Meet the providers dedicated to your pelvic well-being.
Laurel Bartholomay, MD, FACOG
Dr. Bartholomay was born in Fargo, North Dakota, and graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1986. She attended medical school at the University of Colorado and did her internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver.
She moved with her family to Grand Junction in 1994 and she has enjoyed practicing obstetrics and gynecology until joining the Pelvic Health and Wellness Center in 2011, where she now concentrates on gynecology. She is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Dr. Bartholomay enjoys working in a multispecialty clinic to treat urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse as well as disorders of female pelvic organs including pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding and routine gynecological care. Special interests include minimally invasive surgery and hormone replacement therapy.
Mark Nishiya, MD, FACS
Dr. Nishiya was born in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry in 1985. He received his medical degree from the University of California at Davis in 1990 and went to University of Colorado for his surgical and urologic training. After finishing his residency in 1996, he completed a Urologic Oncology fellowship at the University of Colorado in 1997. After his fellowship, he came to Grand Junction and joined Urological Associates of Western Colorado. He is board certified in adult and pediatric urology and is a fellow of the American Collage of Surgeons.
Dr. Nishiya helped establish the Pelvic Health and Wellness Center in 2007 and now focuses on female urologic issues. Special interests include urinary incontinence, recurrent bladder infections, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic floor disorders, and painful bladder syndromes. He has extensive experience in female reconstructive surgery, including robotic surgery using the DaVinci robot.
Traci B. Qualls, ANP
Traci Qualls is an Adult Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist who began working in urology in 2003. Her career began in the deep south in general urology and hormone management. Traci has been in Grand Junction since 2007 working in urology with a focus on urinary incontinence and women’s urological health concerns.
Traci is certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She graduated from the Medical University Of South Carolina in Charleston with a Masters Degree in Nursing. Traci is a member of the Society of Urological Nurses and Associates and plans on certification through this organization in the near future.
She has presented updates on urological treatment options and urological pharmacology through numerous speaking engagements and peer training. Traci’s main interest is female pelvic health and education.
Hannah Gray, PT, DPT
Hannah graduated from Grove City College in 2011 with a BS in psychology. She went on to attain her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Western Carolina University in 2015. Hannah has a background in orthopedics, and moved to Grand Junction in 2016 to specialize in pelvic health and wellness. She is currently working toward her Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification through Herman & Wallace.
Kaci Knaysi, MPT
In 1992, Kaci graduated from Northern Arizona University with a BS in Biology and Physical Sciences. She went on to achieve a graduate degree in Physical Therapy from NAU in 1995. Since that time she has practiced physical therapy in a variety of settings, from acute care to outpatient, with a similarly diverse patient population. She joined the Pelvic Health and Wellness Center team in 2010 and brings with her experience as a physical therapist as well as more than ten years of yoga practice.
Sara Lobato, PT, DPT
In 2011, Sara graduated from Mesa State College with a BS in Biology. She went on to achieve a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Regis University in 2014. Sara enjoys participating in continuing education courses as well as current research. She joined the Pelvic Health & Wellness Center team in 2014 and is currently working toward her Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification.
Carol Meyer, RN
Carol Meyer, is an RN and Urodynamic Specialist. A 1984 Elgin Community College (Illinois) graduate with high honors in nursing, she continued her nursing education at the College Of St. Francis, Joliet, Illinois, in Health Arts.
Carol’s patient care focus was at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Illinois, and urology became her focus when a prominent Urologist procured her for a position in his practice. After several years under his guidance, and with continued education, she became interested in Urodynamics.
After seeing Urological Associates of Western Colorado’s desire for solving women’s pelvic health issues, she joined the team. Carol’s testing assists the health care providers in establishing their individualized plan of care for excellent patient outcomes.