Fort Sanders Perinatal Center, located at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, is dedicated to providing comprehensive obstetrical services to women with high-risk pregnancies. We aim to improve pregnancy outcomes and ensure optimal health for every woman and infant.
At the Fort Sanders Perinatal Center, we strive to improve pregnancy outcomes and ensure optimal health for every woman and infant.
- High resolution ultrasound services
- Prenatal diagnostic testing
- Genetic counseling
- Pre-conceptual and pregnancy consultations
- First trimester screening
Conditions treated include:
- Diabetes in pregnancy (services provided by Fort Sanders Diabetes Center at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center)
- Risk of pre-term labor
- Hypertension in pregnancy
- Risk of having a child with a birth defect
- Cardiovascular disease in pregnancy
- Family history of genetic disease
- Multiple pregnancies
- Complications in previous pregnancies
- Rh sensitization
- Other high-risk pregnancy complications
We work closely with the women's services department at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
to handle emergencies or complications and to help manage the birthing experience. Our close association with East Tennessee Children's Hospital
assures medical services are available for infants, if needed, with access to a neonatal intensive care unit, five neonatologists and a comprehensive newborn nursery.
Fees and insurance
The relationship we have with our patients is very important, resulting in care for all pregnant women. For that reason, a clear understanding of the recommended medical treatment and financial responsibility is essential. We encourage patients to discuss costs with our staff. We participate in many insurance plans, including TennCare and Medicare, and can assist in filing claims with your insurance company. Be sure to obtain referrals or prior authorization as required by your insurance plan. Payment is expected at the time of service unless prior arrangements have been made.
The Fort Sanders Perinatal Center was the first in East Tennessee to be accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine for obstetrical ultrasound. Our office is the most experienced in East Tennessee in chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and genetic amniocentesis. We perform high-resolution ultrasound and fetal heart studies for our patients, as well as patients from many referring obstetricians.
Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please call at least 24 hours in advance for cancellations or rescheduling.
For emergencies that develop at night or on weekends, please call our office number at 541-2020. Our 24-hour answering service can contact our physicians within moments of your call. Going directly to the emergency department at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center or the closest hospital is recommended if a patient needs to be seen immediately.
The Perinatal Center operates on a referral basis. Our staff will work with the primary obstetrician, in a supportive role, to help manage a patient’s care. The main focus of our staff is to serve as consultants for physicians providing prenatal care. As consultants, we will provide advice for the prenatal care plan and also recommend appropriate supportive services. Following a patient’s consultation, a prompt report regarding all diagnostic results will be forwarded to the primary obstetrician.
Additional resources and contact information:
Fort Sanders Perinatal Center
Center for Maternal & Newborn Health
Trustee Tower, Suite 401
501 19th Street
Knoxville, TN 37916
(865) 541-2019 Fax
You can also contact us online
Teddy Bear University 541-4947
Labor and Delivery 541-1609
Lactation Support 541-1962
Healing Hearts Support Group 541-1609
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital 541-8000
Parking is available in Thompson Cancer Survival Center garage or in visitors' lots on 19th and 20th streets.