186 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, MA 02138
Mitchell Levine MD, FACOG
Mitchell Levine MD is a board certified obstetrician gynecologist and fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and gynecology. He has been in practice in the Boston area for the past 27 years. He completed his undergraduate work at Yale University, went to medical school at the University of Michigan and completed his residency at the Brigham and Women's Hospital of Harvard University in 1981.
Dr Levine is well known for his pioneering work in supporting midwifery care, natural childbirth and vaginal birth after c-section.
He is nationally recognized for his work on alternatives to hysterectomy, treatment of fibroid tumors and holistic approach to women's health.
Since 2001, Dr. Levine has focused solely on gynecological care.
Dr. Levine has contributed to books including: Our Bodies our Selves, How to Prepare for Surgery and Heal Faster, and Fibroids.
Dr. Levine has given lectures all over the country on alternatives to hysterectomy and holistic and less invasive approaches to women's health care.
Deb Gowen, CNM
Deb brings to Women Care 25 years of experience as a Nurse-Midwife and Women's Health Practitioner, and a background in natural foods and holistic approaches to care. She views health as encompassing all four bodies: the physical, the emotional, the mental and the spiritual, and incorporates that larger view into your visits with her.
Her complementary trainings in the modalities of Unlimited Body, Creative Questions, Reconnective Healing, and The Reconnection have helped her to become known for her gentle ability to guide you through your exam, whether it's your first gynecological exam, or if you may have had difficulty in the past due to trauma. Your annual gynecological exam can be an easy event. So can visits for family planning and contraception, or problem visits for abnormal bleeding, infections, pain, peri-menopausal or menopausal changes.
Deb is a strong believer in the merits of Bio-Identical Hormones, particularly in the largely ignored early peri-menopausal state where disrupted sleep, mood swings, weight gain, and fatigue are sometimes erroneously attributed to causes other than the progesterone imbalance they can be. She has developed a large panel of clients who have found relief through its benefits.
She has been a contributing editor to Rodale Press publications, to the Expectant Parent's Guide to Boston, guest lectured at the new England School of Acupuncture, presented on local and national conference panels, including a recent workshop for the American College of Midwives in 2008 regarding the usage of Bio-Identical Hormones . She has worked with a diverse group of nurse midwifery, medical students and family practice residents from universities that include Harvard, Yale, Columbia and Boston University.