CATHY O'BRIEN, DNP, CNM

Cathy O'Briem , DNP, CNM

A lifelong pursuit.

"From the age of seven, I just knew I wanted to help women have their babies. It's all I've ever wanted to do. It's who I am."

Treating women in an emotionally and physically safe environment.

"My philosophy of care includes complete and evidence-based information so that women can make informed choices regarding their healthcare. I have a strong background in minimal intervention care, as well as high-risk care, so I am able to offer patients a wide variety of options. I believe in self-determination and that women should be an active participant in their care."

A longtime advocate for underserved women, Cathy has dedicated her career to helping women from all walks of life achieve their healthcare goals.

In her free time, Cathy, with her husband, twin sons, and the family dogs, experience new foods and explore their new home in the Pacific Northwest.

Certified: Certified Nurse Midwife, American Midwifery Certification Board
MSN: Masters of Science in Nursing, Frontier Nursing University, KY
DNP: Doctor of Nursing Practice, Frontier Nursing University, KY
Member: Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, Association of Women's Health and Neonatal Nursing, American College of Nurse-Midwives, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology.

 

KATIE O'MALLEY, ARNP

Katie OMalley-Prof Portrait

The miracle of new life.

"It was after the birth of my oldest nephew over two decades ago that I really realized the miracle of pregnancy and childbirth. I wanted to be part of helping women take care of themselves, both physically and emotionally, as they prepared for their new–or renewed–role in life."

After sixteen years as a Labor and Delivery Nurse, I returned to school and earned a Masters in Nursing degree. Now a Nurse Practitioner, I've taken my role one step farther in helping women through the different seasons of their life.

Building relationships where women are heard, valued and respected.

"Even though women share similar experiences, their perspectives and stories are so different, changing with each phase of life. I seek to earn my patient's trust and strive to provide quality care and provide accurate and reliable information to help women make healthcare decisions that impact them and their family."

In her spare time, Katie and her husband are very busy with their four children, enjoying snow skiing and camping around the Pacific Northwest.

Certified: Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
MSN: Masters of Science in Nursing, Washington State University, College of Nursing, WA
Member: American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Practitioner Group of Spokane, WA

 

GENEVIEVE WIMBERLEY, PA-C

Building meaningful long-term relationships

“I love the continuity of women’s care and the mix of office practice, procedures and assisting with surgery. I enjoy making a difference in my patients’ lives while building meaningful long-term relationships.”

Making patients feel comfortable

“I am personable, caring and thorough with patients. I want them to know that I really care about their mental and physical health. I am easy to talk to, so I hope patients feel comfortable to open up with me. It makes for more meaningful communication and a better patient experience.”

In her free time, Gen loves spending time with her two young children, skiing, cycling, art, cooking and the outdoors.

Certified: Physician Assistant, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

MPA: Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Member: American Association of Physician Assistants, Washington Association of Physician Assistants, Spokane County Medical Society, Women Executives of Liberty Lake

BRENDA DURNIN, PA-C 

Brenda Durnin PortraitMeet your certified physician assistant

"My youth was spent on my family's farm where I was engrained with an appreciation for the care of all living things, leading to a lifelong interest in the healthcare field caring for patients. I started my career as a medical assistant in Primary Care, then—inspired by the knowledge, training and scope of practice of the Physician Assistant—returned to the classroom to earn a Bachelor's of Science as a Physician Assistant. Driven by a passion to do good, my career has led to a very fulfilling life that has been rewarding for me as well as my patients."

Developing strong professional relationships with patients

"As a healthcare professional, Physician Assistants are trained to be good listeners. I feel that this skill set is key to my success in building strong patient/provider relationships where the patient feels comfortable to discuss their health issues and participates in developing a plan to address their healthcare concerns."

Certified: Physician Assistant, National Commission Certification Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

BS: Physician Assistant, Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA

Member: American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

Recipient: The Chairman’s Quality Award for Exceptional Quality Metrics and Patient Satisfaction (2011) Community Health Systems, Rockwood

In her free time, Brenda enjoys golfing, gardening, cooking, traveling and spending time with her family. 

 

At Valley OBGYN, we’ll take good care of you. For your questions or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at 509.924.1990. For your convenience, you can fill out our online Request an Appointment form to arrange your one-on-one personal time with our OB GYN specialists. We welcome patients from Post Falls, CDA, Veradale, Spokane and Liberty Lake.

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