Dr. Lorena (Lo) Benavides 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, Dr. Benavides 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. Dr. Benavides 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 general gynecologic care for women of all ages, birth control counseling, menopause, sexual health and approaches to healthy living. She has a particular interest in women who suffer with pain with intercourse and with reduced libido. 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 cooking for friends and family. She has taken a break from her running hobby and is currently enjoying cycling, yoga and barre classes. She and Robert love taking the girls on trips to the NC coast and back home to Laredo to visit her family.
Suzanne Kaminski, MD
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, 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.
Virginia Jenkins, NP
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 to South Carolina beaches.
Sujan Joshi is a Raleigh native, born and raised in the Triangle. She is a nursing graduate from Wake Technical Community College and started her career in women’s health shortly after. Since 2013 she has practiced as a Labor and Delivery Nurse at Duke Regional Hospital where she researched Baby Friendly Hospital Initiatives as part of her graduate studies. Sujan completed her Masters in Nursing at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill as a Family Nurse Practitioner with a special concentration in Women’s Health.
Sujan is most passionate about forming long term relationships with women and is committed to empowering them to make well-informed healthcare decisions. Her special interests include adolescent gynecology and contraceptive care.
Sujan enjoys hiking, traveling the world, painting and playing board games with her family and friends. She lives in Raleigh with her husband, Hersh and their dog Chewie.