Voted "Best OB/GYN and Surgeon" in Woodstock and Canton Voted "Top Docs" and "Mom-Approved OBs" in Atlanta


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

Leah Goodson-Gerami, DO, FACOOG

Susan Griggs, APRN, CNM

Courtnay Staab, PA-C

Robin Hurley, APRN, CNM

Dr Litrel OB/GYN
Dr. Litrel
Dr. Gandhi OB/GYN
Dr. Gandhi
Dr. Haley OB/GYN
Dr. Haley
Dr. Hale OB/GYN
Dr. Hale
Dr. Crigler OB/GYN
Dr. Crigler
Dr. Clay OB/GYN photo
Dr. Clay
Dr. G-G photo
Dr. G-G
Midwife Susan Griggs, APRN, CNM photo
Midwife Susan Griggs
Courtnay Staab, PA-C
Robin Hurley midwife photo
Robin Hurley, APRN, CNM


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.


FACOOG stands for Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists affiliation and signifies board certification.
A DO is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.


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 and it’s interfering with my life.”
  • “My bleeding every month is horrendous.”

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