Mission

CIMA offers a friendly hand to pregnant women and their families. We offer the finest maternity and family planning services utilizing the highest medical standards in America and the facilities of the best woman’s hospital in Atlanta. CIMA loves what it does and is committed to your care during this special time in the life of your family—the time of pregnancy and parenthood regardless of income, insurance, citizenship, ethnic or national origin, or immigration status. CIMA believes and treats its patients with care and respect.

Core Values

  • We are committed to helping young families get a good start in the journey of parenthood—Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies is our Motto.
  • We are committed to offering the finest maternity and family planning services in a multicultural setting.
  • We are committed to understanding and respecting the uniqueness and cultural differences of each individual.
  • We are committed to ensuring that our patients receive hospital care in the finest facilities in the United States.
  • We do not believe in health care which discriminates against the poor or those who cannot communicate in English.
  • We will not tolerate discrimination based on race, religion, ethnic origin, poverty, sex, or sexual orientation

Core Values

  • We are committed to helping young families get a good start in the journey of parenthood—Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies is our Motto.
  • We are committed to offering the finest maternity and family planning services in a multicultural setting.
  • We are committed to understanding and respecting the uniqueness and cultural differences of each individual.
  • We are committed to ensuring that our patients receive hospital care in the finest facilities in the United States.
  • We do not believe in health care which discriminates against the poor or those who cannot communicate in English.
  • We will not tolerate discrimination based on race, religion, ethnic origin, poverty, sex, or sexual orientation

Our Staff

Our team of physicians and midwives have delivered more than 20,000 babies in our combined 100+ years of experience. Since 1998, we have delivered more than 10,000 babies of new immigrants to the United States including women from every country in North, Central and South America, as well as new mothers from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific Islands. We speak English, Spanish, and Portuguese. We also have Vietnamese translators in one of our clinics.

Maria Francis

CEO/Owner

Enrique Francis

President

Our Staff

Our team of physicians and midwives have delivered more than 20,000 babies in our combined 100+ years of experience. Since 1998, we have delivered more than 10,000 babies of new immigrants to the United States including women from every country in North, Central and South America, as well as new mothers from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific Islands. We speak English, Spanish, and Portuguese. We also have Vietnamese translators in one of our clinics.

Maria Francis

CEO/Owner

Enrique Francis

President

Clinic Administrators

Rocio Rodriguez

C-MA
CIMA Doraville

Aly Perez

C-MA
CIMA Norcross

Clinic Administrators

Rocio Rodriguez

C-MA
CIMA Doraville

Aly Perez

C-MA
CIMA Norcross

Midwifes

Brett Bradshaw

MSN,APRN,FNP-C, Botelho, Diaz, Cox under CNM

Lorena Garcia-Diaz

RN,BSN,CNM, Botelho, Diaz, Cox under CNM

Peggy Gallup

WHNP-BC, Botelho, Diaz, Cox under CNM

Stephanie Cox

MSN,CNM,RNC-OB,C-EFM

Midwifes

Brett Bradshaw

MSN,APRN,FNP-C, Botelho, Diaz, Cox under CNM 

Lorena Garcia-Diaz

RN,BSN,CNM, Botelho, Diaz, Cox under CNM

Peggy Gallup

WHNP-BC, Botelho, Diaz, Cox under CNM

Stephanie Cox

MSN,CNM,RNC-OB,C-EFM

Historically, the practice of midwifery has had an important role in the care of women and their families. What midwives do and how they are educated can be very different across countries and cultures. However, all midwives share the common goal of supporting a woman through the normal process of pregnancy and birth. In fact, midwife means with woman.

In the United States, a midwife is a Certified Nurse-Midwife, or CNM. We are Registered Nurses with advanced education in Midwifery and have Masters Degree in Nursing. While midwives are often thought of as home birth or birth center attendants, most CNM’s deliver babies in a hospital (94.2%). 1 CNM’s are also educated in reproductive and primary health care. By law, nurse-midwives are independent health care providers and can legally write prescriptions in all 50 states.

Most women have normal, healthy, low-risk pregnancies. Certified Nurse-Midwives specialize in the care of these women. In general, we believe that birth is a natural life event, rather than a medical condition that needs treatment. However, we are well trained to identify any abnormal or high-risk problem that may occur in pregnancy. When needed, we work closely with our doctors to develop the best plan of care for the woman and her family.

At CIMA, the midwives strongly believe in providing patient centered care across a woman’s lifetime. This includes your gynecological and family planning care, as well as, pregnancy and birth. We support the following midwifery roles, as outlined by the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM):

  • Promoting a continuous and compassionate partnership

  • Acknowledging a person’s life experiences and knowledge

  • Including individualized methods of care and healing guided by the best evidence available

  • Involving therapeutic use of human presence and skillful communication

Kathryn Botelho, CNM

CIMA – Midwife

Historically, the practice of midwifery has had an important role in the care of women and their families. What midwives do and how they are educated can be very different across countries and cultures. However, all midwives share the common goal of supporting a woman through the normal process of pregnancy and birth. In fact, midwife means with woman.

In the United States, a midwife is a Certified Nurse-Midwife, or CNM. We are Registered Nurses with advanced education in Midwifery and have Masters Degree in Nursing. While midwives are often thought of as home birth or birth center attendants, most CNM’s deliver babies in a hospital (94.2%). 1 CNM’s are also educated in reproductive and primary health care. By law, nurse-midwives are independent health care providers and can legally write prescriptions in all 50 states.

Most women have normal, healthy, low-risk pregnancies. Certified Nurse-Midwives specialize in the care of these women. In general, we believe that birth is a natural life event, rather than a medical condition that needs treatment. However, we are well trained to identify any abnormal or high-risk problem that may occur in pregnancy. When needed, we work closely with our doctors to develop the best plan of care for the woman and her family.

At CIMA, the midwives strongly believe in providing patient centered care across a woman’s lifetime. This includes your gynecological and family planning care, as well as, pregnancy and birth. We support the following midwifery roles, as outlined by the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM):

  • Promoting a continuous and compassionate partnership

  • Acknowledging a person’s life experiences and knowledge

  • Including individualized methods of care and healing guided by the best evidence available

  • Involving therapeutic use of human presence and skillful communication

Kavia Kreitel, CNM

CIMA – Midwife

Kathryn Botelho, CNM

CIMA – Midwife

Our team of physicians and midwives have delivered more than 20,000 babies in our combined 100+ years of experience. Since 1998, we have delivered more than 10,000 babies of new immigrants to the United States including women from every country in North, Central and South America, as well as new mothers from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific Islands. We speak English, Spanish, and Portuguese. We also have Vietnamese translators in one of our clinics.

Our Doctors

Dr. Simone Whitmore

Dr. Simone Whitmore is an obstetrician-gynecologist in Duluth, Georgia and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Northside Hospital and Northside Hospital-Forsyth.

She received her medical degree from East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Our Doctors

Our team of physicians and midwives have delivered more than 20,000 babies in our combined 100+ years of experience. Since 1998, we have delivered more than 10,000 babies of new immigrants to the United States including women from every country in North, Central and South America, as well as new mothers from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific Islands. We speak English, Spanish, and Portuguese. We also have Vietnamese translators in one of our clinics.

Dr. Simone Whitmore

Dr. Simone Whitmore is an obstetrician-gynecologist in Duluth, Georgia and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Northside Hospital and Northside Hospital-Forsyth.

She received her medical degree from East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

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