Copper K. Newman, M.D.

Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology


Dr. Copper Newman is a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Galen. From a young age, Dr. Newman was drawn to medicine and dentistry, and during nursing school, she developed a specific passion for women’s health. Spurred on by her mother who worked as a nurse, Dr. Newman also pursued a bachelor’s degree in nursing, but ultimately decided to continue studying to become a physician. 

“The first time I saw a baby come into this world, I knew that I wanted to work in the field of medicine forever,” she said. 

During her time in medical school at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, Dr. Newman was drawn to multiple areas of medicine, but felt certain her calling was in the field of women’s health. She has been in practice for 15 years, all of which have been spent as a part of the incredible team at Galen. 

Dr. Newman’s care philosophy is founded in meeting women exactly where they are. Each patient is different, with a unique story. In her role as OBGYN, Dr. Newman first seeks to understand each patient and her goals so they can then set to work achieving them together. Though she enjoys every aspect of her position, she harbors a particular appreciation for the honor of delivering babies. 

When away from the office, Dr. Newman loves spending time with Wade, her husband of 22 years, and her two children, Hannah Kate and Jackson. She enjoys reading fiction and studying the Bible, and her ideal day off would involve time spent at the beach with family and friends.



Galen Obstetrics & Gynecology

1651 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 201

Chattanooga, TN 37421


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.  


 Since 2004.


Dr. Newman’s care philosophy is founded in meeting women exactly where they are. Each patient is different, with a unique story. In her role as OBGYN, Dr. Newman first seeks to understand each patient and her goals so they can then set to work achieving them together.


M.D. | University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN




Best Gynecologists in Chattanooga
Certifications:  American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology


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

Classes are taught by a Registered Labor and Delivery Nurse

Cost: $65.00


Saturday Classes are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and are offered on the following dates:

  • Saturday, March 7th
  • Saturday, April 11th
  • Saturday, May 30th


Tuesday and Thursday Classes are 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday & Thursday, March 17th & 19th
  • Tuesday & Thursday, April 21st & 23rd
  • Tuesday & Thursday, May 5th & 7th

For more information see a receptionist or call us at  (423) 899-9133.