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Laura Chastain, FNP-BC

Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology


Laura began her nursing career in Chattanooga, TN as a registered nurse after completing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She then furthered her career at Emory University by obtaining a Master of Science in Nursing with a certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has worked in this role for approximately 10 years in Nephrology while the last 10 years have been spent in women’s health.

She has a husband, Mike, and two children, Addison and Like who are her first priority in life. She enjoys cross fit, water-skiing, and anything her children are “into at the moment.” 



Galen Obstetrics & Gynecology East

1651 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 201

Chattanooga, TN 37421

Hours of Operation:


22 years. 


I believe in treating the whole patient to include the physical, emotional, and spiritual by collaborating with my patients in a plan of care that is flexible yet attainable. The goal of treatment is to restore health to the utmost degree to allow each patient to function fully in their societal roles. 


Master of Nursing | Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) | University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


Certifications & Licenses:

Family Nurse Practioner-Board Certified (FNP-BC)

American Nurses Credentialing Center

Tennessee Nurse’s Association

Woodland Park Baptist Emergency Care Team


Women’s healthcare services require compassion and expertise. Here at Galen OB/GYN we provide comprehensive, specialized obstetric and gynecological care with the highest regard for patient satisfaction to meet a woman’s needs throughout her lifetime. Whether you are planning a family, staying healthy with routine care, or having health difficulties, our provider’s have the wisdom and medical expertise to help you make informed decisions about your healthcare. 

Some of our services include:

  • Obstetrics
  • Pregnancy Care
  • Labor & Delivery
  • Gynecology
  • Women’s Medicine & Surgery
  • 3D/4D Ultrasound
  • Birthing Classes

Galen’s Labor and Delivery teams are here to help make your birthing experience everything you want it to be. We work closely with you to support your healthcare choices, such as medicated or non-medicated labor and other birthing practices or aids. We strive for a vaginal delivery and only recommend a C-section if your health or your baby’s health is at risk.

Labor and Delivery expectations:


Support for your birth plan, your delivery team will work with you to support your birth plan choices, including:

  • Having an medicated or non-medicated labor
  • Having a support, family members, or friends present at the time of your child’s birth
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Skin-to-skin bonding time immediately after delivey


Immediate access to specialty care, mothers who deliver with Galen have healthy pregnancies and uncomplicated deliveries. However, if additional care is required for you or your baby:

  • Our High-Risk Obstetrics team specializes in providing the most advanced, nurturing care for complex health problems.
  • Our Neonatology team provides word class care for newborn babies with critical or special care needs.


Comfort management during labor available 24 hours a day:

  • For women who desire a medicated labor or require a C-section, our obstetric anesthesia service is always available in Labor and Delivery.

Are you prepared for your newest arrival?

Galen OB/GYN wants to help with a  

Complete Childbirth Class  

Topics include:

  • Labor
  • Breathing & Relaxation techniques
  • Birth Plans
  • Post-partum lifestyle
  • Newborn Care Basics
  • Tour of Erlanger East