Kim Ervin, M.D., F.A.C.O.G

Dr. Ervin completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1985. Prior to coming to Eureka in 1989, she practiced in Wyoming. With the goal of women caring for women as a guiding force, she opened her own practice, now known as North Coast Women’s Health, in 1992. In 2002, Dr. Ervin made the decision to focus her practice solely on the gynecologic needs of her patients.

It was at this time that she began to focus on with emphasis on the needs of women as we age. Dr. Ervin believes that along with a strong dose of evidence-based medicine, each woman’s unique medical history and circumstance should be brought in to any discussion regarding the menopause transition and the years that follow.

Dr. Ervin received her bachelor of science degree in Chemistry/Biology from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO. in 1977.

Dr. Ervin is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington D.C. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Keesler U.S. Air Force Medical Center. Dr.Ervin was Board Certified in Obstetrician Gynecologist in 1987 and again in 1997. She is a Fellow of the College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists since 1988.


Roberta ‘Robbie’ Basist, N.P.

UPDATE: After over 20 years with North Coast Women’s Health, Robbie has retired, although you may see her occasionally when she fills in for someone.

Robbie enjoys taking care of women of all ages, from teens to those of advanced age. Her special interests include menopause and hormone balancing throughout the menopausal transition and infertility treatment. Robbie strives to create a comfortable and caring environment for her patients, while promoting health and education. In her own words, she feels her greatest attribute is being able to put her patients at ease.

Robbie received her nursing degree from Golden West Junior College. Robbie received her Nurse Practitioner degree from San Jose State in family planning and obstetrics and went on to receive certification as a Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner.

Robbie has worked at North Coast Women’s Health since 1992.


Molly Jacobs, F.N.P.

Women’s health has been the guiding focus of Molly’s nursing practice and training from the outset, and she pays special attention to current research and best practices. She compliments this with a calm and engaging approach, so that her patients receive the best possible attention.

Molly’s specific interests include family planning, breast health and preventative medicine; she also has a strong background in natural therapies.

Molly is a graduate of the College of the Redwoods nursing program and Frontier Nursing University. Molly is a certified lactation specialist through UCSD. She has participated in a variety of volunteer medical teams overseas in Ecuador, Haiti, Mexico and India.

Marcia Brenta N.P.

Marcia’s passion for women’s health and obstetrics began in the late 70s.
She has provided both reproductive, health maintenance and obstetric care for women in many settings locally.
Her special interests include sexuality, nutrition, exercise and embracing the challenges of aging.

Marcia continues to seek out new and updated information in these fields. She has maintained a soothing and tranquil disposition towards her patients. She encourages women to explore and expand their self awareness.

Dr. Ervin and Marcia have known each other for over 20 years. “I worked with Dr. Ervin in her OB/GYN practice in the early 1990s”. She also has worked with the nurse midwives as their NP and provided post partum care.

Marcia Jane Brenta is a graduate of Humboldt State University with a B.S. degree and PHN licensing. Women’s health and obstetric Nurse practitioner program was initiated in 1978 through University California San Francisco.

In addition to her attention to women’s health she is an avid gardener and artistic tiler and painter.