About the Practice

We specialize in treating women with urinary incontinence and pelvic prolapse; conditions that are very common in women of all ages, but they are NOT normal and no woman should have to live with the discomfort and embarrassment of these conditions. There are many treatment options.

We also offer complete gynecology care, including well women exams for all ages and the evaluation and treatment of gynecologic conditions such as abnormal Pap tests and bleeding problems.


Practitioners and Staff

Dr. Susan Capelle and our team of Nurse Practitioners have been working together to care for women since 2004.

Dr. Susan Capelle - Female Gynecologist and Urogynecologist

Dr. Susan Capelle, FACOG, FPMRS

Dr. Susan C. Capelle is originally from Maryland and moved to West Virginia in 1980 when her family moved to Western Maryland. She graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine in 1991. During medical school she received the first E.B. Flink Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She then completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Magee Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh in 1995. After 2 years in private practice she returned to Magee Womens Hospital to complete a Fellowship in Urogynecology, also known as Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.

In 2000 she moved back to WV to be closer to her family, and started a private practice specializing in Gynecology and Urogynecology. She practices primarily at Monongalia General Hospital where she is also a board member of the Monongalia Health System. She is also a Clinical Instructor with the WVU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology- where she teaches residents and medical students when performing surgery at Ruby Memorial Hospital

She became interested in Urogynecology when she realized how common and inadequately treated urinary incontinence and pelvic support/prolapse disorders are in women of all ages. Her focus is in the surgical and non-surgical care of women with these conditions. She prefers the most minimally invasive approach if surgery is required.

Dr. Capelle is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow in the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FACOG). She became board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology) when that board certification exam became available (2013) She has been the only fellowship trained Urogynecologist in the state of WV since 2000.

Education:

  • University of Maryland, B.S. Horticulture. (1980)
  • Oregon State University, M.S. Horticulture. (1983)
  • WVU School of Medicine, M.D. (1991)
  • University of Pittsburgh, Magee Womens Hospital
  • OB-Gyn Residency. (1995)
  • University of Pittsburgh, Magee Womens Hospital
  • Urogynecology/FPMRS Fellowship. (2000)

Board Certification

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1997)
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (2014)

Membership

  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG)
  • American Urogynecology Society (AUGS)
  • International Urogynecology Associaton (IUGA)
  • American Society of Cervical Colposcopists and Pathologists (ASCCP)
  • American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine (AIUM) MedInformatics Client Advisory Board
  • Pelvic Floor Disease Network (PFDN)

Nurse Practitioners

Dr. Capelle and the Nurse Practitioners work closely together to care for our patients. Our electronic medical records system allows us to communicate easily with each other about patient care issues and we talk to each other to share our thoughts about new ideas, treatment plans, and how best to care for you.

Holly Shapiro, APRN,FNP-BC

Holly Shapiro earned her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in nursing from West Virginia University and also holds a Master of Science degree in Athletic Training. While pursuing her nurse practitioner degree, she worked as a labor and delivery nurse.

Prior to nursing, she was employed as a clinical athletic trainer in an outpatient physical therapy facility and was also a certified personal trainer. This experience is valuable to her when counseling patients who have a desire to lose weight or want to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Holly performs colposcopy, urodynamic testing, biopsy procedures, IUD insertions, and Nexplanon insertions to meet the variety of women's needs. Holly has been with Dr. Capelle since May of 2011.

Holly is ASSCP certified in colposcopy.

Kristen Carpenter, APRN, WHNP-BC

Kristen Carpenter earned her Master’s Degree in Women’s Health Nursing in May of 2014 from West Virginia University and is certified as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She provides a variety of services to the clients of our practice including annual exams, problem visits, complex cystometrics (urodynamic/bladder testing), biopsy procedures, and IUD/Nexplanon procedures. She is currently in training to learn colposcopy for the evaluation of abnormal Pap smears. She also devotes time to updating our electronic medical records system to make our workflow more efficient.

Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, Kristen worked for 6 years as a registered charge nurse on a medical surgical unit at West Virginia University Hospitals. She decided to pursue a career in women’s health due to her love for patient education and preventative care services.

Kristen currently resides in Morgantown, WV and is very excited to be a part of our practice and provide exceptional service to the women of West Virginia and surrounding areas.

Chelsea Collins, APRN, FNP-C

A native of Morgantown, Chelsea received a Bachelor’s degree from Marshall University in Exercise Science in 2006 and a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Waynesburg University in 2009. She spent several years working locally as an RN in the Emergency Department where she took a strong interest in the care of women through all stages of life. In 2015, she graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan with a Master’s Degree in Nursing. She is an AANP board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

Chelsea is accepting patients for annual exams and contraceptive management as well as evaluation of menstrual problems, vulvovaginal disorders, urinary incontinence, pelvic prolapse, and issues related to the breast. She performs urodynamic testing as well as vulvar, cervical and endometrial biopsies in the office. She inserts long acting contraceptives, such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) and Nexplanon implant. She recently completed the ASCCP colposcopy course for the evaluation and management of cervical dysplasia. She is actively training to perform colposcopy.

female staff of morgantown, west virginia based women's health practice, specializing in gynecology and urogynecology

Staff

Our staff is dedicated to making your visit to our office as pleasant as possible. They are always smiling and will make you feel comfortable while they professionally do their job.

Jennie Gashie - Morgantown Gynecology

Jenny Gashie

Jenny is our Office Manager/Billing Manager. She is a 1993 Graduate of Laurel Business Institute in Uniontown. She began her career in the loan department of Fayette Bank running credit reports. She started with West Virginia University Hospitals in the Patient Financial Services Department in 1996. In addition to her administrative duties as office manager, Jenny also does the insurance billing, payment posting, IT/computer support, supply ordering and helping in the office where needed. She has been with Dr. Capelle’s office since February, 2006.

Sue Hart, MA - gynecology in Morgantown WV

Sue Hart, MA

Sue works as the surgery scheduler for Dr. Capelle. Sue graduated from the Medical Assistant program at MTEC in 1981. Sue began her career at Wedgewood Family Practice. Sue schedules surgeries for Dr. Capelle at Monongalia General Hospital and Ruby Memorial Hospital. She also coordinates with physicians’ offices to obtain and verify required medical clearances prior to surgery and accommodate patient’s needs to facilitate care planning, as well as contacting insurance companies to obtain authorization and benefits before surgery. She has been with Dr. Capelle since May of 2006.

Mandy Dalton - gynecology/urogynecology

Amanda Dalton

Mandy works at check out as an Administrative Assistant. She began her career in 1993 at Dr. Klapper's office as an Administrative Assistant. As our check out person, Mandy is responsible for scheduling patients, collecting payments and assisting patients with all orders the provider recommends. She has been with Dr. Capelle’s office since March of 2008.

Britney Goodwin - Gynecology and Urogynecology

Britney Goodwin

Britney works at check in as an Administrative Assistant. She graduated from West Virginia University in 2010 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business and Economics. She began her career in 2005 at Pineview Gynecology. Britney greets all patients at our front desk, ensuring that all charts, insurance information and paperwork are complete and in order prior to their visit with the provider. She has been with Dr. Capelle since March of 2013.

Tara Wright, RMA - gynecology in Morgantown

Tara Wright, RMA

Tara works as a Registered Medical Assistant to Kristen Carpenter, APRN-WHNP-BC, and Chelsea Collins, APRN-FNP-C. She graduated from MTEC as a Medical Assistant in 2004. Tara began her career at Morgantown Internal Medicine Group in 2005. As part of her job, Tara assists providers during procedures, does prior authorizations for medicines, schedules follow up mammograms and assists with patient billing. She has been with Dr. Capelle since March of 2009.

Amanda Seaman - staff at Dr. Susan Capelle - specializing in gynecology and urogynecology

Amanda Seaman, LPN

Amanda works as Licensed Practical Nurse to Dr. Capelle. She began her career at Davis Memorial Hospital and has worked at Monongalia General Hospital for the last 8 years. Amanda graduated from Randolph County Vocational Technical Center for Practical Nursing in 2005 with her LPN degree. Amanda assists Dr. Capelle in the operating room and in the office. She is also a wound care nurse at Monongalia General Hospital She has been with Dr. Capelle since April of 2013.

Sarah Turner, MA - staff - Dr. Susan Capelle

Sarah Turner, MA

Sarah works as a Medical Assistant to Holly Shapiro, FNP-BC. Sarah started her externship with Dr. Caplle in August of 2016. She was hired as a full time employee in December 2016. She will graduate from the WV Jr. College in March of 2017. In addition to rooming patients and conducting vitals, Sarah assists providers during procedures.


Ultrasonographer

Our practice provides pelvic ultrasounds here in the office for the convenience of our patients. It also improves patient care by allowing our providers to visualize the actual images. We offer ultrasounds on Monday afternoon and evening.

Misty Micciche - Ultrasonographer for Gynecology and Urogynecology

Misty Micciche

Misty graduated from West Virginia University in 1996 from the Diagnostic Radiography Program and in 1997 from the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Misty is a board certified radiographer through the American Radiologic Technologist (RT) and a board certified medical sonographer through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). Misty began her career at Ruby Memorial Hospital in the Ultrasound Department. She works in Dr. Capelle’s office on Mondays from 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm performing Ultrasounds. Misty has been working at Dr. Capelle's office since 2010.

AIUM Certification- Our practice is AIUM (American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine) certified. The AIUM is the accreditation organization which guarantees that sonographers and interpreting certified physicians meet strict standards.

Office hours

Monday - Thursday
7:30am - 4:30pm

Friday
7:30am - 1:30pm

Address

3496 University Avenue
Morgantown, WV 26505

Contact Numbers

Phone: (304) 599-7075

Nursing: (304) 599-7898

Fax: (304) 581-6800

Billing: (304) 581-6802

Surgery Scheduling:
(304) 581-6929

Online

Link to Patient Portal

Women’s health care in Morgantown, WV