Hawaii Women's Healthcare was founded in 1997 by Dr. Cheryl Lynn Rudy and Dr. Cheryl Leialoha. In 2015, Dr. Erin Gertz joined the team. In 2016, we welcomed Dr. Laura Spector and APRN Andrea Wieland. Together they have more than 40 years of combined experience.
We are conveniently located in Honolulu at the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children on the seventh floor (Suite 760) and the eleventh floor (Suite 1110). Our office hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesdays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
We participate with most insurance companies including HMA Inc., HMAA, HMSA PPO, HMSA Blue Cross Blue Shield, HMSA HMO plans - Hawaii Independent Physicians Association (HIPA), Hawaii Health Partners (HHP), Oahu Physicians Group (OPG), Pacific Health Care (PHC) and UHA.
Cheryl was born in Hilo, Hawaii. She is a product of the Hawaii public school system and proud of it. She graduated from the University of Hawaii at Hilo (Bachelor of Science in Biology). She completed her residency at the University Of Hawaii John A. Burns School Of Medicine. Cheryl has three sisters and enjoys yoga, music, reading, traveling and spending time with her husband and two boys. One of her dreams is to trek across the Himalayan Mountains in Nepal. She has also been known to eat all the Nestle Crunch in the office.
Cheryl Lynn was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from the University of California (Doctor of Medicine at UC Davis, Masters of Public Health and Bachelor of Arts, Genetics at UC Berkeley). She completed her residency at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. She has three brothers and three sisters. Cheryl Lynn enjoys dancing, yoga, traveling and spending time with her husband, two girls and their giant breed Leonberger dog Garfield. Her guilty pleasure is reading the office gossip magazines to keep updated with celebrity news. She prescribes and abides by preventative medicine: a BALANCED HEALTHY LIFESTYLE leads to a happy and long life!
Erin was born in Farmington, Connecticut and raised in New Britain, Connecticut. She graduated from the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine (Doctor of Medicine). Erin completed her residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. She completed a Global Women’s Health Fellowship, where she worked in Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Liberia, Botswana and New York City. Erin is an only child but had imaginary friends growing up. She enjoys reading, traveling, and attempting various craft projects. She is fluent in Spanish and loves SciFi.
Laura most recently completed a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship here at the University of Hawaii. She was born in Richmond, Virginia, but has fallen in love with the islands during her fellowship and has decided to make Hawaii her home. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Laura completed her OB/GYN residency at SUNY Upstate in Syracuse, New York. She enjoys hiking and traveling and is passionate about fitness, nutrition and overall well-being which she feels Hawaii can offer all year round. She is excited to join our team and looks forward to providing compassionate and exceptional medical care.
Andrea is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner credentialed through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Andrea earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from San Jose State University in San Jose, California and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Hawai'i School at Manoa. She has been working in the emergency department at the Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children and Castle Medical Center, providing care to patients in high acuity settings. This clinical experience is the foundation to focus on disease prevention and
health promotion. Andrea is also fluent in German. She is excited to join the Hawaii Women’s Healthcare team and is looking forward to providing exceptional and loving care to her patients. In her free time, Andrea loves to hang out at local coffee shops to relax and connect with friends or walking along the beach with her Labrador enjoying the Hawaiian sun.