Teal Michaelis, BS, RDMS is one of our ultrasonographers who has been with our practice since 2004. She graduated from Seattle University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. She performed her clinical internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, both teaching affiliates of Harvard Medical School. While in Boston, Teal studied under Harvard physicians and professors who introduced and developed many of the ultrasound techniques and protocols used today. Teal is trained in all aspects of ultrasound but focuses primarily on obstetrics and gynecology, high-risk obstetrics, and first trimester screening ultrasounds designed to detect early signs of chromosomal abnormalities. She also performs 3D and 4D ultrasounds in the La Quinta office, and has captured some amazing “fetal photos” for our expecting parents. Teal has also spent several years working in hospitals including Desert Regional Medical Center, El Centro Regional Medical Center and Scripps Memorial Hospital. When Teal is not working here in the valley, she spends her time at her home in San Diego with family and friends. Teal is also an avid golfer and former professional skier and snowboarder.
Megan Valdez, RDMS joined Advanced Women's Healthcare in 2020. She obtained her degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography from Mt. San Jacinto College and is registered in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Abdomen. Her passion for sonography began almost 10 years ago with the first ultrasound of her daughter Maya. Her appreciation grew when studying fetal medicine at Desert Regional Medical Center which led her to specialize in OB/GYN. Megan's compassion and dedication to her patients, as well as her extensive background in all aspects of ultrasound make her an outstanding asset to Advanced Women\u2019s Healthcare. She was born in Northern California, but has been a Coachella Valley resident for many years. When Megan is not at work she is spending her time with her husband and kids. She enjoys hiking and being outdoors, oil painting, cooking, and live music.
Kennia Escobar, RDMS joined our practice in 2021. She graduated from the University of Redlands in 2015 with a Bachelors in Biology and then graduated from Casa Loma College with a degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. She performed her internship at Northridge Hospital Medical Center where she performed a variety of ultrasound exams on hospital patients as well as assisted in various ultrasound guided procedures like biopsies, paracenteses, and thoracenteses. She found her passion for obstetrics and gynecology at a Maternal Fetal Medicine office in San Gabriel, CA where she performed thorough and detailed exams designed to identify physical abnormalities in all stages of pregnancy. She also assisted in procedures such as amniocenteses and chorionic villi sampling. Her love for the job and readiness to help her patients make a her a great addition to our practice. Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, she enjoys the deserts and mountains of the valley she now calls home. Outside of the office, she likes to hike, camp, read, and try new local restaurants around the valley.