Allied Health Providers

Our team of mid-level providers helps set us apart from other women's healthcare facilities in the Cedar Rapids area. From the moment you step foot in the Cedar Rapids Ob Gyn Specialists clinic, we commit to partnering with you in the management of your health as a woman. You will feel welcome, and respected.

With extensive experience in areas such as obstetrics, gynecology and perimenopause, we can provide you with the care, as well as the education, necessary to successfully manage the physical and emotional aspects of your health and well being.

All of your primary care services are available, and include physical exams, Pap smear screening and follow-up, contraception, pregnancy testing, prenatal and post-partum care, and prescriptions. In collaboration with Cedar Rapids Ob Gyn physicians, our nurse practitioner and physician's assistant offer the optimum patient care for all stages of your life.

Jessica Arp, PA-C, MPA

Jessica grew up in Bellevue, Iowa. She attended Cornell College before receiving her PA degree from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL.

She joined the practice in the fall of 2012 and her professional interests include annual exams and contraceptive management.

She is married to her husband, Ryan, and they have one boy, Easton. She enjoys outdoor activities, sports, and spending time with family.

Amy Steger, ARNP

Amy joined the practice in April of 2014. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Allen College. Following completion of her BSN she enjoyed working as a labor nurse in the Cedar Rapids area for 6 years. Amy completed her Master of Science in nursing through the University of Cincinnati, specializing as a women’s health nurse practitioner.

Amy grew up in Edgewood, Iowa. She is married to her husband, Josh, and they have two daughters, Aliza and Aubrey, and a son, Nolan. They spend many of their weekends camping and enjoying the outdoors.

Sashi Solomon, ARNP-BC

Sashi grew up in Ames, IA. She graduated with honors from Drake University and St Louis University. She completed her Women’s Healthcare Nurse Practitioner training in 1997 at the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Iowa.

Her professional interests include contraceptive management, well woman exams and menopause symptom management. She has extensive experience in family planning and bio-identical hormone therapy.

Sashi and her husband Kevin have two teenage children. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering, cooking, jogging, gardening and hanging out with her two rescue dogs.

Laura Lipsett, ARNP-BC

Laura grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. She obtained her Nursing degree from Iowa Methodist School of Nursing. Following graduation, she practiced as a registered nurse in labor & delivery at Iowa Methodist Hospital and in a private practice OB/GYN clinic. After 8 years, Laura then obtained her Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner degree through the Family Planning Council of Iowa and Drake University in 1997.

After moving to Cedar Rapids, Laura helped start the first and only comprehensive midlife clinic in Eastern Iowa specializing in Bioidentical Hormone Rebalancing in 2007. This continues to be one of her passions today. Other professional interests include annual exams, contraceptive management, and wellness promotion.

Laura is married to her husband Joe, and keeps very busy with her 4 boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and relaxing at their cabin.