Advantia Health, an integrated healthcare delivery company that helps women manage their health and the health of their families, announced today that it has acquired Simmonds, Martin, & Helmbrecht Chartered, a 46-year-old OB-GYN practice based in Damascus, Maryland. The acquisition will add 5 new locations to Advantia’s growing footprint in Maryland and the Washington, DC metro area.

Simmonds, Martin, & Helmbrecht’s 21 obstetrics and gynecology physicians, 14 certified nurse-midwives, and staff will join Advantia Health. Together, Advantia will employ 50 providers practicing in obstetrics and gynecology, pain management, and anesthesiology, serving patients throughout the region.

“Simmonds, Martin, & Helmbrecht is a well-respected pillar of the Montgomery County medical community,” said Jay Martus, President of Advantia Health. “We are excited to work alongside their providers and staff to expand the excellent services that Advantia Health provides to the community, offering convenient high value care to women and their families.”

The physicians of Simmonds, Martin, & Helmbrecht include: Albert C. Simmonds, MD; Thomas W. Martin, MD; Kalpana M. Helmbrecht, MD; Cara Simmonds, MD; Gayle Skinner, MD; Ory Holtzman, MD; Neil Horlick, MD; Allison Brenner, MD; Gary Ott, MD; Tara Olson, MD; Sheila M. Overton, MD; Leia M. Medlock, MD; Jane Piness, MD; Susan G. Smigocki, MD; Jillian Lopiano, MD; Tabitha Perry, MD; Lashea Davis, MD; Katrina Foster, MD; Karishma Anik, DO; Amber Warmsley, MD; Ealena Callender, MD. Each of the physicians is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

“The vote of confidence from Simmonds, Martin, & Helmbrecht is a good first step as we grow to include a large portion of the top physicians in Maryland and DC,” said Sean Glass, CEO & Co-founder of Advantia Health. “We look forward to partnering with additional leading practices and physicians as we expand to offer services in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology, Urology, Gastroenterology, and Breast Surgery.”

“This is an ideal partnership based on a shared vision for patient care,” said Albert C. Simmonds, MD, Senior Partner of Simmonds, Martin, & Helmbrecht. “After practicing in the community for more than 40 years, we look forward to providing excellent care to our patients and their families with Advantia’s help and offering an expansion of our services at Advantia’s new state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center.”

Founded in 1970, Simmonds, Martin, & Helmbrecht established a tradition of great medical care by emphasizing strong personal relationships between patients and physicians and has built a reputation as one of the premier OB-GYN practices in Maryland. Supported by the practice’s physicians, they also offer services from certified nurse-midwives for low-risk obstetric patients to consider. These midwives provide patients with prenatal care and delivery services, while ensuring that an adequate safety net exists should the care of a physician be needed. The practice is dedicated to continuing medical education and training, and they offer many onsite services including high definition ultrasound, minimally invasive surgery, operative hysteroscopy, and comprehensive antepartum testing. Simmonds, Martin, & Helmbrecht offices are located in Damascus, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Frederick, and Clarksburg, Maryland.

“We are most proud to have another leading practice join our growing team at Advantia Health,” said Advantia’s Chief Medical Officer & Co-founder, Dr. Peter Glass.

This is the fourth medical practice to join Advantia Health since 2014 which also includes Ob-Gyn Associates, Advantia OB-GYN Germantown, and the Advantia Spine & Pain Center. Advantia is actively hiring additional physicians into its practices and is looking to acquire top quality practices in the area that are aligned with their vision for convenient high value care for women and their families.

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Advantia Health is an integrated healthcare delivery company that helps women manage their health and the health of their families. The company provides high quality, high value care using technology and highly efficient, customer-centric outpatient facilities.

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