Kristina M. McLean, M.D., FACOG, Board Certified

Member of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology and American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons

Dr. McLean graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelors degree in chemistry in 1994. After graduating from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in 1999, she was a resident at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida until 2003. During her residency, she received extensive training in infertility as well as obstetrics and gynecology. In the fall of 2003, she began her private practice in South Lake County, specializing in obstetrics, gynecology and infertility.

Dr. McLean belongs to the Florida Medical Society, American Medical Association, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, International Society of Cosmetogynecology, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Gynecologists. Her personal interests include travel, tennis, jogging, hiking, biking and whitewater rafting. She resides in South Lake County with her husband and three children, Grant, Cole and Sophie.

About her Practice
Dr. McLean believes in treating her patients more like family, and strives to excel in patient care. Her office, located in the Women’s Centre for Excellence, provides a convenient and comfortable place for patients to relax with beverages and chocolates before the appointment. Dr. McLean has hospital affiliations at South Lake Hospital and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies.

 

Mary Beth Lewis-Boardman, M.D., FACOG, Board Certified

Member of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology and American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons

Dr. Lewis-Boardman graduated from Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA, with a Bachelors degree in Chemistry in 1994. After graduating from Cornell University Medical College in 1998, she was a resident at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York until 2002. During her residency, she received extensive training in high-risk obstetrics, infertility and adolescent gynecology. In the fall of 2002, she began working in private practice in general obstetrics and gynecology in New York. She and her husband, Dr. Jason Boardman, a general surgeon, relocated to Clermont in 2005 where she continues her private practice in obstetrics, gynecology and infertility.

Dr. Lewis-Boardman belongs to the Florida Medical Society, American Medical Association, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, International Society of Cosmetogynecology, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Gynecologists. Her personal interests include golf, running, swimming, boating and quiet time with family. She lives in South Lake county with Dr. Boardman and their daughter, Annabella and son, Samuel.

About her Practice
Dr. Lewis-Boardman believes in treating her patients more like family, and strives to excel in patient care. Her office, located in the Women’s Centre for Excellence, provides a convenient and comfortable place for patients to relax with beverages and chocolates before the appointment. Dr. Lewis-Boardman has hospital affiliations at South Lake Hospital and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies.

 

Debra M. Ortiz, MD

Dr. Debra Ortiz graduated from the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Sciences. Dr. Ortiz continued her education and medical training at The Autonomous University of Guadalajara School of Medicine in Mexico, and received her Diploma of Surgery & Medicine there.

Dr. Ortiz had residencies at New York Medical College, Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital and Richmond University Medical Center, where she completed her residency program in obstetrics and gynecology.

Dr. Ortiz is the recipient of many awards and has been recognized with Excellence in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, she was the OB/GYN Intern of the Year in 2009, and she was honored with the Agustin N. Ravelo, MD Award. She is fluent in English as well as Spanish.

About Her Practice
Dr.  Ortiz enjoys providing compassionate and thorough care for all her patients.  Her office provides a convenient and comfortable place for patients to relax with beverages and chocolates before the appointment. Dr. Ortiz has hospital affiliations at South Lake Hospital and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies.

 

Alana McGee, MD

Dr. Alana McGee graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She went on to The Ohio State University College of Medicine to receive her medical degree. She completed residency at the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies in 2013, where she had extensive training in high risk obstetrics, as well as minimally invasive surgery and infertility.

Dr. McGee grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana and knew medicine was in her future from an early age. As the daughter of an orthopedic surgeon, she was exposed to the hospital environment and would often accompany her father on rounds. She is the oldest of five siblings, two of whom are also pursuing medicine as a career. She knew obstetrics and gynecology was her path because she values long-term patient care. Some of Dr. McGee’s personal interests include spending time with friends and family and salsa dancing.

 

Giselle Torres, M.D.

Dr. Torres completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Eastern Virginia Medical School and received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.  She achieved her undergraduate degree at Brown University.

She is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Torres will start seeing patients in our Clermont office beginning September.  She is bilingual, speaking English and Spanish fluently.

 

Cynthia Perkins, CNMCynthia Perkins, NP, CNM

Cynthia M. Perkins, also known as “Cyndy” went to nursing school, graduated as RN in 1982 and worked in ICU, Med Surg and ultimately Labor & Delivery (L&D). She became an Adult Nurse Practitioner in 1987 and worked in primary and tertiary care settings. She worked as an Nurse Practitioner for L&D in a teaching hospital in Syracuse, NY and at the same time attended Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing and graduated as a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) in 1993.

Cynthia has worked as a Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife in New York, West Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina. She has worked in private practice as well as community health centers and clinics. She taught for Frontier for 6 years and has pre-cepted nursing, nurse practitioner and nurse midwifery students.

After working in North Carolina for 12 years, Cyndy began doing Locums. The first job was on the island of St. Thomas, VI. Her next temporary job took her to Rapid City South Dakota where she worked for Native American Women’s Clinic. She joined The Women’s Centre for Excellence in 2013.

Cyndy and her husband Don met in New York and have three grown children and five grandchildren. Cyndy delivered four of her grandchildren. They both enjoy family time, travel, reading and being outdoors. Cyndy credits the family support for her success as a nurse, Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife.

Kathryn Sorensen, CNM, RN, MSN

Kathryn Sorensen is a Florida native. She attended Florida State University for her undergraduate education. With her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, Kathryn pursued her interests in women’s health by working at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies as a Registered Nurse. Her interests quickly developed into a passion for serving women and helping women to better understand their healthcare options. In order to fulfill her passion, Kathryn returned to school to earn her Master’s in Nursing at Georgetown University, specializing in Midwifery and Women’s Health.

Kathryn has been certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board since 2013 and is also a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives. Kathryn enjoys spending time her husband Shaun and their dog Lucy. Together they enjoy spending time with family, traveling and are avid sports fans.

 

Tiffany M. Knightly, DNP

Tiffany Knightly is a Doctor of Nurse Practitioner who received both her Family Nurse Practitioner degree and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Florida. Tiffany grew up in Rockford, Illinois and moved to Florida in 2002 to attend USF. A strong interest in women’s health care led Tiffany to nursing school, where she quickly decided that she wanted to be a labor and delivery nurse.

She has worked at Osceola Medical Center in both Labor and Delivery and the Mother/Baby Unit, where she also provided patients with care and education about breastfeeding and mother and baby bonding. Recognizing the need for a female advocate for women’s health care issues, Tiffany decided to pursue an advanced degree as a Nurse Practioner. She also broadened her skills with specialized training in laser hair removal and skin rejuvenation.

She married her husband Bryan on May 1, 2010, and they live in Orlando with their daughter. In her free time, Tiffany loves to travel, exercise, and enjoy Florida’s wonderful beaches.

Patient Care Philosophy

When working with patients, Tiffany emphasizes her role as an educator and women’s advocate. She has a special interest in working with young women to help them understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle and how to make small changes that can yield big results. She also takes a personalized approach in helping women understand various birth control options and how each one fits with their needs, health concerns, and lifestyle.

Areas of Specialty

• Adolescent gynecology
• Birth control advising
• Laser hair removal

Joan Bardo, DNP, CNM

Joan recently joined The Women’s Centre for Excellence and is a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM). She attended the University of Central Florida where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She went on to achieve a Master of Science in Nursing from Emory University and earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Florida.

Joan has over 15 years of experience as a women’s health nurse practitioner. She is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives, the Central Florida Advanced Nurse Practice Council, the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative and the CNM representative for the Winnie Palmer Hospital Quality Committee.

 

Michele Lee Anderson CNM, ARNP

Member and treasure of American College of Nurse Midwives

Michele was born in California but grew up in Jupiter, Florida and later relocated to Orlando.  After graduating from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors in Science of Nursing, she started her professional nursing career within the Labor and Delivery unit at the Arnold Palmer and later the Winnie Palmer Hospital.  After 15 years at Winnie Palmer, Michele advanced her education by attending the University of Florida where she received the Masters of Science in Nursing, with a specialty in Nurse Midwifery. Michele continued her advanced her post graduate career at Winnie Palmer hospital high risk obstetrical clinic working with Maternal Fetal Medicine doctors and teaching hospital residents the art of child birth.  She also gained a solid knowledge base in high risk obstetrics.

Michele’s career goal is to provide guidance and excellence individualized care for patients from conception to delivery and beyond. With similar philosophies in patient care, she joined Women’s Centre of Excellence in 2015.

Michele is passionate in what she does and has a strong personal belief that every pregnancy and birth is a miracle and it is her privilege to guide her patients through their desired pregnancy journeys and to ensure that each patient has a wonderful personal experience.

Michele is married to Todd whom works in the aviation real estate development field. They have 3 boys; TJ, Chandler and Logan. When not watching her boys play football or weight lift, she and her family enjoy winter and summers in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, skiing, hiking, rafting and delivering baby goats at the Saddleback Ranch.

She would love to meet with you and your family to discuss and listen to your plans for pregnancy, birth and beyond. Call for appointments at the Orlando and Clermont offices.