7705 Poplar Ave Building B, Suite 210,
Germantown, TN 38138
Your Gynecologists in Germantown
Dr. Mullenix earned his bachelor’s degree at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. He then went to medical school and earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee. After gaining residency experience at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Mullenix went into practice and is currently a board-certified OB/GYN. He’s a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and a member of the Memphis OB/GYN Society. Dr. Mullenix is also a laparoscopic surgery expert and is a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.
Dr. Giddens is an expert in all aspects of obstetric and gynecological care. This includes well-woman visits and preventive screenings, birth control counseling, menopause management, and prenatal care. She earned her undergraduate degree from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. She went on to earn her medical degree from the University of Arkansas of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Giddens also serves as a clinical instructor with the UTHSC Department of OB/GYN.
Dr. Shannon is a board-certified OB/GYN through the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and maintains a professional membership with the organization. She also maintains her membership with the Memphis OB/GYN Society and is a clinical instructor with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center OB/GYN department. Dr. Shannon works with Methodist Germantown Hospital and Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women. She welcomes new patients to our East, Germantown and Wolfchase office.
What is a Gynecologist in Germantown?
Our first-rate team of physicians at Memphis Obstetrics and Gynecological Associations, PC, is committed to providing women with the best care possible from puberty through menopause. We have three convenient Tennessee locations in Memphis, Germantown, and Bartlett, as well as Southaven, Mississippi. Call or click today to make an appointment.
During childbearing years a women’s health is very much dependent on the health of her reproductive systems. A gynecologist focuses on your health in general and the biological functions supporting reproduction in particular. This includes the menstrual cycle, fertility, pregnancy, as well as diseases and disorders that interrupt normal body functions.
Typically paired with the obstetrics discipline, gynecologists may or may not include a special focus on pregnancy and childbirth. General and family physicians also provide gynecological care, but choosing a MOGA gynecologist ensures quality care devoted to and centered around women.
What your Gynecologist in Germantown Does
Care from a gynecologist addressed any health concern involving the uterus, vagina, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. Women’s breasts also require special and these fall under the care your MOGA gynecologist. The range of care stretches from adolescence through adulthood, including menopause, after your reproductive years have ended.
If you become pregnant, you’ll see an obstetrician until your child is born. Fortunately, many gynecologists also practice obstetrics, and you may not need to switch providers. Discuss with your MOGA gynecologist about their specialties. If they’re not already obstetrics practitioners, they can recommend another MOGA care provider.
Conditions Your Gynecologist in Germantown treats
Most women experience a gynecological disorder at some point in their lives. Most of the time these problems are minor and easy to treat. Occasionally, however, diseases and disorders may be complex or with a wide-ranging health impact.
Common symptoms of gynecological disorders include:
- Irregular bleeding at menstruation
- Bleeding during or after intercourse
- Lumps or sores present on genitals
- Vaginal discharges with strong odors
- Burning sensations during urination
- Discomfort or pain during intercourse
These symptoms, or others, may indicate common gynecological conditions, such as:
- Fibroids: common tumors, usually benign, occurring commonly in the uterus
- Ovarian cysts: fluid-filled sacs in the ovaries that may interfere with the normal function of the ovaries
- Endometriosis: the irregular growth of uterine lining tissue in places other than the uterus, such as inside the fallopian tubes, for example
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS): ovarian symptoms caused by elevated levels of male hormones
Trust the best time of your life to the best Gynecologist in Germantown
When you’re pregnant, you can expect many changes to the life growing inside you, as well as to your own body, over a short period. Your obstetrician at Memphis Obstetrics & Gynecological Association, PC, with locations in Germantown in the surrounding area specializes in the care of both you and your child. Call the office or request an appointment online.