Dr. Leon Schimmel is an OB/GYN practicing in Davis, CA since 1973. He has worked with Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives in collaboration since the late 1970s. He has worked with CNMs in private practice as well as Communicare Health Centers in Yolo County. He was the OB that began and helped maintain the choices in birth at Sutter Davis Hospital that are both individualized and evidence based. He has supported birth choices for women at home and in birth centers. He supports women and their families to choose safe birthlocations and practices. He currently serves as Associate Medical Director of Women’s Health Services for Communicare Health Centers in Yolo County. Since 2004, he has served as the Medical Director for The Birth Center - Sacramento County’s only state licensed and nationally accredited freestanding birth center.