Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology
I am a born and raised Chattanoogan. I am married and have three sons. I began my journey into midwifery after the birth of my second son. I started by providing labor support to women as a labor doula and became certified as a Lamaze instructor and taught hospital-based classes. I completed my Associate and subsequent Bachelor degrees in Nursing while working as a labor and delivery nurse here in Chattanooga at both Erlanger campuses.
I decided to become a midwife, because it was the ideal way to bridge the gap between my love for providing labor support and childbirth education with my experience as a nurse, in order to better serve the women of my community. So, after the birth of my third son I completed my Masters in Nursing and became a Certified Nurse Midwife. I have enjoyed practicing full-scope midwifery care in my beautiful hometown for 10 years. In 2017 I returned to school to complete my education with a Doctor in Nursing Practice degree. In addition to practicing clinically I am also faculty for Frontier Nursing University, helping to educate future nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners.
In my free time you can probably find me at a ball game of some sort or cheering on my marathon-running husband. I love to travel, read and enjoy the many outdoor activities our beautiful city has to offer.
1651 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 101 A
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) | Frontier Nursing University
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) | Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing
Erlanger East Hospital
Erlanger Baroness Hospital
Parkridge East Hospital
American College of Nurse Midwives
Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), American Midwifery Certification Board
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:
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:
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:
Comfort management during labor available 24 hours a day:
Are you prepared for your newest arrival?
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