Dr. Searle brings his international experience to OBGYN Associates. He was born in Belize, was educated in the United Kingdom, and is a graduate of Aberdeen University in Scotland. Personalized care plans are a huge part of the culture of care he provides. In addition to general obstetrics and gynecology, he is an expert laparoscopic surgeon, with special interests in all aspects of women’s health. Humor and compassion are hallmarks of his personality.
Dr. Toppi is a board-certiﬁed OBGYN who has been practicing in Palm Coast, since 2004. She received her medical degree at Chicago Medical School and earned a Fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta Georgia in Advanced Pelvic Surgery. She is well known for her compassionate care for her patients and was just named Top Doc of the Volusia/Flagler Counties by the New Journal. In her spare time, she enjoys being on the water with her paddle board or kayak, and she recently started the nonprofit organization, Hope to Help Foundation.
Elizabeth grew up and lived in Saginaw, Michigan until she graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with her BSN degree. She then went on a search for warmer weather and moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, where she worked in the ICU and was a Labor and Delivery Nurse at Duke University Medical Center. Elizabeth knew her passion was caring for women during their pregnancy, so she went back to school at Frontier Nursing University, where she graduated with her MSN degree and became a certified nurse-midwife. Elizabeth moved to St. Augustine with her husband before she started her clinical training with OBGYN Associates. After graduation, she was hired to join the practice as a Nurse-Midwife. In 2016, she started her own family by giving birth to a daughter, Charleston and son, Sheppard. Being able to experience first-hand what pregnancy and midwifery was all about was a wonderful achievement. When Elizabeth is not working in the office or attending births, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and boating. Elizabeth is very excited to continue her career in our community, caring for women.
Elizabeth has spent her entire career taking care of women. One of her first rotations in nursing school was in labor and delivery, and she was hooked! Elizabeth went straight into obstetrical nursing after graduation. After a few years, she decided to continue her education and returned to school at Frontier Nursing University. In 2003, she graduated with a Masters in Nursing and became a Certified Nurse Midwife. She knew she was going to love “catching” babies, but she was pleasantly surprised at how much she also enjoyed the office and gynecological care aspect of midwifery; both offer great opportunities for education. Teaching women how to obtain their best possible health is very rewarding to Elizabeth. She has a special interest in adolescent gynecology and loves the chance to help young women embark on the healthiest path possible. Elizabeth is a native of the Atlanta area. She and her family moved to St. Augustine in 2010 when CSX Railroad transferred her husband to a position in their corporate office. They jumped at the chance to move to Florida and once in Florida, they realized how lucky they were to live in such a great community. St. Augustine has become home for Elizabeth and her family. Elizabeth has three grown children and will be welcoming her first granddaughter soon. She and her husband enjoy boating, fishing, traveling, and cheering for the Georgia Bulldogs.
Sue grew up in Ormond Beach and is a graduate of Florida State University. She received her MS from Drexel University with an APRN certification. With a wealth of experience in gynecology and obstetrics, including fifteen years as a labor and delivery nurse and ten years working in a very busy OBGYN office, she provides thorough, comprehensive care to our patients in the Palm Coast area. Sue has been married for 30 years and she has three grown sons. Her hobbies include kayaking, cooking, repurposing furniture, home decorating, and pottery.
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