Women’s Health

Welcome to Southwest Health System. Women can feel comfortable coming to us with their gynecology and obstetric health concerns. Our providers are capable professionals who meet women’s health needs in the Cortez and Four Corners area.

If you’re a new patient and would prefer to fill out some of the paperwork when it’s more convenient to you, click the links below to download the appropriate form. Print it, fill out the forms and deliver them to our New Patient Coordinator (at 20 South Market Street in Cortez) or to the clinic where your appointment is scheduled. Please note that all paperwork is due one week prior to your scheduled appointment, to ensure that we can become familiar with your healthcare needs by the time you arrive for your appointment.

Thank you, and we welcome the opportunity to meet your gynecological and obstetric healthcare needs. In the meantime, feel free to reach out to our New Patient Coordinator (970-516-1616)!


Erin Schmitt, DO, MPH, FACOGErin Schmitt, DO, MPH, FACOG

Southwest Medical Group Women’s & Family Health:
Family Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology

1311-A N. Mildred Road, Suite B • Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 970-564-2662 • Fax: 970-564-2658

Dr. Schmitt is an OB/GYN (OBGYN), specializing in obstetrics and minimally invasive gynecological surgery. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She graduated with honors from University of New England, College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and in 2010 with a Master of Public Health.

Dr. Schmitt is originally from Massachusetts and received her training in Portland, Maine. Dr. Schmitt was a health volunteer for over 2 years in the Peace Corps in Togo, Africa after college which became the most influential pieces of her life that directed her into healthcare. She knew she wanted to practice obstetrics because she enjoyed being a part of such an important and special part of a woman and family’s life and wanted to be able to provide care in those special moments.

As a 3rd year medical student, she worked with a physician in New York who had a wonderful community practice where realized how much she loved the spectrum of care for women of all ages. She developed a passion for operating as well during her years of training, and knew she wanted to be immersed in a community and provide care for women. Dr. Schmitt feels it’s so important to live in the community where she practices because it is critical for women to have care, close to home.

Dr. Schmitt completed her residence in Shiprock, New Mexico and worked there for 4 years. She is passionate about caring for underserved populations. Through her travel around the world, she developed a special appreciation for meeting new people, learning about different cultures and having new experiences. She has been a part of mission trips to Peru where she did gynecological surgery and was able to travel back to Togo to reconnect with the community and see familiar faces.

In her free time, she and her husband love to travel and have visited Indonesia and Israel. She enjoys running, yoga and skiing and is looking forward to ski season. Together they have a new baby boy, Liam, who was born earlier in 2017.

Dr. Schmitt is accepting new OB and gynecology patients at Southwest Medical Group, Women’s and Family Health. She delivers babies and performs procedures and surgeries at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez.

About OB/GYN

Obstetrics is all healthcare related to women that are pregnant. Prenatal, birthing plans, post partum care. OB’s can take care of higher risk moms. Gynecology is all women’s health not related to pregnancy. Pap smears, pelvic pain, ovarian cysts, hysterectomies, menopause, incontinence, and more.

Procedures include:

  • Minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy)
  • Adnexal surgery (ovaries)
  • Cervical biopsy including colposcopy and conization
  • Sterilization
  • Repair of prolapse
  • Hysterectomies: vaginal, laparoscopic, abdominal
  • Hysteroscopy

To establish care as a new patient contact Southwest Medical Group at 970-564-2662.

Kameo Smith, DOKameo Smith, DO

Southwest Medical Group Women’s & Family Health:
Family Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology

1311-A N. Mildred Road, Suite B • Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 970-564-2662 • Fax: 970-564-2658

Kameo Smith, DO grew up in Loveland, Colorado and attended medical school in Pomona California at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. She completed her residency in Greeley, Colorado. She directed a Community Health Center in Socurro, New Mexico. She has 2 dogs, loves to read, travel, scrap book, and watch the Broncos.

Smith said for many patients, prenatal care can feel routine, These appointments help doctors and nurses build stronger relationships with patients.“When people aren’t comfortable for whatever reason, they are more anxious,” Smith said. “So I think making a patient feel comfortable and at ease with something that is a very natural process is extremely important.”

Smith says when she counsels patients about what to expect in labor, she tells them to keep their options open. In her experience, things don’t always go as planned, but that doesn’t mean they don’t go well.

“It’s one of those things in life you have very little control over – and that is OK,” she said. “You have to be flexible, and respond to things as they change so you can have a safe outcome for everyone. Communication is a huge part of that.”

Now accepting new obstetrical patients.

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Residency: Greeley, Colorado
Directed a community health center in Socorro, New Mexico

Marcelyn LePique, MDMarcelyn LePique, MD, FACOG, OB/GYN

Southwest Medical Group Women’s & Family Health:
Family Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology

1311-A N. Mildred Road, Suite B • Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 970-564-2662 • Fax: 970-564-2658

Dr. LePique is an obstetrician and gynecologist in Cortez, Colorado. She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and went to college in St. Louis at Washington University on a full scholarship. She attended medical school at the University of Colorado, receiving her MD in 1986. She did her residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Milwaukee Wisconsin where she delivered LOTS of babies (over 10,000 to date)! Dr. LePique practiced for 10 years in Alaska, where she was Chair of the OB/Gyn Department, Chair of the OB Risk Management Committee, and also a Clinical Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. LePique is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and has been Board Certified since 1993.

Dr. LePique loves pregnant women, and pregnant dogs. She has been a breeder of Golden Retrievers since 1980. When she is not delivering babies or puppies she likes to spend time with her husband, train and hike with her dogs, and swim. She is also an avid reader and a St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.

Jeni Lovett, NP-CJeni Lovett, NP-C

Southwest Medical Group Primary Care:
Family Medicine • Immunizations

1311-A N. Mildred Road, Suite D • Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 970-565-8556 • Fax: 970-564-1134

Jeni Lovett is a Certified Nurse Practitioner in Cortez, Colorado. Jeni has been a nurse for over 10 years and has her Masters of Science in Nursing. She is originally from Montana and much of her family resides in Wyoming. She married a lifelong Cortez resident and plans to spend the rest of her life caring for the people of Montezuma County. Jeni, her husband, and family members are large supporters of healthcare and especially thFour Corners Child Advocacy Center .

Jeni has been a flight nurse, ER nurse, house supervisor and through her experience has learned how much she loves whole patient care- finding the root of the problem and taking a holistic approach.

Jeni loves all things outside- horses, hunting, fishing, and camping. She has 2 blue heelers that she loves as much as her husband. Jeni has a special passion for pediatrics and women’s health including women’s wellness and annual exams. 


To establish care, call 970-516-1616 or visit new patient information.

 

Dr. Daniel BohleDaniel Bohle, MD, OB/GYN

Southwest Medical Group Women’s & Family Health:
Family Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology

1311-A N. Mildred Road, Suite B • Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 970-564-2662 • Fax: 970-564-2658

Dr. Bohle is a Board Certified OB/GYN specializing in gynecology. He attended medical school at the University of Iowa College of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of West Virginia Hospitals.

Dr. Bohle believes that having local experienced providers is what elevates the level of care in Cortez.

“I like to spend time with patients – reviewing complete history, presenting treatment options and answering all of their important questions.” -Dr. Bohle

Dr. Bohle enjoys traveling, especially to Italy, classical music, exploring national parks and reading.

Melissa Churchill NP-CMelissa Churchill, CNP

Southwest Medical Group Primary Care:
Family Medicine • Immunizations

1311-A N. Mildred Road, Suite D • Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 970-565-8556 • Fax: 970-564-1134

Associate Degree of Nursing, Pueblo Community College, Durango, Colorado
Master of Science, Nursing; Family Nurse Practitioner, Frontier Nursing University, Hyden, Kentucky

Providing a full-scope family medicine services, including prenatal care and delivery.