NewLIFE offers Female-to-Female Care
Our female providers are seeing new patients now and are ready to assist you in growing your family.
Through your infertility journey, there may be times when care from a female is desired. NewLIFE meets this need with female-to-female care and we will be with you every step of the way. See the difference our care can make!
Linda Fricke, APRN, WHNP-BC
Tallahassee // Panama City
Linda Fricke, APRN, WHNP-BC, has over thirty-five years nursing experience in Women’s Health. In 1981, Linda received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida State University and began a career in labor and delivery. She received her Master of Science in Nursing degree, focusing on Maternal and Infant Nursing, from University of Alabama-Birmingham, and a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of South Alabama. Before joining NewLIFE, Linda worked as a clinical nurse specialist, nurse manager, and nurse educator, sharing her interest and enthusiasm for women’s health with others. Linda’s focus and passion for women’s health ultimately led her to reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and to NewLIFE.
As an asset to the NewLIFE team in Tallahassee and Dothan, Linda finds fulfillment in helping couples realize their dreams of parenthood. Linda is dedicated to understanding the concerns of patients. Linda brings an extraordinary level of dedication, expertise, and compassion to NewLIFE. These assets and Linda’s enthusiasm are palpable from the first time patients meet her.
Linda is seeing new patients now along with Dr. Assad, the ONLY Board-Certified and Local fertility specialist in Panama City and Destin.
Heather Doerr, MSN, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB
Pensacola // Mobile // Biloxi
Heather Doerr, MSN, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB is a board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner with a special focus on reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Heather has over two decades of clinical experience in women’s health, both in hospital and office settings. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Central Florida. She then began her career as a registered nurse (RN) in a small community hospital, specializing in labor and delivery, newborn nursery, postpartum, and gynecology. Her love for women’s health expanded during this time, as she became the clinical educator for her department as well as the lead bereavement nurse, earning her the local nurse of the year award.
Heather then achieved her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Frontier Nursing University, specializing in women’s health. Due to her academic excellence, she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing. From there, Heather followed her passion and became a reproductive endocrinology nurse practitioner, with over two years experience in the Central Florida area. Heather is a member of the National Association of Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners, and specializes in all aspects of infertility care, including a full spectrum of fertility and gynecological services and procedures. Her passion is providing patient-centered, holistic, and compassionate care to all patients.
As a perpetual learner striving to improve patient outcomes, Heather is thrilled to be part of a practice that makes patients a priority.