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Our Team


Monterey Women's Health Medical Group is a full service Obsetrician & Gynecological center. Providing our patients with a welcoming and caring environment, we are dedicated to providing our patients with top quality care. We only select the best of the best staff members to be on our team. 

Dr. Tricia Markusen, M.D. 

Dr. Tricia Markusen is passionate about bringing the best healthcare to her patients. Nearing 20 years of practice in Monterey County, Dr. Markusen has developed a long lasting and respectable reputation. Obtaining her B.A. in Biological Sciences at Wellesley College and spending one year at St. John's College in England, she went on to complete her education with a M.D. from UCLA in 1996. After, she completed and graduated from OB/GYN residency program as Chief Resident at UCLA Hospital in 2000. 

As an American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) certified doctor, board member, and fellow in the American College of Obstetrics Gynecology (ACOG), Dr. Markusen has continued to provide exceptional services and help many patients throughout Monterey County.

When Dr. Markusen is not providing the needs of her patients, she cares for her three children who currently attend school in the area and college away. She often takes part in water polo events, in which her sons play at UC Irvine.


Dr. Donelle Laughlin, M.D. 


Dr. Donelle Laughlin has been in practice in Monterey County since 2003. Receiving her B.S. in Animal Science at UC Davis, she went on to earn her M.S. in Physiology at the The Chicago Medical School, and completed her education with a M.D. from UCLA in 1996. After, she stayed on a UCLA OB/GYN residency training and was selected by her peers as Chief Resident at the medical center in 2000.

Since, then Dr. Donelle Laughlin has spent more than 10 years on the Quality Assessment Committee at the Community Hospital of Monterey County (CHOMP) which focuses on patient safety and quality of care. She also resided as chair and is currently vice chair of the Department of OB/GYN at CHOMP Hospital.

As an American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) certified doctor, board member, and fellow in the American College of Obstetrics Gynecology (ACOG), Dr. Laughlin consistently applies her high level expertise and exceptional care on a daily basis. 

Alongside being a top doctor in Monterey County, Dr. Laughlin has three children and lives on a farm. She is passionate about horses and enjoys gardening and visiting her children at their workplace. 

Susan Rhoads, PA-C 

Susan Rhoads, PA-C joins us after practicing medicine in Monterey County for over 11 years. Her previous experience is broad, and includes Women’s Health, Primary Care, Pediatrics, and Allergy/Immunology.

Susan is a native Californian and received her undergraduate degree from Humboldt State University in 1999. She subsequently went on to work in Clinical Research at Seattle’s University of Washington Medical Center. In 2007 she returned to higher education in California, receiving a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA. She is a member of the Association of Physician Assistants in Obstetrics & Gynecology (APAOG), and the California Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA).

Susan is thrilled to be focusing on Women’s Health locally, and brings with her a true passion for patient education and partnership. Outside the clinic, Susan and her husband raise two children and are active in the Monterey community. She enjoys long walks with the dog, swimming, and gardening.


Our Team

Similar to our physicians, our medical assistants and receptionists are here to provide you with top customer care and service. 

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