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

Education

Medical Education

St. Louis University

Residency

Barnes Hospital at Washington University in St. Louis

Locations & Affiliations

Locations

Doctors of Women

4050 Barranca Parkway

Suite 200

Irvine, CA

Office: (949) 559-1911

Insurances Accepted

Accepts most major HMO, PPO, EPO and POS health plans
Aetna (HMO)
Anthem Blue Cross (HMO)
Blue Shield (HMO)
Cigna (HMO)
Health Net (HMO)
UnitedHealthcare WEST (HMO)
Aetna (Senior)
Anthem Blue Cross (Senior)
Blue Shield 65 Plus (Senior)
Health Net (Senior)
Humana (Senior)
SCAN (Senior)
UnitedHealthcare AARP Medicare Complete (Senior)
Traditional Medicare
Vivity (offered by Anthem Blue Cross)