W.I.S.H. offers obstetrical care plus complete gynecological evaluations ranging from annual check-ups and pap smears to gynecologic surgery, birth control, family planning, infertility, urogynecology (urinary incontinence), gynecologic oncology (female cancer), as well as the management of PMS and menopause.

W.I.S.H. also provides a comprehensive range of obstetric and gynecologic health care encompassing the spectrum from birth to beyond menopause - all under "one roof". Obstetrical services include preconceptual counseling, ultrasound, antenatal testing, postpartum contraception as well as management of complicated and "high-risk" pregnancies.

Our Mission

To provide quality, cost efficient health care with compassion and respect while striving for excellence through technology and continuous education; hiring the best people and treating them well, being responsible citizens in our community and operating on sound business principles. 

Company Profile

The Women's Institute for Specialized Health, PLLC was formed in 1996 to better serve the medical needs of the women of Chattanooga and surrounding communities. W.I.S.H. is dedicated to continuing the tradition first begun when Dr.s' Larry Davis, Phyllis Miller and Charles Portera, Sr. began their individual practices providing high quality personalized care. Over the years our physicians have gained a reputation for combining the highest quality of medical expertise with human compassion.

Our philosophy at W.I.S.H. is simple - we believe that quality care necessitates a partnership between physician and patient, based upon mutual trust and respect. Our doctors and staff are committed to providing that personal touch and specialized attention that is all too often absent in today's health care delivery system.

General Information

Appointments: Our offices are open Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, please call your doctor's office. Phone numbers can be found in "Locations". In case of emergency, we are available 24 hours a day.

Cancellations: If you find that you cannot keep your appointment, we would appreciate your calling our office as much ahead of time as possible. In the same respect, if for some reason, your doctor is delayed or unable to be in the office at the time of your appointment, we will do our best to notify you.

Insurance: ALL NEW PATIENTS ARE EXPECTED TO PAY THEIR BILL ON THEIR FIRST VISIT UNLESS OTHER ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE WITH OUR OFFICE. The only exception would be if we are a provider in your HMO or PPO insurance plan; you will then be responsible for your co-pay and deductible amounts. We do accept Medicare assignment. PLEASE BRING YOUR INSURANCE IDENTIFICATION CARDS WITH YOU.

Confidentiality: All medical records are strictly confidential. They will not be disclosed to anyone (this includes parents, husband, etc.) without your written consent.


This information contained in this website is not intended to take the place of the doctor-patient relationship and any email is not appropriate for emergency care.

Business Office:
Women's Institute for Specialized Health, PLLC
721 Glenwood Drive, Suite 556 West
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Email: wecare@wishdocs.com


W.I.S.H. Business Office
Memorial Medical Building West
721 Glenwood Dr.
Suite 556
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 697-7447