Our Nurse Practitioners


At Atrium OB/GYN, we strive to meet the obstetrical and gynecologic needs of our patients throughout the stages of life. With the help of our physicians, nurse practitioners, and radiology technicians, we provide gynecologic care, obstetrical care, radiology services and other in-office treatments and therapy. Our physicians are on call 24 hours a day/seven days a week and have privileges at Aultman Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, and Affinity Medical Center. Our medical team consists of:

Stephanie I. Hawkins, C.N.P., N.C.M.P

Stephanie I. Hawkins, DNP, NCMP, APRN

Stephanie has been a Nurse Practitioner since 1996. She is Board Certified in both Family Practice and Women’s Health. Stephanie began her formal nursing education at Xavier University for undergraduate studies and became a nurse in 1992. She continued her education to obtain a Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Cincinnati and a Post Master’s Certificate in the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program from The University of Michigan. In 2016, Stephanie completed her formal education with a terminal degree by obtaining a Doctorate of Nursing Practice Degree from Walsh University. She is also a certified Menopause Practitioner from The North American Menopause Society and a CPR and First Aid Instructor from The American Safety and Health Institute. She holds membership in multiple associations including the Association for Advanced Practice Nurses and the International Association of Nurses. Stephanie enjoys mentoring Nurse Practitioner students and has served as faculty for two local Universities. She is a native of Canton where she resides with her husband, Mike. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, golfing, skiing, running, yoga, kayaking, camping, and just about anything outdoors!

Mary Beth Marburger, M.S.N., C.R.N.P.

Mary Beth Marburger, CNP, APRN

Mary Beth acquired her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Malone University in 1997 and later obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from Kent State University in 2011. She is Board Certified in Women’s Health. Mary Beth lives on a small mini farm in northern Tuscarawas County, is married to her husband, Jeff, has three grown sons, Andrew, Caleb, and Jacob, and a daughter Lily, of the home.

Nicole Bell MSN, CNP

Nicole A. Bell, CNP, APRN

Nicole received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 1997 from the University of Akron. She worked in Labor and Delivery for 16 years before obtaining her Masters of Science in Nursing with focus in Women's Health in 2014 from Kent State University. She is Board Certified in Women's Health and Inpatient Obstetrics through the National Certification Corporation. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Nicole is married to her husband, Josh, and has two sons, Ryan and Tyler. Nicole is active with her family enjoying camping, fishing, and skiing. She also spends time watching her two sons play basketball, baseball and race dirt bikes.

Desiree J.E. Blake, C.N.M.

Desiree J.E. Blake, CNM, CNP, APRN

Desiree acquired her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2010 from Case Western Reserve University. Post graduation she worked as a RN in Labor and Delivery for 4 and a half years. During this time she discovered her passion for caring for women and the mother-baby dyad. In 2015, she acquired her Master’s of Science in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University, with certificates in Midwifery and Women’s Health. She is a board certified Midwife by the AMCB and a board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner by NCC. Desiree is an active member of the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) and the Northeast Ohio ACNM Chapter. She currently sits on the Ohio Affiliate Board. In addition, she is the Case Western Reserve University liaison for Student and New Midwives Section (SANMS) of ACNM. Desiree is a native of Cleveland and enjoys spending quality time with her family.

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Atrium OBGYN, Inc.
4151 Holiday Street NW
Canton, Ohio 44718

Phone: 330.492.8001
Fax: 330.492.2080

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