Meet the Highland OB/GYN Team


Highland Ob/Gyn will be closing as of September 30, 2018. For the past 70 years our doctors, midwives and staff have had the privilege and honor of caring for a countless number of women in Fayetteville and the surrounding areas and we will forever be grateful for that opportunity.

Although the Highland Ob/Gyn practice is closing, our patients can continue to receive uninterrupted care from the doctor they’ve grown to trust. Dr. David Schutzer has accepted a position at Cape Fear Valley Ob/Gyn and starting on October 1st, he will continue the care for his patients at that location. We will gladly forward all medical records for each patient that chooses to follow him to this new location. Cape Fear Valley Ob/Gyn is not prepared to begin scheduling appointments for him yet but as we draw closer to October 1st you will be able to contact them and request to be added to his schedule.

Our midwife, Suzanne McCloskey, will remain with Highland until September 20th. Suzanne is currently working to secure a position with a different practice in Fayetteville and once the details are finalized that location and her start date will be announced. We will gladly forward all medical records for each patient that chooses to follow her to that new location.

Our office will remain on our normal schedule and continue to see all of our scheduled patients until our closing date. Should you have any questions or concerns we will be happy to assist you in anyway that we can. We ask that all medical record transfer requests be submitted to us as soon as possible so that we have adequate time to complete those requests before our closing date.

We thank all of you for the opportunity to serve you as Highland Ob/Gyn and we look forward to serving you at our new locations.

David A. Schutzer, MD, FACOG2014aJanuary 160

David Schutzer is a board-certified physician and surgeon. Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Schutzer finished his training at Duke University Medical Center before joining Highland OB/GYN in 1997. He has twice been chosen Best Physician in the Readers’ Choice Awards given by the Fayetteville Observer and in 2013 he received the title of “Best OB/GYN/Fertility Specialist in Fayetteville”. He has served as Chief of the Department of OB/GYN and Chief of Staff at Cape Fear Valley Hospital, as well as President of the Cumberland County Medical Society. During his time off Dr. Schutzer stays active with his wife and four children.


Suzanne P. McCloskey, CNM

Ms. SSuzanne Muzanne McCloskey is Board Certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board as a Certified Nurse Midwife. She was graduated with honors from Georgetown University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She then earned a Master of Science in Nursing from The George Washington University and completed her post-graduate studies in Midwifery at Shenandoah University in 2016. She is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives.
Ms. McCloskey believes pregnancy and childbirth are among the most beautiful of life’s experiences. She is excited to provide prenatal care and education to women and families, and guide them through labor and birth. In addition to midwifery services, she also provides family planning and gynecologic care. Aside from her work, Ms. McCloskey enjoys playing the piano and spending time with her family. She and her husband have two children.