About Elite Women’s Health

Our physicians, Dr. Stadulis, Dr. Patel, Dr. Te Paske, Dr. Butz alongside Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife team Courtney Miller, Lauren Gemmell, Julie Flanagan, and Leah Choate deliver comprehensive gynecological, obstetrical, midwifery, and surgical care for women in the Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Stafford communities.

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Meet The Providers Of Elite Women’s Health

Your Elite Women’s Health clinical ob/gyn team includes four physicians, Dr. Stadulis, Dr. Patel, Dr. Te Paske, and Dr. Butz. Our nurse practitioners are Courtney Miller, Lauren Backy, and Julie Flanagan. Lauren, Julie, and Leah Choate are Certified Nurse Midwives, offering patients a wide array of midwifery care, low intervention birth, and delivery.

The Elite team delivers comprehensive women’s health services: obstetrical, gynecological, and surgical care.

Dr Leedylyn Stadulis OBGYN
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Leedylyn Stadulis, M.D., FACOG


Dr. Leedylyn Stadulis was born in the Philippines and grew up in New Jersey. She received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from Rutgers University and worked as a neonatal intensive care nurse for one year prior to starting medical school. Dr. Stadulis earned her medical degree in 1994 from The Medical College of Georgia. She completed her residency training in OB/GYN at The University of North Carolina affiliate, New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC.

Dr. Stadulis has been board certified in OB/GYN since 2001 and continues her yearly certification. Her specialty interests include minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopic hysterectomy, endometrial ablations, high risk OB and general infertility.

Dr. Stadulis enjoys going to the beach and lake with her family.

Dr Zeenat Patel OBGYN Fredericksburg
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Zeenat Patel, M.D., FACOG


Dr. Zeenat Patel is a Board Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist who has been serving the Fredericksburg area since 2005. After attending The George Washington University for her undergraduate degree, she graduated from the University of Sint Eustatius Medical School. She completed her Ob/Gyn residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan and then moved back to the East Coast to start working in private practice. She is also a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Patel is extensively trained in minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic hysterectomy, and in office procedures. She is the only female surgeon in the Fredericksburg area using the DaVinci robot for hysterectomy surgeries. She performs endometrial ablations. In her office practice she takes a special interest in routine and high risk pregnancies, adolescent and teen female health, general gynecology including abnormal bleeding, contraception, well women check ups, and abnormal pap smears.

She is happily married and lives in the Fredericksburg area with her husband, son, and daughter.

Dr. Jonas Te Paske OBGYN

Jonas Te Paske, M.D.


Jonas Te Paske was born in St. Paul, MN and grew up in New Jersey. He obtained an undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Connecticut. He went on to complete his Ob/Gyn residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA.

Dr. Te Paske has been trained in minimally invasive gynecologic procedures, including robotic, laparoscopic and vaginal hysterectomy, hysteroscopy and endometrial ablation. He also enjoys routine and high-risk pregnancy care and supporting collaborative decision-making with his patients.

Dr. Te Paske loves to bike and play the guitar, piano and racquetball. He and his wife, a horticulturalist, live in Fredericksburg and enjoy movies.

Dr Anh Butz OBGYN

Anh Butz, M.D.


Dr. Anh Butz is delighted to be a part of Elite Women’s Health where she can continue a lifelong passion of advocating for women and their needs. She began her career at Yale University with a double major in Behavioral Neuroscience and Organic Chemistry. From there, she went on to earn a master’s in Bioengineering as well as her medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her Ob/Gyn residency at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, VA. After discovering its historical charm and all it has to offer, she is thrilled to finally call Fredericksburg home.

Dr. Butz thoroughly enjoys taking care of women through all stages of life, and she has special interests in reproductive endocrinology as well as high-risk obstetrics. During residency, she was recognized by the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine for her contribution to high-risk care. She has presented research at national conferences in her specialty and subspecialty fields.

Our Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives

Courtney Miller OBGYN Nurse Practitioner

Courtney Miller WHNP, BC

Board Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

Courtney A. Miller is a board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner since 2007. Courtney grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska attending the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2002. She worked as a labor/delivery, nursery, mother/baby RN for several years in Nebraska. Her love of women’s health care led her back to UNMC to obtain a Master degree in Nursing. While at UNMC, She was honored as “Who’s Who” among students in American Universities and Colleges. She graduated and completed board certification in Women’s Health in May, 2007.

Since completing her Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner certification, Courtney has practiced at both OB/GYN practices and as the lead Nurse Practitioner at a Breast Health Clinic in Chicago, IL from 2009-2014. She received specialized training in benign and malignant diseases of the breast. This specialized training has given her the knowledge and the passion to become an advocate for women in the prevention of Breast Cancer. She specializes in identifying patients who are at “high risk” for Breast Cancer & developing patient care plans based off that patient’s personal health history. High risk patients are offered on- site counseling, BRCA testing, and other specialty referrals.

Courtney joined Elite Women’s Health in May, 2014. She lives in Spotsylvania with her husband and three children. She enjoys the outdoor activities that Virginia has to offer such as trail running and road races.

Lauren Backy Certified Nurse Midwife

Lauren Backy, CNM, WHNP, BC

Board Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and Midwife

Lauren Backy is a Virginia native and a board certified Women’s Health Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife. She completed her undergraduate education at James Madison University and graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Lauren completed her graduate work at Georgetown University in 2014 with a Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on Women’s Health and Midwifery. She has been board certified in Women’s Health and Midwifery since February 2015.

Lauren’s training has prepared her to support women’s healthcare needs throughout the lifespan. She has special interests in adolescent health and pregnancy, heart health, breastfeeding, and low intervention labor and delivery. She lives in Ruther Glen, Virginia with her husband and enjoys hiking, kayaking, biking, and traveling to state parks.

OBGYN Fredericksburg Nurse Practitioner Midwife Julie Flanagan

Julie Flanagan, CNM, WHNP, BC

Board Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and Midwife

Julie Flanagan was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas and grew up in Crofton, Maryland. She achieved a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Columbus State University in 2009 and subsequently served as an officer in the United States Army for 9 years, predominantly as a labor and delivery nurse. Her passion for women’s health and maternity care inspired her to complete a Master’s of Science in Nursing with a focus on Women’s Health and Midwifery at Georgetown University. She graduated with honors and was board certified in Women’s Health and Midwifery in May 2019.

Julie’s experience has equipped her to serve women in life, pregnancy, and birth. She is passionate about pregnancy, breastfeeding and low intervention labor and delivery. She is also dedicated to family-centered care and ensuring women have a positive birthing experience. Julie lives in Stafford, Virginia with her husband and two children. She enjoys paddle boarding, reading and family game nights.

Leah Choate

Leah Choate, MSN, RNC-OB, CNM

Certified Nurse-Midwife

Leah Choate was born and raised in North Dakota. She earned a Diploma in Nursing from Bon Secours Memorial School of Nursing located in Richmond, Virginia in 2002, then quickly completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Virginia in 2004. Leah went on to complete her Master of Science in Nursing from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia in 2020.

With almost two decades of experience as a labor and delivery nurse, Leah provides patients with individualized education and counseling to understand each patient’s expectations. She is dedicated to supporting her patients though their pregnancy journey, helping them achieve the birthing experience they envision that also best aligns with their healthcare needs. In addition to obstetric care, Leah provides an array of healthcare services including annual gynecological exams, contraception management, family planning, postpartum support and breastfeeding support.

Leah lives in Mineral, Virginia with her husband and their four children. In her spare time, she can be seen on the sidelines of the lacrosse, football, wrestling and cheerleading, cheering on her children, spending time in her craft room, or playing with her golden retrievers.

About Elite Women’s Health

Elite Women’s Health ranked Best Fredericksburg OB/GYN! This wonderful recognition reflects our mission to deliver the highest quality clinical and surgical care in the most comfortable and stress-free environment possible.

Award-Winning Women’s Health Care

Serving Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania and surrounding communities

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Welcome To Elite Women’s Health!

I have been to several women’s health offices in Fredericksburg, and this was by far the best experience. I saw Courtney Miller for my appointment and she was absolutely wonderful- she listened to any concerns I had and was extremely professional all while giving the utmost care. 10/10 recommend!

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