Our Attentive Providers

Women to women

Few experiences are as rewarding as delivering babies. This begins with conception planning, extends through prenatal visits, and culminates in a healthy birth. Every woman has her own expectations about how she envisions her birth experience. Our all female obstetrician team’s goal is to make this a memorable event.

We offer you a variety of experts in a single office that can care for the many aspects of gynecology, with the option of minimally invasive procedures when needed. Our female gynecologic surgeons are exceptionally trained in cutting edge surgical technologies such as

DaVinci Robotic Hysterectomy, Vaginal Reconstructional Surgery and Treatment for Urinary Incontenance.

We believe that delivering this high level of care with uncompromised patient satisfaction is what sets Copperstate OB/Gyn apart from other medical practices. Our patients are very important to us as we fulfill our mission to deliver comprehensive, contemporary, and most importantly compassionate medical care.


Our Physicians

Tucson Area Obstetricians and Gynecologists (OB/Gyn)

As you read our provider biographies, you’ll notice that we have carefully gathered a group of board-certified specialists that makes Copperstate OB/Gyn one of the most progressive OB/Gyn groups in the Tucson area.

Karen Addis, M.D.

“Patients are people with diverse needs and wants. I look forward to long-term
relationships with those I have had the privilege to care for in all phases of life.”

Meet Karen Addis


• Gynecologic ultrasound
• Laparoscopic surgery
• Menopause management


• University of Arizona, M.D.
• Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, AZ, Residency in General Surgery & Ob/Gyn

Paige Brainard, M.D

“I wanted to establish and maintain patient relationships – becoming an
OB/GYN offered me the chance to pursue that goal. I’m able to share medical and life experiences with my patients. Right now, I’m caring for a second generation pregnancy; I’ll deliver the baby of a woman I delivered.”

Meet paige brainard


• DaVinci surgery
• Diagnostic gynecology
• Diagnostic gynecologic ultrasound
• In-office procedures


• University of Arizona, M.D.
• University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Residency in Ob/Gyn

Katherine Farias, M.D.

“I strive to treat my patients with the love, concern and respect that I would
want for myself, my family members and my friends. As a woman and mother, I understand the challenges in achieving a comfortable balance between the many demands on your time. I want to provide a compassionate space where we can help you take care of yourself as well as care for those around you.”

Meet KAtherine farias


• Minimally invasive surgery for heavy bleeding, urinary incontinence, or surgical sterilization
• Routine/high risk obstetrical care
• Care of adolescents and young women
• Irregular or painful period management


• University of Arizona, M.D.
• University of Arizona and University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Residency in Ob/Gyn

Elizabeth Weisert, M.D.

“My patients are some of the most remarkable women I have ever met. I am
constantly amazed at the ability of my patients to cope with the multitude of
issues that confront them daily.”

Meet elizabeth weisert


• Diagnostic ultrasound
• Minimally invasive surgical treatments for heavy menses, irregular menses and sterilization
• Reconstructive pelvic organ prolapse surgery
• Teens/adolescent gynecology


• Tulane University, M.D.
• University Medical Center in Tucson, Residency in Ob/Gyn

Racquel Carranza-Chahal, M.D.

“I am so thrilled to care for patients in my hometown. As a Latina woman and mother, my perspective helps me empathize with my patients and understand their needs more holistically. I hope to create a safe space where we can reach your health goals together.”

meet Racquel Carranza-Chahal


• Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) diagnosis and management
• Fertility
• Ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination
• Ultrasound
• High risk pregnancies, VBAC
• Pediatric and adolescent gynecology


• MD from University of Arizona College of Medicine
• OBGYN residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk VA

lori mulick

Lori Mulick, WHNP

A Physician I once worked with told me: “Compassion is the key to success. As
long as you always listen and respond to your patients, you will be successful”.
This has helped pave my practice and my success.

Meet lori mulick


• Gynecologic ultrasound
• Laparoscopic surgery
• Menopause management


• University of Arizona, B.S. in Biology

Adrianna Bernal, FNP

As a family nurse practitioner specializing in women’s health, I take pride in helping women reach their optimal health.

Meet adrianna bernal


• Prenatal and postpartum care
• Lactation and breast feeding support
• Contraception and family planning, and preventative medicine (women’s health)


• Grand Canyon University, B.S.N
• Grand Canyon University, M.S.N, F.N.P


Nicole Caniglia, PA-C

I find one of the greatest joys of my job is to educate patients in such a way that they are empowered to make the best decisions for their health.  To me, true wellness embodies the mind, body, and spirit of each individual and their unique circumstances.  Meaningful relationships are the natural by-product of such a journey, and I am excited to narrow my focus from my background in primary care to women’s healthcare.

If Nicole looks familiar it’s because she has been providing care for the past 12 years in the Tucson area. She is now accepting new patients for Routine and Preventative visits, and all other Gynecological visits.

Meet nicole caniglia


• Wellness/Integrative medicine
• Patient education
• Diabetes & nutrition


• University of Arizona, B.S. in Psychology
• AT Still University in Mesa, Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies

Katy Hoeft, PA-C

Katy has over 20 years of experience in Medicine; she believes in a holistic approach to women’s health care and values the partnership between the patient and provider. Providing a safe space for patients to feel heard in a compassionate manner allows Katy to help patients feel empowered about their unique concerns. Recently becoming a yoga teacher has further solidified her belief in the mind-body connection.

Katy will be accepting new patients starting January 2021.

meet katy hoeft


• Holistic Approach to Women’s Health
• Preventative Medicine
• Birth Control
• Menopausal Health


• University of Arizona, B.S. In Exercise & Sport Sciences
• Emory University, Masters of Medical Science, Physician Assistant

Taber Bingham, FNP-C

“I appreciate the continuum of women’s life stages; finding joy in treating teens to mature women irrespective of their life circumstances. I acknowledge that every stage affects women differently allowing me to provide specialized care. My career started in 2004, guiding obstetrical patients through their journey. I truly do have a tender spot for them while understanding the complexities that often accompany pregnancy. Providing compassion to each unique patient is my highest priority. “

meet taber bingham


• Teen Menstrual Disorders

• Family Planning & Counseling

• Prenatal and Post-Partum Care

• Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding

• Preventative Women’s HealthCare


• Grand Canyon University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

• Grand Canyon University, Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner

• APRN Certified through AANPCB