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I was born in Memphis, Tennessee on April 25, 1960. My wife's name is Wendy. Wendy and I had our first child on March 21 of 2008. His name is 'Will.' Wendy has a PhD in Nutrition and prior to our getting married, was a professor at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.
After 10 years of private practice as an employee within a large group, I decided it was time to develop my own practice with people whose philosophy of care was similar to my own. It has been almost a year now since going out on my own, and I am wishing I had done it sooner! I am happy to be working with people who truly care about their job and the patients who come to our clinic.
I have delivered over 2000 children and I have extensive training in both low and high risk obstetrics, with a Cesarean section rate lower than the national average, thanks to a rigorous training at Charity Hospital, in New Orleans. I also perform surgery for uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometriosis and pelvic pain, and infertility. I offer in office Essure tubal obstruction procedures for women who have completed their families. I also offer endometrial ablation for women with heavy bleeding.
Although I love the general practice of Ob/Gyn, I have recently begun work on helping women with PCOS or polycystic ovary syndrome. PCOS is not a disease but rather a condition of a constellation of problems, including weight gain, excess hair growth, insulin resistance or early diabetes, elevated triglycerides and cholesterol, as well as menstrual irregularities and infertility.
I have been board certified since 2000 and I am a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. I am on the active staff of Baptist Women's and Methodist Germantown hospitals.
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, B.S. Cum Laude, Honors in Psychology 1982
University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, M.S. Computer Science 1988
University of Tennessee Medical School, Memphis, Tennessee, M.D. 1994
Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, Internship 1995
Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Louisiana, Residency, 1998
Board Certified by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists , 2000
Fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2000