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Color photo of a loving mother's arms holding her newborn baby son in the water of a birthing tub after a water birth at home.

At RMC, being “baby-friendly” is more than a moniker. It’s who we are, what we practice and what you can expect from us every day. When you choose RMC as your baby-friendly hospital, we know you are placing a very special trust us.  When you choose RMC, you are choosing the best care and best physicians in the state, and among the very best in the nation.

We invite you to learn more about our obstetricians and midwives:

Lucy Katherine Ballard, MD

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Anniston OB/Gyn Associates, PA

901 Leighton Avenue
Suite 501
Anniston, AL 36207

Phone: 256-237-6755
Fax: 256-236-1823
www.annistonobgyn.com

Dr. Ballard has been with Anniston OB-GYN Associates, P.C. since 1999. She attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX for her undergraduate degree in Biology. She attended University of Alabama School of Medicine to earn her medical degree. Dr. Ballard’s residency was in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Louisiana State University in Shreveport, LA. Dr. Ballard is a Diplomat of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and The American Medical Association. She is on the active staff of RMC and The Surgery Center and is currently accepting new patients.

Cynthia Smith Cater, MD

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Anniston OB/Gyn Associates, PA

901 Leighton Avenue
Suite 501
Anniston, AL 36207

Phone: 256-237-6755
Fax: 256-236-1823
www.annistonobgyn.com

Dr. Cater has been with Anniston OB-GYN Associates, P.C. since 2004.  She earned both her undergraduate degree in Psychology and medical degree from Mercer University in Macon, GA.  Her residency was with the Department of OB-GYN at the Marshall University School of Medicine Huntington, West Virginia. Dr. Cater is a Diplomat of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Member of the American Medical Association. She is on the active staff of the Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center and The Surgery Center.  Dr. Cater is currently accepting new patients!

Jeffrey Wayne Collins, MD

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901 Leighton Avenue
Suite 704
Anniston, AL 36207

Phone: 256-294-7010
Fax: 256-405-1138

Dr. Collins is dedicated to providing specialized care for women of all ages; including obstetrics, high risk pregnancies, gynecology, menopause, treatment of heavy periods, minimally invasive surgical procedures, treatment of urinary incontinence, birth control, generalized health care, in-office digital bone density tests, ultrasounds and more. His office is located on the first floor of the RMC Physician’s Building, Suite 102.

James Scales Daniel, MD

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North Alabama Women’s Center, PC

721 East 10th Street
Anniston, AL 36207

Phone: 256-236-9995
Fax: 256-236-9908
www.danielobgyn.com

Dr. Daniel was born and raised in Alabama. He finished his undergraduate studies at Auburn University and obtained his medical degree at the University of Florida.  He completed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, where he was Chief Resident. Dr. Daniel has been practicing obstetrics and gynecology at RMC since 1998 and is a board-certified OB/GYN specialist and a Certified daVinci Surgeon. Known as the “singing doctor” by his patients, Dr. Daniel welcomes new babies to the world with a song.

Cynthia Goldsmith Fletcher, MD

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Anniston OB/Gyn Associates, PA

901 Leighton Avenue
Suite 501
Anniston, AL 36207

Phone: 256-237-6755
Fax: 256-236-1823
www.annistonobgyn.com

Dr. Fletcher is a native of Montevallo, AL and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed her medical training at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN followed by residency training at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. After finishing her medical training, she returned to Alabama to fulfill her goals of providing women’s healthcare services to women of all ages, race and backgrounds. She currently resides in Anniston with her husband and two daughters, which are active in the local school and community. Dr. Fletcher is currently accepting new patients.

Joshua Johannson, MD

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Cheaha Women’s Health & Fitness

1420 Leighton Avenue
Anniston, AL 36207

Phone: 256-241-0885
Fax: 256-847-8536
www.cheahawomen.com

Dr. Joshua Johannson left a busy obstetrics and gynecology practice in Philadelphia to move to Anniston. A graduate of Talladega College, Dr. Johannson knew that Anniston was “near Atlanta, near Birmingham and near perfect,” and he opened his busy obstetrics and gynecologic practice, Cheaha Women’s Health and Wellness. Dr. Johannson trained and practiced at Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia’s busiest obstetrical hospital for 11 years where he was heavily involved in resident education as a Clinical Assistant Professor, and served as the Medical Director of Labor and Delivery. Dr. Johannson is a graduate of Talladega College and the University of Michigan Medical School. He is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and recognized as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Dr. Johannson views partnering and supporting women in health, pregnancy, and disease as fundamental to his practice. He strongly emphasizes healthy lifestyles and preventive care. He sees pregnancy as a normal physiological process, is supportive of low-intervention in low-risk pregnancy, and is a strong advocate of breastfeeding as an important healthcare decision. His other professional interests include external cephalic version, vaginal delivery of twins, fibroids, and general gynecology.

Lawrence Robert Jones, MD

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Anniston OB/Gyn Associates, PA

901 Leighton Avenue
Suite 501
Anniston, AL 36207

Phone: 256-237-6755
Fax: 256-236-1823
www.annistonobgyn.com

Dr. Jones has been with Anniston OB-GYN Associates, P.C. since 2007.  He earned his undergraduate degree from University of Nebraska at Omaha and his Doctor of Medicine from University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1977.  His residency was held in Omaha, NE and his practice began at the Kearney Clinic in Kearny, NE.  Dr. Jones is a Diplomat of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the American Medical Association. He is on the active staff of RMC and The Surgery Center.  Dr. Jones is licensed in Alabama and Nebraska and is currently accepting new patients.

Barbara L. Moersch, MD

825 Keith Avenue 
Anniston, AL 36207

Phone: 256-238-0448
Fax: 256-238-1685

Dr. Moersch is an obstetrician-gynecologist in Anniston, Alabama and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Jackson Medical Center and RMC Jacksonville. She received her medical degree from University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

L. Braden Richmond, MD

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Special Care For Women

1465 1st Avenue SW
Jacksonville, AL 36265

Phone: 256-435-2229
www.specialcareforwomen.com

Dr. Richmond is board-certified in OB/GYN and a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He had a successful medical practice in Muscle Shoals for nine years and here in Calhoun County since 2005. He looks forward to a long and prosperous career here in Calhoun County, Alabama. Dr. Richmond has been named one of the Best Doctors in America® for 2011-12. The prestigious recognition brings great honor to Dr. Richmond and RMC. The highly regarded Best Doctors in America® List, assembled by Best Doctors, Inc., results from exhaustive polling of over 45,000 physicians in the United States.

J. Patrick, Stewart, MD

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Anniston OB/Gyn Associates, PA

901 Leighton Avenue
Suite 501
Anniston, AL 36207

Phone: 256-237-6755
Fax: 256-236-1823
www.annistonobgyn.com

Dr. Stewart is a senior partner of Anniston OB-GYN Associates, P.C. and has been with the group since 1967. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa and medical education from the Medical College of Alabama at UAB.  His residency was held in the United States Air Force from 1962-1964.  Dr. Stewart is a Diplomat of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is on the active staff of RMC in Anniston. He is licensed in Alabama and specializes in GYN surgeries including, laparoscopic hysterectomy, sling procedure for bladder prolapse, and advanced pelvic support restoration procedures. Dr. Stewart is currently accepting new GYN patients!

Jacquline Tessen, MD

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Anniston OB/Gyn Associates, PA

641 Snow Street
Oxford, AL 36203

Phone: 256-831-1104
Fax: 256-831-1412
www.thesurgerycenter.info

Dr. Tessen is a native of the Midwest, born and raised in Wisconsin. She received a Bachelor of Science with Honors degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1987. She completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, in Iowa City, IA. Since then she has been in private OB-GYN practices in Wisconsin, Iowa, on the island of Saipan, and now in Anniston, Alabama. She has been with Anniston OB-GYN Associates, P.C. since 2005. She is interested in all aspects of women’s health care, including pediatric and adolescent gynecology, obstetrics, menopause, medical and surgical treatment of female reproductive system problems, and family planning. She is available to speak to groups on health topics, especially those involving women’s health.

J. Shan Young, MD

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409 E. 10th Street
Suite 100
Anniston, AL 36207

Phone: 256-435-1399
Fax: 256-435-1911
www.shanyoung.com

Dr. Young earned his undergraduate degree in History from Emory University, graduated with a doctorate from Emory University School of Medicine and finished his OB/GYN residency program at Emory University. He is professionally associated with: Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Diplomat of American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Board Member of Alabama Physicians for Life, and a member of American Medical Association.  Dr. J. Shan Young is from Roanoke, Alabama.  He is active staff of RMC and currently accepting new patients.