Rashunika Patillo, FNP-C

Specialist in Family Medicine

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

Rashunika Patillo grew up in the Atlanta area, moving to Chattanooga in 2007. She attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she achieved her bachelor’s and then masters in nursing. She graduated in May of 2020.

Rashunika decided to pursue a career in nursing so she could cultivate general, overall knowledge of medicine in effort to help others. She has a passion for helping the underserved, and seeks to provide support to patients, educating them through treatment.

“What I love most about my job is being able to empower patients to make educated healthcare choices, and manage acute and chronic conditions,” she said.

In her free time, Rashunika enjoys reading and spending time with her husband, stepson, and goldendoodle. She also loves theme parks, shopping, doing makeup, and a good workout.

I'M LOCATED AT

School Based Health Clinic – Baylor School

171 Baylor School Rd.,

Chattanooga, TN 37421

BEEN IN PRACTICE:

Since May 2020

MY CARE PHILOSOPHY:

My care philosophy is centered in patient education. I seek to help my patients make positive choices and create good foundations for healthy lifestyles.

MY EDUCATION:

FNP-C | University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

MSN | University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

BSN | University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

I'M AFFILIATED WITH:

Erlanger Hospital

Sigma Theta Tau International

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

Classes are taught by a Registered Labor and Delivery Nurse and Cost: $65.00

Saturday Classes: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

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