Our patients understand, as we do, what matters most: unrivaled compassion, a personal connection and a kind explanation as we deliver comprehensive, complex and compassionate care. Using innovative science and critical analysis, we individualize our care to each patient. This ranges from routine and specialized checkups to complex surgery for women and men. Renowned for our care for women, we support patients on the journey through menopause and guide others on the path of hormone replacement therapy.

By its nature, our work is very personal. We want you to feel secure, safe and confident in your choice. We know success is measured in your trust and satisfaction.


 
Noel R. Williams
M.D.


Dr. Williams earned his B.A. in Philosophy from Emory University in Atlanta. He then went on to graduate from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. He then completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center here in Oklahoma City.

Dr. Williams is an affiliate of Oklahoma Sports Science and Orthopedics, specializing in Gynecology. He is Board Certified by The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Williams is chief of staff of Northwest Surgical Hospital. His professional memberships include The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a past President of the Oklahoma County Obstetrics and Gynecology Society.

He enjoys reading science fiction and exercising. His favorite activities involve family ski and snowboarding trips with his wife and their four boys, Noel, Calvin, Hugo and Gideon. Dr. Williams describes himself as intense and empathetic. He enjoys reflective thinking upon complex issues affecting his patients and laughing at himself. He is a non-conformist and often wonders why people focus on form over substance to their expense.

Benjamin J. Barenberg
M.D.


Benjamin J. Barenberg, M.D., M.S., FACOG, is a board certified and fellowship trained urogynecologist. Urogynecolgy is a fairly new subspecialty that focuses on disorders of the female pelvic floor. Pelvic floor disorders can be the result of weakened or damaged pelvic floor muscles secondary to childbirth, obesity, surgery, chronic disease, or heavy lifting. Dr. Barenberg sees women affected by pelvic floor disorders such as urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. He also sees women in need of specialized care to correct previous vaginal mesh complications. Other common problems he sees include fecal incontinence, pelvic or vaginal pain, blood in the urine, recurrent urinary tract infections, and difficulty emptying the bladder or bowels. Dr. Barenberg assists patients in need of advanced hormone replacement therapy including BHRT Pellet Therapy. He also performs minimally invasive complex gynecologic surgery.

He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX and completed his residency training at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. He furthered his education with fellowship training in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. During fellowship training, Dr. Barenberg received his Masters of Science degree in Clinical and Translational Research at the University of Oklahoma Graduate College.

Dr. Barbenberg accepts most major insurances including Medicare and Tricare.
and will be seeing patients at:

9800 Broadway Ext Suite 200

Christina Telcocci, PA-C
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT


Christina (Tina) Telcocci, PA-C, graduated from the Physician Associate program at the University Of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center here in Oklahoma City. She earned her Master of Health Science degree with Special Distinction.

Prior to joining Optimal Health Associates in 2009, Tina worked ten years for a premier interventional pain management practice. Her empathy and understanding of patients’ needs is all too personal.

“In March of 2006, I was diagnosed with Stage IIB Hodgkin’s Lymphoma,” she recounts. “I was blessed to have access to wonderful medical care at every stage of my diagnosis and treatment. I cannot even imagine going through such a frightening and uncertain time without all the excellent physicians, nurses, and other medical staff I came into contact during that time.”

After six months of chemotherapy and two months of radiation treatment, Tina was cancer free. But she’d gained a lesson for her life’s work.

“My personal goal is to treat each of my patients with the same respect and compassion that I received and that they deserve. I want to provide each with guidance and understanding of their medical conditions.”

"Whether you are facing a life-threatening cancer, a life changing event such as menopause, a fertility issue, or you come in for a normal healthcare maintenance visit, I would like to help provide a calm, stable, and safe environment for you to discuss your concerns."

Abbey Ronck, PA-C
Physician Assistant


Abbey Ronck, PA-C, earned her master’s in Health Science as a Physician Assistant at University of Oklahoma Physician Associate Program. Soon thereafter, she joined Optimal Health Associates as a Physician Assistant. She is board certified by the NCCPA and scored in the 99th percentile on the national certification exam (PANCE). Before attending OUHSC, she received her bachelor’s degree in 2007 from Oklahoma State University in Nutritional Sciences where she graduated cum laude. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants as well as the Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants.
“It is a privilege to work with women of all ages and to have the opportunity to provide care from adolescence to menopause,” she adds. “I feel that our practice provides the important combination of intellect and empathy that is so vital to good medicine.”

Tricia Hall, PA-C
Physician Assistant


Tricia Hall, PA-C, earned her master’s degree in Health Science as a Physician Assistant at the University of Oklahoma Physician Associate Program. She is board certified and scored in the 99th percentile on the national certification exam. Prior to beginning her graduate program, she earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in Nutritional Science.

Prior to joining Optimal Health Associates in 2013, she worked as a Family Practice Physician Assistant in Akron, Ohio. “Because of my experience in the primary care setting,” she says, “I enjoy seeing our patients whose needs may fall beyond the realm of gynecology.”

“My goal is to work with patients to address their concerns and help them reach their emotional and physical goals all while providing the most comfortable environment possible,” she adds. "I feel very fortunate to be a part of such a caring, knowledgeable healthcare team that strives to provide each patient with the highest level of care and respect.”

Shannan Carmouche, PA-C
Physician Assistant


Shannan Carmouche graduated from the Physician Assistant(PA) program by earning her Masters Degree in Health Science from the University of Oklahoma in 2001. She graduated the program with Special Distinction.

Shannan worked in General and Vascular Surgery for the next 8 years at Southwest Medical Center and the Surgical Hospital of Oklahoma providing surgical, clinical, inpatient and outpatient care. She then transitioned to Emergency Medicine at Deaconess Hospital in 2010 providing emergency care until 2012 when she joined HPI. She has performed surgical, clinical, and outpatient care in Orthopedic Medicine and is now excited to join the Optimal Health team.

Shannan has attended continuing education at some of the most prestigious forums including Northwestern University of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Medical University of South Carolina, and the Arizona Heart Foundation. She is an active member of the American Academy of Physician’s Assistants, the Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants, and is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Shannan currently carries the BLS, ACLS, and PALS certifications for advanced life support.

Shannan is primarily focused on advanced medicine, and is particularly excited to be practicing in the field of men and women’s health delivering a highly personal experience with the utmost compassion and care.

Amy Brooks A.P.R.N.- CNP
CERTIFIED NURSE PRACTITIONER


Amy, a lifelong resident of Edmond, joined the practice of Optimal Health Associates in 2017. Amy brings with her over 19 years of cumulative women's health care experience.

After receiving her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2000, she developed a love for obstetrics as an RN. Amy has always been passionate about partnering with women in their health care decisions. This passion led her to pursue a Masters of Science-Nursing Degree in Women's Health, in 2006, at Seton Hall University.

Amy firmly believes in holistic health, recognizing the importance of a woman's emotional and spiritual well being on their physical bodies. She strives to empower women to make their own decisions and hopes to assist each one she meets to be the best version of their unique self.

Amy is blessed by her fun-loving husband of 19 years, her sweet reserved son, and her fearless energetic daughter. Amy enjoys a wide variety of music and movies and traveling with her family.