Important Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advisory. Learn More →

A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse (R.N.) with additional specialized education. Education for nurse practitioners includes advanced nursing and selected medical studies as well as intensive clinical experience. Our NP’s are certified by an accrediting body and licensed in the state of California. Combined, they have over 50 years experience in women’s healthcare.

The Nurse Practitioner’s have close working relationships with the physicians and develop special one-on-one relationships with patients. As skilled clinicians and patient educators, NP’s are dedicated to providing high quality care to our patients.

Our Nurse Practitioners are qualified to provide many health services including:

  • Obtaining medical histories
  • Physical exams, including Pap smears
  • Ordering, performing and interpreting diagnostic tests
  • Contraceptive care
  • STD screening and follow-up
  • Prescribing medications
  • Prenatal and postpartum care
  • Evaluation and treatment of common infections
  • Promoting positive health behaviors and self-care through education and counseling

Beverly K. Naglestad, M.N., ANP

Carolyn Patchett, C.N.P.

Teresa L. Whitman, WHNP-BC, RDMS

Dear Patient,

Due to the high call volume, we are asking that only emergent issues contact our office. For all other inquires please use the Patient Portal as we will respond quicker. This is the fastest way for you to communicate with your provider.

Our number one priority is the health and safety of all the members of our community, there by adhering to CDC recommendations. In so doing, for the protection of patients and staff we are allowing ONLY PATIENTS to enter the office. NO visitors or children at this time.

Due the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, we are rescheduling patient’s routine appointments (i.e. Well Women Exam, Ultrasound, Mammography, Bone Density (DEXA)). Please do not call us, as we are inundated by phone calls, we will call you.

All OB patients we ask that you keep your appointment as scheduled, unless you feel ill. Our Triage Nurses are available by phone for your convenience.

In Good Health,
OCWMG Physicians