Compassionate and Comprehensive Women's Healthcare
Partners in Women's Health is a group practice of doctors that delivers approximately 80 percent of all county newborns and provides comprehensive gynecological care to women of all ages.
Founded in 1995, Partners in Women's Health is the result of a cooperative effort between the Indian River County Hospital District and Indian River Medical Center to ensure that all women have access to prenatal care.
Our patients come first at Partners in Women's Health. We are constantly working to reduce patient wait times, to create a warm and inviting office environment, and to ensure that all women receive the most comprehensive obstetrical/gynecological care available.
Felix Bigay, M.D., Chairman of IRMC's Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology
Felix Bigay, M.D., FACOG, is the medical director of Partners and works to ensure a consistent care continuum within the practice. Dr. Bigay sees patients in the office and also at IRMC as the obstetrical/gynecological on-call doctor for emergencies and labor and delivery.
Dr. Bigay, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist since 1995, has been with Partners since 1998. Born in Puerto Rico, he graduated from the Universidad Central del Caribe in 1988, and completed his internship and residency at Catholic Medical Center in New York City in 1993.
Dr. Bigay is fluent in both English and Spanish and can assist patients with medical questions in either language. Dr. Bigay is well known throughout the community for his gentle and caring delivery of high-quality medicine.
Ana Benitez-Prieto, M.D.
Ana Benitez-Prieto, M.D., joined Partners in Women's Health in the summer of 2012. Like the other OB/GYNs in the Partners practice, Dr. Benitez-Prieto provides medical care for patients in the office and at Indian River Medical Center. Having taken special training in robotic surgery as part of her residency, she is one of two Partners physicians who performs robotic surgery with the daVinci Surgical System.
Dr. Benitez-Prieto graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in 2007, and completed her residency at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY. Dr. Benitez-Prieto is fluent in both English and Spanish and can assist patients with medical questions in either language.
Cristina DuPree, D.O.
Cristina DuPree, D.O., joined Partners in the summer of 2012. Like the other OB/GYNs in the Partners practice, Dr. DuPree provides medical care for patients in the office and at Indian River Medical Center.
Dr. DuPree graduated from NOVA Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, in 2008. She completed a residency in Obstetrics/Gynecology at the Philadephia College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, PA. A native of south Florida, Dr. DuPree is excited to be back in the area and serving the community.
George Fyffe, M.D.
George Fyffe, M.D., FACOG, has been with Partners since 2006 when he joined Dr. Bigay to serve patients in the office and at the hospital. Dr. Fyffe brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in advanced minimally invasive gynecological surgical procedures as well as vast experience in obstetrics.
Dr. Fyffe attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, New Jersey and completed his internship and residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in Bronx, New York. Dr. Fyffe has been board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology since 2007. He also performs gynecological surgery using the daVinci robot surgical system.
Deni Malave, M.D.
Deni Malave, M.D., joined the Partners practice in mid-2008. Like Drs. Bigay and Fyffe, Dr. Malave provides medical care for patients in the office and at Indian River Medical Center.
Dr. Malave graduated from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico. He interned at New York Medical College and completed his residency at San Juan Hospital in Puerto Rico. His bilingual skills in English and Spanish help him to communicate effectively with all our patients.
Theodor v.B. von Zielinski, M.D.
Theodor v.B. von Zielinski, M.D., joined the staff of IRMC in 1983. After delivering more than 2,000 babies at IRMC in his private practice, Dr. von Zielinski joined the Partners physician staff in the fall of 2012. He now focuses his practice on gynecology and treating symptoms of perimenopause and menopause.
Dr. von Zielinski graduated from medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, VA., and interned at Tampa General Hospital and completed his residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
- Complete obstetrical care
Offering prenatal care and education to help mothers ensure a healthy birth experience. We are the only office in Vero Beach offering weekly mother support groups, optional nutritional education, yoga classes, hospital tours, childbirth and breastfeeding education, and support for the new family.
- Annual exams and pap smears
Accepting all major insurances, appointments are generally available within a two-week timeframe.
- Management of abnormal pap smear results
Performing in-office colposcopies, biopsies, and loop electrosurgical excision procedures (LEEP).
- Pelvic surgery
When required, diagnostic laparoscopy, hysterectomy, myomectomy, etc., procedures performed at Indian River Medical Center.
- Advanced minimally invasive surgery
When indicated, surgical procedures performed less invasively, providing shorter hospital stays, quicker recoveries and less pain.
- Basic infertility patient work-ups
Laboratory work, exams, and referrals made to infertility specialists.
- ESSURE® minimally invasive sterilization procedures
Local anesthesia, no surgery, and offered in-office. Permanent sterilization without pain.
- Birth control pills and devices such as MIRENA® IUD and NEXPLANON®
Daily or long-lasting birth control medication and devices to help you plan your family.
- Diagnostic and procedural hysteroscopy
Using a small camera, diagnosis and treatment can be fast and effective. Done safely and conveniently in-office.
- Treatment for abnormal uterine bleeding
Ablation to treat abnormal uterine bleeding, now offered in-office.
Our office address is: 1050 37th Place, Suite 101-103.
From U.S. 1 north or south, turn at the light for 37th Street. Partners' office is located directly across from Indian River Medical Center in the Fountains Medical Park behind New Vision Eye Center.
Partners in Women's Health is a joint cooperative between the Indian River Hospital District and Indian River Medical Center. Therefore, in addition to participating with most major insurers such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Tricare, Cigna, and Aetna, we also accept both Medicare and Medicaid patients. We participate with the Hospital District in providing financial assistance to those who meet criteria.
We are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Telephone calls before and after hours are routed to IRMC Labor & Delivery for emergencies. Emergency medical care can be accessed 24/7 by calling our office and listening to the prompts.
Our main office phone number is: 772.770.6116.
Partners in Women's Health
1050 37th Place, Suite 101-103
Vero Beach, FL 32960
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