Our Providers

Our Physicians

 

Eric F. Calfee, MD, FACOG

Eric F. Calfee, MD, FACOG

Dr. Calfee received both his undergraduate degree in biology with highest honors and his medical degree from the University of Tennessee. He completed his Ob/Gyn residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he served as administrative chief resident. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He joined AOG in 1997 and resides in Dalton with his wife and two children. Special areas of interest are minimally invasive surgery including daVinci robotic surgery, high and low risk obstetrics, infertility, preventive care and in-office procedures.


S. Craig Tidwell, MD, FACOG

S. Craig Tidwell, MD, FACOG

Dr. Tidwell received his undergraduate degree in biology magna cum laude from Middle Tennessee State University and his doctor of medicine from the University of Tennessee. He completed his Ob/Gyn residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee and after graduation in 1999 joined AOG. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He lives in Dalton with his wife and three children. Special areas of interest include minimally invasive surgery, in-office procedures, pelvic pain, infertility, incontinence and preventive care.


Richard M. Loftis, MD

Richard M. Loftis, MD, FACOG

Dr. Loftis received his undergraduate degree in biology from Valdosta State University and his doctor of medicine from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his Ob/Gyn residency in Asheville, North Carolina where he served as administrative chief resident. He joined AOG in 2014 and resides in Dalton with his wife and three children. He is a junior fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Special areas of interest include minimally invasive surgery including daVinci robotic and vaginal surgery, in-office procedures, infertility, high and low risk obstetrics and preventive care.


Mathew D. Smith, MD, FACOG

Mathew D. Smith, MD, FACOG

Dr. Smith graduated summa cum laude from Western Kentucky University where he majored in recombinant genetics. He then completed medical school and residency at the University of Tennessee and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. After two years in solo practice in Dickson, Tennessee he joined AOG in 2004. Areas of interest include daVinci robotic surgery, in-office procedures, pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, preventive care and amniocentesis for prenatal diagnosis. He lives in Dalton with his wife and three children.


Christine M. Sager, MD, FACOG

Christine M. Sager, MD, FACOG

Dr. Sager received her B.A. magna cum laude from Southern Adventist University, where she majored in biology and minored in chemistry and honors studies. She received her M.D. from East Tennessee State University and completed her OB/GYN residency at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Chattanooga, where she was recognized for her surgical skills.  She joined AOG in 2005, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  In 2017 Dr. Sager completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona, fulfilling her passion to provide a more holistic and natural approach to women’s health care. Areas of interest include lifestyle medicine, plant-based nutrition, menopausal management, pregnancy wellness, minimally invasive surgery, in-office procedures, pediatric gynecology, and health education.


Angela S. Wood, MD, FACOG

Angela S. Wood, MD, FACOG

Dr. Wood obtained her undergraduate degree in psychology from Princeton University. After several years working in the mental health field, she returned to medical school at the Medical College of Georgia where she received her medical degree in 2004 and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. She completed her Ob/Gyn residency in Asheville, North Carolina where she served as administrative chief resident and in 2008 returned to northwest Georgia to join AOG. She is a junior fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Her areas of interest include daVinci robotic surgery, in-office procedures, preventive care, adolescent health, patient education and the menopausal transition. She lives in Dalton with her husband and two sons.


Jessica H. Williams, MD, FACOG

Dr. Williams received her undergraduate degrees in biology and Spanish from the University of Georgia and graduated magna cum laude with High Honors. She completed her medical degree and residency training at the Medical College of Georgia (now Augusta University). She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, is certified for daVinci robotic surgery, and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is a Dalton native and is happy to be back after so many years away! Special interests include minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, pediatric/adolescent gynecology, both high and low-risk obstetrics, and contraceptive technology.

Our Nurse Midwives

Judy Martin, BSN, MN, CNM

Judy Martin, BSN, MN, CNM

Judy earned her BSN from Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, Maryland and both her MN and CNM from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. After working two years in Gainesville, Georgia she joined AOG in 1990. She particularly enjoys the opportunity to provide education and support during pregnancy and childbirth. Judy is married and has one son and three step-children. She is also a proud grandmother and enjoys being involved in her church, gardening, and traveling.


Jamie Gallagher, MSN, CNM, FNP-C

Jamie Gallagher, MSN, CNM, FNP-C

Jamie obtained her undergraduate degrees in psychology and social work from the University of Vermont. After working with a nurse midwife in Southern Africa, she returned to the US to receive both her BSN and MSN from Emory University in Atlanta. Jamie is dual certified as a Nurse Midwife and Family Nurse Practitioner. She completed her clinical midwifery training at AOG before taking a job in rural Wyoming. But she couldn’t resist the opportunity to return to Georgia and AOG in June 2015. She loves taking care of women throughout the lifespan, especially adolescents and young adults. She is certified in Neonatal Rescucitation (NRP) and Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO). Jamie lives in Dalton with her husband, Patrick, and their beloved dog, Pepper. Her outside interests include hiking, traveling, and running. 


Rita-Marie Davis, CNM

Rita-Marie Davis, CNM

Rita-Marie received her bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Florida and after working as a labor and delivery nurse for 2 years completed her masters in nursing and midwifery training at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. After spending the first 7 years of her career at a large practice in Washington D.C., she was excited to have the opportunity to join AOG in 2007.

Rita-Marie lives in Dalton with her husband Eric Davis who is a second grade teacher at Cedar Ridge Elementary.  They have a son they adore named Patten who was delivered by Jo Ellen on May 3rd, 2012. They also have a wonderful 70 pound boxer named Morgan who keeps them well entertained.  Rita-Marie loves being a new mommy and she also enjoys travelling, making jewelry and doing home improvement projects.

Rita-Marie says she became a midwife because she wanted to make a difference in womens lives. “No matter what stage of life a woman is in (teenager through menopause) she needs to feel she is cared about at her medical visits.  I pride myself in being a great listener.  I became a midwife so I could bond with women at the same time that I provide them safe medical care and education.”


Michelle B. Edgeman, MSN, CNM, FNP-BC

Michelle B. Edgeman, MSN, CNM, FNP-BC

Michelle received her associate of science in nursing degree from Dalton College then followed it with her bachelor of science in nursing from the State University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia.  After working as a labor and delivery nurse at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton, Georgia for 9 years, she completed her masters in nursing graduating with high honors from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 2008.  Michelle holds dual certifications as both a midwife and family nurse practitioner.  Joining AOG in 2010 and becoming part of a team of midwives with a legacy of providing only the best care to women of all ages in the North Georgia area allowed her to realize a life-long dream of caring for and empowering women.  She enjoys working in the area where she grew up and where she and her husband of over 20 years are now raising their two daughters.  Her favorite things to do are being involved with her church, spending time with her family and her dog, going on vacations, date night, going to the movies, manicures and pedicures, and a good massage.


Jenny Goss, CNM, APNP

Jenny Goss, CNM, APNP

Jenny graduated with her RN from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and after many years as a Labor and Delivery nurse decided to return for her midwifery degree. She obtained her Nurse Midwifery degree from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, KY. After working for several years in Northeast Wisconsin she and her husband sought out the beautiful weather and mountains of Dalton, Ga, where she especially enjoys wearing flips flops in January. She and her husband have 5 children and 1 grandson. She loves to read, sew, cross stitch, travel, garden and anything that includes the outdoors.