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Augustus G. Parker III, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Augustus G. Parker III, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

President and founder of Columbus Women’s Care, Inc.

A board certified, practicing physician in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology who has devoted much of his time to serving the Columbus community.  Dr. Parker is a native of Columbus, Ohio who has practiced there since 1985. Recent 2013 awards include:  Living Legend Award Whitehall Education Foundation, Columbus Black Leaders & Legends Award Recipient, Who’s Who in Black Columbus (past ten years). Past honors and accomplishments include: former chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Grant Medical Center and OSU East, former president of local chapter of the National Medical Association, Teacher of the Year Award from Grant Medical Center and recipient of the Special Ties Award (for work with disadvantaged children), Physician of the Year (2008 Mt. Carmel Health Systems), March of Dimes Community Health Leadership Award, former medical director of the Heart of Ohio Whitehall Family Health Center, former director of Mt. Carmel East Obstetric and Gynecologic Clinical Services, and past Mt. Carmel House Officer Director.

Dr. Parker is an inventor, holding patents on medical devices and tools used in practice today. He is a pioneer in innovative Obstetrical, surgical techniques such as, Endometrial Ablation and daVinci Robotic Laparoscopic hysterectomy. Dr. Parker pioneered the Mobile Health Units that are currently serving the Columbus City Schools.

Dr. Parker has served on numerous boards such as the YMCA, the Medical Advisory Committee for the Eastside Surgical Center, the Ohio Sickle Cell board of trustees, The Ohio State University Resident Selection Committee, The Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative, Better Birth Outcomes, and the Blue Chip Foundation.  In 2007, Mayor Michael Coleman appointed him to the Columbus Board of Health and he was elected president in January, 2009. Recently, Dr. Parker was named, Director of Robotic Surgery for Mt. Carmel Health Systems here in Central Ohio.  He is a member of Lambda Boule, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity and a member of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church.  He lectures on numerous topics related to healthcare.  In his spare time, he enjoys golf, tennis and photography.  He recently made his film debut in a comedy movie playing a “doctor.”

Dr. Parker earned his B.A. degree in Biology from Kent State University in 1977. He then attended the University of Cincinnati and received his medical degree in 1981. He performed his Residency at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio and Oncology rotations at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

Currently, he also serves in an administrative position with Mt. Carmel Health Systems and is a member of the Mt. Carmel Foundation Board and Health Partners Clinical Integration.  He is married to Cheryl Gibbs Parker, and they have three children, Dr. Augustus Parker IV, Dr. Jason Parker and Krista Parker, who is currently a fourth year medical student at The Ohio State University.


Cherie A. Richey, M.D. F.A.C.O.G

Cherie A. Richey, M.D. F.A.C.O.G

Dr. Richey graduated with High Honors from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. Her major was cellular biology. During her undergraduate career Dr Richey was a recipient of a grant from the Howard Hughes Research Foundation to pursue her interest in cellular biology in the laboratory of Dr Karen Grief. During medical school Dr Richey received another Howard Hughes Research Fellowship in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry at The University of Pittsburgh with a focus on the Human Papilloma Virus. Her medical degree was granted from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where she received a full academic scholarship for all four years.

Dr Richey completed her residency at The Ohio State University Medical Center in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology winning awards for student teaching. Currently, she is on staff at Mt Carmel East Hospital, and Grant Medical Center. She serves as a clinical instructor for OB/GYN residents from The Ohio State University and serves on the Admissions Committee for the Ohio State School of Medicine. Dr Richey is also a clinical instructor for both the Mt Carmel nurse practitioner program and The Ohio University nurse practitioner program. She is a board certified OB/GYN and active member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.


Francisco Sosa, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Francisco Sosa, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Dr. Sosa has been practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology for over 20 years. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico where he did his undergraduate education earning a Bachelor of Science Degree from The University of Puerto Rico. Subsequently he did his medical education and residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine, graduating in 1993.

After finishing residency, Dr. Sosa moved to St. Lucie County Florida where he established his practice for 17 years. While in Florida he was involved with the Florida State University College of Medicine working as an Associate Professor with the responsibility of teaching his craft to new and upcoming physicians. He also served as Chairman of the OB/GYN and pediatrics department at St. Lucie Medical Center.

In 2008 Dr. Sosa decided to move to Columbus to be closer to family. He joined Columbus Women's Care and has continued to serve with the same passion and dedication with which he has practiced his whole life.

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