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Celebration OBGYN is pleased to announce that Kanisha Sierra-Rios, MD joined our practice in October 2017.
Dr. Sierra-Rios was born and raised in Bayamon, Puerto Rico to a close-knit family, being the youngest of four girls. She attended Catholic School from kindergarten through high school and received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan. Later she attended Ponce School of Medicine for her medical degree and the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine to complete her residency. During her residency, she was awarded the “Recognition of Excellence on Minimally Invasive Surgery” by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.
After arriving to the Hospital San Pablo in Bayamon, Dr. Sierra noticed the need for the humanization of the delivery process and the high cesarean section rate. Her flagship project was the Humanized Birth Program which focuses on decreasing the C-section rate by empowering pregnant patients who previously had no input regarding her care, by adding doulas to the OB team to work as advocates for the patient. She believes that there is no other specialty that offered her the privilege to care for women throughout all the stages of her life. Having the opportunity to be a surgeon and a primary care physician at the same time, is something that gives her great passion to provide exceptional care for her patients.
In her personal time, Dr. Sierra-Rios enjoys spending time with her husband of five years Jose. They enjoy the beach, golfing, traveling, music, food and family.
“I come from a tiny island in the Caribbean with 3.5 million people. Starting our lives in Florida allowed us to feel the same warmth and comfort we used to get back home but where I could further develop my career and skills being surrounded by such a talented team. I am excited to share my love and passion with every single one of my patients.” -Dr. Sierra-Rios
Celebration Pediatrics Celebrates 7 Years!
Celebration Athletic Foundation Casino Night–May 2017
Celebration OBGYN is honored to be a gold sponsor for Celebration Athletic Foundation Casino Night. The event was held on May 6th at The Artisan Park Club House. The event was a great combination of Derby watching, Casino activities and socializing with people in the community. The funds raised help support The Celebration Athletic Foundation.
Celebration Athletic Foundation is an organization that was formed by a group of parents. We wanted to come together to raise money to support athletics within the Celebration community. The CAF holds one fundraising event each year, our "Casino Night" event. The money raised at this fundraiser is dispersed throughout the year to grant various athletic-related requests for town youth activities, the Celebration K-8 School, and Celebration High School.
The Knights of Columbus Golf Outing – April 2017
Celebration OBGYN is honored to be the Luncheon Sponsor for The Knight of Columbus 10th Annual Golf Outing on April 1, 2017. The day of golf will take place at The Legends at Orange Lake. The annual golf outing is the Knights’ primary fund raiser to support local charities. In the last five years the Knights have donated over $60,000 shared between several local worthy charities. Here are a few that have benefited from the fundraising efforts; ACS Relay for Life, Children’s Advocacy Group, Noah’s Light, Give Kids Safe Shelter, Osceola Meals on Wheels, Second Harvest Food Bank, Help Now Osceola, and Habitat for Humanity.
Community Hope Center's Strike for Hope–March 2017
Celebration OBGYN is honored to be a lane sponsor for The Community Hope Center's Strike for Hope. The event was held on March 5th 2017 at Splitsville in Disney’s Springs. The event was a great combination of bowling, dancing, and socializing with people in the community. The funds raised help support the Community Hope Center of Osceola County.
The Community Hope Center of Osceola County is a program-based project that impacts the low-income, poverty level families and individuals living in and around Osceola County, Florida. The primary emphasis is to serve those living homeless or in motels and hotels along Osceola County’s 192 Corridor. The Hope Center restores dignity and self-sufficiency to those in need in our community through a holistic approach to case management, funds assistance, and life skills.
Run With The Pride 5K Fun Run & Walk
Celebration Obstetrics and Gynecology is honored to be the Presenting Sponsor for The Celebration K-8 Run with the Pride 5K. The run is designed to encourage students, staff, families and surrounding community members to become involved in fitness and good health while raising funds for our school. The Celebration K8 School Run with the Pride 5K Fun Run & Walk is an untimed, sidewalk race. The course starts at the Celebration K8 School Gym (951 Starling Drive), winds through the beautiful neighborhoods of Celebration, along the golf course and down the palm tree-lined Celebration Blvd.
Toys For Tots- November 2016
Celebration Obstetrics and Gynecology is honored to be a drop off location for Toys For Tots. Toys For Tots is
U. S. Marine Corps Program that collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distributes those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. We are very excited to be a part of the program this season!
Celebration OBGYN is pleased to announce that Maeghan Lubbers, MD joined our practice in August 2016.
Maeghan was born in New Jersey and moved to Tampa during childhood. She started college at the Air Force Academy, but realizing her true passion for medicine she transferred to the University of Florida. She matriculated from University of Florida with an undergraduate degree in Microbiology. Continuing her education in Florida, she attended Florida State College of Medicine. During medical school, Maeghan was induced into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. In addition to studies, Maeghan was very active with FSUCares, a student organization dedicated to extending care to underserved individuals in the local neighborhood and abroad. She had the opportunity to develop conversational Spanish skills through medical mission trips to Panama and Guatemala.
In medical school, Maeghan felt passionately about woman issues and family support. She chose to pursue a career in OBGYN, which enabled her to care for woman during the most exciting, and intimate times of a woman's life. Maeghan considers it an immeasurable honor and blessing to share the gift of caring for woman.
Maeghan graduated from Winnie Palmer Residency in the summer of 2016 and decided to join Celebration OBGYN. She enjoys working next door to Florida Hospital which enables easy and convenient access for patients. Maeghan is proud to work closely with Florida Hospital and the mission statement of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ.
While in residency, Maeghan met and married the love of her life who has been established in Orlando since college. As a newly married couple, Maeghan and Steven are enjoying the journey of marriage and are excited to add to their family. In her free time, Maeghan enjoys spending time with family, Crossfit, exploring the National Parks, and traveling.
Celebration High School Cheerleading Team – May 2016
Celebration Obstetrics and Gynecology is honored to be a sponsor for The Celebration High School Cheerleading Team. The team is composed of 36 dedicated, energetic, and school spirited, young women. In addition to the Varsity Squad, there is a Junior Varsity Squad. This upcoming year the cheerleading team will compete in numerous cheerleading competitions. We are very excited to help them out with our sponsorship.
Celebration Athletic Foundation – April 2016
Celebration Obstetrics and Gynecology is honored to be a sponsor for Celebration Athletic Foundation’s Casino Night. Celebration Athletic Foundation (CAF) is an organization that was formed by a group of local parents whose mission is to raise money to support athletics within the Celebration community. The CAF holds one fundraising event each year, "Casino Night”. The money raised at this fundraiser is dispersed throughout the year to grant various athletic-related requests for town youth activities, the Celebration K-8 School, and Celebration High School. www.celebrationathleticfoundation.com
Celebration Youth Soccer – March 2016
Celebration OBGYN is honored to be a sponsor for Celebration Youth Soccer. Celebration Youth Soccer (CYS) is a community based, non-profit organization dedicated to providing developmental opportunities for local youth through the sport of soccer. Our role is to create a community environment that is safe, fun and will nurture a passion for the sport in young players and their families. CYS strives to instill a love for the game in our players and to cultivate that passion as each child matures and progresses through the program. We take great pride in developing our players as athletes, students, and responsible young men and women. Our players form life-long friendships with their teammates, maintain healthy lifestyles, and acquire leadership, teamwork, and sportsmanship skills that ultimately prepare them for life beyond soccer. For additional information go to www.celebrationyouthsoccer.com
Nutrition is Key for a Healthy Pregnancy
Eating a healthy, balanced diet while you're pregnant protects you and your growing baby. Although you should take a prenatal vitamin as insurance, choosing the right foods will help give you the complex mix of nutrients that pregnant women need. Aim for meals high in these important nutrients:
Baby Benefits: Builds bones and teeth. (Your growing baby takes the calcium she needs from your body, so to keep your bones and teeth healthy, you need to get enough to replace that amount.)
Your Benefits: Protects your bone density. It may also help prevent high blood pressure while you're pregnant.
Pregnancy RDA: 1,000 milligrams (mg); don't exceed 2,500 mg
Best Food Sources:
- Yogurt, plain, low-fat, 1 cup -- 415 mg
- Yogurt, low-fat fruit flavored, 1 cup -- 345 mg
- Milk, plain or flavored, 1 cup -- about 300 mg
- Orange juice, calcium-added, 1 cup -- 300 mg
- Cheddar cheese, 1 oz -- 204 mg
- Tofu, firm, prepared with calcium sulfate and magnesium chloride, 1/4 block -- 163 mg
- Cottage cheese, 2% milk fat, 1 cup -- 156 mg
Celebration Obstetrics & Gynecology announces their participation in Pink on Parade.
Celebration, FL- Celebration OBGYN is excited to announce that they will have a team in the Pink on Parade on Sunday October 4th in Downtown Celebration. The event is held to raise money to help local women who are fighting breast cancer.
Pink on Parade came to life in 2013 as collaboration between Florida Hospital Celebration Health and Olga Ivanov, MD, Medical Director of the Comprehensive Breast Health Center at Florida Hospital Celebration Health. Since its inception, Pink on Parade has brought together nearly 1,000 participants and has raised over $70,000 to benefit women battling breast cancer in our community.
A portion of these proceeds has already been provided to patients recovering from breast cancer surgery as a holistic health experience. Patients who are eligible for this package receive one-on-one counseling with a cancer-certified dietitian to develop a nutrition plan that can help prevent a reoccurrence of disease. Patients also receive metabolic testing and a functional movement assessment from an exercise physiologist. This important relationship paves the way for a healthy recovery. www.pinkonparade.com
Celebration OBGYN is pleased to announce that Julianne Kenton, MD joined our practice in July 2015.
Dr. Julianne Kenton grew up in Clearwater and is the oldest of four children. graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. She then attended Harvard University and Jagiellonian University Medical College to complete her doctorate of medicine. She did an Internal Medicine residency at Johns Hopkins University; then completed her Ob/Gyn training at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. Her training emphasized and incorporated preventative health for women, vaginal and laparoscopic surgery, endometrial ablation, minimally invasive surgery, along with normal and high-risk obstetrics.
On a personal note, she loves to travel and has lived in many countries, such as Germany, Australia, Poland, Switzerland, and luckily, has traveled to many, many more. She loves the beach, boating, fishing, and swimming. She has been swimming competitively most of her life and was on the Florida State University Swim Team on scholarship.
Dr. Kenton has recently relocated to Celebration from Destin, Florida where she had been practicing at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast for 5 years. She lives in Celebration with her amazing husband and their two wonderful children, Adam and Allie.
Help Now of Osceola County- May 2015
Celebration OBGYN was a sponsor of the Help Now benefit that was held on May 8th at Reunion Resort. Help Now, Inc. provides temporary safe shelter for survivors of domestic abuse facing imminent danger. They are committed to supporting individuals as they establish violence free living. The shelter exists in an undisclosed location, and all visitors, residents, and staff must sign and uphold a confidentiality statement preventing them from disclosing the location of the shelter. Help Now will neither confirm nor deny whether any person is residing at our shelter.
Help Now Domestic Abuse Advocates provide quality domestic abuse advocacy to shelter clients and their children, as well as to individuals whom call the Domestic Abuse Crisis Line. The goal of the advocate is to empower survivors to become comfortable with making decisions that are right for them. http://www.helpnowshelter.org
Celebration Little League-February 2015
Celebration OBGYN is honored to be a sponsor for Celebration Little League. Established in 2005, Celebration Little League (CLL) has seen consistent growth over the years and now has hundreds of athletes of all skill levels that participate in multiple age divisions each year. The Mission of Celebration Little League is to focus on the children while providing a fun and rewarding youth baseball/softball experience that teaches proper fundamentals, builds self-confidence, stresses good sportsmanship and teamwork, and creates positive memories. Additional information on the league can be found at www.celebrationlittleleague.com.
National Basketball Academy-February 2015
Celebration OGBYN is honored to be a Jason Kidd Sponsor for The National Basketball Academy in Orlando FL. The National Basketball Academy runs youth basketball programs for the Orlando Magic. The programs include basketball training, clinics and travel basketball teams. The sponsorship allows players that come from low income homes to join our travel basketball teams. For several of the players, this opportunity can lead to scholarships for college education. Information on the program can be found at http://tnbabasketball.com/programs/magic/.
Celebration OBGYN is pleased to announce that Autumn Elms, MD joined our practice in July 2014.
We are excited to welcome Dr. Autumn Elms to our team. Dr. Elms was born and raised in the red-dirt clay of Oklahoma. She completed her undergraduate training at Oklahoma City University then went on to medical school at the University of Oklahoma, and continues to be a die-hard Sooner football fan. She moved to Orlando for residency in 2010 and completed her OBGYN residency at Winnie Palmer Hospital in 2014. As a board-eligible OBGYN, she is very comfortable taking care of high risk obstetrics patients; performing minimally-invasive gynecologic surgeries, ; taking care of adolescents; and, of course, basic women's health issues.
On a personal note, Dr. Elms is married to her high-school sweetheart, Dr. Luke Elms. They worked alongside one another throughout undergrad and medical school, and he is now a General Surgeon. In her free time, Dr. Elms enjoys aerial silks, pole fitness, and anything circus-related or outdoors.
Celebration OBGYN is pleased to announce that Princess M. Prendergast, MSN, ARNP (Nurse Practitioner) joined our practice in February 2014.
We are happy to welcome Princess Prendergast to Celebration OBGYN as one of our skilled Nurse Practitioners. Nurse Practitioners are registered nurses who provide a full range of healthcare services similar to those of a physician. Princess believes that her chosen profession allows her the privilege of making a difference in the lives of others providing quality evidence based healthcare to women across the lifespan. With her education, experience, and passion for her profession, she believes in empowering the patient through education encouraging lifestyle modifications utilizing an individual approach to optimize each patient's health and overall quality of life. Call today to make an appointment with Princess.
Puntin' on the Ritz fundraising event - May 2013
Celebration OBGYN is excited to announce that they are a Corporate Sponsor for the Puntin' on the Ritz fundraising event that is being held on Saturday, May 18th 2013. Proceeds will benefit the Celebration Athletic Programs and Celebration Youth Football League (CYFL) which is a non-profit organization. The event is being held at the Artisan Park Clubhouse in Celebration, FL. Dr. Marcantel and his staff are passionate about supporting local charities and look forward to the event.
Celebration OBGYN is pleased to announce that Judy Siron, CNM (Certified Nurse Midwife) joined our practice in September 2013.
We are happy to welcome Judith Ann Siron as one of our Certified Nurse Midwives. Certified Nurse-Midwives are advanced practice registered nurses who provide counseling and care during pre-conception, pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. Judy began her midwifery career over 14 years ago after graduating with her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in both Women's Health as a Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse-Midwife from the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. Prior to that, she practiced as a Registered Nurse for 16 years in Labor and Delivery, Antepartum and GYN Surgery units as well as the Neonatal Intensive Care Units of Boone Hospital and the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia, Missouri. Call today for your appointment with Judy.
More than just SPF tips for your Summer Skin Care
Ladies, I have a gift for you this May- the start of our summer season… We all know that we should take good care of our skin and protect it from the summer sunshine. “Do not go out between 10 am and 2 pm when the rays are the most damaging…” and “ Be sure to reapply your sunscreen every few hours…” are a couple of rules ingrained in our minds, right?
But, did you know this? (Here’s the gift part… FYI)
Use lip balm that have at least SPF 15. (Do not use gloss with shine because it can act as a magnifying glass!)
Sunscreen pads are awesome for application of sunscreen on your face, hairline, ears and neck. (I had NO IDEA these existed… )
Try extra layering with your sunscreen. For example, BEFORE applying your sunscreen, have you thought about applying a Vitamin C serum or one with green tea extract for antioxidant power?. THEN, apply your first layer of sunscreen (at least SPF 30). When reapplying, try a powder sunscreen such as Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF45 ($30) so you don’t get “extra shiny.”
Hydration, hydration, hydration. Try serums that help provide hydration for your skin. All the skin lines carry them and do provide that extra to keep your skin supple and soft.
Night time masks are a great way to soothe the skin after an afternoon at the pool or at the beach.
*** Don’t forget to check the expiration dates on your lotions and to apply 20 minutes before you go outside.***
I was just happy to put the correct SPF sunscreen on my skin and NOW we all have the knowledge to use powder, balms, masks, and serums… wow!!! Now, we have more in our beauty bag to help us continue having healthy, young looking skin! Woo-hoo!!!
Michelle Perez - July 2014
Today we celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Michelle Perez our incredible ultrasonographer. Michelle is one of very few Credentialed NT Clinician's in the state and the only one within a 50 mile radius of Celebration. She is one of the best in her field and we are very fortunate to have her. Additionally, Michelle is one of our most valued team members. Her hard work and dedication to the practice and it's patients is unsurpassed. Happy Anniversary Michelle. Thank you for 10 wonderful years !