Meet Our Providers

The team of professionals at Gynecology and Obstetrics Associates of Tallahassee are highly trained and skilled in obstetrics and gynecology. Our physicians are board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and are fellows in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. We are committed to high quality and convenient services to support you through all the cycles in your life.

Physicians


Jana Bures-Forsthoefel, MD

Jana Bures-Forsthoefel, MD

Dr Jana Bures-Forsthoefel has been practicing in our community for 25+ years and is now delivering the next generation. Babies she once delivered are now moms.

Dr Jana Bures-Forsthoefel is dedicated to providing the best medicine to all women. Many of her civic organizations require her to donate her time and surgical abilities.

Dr Jana Bures-Forsthoefel keeps up with the newest advancements in surgery and is the first female ob/gyn trained in the da Vinci in the community. This enables her to bring the most current technology and treatments to her patients.

Board Certified in Gynecology and Obstetrics

Education and Training

Residency
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Emory University Grady Hospital & affiliate
Atlanta, Georgia

Doctorate of Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (BS)
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky


Dorothy D. White, MD

Dorothy D. White, MD

Dr. Dorothy White grew up in Gainesville and graduated from the University of Florida. She completed her residency at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia and served as Chief Administrative Resident. Dr. White also earned the Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Award in 2011. She is one of the few women performing gynecological procedures using the Da Vinici Robotic System in the Region.

Dr. White is committed to providing exceptional personal care during pregnancy as well as overall women's health from adolescence through menopause.

Board Certified in Gynecology and Obstetrics

Education and Training

Residency
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mercer University, School of Medicine
Macon, Georgia

Doctorate of Medicine
American University of the Caribbean, School of Medicine
St. Maarten, N.A.

Bachelor of Science
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida


Kelly Forsthoefel, MD

Kelly J. Forsthoefel, MD

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Education and Training

Residency
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NYC Health and Hospitals
New York City, New York

Doctorate of Medicine
St. George's University School of Medicine
Grenada, West Indies

Bachelor of Science (BS)
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL


Midwives


Kristen Stricklin

Kristen Stricklin, MSN, CNM

Kristen is a Florida transplant, originally from a Mississippi beach community, so she is excited to return to warm climates and gulf breezes. She earned her Bachelor’s in Nursing and her Master’s in Midwifery from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Trained in both hospital and birth center settings, as a Certified Nurse Midwife Kristen is enthusiastic about exploring the lines of both medical and natural methods of care.

Kristen’s passion for integrating holistic methods is apparent in her care for all women, whether providing obstetrics or gynecology services. One of her future goals is to become a childbirth educator. In her spare time, Kristen enjoys exploring Florida and its wonderful beaches, spending time with her dog, painting and living life.

Education and Training

Bachelor of Arts, Biological Sciences, Chemistry Minor
University of Mississippi
Oxford, Mississippi

Bachelor of Science, Nursing
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Master of Science, Midwifery
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Nurse Practioners


Julie Ludwig

Julie Ludwig, MSN, APRN, WHNP-BC

Julie Ludwig is originally from Buffalo, NY. She has over 20 years’ experience in women's health, including labor and delivery. She received her Women's Health Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2019 and is a NCC Board-Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.

Julie is passionate and dedicated about women's health and enjoys providing the most up-to-date care to help women become their best selves. She is looking forward to settling down in Florida and enjoying the weather. Julie loves the outdoors and activities such as gardening, home improvement, quilting, biking, hiking, and kayaking.

Education and Training

Bachelor of Science, Nursing
D’Youville College
Buffalo, New York

Master of Science, Nursing
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH


Leah Bowler

Leah Honkanen Bowler, MSN, APRN, WHNP-BC

Leah Bowler is originally from Huntsville, Alabama. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion from the University of Georgia before transferring to Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where she studied nursing. Leah then earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, specializing in Women’s Health.

Leah is a NCC Board-Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner who is passionate about providing empathetic, holistic, and compassionate care to all women. Leah is new to the Tallahassee area and is excited to call it home. She loves cooking, traveling, and spending time outdoors.

Education and Training

Bachelor of Science, Health Promotion
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia

Bachelor of Science, Nursing
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Master of Science, Nursing
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia