Nurse Practitioners

Susan Saunders, CNP

Susan Saunders, Certified NP

Susan is an informed and compassionate care giver who was involved in the founding of Comprehensive Women’s Care in 2005. She has been practicing medicine with Dr. Uma Ananth for over 10 years.

Susan received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The Ohio State University and received her Certification in Women’s Health from Indiana Women’s Health Services through Ball State. Susan is certified in in-patient obstetrical care and has served Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus as a nurse for 30 years, 27 of which have been as a labor and delivery nurse.  She is also an instructor for new RNs in high risk OB care, with a focus on pregnancy-induced hypertension.


Jennifer Cartmel, CNP

Jennifer Cartmel, CNP

Jennifer has been working in women’s health since 1990, and received her Masters degree from The Ohio State University College of Nursing through the graduate entry program in 2008, and is board certified in women’s health. She also has a B.A. in Speech Communications from Wheaton College (Illinois). Life experience and serving a broad spectrum of women and their families from many cultural backgrounds over the years has made her uniquely qualified to provide not only evidence-based solutions to obstetric and gynecologic issues, but also intuitive and tailor-made solutions for every individual. She has worked as a nurse, a childbirth educator, and doula in clinics and private practice, and as a nurse practitioner in a hospital clinic and in federally qualified health centers, providing a broad scope of services in under-served areas of Columbus: prenatal care, birth control, colposcopy, and all things gynecologic. She loves all of it.

She is adjunct faculty at The Ohio State College of Nursing and precepts women’s health and nurse midwifery students. She is a rower and you can often find her in her single or out with her “crew” on the Scioto River, but it’s usually before sunrise. She is happily married and has a beautiful and bright daughter.


Erica Fog, CNP

Erica received her undergraduate degree from Ohio University in 2015 when she began working in the NICU at Nationwide Children’s. Not long after, she was offered her dream job in Labor & Delivery and has since developed a love and passion for Women’s Health. Erica then graduated from University of Cincinnati with her Master of Nursing in 2019. She is a board-certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Erica spent most of her nursing career at Grant Medical Center and has learned a lot from her experience there. She loves helping women with all aspects of life- from family planning to menopause and everything in between! Erica is also a member of The Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health Organization (NPWH). When she is not at work, she enjoys shopping, trying new restaurants, watching the browns, and spending time with her family, friends, and cat, Ophelia.


Nurse-Midwife


Aashka Patel, CNM

Aashka Patel, CNM

Aashka is a Certified Nurse-Midwife who is originally from Ellicott City, MD. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Salisbury University and went on to receive her Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida. During her graduate training, she also worked as a nurse in a subacute rehabilitation facility, as well as on the labor and delivery unit. Since graduating in 2012, she has worked at the Florida Department of Health, a large private practice in central Florida and at the Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio. Aashka enjoys working with women across the lifespan and is excited to continue caring for a diverse patient population. She is particularly passionate about working with adolescent and college-age individuals and providing them with evidence-based contraceptive, sexual and reproductive education. She loves to teach and has precepted both women’s health and family nurse practitioner students. In her free time, she enjoys binge-watching true crime documentaries, people-watching in the Short North, going out to eat and shop with her significant other of 8 years, and making every meal as spicy as possible.