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Shana Ruth Dowell, MD, MS, BA


Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology

4.7 4.7 231 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Obstetrics and Gynecology
General Gynecology
General Obstetrics
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


Northcrest Medical Center
Vanderbilt Center for Women's Health
522 Northcrest Drive
2nd Floor
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.
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

After arriving in the exam room - there was a 35 wait to see the doctor - way too long.
Patient | December 30, 2016

Dr. Dowell was very very polite & courteous.
Patient | December 21, 2016

Patient | October 27, 2016

Dr. Dowell is an amazing doctor. our insurance is changing, and I'm trying to find another carrier that covers my being able to see Dr. Dowell.
Patient | October 24, 2016

She's a wonderful provider! I always feel at ease with her.
Patient | September 3, 2016

Very good.
Patient | August 22, 2016

Dr. Dowell is amazing! My relationship with her & the care I receive is what I wish I had with other providers. I will never leave her practice! I can't say enough wonderful things about her.
Patient | August 21, 2016

Great experience for my first visit.
Patient | August 2, 2016

wonderful, not dreadful! I am very thankful for her.
Patient | May 26, 2016

just long wait time
Patient | April 12, 2016

A very positive dr. I feel fortunate to be seen by Dr. Dowell! The best.
Patient | April 1, 2016

Excellent experience!
Patient | March 9, 2016

Shana was wonderful.
Patient | February 22, 2016

I love Dr. Dowell, she does consultation and then reassures me that everything is going to be okay because she knows that I do have issues with doctors examining me down there.
Patient | February 21, 2016

I have recommended Dr. Dowell to many friends and family members. I love her so much! She is awesome!
Patient | January 19, 2016

Dr. Dowell is terrific. My primary care doctor sent me to see her because of an incidental abnormal MRI and Pelvic US exam finding. Dr. Dowell explained the findings and gave me my options. She assured me that the option I chose was valid and explained
Patient | January 7, 2016