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Maria V Gonzaga, MD, FACOG

Board Certified OBGYN Physician

Dr. Gonzaga grew up knowing that a career in medicine was in her future.  Her mother was a pediatrician, practicing in New Jersey for 45 years.  After spending years as the owner and administrator of a medical practice, she made the decision to follow her true passion and return to school to become a physician. 


Dr. G has dedicated her professional career to caring for and educating women in all stages of their lives.  She will never tire of being present for one of the most important moments in one's lifetime, the birth of their child. 

Outside the exam room, you can find Dr. G playing her drums, cooking and spending time with her family, including her puppy, Maeve. 


Union College, Bachelor of Arts in Classic/Ancient Greek

Rutgers University - Post Baccalaureate Program

University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ - Doctor of Medicine


University of Colorado - Aurora, CO - Internal Medicine

University Hospital - Newark, NJ - Obstetrics and Gynecology


Certifications and Professional Associations

American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Jenise M Santos, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Jenise has been a member of the CWCC family since joining our team in 2014 as our first medical scribe. After pursuing her advanced degree and practicing in a Primary Care setting, we happily welcomed her back as part of our Provider Team in 2020, specializing in Women’s Health.


Outside of the exam room, you can find Jenise working out, Latin dancing and hiking with her dogs, Niko and Remi. She enjoys spending time with her family, including her husband, her pig and her hedgehog.








Bachelor of Science, Biology, Columbus State University 

Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Augusta University 


Certifications and Professional Associations  

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants 

American Academy of Physician Assistants 

Georgia Association of Physician Assistants  


Christa A Cicora, CNM

Certified Nurse Midwife

Christa began her career as a Registered Nurse, working for six years in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Piedmont Columbus Midtown. We were excited to have Christa join the staff at Comprehensive Women’s Care of Columbus after having Dr. Gonzaga deliver two of her children.     

As a military spouse and mother of four, when she is outside the exam room, you can find Christa camping in the family RV, crafting or reading. 


Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Columbus State University 

Master of Science, Nursing - Nurse Midwifery, Texas Tech University 


Certifications and Professional Associations

The American Midwifery Certification Board

American College of Nurse-Midwifes


Stephanie Drummonds, WHNP

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Stephanie joined us following eight years as a paramedic and six years as a Registered Nurse, working in the Emergency Department at East Alabama Medical Center. After earning her advanced nursing degree in the Women's Health, we welcomed her to our team of Advanced Practice Providers.

You'll find Stephanie cooking, reading, camping, attending NASCAR races, watching football (War Eagle), and exploring the great outdoors with my family when she's not caring for patients.


Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Auburn University at Montgomery

Master of Science, Nursing - Women's Health Nurse Practitioner - University of Alabama at Birmingham


Certifications and Professional Associations

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