About Me

Physicians of ExcellenceDr. Carla Wells is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist in practice for more than 25 years. She trained at the prestigious Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She has been recognized by the American Association of Gynecologic Endoscopists as an outstanding gynecologic laparoscopic surgeon. As well, she is a Da Vinci trained robotic surgeon. She has particular interest in minimally invasive surgery and high-risk obstetrics. “I always strive to practice compassionate and individualized medicine while maintaining the highest level of quality,” says Dr. Wells. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG).

Dr. Wells graduated from the University of California, Irvine, where she received degrees in both Biology (Cum Laude) and Chemistry (National Honorary Chemistry Society). She earned her M.D. at St. Louis University, where she graduated Cum Laude and was elected into the Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society. She also received a scholarship achievement citation from the American Medical Women’s Association.

While doing her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the prestigious Barnes Hospital at Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Wells was awarded Outstanding Resident in Gynecologic Endoscopy by the American Association of Gynecologic Endoscopists. She also received the Wyeth-Ayerst Award.

Dr. Wells has been recognized by the Orange County Medical Association for Physicians of Excellence (POE) in 2020 and 2021, which is awarded to physicians for their services to their profession, lifelong dedication to their patients and commitment to the community they serve.

In addition to performing research in infertility, Dr. Wells co-authored a chapter on obstetrics and gynecology for the Washington Manual of Surgery.

Dr. Wells is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) and a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG).

Dr. Wells is active in Martial Arts and has earned her third-degree black belt in Aikido. She enjoys spending time with family, friends, and pets.

Languages

English

Provider Specialty

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Services

  • Gynecological Care
  • Maternity Care
  • Women's Care

Education

Medical Education

St. Louis University

Residency

Barnes Hospital at Washington University in St. Louis

Locations & Affiliations

Locations

MemorialCare Medical Group - Irvine (Barranca) (OB/GYN)

4050 Barranca Parkway

Suite 200

Irvine, CA

Office: (949) 559-1911

Insurances Accepted

Aetna Commercial HMO
Anthem Commercial HMO
BlueShield Commercial HMO
Cigna Commercial HMO
Health Net Commercial HMO
UHC Commercial HMO
Anthem Vivity HMO
BlueShield Trio Commercial HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
BlueShield Medicare Advantage HMO
Health Net Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
SCAN Medicare Advantage HMO
UHC AARP Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Whole Health ACO
Boeing MemorialCare Health Alliance ACO
Aetna PPO
Anthem PPO
Blue Shield PPO
Cigna PPO
Health Net PPO
Humana PPO
MultiPlan/PHCS
United HealthCare PPO
TriCare West(HN)/TriWest Healthcare(BSC)
UHC Harmony Commercial HMO
Anthem Pathway HMO
Cigna Value/Select HMO
Anthem Commercial HMO (GNP)
Anthem Pathway HMO (GNP)
BlueShield Medicare Advantage HMO (GNP)
UHC AARP Medicare Advantage HMO (GNP)
Anthem Vivity HMO (GNP)
Aetna Commercial HMO (GNP)
Aetna Commercial HMO (GNP)
Centivo ACO
BlueShield Trio Commercial HMO (GNP)
Health Net Commercial HMO (GNP)
Cigna Value/Select HMO (GNP)
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO (GNP)
BlueShield Commercial HMO (GNP)
Alignment Medicare Advantage HMO (GNP)
SCAN Medicare Advantage HMO (GNP)
UHC Commercial HMO (GNP)
UHC Harmony Commercial HMO (GNP)
Cigna Commercial HMO (GNP)
Clever Care Medicare Advantage HMO (GNP)
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO (GNP)
Alignment Medicare Advantage HMO
Clever Care Medicare Advantage HMO