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Sharon Johnson, CNM, MS

With 20 years of experience as a nurse midwife, Sharon recently returned home to Northeast Ohio from North Carolina where she’s found the people at UH Portage Medical Center to be warm and welcoming. She earned her Master of Science in Nurse Midwifery from Philadelphia University. She also earned a Master of Science, Health Service Management from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Sharon is now a practicing nurse midwife with UH Northeast Ohio OB/GYN. “I’m looking forward to developing a holistic birthing suite and adding nitrous oxide to the day available pain management tools,” said Johnson. “The holistic birthing suite will provide a home-like birthing atmosphere for families desiring natural childbirth, giving women options and supporting them in labor and birth is my passion.”

A resident of Lakewood, Sharon enjoys gardening, dancing to live music, working on her home, repurposing salvage items, and having a close circle of friends.

Sharon Johnson is now accepting new patients. Schedule at 330-296-4165.

Gabrielle T. Landon, CNM, BSN

A graduate of both Kent State University and University of Cincinnati, Gabrielle (Gabby) Landon worked in a level II labor and delivery unit prior to becoming a midwife. Gabby is currently with UH Northeast Ohio OB/GYN. “I love empowering women throughout labor and delivery, but also throughout their lives.” She became a midwife because she feels it is important for women to make educated decisions about their healthcare. “I also enjoy the more holistic birth options that are available to women – knowledge truly is power.” When asked what brought her to UH Portage Medical Center, Gabby replied, “University Hospitals has a phenomenal midwifery program, and I love the personal relationships of a community hospital.” Gabby is married and has two children, ages 7 and 1.5 years.

Gabrielle Landon is now accepting new patients. Schedule at 330-296-4165.

Ante Tony Pletikosic, DO, Family Medicine

Dr. Ante Tony Pletikosic, is a proud first generation American whose parents are from Croatia. He earned his degree from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, as well as a degree in chemistry and minor in psychology and mathematics with magna cum laude honors from Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Pletikosic is currently a family medicine physician with UH Aurora Family Medicine. “I chose Portage County due to the great area and great opportunities, as well as to work with my partner Dr. Larry Witmer, who was my associate program director during my residency.”  Dr. Pletikosic and his wife are strong members within the Croatian community in Northeast Ohio. “Cleveland is a cultural melting pot, along with its surroundings and I enjoy the atmosphere here since I was born and raised a sports fan of the area.”

Dr. Tony Pletikosic is now accepting new patients. Schedule at 330-954-7210.