Empowering Exceptional Health.
The staff at River City OBGYN is made up of four full-time board-certified physicians and several highly trained nurse practitioners, nurses, a dietician, and office personnel. We are completely dedicated to your optimal health and well being, and encourage you to think of us as your partner in achieving your wellness goals.
MARTIN A. GARCIA, MD | Board Certified – American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Garcia received both his undergraduate degree and medical degree from Vanderbilt University, where he played football and baseball in the SEC. He completed his residency in OB/GYN at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL. He has been in private practice since 1983.
Among his special interests and skills are gynecological endocrinology and infertility, and the recognition of one of the best high-risk OB/GYNs in all of the greater Jacksonville area. Dr. Garcia has delivered over 11,000 newborns, and remains committed to staying on top of advancements in surgical procedures, such as vaginal rejuvenation, and is the founder of FamWell MD.
Dr. Garcia and his wife, Dianne, have four children who are now all adults and eight grandchildren. Outside of work, the family enjoys anything outdoors with an emphasis on physical activity and fitness. He is a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.
TIFFANY WELLS, MD | Board Certified – American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Wells is a Jacksonville native where she attended Stanton College Preparatory High School. She graduate from the University of Florida, in 2006, with a degree in psychology. She received her Medical Doctorate from Florida State University College of Medicine in 2010, and completed her residency training in Orlando at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies.
She desired to practice at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, due to its focus on high risk pregnancy, and joined our private practice in 2014. She has enjoyed being back in Jacksonville with family and friends. Tiffany Wells was married to Jeffrey Wilson in 2017, and is looking forward to building her life here and continuing to give the best care to her patients for years to come. She currently sits on board of the Jacksonville OBGYN Society.
ERIKA D. GLAS, DO | Board Certified – American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Glas is a graduate of Auburn University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Pre-Medicine. Dr. Glas then received her medical degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the University of Illinois College of Medicine (Peoria, IL) in 2009. Dr. Glas returned to Jacksonville in 2014, when she joined our practice. She has medicine in her genes – her father, Dr. Eric Frykberg had a distinguished 30 year medical career as a surgeon and a professor at UF Shands, and was Chief of Emergency Surgery and her brother Brett Frykberg is an orthopedic surgeon at JOI, Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute.
Dr. Glas was on the swim team for The Bolles School and Auburn University; so when she is not in the working she is swimming, surfing, running, and spending time with her three every active children.
KENDRA K.H. GILLESPIE, MD | Board Eligible – American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Gillespie is originally from Orlando, FL. She graduated, Summa Cum Laude, from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI with a B.S. in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Mathematics and then traveled out west, where she received her Medical Degree from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA.
In June 2018, she completed an OB/GYN Residency Program at Jackson Health System/University of Miami, where she served as Administrative Chief Resident. While at the University of Miami, she was active in mentorship and teaching programs and several volunteer programs for at risk women.
Dr. Gillespie’s interests include playing the piano, doing CrossFit, and, most of all, spending time with her family and close friends. She is married to Dr. Nigel Gillespie, an anesthesiologist in fellowship at Mayo Clinic, and they look forward to establishing their home in the Jacksonville community where she anticipates being visited often by her parents and two younger sisters!
JAN ELY, APRN
Jan was born and raised in North Carolina. She graduated from the University of North Carolina with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1975, continuing on to earn her Masters of Science in Nursing, majoring in primary care as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. Jan has comprehensive experience in pediatric, adolescent, and adult care, specializing in women’s health. Skilled in academics, Jan has been an Instructor and Assistant Professor in several nursing and nurse practitioner programs, including the University of Florida. Jan is FNP certified and a member of the American Nurses Association.
Jan has been an integral part of Dr. Garcia’s practice since 1994, providing superior patient care and co-authoring the FamWell MD Medical Weight Loss Program. Jan’s proudest accomplishment is her daughter, Ashley, who received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Jacksonville University (2012), and is working at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville. In 2015, Jan was married to longtime friend, Steve Winsor.
CLAUDETTE MALLORY, APRN
Claudette is from Macclenny, Florida. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of North Florida, in 1997. Claudette worked closely with Dr. Garcia while a Labor & Delivery Nurse at Baptist Medical Center, before receiving her Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, from the University of Florida in 2000. Claudette performed her APRN externship with our office under Dr. Garcia and Jan Ely, APRN.
She is a warm and caring person and Dr. Garcia would have considered her an asset to his practice at that time, however, Claudette wanted to work closer to home and her young children. She worked in Macclenny, for 13 years in Family Practice, specializing in Women’s Health. Finally, in 2013, Claudette joined our practice where she is loved for her Southern Charm. Claudette is married to Marcus Mallory and they have 3 children, Kessler, Blakely, and Walker, which were all delivered by Dr. Garcia. In her free time, Claudette enjoys hunting, watching college football, water sports & reading.
SHERI F. RAY, APRN
Sheri is from Rockledge, FL. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1994. Sheri received her certification as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, in 1997. Sheri is NCC certified and a member of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health.
Sheri joined Dr. Garcia in 2009. Sheri has over 20 years of experience in labor and delivery, and women’s healthcare, specializing in female infertility, prenatal and postpartum care, and hormone replacement therapy.
Sheri is a gentle, compassionate provider who connects deeply with her patients. Sheri enjoys exercising, baseball, fishing, and spending quality time with her son, Cory, and husband, Rich.
MOLLY TURNER, ARNP
Molly is a Jacksonville native, graduating from Mandarin High School before earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing cum laude from Florida State University in 2008.
After receiving her Masters of Science in Nursing, and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner from Vanderbilt University in 2013, Molly returned to Jacksonville. Molly is an experienced Labor & Delivery nurse and is NCC board certified.
She is married to Brad Turner, who works in Emergency Care at St Vincent’s Health System. They have 2 small children, Evelyn and Jack. (Jack was delivered by Dr. Garcia in 2014). Molly is a caring practitioner, and is a wonderful addition to our team of talented APRNs.
MICHELLE BUOYE, APRN
Michelle graduated with Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Clemson University in 1992 and her Masters Family Practice Nursing from the University of South Carolina in 2003. Michelle grew up in South Florida and served 5 years active duty in the Air Force. Michelle worked in Women’s Healthcare for 15 years before completing cross-training into Aesthetics and Cosmetics working in both Plastics and Dermatology. Michelle joined our practice in 2018, and highly involved in Famwell MD.
Together with her husband, Rich, Michelle is the mother of 4 including a teacher, 2 college students and an Army Infantryman. She enjoys cycling and kayaking and is an avid Clemson Tiger football fan.
GAIL CULBERT, PN, DMS
Gail Culbert, PN, DMS is a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. She is a Georgia native where she received her nursing education, before advancing into the field of ultrasound. She received much of her training through University/UF Shands.
In 1989, a young Dr. Garcia hired Gail as an OBGYN sonographer at Riverside Clinic, and so continued with him when he began his own practice at Baptist Medical Center 2 years later. Always wanting to remain on the cutting edge of technology, we have invested in the newest and best equipment available, and continue to attend many training modules which have allowed us to specialize and expand our GYN and OB services to include Saline-Infused Sonohystograms and 4D technology. For high risk OB conditions, Gail works closely with Regional Obstetric Consultants(ROC), to jointly manage and monitor the progress of baby and mother.
Gail is married to Jim Culbert and they have 2 grown sons, who were both delivered by Dr. Garcia. Gail’s focus on a healthy lifestyle led to her 2nd professional passion of being a certified Jazzercise instructor.