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Shana Ruth Dowell, MD, MS, BA


Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology

4.6 4.6 308 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

General Gynecology
General Obstetrics
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Well Woman Care

Board Certificates

Obstetrics and Gynecology - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2009


MD - University of Rochester, 2003
MS - Georgetown University, 1999
BA - Columbia University, 1998
Residency - Strong Memorial Hospital
Residency - New York Presbyterian Hospital


500 NorthCrest Dr
Suite 522
Springfield, TN 37172

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
I think the provider was ill (flu/cold) the day I was seen.
Patient | February 24, 2018

very pleased with my care
Patient | February 12, 2018

I felt like just a number and was rushed.
Patient | February 12, 2018

I love Dr. Dowell. I have referred several of my friends are coworkers to her.
Patient | January 30, 2018

Dr. Dowell is absolutely amazing, I recommend her to all my friends.
Patient | December 18, 2017

I'm a transgender patient (ftm) she's respectful of pronouns and keep her staff updated on how to be lgbt friendly and trans friendly i appreciate her and everything she offers. please give this woman an award
Patient | December 8, 2017

Dr. Dowell has the sweetest bedside manner. She always makes me feel like I'm her only patient & she speaks softly & kindly.
Patient | November 7, 2017

It's very hard to get them to return messages and answer questions very phone and email. I've waited almost a week for medical advice that I sent through email on MyVanderbiltHealth.
Patient | October 23, 2017

The provider (doctor) and her staff are top notch!
Patient | October 20, 2017

Patient | October 9, 2017

Dr. Dowell always takes her time and makes sure I am heard. She goes out of her way to show that she cares!
Patient | August 28, 2017

Never a bad experience when I see Dr. Dowell!
Patient | August 24, 2017

Patient | June 26, 2017

I've always been very impressed w/ Dr. Dowell's concern & care for her patients. (I met Dr. Dowell at new patient appts. w/ two other people.)
Patient | June 26, 2017

Very good experience.
Patient | June 12, 2017

Dr. Dowell is amazing, I could not ask for a better doctor.
Patient | June 2, 2017

Dr. Dowell is THE BEST!
Patient | April 12, 2017

she is compassionate, informative and excellent in every way!!
Patient | April 5, 2017

I have not had a bad experience.
Patient | March 24, 2017

She was friendly, informative, showed genuine concern with my health, and completed the procedure swiftly. I love this doctor and will continue to see her, even though the hospital is much further from my home than other hospitals.
Patient | March 20, 2017

The physical exam portion of the appointment seemed cursory, like the doctor was in a hurry.
Patient | March 13, 2017

I have seen this provider for close to ten years & have always had great care. She is a wonderful Dr.
Patient | March 3, 2017

Dr. Dowell exceeded our expectations. I was pregnant and my baby died unexpectedly. My husband and I were in a state of shock and did not know what to expect. Dr. Dowell spent a great deal of time with us reviewing my records with me and my medical history. She talked about my options, and also make phone calls around to other specialists to ask questions about what would be best for me. My appointment with her was on a Friday afternoon. We decided to proceed with surgery at Vanderbilt. Dr. Dowell called over the weekend and scheduled an appointment for me to meet with Dr. Thompson on Monday and she told me my surgery would be Tuesday. We couldn't believe that our doctor called around for us and especially over the weekend. She is truly a special doctor. She goes above and beyond for her patients. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.
Patient | February 16, 2017