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Lauren Thomas, MD

Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology


Dr. Lauren Thomas is a proud alumna of Heritage High School, born at Parkridge East and raised in the scenic town of Ringgold, GA. Her deep-rooted connection to the Chattanooga area is evident. She has chosen to return with her husband, a Ringgold native, to raise their son amidst the city’s vibrant culture and natural beauty.

She attended Kennesaw State University and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and received the University Honors Scholar Award given to the Top Graduate of the program. She then went on to attend The Medical College of Georgia in Athens, GA. And then completed her residency at The University of Florida Pensacola OBGYN Residency Program at Ascension Sacred Heart. She was the Chief Resident of Education in her 3rd year, and the Administrative Chief Resident in her 4th year, and the Graduate Medical Education Committee representative for her program.

For Dr. Thomas, medicine is more than just a profession. She explored other potential specialties during medical school; however, none came close to her passion for women’s health, and she felt led by the Lord to pursue OBGYN. In obstetrics, she cherishes the privilege of ushering new life into the world and supporting mothers throughout their journey. In gynecology, she is dedicated to addressing women’s health challenges and understanding the profound impact they can have on their quality of life.

Dr. Thomas is an avid foodie outside her medical practice, always eager to explore Chattanooga’s rich culinary offerings. She balances a diverse range of hobbies, from delving into crafts and painting to embracing dance rhythm, having even taught Zumba classes during her residency. A fervent Taylor Swift fan, she finds solace in piecing together puzzles with friends, all set to the backdrop of Swift’s memorable tunes. Amidst these pursuits, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and son.



Galen Obstetrics & Gynecology

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


Since 2023


I aim to work together with patients to make healthcare decisions that are best for them. I believe quality care comes from a collaborative doctor/patient relationship.


BS | Kennesaw State University
MD | Medical College of Georgia in Athens


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists


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