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


Michael Litrel, MD, FACOG, FPMRS

Peahen Gandhi, MD, FACOG, FPMRS

James Haley, MD, FACOG, FPMRS

Kathryn Azelia Hale, MD, MPH, FACOG

Britton Crigler, MD, FACOG

Kawami Clay, MD, FACOG

Susan Griggs, APRN, CNM

Dr Litrel photo

Dr. Litrel

Peahen Gandhi, MD, FACOG, FPMRS

Dr. Gandhi

Dr. Haley photo

Dr. Haley

Kathryn Azelia Hale, MD, MPH, FACOG

Dr. Hale

Britton Crigler, MD, FACOG

Dr. Crigler

Dr. Clay

Susan Griggs, RN, CNM photo

Midwife Susan Griggs


FACOG stands for “Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.” ACOG is the nation’s leading group of professionals providing health care for women.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

  • Serves as a strong advocate for quality health care for women
  • Maintains the highest standards of clinical practice
  • Provides continuing education of its members
  • Promotes patient education
  • Increases awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women’s health care

For more information, go to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.


So, What Exactly is FPMRS, Anyway?
Board certified OB-GYNs Michael Litrel, Peahen Gandhi, and James Haley have been awarded board certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. FPMRS is a surgical sub-specialty addressing the problems women experience with the changes to their anatomy from having children. FPMRS surgeons are also known as ‘Board Certified Urogynecologists.’

Cherokee Women’s Health Specialists, PC, has unique surgical expertise in the Southeast United States as an OB-GYN practice with three Board Certified Urogynecologists.

Areas of Expertise as FPMRS subspecialists:

  • Urogynecology – Incontinence
  • Pelvic Reconstruction (loss of support in internal organs and female pelvic anatomy)
  • Heavy Bleeding
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Transvaginal Mesh Revision and Repair
  • Vaginal Rejuvenation (vaginal laxity from childbirth)
  • Labiaplasty (structural abnormalities and cosmetic repairs)

Dr. Michael Litrel says: “Women often suffer unnecessarily, not knowing that there are effective treatments for a leaky bladder or pelvic pain. Women who need treatment will often make these statements:

  • “I leak when I sneeze, laugh, or move too much.”
  • “I feel like my bottom’s falling out!”
  • “I have pain with my cycles—it’s interfering with my life.”
  • “My bleeding every month is horrendous.”

Patients may call 770-720-7733 to schedule a consultation.

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