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Barry Jarnagin, MD, FACOG

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Specialty: Urogynecology, Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Years in Practice:: 26 yrs.
Board Certification(s): Obstetrics and Gynecology, Female Pelvic Health Medicine, Reconstructive Surgery
Medical School: University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences
Residency: National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, Maryland
Office Location: Center for Pelvic Health | 100 Covey Drive, Suite 205 | Franklin, TN 37067
Website: centerforpelvichealth.org
Incontinence Institute Location: Franklin, TN

Bio:

Specializing in urogynecology and minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Barry Jarnagin has extensive experience treating all types of pelvic floor disorders, from urinary and fecal incontinence and dysfunction to chronic pelvic pain. One of the leading urogynecologic surgeons in Tennessee, Dr. Jarnagin currently serves as medical director of the Center for Pelvic Health in Franklin, Tennessee.

After earning his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences, Dr. Jarnagin completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He served as an active member of the military from 1984 to 1991 and served as the first Division Director of Urogynecology at the National Naval Medical Center. He has since held clinical, academic and board of director positions across Tennessee. Dr. Jarnagin is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as the newly offered Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery sub-specialty. He is also a member of the American Urogynecology Society, the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, and the International Pelvic Pain Society. He is a sought-after speaker and has published more than a dozen medical journal articles on his research into topics such as incontinence, overactive bladder, and non-invasive surgical techniques.

An active participant in the very busy lives of his three children, Dr. Jarnagin has coached youth baseball and basketball, as well as AAU basketball. Along with his wife, a retired U.S. Navy nurse, Dr. Jarnagin enjoys spending time in nature with his family.

 

Melissa Kaufman, MD, PhD

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Specialty: Urology, Male Reconstruction and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Years in Practice:: 8 yrs.
Board Certification(s): Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Residency: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee
Office Location: Vanderbilt University Medical Center | 1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 3823 | Nashville, TN 37212
Incontinence Institute Location: Franklin, TN

Bio:

Dr. Melissa Kaufman is Associate Professor of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She received her B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and Ph.D. in Microbial Genetics at University of Tennessee. Following postdoctoral research at Stanford and completion of medical school in her home state of Arkansas, Dr. Kaufman commenced her Urology residency at Vanderbilt in 2002. She completed fellowship training in both Male Reconstruction and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery in 2009 at Vanderbilt.

Dr. Kaufman’s practice focuses on female and male voiding dysfunction and incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, neurourology, urologic prosthetics, as well as reconstructive surgery for fistula and trauma. Additionally, she is a past-president of the Society of Women in Urology.

Harriette Scarpero, MD

Harriette Scarpero

Specialty: Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine, and Reconstructive Surgery
Years in Practice:: 20 yrs.
Board Certification(s): American Board of Urology
Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine – New Orleans
Residency: Louisiana State University School of Medicine- New Orleans and Ochsner Medical Foundation
Office Location: Female Urology of Nashville | 330 23rd Avenue North, Suite 602 | Nashville, TN 37203
Website: Female Urology of Nashville
Incontinence Institute Location: Franklin, TN

Bio:

Dr. Harriette Scarpero is a board certified and fellowship trained urologist. Her advanced training focused on functional urinary disorders in men and women as well as pelvic floor reconstruction in women. She was among the first group of specialists to be boarded in the specialty of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery through both the American Board of Urology and American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a nationally recognized expert in the field. She is a partner at Female Urology of Nashville in Nashville, Tennessee and is director of The Continence Center of Nashville, a center of excellence within the practice. She serves in multiple education roles for the American Urological Association (AUA) and Society of Urodynamics and Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU). She has authored numerous articles on urodynamics, urinary incontinence and overactive bladder (OAB) including the AUA/SUFU Guideline for Diagnosis and Treatment of OAB in Adults. She is a past President of the Society of Women in Urology.

Tara Allen, MD FPMRS

Tara Allen, MD FPMRS

Specialty: Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Years in Practice:: 10 yrs.
Board Certification(s): Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Medical School: University of Mississippi Medical Center
Residency: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Office Location: Female Urology of Nashville | 310 25th Avenue North, Suite 202 | Nashville, TN 37203
Website: Female Urology of Nashville
Incontinence Institute Location: Franklin, TN

Bio:

As a board-certified physician by the American Board of Urology in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Tara Allen specializes in pelvic floor dysfunction including urinary and fecal incontinence and also offers vaginal reconstruction and vaginal rejuvenation.

Dr. Allen graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 2003. She completed her residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2008 after which she began practicing in Nashville. She became board-certified in Urology in 2010. In 2013, she was in the first group to become subspecialty certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. She is a past president of Tennessee Women in Medicine and has served as the Chief of Urology and on the Board of Trustees for TriStar Centennial Medical Center.

She was a partner in general urology groups in Nashville for nine years before becoming a founding partner of Female Urology of Nashville in 2017 along with Dr. Marcy Abel and Dr. Harriette Scarpero where they deliver urologic care for women by women.

Marcy Abel, MD FPMRS

Marcy Abel, MD FPMRS

Specialty: Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Years in Practice:: 14 yrs.
Board Certification(s): Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Medical School: University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Residency: University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Office Location: Female Urology of Nashville | 310 25th Avenue North, Suite 202 | Nashville, TN 37203
Website: Female Urology of Nashville
Incontinence Institute Location: Franklin, TN

Bio:

Dr. Marcy Abel has been in private practice in Nashville, TN since 2004. She completed her undergraduate training at Vanderbilt University followed by her Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center.  Dr. Abel completed her general surgery internship and urology residency as well at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center.

Dr. Abel is board certified by the American Board of Urology as well as Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS). She has served as the Chief of Urology at Midtown Hospital.  Dr. Abel has been a clinical instructor of Vanderbilt Urology residents for many years and has overseen the training of multiple urology physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

Dr. Abel’s practice includes general urology along with a specialization in female urologic problems. She is an expert at the treatment of urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, recurrent urinary tract infection and pelvic organ prolapse. She has extensive experience in the treatment of refractory overactive bladder including Interstim and Botox treatment. She is a leader in the community in vaginal reconstruction techniques including robotic surgical repair of prolapse.

Dr. Abel is a member of the American Medical Association, Tennessee Medical Association, Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology and International Society for Sexual Medicine. She has served on the board of the Tennessee Women in Medicine and on the peer review committee of Midtown Hospital.

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Dr. Robert Hawkins

Marcy Abel, MD FPMRS

Specialty: Board Certified Colon and Rectal Surgery
Years in Practice:: 30 yrs.
Board Certification(s): Board Certified Colon and Rectal Surgery
Medical School: UCLA School of Medicine
Residency: University of Arizona
Office Location: Brunswick, GA
Website: Premier Surgery Center
Incontinence Institute Location: Brunswick, GA

Bio:

Dr. Hawkins is a colorectal surgeon based in Brunswick, GA. He is Board Certified in both colon and rectal Surgeries and has an exceptional success rate. His practice includes the full range of anorectal and colon procedures, including Colonoscopies, Hemorrhoidectomies, Angioplasties, and Endoscopic Surgery.

He has performed over 80 InterStim procedures for fecal incontinence since 2011. Dr. Hawkins has been able to maintain a 100% success rate with proper patient selection and 100% patient satisfaction.

Find A Physician

Barry Jarnagin, MD, FACOG
Center for Pelvic Health
2009 Mallory Lane, Suite 100
Franklin, TN 37067

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Melissa Kaufman, MD, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 3823
Nashville, TN 37212

Peter Loisides, MD
Westside Urological Medical Group
2001 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 590W
Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Harriette Scarpero, MD
Saint Thomas West Hospital
4230 Harding Road, Suite 521
Nashville, TN 37205

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About The Incontinence Institute

At the Incontinence Institute, our team of healthcare providers understand the physical and mental trials that accompany living with urinary or bowel incontinence. Because of this, we are sensitive to your situation and treat all of our patients with the utmost respect and concern for discretion.


Individual incontinence conditions, treatment and recovery times may vary. Each patient's experience with incontinence procedures and / or surgery will differ. All surgical procedures involve some level of risk. If directed to pursue surgery by your physician, prompt action is advised, as waiting may reduce the efficacy of surgical treatment. The opinions expressed in patient testimonials are by patients only; they are not qualified medical professionals. These opinions should not be relied upon as, or in place of, the medical advice of a licensed doctor, etc.

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Incontinence Institute 2009 Mallory Lane, Suite 100 Franklin, Tennessee 37067

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