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University Women’s Specialists

Our Patients Are the Center of Everything We Do

University Women’s Specialists

At University Women’s Specialists, we strive to serve through healing, education and discovery. We dedicate ourselves to furthering our rich tradition of health care, innovation, leadership and integrity to maintain the highest care and service to all in our community.

We specialize in obstetrics and gynecology, which includes the examination, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of women’s health problems.

All of our physicians have completed at least four years of special training after medical school and take courses regularly to keep up with the latest advances in women’s care.

Patient Information

Our patients are very important to us. We have developed this website to educate, inform, and provide resources to our patients.

All of the physicians have completed at least four years of special training after medical school and take courses regularly to keep up with the latest advances in women’s care.

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Patients Speak…

“I feel the entire staff from the receptionist, to all the nurses and doctors care about me as a person. Everyone is extremely courteous and knowledgeable!”

–Jennifer B.


University Women’s Specialists is a well-established OB-GYN practice in the East Tennessee community. We offer a number of services to fit your health care needs, including cutting-edge treatments, such as:

  • 4D Ultrasound
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery

For our patients’ convenience, we perform in our office:

  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Sterilization

We treat women at every age and every stage of life for:

  • Vaccinations including HPV
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Pelvic Pain and Pelvic Support Problems
  • Preconception and Prenatal Counseling
  • Routine Obstetrical Care
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Osteoporosis

See a complete list of Our Services

Trust in a dedicated team working to keep you and your family healthy. Our providers consistently provide patient-centered care and remain on the forefront of research, technology and treatments.

Experience excellence in patient care every time you visit.

Our Doctors

Nikki B. Zite MD MPH FACOG

Nikki B. Zite, MD, MPH, FACOG

Residency Program Director, Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology Surgery

Jaclyn B. van Nes MD MBA FACOG

Jaclyn B. van Nes, MD, MBA, FACOG

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Natalie P. Blaché MD FACOG

Natalie P. Blaché, MD, FACOG

Assistant Professor, Clinical Instructor, Obstetrics & Gynecology Surgery

Erinn R. Morgan MD FACOG

Erinn R. Morgan, MD, FACOG


Walter W. Schoutko MD FACOG

Walter W. Schoutko, MD, FACOG

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

K. Paige Johnson MD FACOG

K. Paige Johnson, MD, FACOG

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Medical Student Clerkship Director

Shenika D. Welch-Charles MD FACOG

Shenika D. Welch-Charles, MD, FACOG

Clinical Assistant Professor

Stephanie B. Cross MD FACOG

Stephanie B. Cross, MD, FACOG

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Director, Division of Benign Medical & Surgical Gynecology 

Lisa Buckingham MD

Lisa Buckingham, MD


Allison M. Eaton MD

Allison M. Eaton MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Advanced Practice Providers

Pryor V. Baird WHNP-BC

Pryor V. Baird, WHNP-BC

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Caroline F. Vaughn WHNP

Caroline F. Vaughn, WHNP

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Contact Info
University Women's Specialists
The University of Tennessee Medical Center
1928 Alcoa Highway
Medical Building B, Suite 300
Knoxville, TN 37920

Other Locations

9625 Kroger Park Drive, Suite 200
Knoxville, TN 37922
Phone: 865-539-2287

Turkey Creek
11440 Parkside Drive, Suite 304
Knoxville, TN 37934
Phone: 865-392-6558

4005 Fountain Valley Drive, Suite 450
Knoxville, TN 37918
Phone: 865-922-5870

Lenoir City Regional Health Center
5779 Creekwood Park Blvd.
Lenoir City, TN 37772
Phone: 865-305-9799

11606 Chapman Hwy, Suite 2
Seymour, TN 37865
Phone: 865-305-9799

Monday -Thursday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Friday, 8:30 am-12 pm

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