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Kay Medford, RN, WHNP-BC

Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology


Galen Obstetrics & Gynecology specialize in the medical and surgical care of the female reproductive system and associated disorders for women of all ages.  Our 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.

At Galen Obstetrics & Gynecology we offer women’s Services, obstetrics and pregnancy care, labor & delivery, gynecology, women’s medicine, surgery, 3D/4D ultrasound and birthing classes.

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

I am originally from West Tennessee, but for the past 20+ years, I have lived in Cleveland with my husband and our almost-ready-to-fly-the-coop son, Will.

During my education I attended the University of Tennessee, Martin for pre-nursing; University Center for Health Sciences, Memphis for Nursing and for Post-Graduate work (Master of Science, High-Risk Obstetrics).  

Worked in women’s healthcare (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. My focus is on care of women across the age span, both well and problem visits.  




Galen Obstetrics & Gynecology

1651 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 201

Chattanooga, TN 37421


 35 years.


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. 


RN | University Center for Health Sciences, Memphis, TN

WHNP-BC | University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Knoxville, TN


Nurse Practitioners in Women Health
National Certification Corporation with emphasis in Women’s Health Tennessee Nurse’s Association


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