Obstetrics & Gynecology

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic at Downtown Health Plaza.  We have exceptional practitioners and physician staff who take pride in providing the best preventative and primary case as well as comprehensive care to women of all ages.  With the latest medical technologies at our disposal, you can feel assured that our medical staff is able to assist you on every step of your journey to wellness.

We appreciate your health care needs, and we look forward to building a strong doctor-patient relationship with you.


  • High risk prenatal care
  • Low risk prenatal care
  • Office ultrasound evaluations including 3-D ultrasounds
  • Centering obstetric care
  • Postpartum care


  • Hysterectomy
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Bladder problems
  • Breast exams
  • Colposcopy
  • Endometriosis
  • Birth control including Depo-Provera, IUD insertion and Implonon
  • General gynecology
  • Hormonal consults
  • Menopausal management
  • Norplant removal
  • Transvaginal ultrasound
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Routine annual exam including pap smears
  • Pelvic pain
  • Routine physical exam
  • Sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment
  • Sterilization procedures
  • Treatment of fibroids
  • Urogynecology
  • Well Women physicals

Patient Education 

  • Medication that can be used by pregnant women
  • Preterm labor precautions
  • Postpartum care guidelines
  • Birth control methods


CenteringPregnancy is an innovative approach to prenatal care with the potential to improve pregnancy outcomes.  Centering is a group model of care.  Women are joined together with other women due around the same time; they receive and participate in assessment, support, and education in one space.  Privacy is respected and sensitive issues are addressed separately.  Women are engaged in a number of topics related to pregnancy such as nutrition and healthly choices in pregnancy, setting personal goals, prenatal tests, common discomforts, breastfeeding, relaxation, labor and birth, newborn care, emotional health, family dynamics, and contraception for postpartum.  Group dates are known in advance, meet as ofter as prenatal visits, and last about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.  (See brochure.)

Studies have shown, that among women who participate in group regularly, there is a 33% - 41% reduction in premature birth as compared to women in traditional care.  In addition, women have been shown to be more likely to breastfeed, and have enhance readiness for mother hood.

Currently in the United States, there are more than 700 sites offering CenteringPregnancy, and this number is growing steadily.  The Downtown Health Plaza recently received recognition in June 2012 as an official site by the Centering Health Institute.

For more information, please go to www.centeringhealthcare.org or call Downtown Health Plaza at (336) 713-9800. 

Our Team

Karen Gerancher, MD
Lawrence Hopkins, MD
Leslie Kammire, MD
Robert Taylor, MD

Resident Providers

Mid-Level Providers


Location and Hours of Operation


1200 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive 
Winston-Salem, NC 27101


New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE or request an appointment online
Returning Patients: 336-713-9800
Fax: 336-713-9619

Hours of Operation

Mon - Fri: 8 am - 5 pm 
Extended Hours Available for Established Patients

Quick Reference

Downtown Health Plaza


8:00 am - 5:00 pm M - F
Extended Hours Available
1200 MLK Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC  27101
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Last Updated: 04-02-2014
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