Laborist Team

WellHealth’s Laborist program is one of the most successful in the Las Vegas Valley! “Laborist” most commonly refers to an OBGYN who is employed by a hospital or physician group and whose primary role is caring for laboring patients and managing obstetric emergencies. Our Laborist program is comprised of the following doctors:

Patricia Ann Harding, MD, FACOG

Dr. Harding was born in The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and moved to Brooklyn, New York in her teens. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Medgar Evers College – CUNY, graduating with honors. She received her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. For her internship and residency, she returned to her hometown of Brooklyn and completed both in obstetrics and gynecology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Harding is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Harding has been a chairman of the OB/GYN department at two separate institutions and served as the clinical professor at several medical schools across the United States.

Prior to joining WellHealth, Dr. Harding practiced in Florida for more than 23 years. She specializes in high-risk pregnancies and has a passion for helping mothers feel comfortable throughout a high-risk pregnancy. While in Florida, she managed a high-risk pregnancy center in Palm Beach County, called Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center (RPICC), working alongside two of the top maternal fetal medicine specialists in Palm Beach County for 10 years. Dr. Harding is a proud mother of two. She believes in putting the patient’s safety first and thinks that when a patient plays an active role in her care it results in an individualized experience.

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Carl Luem, MD, FACOG

Dr. Luem is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He graduated from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and completed his medical internship at the County Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He served in the military after that. After leaving the service, he finished his OBGYN residency at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, MO. This allowed him to join a private practice in California and then Georgia for the next 38 years. He also taught in an OBGYN program for five years at the Riverside County Hospital in Moreno Valley, CA. Before joining WellHealth, he was head of a family practice clinic in Fairfax, MO.

Dr. Luem loves working in OBGYN and enjoys spending his free time with his large family.

Robert Modugno, MD

Dr. Modugno was born in New York City. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, South Africa, followed by a residency in South Africa in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He returned to the U.S. to complete his Chief Residency at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

He has practiced in Chicago, the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, and Atlanta. During his career, he has been in a collaborative practice with Certified Nurse Midwives and supports the physiologic management of labor, water birth, and VBAC. He holds an MBA for Physician Executives.

Dr. Modugno has two grown sons and two wonderful grandchildren. In the past, he has acted in the Atlanta TV and film industry and has been a front man in a rock n’ roll band. He hopes to resume playing tennis in Las Vegas.

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Scott Olds, MD

Dr. Olds was born in Hawaii but was raised on the mainland. He has lived in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and finished high school in Kansas. He attended the University of Notre Dame and attended the John A. Burns School of Medicine in Hawaii. He completed his residency at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.

He started working in private practice in Las Vegas in 1991 and in 2005, joined the faculty at the University of Nevada School of Medicine at UMC. In 2010, he became a part of the WellHealth family as a OBGYN laborist. Dr. Olds has had the pleasure of working at nine different labor and delivery locations in Las Vegas and is consistently impressed with the improvement of obstetrical care in Las Vegas over the last 25 years and into the future.