Mary Patterson, APRN, CNM is a certified nurse midwife/woman's health nurse practitioner. Mary is a graduate from the Orvis School of Nursing at the University of Nevada Reno in 1985. Mary worked locally for St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Labor and Delivery as a registered nurse. In 1992, she left Reno to pursue her master’s degree at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Mary received her Master's in Nursing and became certified by the American College of Nurse-Midwives in April 1994. She practiced full scope midwifery care until 1999 when she stopped attending births and began working in a private OB/GYN practice in Reno. In 2004 she was awarded the Northern Nevada Nurse of Achievement Award for Advanced Practice Nursing. As a nurse midwife, Mary cares for women teen through menopause guiding them with all of their gynecological needs in a holistic compassionate manner. She is an expert in managing contraception, infertility, bio-identical hormones, sexual health, MonaLisa Touch Laser, and Well Woman care. Mary's career has been devoted to the empowerment of women and their health throughout their life span. Mary has two grown children and is recently a first time grandmother to a sweet baby boy!