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D. Scott Harnsberger, MD, FACOG

Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology


D. Scott Harnsberger, MD, FACOG, is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology at Galen OB/GYN Ridgeside. He is a native of Chattanooga and attended McCallie School. He completed his bachelor’s degree in history and political science at Emory University. He went to Medical School at the University of Tennessee and completed his residency at the University of Florida.

Dr. Harnsberger has been in practice for 19 years and is affiliated with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Tennessee Medical Association. He has privileges at Parkridge, Parkridge East, and Erlanger Hospitals. Dr. Harnsberger pursued medicine because it offers him the opportunity to use his intellect and gifts to demonstrate God’s love through kind and compassionate care for others. He chose to specialize in OB/GYN because it offers a nice mix of medicine and surgery with the addition of obstetrics. OB/GYN is also about relationships. He enjoys getting to know his patients and becoming friends with them over many years of their life. His favorite part about his job is getting to develop meaningful relationships with patients, their families, and his nurses. His care philosophy is centered around caring for and treating my patients as if they were his mother, wife, or daughters.

When away from the office, Dr. Harnsberger can be found spending time with his wife and seven children. In his free time, he enjoys doing yard work and going out on the boat or playing a nice round of golf. His favorite thing about Chattanooga is the small-town feel.



Galen Obstetrics & Gynecology

2341 McCallie Ave, Suite #302, Chattanooga, TN 37404


19 years.


Dr. Harnsberger’s care philosophy is centered around caring for and treating my patients as if they were his mother, wife, or daughters


Residency | University of Florida
M.D. | University of Tennessee
B.S. | Emory University




Parkridge East

Erlanger Hospitals


American College of Obstetricians

Gynecologists and the Tennessee Medical Association


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.

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