Mark Lafferty, M.D. | Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Board Certified
Dr. Lafferty hails from Prestonsburg, a small town in eastern Kentucky. He moved on to Lexington, Ky where he graduated from Transylvania University one of the nation's leading, private education institutions. From there he graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine with his MD degree.
He has a broad background in medicine. He did his Internship in General Surgery, and one additional year of residency training at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He eventually moved into Emergency Medicine and developed urgent care centers. After gaining a wide range of experience he ultimately he returned to training in Obstetrics and Gynecology his heartfelt choice from his first rotation in medical school.
He completed his residency training at one of the country's top residency programs - the University of Louisville, under the directorship of Stan Gall, MD, then chairman of the ACOG scientific committee. There he was mentored by several nationally recognized experts in various fields of Ob/Gyn. While there Dr. Lafferty authored two original papers on Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring and received the Louisville Ob/Gyn Society's highest award for a scientific work. Before finishing he garnered two additional awards for his research, one from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) District IV and another from the Louisville Ob/Gyn Society.
Dr. Lafferty and his wife Martha celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this year and he has two children - now young adults. Besides the family his outside interests include sports and photography. He played the number 1 position in tennis for Transylvania University. But these days his favorite outdoor sport is golf. By the way some of his favorite photos can be seen in the practice's yearly calendar.
Lindsey Kyte, CNM/WHNP | Nurse Midwife, Board Certified
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
Lindsey Kyte is a board Certified Nurse Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She is a native of Macon, GA where she graduated with Honors from Tattnall Square Academy and studied Nursing at the former Macon State College. Lindsey then gained her Master’s of Science in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University based out of eastern Kentucky. She has a passion for supporting women throughout labor and birth. Lindsey also has a drive for bringing awareness about perinatal mood disorders and the effect women’s mental health has on overall health.
Lindsey is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives and is certified through Waterbirth International in assisting women desiring a water birth. If you desire a Waterbirth please inquire about the current policies affecting those births.
Married with two young sons, Lindsey enjoys outdoor adventures with her family. She also enjoys music and making jewelry. She ultimately desires to empower, inform, and support women wherever that may be in their life cycle, through puberty, childbearing, and menopause.
Mary Beth Koho, CNM/WHNP | Nurse Midwife, Board Certified
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
Mary Beth Koho is a board Certified Nurse Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She grew up in south Florida but over the last 25 years has lived a vast range of communities from Manhattan New York to Nome Alaska. She earned her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia and her Master's of Science in Nursing at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Her clinical interests include adolescent GYN, high risk pregnancies and assisting every woman to have their desired birth experience.
Mary Beth lives in Monticello, GA with her family. When not chasing around her two young children she enjoys gardening, painting and baking.
Carlene Allen, CNM | Nurse Midwife, Board Certified
Carlene is Board Certified in Midwifery, receiving her masters from Emory University. Well known for her midwifery care to the families of middle Georgia, she has been assisting birth for more than 30 years, both in the hospital and in the home. She works part-time with Dr. Lafferty's practice. She works closely with families, supporting their choices and preparing them for a unique experience. She is especially passionate about natural birth and is eager to provide the education needed to prepare for a unique childbirth experience.
Carlene is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives and Georgia Friends of Midwives. Midwives offer expert, individualized care with continuous support during labor, delivery, and postpartum.
Carlene is married with three grown children. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and being outdoors. She looks forward to helping you create your special birth.