Welcome to Fort Sanders Perinatal Center
We offer comprehensive, compassionate high-risk pregnancy care to improve pregnancy outcomes and ensure optimal health.
Staff Spotlight – Olivia Lyles, CMA
About Fort Sanders Perinatal Center
At Fort Sanders Perinatal Center, we’re here for women with pregnancies that require extra care, and we’re ready to help you make the best healthcare decisions from conception through delivery. For more than 25 years, we’ve provided comprehensive high-risk pregnancy services and delivered over 26,000 high-risk babies at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. We offer a range of care services for higher-risk pregnancies, including mothers over age 35, multiples, complications, birth defects, issues such as diabetes or hypertension, or pregnancies after infertility.
Our main office is located at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. We also have offices in West Knoxville, Morristown, and Sevierville to ensure you get the right care in the right place. We are proud to be a member of Covenant Health.
“There’s no safer place for your baby’s beginning than at Fort Sanders Perinatal Center, with complete high-risk prenatal care in one practice and expert emergent care just steps away for our smallest patients.” – Gary Stephens, D.O., physician
Schedule an Appointment
We provide a comprehensive range of high-risk pregnancy services to assess your baby’s condition, rule out or confirm potential medical complications, and help physicians manage or prevent difficulties. We strive to improve pregnancy outcomes and ensure optimal health for every woman and infant.
Emergency Care is Just Steps Away
It’s always our goal to provide complete care for you and your baby. That’s why we prepare for all possible situations and partner with the neonatologists at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital to provide complete care for our smallest patients. Through our collaboration, we can provide emergency care and medical services for infants, including a neonatal intensive care unit, neonatologists and a comprehensive newborn nursery.
Does your pregnancy require extra care?
High-Risk Pregnancy Services
You are welcome to fill out these forms ahead of your appointment and bring them with you
To help us provide efficient care, plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before your appointment time. (We may ask you to reschedule if you are unable to arrive 30 minutes early.) Please bring these items with you:
Current health insurance information and photo ID
- Any medications you are currently taking, in their original containers or in a list with dosages/times.
- You may bring two guests to your appointment. A child counts as one guest regardless of age.
- For ultrasound visits, please do not bring two children as guests. An adult guest must be present if your second guest is a child. Ultrasounds will be rescheduled if both guests are children, or if a child is not accompanied by an adult guest.
Do you need physician information/approval for completion of Disability/FMLA forms and Paperwork? Fort Sanders Perinatal Center has partnered with a third-party resource to help manage requests in a timely manner.
For your convenience, please use this Disability/FMLA Requests link to begin the submission of your paperwork.
It’s very important that you request your prescription refills during normal business hours before 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Prescriptions will not be refilled on weekends or holidays.
For emergencies that develop at night or on weekends, please call our office at 865-331-2020. Our 24-hour answering service can contact our physicians within moments of your call. If you need to be seen immediately, go directly to the emergency department at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center or the closest hospital.
Our Patients Are Important
We want to be your first and best choice for healthcare. You are welcome to contact us with compliments, comments or concerns you’d like to share. We welcome your feedback — your comments will help us continue to deliver excellent care!