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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Learn about 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.
Dr. Ashley Cothern's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Ashley Cothern's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
High Risk Pregnancy
Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
Intrauterine Growth Restriction
Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
Venous Thrombosis and Phlebitis in Pregnancy
Gynecologic Cancer Screening
Hepatitis B Virus Screening
Herpes Simplex Screening
Hydrothermal Endometrial Ablation
Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
Hysterectomy - Open
Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
Intrauterine Device (IUD) Removal
LEEP - Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
Rh Incompatibility Screening
Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Nevada.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
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.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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