Personalized women’s healthcare in Tennessee
Taking control of your health starts with finding a care team to support you. And by choosing Ascension Saint Thomas Women’s Care in Middle Tennessee, you are connected to the care you need, close to home. Our doctors always start by listening to you. We know that each woman is unique. By understanding you and your health, we deliver the care that’s right for you.
Get care for your everyday health
Taking care of yourself so that you can continue to take care of those you love is important. And staying well starts with choosing a doctor who listens to understand you. Whether you need a yearly wellness exam or checkup, vaccinations, help managing a chronic condition, have a minor illness, or want to talk to a doctor about what’s on your mind, your primary care doctor is your first stop. Talk with your doctor about everyday healthcare questions, emotional health needs and concerns about symptoms. And, your doctor can help you stay healthy by providing preventive care and finding health concerns early.
If you have a health condition that needs more advanced care, your primary care doctor will connect you to a specialist in heart care, OB-GYN, brain and spine care, cancer care, orthopedic care, mental health, weight management and more.
Choosing the right OB-GYN and care team is personal
You want an OB-GYN who understands you and your preferences and answers your questions — big and small. Find a doctor you feel comfortable talking to. Your OB-GYN provides care throughout every stage of your life — from yearly exams and screenings to care during pregnancy and through menopause. We understand the unique healthcare needs of women and moms.
Whether you’re having your first baby or you’re an experienced mom, you know your body best and your preferences are important. It takes a true healthcare partner to understand that no one knows your body better than you. So, the doctors and care teams at Ascension Saint Thomas start by getting to know you, answering your questions and understanding your preferences. You’ll be supported by a team that will provide the care you need throughout your pregnancy, labor and delivery, follow-up care and beyond. That’s why more families choose Ascension Saint Thomas for the birth of their baby than any other health system in Tennessee.
Not all women need specialized high-risk care for their pregnancy. But if you do, Ascension Saint Thomas care teams who specialize in maternal fetal medicine (MFM) are here for you. Our maternal fetal medicine specialists deliver care for moms at higher-risk or with pregnancy complications. If there is a newborn medical emergency, we have a Level III NICU at our Midtown hospital and a Level II NICU at our Rutherford hospital.
Get up-to-date on breast health screenings
Finding breast cancer early can help save lives. That’s why it’s important for women to get a mammogram every year, beginning at age 40. At Ascension Saint Thomas, we offer many types of mammograms, including 3D mammography, the most advanced breast screening technology. Mammograms give you and your doctor a better understanding of your breast health.
By getting to know you and your health history, we can recommend the breast screening that’s right for you. Make time for screenings that may help catch things early. And talk with your doctor anytime you have concerns between screenings.
A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, but you’re not alone. Our care teams are here to provide the care and support you need. And if you have a family history of cancer, we offer genetic counseling and testing.
Breast cancer care: You have a multidisciplinary team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and breast surgeons working together to create a care plan that's right for you. We understand that breast cancer can leave you with a lot of questions and concerns. Nurse navigators are here for you, to answer your questions and help guide you through your treatment and recovery.
Gynecologic oncology: We offer the most advanced treatment options for gynecologic cancers, including robotic and laparoscopic surgery, lymphatic mapping, novel chemotherapy treatment options, and clinical research trials. You also have access to support services during treatment and into survivorship. Your physical and emotional health is our priority.
As women, our bodies change as we age, and so do our healthcare needs. Childbirth and menopause can lead to changes in your pelvic floor. These changes can result in vaginal, bladder or pelvic health problems. At Ascension Medical Group Center for Female Pelvic Medicine, our care team specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor disorders in women. Learn more about women's pelvic healthcare.
Cardiologists at Ascension Saint Thomas provide woman-focused heart care. We specialize in caring for heart conditions that commonly affect women, including heart disease, heart attack and chronic chest pain. We also offer perinatal cardiac care for women at increased risk for heart complications during pregnancy. And we provide follow-up care for women who experienced preeclampsia during their pregnancy.
If you are an existing patient, ask if a virtual (telehealth) visit is an option for your appointment.