Our Providers

Ayodeji O. Bakare, MD, FACOG

Obstetrician and Gynecologist

Ayodeji O. Bakare graduated from the University of Ibadan Medical School, Ibadan, Nigeria in 1978. He began his internship in OB/GYN at Howard University Hospital in Washington DC in 1981. He completed his residency in OB/GYN in 1985. He moved to Harrisburg in 1986 and began his private medical practice--Bakare Associates. Dr Bakare was board certified by the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology in 1987 and has kept current his board certification. In 1997 Dr. Bakare was the first OB/GYN in Dauphin County to expand his practice to include the services of a Certified Nurse Midwife. Dr. Bakare is an expert in the field of minimally invasive techniques in gynecologic surgeries. He is invited to proctor and continues to educate physicians in the advanced laparoscopic surgical procedures. He is an active member of the Harrisburg Community. He was a founding member of the Harrisburg Area Sickle Cell Council and volunteers his time on several boards. He is a member of the Dauphin County Medical Society, the National Medical Association and the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecology.

Phyllis L. Block, RN, MN, CNM

Certified Nurse Midwife

Phyllis L. Block joined Bakare Associates in October 1997. Prior to joining Dr. Bakare Phyllis was a certified Nurse Midwife at the Orlando Birthing Center in Orlando , FL. Phyllis joined the practice with over 20 years' experience in a hospital setting. She is a member of American College of Nurse Midwives and the Association of Women's Health Obstetrical and Neonatal Nursing Phyllis focuses on patient education of the female patient and brings a different sensitivity to the adolescent patient needing gynecologic care. She is able to see all routine ob/gyn patients and will refer to physician as necessary.

Sara Stutzman PA

Sara Stutzman is a clinical assistant to both providers in the office. She often acts as a liason between the providers and patients.

Gbemi Bakare, MBA

Gbemi Bakare is the office Chief Operating Officer

Natashia Payne, MA

Natashia Payne is in charge of the front desk. She is a clinical and administrative assistant in the office and the office information specialist.

The office is staffed by multiple PT sonographers and Medical Assistants.
Our sonographers specialize in ultrasound technologies of the female patient and are credentialed by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography(ARDMS).