Dr. Christina Midkiff
Born and raised in Wood River, Illinois. After obtaining her BS in Zoology from Eastern Illinois University in 1990 she attended Medical School at Saint Louis University. Since 1998, upon completion of the Saint Louis University OB/GYN Residency Program at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Clayton, Missouri, she has been in private practice in Maryville, IL. She feels in women’s health it is important to assess the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of life to care for patients. In addition to her patient care, she has served as OB Chairman at Anderson Hospital from 2001-2006. She served as Medical Staff President 2010-2011. Dr. Midkiff lives in Troy with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends. She has been leading an abortion recovery class and teaching women’s classes at her church.
Dr. Markel Owens
Born and raised in East St Louis, Illinois. After graduating from the University of Illinois in 1998 with a BS in Chemical Engineering she attended Medical School at St Louis University. In 2009, upon completion of the Saint Louis University OB/GYN Residency Program at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Clayton, Missouri, she joined Dr. Midkiff in private practice in Maryville, IL. During her training at Saint Mary’s Hospital she was trained in urogynecology and is able to perform urodynamic testing in our Maryville office for incontinence (urine loss) and Trans Obturator Tapings to correct the incontinence at Anderson hospital. Dr. Owens lives in Fairview Heights, IL with her husband and two boys. She enjoys puzzles and spending time with family and friends.
Jennifer Wesselman-Williams, NP
Born in Oklahoma and raised in the military. She embraced and enjoyed living in various places and experiencing different cultures. Jennifer graduated with a BS in Nursing from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2002. She completed her MS in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner specialization from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2009. Jennifer lives in Troy, Illinois with her husband and daughter. She enjoys traveling, exercising, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Deanna Lester, FNP-BC
Born and raised in Vandalia, Illinois. Deanna graduated with a BS in nursing from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2009. She completed her MS in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner specialization from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2013. Deanna is currently living in Troy, Illinois. Her hobbies include hanging out with friends and family, going to Cardinal’s games, and traveling.
Emily Edwards, MS, RD, LD
Emily grew up in a suburb of Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from Indiana University with a BS in Applied Health Science, Dietetics. Following graduation, she was accepted into Saint Louis University’s dietetic internship/coordinated Master’s program with an emphasis in pediatrics. Upon completion of her internship she continued at Saint Louis University and received her MS in Medical Dietetics while working part time at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. Currently Emily lives in downtown St. Louis. She enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, cooking, and spending time with friends.