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Meet Our Physicians

Dr. Walter Dodard, D.O.


Dr. Walter Dodard is a board certified OB/GYN providing care to the North Country for over seven years.

He completed his medical degree at New York college of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY in 1998.  In 2003, he completed his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency training at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, New York.  Dr. Dodard also completed a Galloway fellowship in Gyn Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY in 2002.  He completed intense training in infertility and  high risk pregnancies.

Dr. Dodard provides a full range of OB care and advanced non-invasive laparoscopic Gyn surgeries, as well as pelvic floor reconstruction and evaluation and treatment of urinary incontinence.

Board certified as a Diplomat of the American Board of Osteopathic Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Dodard practices not only in the office, but is also affiliated with Samaritan Medical Center of Watertown & Carthage Area Hospital, Carthage, New York.


Christa Rick, CNM, WHNP


Christa Rick, CNM, WHNP

Fields of interest: Providing a full range of obstetrical and gynecological services from adolescence and beyond menopause. This includes: preventative healthcare, family planning, contraception management (also includes Nexplanon insertions and removals, intrauterine devices, and natural family planning), antepartum care, intrapartum care, postpartum care, menopausal symptom management, vaginal infections, urinary tract infections, pelvic pain, breast complaints, abnormal bleeding, testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. Reproductive education provided for fertility, obesity, pregnancy health, and breastfeeding.


Joining Dr. Walter Dodard at Comprehensive Women’s Health Services.

Hospital privileges at Samaritan Medical Center.

Master of Science Degrees from Frontier Nursing University in Kentucky (first nurse midwifery program started in the United States).

Board certified with the American Midwifery Certification Board.

In the process of graduating with a DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice).

A native of Carthage, New York.

(315) 788-2003


Family Planning

Preconception Care

Adolescent Health

Well-Woman Exams

High Risk Pregnancy

Premenstrual Syndrome

Pregnancy & Childbirth

Diagnostics & Treatment


Fibroid Tumors

Infertility Testing

Vaginal Infections

Chronic Pelvic Pain

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Abnormal Pap Smears

Menstruation Problems

Urinary Incontinence

Bladder Health

Peri & Post Menopausal Symptoms


Surgical Infertility

Gynecologic Surgery

Advanced Laparoscopy

Pelvic Floor Reconstruction

Stress Urinary Incontinence

Office Administrator
Rebecca Matias