Dr. Holly Ashley Cothern, MD

Dr. Holly Ashley Cothern, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 45
Dr. Holly Ashley Cothern, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Reno, NV and has been practicing for 12 years. She graduated from University of Wisconsin School of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology.Read her story

236 W 6th St Ste 303

Reno, NV 89503

Contact Information

(775) 337-8400

Insurance Accepted

  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
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Top Care Areas

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Pregnancy-Related Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ovarian Cysts
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Ashley Cothern's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ashley Cothern "As a National Health Service Corps scholar, I moved to Reno, Nevada from St. Paul, Minnesota in the summer of 2006 to fulfill my service obligation at The Pregnancy Center. I spent the past 8 years serving underprivileged women and their families and have delivered over 400 babies per year since that time. In addition, I have built up a dedicated and loyal private practice following and integrated minimally invasive gynecologic procedures such as Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, ESSURE, and Hydrothermal endometrial ablation into my practice. Late this summer, I was given the opportunity to start my own private practice and to share office space and staff with Dr. Rafaela Hernandez, another well established ob/gyn in the Reno, Nevada medical community. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve women and families of all ages at my new office location. I have special interests in adolescent gynecology, menopausal health, high risk obstetrics, abnormal PAP and colposcopy, as well as infertility treatments. My husband Brett and I are avid hikers and skiiers and we love to explore Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. We are hoping to get our young son, Alex, who is 2 1/2 years old, out on skies for his first season up at Mount Rose this year. I am interested in fitness and positive thinking and strive to keep myself in excellent mental and physical shape through running, yoga, and meditation."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ashley Cothern "My health care philosophy is based upon identifying the patient's needs and being dedicated to helping women achieve their health care goals through forming a relationship based upon mutual respect and trust. 

My role as the obstetrician/gynecologist is to provide compassionate and caring medical services to all patients and treat patients like I would members of my own family. 

Listening is key to the start of our medical and personal relationship and I strive to value your input in my effort to identify your individual needs. 

My office staff is committed to providing professional and courteous services to you in our comfortable and private office setting.

Your health and empowering you in your health care decisions is my focus and goal.

Having had a baby boy myself in the Spring of 2012, I understand first hand how pregnancy is a time of excitement and anticipation for all of the family.  I strive to ensure that you are treated with dignity, compassion, and respect at all times. "


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1  Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

1  Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

32  Conditions Treated


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32  Procedures

  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colposcopy
  • C-Section
  • Essure® Procedure
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Hydrothermal Endometrial Ablation
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Removal
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • LEEP - Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginosis Screening


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Nevada.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Washington University In Saint Louis
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • University of Minnesotal Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University Of Minnesota Department Of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ashley Cothern has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ashley Cothern's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ashley Cothern to family and friends
23 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

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Dr. Ashley Cothern's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Ashley Cothern Says:

Thank you for providing me with your feedback.  Your opinion is very important to me and to my office staff.  We strive to provide you with a compassionate, caring, and confidential office experience and value your opinion so that we can continuously improve your experience in our practice.  I personally read every patient satisfaction survey and my office staff can be reached at the office by calling


Patient Comments (8)

Very disappointed, runs late on appts, and when i picked up med records to transition to new OB-GYN it got worse... -My name was incorrectly spelled (how do you mess that up?) -My family medical history is INCORRECT- assistant verbally asked my med history at first appointment, Dr. Ashley never...more
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Office staff is the worst in the Reno valley. Rude and never follow through on prescription assistance or calling you back as promised. Doctors should fire them all!!
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Worst Office Staff ever! Make Appt. Show up 15 minutes early for appt., then wait 1 hour, get put in Examination room for an extra hour.... then get told Dr. Has to leave. Try two weeks to see if surgery is scheduled, when on phone to staff, they act liIke they don't know what I'm asking about. ...more
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Love doctor Ashley but the not to sure bout the office staff ! Everytime I go i would think they would have my chart in hand but ask me everytime when do I think I missed my last cycle !!!! As well trying to call them at 8 am is impossible even tho they say we open at 8 am it's 8:30 and phones...more
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Veru nice but the office staff isn't helpful, the waiting area is alwayd blazing hot and Dr. Ashley herself doesn't spend enough time with her patients. I always leave with questions and a worry list. I have complications this pregnancy and I don't feel like the appropriate actions have been taken...more
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