Dr. Lorena Benavides (Lo) grew up in the South Texas town of Laredo with her brother and two sisters. She comes from a medical family, as her father and brother are both practicing obstetrician/gynecologists. After graduating as the valedictorian from United High School in Laredo, Lo left Texas to attend Princeton University. She went on to medical school at Columbia University in New York and her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Lo then completed an advanced pelvic surgery fellowship at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas. She began her practice in Raleigh in 2006 at the completion of her medical training.
Her special interests include minimally invasive surgery, surgery for incontinence, gynecology for women of all ages, and approaches to healthy living. She is fluent in Spanish and welcomes patients who may be looking for a bilingual physician.
Dr. Benavides and her husband Dr. Robert Marshall (an anesthesiologist in Raleigh) are the proud parents of two girls, Emma Rose and Charlotte. Dr. Benavides enjoys running and participates regularly in area road races. She and Robert love taking the girls on trips to the NC coast, New York City, and back home to Laredo to visit her family.
Dr. Kaminski grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan for undergraduate and Medical
School. She came to North Carolina for her residency in OBGyn at UNC and joined our practice after graduating in 2008. She is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecology.
Her special interests are general gynecology, minimally invasive surgery, contraceptive counseling and general health and wellness. She particularly enjoys the continuity of seeing her patients year after year, often taking care of their family members and friends.
Dr. Kaminski lives in Raleigh with her husband, Tom, and their two children Jack and Kate. As a family they love exercising, playing and watching sports, especially college football, basketball and baseball.
Janice Alexander-Taylor, a Certified Nurse Midwife, grew up in Michigan and received her Nursing degree from the University of Michigan. She relocated to North Carolina and later graduated from Emory University’s Nurse Midwifery Program, with a Masters in Nursing in 1983. She is also certified as a Reproductive Endocrinology Nurse Specialist.
Janice is married to Wesley Taylor, a CPA at the North Carolina General Assembly and has one son, John, who lives in Raleigh. Her professional interests include infertility, adolescent gynecology and menopause. She enjoys her family, gardening and her two dogs, Sadie and Mischa.
Ginny was a military daughter, growing up on Air Force bases from Hawaii to New Hampshire. Eventually, she settled down in North Carolina with her parents and sister where she received her BSN from UNC Chapel Hill. While practicing as a labor and delivery nurse, she went on to receive her MSN in Women’s Health from The University of Cincinnati. She along with her husband Allen and two sons Harrison and Carter, moved to New York City where she practiced at an OB/GYN office in Midtown. Though she loved living in New York City, it was time to move home.
Her Special interests include contraceptive Maintenance, STI prevention and infertility.
Ginny enjoys spending time with family, especially watching her boys play sports. She also enjoys traveling internationally and to South Carolina Beaches.