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Center for Women’s Health opens clinic in Smyrna

Aug. 17, 2017, 9:37 AM

Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health has expanded its footprint into Rutherford County with a new clinic in Smyrna.

MaryLou Smith, MSN, CNM, is joined by Erin Fairbrother, M.D., assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt, at the practice, which will offer a one-stop shop concept in care.
The Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health Smyrna occupies space in the same suite as the Vanderbilt Children’s Primary Care Smyrna.

“We want to be able to provide better access to our patients in that area,” said Smith, assistant professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology and assistant division director. “This location offers great Vanderbilt care that is so much closer to home for many of our patients and employees.

“And the fact that we are also operating in the same space as our pediatric primary care clinic will truly provide one-stop shopping,” she said. “We think that level of convenience is really attractive.”

The clinic, which opened in July, operates on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Patient appointments are quickly filling up, said Kim Melzoni, patient care services manager.

“During our first day we had six patients scheduled,” she said. “We have seen an increase with each opening day. We are really pleased at how our patient volume is trending. Having a nurse midwife and physician duo will provide women with a choice and a wide variety of OB/GYN services.”

The clinic located at 515 Stonecrest Parkway offers easy access to I-24.

“An advantage of joining with the pediatric practice is to give women the opportunity to establish care for themselves and their children in the same location.

“Smyrna is experiencing great population growth and we feel like our clinic is a great fit for that area,” Melzoni added.

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