About Us

The Doctors Make The Difference

All our physicians at Partners in Women’s Health are Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and are Fellows of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. That means they are all committed to going the extra mile to make sure our patients receive the best care. We think you’ll see the difference from your very first visit.

Meet Our Providers

The Doctors That Empower You

We believe your health is the most important asset you have. We also believe it is a privilege to help you achieve the best health possible so you can thrive at work, at play and in every way. Our patients say it’s the way our doctors listen and seek to understand not just the physical aspects of your health, but who you are as a person, that really sets us apart. Picking the right doctors for your care is incredibly important and we hope to have the chance to meet you in person soon.

Donald Aptekar, M.D., FACOG

Dr. Aptekar started Partners in Women’s Health with Dr. Cooper in 1977. Since that time over 12,000 mothers/babies have been cared for by the doctors in the practice. (read more)

Meet Dr. Aptekar

You can read Dr. Aptekar’s Blog at pryiaring.com/blog which is updated every month.


Dr. Imperial was born in Montreal, Canada. Her family then settled in Houston, Texas. She earned her B.S. in biology and chemistry at University of Houston, then went on to Baylor College of Medicine, where she attended medical school and did her internship. She completed residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. She joined PIWH in 1997. (read more)

Meet Dr. Imperial

Samantha Patwardhan, M.D., FACOG

Dr. Patwardhan joined PIWH in 2004, when she moved to Denver for a new adventure, and now calls it home. She remembers calling Dr. Aptekar on the phone one weekend to accept the offer to join the group, and he was on the chairlift in Vail. She knew then that the Colorado lifestyle sounded like the right choice! (read more)

Samantha Patwardhan


Dr. Felle was born and raised in Maine, but came across the country to study environmental biology at the University of Colorado. She then received her MD from the University of Texas and returned to Colorado to complete her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado. (read more)

Meet Dr. Felle


Emily Majure, PA-C is a Denver native who was delivered by PIWH founder, Dr. Aptekar. She studied environmental biology at the University of Colorado – Boulder then received her MMS in Physician Assistant studies at Arcadia University. She has a passion for contraceptive management, general gynecology, and preventative care. (read more)

Meet The Staff

Your Family Away From Family

We are pleased with a very seasoned long term staff. We love our patients and want them to feel like family when they come in to see us.


    HEATHER SELLERSPractice Manager