Voted "Best OB-GYN" in Towne Lake, Woodstock and Canton Voted "Mom-Approved OBs" by Atlanta Parent magazine readers

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Practice Administration Michael Litrel, M.D., Co-founder and Senior Surgeon Christopher Litrel, Practice Administrator and General Counsel Gail Jenkins, Deputy Practice Administrator (Human Resources and Finance) Angel Bobo, Clinical Executive (Quality Assurance, Clinical Trials) Lisa Haley, Public Relations Administrator Public Relations and Marketing Diane Warren, Marketing Consultant Debbie Haley, Marketing Manager Grace Richmond, Social Media Ann Litrel, Creative Consultant

Physicians and Providers Michael Litrel, MD, FACOG, FPMRS Kami Townsend, MA Peahen Gandhi, MD, FACOG, FPMRS Jourdan Adams, MA James Haley, MD, FACOG, FPMRS Whitney Jarrett, MA Kathryn Hale, MD, MPH, FACOG Suzanne Guthrie, MA Britton Crigler, MD, FACOG Kawami Clay, MD Nicole Smith, MA Susan Griggs, APRN, CNM Lisa Kitchens

Quality Assurance Angie Stump, MA Weight Loss Brittany Kreider, MA Janie Russell, MA Additional Medical Assistants Yvonda Edmonds, MA – Phone Triage Brooke McCracken, MA – Phone Triage Marie Topalova, MA Monica Wilcox, MA Kory Renfroe, MA Ultrasound Technicians Brenda Peters, Ultrasound Julianna Kirby, Ultrasound Lindsay Traylor, Ultrasound Check-In Jenny Chastain Sherene Harati Check-Out Maricarmen Montano Jessica Cadena Jana Walker Call Center/Scheduling Jodi Farrell Kimberly Reeves Erin Tirado Billing Jennifer Unterreiner Renita Hardin Glenda Smith Surgery Schedulers Erica Deese Wendy Kelley LaCreisha Wells Medical Records Request Debby Bruce Cosmetic Scheduling Sophia Soriano

Why Choose Us?

Patients of Cherokee Women’s Health have offered their testimonials in hundreds of online reviews. They are often extremely enthusiastic about why they choose Cherokee Women’s Health for their OB/GYN care. But while they may have satisfaction in common, their reasons for choosing Cherokee Women’s Health are surprisingly diverse.

A quick survey of patient reviews turns up three main reasons for choosing Cherokee Women’s Health:

1. “I love my doctor.”

At the top of the list for patients is “Personal Relationships.” Patients who feel the personal connection with their provider are relieved, happy, and most of all, grateful. Often they feel this is the first health care provider who has ever listened to them. You will hear the word  “listen” again and again in their testimonials.

“I have never been to a more caring, competent doctor,” says Karen W. “Dr. Gandhi is the only OB/GYN that has ever sat down with me prior to exam and listened to me. She then explained my concerns. No doctor has ever done that before, and usually they just talk over me. I truly feel that she is the best doctor I’ve ever had… Referrals will forever be made to Dr. Gandhi by me!”

Dr. Hale has a fan named Carrie: “Dr. Hale was absolutely FANTASTIC. I can’t say enough good things. She made me very comfortable, and really listened to my concerns. I really appreciate her very open and caring demeanor, and her approach to providing care for the issues I was concerned with!”

A patient named Stephanie had this to say: “Dr. Crigler was wonderful. He listened to our wishes and was super gentle and patient with me and my first baby boy. We are so grateful!”

In fact, it is patients like Stephanie who helped ensure that all six of the OB-GYNs at Cherokee Women’s Health were nominated in 2018 by readers for the coveted list of “Mom-Approved OB’s”, published by Atlanta Parent magazine.

2. “The Staff Is Great.”

Patient satisfaction, however, is not limited to appreciation for the doctors only. Very often we found that patients also mentioned the staff.

“Every staff member I encounter treats me with care and respect,” says Susan W. “From the awesome ladies at the front, the ultrasound technician and the nurses, to all the doctors at this practice.”

Jackie G. emphasized the “approachable” demeanor of the staff. “I wish all doctors’ offices were as friendly and easy to use…I  have found everyone there to be personable and approachable while being extraordinarily professional. I highly recommend this practice!”

Yet another recognized that visiting the doctor can be a nerve-wracking experience. The fact that the staff helped make her comfortable and calm was most important to her: “I cannot say enough good things about everyone at this office! I had to have a biopsy done and was extremely nervous. Everyone in this office took extra care to ensure I was comfortable every step of the way and were not only polite but were understanding and reassuring…  There are no words to express my gratitude.”

3. “My Problem Is Fixed!”

Finally, Cherokee Women’s Health is uniquely positioned among OB-GYN practices in the Southeast: three of the physicians are double-board certified in not only Obstetrics and Gynecology, but also in the subspecialty Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPRMS, also known as Urogynecology).

In fact, in 2018, women came from an astounding 27 states across the country to Cherokee Women’s Health for expert help in Pelvic Health: simply put, they could not find the expertise they needed among their local medical community. Cherokee Women’s Health has become a nationally known resource for expert help on a wide range of complex women’s health issues related to Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.

One patient, Nancy, described her relief in discovering Cherokee Women’s Health after visiting multiple other practices without receiving an accurate diagnosis. “When I came to… Cherokee Women’s, I was very frustrated because I had been to several physicians seeking a diagnosis for my symptoms and complaints. Several of my friends recommended Cherokee Women’s Health Specialists to me… I felt very comfortable during my initial office visit, and truly appreciated the amount of time taken with me. I can honestly say that I am feeling so much better, and the best part is the peace of mind that I now have. I have the utmost respect for Dr. Litrel… We are very fortunate to have this exceptional group of physicians in our community dedicated to women’s health and wellness.”

“I have been going to Dr. James Haley for many years and he is an incredible doctor, “ says Tammy R. “He did a very complicated bladder surgery on me and literally changed my life. He is the best surgeon and I recommend him to everyone. He is always very nice and kind to me and listens very well. Thank you, Dr. Haley, for all you’ve done for me.”

When it comes to the reasons women choose Cherokee Women’s Health for their OB-GYN care, there are many. But no matter the reason, the common denominator is always this:  a Happy Patient!

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“I truly love Cherokee Women’s Health. The staff is very patient and understanding. The providers are wonderful and very thorough! I couldn’t ask for a better group of caring people.”
– Emily E.
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