Our providers work together as a team to provide comprehensive care to all patients at RSVP. You can be confident that your immediate concerns and needs will be addressed, even if your doctor or provider isn't available. Our team approach also allows for collaborative care, which simply means we communicate when needed about a patient's needs, diagnosis, and treatment plan to ensure a better quality of care.
Lauren Abrahamson CNM
Lauren A, also known as LA in the office, is a Certified Nurse- Midwife, RN, and Nurse Practitioner. With a background of 8 yrs in critical care nursing, Lauren's experiences of honoring the physiological processes during end-of-life led her to midwifery, where she supports the magical physiological processes of the beginning of life. She is a California Bay Area native, and lives with her husband, two sons, and two cats. She loves fitness, dancing and podcasts.
Professional Interests: positive birth experiences with shared-decision making, sexual health, holistic approaches to anxiety and depression, birth partner education, global health
Education: University of San Francisco
Samuel Merritt University
Anna Ameli WHNP
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
Anna is a board certified women's & adult health Nurse Practitioner. Originally from Arizona, she now lives in Walnut Creek with her husband and two daughters. Anna enjoys traveling and a good glass of wine.
Professional Interests: a holistic approach to healthcare, contraception care, and young adults.
Hope Rubin PA
Hope is a nationally certified Physician Assistant. She has worked in Women's health for over 30 years, with 20 years in the East Bay.
She lives in Walnut Creek with her parrot Samantha and feral cat Frasier. Her passions include hiking, traveling & scuba diving, and nature journaling with watercolor and pencil.
Professional Interests: Aging healthily, sexual health at any stage of life.
Education: Touro College NYC
University of Nebraska
Lauren Lockwood CNM
Certified Nurse-Midwife, Women's Health NP
Lauren is licensed as Certified Nurse Midwife, RN, and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner. She has worked in women's health since the age of 22, including as a labor & delivery Nurse. She teaches classes for pregnancy and post partum and teaches other healthcare providers about diastasis rectus and safe exercise in the perinatal period.
She lives in Oakland with her husband, 3 sons, & multiple pets. She loves the outdoors, gardening, & home improvement projects.
Professional Interests: Supporting physiological birth within the hospital, exercise in pregnancy, mental healthcare, vaginal health & transgender care.
Education: Samuel Merritt University University of California, SF
Dr. Joseph Rose
Dr. Rose is a board certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist.
He is a native of the Bay Area but has lived in the Caribbean, England, and NYC. He is a sports fan, especially Formula 1 Racing, enjoys the outdoors, and loves to cook food from across the world. Dr. Rose is married with two daughters and a son, all born at John Muir. He has two Staffordshire Bull Terriers named Bacon & Eggs. In 2019, he was awarded the "Doc that Rocks" award by L&D staff for his teamwork and collaboration.
Professional Interests: Minimal intervention in the birth process, hereditary breast and ovarian cancers, and minimally invasive & robotic gynecologic surgeries.
Education: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School- University of Michigan
Residency- University of Florida
Dr. Janine Senior
Dr. Senior is a board certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist. She has been practicing in Walnut Creek and John Muir Hospital since 1992. Dr. Senior has two young adult children. In her spare time, she likes to maintain her healthy lifestyle with running, diet, and good friends.
Professional Interests: Menopause, women's preventive health, and gynecological surgery.
Education: Vassar College BA
Medical- University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Residency- University of Florida
Dr. Madhavi Vemulapalli
Dr. V, as she is known, is a board certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist. She was raised in Michigan and knew early on she wanted to pursue a career in medicine. After becoming a doctor, she moved to the Bay Area with her husband. They have three daughters and a son, all of whom were delivered at John Muir Hospital. Her experience as a patient was wonderful and prompted her desire to work at John Muir to provide the same experience to others. In 2013, was awarded the "Doc that Rocks" award by L&D staff for her teamwork and collaboration.
Professional Interests: Infertility,
Education: Michigan State University
Medical- The American University of the Caribbean
Residency: Providence Hospital, Michigan