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Meet Our Providers

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Brian Josephs

Brian Josephs

MD FACOG

Dr. Brian Josephs founded Advanced Care for Women in 2013. His mission is to offer the women in the community and surrounding areas a practice where they are heard and respected. Prior to forming his practice, Dr. Josephs attended the University of Florida for his undergraduate degree and received his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in 2005. Dr. Josephs is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has practiced in the area for many years, and mentors other physicians in the local area. Dr. Josephs has received many accolades based on his surgical expertise and is happy to offer minimally invasive techniques to help his patients return to normal life as quickly as possible. He practices based on his mantra of “healthy moms and healthy babies”.

Dr. Josephs has served as the Department Chairman of Women’s and Children’s Services at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center since 2014. In 2017, Dr. Josephs received the distinguished award of “Provider of the Year” for Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. He continues to work relentlessly to see his vision come true.

Amy L. Frederick

Amy L. Frederick

MSN, CNM

Amy attended WV Wesleyan College where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She has cared for women and children since 1999 in various Virginia hospitals. While working with these families, she realized the value of allowing women to have choices in their healthcare. She decided to pursue a career in midwifery in hopes to advocate for women and families to have the birth they truly desire. After attending Frontier Nursing University, where she earned a Master’s Degree; Amy began her midwifery career in Pennsylvania. As a provider, she was able to help many women, not only with childbearing but with many aspects of their healthcare. Her approach centers holistic and safe care for each woman she serves. She is very excited to partner with Dr. Josephs and bring midwifery services to Fredericksburg and the surrounding areas

Laurie Carpenter

Laurie Carpenter

MSN, WHNP-BC

Laurie is a Board Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.  She is joining us from the Hampton Roads area where she has spent most of her life.  After attending a university of the arts, she decided to try nursing school for fun.  Since that decision, Laurie has developed a passion for women’s health and has gained experience as a nurse in women’s health, pediatrics, and surgical recovery.  In addition, she has unique experience in care management and as a lactation consultant.  Laurie completed her master’s degree from Duke University with a focus on women’s health.  Her interests include paint nights with friends, visits to the lake, and swim meets.

Sarah Highlander

Sarah Highlander

MSN, CNM, WHNP-BC

Sarah Highlander was born and raised in a small community in West Virginia. After graduating from Sherman High School, she attended the University of Charleston where she obtained her associate degree in Nursing. She began her career working in the post-open-heart unit at CAMC.

For almost 17 years, she dedicated her career to caring for cardiovascular and intensive care adult patients. Early in her career, she become the proud mother of two sons Zachary and Dylan. She graduated from Marshall University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Knowing that her dream of caring for women was her true calling, she began her graduate studies in a dual degree program at Georgetown University. She graduated in May 2019 with a Master’s in Nursing specializing in Women’s Health and Certified Nurse Midwifery.

Sarah hopes to devote her career to improving the lives of women of all ages by providing individualized holistic care. She is an active advocate for improving the outcomes of pregnant and postpartum patients in the United States. She believes every woman deserves a midwife and by having both, a WHNP and CNM certification, she can provide complete and integral healthcare to every patient.

Natalie Gale

Natalie Gale

MSN, CNM, FNP-BC

Natalie’s always been interested in holistic health and nutrition. At Drury University, she studied biology with an emphasis in nutrition and environmental health. After shadowing with nurse practitioners in college, Natalie decided to grow her passion for whole-person care as an advanced practice nurse. She received her master’s degree in nursing at Vanderbilt University where she dually specialized as a nurse-midwife and family nurse practitioner.

Natalie studied cultures of wellness around the world and is especially interested in helping women find & create healthy life patterns that nourish the whole person. Outside of her work at Advanced Care for Women, Natalie enjoys listening to & creating music, gardening, reading nerdy books, and outdoor adventuring. She considers caring for women & their families a great honor, and is excited for the privilege to partner with them through all stages of life. 

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