Our Staff in Ventura, CA
Wendy Steiger, CNM
Wendy is a certified nurse midwife with over 24 years of experience. She provides competent, compassionate care for women throughout their entire life cycle; from prevention of pregnancy through menopause and everything in between. Wendy offers non-interventive in hospital birthing experiences for low risk women.
She is knowledgeable in and supportive of nutritional, herbal and other natural remedies for common obstetric and gynecologic issues. Wendy was certified by AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists) in 2005 and offers sexuality counseling for women and couples with common sexual issues such as decreased libido, desire discrepancy and anorgasmia.
Wendy enjoys hiking, biking, gardening, yoga and cooking. She has extensively traveled to 3rd world countries and served in the Peace Corps for three years. She trained traditional birthing attendants in Tibet and in her free time enjoys spending time at her beach hut in Nicaragua.
Wendy Margolis, CNP
Wendy Margolis has been an OB-GYN Nurse Practitioner since 1989. A graduate of the University of Maryland School of Nursing (BSN) she received a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Cal State L.A. and got her Nurse Practitioner Certificate from UCLA. While at UCLA she was elected to Sigma Theta Tau Honor Fraternity. After beginning her career in Internal Medicine she turned her practice to OB-GYN at Buenaventura Medical Group in Ventura. She practiced at Buenaventura for 18 years and while there taught prepared childbirth classes and provided a wide range of women’s health care services such as colposcopy, endometrial biopsies and IUD placement. In 2006, Wendy joined Ventura County OB-GYN and continues to provide care for women from adolescence to menopause.
When not working, Wendy enjoys spending time in the kitchen cooking and baking gluten free goodies to share. Wendy has been married for almost 34 years to Peter and has two adult children.
Anne Chezar-Garnett, R.N., C.N.M.
Anne Chezar-Garnett began her Nurse Midwifery Career nearly 25 years ago after 6 six years of being an RN in the Maternal Child Health areas of the Hospital
She has worked fo 25 years as a Certified Nurse Midwife in Ventura County in private practice.
Her favorite part of the “job” is giving the unexpected; Giving more time, more interest and more compassion than what a woman expects from her annual exam.
Most of her patients have been seeing he for years, referring family members, friends, and co-workers.
Being solidly rooted in evidence-based medicine, she also knows there are non-medicinal approaches that are appropriate for a lot of women.
Preventative care for women is one the primary objectives to her annual exams. Anne understands that all women need to feel comfortable during their annual exam and should look forward to it instead of postponing and dreading the visit.
She has lived in Ventura since 1980, is married to Cliff with three adult “children”, 2 dogs and 1 cat.