brickert, CNM

Tina received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Marian College, a Master of Science in Nursing at IUPUI and became a Certified Nurse-Midwife at the Frontier School of Mid-Wifery & Family Nursing.

Tina sees patients at the Martinsville office.


Melissa Colman, NP

Melissa is a board certified women's health nurse practitioner. She received a bachelor's degree in Biology from Indiana University before earning a master's degree in nursing from the Vanderbilt School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse before earning a nurse practitioner certification. 

Before returning to IU Health Southern Indiana Physicians, Melissa held a position at Caring for Women's Health in Indianapolis as a nurse practitioner where she managed health needs for her female patients as well as performed in-office procedures such as IUD insertions and removals, and endometrial biopsies.

Melissa sees patients at the McIntire Drive office.


Donna Cutshall, CNM

Board certified nurse-midwife

School: University of Indianapolis | Indiana University
Certified: American Midwifery Certification Board/Nurse Midwifery
Practicing Since: 1989
Sees Patients At: 2920 McIntire Dr., Suite 250, Bloomington | 1010 West 2nd Street, Bloomington


Jyll Hopkins, MSN, NP

Education: Indiana University School of Nursing
Residency: St. Francis Hospital – Family Practice
Sees Patients At: 642 Walker St. office in Bloomington

Phone: 812.331.9160
Fax: 812.336.0277


Elizabeth McDaniel, CNM

Elizabeth McDaniel, CNM is a certified nurse midwife. She earned a master of science degree in nurse midwifery from State University of New York at Stony Brook. She completed her clinical training at Bloomington Hospital and HealthNet Midwifery Service at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Elizabeth sees patients at the Second Street office.


Miala Oliger, NP-C

Board certified Family Nurse Practitioner

School: Indiana University
Certified: International Society for Clinical Densitometry | American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Memberships: American Association of Nurse Practitioners | Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses in Indiana | International Society for Clinical Densitometry | National Osteoporosis Foundation
Practicing Since: 2011
Sees Patients At: 2920 McIntire Dr., Suite 250, Bloomington

Q: What prompted you to enter the medical field?
I knew from the time I was a little girl starting pretend IVs on my dolls that I would work in healthcare at some capacity.  My first “real” job was in the radiology department at Bloomington Hospital. As my exposure to healthcare grew so did my interests and pursuit for education. I worked my way through the ranks from a file room clerk to a nurse practitioner. I  love that I am able to give my services back to my local community.

Q: What does success on any given day, look like to you?
Success changes throughout the day on any given day!  At the end of the day success is simply knowing that I did my best work at every task I encountered. 

Q: What has been your most memorable medical moment?
My most memorable medical moment was when a patient scheduled an appointment with me to discuss a recent screening test she had completed. When I walked into the room she burst into tears, gave me a hug, and told me that the test I had ordered for her detected an early stage cancer. The cancer was removed and the patient was doing very well. She expressed great gratitude and stated that had I not been persistent with recommending this preventative screening she would have never had it done and feared that the outcome may have been much different.  


Mary Susan Shick, NP

Board certified Adult Nurse Practitioner

School: Indiana University
Certified: American Nurses Credentialing Center
Practicing Since: 1998
Sees Patients At: 2920 McIntire Dr., Suite 250, Bloomington

Q: What has been your most memorable medical moment?
When I realized how confident I feel in managing postmenopausal patients.  I first started out as NP at IU Health center working with college students.

Q: What is something interesting about your life that people would be surprised to learn?
I was an army nurse before I became a NP.