About Us

Welcome to my new OB/GYN practice! I am so excited to continue to serve the women of Seguin and surrounding areas in this new space. Caring for women is truly the pleasure of my life and most definitely my calling! I am looking forward to this new adventure and am excited that you have decided to check out my page. I hope you will join me in the adventure.

Our Staff

Monica James

Practice Manager

Monica is a Texas native who grew up on a quarter horse ranch in Liberty Hill, Texas. After graduating from Liberty Hill High School, she attended Colorado State University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership with a minor in Human Resources. Monica has an extensive background in the Insurance and Finance industries, previously working in both auto and health insurance as well as holding Series 6 and 63 FINRA licenses. She found her true calling in healthcare and has worked in the Family Practice, Internal Medicine, and OB/Gyn Specialties. Monica is deeply passionate about women’s issues and working in OB/Gyn has been immensely rewarding. Her personal motto is “caring for patients as I would want my loved ones cared for.”

Monica enjoys gaming, is an avid baker, and a loving dog mom to Teddy and Doodles. She has a son, Brendan, who is the light of her life, and two incredible sisters who are her lifelong Besties. Now residing in New Braunfels, she loves spending time at Canyon Lake, the Comal and Guadalupe rivers, and her favorite barbeque joint is Burnt Bean Company in Seguin.

Iris Alfaro

Registered Nurse

Hello there! My name is Iris Alfaro, and I am a Registered Nurse. I have always had a passion for Women’s Health, one of the main reasons I became a nurse. I love educating patients and sharing all the information I have learned over the past 12 years. I currently live in New Braunfels with my husband and our 5 kids. We love the water and enjoy going to the beach, rivers, and lakes within our area.

Ashley Vela

Medical Assistant

Ashley grew up in Weslaco, Tx, the heart of the Rio Grande Valley. Growing up, Spanish was Ashley’s first language and only later did she become bilingual in English. She attended South Texas Vocational and Technical School for Medical Assisting and graduated from the program in 2009. For the next decade, Ashley devoted herself professionally to caring for the pediatric population in her hometown. Her passion for healthcare was recently reignited when she chose to move into the OB/Gyn specialty, which she describes as one of the best decisions she has made.

She is passionate about healthcare accessibility in the community and specifically finds purpose in providing care to women and babies. Ashley’s unique approach to patient care is, “offering compassionate care to every patient, so they feel comfortable sharing health concerns to support the best patient outcomes.”

Ashley has five children of her own, ranging from sixteen to eight years old, with her husband of 10 years, EJ. In her free time, Ashley enjoys spending time outdoors, watching anime, and reading with her children and husband. When not in scrubs, you can find her in crop tops and converse enjoying the sun.

William Brannen

William Brannen has been with Laurel Oak Women’s Health since the beginning. Serving different roles and capacities as the practice progresses. Currently making homemade creamer, telling dad jokes, filling in when other staff are out, and fixing stuff around the office. He enjoys trying new foods and recipes , traveling, and wearing bright floral shirts.

Mandi Medellin

Patient Care Coordinator

Mandi is from Laredo, Tx and currently resides in Cibolo. She has a strong connection to her Hispanic culture and is fluent in both English and Spanish. She studied Biomedical Engineering at Texas A &M University Kingsville and has been in healthcare administration for 5 years. Once she discovered her passion for working in OB/GYN, she now plans to continue her education to become a Registered Nurse. Mandi enjoys the outdoors, painting, gardening, and spending quality time with her family and fur baby Olivia. Mandi’s personal motto is “delivering the highest quality care each patient deserves.”

About Privia Health

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