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Welcome to Fort Sanders Perinatal Center

Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. But if you’re facing a high-risk pregnancy with a potential for premature labor and delivery, gestational diabetes or other complications, or if you’re finally pregnant after struggling with infertility, you need specialized care for you and your baby. The high-risk prenatal doctors, or perinatologists, at Fort Sanders Perinatal Center have served women in East Tennessee for more than 20 years, providing complete care for high-risk women, especially those 35 years or older, with multiples, pregnancy complications, history of birth defects, and medical problems such as diabetes or hypertension. For excellence in high-risk pregnancy care, women choose Fort Sanders Perinatal Center.

This facility complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Click here to learn more.

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At the Fort Sanders Perinatal Center we provide a comprehensive range of procedures to assess your baby’s condition, rule out or confirm potential medical complications, and help physicians manage or prevent difficulties.

For a full listing of our services, please visit our services page.

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High blood pressure can happen in pregnancy, either as a preexisting condition (chronic hypertension) or during pregnancy (gestational hypertension, toxemia, or preeclampsia), and happens most often in young women with a first pregnancy. Learn more: bit.ly/2GqkhZw ... See MoreSee Less

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Gestational diabetes can be managed through daily blood glucose monitoring, insulin injections, prescription medicines, exercise, or a special diet. We’ll discuss a treatment that is best for you during your prenatal appointment. Learn more about the importance of monitoring this condition: bit.ly/2vjv0BZ ... See MoreSee Less

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Gestational diabetes is when a mother who doesn’t have diabetes develops a resistance to insulin because of the hormones of pregnancy. Learn more: bit.ly/2GqkhZw ... See MoreSee Less

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There’s no safer place for your baby’s beginning

Complete high-risk prenatal care in one practice and expert emergent care just steps away for our smallest patients. Learn more.

Fort Sanders Perinatal Center News


  • Joy Friley Hendricks, PT, PRPC provides physical therapy for women who suffer some gynecologic and pregnancy-related problems.

    The high-risk pregnancy physicians at Fort Sanders Perinatal Center may refer patients to physical therapy for relief of pain...

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  • Gary Stephens, DO, FACOOG

    Board-certified perinatologist Gary Stephens, DO of Fort Sanders Perinatal Center discusses the benefits and risks of exercising during pregnancy...

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  • Perry Roussis, MD, FACOG

    High-risk pregnancy physician Perry Roussis, MD of Fort Sanders Perinatal Center discusses how women can safely exercise during pregnancy...

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  • Diabetes Counseling for women with pre-existing and gestational diabetes.

    Street and lane closures will occur for the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon race events on March 24-25. All roads...

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  • Diabetes Counseling for women with pre-existing and gestational diabetes.

    Here is a full list of the accepted insurance plans at Fort Sanders Perinatal Center, including commercial, governmental, healthcare...

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  • Certified Genetic Counselor Tracy Dawson, MS, CGC at Fort Sanders Perinatal Center helps parents learn about prenatal genetic testing and if a positive result means their baby is at risk for a birth defect.

    Certified Genetic Counselor Tracy Dawson, MS, CGC at Fort Sanders Perinatal Center helps couples learn how positive prenatal genetic...

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  • Certified Genetic Counselor Caitlin Austin, MS, CGC at Fort Sanders Perinatal Center helps parents decide if genetic counseling and prenatal genetic testing is needed to find out if their baby is at risk for a birth defect.

    Certified genetic counselor Caitlin Austin, MS, CGC at Fort Sanders Perinatal Center discusses how prenatal genetic counseling and testing...

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  • Our office follows the inclement weather schedule of the University of Tennessee. If UT delays opening, closes early, or...

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