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Our Providers

At Columbus Women’s Care, we seek to provide the highest level of care through our highly skilled health care professionals and state of the art technologies. We are devoted to addressing the individual needs and demands of patients in a warm and caring environment. With years of experience, the physicians of Columbus Women’s Care, demonstrate professionalism and expertise at every level. Offering a full range of obstetrics and gynecology services from your initial exam, to childbirth and through menopause and beyond, our goal is to offer patient centered medical care based on mutual trust and communication.

Our Providers

Dr. Cherie Richey
Cherie A. Richey, M.D. F.A.C.O.G
President of Columbus Women's Care, Inc.

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.

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.

Mica McCord, Certified Nurse Midwife

Mica McCord is a Columbus Native and graduate from the Mt. Carmel College of Nursing (Cum Laude) and the Ohio State University Masters of Nursing program. Ms. McCord has previously worked as a staff nurse at The Ohio State East hospital in the emergency room, and as a labor and delivery nurse at Mt. Carmel East hospital.

Patricia R.Baumann, CNM

Patti received her BSN from Mount Carmel College of Nursing (Summa Cum Laude) and her MSN in Midwifery from the University of Cincinnati.  During her time at the University of Cincinnati, she was the student liaison to the American College of Nurse-Midwives. She has over six years of experience as a labor and delivery nurse and has spent time as an ER nurse as well.

Patti holds specialty certification in electronic fetal monitoring and neonatal resuscitation.  Patti is excited to join Columbus Women’s Care and looks forward to providing exceptional, compassionate care to all women.

Carol A. Thomas

Carol Thomas is a Certified Nurse Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Carol was born and raised here in Columbus, Ohio where she attended and graduated from Whetstone High School. She then went on to graduate from The Ohio State University College of Nursing with her BSN in 2002. Carol has worked in ICU and L&D in her nursing career. Her love for L&D led her to graduate school in California, where she attended California State University, Fullerton.

She graduated in 2006 with dual degrees in Nurse Midwifery and Women’s Health Concentrations. Carol then moved to Champaign, Illinois where she took her first CNM position at Women’s Health Practice. Carol obtained a vast amount of experience there in the two years she was there, but then decided to move back home in 2010 where she took a full-time position as a CNM at Mount Carmel East Hospital. Carol is excited to be joining CWC to continue on her journey to provide quality healthcare to women within this community.

Augustus G. Parker III, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
President Emeritus and founder of Columbus Women’s Care, Inc.

*Dr. Parker is no longer in clinical practice*

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. Currently, he serves as a State Board Medical Director and Regional Director of Molina Healthcare. 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.