Leigh Ann Joel

Leigh Ann Joel, CNM

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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

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Annual Well Woman Exam

Hannah is very knowledgeable and professional. She is also very friendly and personable. Very pleased!

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I have been going to Dr. Wein for 44 years now and I can't imagine having another doctor. Everyone is so helpful and nice in the office. It's actually a pleasure to go to the doctor.

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Listened and took action in concerns

Gynecological Problem Visit

Dr. Kaminski was very clear in explaining what my issue is. And how my issue could be solved.

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Very through

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Everyone was very nice and professional.

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She listened to me, asked if anything was bothering me, we talked about my health. I am still working and we talked about work and how I was doing. I felt very comfortable talking with her, and felt like I could talk to as a friend, and my doctor.

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Staff was friendly and professional. Dr. Hunter listened to my issues and had a plan. She is always personable and professional.

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No wait time

Blood Draw

Dr Reeves and staff were very attentive to me and my issue.

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Wonderful doctor and staff!

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr. Travis and staff are always wonderful.

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Dr. Hilbert is beyond amazing. I don’t trust anyone as much as I do her.

Obstetrical (Pregnancy) Ultrasound / Sonogram

Dr. Sanz is always friendly and polite. He was very knowledgeable and took the time to address all of my questions and concerns. I felt like I was being cared for by an friend.

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Dr Moytyka is a wonderful physician! She wants to know your thoughts about your health concerns providing guidance and solutions

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Did not have to wait for my appointment, Dr. Collins always has time to answer any questions and never makes me feel rushed.

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I love Dr Jennings and nurse. Wish I could come here for all areas of medicine. They are so personable, attentive and thorough.

OB Care

He is kind in his demeanor and tastes enough time to answer any questions.

Pap Smear

Love Kim Rector!!! She genuinely cares for her patients!!

Annual Well Woman Exam

Dr Clark and her team are wonderful. They are always attentive, caring and understanding to my questions and needs.