Autumn HooverAutumn Hoover, Nurse Practitioner, Provides Prenatal Care At Wellmont Medical Associates Women's Health

As the parent of a young child, Autumn Hoover knows the joy of motherhood. Now, she wants to help other women stay healthy and comfortable as they prepare for their own little bundles of joy.

Hoover, a nurse practitioner, has joined the all-female staff of Wellmont Medical Associates Women's Health at 135 W. Ravine Road, Suite 1A. She works with Drs. Lenita Thibault and Christy Stevens, both of whom are obstetricians, and provides high-quality, compassionate prenatal care for pregnant women.

"It's vital that women establish prenatal care as soon as possible to ensure a healthy pregnancy, safe delivery and healthy baby," Hoover said. "I try to keep the lines of communication open so my patients and I can maintain a beneficial dialogue about their health and the health of their babies."

During appointments, Hoover assesses the mother's health to determine whether any current medical concerns or genetic risk factors need to be addressed during pregnancy. She can also help expectant mothers find relief from the common maladies of pregnancy.

"I can provide mothers comfort measures and alternative treatments for nausea, cramping, back pain and other unpleasant aspects of pregnancy," Hoover said.

Before joining Wellmont Medical Associates Women's Health, Hoover worked in Holston Valley Medical Center's emergency department as a secretary, patient care technician and registered nurse.

The pleasant experience of working for Wellmont Health System led her to return after completing her master's degree in nursing at East Tennessee State University. Board-certified as an emergency nurse, Hoover also earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from ETSU.

Hoover is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the American College of Nurse Practitioners and the Northeast Tennessee Nurse Practitioners Association.

Patients do not need a referral from a primary care physician to be seen by Hoover or either obstetrician at this practice. For an appointment with Hoover, please call 423-224-4920.

For more information, please visit www.wellmont.org.