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At Atlanta Women’s Healthcare, our obstetricians and gynecologists offer the full spectrum of OB/GYN services in Atlanta. Our providers and staff deliver personalized, patient-centered care in a warm and friendly environment. We want you to feel comfortable at every visit and confident that we are meeting your needs. We invite you to get to know our providers below. For an appointment, call (404) 352-3656 or request one online.

Richard J. Taylor, MD, FACOG

Dr. Richard Taylor

Dr. Richard Taylor earned his bachelor of science in medical arts from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, where both his father and mother were professors and sister was a certified public accountant (CPA). He completed his obstetrics and gynecology residency at Emory University in 1976. Dr. Taylor then joined Dr. Joseph Lang Girardeau, ultimately establishing the current practice of Atlanta Women's Healthcare. 

Dr. Taylor is an attending physician at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital and has served as chief of obstetrics at Piedmont Hospital, chairman and vice chairman of the department of obstetrics and gynecology, chairman of the OB/GYN section of the Piedmont Clinic, chairman of our Care Review Committee, chairman of the Perinatal Committee, board member of the Atlanta OB/GYN Society, board member of Georgia Surgical Missions, and Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Emory University. Dr. Taylor is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology.

His specialties include clinical practice of obstetrics and gynecology, minimally invasive pelvic surgery, high-risk obstetrics, pelvic support and incontinence surgery, treatment of premenstrual syndrome and menopause, and medical and surgical missions to Haiti and the Philippines. 

Dr. Taylor is happily married and has two children.

Ramon A. Suarez, MD, FACOG

Dr. Ramon Suarez

Dr. Ramon Suarez is president of Atlanta Women’s Healthcare Specialists LLC, a 28-physician, single specialty group. He also serves as medical director of OB/GYN graduate education at Piedmont Hospital. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG).

Dr. Suarez holds the rank of clinical professor in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine. He supervises residents and medical students when rotating through Piedmont Hospital. He has authored multiple articles and textbooks in the specialty.

After receiving his medical degree from Emory University, Dr. Suarez completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Emory University affiliated hospitals, serving as chief administrative resident. Dr. Suarez is past president of the Medical Alumni Board of Emory University School of Medicine. In recognition of his leadership in his specialty and contributions to medicine, he received Emory University School of Medicine’s Award of Honor in 2007.

Dr. Suarez’s involvement with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) began in the early 1980s, when he served as vice chair and chair first for the Junior Fellows Georgia Section, then for the Georgia Section. For District IV, he has served as secretary, vice chair, and district chair.

Dr. Suarez was elected chair of the Council of District Chairs by his peers. He has served on the National Executive Board, the Executive Committee of the Board, the Committee on Development, the Government Relations Committee, the National Nominations Committee, and the Grievance Committee. In 2008, he was elected National Assistant Secretary of ACOG. In 2010 Dr. Suarez received ACOG’s District Distinguished Service Award.

In our community, Dr. Suarez has served as chief of obstetrics, as well as vice chair and chair of the Department of OB/GYN of Piedmont Hospital. He has served as president of the Atlanta OB/GYN Society, president of the Georgia OB/GYN Society, and on the board of a local bank. Dr. Suarez has been selected by his peers as one of Atlanta magazine’s “Top Docs” for over 20 years. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Piedmont Healthcare.

Nancy Hickam Cook, MD, FACOG

Dr. Nancy Cook

A native of Williamsburg, Virginia, Dr. Nancy Cook received her bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky and attended medical school at the University of Louisville. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Cook is board certified and a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG). She has been in private practice at Piedmont Hospital since 1986.

Dr. Cook is a past president of both the Atlanta Obstetrical and Gynecology Society and the Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology Society. She is a team physician for the United States Figure Skating Association and has traveled internationally with various skating teams. Dr. Cook has been chief of obstetrics and the chairman of the Department of Women's and Newborn Services at Piedmont Hospital.

Dr. Cook and her husband have two daughters. Her various interests include downhill skiing, volunteering, lobbying at the state legislature for women's rights, and traveling internationally. She belongs to the Women's Auxiliary of Piedmont Hospital where she chaired the Piedmont Ball.

Kelli A. Carroll, MD, FACOG

Dr. Kelli Carroll

Dr. Kelli Carroll graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a degree in chemical engineering. After working several years, she returned to school to obtain her medical degree at New York Medical College. She then completed her medical residency at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Carroll is board certified and a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG). She has been in private practice at Piedmont Hospital since 1995.

Dr. Carroll has traveled extensively and completed medical/surgical missions in Haiti and the Philippines. She is married and enjoys spending time with her husband and two adopted cocker spaniels.

Kathleen S. Khan, MD, FACOG

Dr. Kathleen Khan

Dr. Kathleen Khan received her bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Pennsylvania. She attended medical school at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Emory University, serving as chief administrative resident in her final year.

Dr. Khan received several awards at Emory including Most Outstanding Senior Resident, Outstanding Clinician in Gynecology Surgery, Resident Achievement Award from the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons, and several research, leadership, and teaching awards. She joined Atlanta Women’s Healthcare in 2014 and provides a variety of obstetrical and gynecologic care, with special interests in contraceptive management, adolescent gynecology, high-risk obstetrics, and gynecologic surgery. She is board certified and a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Dr. Khan and her husband are parents of a beautiful daughter and several fur-children. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, and she loves to dance.

Adrienne D. Zertuche, MD, MPH

Dr. Adrienne Zertuche

A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Dr. Adrienne Zertuche attended Emory College and graduated as a Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, human biology, and sociology. She then earned her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine and her master’s degree in public health from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory. Dr. Zertuche completed her residency training with Emory’s Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. While training at Emory, Dr. Zertuche received several awards, including the Dr. Luella Klein Award (for leadership in seeking to benefit women’s health), Outstanding Clinical Service in Obstetrics, Excellence in Teaching, and Excellence in Research.

Dr. Zertuche has held several leadership positions within the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and she currently serves as Georgia’s Junior Fellow Chair. She is also the founder and president of the Georgia Maternal and Infant Health Research Group (GMIHRG), and she works with the Georgia Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (GOGS) Board to advocate at the state capitol for women and children.

Dr. Zertuche was recently awarded ACOG’s Rising Star in Advocacy Award and Women’s Health Policy Research Award for her efforts. In addition, she completed the prestigious Gellhaus Advocacy Fellowship on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. She has also secured a number of grants from ACOG, GOGS, March of Dimes, and Humana for her research on Georgia’s obstetric workforce, birthing facilities, and maternal/infant outcomes.

Dr. Zertuche provides a full range of services related to obstetrics and gynecology and has a special interest in high-risk pregnancies, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, abnormal uterine bleeding, infertility, and contraceptive management. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, son, and dog, and she enjoys playing soccer, running, reading, and baking.

Courtney Franz Adank, MMSc, PA-C

Courtney Franz Adank

Courtney is from southern Wisconsin. She graduated from Emory University with a BA in English. After working in retail management, she returned to Emory University to attend the physician assistant program. She received a master of medical science and is a certified physician assistant. She has enjoyed 23 years of practice at Atlanta Women’s Healthcare.

Courtney is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Georgia Academy of Physician Assistants, and an educational affiliate of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She accepts gynecological patients for annual exams and problem visits. She assists in C-sections and performs post-partum rounds.

Courtney and her husband are active with running and cycling. They spend their free time with family, friends, and their two dogs.

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