Celebrating Over 50 Years of Providing Quality Healthcare

Over fifty years ago, The Woman’s Clinic of Monroe was established by Dr. Richard Vines and Dr. Ed Brown. Dr. Vines and Dr. Brown began practicing together in 1961 and were a part of a group of doctors that purchased an office building in the early 1960’s at the corner of Catalpa and Jackson Street. In the late 1960’s, the clinic began to grow and formally incorporated to become The Woman’s Clinic, Inc.

Dr. James Wolff joined the clinic in 1970 and contributed significantly to the success of the corporation. The Physicians and Surgeons Medical Complex is named in his honor. The clinic continued to flourish and attracted Dr. Ronald Shemwell. This team of hardworking physicians grew a fast growing obstetrics/gynecology practice.

Over the past fifty years, The Woman’s Clinic has grown to become the premier provider of obstetrics/gynecology in Northeast Louisiana.

There are 9 board certified physicians:

Dr. Sara Klug, Dr. Won Lee, Dr. Dawn Pennebaker, Dr. Laura Petty, Dr. Laurie LeBleu, Dr. Amber Shemwell, Dr. Terry Tugwell, Dr. Jason Wilson, & Dr. Adrienne Williams. There are four Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners (Mary Jans, WHNP, Christie Walters, WHNP, Jennifer Miller, WHNP, and Annie Jopling, WHNP).  

The Woman’s Clinic employs over 80 employees across four locations (downtown Monroe, West Monroe, Ruston and at Healthy Moms Prenatal Clinic). Services continue to be expanded as the clinic “Takes Care of Today’s Woman”. These services include a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Dr. Katherine Wilson), Dexa Scans, Ultrasounds, numerous in office procedures and cosmetic procedures.

The Woman’s Clinic Family is excited to celebrate this longstanding icon of Northeast Louisiana - a clinic that has provided more than 50 years of quality healthcare for women. The clinic philosophy is to serve always with a kind heart and caring spirit. The Woman’s Clinic of Monroe will stand the test of time.

Here’s to fifty years and counting…

Our Services

As the premier Woman’s Health Clinic in Northeast Louisiana, we are structured to meet the healthcare needs women face in today’s world.  Our team of nine board certified physicians and four women’s health nurse practitioners are here to treat a variety of symptoms and provide many different services.  A few of them are listed below:

Ablation

Bone Density

Birth Control

Cancer Screening

Cancer Screening

Colposcopy

Cosmetic Procedures

Endometriosis

Family Counseling

Fibroids

Gynecological Surgery

Gynecology

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Horomone Therapy

Infertility

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Obstetrics

Osteoporosis

Ovarian Cysts

Pap Smear & HPV Screens

Pelvic Pain

Preconception Counseling

Prolapse

Skin Care

STD Testing & Treatment

Ultrasound

Urinary Incontinence

Well Woman Exam

If you have any questions about these services or if you’d like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (318) 388-4030 or send a question through our patient portal.

Our Providers

Our team of nine board certified physicians and four women’s health nurse practitioners are here to treat a variety of symptoms and provide many different services.

Sara Klug, DO

I grew up in Monroe, Louisiana and recently moved back home to practice medicine at The Woman’s Clinic. I am thrilled to be back home amongst my family and work partners at The Woman’s Clinic.

After graduating from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA and attending medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine inAthens, OH, I completed residency in obstetrics and gynecology at LouisianaState University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA. I am a Fellow of theAmerican Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG) and board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG). In 2013, I received certification as a Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Gynecology surgeon.

In my practice, I enjoy taking care of both low and high-risk pregnant patients, minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries, and providing preventative well-woman care. When caring for patients, I employ a holistic approach with an emphasis on prevention, treatment, and reversal of common chronic diseases through nutritional and lifestyle changes.

I have two growing children, whom I adore.  In my time away from work, I enjoy growing vegetables in my garden, cooking plant-based meals, running, and spending time with friends and family.

Won Lee, MD

I really love delivering babies.

A level of comfort with your obstetrician is necessary during the pregnancy and especially during labor.

I try to make this possible for all my patients and their families.

Laurie LeBleu, MD

AAGL Center of Excellence Physician in Minimally Invasive Gynecology Procedures

The gift of practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology has been such a great honor. My goal is to work as a team with my patient to ensure that she feels comfortable and educated about her health as she goes through the different adventures of life. As a new mother myself, I realize how important it is to have a confidence in your physician. I look forward to the relationships formed with every woman I see, and cannot wait to become an active part of this community.  

Licensure & Board Certification:
Louisiana State Medical License American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology  
Post Doctoral Training: Hospital: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center City,
State: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Years: June 2004- June 2008

Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency  
Education:
Medical school: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
City, State: Shreveport, Louisiana
Years: August 2000- June 2004
Doctorate of Medicine
Undergrad: Louisiana Tech University
City, State: Ruston, Louisiana
Years: August 1996- May 2000 Bachelor of Science  

Professional Memberships: Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Louisiana State Medical Society Ouachita Medical Society Northeast Louisiana Obstetrics & Gynecology Society

Dawn Pennebaker, MD

AAGL Center of Excellence Physician in Minimally Invasive Gynecology Procedures
Every woman deserves compassionate and quality healthcare. As a woman, I pledge to make this a reality for all of my patients.

Licensure & Board Certification:
Louisiana State Medical License American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology  
Post Doctoral Training:
Hospital: East Tennessee State University
City, State: Johnson City, Tennessee
Years: 1998-2001
Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency
Education:
Medical school: Louisiana State University School of Medicine
City, State: New Orleans, Louisiana
Years: Graduated May 1997
Doctorate of Medicine
Undergrad: Louisiana State University
City, State: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Years: Graduated May 1993
Bachelor of Science: Microbiology  

Professional Memberships: Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Louisiana State Medical Society Ouachita Medical Society
Northeast Louisiana Obstetrics & Gynecology Society

Laura Petty, MD

Licensure & Board Certification: Louisiana State Medical License
American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology  

Post Doctoral Training:
Hospital: University of Mississippi Medical Center
City, State: Jackson, Mississippi
Years: 07/2011 – 06/2014 Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency  

Education:
Medical school: Louisiana State University
City, State: Shreveport, Louisiana
Years: 07/2006 – 06/2011
Doctorate of Medicine

Terry Tugwell, MD

AAGL Center of Excellence Physician in Minimally Invasive Gynecology Procedures

Our clinic is a cohesive family who work hand-in-hand to assist you in the health care decisions one may face in this fast-paced information age.

Licensure & Board Certification:
Louisiana State Medical License American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology  

Post Doctoral Training:
Hospital: Louisiana State University Medical Center
City, State: Shreveport, Louisiana
Years: 1982-1985 Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency  

Education:
Medical school: Louisiana State University Medical Center
City, State: Shreveport, Louisiana
Years: Graduated in May 1981
Doctorate of Medicine  

Undergrad: Louisiana Tech University
City, State: Ruston, Louisiana
Years: Graduated May 1977
Bachelor of Science: Zoology  

Professional Memberships: Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Louisiana State Medical Society Ouachita Medical Society Northeast Louisiana Obstetrics & Gynecology Society

Jason Wilson, MD

I have the utmost desire for each one of my patients to have a pleasant, happy experience during their pregnancy and the birth of their child.

Licensure & Board Certification:
Louisiana State Medical License American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology  

Post Doctoral Training:
Hospital: Shands Hospital
City, State: Gainesville, Florida
Years: 1995-1999
Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency  

Education:
Medical school: Louisiana State University Medical Center
City, State: Shreveport, Louisiana
Years: 1991-1995
Doctorate of Medicine  

Undergrad: Louisiana Tech University
City, State: Ruston, Louisiana
Years: 1987-1991
Bachelor of Science: Zoology  

Professional Memberships:
Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Louisiana State Medical Society
Ouachita Medical Society
Northeast Louisiana Obstetrics & Gynecology Society

Jennifer Miller, APRN, WHNP-BC

Licensure & Board Certification: Board Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner      
Certified Inpatient Obstetric Registered Nurse      
Licensure: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse- LA      
Registered Nurse- LA      

Certificates:
Basic Life Support Provider      
Advanced Cardiac Life Support    

Education:
Master of Science in Nursing - May 2012      
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Northwestern State University
Louisiana, Shreveport, LA      
Bachelor of Science in Nursing -  May 2008      
Grambling State University    

Professional Memberships:
National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health      
Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners      
Sigma Theta Tau

Katherine Wilson, PhD, LMFT, LPC, RN-C AAMFT

Clinical Member Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor
Registered Nurse-Certified in Psychiatric and Mental Health

Nursing Education: BA-Psychology-La Tech (1992)
ADSN-Nursing-Northwestern State University of Louisiana (1994) Certification in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing-ANCC (1997)
MA-Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-ULM (2003)
PhD- Marriage and Family Therapy-ULM (2005) Board Member-LAMFT State Board (currently)

Amber Shemwell, MD

I was born in New Orleans, raised in Marksville, went to college in Pineville and completed medical school and residency in Shreveport.

It seems that my entire life has drawn me closer and closer to the place that I now call HOME. I share this wonderful life with my husband, Clay. I strive to balance my busy practice with also being the best Mom and Step-Mom that I can to Kalani & Malia & Blair.

I know that was called to be a servant, a leader, and a decision maker....this is why I feel so blessed and privileged to practice the art and the science of medicine in Northeast Louisiana.

I have a genuine love for the hard-working people of our region and look forward to the many years ahead!

Licensure & Board Certification:
Louisiana State Medical License American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology  

Post Doctoral Training:
Hospital: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
City, State:
Shreveport, Louisiana
Years: 2003-2007
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Residency Education:
Medical school:
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
City, State:
Shreveport, Louisiana
Years: 1999-2003
Doctorate of Medicine  

Undergrad: Louisiana College
City, State: Pineville, Louisiana
Years: 1994-1998
Bachelor of Science: Biology  

Professional Memberships: Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Louisiana State Medical Society Ouachita Medical Society
Northeast Louisiana Obstetrics & Gynecology Society

Adrienne Williams, MD

AAGL Center of Excellence Physician in Minimally Invasive Gynecology Procedures (Robotics also)

Our clinic is a cohesive family who work hand-in-hand to assist you in the health care decisions one may face in this fast-paced information age.

Licensure & Board Certification:
Louisiana State Medical License American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology  

Post Doctoral Training:
Hospital: Louisiana State University Medical Center
City, State: Shreveport, Louisiana
Years: 1985- 1989
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Residency
Education:
Medical school: Louisiana State University Medical Center
City, State: Shreveport, Louisiana
Years: 1981- 1985
Doctorate of Medicine  

Undergrad:
Louisiana Tech University
City, State:
Ruston, Louisiana
Years: 1977-1981
Bachelor of Science: Chemistry  

Professional Memberships:
Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Louisiana State Medical Society
Ouachita Medical Society
Northeast Louisiana Obstetrics & Gynecology Society

Mary Jans, WHNP

Licensure & Board Certification: Board Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner      
Certified Inpatient Obstetric Registered Nurse      
Licensure: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse- LA      
Registered Nurse- LA      

Certificates:
Basic Life Support Provider      
Advanced Cardiac Life Support    

Education:
Master of Science in Nursing - May 2012      
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Northwestern State University
Louisiana, Shreveport, LA      
Bachelor of Science in Nursing -  May 2008      
Grambling State University    

Professional Memberships:
National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health      
Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners      
Sigma Theta Tau

Christie Walters RN, WHNP

Licensure & Board Certification:      
Louisiana State Medical License    

Education:
Nursing school:
Northeast Louisiana University      
City, State:
Monroe, Louisiana      
Years: September 1990-1994      
BSN      

Women’s Health NP:
Northwestern State University      
City, State:
Shreveport, Louisiana      
Years: 2005-2007
MSN

Locations

The Woman's Clinic provides healthcare services at these four locations in northeastern Louisiana:

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312 Grammont Street #300
Monroe, LA 71201

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711 St. John Street
Monroe, LA 71201

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417 McMillan Road
West Monroe, LA 71291

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931 North Trenton Street
Ruston, LA 71270

Incredible Skincare Services

As the premier Woman’s Health Clinic in Northeast Louisiana, we are structured to meet the healthcare needs women face in today’s world.  Our team of nine board certified physicians and four women’s health nurse practitioners are here to treat a variety of symptoms and provide many different services.  A few of them are listed below:

Get in Touch

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