About The PracticeRead our story and meet our staff
About the Practice
Our practice is unique. We are an award winning team of medical professionals whose first priority is your health and well-being. Equally important is your understanding of your personal health so you can be more confident in making decisions for your lifelong wellness. We want you to be educated and have all your questions answered. We are not a large, impersonal, and “you’re just a number” practice. We strive to make you feel comfortable and in control. Your happiness and the quality of your experience is why we’re here, and have been for 25 years.
Dr. Mary Jo Montanarella grew up in upstate New York in the Rochester area. She is a board certified ob-gyn physician and fellow of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology. She received her undergraduate degree in chemistry summa cum laude from St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. She received her medical degree and ob-gyn residency training from the University of Rochester and the much acclaimed Strong Memorial Hospital. In 1990, she moved with her family to Bedford, NH to begin her ob-gyn private practice. She and her spouse Joe raised four children. Her personal interests include charity work, travel, exercise, reading, knitting, Italian cuisine, and flying. Her areas of specialization include ob-gyn, menopause counseling, infertility, female incontinence and non-invasive gynecology surgery. In addition to continuing to elevate her gynecology practice she’s expanded her commitment to Aesthetic services to support women’s youth, health and life vitality.
Awards and Certifications
Dr. Montanarella has been licensed since 1990 when she moved from New York to New Hampshire. She has continually held membership and fellowship status in the National American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ACOG), American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ABOG), NH Medical Society organization and activities, and certified for AIUM ultrasound and ISCD bone density procedures. She has also been active in national organizations i.e. mostly notably NAMS, SART, and AFS. Her awards include Patients’ Choice Favorite Physician Award in 2011, NH Top Doctor for 5 years, (2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2010) and been honored by NH Magazine for several years. She is one of the esteemed few to perform the renowned DaVinci Robotic Surgery. She has also been a featured pharmaceutical speaker for American Medical Systems, Eli Lily, Cynosure, and Thermi. She most recently was certified as training site for the Cynosure Mona Lisa Touch laser and Thermi.
MEET THE STAFF
Christine has been the Practice Manager with Dr. Montanarella & Associates, PA from the practice’s inception in 2003. She has more than 24 years’ extensive experience in the medical field as a Certified Medical Assistant and Practice Manager. She also worked for ten years as a Certified Medical Assistant in Concord, NH for a top dermatology practice. Christine oversees all operations including our new aesthetic division. Her primary dedication is to provide a superior experience for our patients.
Christine was raised in Manchester, NH in a bilingual French-Canadian home. She attended Tufts University receiving a degree in Biology and Community Health in 1996. After discovering midwifery was her true calling, she attended Columbia University and received an accelerated Bachelors in Nursing followed by a Masters in Nursing specializing in Midwifery. While attending Columbia, Christine also obtained a dual degree in Public Health. After completing her training, she left New York City in 2000 to raise a family closer to home in Londonderry, NH.
Christine has been a midwife for over 15 years. She has worked with women of all ages and many different cultures and walks of life. She found that despite their differences, women all have the same basic needs for dignity, respect, and security. Her practice style is very personal, treating each patient as she would a friend or sister. She has a special interest in adolescent health, contraception, and perinatal mood disorders.
Christine is the mother of 16 year-old twin boys. During her free time, she is an avid yoga practitioner and home renovator. She also studies essential oils and nutrition as ways to improve health.