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Kay Medford, RN, WHNP-BC

Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

Kay Medford, RN, WHNP-BC is originally from West Tennessee, but for the past 20+ years, has lived in Cleveland with her husband and almost-ready-to-fly-the-coop son, Will. 

She attended the University of Tennessee at Martin for her pre-nursing degree. She received her Master of Science at the University Center for Health Sciences in Memphis after which she completed post-graduate work in high-risk obstetrics.   

She worked in obstetrics and gynecology for 25 years before returning to school at University of Tennessee, Knoxville to complete requirements for board certification and licensure as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Her focus is on care of women across the age span, both well and problem visits. 

Kay enjoys crafting, sewing, reading and movies. Her and her husband, David, also enjoy raising Brittany bird dogs (previously known as Brittany spaniels) and being “owned” by a Jack Russell Terrier. 

Galen Obstetrics & Gynecology specializes in the medical and surgical care of the female reproductive system and associated disorders for women of all ages. Our health care providers take a compassionate and responsive approach to obstetric and gynecologic care from adolescence through childbirth and beyond. We partner with our patients to achieve the best treatment plans for them.

I SPECIALIZE IN:

I'M LOCATED AT

Galen Obstetrics & Gynecology

1651 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 201

Chattanooga, TN 37421

BEEN IN PRACTICE:

Since 1983

MY CARE PHILOSOPHY:

I believe in collaborative care with my patients, allowing guided autonomy in decision-making. I believe clients are more likely to follow-through with recommended health care guidelines if they are properly informed and educated. I see health as a state of “balance” in the human body. Identifying disorder and disease involves a process of “learning the body’s language’ to interpret imbalances that may lead to illness. 

MY EDUCATION:

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) | University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences Memphis 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) | University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences, Memphis 

I'M AFFILIATED WITH:

Certifications & Licenses:

Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified (WHNP-BC)  

Registered Nurse (RN) 

Neonatal Resuscitation Provider, AAP/AHA

Organizations:
Nurse Practitioners in Women Health

National Certification Corporation with emphasis in Women’s Health

Tennessee Nurse’s Association

Chattanooga Association of Nurses in Advanced Practice 

SERVICES & PATIENT RESOURCES:

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