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Jed Naisbitt, M.D.

  • Medical School: University of Utah 1981
  • Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
  • Certified by American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Member of American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
  • Certified by American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine

Dr. Jed Naisbitt is Board certified and a Fellow of the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine. He is credentialed as a Registered Phlebology Sonographer by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). He is also a member of the Utah Medical Association and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Utah and completed his internship and residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has been in practice since 1985, and has re-focused on the specialty of Phlebology since 2007.

Dave Bierer, M.D.

  • Medical School: St. Louis University 1990
  • Residency: San Diego California
  • Certified by American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Speaks fluent Spanish

Dr. Bierer is a delegate to the Utah Medical Society, which exists to improve health care quality and access for the people of Utah. His interests in medicine include obtaining and utilizing the most modern forms of technology to help improve obstetrical outcomes for the mothers and their babies.

Dr. Bierer is married and has three children. He enjoys spending time with them, as well as skiing, water sports, classic cars, and rock guitar.

Julia Johansson, M.D.

  • Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine 1993
  • Residency: Abington Memorial Hospital
  • Certified by American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Bachelors in Biology and Psychology from Brandies University

Dr. Johansson has been been with Circle of Life since 2003. In addition to general obstetrics and gynecology, she has an active interest in infertility, adolescent gynecology and gynecologic surgery, including minimally invasive techniques.

While performing her residency, Dr. Johansson received a national award in recognition of her skills in laparoscopic surgery. After her residency, she joined Abington OB/GYN and built a successful practice, while at the same time participating in the hospital’s residency education program. In 1998 she was recognized by the OB/GYN department as Teaching Physician of the Year and in 1999 received recognition from the hospital for her special contribution to the OB/GYN residency program in the teaching of operative delivery with forceps.

Dr. Johansson spent most of her life on the east coast before moving to Utah with her husband and two children in 2003.

Darren Housel, M.D.

  • Medical School: University of Utah 1990
  • Residency: University of Oklahoma
  • Certified by American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Following his residency, Dr. Housel remained in Oklahoma as a clinical assistant professor. In 1996 he began his private practice in Las Vegas, Nevada. In October of 2002 he moved back to northern Utah. He began working at Circle of Life in 2005. In addition to delivering babies, he specializes in minimally invasive endoscopic surgery. Dr. Housel is a proctor for Gynecare, Inc. teaching laparoscopic hysterectomy to physicians in the intermountain area. He also has extensive experience and training in urogynecologic / pelvic reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Housel has three children. In his free time he enjoys music, golfing with his daughter, watching the Raiders, the Cubs, and the University of Oklahoma, snow skiing, and mowing the lawn.

“I am thrilled to be part of the Circle of Life Women’s Center. The integration of the latest technology and tender, compassionate care has always been my goal.” -Darren Housel

Wesley Davis, M.D.

  • Medical School: University of North Carolina 1997
  • Residency: Wake Forest University 2001
  • Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2003
  • Speaks fluent Spanish

Dr. Davis moved to Utah in 2009 to pursue his life-long dream of living in the Wasatch Mountains. An avid skier and cyclist, Wes spends most of his time off following the motto, “Altitude helps your attitude.”

Dr. Davis has strived to stay on the cutting edge of Gyn surgery. He was an early adopter of Essure, Novasure, and advanced, minimally invasive, laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He has attended minimally invasive Gyn surgery courses at Harvard and Duke Universities, learning his techniques from internationally renowned leaders in the field. He has extensive experience with high risk pregnancy.

Dr. Davis is married and has one child.

Dr. Davis has a Twitter feed and blog, regularly providing important and educational information to patients. Check it out at twitter.com/drwesleydavisob.

Robin Houpe, M.D.

  • Medical School: Saba University – 2003
  • Residency: Ochsner Health System – 2007
  • Bachelors of Biology from University of Tennessee – 1998
  • Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2004

After completing her residency in 2007, Dr. Houpe spent 5 years practicing Ob/Gyn on the east coast. In September of 2012, she made the decision to move to Utah and join Circle of Life Women’s Center. Dr Houpe prides herself in staying current with the latest evidence based medicine practices and minimally invasive gyn surgery techniques. Her professional interests include low-high risk obstetrics, infertility, abnormal uterine bleeding, adolescent gynecology, and minimally invasive surgery including NovaSure endometrial ablation, Essure, Myosure, laparoscopic and vaginal hysterectomies.

Dr. Houpe is married and has one child. During her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, snow skiing, and traveling with her family. She is excited to join Circle of Life Women’s Center and the Ogden community.

John Whitehead, PA-C

  • Undergraduate Work: University of Utah – 1994
  • PA Training: University of Alabama at Birmingham – 1996
  • Residency: University of Nebraska – 1998

John Whitehead completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Utah in Molecular Biology in 1994. He subsequently attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Surgical Physician Assistant program with an emphasis in Cardiovascular Surgery. Upon completion, he completed a two year general surgery residency at the University of Nebraska in Omaha.

In 1999, John returned to SLC, UT where he practiced cardiovascular surgery and interventional cardiology. John has been actively treating venous disease for over 12 years and has seen the evolution of minimally invasive venous procedures first hand when introducing the first endovenous device to Utah in 2001. During this time, John was also actively working with endoscopic vein harvesting while employed in cardiovascular surgery and knows the venous anatomy well.