Johnston County

New specialists bring more options for women’s health

Johnston Health has welcomed four obstetricians/gynecologists to its medical staff.

Drs. Jennifer Mury and Kaysi Benefield have joined Southeast Women’s Center and are now seeing patients in Clayton and Smithfield. Drs. Brandon Woodard and Sima Bina have joined Triangle Premier Women’s Health. They are also seeing patients in Clayton and Smithfield.

“We’re looking forward to working with these new physicians,” said Dr. Donald Pocock, vice president of medical affairs for Johnston Health. “They’re young and well trained, bright-eyed and ambitious. They’re poised to do very well.”

Mury received her degree from the St. George’s University School of Medicine and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Louisiana State University.

“Improving women’s health and being an advocate for my patients are both very important to me,” she said. “I also have a passion for educating women and empowering them to make healthy decisions.”

Mury grew up in Wichita Falls, Texas, and is a fan of the Texas Longhorns. She and her husband, Michael, have a daughter.

Benefield received her degree from the Georgia campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed an osteopathic internship at St. Petersburg General Hospital in Florida and an obstetrics and gynecology residency at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Odessa, Texas. She grew up in Cedartown, Ga.

“I always strive to provide the care that I would want for myself or my family,” she said. “It’s also important that my patients feel comfortable.”

Woodard received his degree from the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Ga.

He grew up in Princeton with dreams of becoming a physician. “I love connecting with patients, whether it’s during the joyful experience of having a baby or during the later years when they have other medical needs,” he said.

Bina received her degree from the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, N.J.

During her training, she was named resident of the year in minimally invasive gynecological surgery. Also, she received the Felix Rutledge Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Texas’ Anderson Cancer Center. “My exposure to radical surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy has expanded my knowledge and experience in gynecological oncology treatments,” she said.