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Our Medical Staff

Carla Loly, MD

Dr. Loly joined our practice in September 2004. She received a Bachelor of Sciences in biology from UCLA and went to medical school at Saint Louis University. She completed her training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Carla became board certified in 2007.

Dr. Loly has received training in a variety of minimally invasive procedures, including laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy and hysteroscopic resection of fibroids. She welcomes input from her patients regarding alternative approaches to medical care, such as herbal medicines and acupuncture. Her individual areas of interest are management of abnormal Pap smears and contraceptive counseling.

""Modern-day healthcare can include many elements-from contemporary Western medicine and surgical techniques to Eastern philosophies. Many of my patients have put a lot of time and thought into researching their medical concerns and come to the office wanting to explore their options. I encourage patients to discuss their views with me so that together we can design a plan that will maximize both outcome and patient satisfaction.""

Dr. Loly is married and has two young daughters. She enjoys yoga, cooking and adventure travel.

Joseph Capezio, MD

Dr. Capezio completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University. He then attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he received his M.D. He completed his residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas and has since been with Women's Health Specialists for thirty-three years.

Dr. Capezio has always been on the forefront of minimally invasive surgery-major surgery performed through tiny incisions, which leads to a quicker recovery for the patient. He was recently certified to perform tubal ligation with Essure, permanent birth control without incisions. He is also skilled in the management of abnormal vaginal bleeding and high-risk pregnancies.

""I always have fun in the office - I truly enjoy my job. Over the last thirty years, I have watched the practice grow and am now providing multigenerational care. Delivering an infant is as exciting today as it was the first time.

Dr. Capezio is married and has two grown children. He enjoys many cultural opportunities in Chicago, including theater, the opera, and trying new restaurants.

Julie C. Snow MD

Dr. Snow has been with our practice since 1998. She completed her undergraduate studies in biology at the University of Illinois, then attended medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Chicago in 1998 and became board certified in 2000.

Dr. Snow is interested in comprehensive care with special attention to the whole woman. She is skilled in counseling patients regarding the workup and treatment of infertility. She also has a special interest in helping women through perimenopausal changes. She is supportive of natural/alternative therapies. She encourages healthy exercise thoughout a women's life cycle.   Dr. Snow is a gynecologic specialist.  She enjoyed delivering babies for twenty years of her career, but does not participate in deliveries currently.

""I feel that getting the patient's input is paramount to providing excellent care. I like to approach a problem together with my patients, and I respect the research that patients do to learn about their medical issues. I pride myself on always keeping up with the latest advancements in medical technology.""

Dr. Snow is married and has two children and is also an avid runner, competing in triathlons and marathons

Dorina Scaunas, MD

Dr. Scaunas has been in practice since 1994. She completed her undergraduate studies in biology and chemistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She attended Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, followed by residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Upon completion of residency, she was asked to remain on staff in the position of assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology. During that time, she developed an interest in pediatric and adolescent gynecology. She became board certified in obstetrics and gynecology in 1996 and has been with our practice since 2003.

Dr. Scaunas' approach to medicine is viewing the patient as a whole, while focusing on the treatment of menstrual abnormalities, uterine problems, and endocrinologic abnormalities that women experience throughout their lives, from puberty to menopause. She is skilled in performing surgery using advanced technologies that utilize minimally invasive techniques. She also has a special interest in pediatric and adolescent gynecology.

""My philosophy is that the patient needs to be approached as a whole. Through education and counseling, the patient should be well-informed and be able to participate in the direction of her own care. I believe that excellence in care should be provided to best treat the various problems that women experience. My continued education keeps me on the cutting edge of medicine. This offers my patients an advantage in their overall care and outcomes.""

Dr. Scaunas is married and has two children. She is fluent in Romanian, both written and spoken.

Meredith Johnston, DO, MPH

Dr. Johnston graduated from Loyola Academy in Wilmette and subsequently earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola University-Chicago. Thereafter, Dr. Johnston attended and received her medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition, she obtained a Masters degree in Public Health from Nova Southeastern University focusing on women's health. Dr. Johnston trained locally at the Illinois Masonic Medical Center's Obstetric and Gynecology Residency Program. She has extensive experience in minimally invasive surgeries utilizing the latest medical technology- specifically the DaVinci Robot. In addition, Dr. Johnston brings her infertility knowledge to our patients each day after earning research awards and publishing several articles within the field.

""Listening and partnership-these two principles guide my practice each day. Patients entrust us to first and foremost, listening. Hearing from my patients expressing their needs is the foundation for exceptional, lasting care. I partner with patients to maximize their health and provide comprehensive, proactive care that focuses on improving not just health, but also their daily life for the long term. I encourage patients to work with me and be engaged with their treatment options-I fully believe in an open-door policy between our patients and myself.""

Dr. Johnston resides in Barrington with her husband and their three (3) daughters, including twin daughters.

Alla Bodner MD

Dr. Bodner joined our practice in 2017. She received her bachelor’s degree from Lake Forest College and her medical degree from Ross University Medical School. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago and became board certified in 2015.

Dr. Bodner specializes in minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopic technique and DaVinci Robotic surgery.  She brings her extensive knowledge of family planning and caring for patients in all the stages of reproductive cycle.

“Taking extra care to understand a patient’s background and health history allows me to establish a personalized treatment plan for each patient and ensure better follow up and adherence. Working with the patient to identify individual short-term and long-term health goals leads to an overall healthier lifestyle.”

Dr. Bodner resides in Glenview with her husband, three sons, and two dogs.

Soujanya Tummuru, DO

Dr. Tummuru graduated from Creighton University with a degree in Biology, and subsequently completed medical school at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at a four year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Long Island, New York. There, she received comprehensive training in all aspects of obstetric and gynecologic surgery, including minimally invasive surgery. She is also well trained to manage both low risk and high risk pregnancies. Dr. Tummuru spent two years on staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Rush University Medical Center, and joined Women’s Health Specialists in Sept of 2014. She is a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist.

“I believe that my training as an Osteopathic Physician has helped me to become a well-rounded physician and focus on all aspects of women’s health and well-being. It is my sincere belief that you are never too young or old to be educated about your health and it is my hope that every patient leaves my office better informed.”

Dr. Tummuru’s love for surgery and her desire to positively impact her patient’s lives while raising awareness for women’s health, led her to the specialty of OB/GYN. She is committed to promoting preventative medicine through annual exams and screening tests. Dr. Tummuru also participates in teaching medical students and residents throughout their training.

Dr. Tummuru lives in Chicago. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, working out and maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.

Nicole L. Brady, CNP

Nicole Brady has been with our practice since March 2008. She completed her undergraduate degree at Northern Illinois University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She then returned to Northern Illinois University, after working for 7 years as an Oncology nurse, where she completed her Master's in Family Practice. She became a certified nurse practitioner in 2006.

Nicole is interested in providing care and comfort to women of all ages. She dedicates herself in the areas of counseling women in preventative care, contraception, and family planning.

""As a nurse practitioner, my main goal is to make my patients feel as comfortable as possible, but completely informed. I truly believe that each patient deserves adequate time and education when in my office. I make it my commitment that I spend enough time explaining and addressing concerns, so that my patients leave with no questions. However, when questions do arise I assure them that I am available at any time for them.""

Nicole is married and has a son and daughter. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and shopping.

Bernadette O'Grady, APN, WHNP

Bernadette O'Grady,  APN,  WHNP

Bernadette O’Grady joined our practice as a Women’s Health Nurse
Practitioner in 2013.  She bring over 25 years of experience in Labor
& Delivery, and an expanded practice with a Master’s in Nursing in
Women’s Health from Loyola University in 2010.

Bernadette believes an educated choice is always a better one.  She
provides care through all life stages and ages and looks forward to
walking life with her patients from adolescents to menopause.

“My real-life personal family health experiences, coupled with my
professional practice help me realize how important communication,
education and compassion are in the delivery of care.  I strive to
educate my patients and equip them to make their personal best
choices.”

Bernadette was born prematurely and has volunteered for March of Dimes
events. Her family unites annually at breast cancer events to advance
research and education for breast cancer.  She has two daughters and a
dog and likes to spend time with friends and family, bike,

Amy Nakama, MSN, FNP-C

Amy Nakama, MSN, FNP-C

Amy Nakama joined our practice in 2016. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Aurora University in 2008. She has 8 years of experience as a Labor & Delivery nurse, and completed her Master's in Nursing at Olivet Nazarene University in 2016. She became a certified Family Nurse Practitioner in 2016. 

Amy aspires to adopt a collaborative approach when providing care for patients. “I know how I appreciate having my concerns acknowledged, and I want my patients to be equally comfortable that I’m listening to their questions and incorporating their needs in a comprehensive healthcare plan.” 

Amy lives with her husband and two children in