Leigh Ann Joel

Leigh Ann Joel, CNM

Overall patient rating:

Book Appointment Chapel Hill Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages Spoken By This Provider:

English

Accepts New Patients

Telehealth Appointments Available

Chapel Hill Obstetrics and Gynecology: Chapel Hill

120 Conner Drive
Suite 101
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: (919) 942-8571 Fax: (919) 942-6355

Chapel Hill Obstetrics and Gynecology: Durham

245 E. North Carolina 54
Suite 202
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 942-8571 Fax: (919) 794-8468

Education

Undergraduate School: University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Hospital Affiliations

Duke Regional Hospital

Leigh Ann joined Midwifery at Women’s Health Alliance in March 2012, as yet another certified nurse midwife who describes her career as a calling. Leigh Ann knew when she was nine years old that she wanted to deliver babies when she grew up. She went to nursing school with the goal of becoming a nurse midwife.

After completing her BSN at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Leigh Ann worked in Boston for two years in surgical oncology and gynecology. She then worked in labor and delivery, postpartum, newborn nursery, and as a childbirth educator for eight years. Midwifery school was the next logical step because of Leigh Ann’s passion for birth. With the midwifery model of care, she could provide presence and support for her patients, in addition to helping them stay safe and healthy.

Leigh Ann then worked in Florida at a community hospital for seven years before moving to NC, where she worked at Women’s Birth and Wellness Center in Chapel Hill. Women’s Birth and Wellness Center is a freestanding birth center caring for low-risk women who desire out-of-hospital birth. Leigh Ann has learned many tricks and alternatives for pregnancy discomforts and for helping babies to come out. She also has extensive experience with breastfeeding support.

Leigh Ann joined Regional Midwifery in mid-March 2012 because she values physician backup within the safety of a hospital setting. She also appreciates the small, personal size of Duke Regional Hospital and looks forward to seeing the families she supports in her own community. She enjoys providing personalized care, and empowering women to make their own informed choices in childbirth.

Leigh Ann enjoys hiking, baking, dance, coffee, and Broadway.

She and her husband, Gregg, live in Durham and have two grown children.

Patient Reviews

Overall patient rating for UWH of The Carolinas:

Gynecological Exams

Absolutely love this practice and Bo Reeves I have been a patient here for a long time. I always feel comfortable and welcomed!

Annual Well Woman Exam

Dr. Jones is very personable. Listened and was very supportive of some health changes that I was trying to focus on. I appreciated that and it was very encouraging.

Office Visit / Follow-up

This way my first visit I was currently dr accetta patient.he was on time and nice demor

Pre-Operative Evaluation

Dr. Hill is absolutely amazing. She answers and questions and doesn't make me feel stupid for asking and let's you know if you have more to contact her. She doesn't show her stress, as any Doctor has every right to feel. She makes her patients feel important and validated! She makes it about the patient!

Blood Draw

Super easy to get in, quick blood draw, great personalities of the phlabotomists.

Pap Smear

The staff is amazing as well as Dr. Dimon.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Maggie Darst, explained everything and gave me all my options for me to decide and did not push anything on me and allowed me safe space to ask questions.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Dr. Clark is easy to talk to.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Great office great people and I am hard to please

Office Visit / Follow-up

This was a follow up appointment with Dr. Walsh. She was thorough in the examination. She was careful to explain the results and ask questions about other problems I might be dealing with. She also suggested what I might do to help the problem. I was very pleased with the examine and am considering her suggestion.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Quick and easy visit

Gynecological Exams

Great visit

Annual Well Woman Exam

in and out quickly

Annual Well Woman Exam

Friendly,professional, and has concern about her patients.

Annual Well Woman Exam

I was highly satisfied because from the time I signed in for my appointment to the time I exited my appointment, I received a warm greeting and genuine care.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Amy always takes here time and really listens to my needs. She also has a way of making me feel comfortable. She's the best!

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr. Beeson was very thorough and answered all my questions in a kind, compassionate and intelligent way. I truly felt like we worked together to create a plan that works in my timeline and with my financial situation.

Blood Draw

Nancy is absolutely fabulous. She always comes in with a smile & is happy to answer all my questions. She gives good feedback & tricks to try and help with my concerns.

Gynecological Problem Visit

Came in around noon 6/10. PA Lyons is busy, but always makes me feel important. She also listens and never makes you feel judged or unheard!

OB Care

Dr. Brimmage took his time to answer my questions and explain everything in detail. He was kind, patient, and thorough. I felt like I was in good hands.