About Us

At Northwest Ohio Center for Urogynecology and Women's Health, our mission is to provide every patient with the leading standard of care. As a top provider of urogynecology service located in Perrysburg, Ohio, we have the treatments needed to help you through every condition. Schedule a consultation with us today to undergo treatment for a better quality of life.

Andrew J. Croak D.O., M.S., F.A.C.O.O.G.

Andrew J. Croak D.O., M.S., F.A.C.O.O.G.

Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

A new pain here, some urinary leakage there. Part of a woman’s life, right? Wrong. When it comes to pelvic pain or incontinence, Dr. Andrew Croak knows this discomfort is often more troublesome than a woman wants to admit and knows how to effectively help problems like persistent pelvic pain, bladder and bowel control, and prolapse (descent of pelvic organs).

Dr. Croak is the director of the Center and is a Urogynecologist. This term describes an Obstetrician/Gynecologist who completes additional training to care for women with complex problems related to pelvic health. There are few of these specialists in the country. To become one, Dr. Croak studied long and hard at the Mayo Clinic, one of the top clinics in the world. At Mayo, he gained world-class, state-of-the-art technical skills.

Dr. Croak’s most important medical skill is one he already had - how to listen. When you visit him for your urogynecology service, you can trust that we will listen to your concerns and provide you with answers to every question.

Education

  • B.A.: College of the Holy Cross, 1992
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1996
  • One-year Internship: St. Vincent’s Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, 1997
  • Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Grandview/Southview Medical Centers, Dayton, 2001
  • Three-year Fellowship: Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 2004
  • Masters in Biomedical Sciences: Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 2007
  • Board Certified: American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Member: American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Surgeons - Diplomate, American Osteopathic Association, American Urogynecologic Society, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, Ohio State Medical Association, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, Toledo Academy of Medicine, Toledo OB/GYN Society

Dr. James Croak

Dr. James Croak

Endometriosis, Infertility, and Laser Surgery

Founding the practice in 1973, Dr. James Croak believed repetition was the mother of all skill. In his 30 years of experience in gynecologic care, Dr. Croak has performed many operations more than 1,000 times. During this 30 year span, he has gained the trust of countless women. In fact, many families have chosen him to provide care for three generations.

With his retirement in 2006, he passed on this knowledge and experience to his son, Dr. Andrew Croak. Dr. James Croak still functions in an emeritus capacity to provide input and support to the practice.

Education

  • Undergraduate Education: University of Toledo, 1960-1964
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1968
  • One-Year Internship: Doctor’s Hospital, Columbus, 1969
  • Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology: Medical College of Ohio, 1973
  • Specialized Training: Advanced Laparoscopic Microsurgery
  • Board Certified: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Member: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association, National Endometriosis Association, Ohio State

Tracey R. Begley, WHNP

Tracey R. Begley, WHNP

Nurse Practitioner in Women’s Health

Sometimes, it is just easier for a woman to talk to a woman. At those times, Nurse Practitioner Tracey Begley is there for you. She is a key player in our plan to give you a choice in your care.

Tracey earned her title of Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner by completing a Master’s Degree in Nursing with specialized training in caring for women of all ages. She can examine, test, and counsel you on many concerns that in the past only could be dealt with by a physician, like physical exams, contraceptive care, urinary problems, or counseling on women’s sexuality.

Tracey is certified to prescribe medications and treat minor illnesses. But if she detects something serious, you can trust she will refer you to an appropriate physician. As a professional, Tracey is active and current in her knowledge of women’s health and common stresses that women face.

Education

  • R.N. With Honors: Community Hospital School of Nursing, Springfield, Ohio, 1996
  • B.S.N. cum laude: Wright State University, 1998.
  • Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner: University of Cincinnati, 2001
  • Member: Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Association

Tracey joins her husband, Dr. Andrew Croak, to provide excellence in women’s care to the Northwest Ohio region.

Deanna Zaciek, CNP

Deanna Zaciek, CNP

Certified Nurse Practitioner

Deanna is a family nurse practitioner with a special interest in women’s health. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, she worked as an RN at St. Luke’s Hospital for 10 years. During this time, she cared for many of Dr. Croak’s post-operative patients.
Like Tracey, she is certified to examine patients, order testing, prescribe medications, and counsel on many issues. If a problem arises that is out of her scope of practice, she will refer as necessary.

Deanna attends many women’s health seminars and is up-to-date on current practice guidelines. She is compassionate and easy to talk to.

Education

  • RN, BSN cum laude: University of Cincinnati, 2004
  • FNP, MSN, 4.0 GPA: University of Toledo, 2014
  • Memberships: Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health

Nancy Pahl WHNP-BC

Nancy Pahl WHNP-BC

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

Nancy has been a nationally certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner since 1989. As a WHNP, she addresses the health and wellness needs of women throughout their lifespan, from adolescence to menopause. She provides annual well-woman exams with pap tests and breast cancer screening. Contraception, menstrual problems, STD evaluation and treatment, urinary tract infection, osteoporosis, and post-menopausal health concerns are among the many issues that she experienced in treating.

Education

  • Masters in Nursing: Case Western Reserve University, 1999
  • Bachelors in Nursing: Lourdes University, 1997
  • OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner: Planned Parenthood, Milwaukee, WI, 1988
  • Associate of Applied Science in Nursing: University of Toledo, 1987-2017
  • Diplomate in Massotherapy: Northwest Academy of Massotherapy, 2001

Recognition

  • Certificate of Recognition: Community Partner, Lourdes University, 2001
  • Excellence in Community Health Nursing: Lourdes University, 1997

Karen Liberi MS, MPT, WCS

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Karen Liberi MS, MPT, WCS

Physical Therapist | Women’ (and Men’s) Health Clinical Specialist

An education: That’s what you will get when you step into Karen’s office for the first time and wonder why in the world you are being sent to a physical therapist to address your bladder concerns, bowel concerns, pelvic pain, abdominal pain, or sexual dysfunction. Karen creates a safe environment for her patients and is very easy to talk to about any of these personal and delicate subjects. She has the time during your initial evaluation and individual follow up treatment sessions to listen to your full history, figure out what cascade of factors led you to the symptoms you have now, and will thoughtfully determine a treatment plan for your body to restore its normal function again.

Many areas of women’s health are considered to be taboo. Karen wants to discuss these topics with you in a very caring and professional way and teach you that through simple education about how your body and organs work, you can move forward towards better health and wellness.

Pre-natal and post-partum care are also of utmost importance in setting the stage for good pelvic floor health throughout a women’s lifetime. Just as a hip, knee, or back would need rehabilitation after a trauma or injury, the pelvic floor will need rehabilitation after child-birth to restore its normal function and help to prevent any number of pelvic floor dysfunctions later in life including bladder/bowel incontinence, prolapse, and pelvic pain.

Karen Liberi is one of only 300 physical therapists in the United States with the designation of Women’s Health Clinical Specialists. She is committed to educating health care providers and community members alike about the importance of addressing the often neglected area of the body between the belly button and the upper thighs.

If this type of physical therapy sounds like it makes sense to you, call the office to set up an appointment.

Education

  • B.S. Biomedical Engineering: cum laude Western New England College 1992
  • Master’s Degree in Biomechanics: University of Delaware: 1996
  • Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy: University of Delaware: 1996
  • WCS (Women’s Health Clinical Specialist): 2009
  • Member: APTA Section of Women’s Health; Programming Assistant, SOWH 2013 and 2014
  • Board Member: Bridge for Pelvic Pain

Contact us in Perrysburg, Ohio, to learn more about our urogynecology service options. We proudly feature the top treatments for patients throughout Northwest Ohio, Southeast Michigan, and Northwestern Indiana.