Dr. Heather Skanes, MD

Obstetrics & GynecologyFemaleAge 33

Dr. Heather Skanes, MD is a Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialist in Birmingham, AL. She is affiliated with Princeton Baptist Medical Center. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Skanes to book an appointment.

Dr. Skanes

Oasis Women's Health LLC

401 Tuscaloosa Ave SW Ste 100 Birmingham, AL 35211
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Skanes' Top Procedures and Conditions

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STD Screening
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Dr. Skanes performs STD Screening more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Skanes performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Newborn Metabolic Screening
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Dr. Skanes performs Newborn Metabolic Screening more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Skanes performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Pregnancy Test
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Dr. Skanes performs Pregnancy Test more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Skanes performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Skanes' conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Adenomyosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Amniocentesis
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Breech Position
  • C-Section
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Colposcopy
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometriosis
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Fallopian Tube Disorders
  • Female Infertility
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • Fetal Ultrasound
  • First Trimester Screening
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gestational Hypertension
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • HIV Screening
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Infertility Evaluation
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Mammography
  • Mastodynia
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Nausea
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Nuchal Translucency Screening
  • Oophorectomy
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Perimenopause
  • Phenylketonuria Screening
  • Placenta Previa
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Non-Stress Test
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • STD Screening
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • Wound Repair

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(205) 291-3058

Dr. Skanes accepts the following insurance:

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National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Dr. Skanes' Reviews

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4.8

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Dr. Heather Skanes is an excellent OBGYN. She’s very patient and caring. She listens to all of your concerns and needs. She makes sure she is providing you with the best care possible. I would recommend her!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Clark – Mar 03, 2021
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Very professional and caring. She and her staff work hard to make their patients' visits as pleasant as possible.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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AJ – Mar 01, 2021
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Dr. Skanes is a GODSEND! If you want a provider that’s willing to go the extra mile and more to make sure that you get the care you deserve, choose Dr. Skanes. When she helped deliver my baby, I’ve never felt like I was in more capable hands. She’s so personable, I felt like I had my big sister in the room with me which was MUCH needed with the COVID visitor restrictions. I had so many reservations about being back in the hospital after my first birth was traumatic but this go round, I was extremely grateful for all she did to help bring my baby earth side. Thank you!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Feb 28, 2021
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If you're looking for an OBGYN in the Alabama area, Dr. Skanes is the person for you!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Robinson Dionne – Feb 27, 2021
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Dr. Skanes is incredible! I'm a little embarrassed to report that I had not been to the gyno in years. I chose Dr. Skanes because I felt as if I could relate to her the most with her being a woman of color. She quickly eased all of my nerves as soon as I laid eyes on her! I was in and out of her office in no time. I left feeling satisfied with her services and sure of my status! Thanks Dr. Skanes!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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I love Dr. Skanes-Devold. She’s kind, patient and prompt. I can’t recommend her enough.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rachel K. – Feb 27, 2021
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This physician was my OB. She was very personable, friendly, and thorough with her explanations of my plan of care. All of my questions and concerns were covered. She made sure to take me into account as a decision maker of my health care.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Amy Richardson – Feb 27, 2021
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I’m a complicated gynecology case and decided to have a hysterectomy at a young age (32). I recovered so well and feel so much better.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Alex – Feb 27, 2021
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Dr. Skanes-Devold is very knowledgeable and professional. I have sought her medical advice and opinions several times, and each time I have walked away feeling that she gave me the best advice possible. Dr. Skanes-Devold is courteous with patients and very prompt. One of the best doctors I have met.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Portia Britt – Feb 27, 2021
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Dr. Skanes is an amazing OB/GYN. She is open, direct, and honest. She takes the time to listen. She informs patients of all options, as well as the benefits and risks, to assist with creating a plan of care specific to their specific needs. I appreciate her professionalism, patience, reassurance, and guidance. I would definately recommend her to any expecting mother looking for a physician who truly cares.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Skanes is an avid participant in the movement to protect and celebrate Black Lives. Addressing issues of racial disparities in maternal morbidity and...Read more

Biography

Heather Skanes, MD (she/her) was born and raised in Birmingham, AL. She attended Washington University in St. Louis where she received a B.A. in African...Read more

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Education

Morehouse Som/Grady Meml Hosp
Residency Hospital
WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY / SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Medical School
Washington University In St. Louis
Undergraduate School

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Heather Skanes, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Skanes frequently treats STD Screening, Newborn Metabolic Screening, and Pregnancy Test. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Skanes treats.

Where is Dr. Heather Skanes, MD's office located?

Dr. Skanes' office is located at 401 Tuscaloosa Ave SW Ste 100, Birmingham, AL 35211. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Oasis Women's Health LLC

Oasis Women's Health, LLC401 Tuscaloosa Ave SW Ste 100 Birmingham, AL 35211
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Skanes is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Princeton Baptist Medical Center

Birmingham, AL

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

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