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Did you know that Women’s Health Specialists has served women in the Fox Cities and beyond for 50 years? Our practice first opened its doors in 1968. A lot has changed since then, but what hasn’t changed is our passion for caring for women through all phases of their lives. To celebrate this historic year, we’ve put together a timeline of some of our favorite memories and milestones. We invite you to take a look, reminisce and share in our joy. We are so honored to have served your family for the past 50 years, and we look forward to a bright future ahead. Thank you for choosing us and helping us celebrate birthdays every day!

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We also want to see your photos! Were you delivered by a Women’s Health Specialists’ doctor? Are you a current or former patient of Women’s Health Specialists? We’d love to see your baby photos or any photos of you and your doctor. Help us take a stroll down memory lane by submitting your photos today. Click here to learn the different ways you can submit. You may even see one of your photos on our Facebook page or in our next marketing campaign! Photos will be accepted through the end of the year.

 

Women’s Health Specialists 50 year timeline

1968

Charles Dungar, MD, George Petersen, MD and George Savage, MD go into practice together and form Obstetrical and Gynecological Associates of Appleton, Ltd.

10/1974

Jean Todd, MD joins the practice.

1982

Ernesto Acosta, MD joins the practice.

8/1985

George Petersen, MD retires.

7/1/1988

Merger of OBGYN Associates of Appleton and Doctors Shahbandar and West – Name is changed to Women’s Health Specialists, S.C., serving patients from both the East Longview Drive location and the South Madison Street location.

1989

Eloise Blair retires (office manager).

1/1991

Connie Masak, APNP joins the practice.

8/1992

Jeffery Cherney, MD joins the practice.

6/1993

Richard Cline, MD retires.

3/1994

Our first Employee Appreciation Dinner.

5/1995

The Neenah office opens.

5/2004

Jill Honkamp, MD joins the practice.

2006-2007

The Appleton office remodel in 2006-2007.

2/2009

Hassan Shahbandar, MD leaves.

2/2010

Neenah office gets a facelift.

9/2011

Dr. West retires from the practice of medicine.

8/2015

April Herbst joins the practice.

7/2016

Kelly Kennedy, MD joins the practice.

1/2018

Julie Meyer, DO joins the practice.

1973

Jack Harris, MD joins the practice.

1975

Richard Cline, MD joins the practice.

7/1984

Stephen Savage, MD joins the practice.

11/1986

George Savage, MD retires.

12/1988

Women’s Health Specialists moves to current office at 1818 N. Meade St.

1/1990

Wanda VanderWyst,  PA-C joins the practice.

9/26/1991

Charles Dungar, MD retires.

1992

Having fun at the 1992 Community First Fox Cities Marathon water station.

2/1994

Jack Harris, MD retires.

5/1995

James O’Leary, MD joins the practice.

8/2000

Tina Ramsey, MD joins the practice.

8/2006

Elina Pfaffenbach, MD joins the practice.

2006 - 2007

This is our referring physicians card from 2006-2007

10/2009

WHS suite opens at Encircle Health clinic.

9/2011

Amy Schmidt, MD joins the practice. 

6/2014

Stephan Savage, MD retires.

12/2016

Ernesto Acosta, MD retires.

8/2017

April Herbst, MD leaves the practice.

2018

Celebrating 50 wonderful years caring for women and their families of the Fox Valley. Thank you!

1968

Charles Dungar, MD, George Petersen, MD and George Savage, MD go into practice together and form Obstetrical and Gynecological Associates of Appleton, Ltd.

1973

Jack Harris, MD joins the practice.

10/1974

Jean Todd, MD joins the practice.

1975

Richard Cline, MD joins the practice.

1982

Ernesto Acosta, MD joins the practice.

7/1984

Stephen Savage, MD joins the practice.

8/1985

George Petersen, MD retires.

11/1986

George Savage, MD retires.

7/1/1988

Merger of OBGYN Associates of Appleton and Doctors Shahbandar and West – Name is changed to Women’s Health Specialists, S.C., serving patients from both the East Longview Drive location and the South Madison Street location.

12/1988

Women’s Health Specialists moves to current office at 1818 N. Meade St.

1989

Eloise Blair retires (office manager).

1/1990

Wanda VanderWyst,  PA-C joins the practice.

1/1991

Connie Masak, APNP joins the practice.

9/26/1991

Charles Dungar, MD retires.

8/1992

Jeffery Cherney, MD joins the practice.

1992

Having fun at the 1992 Community First Fox Cities Marathon water station.

6/1993

Richard Cline, MD retires.

2/1994

Jack Harris, MD retires.

3/1994

Our first Employee Appreciation Dinner.

5/1995

James O’Leary, MD joins the practice.

5/1995

The Neenah office opens.

8/2000

Tina Ramsey, MD joins the practice.

5/2004

Jill Honkamp, MD joins the practice.

8/2006

Elina Pfaffenbach, MD joins the practice.

2006-2007

The Appleton office remodel in 2006-2007.

2006 - 2007

This is our referring physicians card from 2006-2007

2/2009

Hassan Shahbandar, MD leaves.

10/2009

WHS suite opens at Encircle Health clinic.

2/2010

Neenah office gets a facelift.

9/2011

Amy Schmidt, MD joins the practice. 

9/2011

Dr. West retires from the practice of medicine.

6/2014

Stephan Savage, MD retires.

8/2015

April Herbst joins the practice.

12/2016

Ernesto Acosta, MD retires.

7/2016

Kelly Kennedy, MD joins the practice.

8/2017

April Herbst, MD leaves the practice.

1/2018

Julie Meyer, DO joins the practice.

2018

Celebrating 50 wonderful years caring for women and their families of the Fox Valley. Thank you!