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July 28, 2023

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Say hello to Daniela Arbelaez, M.D., one of our OB/GYN specialists at CHC Women’s Health. With her warm heart and dedication to women’s health, she’s here to be a caring partner in your healthcare journey.

Originally from Colombia and raised in sunny Florida, Dr. Arbelaez’s love for medicine began during her time at the University of Florida. Inspired by her passion for research, she always knew she wanted to help people through medicine.

She earned her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and completed her OB/GYN residency at St. Peter’s University Hospital/Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson in New Jersey. During her training, she was awarded the academic chief resident position, staying updated with the latest medical guidelines to provide the best care for her patients.

She is passionate about women’s health and believes in empowering her patients with knowledge. Dr. Arbelaez guides her patients toward making thoughtful decisions about their health and supports them every step of the way.

Outside of work, Dr. Arbelaez enjoys spending time with her family including their little boy and a big, lovable Great Pyrenees dog. Camping and hiking are their favorite activities to do together, creating wonderful memories outdoors.

Traveling is Dr. Arbelaez’s hobby, and she loves learning about different cultures and trying new foods. Lately, she’s been working on her green thumb, growing vegetables in her backyard garden.

While Dr. Arbelaez is a skilled doctor, she is also a caring, compassionate and understanding person – dedicated to optimal health for women. We’re thrilled to have her on our medical team and can’t wait for you to experience her exceptional care. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Arbelaez today and take the first step towards a healthier and happier you!

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May 8, 2020

Gregory L. Jerkins, M.D., received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Medical College of Georgia, and graduated medical residency from Stanford Medical Center, Stanford, CA. Dr. Jerkins is board certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Jerkins has practiced on the Central Coast for more than 3 years.

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November 6, 2023

With over 20 years of dedicated service, Dr. Lapesarde is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has made significant contributions to women's healthcare at Cedar Sinai's prestigious Good Samaritan Hospital. 

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September 22, 2022
Samantha G. Lee, MD

Samantha G. Lee, M.D. is an OB/Gyn serving women’s health needs on the Central Coast. She received her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut. Her Obstetrics and Gynecology internship and residency were completed at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Lee was inspired to get into healthcare as she was raised by a doctor and a nurse. Through their daily work, she saw the impact caring for others can have. She loves caring for women and people at all stages of life, as well as addressing all aspects of health.

She says her goal is to provide patients with the information and power to make decisions about their healthcare that best suit them with a focus on holistic care and disease prevention. Dr. Lee says, “Every day we strive towards the goal of healthy and happy moms and babies. We strive for women at every age to optimize their health, to continue living a full life.”

Dr. Lee says to her patients, “No question is off limits – ask away! We try to address everything at every visit but if we run out of time, we will surely check in again soon!”

When not at work she loves to spend time with her rescue dog, hike, and spend time at the beach.

Dr. Lee also speaks some Spanish.

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