Susan Fischels, APRN, CNM, IBCLC
Certified Nurse Midwife
Susan Fischels is a Certified Nurse Midwife and Registered Nurse at Cherokee Women’s Health Specialists.
Susan received a Master of Science in Midwifery from Philadelphia University, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College of New Jersey. She also received training at the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing.
With over 19 years of clinical experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, Susan has practiced as a nurse midwife since 1998 and has delivered over 1,500 babies prior to joining Cherokee Women’s.
From Labor and Delivery Nurse to Midwife and Lactation Consultant
As a labor and delivery nurse, Susan worked alongside midwives and closely observed how they interacted with their patients. It was through those experiences that she realized she wanted to become a midwife herself. She knew she would enjoy taking care of women, not only at the time of delivery, but also throughout their entire pregnancy and beyond. As a bonus, she is also a certified lactation consultant and really enjoys being able to help new moms with the art of breastfeeding.
Though originally from New Jersey, Susan practiced in West Virginia for four years prior to joining Cherokee Women’s Health. She is looking forward to moving to Georgia, especially for the warm weather! She and her husband, Russel, have two children, Cory and Emily. She chose to join Cherokee Women’s as she believes our values and how we care for women closely align with her own.
In her free time, Susan enjoys gardening, home canning, yoga and traveling with her husband. They really enjoy the beach and especially visiting the Caribbean Islands.
Master of Science in Midwifery – Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA
BSN – College of New Jersey, Ewing Township, NJ
Internationally Board-Certified Lactation Consultant
Registered Nurse – Licensed to practice in GA, KY and WV