Shawn Reuss RN, MSN, WHNP-BC

Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology


Shawn is a Cleveland, TN native, a graduate of Cleveland High School and Lee University. She pursued a Masters in Nursing through Vanderbilt University and specialized in Women’s Health, as she felt strongly that this was her passion. She spent the first year of her career working as an RN in the Mother/Baby Unit in Richmond, VA and then spent three years in private practice OBGYN working as a Nurse Practitioner in Fredericksburg, VA.

Once Shawn and her husband started a family, they decided to make the move back to Cleveland where she found a job working for the Hamilton County Health Department in the Family Planning Clinic for three years before starting at Galen in 2015. Working at Galen has been the highlight of her career as she thoroughly enjoys taking care of women’s health.



Galen Obstetrics & Gynecology

1651 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 201

Chattanooga, TN 37421


 11 years.


I believe in not only providing care for a woman’s reproductive health, but also their entire well-being. I try to promote the bond between patient and caregiver, providing a trusting relationship to adequately take care of women through all stages of their lives.


MSN | Vanderbilt University — Specialized in Women’s Health.


National Certification Corporation in Women’s Health 


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.