Meet Us


 

castillaDr. Julie Anne Castilla, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. was one of 44 students chosen for Inteflex, and accelerated seven year premedical-medical program. She graduated in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science and in 1993 she received her Doctorate of Medicine, both from the University of Michigan. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix in 1997. Dr. Castilla’s areas of interest include simple and complicated gynecologic surgeries as well as the complex intricacies of menopause. She is fluent in Spanish and takes pride in guiding all women through their annual exams.

 

kwatraDr. Julie Baskin Kwatra, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Duke University in June 1991. She also received her Doctorate of Medicine from Ohio State University in 1995. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Maricopa Medical Center in 1999. Dr. Kwatra’s special areas of interest include high-risk obstetrics, pelvic support surgery, minimally invasive surgery including the use of the DaVinci Robotic system and adolescent medicine. She was the first gynecologist in Scottsdale trained on the da Vinci robotic operating system which enables complex surgeries to be accomplished through tiny surgical openings and is excited to offer single-site surgery to her patients.

 

langerDr. Ann Langer, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. graduated from Creighton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1993. She also received her Doctorate of Medicine in 1997 from Creighton University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Maricopa Medical Center in 2001. Dr. Langer is fluent in Spanish, enjoys all gynecologic surgery and sees patients of all ages including adolescent females as well as assisting couples with infertility. Dr. Langer also is trained in da Vinci robotic surgery and happy to offer the latest in technology to her patients. 

 

heathcottDr. JulieAnn Heathcott, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Tulane University in 1992. She also received her Doctorate of Medicine in 1997 from St. Louis University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Maricopa Medical Center in 2001. Dr. Heathcott’s special areas of interest include routine obstetrics, minimally invasive hysteroscopic and the very difficult as well as routine laparoscopic surgery which can be accomplished with the latest daVinci Robotic technology. She was the 2nd gynecologist trained at Scottsdale Shea in da Vinci robotics and is excited and proud to offer the newest option of single site hysterectomy where the whole surgery in done through one tiny incision in your belly button to her patients.

 

WN0A3276Dr. Kelly Helms, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Oregon State University in 2000. She received her Doctorate of Medicine in 2005 from the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Maricopa Medical Center in 2010. Dr. Helms then had additional gynecologic surgical training at Mayo Clinic Hospital until 2012 where she focused on minimally invasive surgical techniques. Dr. Helms enjoys routine obstetrics, laparoscopic gynecologic surgery and performing office-based procedures.

 

EliaElia (or Eli “Ellie” as the staff at AWC calls her) Valdivia graduated with her Bachelors in Science of Nursing with a minor in Spanish from Arizona State University in 2003.  Eli then went on to get her Masters of Science of Nursing as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner in 2010. She has her Registered Nurse license from the Arizona State Board of Nursing and is a Women’s Health Board Certified Practitioner. Eli has experience working in the newborn ICU, labor and delivery antepartum area, couplet care, family practice office setting and has found her favorite place at Arizona Women’s Care office helping patients with their ob/gyn care.