Dr. Carol A. Somersille
Dr. Somersille is a graduate of Harvard College, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Baylor College of Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology Internship and Residency. She is a Board Certified Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists who has had a personable private practice in the Peninsula and South Bay since 1996. Dr. Somersille is also proud to be a UCSF (University of California, San Francisco) affiliated physician.
Dr. Somersille comes from a long line of women dedicated to addressing woman’s issues–from her great-grandmother who was a rural midwife to her mother, an attorney, who advocated policy changes for women and children.
Linda Callegari, WHNP-BC is a board certified nurse practitioner with over 20 years of experience specializing in women’s health.
Linda brings empathy, an engaging communication style and personability when dealing with patients. She feels it’s important to get to know her patients in order to provide personalized care.
She enjoys caring for women of all ages and their full spectrum of needs including menstrual cycle management, birth control methods including IUD placement, comprehensive obstetric care and menopause counseling/ symptom management. Additionally, she focuses on wellness and prevention strategies to reduce the risk of all of the gynecologic cancers, breast cancer, colon cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis.
When not working, Linda enjoys spending time with her two daughters, traveling with friends, camping in Yosemite, SF Giants games, and walks with her golden retriever, Dug.
My name is Martha Puentes. I was born in Colombia and came to the United States in 1987. Since then, I trained at Bryman College to be a Medical Assistant, which I really love and enjoy doing now for over two decades. I’ve been married for 33 years to a wonderful husband and have two children. My oldest son graduated from University of California Davis and my youngest son is at University of California Santa Cruz. I joined Dr. Carol Somersille’s practice in 2005. It has been a great experience being a partner in women’s lives.
After receiving my Certified Medical Assistant degree (CMA) from Carrington College, I began working in the medical field. My work has great significance to me because I love helping people.
I received my bachelor’s degree in library science from Tehran University and started working at the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults. I later moved to the United States and settled in Northern California’s South Bay. I have a son who finished his bachelor’s degree in psychology and is planning to attend law school. He also coaches Basketball at the middle school and high school level. My husband and I enjoy dancing, hiking, traveling, and spending time with our friends and families.