Sunday, June 02, 2013

Obstetrician seeking a job in the Nashville area

A few days ago I had the pleasure of chatting on the phone with an obstetrician. He's a wonderful (and wickedly funny) physician who strongly supports patient choice, autonomy, and informed consent. He's currently looking to relocate to the Nashville area and would love any leads on job opportunities there.

A bit more about the obstetrician: he's been practicing OB/GYN for over two decades. He is currently the only physician in a large metropolitan area offering vaginal breech, VBAC, and vaginal twins. He strongly values keeping these choices available to women. He also practices cost containment and keeping unnecessary procedures and tests to a minimum. This hasn't kept him in good graces with his peers and the hospitals he works at, since both physicians and health care institutions profit from doing more procedures, not fewer. He is a skilled vaginal surgeon and prides himself on continuing to offer things like vaginal hysterectomies, rather than turning to robotic surgery.

He loves working with midwives and doing consultations. He especially enjoys patients who bring in midwives to serve as doulas in the hospital. He likes finding reasons to be "late" so the midwife gets to do the catching :)

Some awesome quotes from our telephone conversation:

"My favorite delivery is the one that I miss."

"I like being useless."

What he's looking for in Nashville:

He wants to live and work within a 60-mile radius of Nashville, TN (one of his daughters lives there, and he'd like to be close to family). This includes Bowling Green, OH to the N, Clarksville to the NW, Lewisburg to the S, and Manchester to the SE.

He wants to join a practice that appreciates the skills and values he has to offer. He's also interested in being involved with birth centers and in working with midwives.

If you're a physician, nurse, midwife, doula, lactation consultant, or other associated health care professional in or near Nashville, please let me know if you have any suggestions or leads on job openings. He'd also like recommendations on specific hospitals or practices that would be a good fit for his skills and practice philosophies. If you email me, I can put you in touch with him directly. Let's do our best to find him a fulfilling new job!


  1. We are looking for a new chief OB if he wants to make his way up to South Western Ontario! :)

  2. I'm a doula in the Nahville area and he sounds amazing. He sounds a little bit like another OB blogger I've read. ;) How's his bedside manner? I hope he gets here in a hurry. Things are in an interesting state of affairs with all of the big hospitals competing for deliveries and starting to change their ways, slowly but surely. Still room for improvement, of course.

  3. Sounds like a dream! Please come to Murfreesboro (30 miles south of Nashville), we need you sir! I work as a doula here and as far as I know, we don't have any OB's even close to that! The largest OB office here has a shocking 40% c-section rate and an even higher induction rate!

  4. *Sigh* we would love that here in NW Arkansas... But I am sure there are many people who would say that about wherever they are... If I think of anyone I know in TN, I will let you know ;) Best of luck to him, he deserves to work with people who will appreciate him, and maybe someday there can be more like him out there!

  5. I'm pretty sure I know who you're talking about, and I super puffy <3 him! I tried to send in my email to get permission to read his blog, but still can't seem to get on his site. :-( At any rate, Dayton, OH is not really close to Nashville, but I VBAC'd my second baby with a fantastic practice here. My friend just had a successful hospital VBA2C with the same practice. It is a collaborative OB/midwife practice, they currently have 3 docs and 6's called Women's Health Specialists and Midwives of Dayton. They practice at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, OH and deliver in both a hospital setting and also in the hospital-based birth center called Family Beginnings. If only the practice were closer to Nashville, it would be a good fit for his skills and practice philosophies!

    1. One of my sisters had her last 3 babies at Family Beginnings. Dr. Guy has a reputation for being pretty much super awesome.


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