Meet Our Medical Providers

Susan Sugerman, MD, MPH, FAAP

Dr. SugermanDr. Susan Sugerman is the president and co-founder of Girls to Women Health and Wellness, a multidisciplinary medical practice in north Dallas dedicated to the physical and emotional needs of girls and young women ages 10-25. She is a graduate of Stanford University, Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston. She did her residency training in Pediatrics in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a Robert Wood Johnson Fellowship in Health Services Research at UCLA with an emphasis on confidentiality and access to care for adolescent and young adult women. Prior to opening Girls to Women, she worked for many years at Southern Methodist University, where she served as a staff physician in student health and coordinated educational and outreach programming.

She is Board Certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She holds memberships in the Society for Adolescent Medicine and the North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.

Dr. Sugerman speaks to parent and professional audiences on subjects such as parenting, adolescent development, dating safety, sexuality, nutrition and body image, bullying, and preparing for college. She is a recipient of the Gail Reese Award for Education from Planned Parenthood North Texas and the Women’s Mentorship Award from the Annual Women’s Symposium, Southern Methodist University.

“Being able to have someone with whom to communicate comfortably and accurately about sensitive subjects is crucial to successfully navigating through adolescence,” says Dr. Sugerman. She looks forward to helping young women maneuver this challenging and exciting stage of their development safely and with confidence.

 

Dana Rubin-Remer, MD, FAAP

Dr. RemerDr. Remer is the vice-president and co-founder of Girls to Women Health and Wellness, a multidisciplinary medical practice in North Dallas dedicated to the physical and emotional needs of girls and young women ages 10-25. She completed her undergraduate degree at University of California Santa Barbara and earned her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Michigan. After completing her Pediatrics training at Ohio State University Columbus Children’s Hospital, she joined the faculty of University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and Children’s Medical Center of Dallas teaching general pediatric and adolescent medicine, where she worked closely with their child abuse evaluation team. Dr. Remer has worked with adolescent and pediatric patients at several local pediatric practices and in Student Health at Southern Methodist University.

She is Board Certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She holds memberships in the Society for Adolescent Medicine and the North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.

Dr. Remer speaks to parent and professional audiences on subjects such as parenting, adolescent development, dating safety, sexuality, nutrition and body image, bullying, and preparing for college. She is a recipient of the Gail Reese Award for Education from Planned Parenthood North Texas and the Women’s Mentorship Award from the Annual Women’s Symposium, Southern Methodist University.

Dr. Remer emphasizes, “I am passionate about empowering young women to be confident, courageous, and safe. My goal is to give them a secure and inviting medical home where they can ask questions, get answers, and know that we all are on their team.

 

Mary Ann Franken, MD

Dr. FrankenDr. Franken is a gynecologist at Girls to Women Health and Wellness, a multidisciplinary medical practice in North Dallas dedicated to the physical and emotional needs of girls and young women ages 10-25. Dr. Franken received her B.A. in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin.  Dr. Franken attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. After receiving her degree, she completed her residency at Texas Health Sciences Center in Amarillo.  In her own private OB/GYN practice, Dr. Franken offered comprehensive healthcare for women at each phase of life, from adolescence through the child bearing years and into menopause.  After taking a few years off for her family, Dr. Franken decided to return to medicine and focus on the adolescent and young women care as offered by Girls to Women Health and Wellness.  

She is Board Certified in Obstetrics/Gynecology. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Dr Franken is passionate about women's health issues and places great value on patient education. "I want my patients to feel comfortable with the health care I provide. I want to listen to my patients and then discuss and explain their health issues, assuring their questions are answered".

 

Kwabena Blankson, MD 

A graduate of Harvard College and the Yale School of Medicine, Kwabena “Bobo” Blankson is a pediatrician with subspecialty training in Adolescent Medicine. He has over 13 years of military experience. Dr. Blankson's skills and areas of interest include weight management; mental health services including ADHD, depression and anxiety; management of concussions and complex headache syndromes; alternative medicine to include acupuncture and mindfulness training; sports medicine and nutrition; acne; and reproductive health.  Dr. Bobo has published in peer-reviewed journals on adolescent healthcare utilization, obesity and energy-drink consumption and has been featured on NYTimes.comHuffingtonPost.com, CNN.com, Time.com, Forbes.com, CBSnews.com and more. He is passionate about teen and young adult health. In his spare time, he writes middle-grade/young adult novels and is a medical consultant with GoodThinkInc, a positive psychology consulting firm. His hobbies include sports, music, video gaming, and reading. He is excited to have moved to Dallas with his wife and three daughters.

He is Board Certified in Adolescent Medicine and Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He also holds a membership in the Society for Adolescent Medicine.

"Young men and women deserve specialized care -- they are not just 'big kids' or 'little adults'. I enjoy aiding in their personal pursuit of a healthy, happy life"

Rebecca Prengler, MD

 Dr. Rebecca Prengler is a pediatrician with Girls to Women/Young Men’s Health and Wellness. A native of Dallas, she graduated from J.J. Pearce High School and received her B.A. in psychology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Prengler attended medical school at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. After receiving her degree, she completed her pediatrics residency training and one year of pediatric rheumatology fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She holds membership in the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.

Dr. Prengler and her husband are excited to be back in Dallas, where their families also reside. She is passionate about providing comprehensive care for adolescents that meets their medical and emotional needs. Her special interests include preventative medicine, working with teens and young adults with chronic illness, reproductive health, and patient education. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, listening to music, and spending time with family, friends, and her Corgi pup, Zoe.  

“I am grateful to work with such a remarkable group of people to help educate, support, and care for our patients. I strive to help teens make positive decisions and guide them towards a healthy transition to adulthood.”  

Anushka Meepe, PA-C

Anushka Meepe is a Physician Assistant at Girls to Women Health and Wellness who is committed to helping manage the emotional and physical needs of adolescent girls, teens, and young women.  Anushka grew up in North Texas, she went to Plano Senior High School, University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), and finally University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) to complete her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies.  It was during her training at UTSW Anushka discovered the fulfillment in helping young girls develop into healthy and well-adjusted young women.   Anushka has also worked in areas of Family Practice and Internal Medicine.  She works closely with GTW doctors in a team approach to help assess and treat our patients.  She is dedicated to patient education and giving patient the best possible treatment and care for all their needs.  Anushka is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

 

Carolyn Lentzsch-Parcells, MD

Dr. Carolyn Lentzsch-Parcells is a board certified pediatrician with Girls to Women/Young Men’s Health and Wellness with a special interest in ADHD, learning issues, mental and behavioral health. She was born and raised in Dallas before heading to North Carolina where she obtained her BA in Theatre from Davidson College. She then completed her medical school, internship and residency training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She has practiced pediatrics and adolescent medicine in Texas, Kentucky, and Nebraska. While in Kentucky, she was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Education in the Division of Adolescent Medicine.

She is Board Certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She holds memberships in the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, the American Academy of Pediatrics and CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder).

Dr. Parcells speaks to parent, student, and professional audiences on subjects such as parenting, ADHD, depression, anxiety and stress, adolescent development, sexuality, and preparing for college.

Dr. Parcells is especially excited to be bringing Girls to Women/Young Men’s Health and Wellness to Fort Worth with the new clinic opening in Summer 2017 – Stay Tuned!

“It is an absolute privilege to help young people grow into resilient, confident, healthy adults.”