Novant Health WomanCare – Kernersville – Meet the Dedicated Professionals Focused on Your Care

The Novant Health WomanCare – Kernersville clinic offers full obstetric and gynecologic care for women of all ages – including adolescent care, annual well visits, preconception counseling, pregnancy and postpartum care, through menopause and more. The Kernersville staff of professionals works together as a team to ensure quality care in a nurturing, relaxed environment for the women of our community.

Meet the Team:

Laura B. Ramsey, MDhas been a physician with Novant Health WomanCare – Kernersville for six years. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina – Asheville and her medical degree from East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine. She is also a veteran; she served as a Navy physician for 14 years. She and her family relocated to Winston-Salem after her discharge. Prior to her decision to enter the medical field, she was a professional ballet dancer and continues her love of the arts. Her family includes her husband, two children, a dog and a cat.

Primarily due to her dance background, Dr. Ramsey was originally drawn to sports medicine. “However, my first rotation in my clinical years was OB/GYN,” said Dr. Ramsey, “and nothing compared to the fulfillment of caring for women and bringing new life into the world. I feel the best part of my job is teaching women about their bodies and their health. Our goal is to work together to take the absolute best care we can of our patients.”

Jaleema Speaks, MD has also been with Novant Health WomanCare – Kernersville for six years. Originally from New York, Dr. Speaks moved to Winston-Salem during her high school years where she met her husband. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and completed medical school and residency at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Speaks has two children and relishes her family time; she enjoys cooking and traveling.

“I was able to participate in ‘deliver a baby night’ during my first year of medical school and was awe-struck by the experience of seeing a baby born,” said Dr. Speaks. “I love caring for women through all stages of life; and although I have delivered lots of babies, each delivery is unique and special. Novant Health WomanCare – Kernersville functions so efficiently, while maintaining that small town. The value that each member brings makes working here special for our patients and us.”

Jennifer Keiger, FNP-Board Certifiedhas been a nurse practitioner with Novant Health WomanCare – Kernersville for more than eight years. A native of North Carolina, she earned her bachelor’s degree at East Carolina University and finished her graduate program at Winston-Salem State University. She and her husband have two children and enjoy family time, traveling and activities at their church.

Jennifer shared that at a young age she felt lead to care for others. “I knew I was supposed to take care of pregnant women and babies,” said Dr. Keiger. “Our team works so well together, like a well-oiled machine. The atmosphere makes our patients feel that they truly are our primary focus and they are; the patients tell me daily, they love our office environment.”

Sarah Novelly Rush, MS, RD, LDNis the newest member; she joined the staff last June as the registered dietitian. Sarah earned her undergraduate degree at Ohio State University, her Masters of Science in nutrition at Drexel University in Philadelphia, with postgraduate work at the University of Virginia Health System. For leisure, she enjoys cooking, hiking and a good murder mystery book.

Sarah shared that she became interested in how food and nutrition affect the body at an early age. “I get to help people improve their health through nutrition and healthy eating habits, allowing them to feel better not just physically but mentally as well,” she said. “Having a patient share that they have met their nutrition goals or improved their health is very rewarding.”

Cristie Gibson, PA-C has been the physician assistant at Novant Health WomanCare – Kernersville since early 2017. She completed her undergraduate work at Hofstra University in New York and attended PA School at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Her family enjoys traveling, sailing, running and hiking.

“I’ve always worked in women’s health,” said Cristie. “I learn from my patients daily; they inspire me. We have an incredible team; our support network is phenomenal. We function as a family dynamic which creates a comfortable environment that extends to our patients, allowing for more compassionate care.”

Call to schedule your appointment with the caring professionals at Novant Health WomanCare – Kernersville at 336.765.5470. The office is located at 1730 Kernersville Medical Parkway, Suite #104 with hours of operation from Monday through Thursday 8am-5pm (closed daily from 12-1pm) and Fridays from 8am-1pm. You may also check out their website at


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