The Women's Center was founded 19 years ago to provide new opportunities in health and personal well-being. We resist the "big office/big medicine" model and remain independent, small and personal. One-on-one care allows us to promise confidentiality, integrity and excellence.
Our mission is to create an environment for women's care and education that is comfortable and professional. We provide complete obstetric and gynecologic care as well as primary care. We strive to serve as a source for information on women's health issues. We try to help you identify and navigate the profit driven health misinformation found in the media (i.e. bio-identical hormones, menopause management, sexuality). An integrated approach is provided through links with other caregivers that women have found to be helpful. Our clinical staff, led by Dr. Bendell and Nurse Practitioner Karen Manning, will make every effort to ensure that your visit to our practice is as comfortable and productive as possible.
Dr James J. Bendell, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Augusta University
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Dr. James J. Bendell was born in Vacouver, B.C. He completed his Ph.D. in Reproductive Biology at the University of Toronto and his M.D. and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology in both Canada (Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada) and the United States (American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology).
During medical training Dr. Bendell obtained additional skills in fertility and bladder leakage and pelvic organ support problems. Dr. Bendell has received several prestigious awards for his dedication to providing outstanding medical care, including the Dorothy Mann Award in Reproductive Biology and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopist's award for Special Excellence. His favorite award however is being selected as the peoples choice Best Doctor in LaGrange!
Throughout his career Dr. Bendell has been involved with Women's issues in both volunteer and professional capacities. Along with memberships in numerous medical societies Dr. Bendell served for three years as the honorary chairman of the Lagrange March of Dimes Walk America. Dr. Bendell's volunteer activities also include serving as the medical consultant for a local women's rehabilitation facility and a home/shelter for abused women. Most recently Dr. Bendell has been granted the status of Assistant Professor with Augusta University and volunteers as an instructor for medical students hosted at The Women's Center.
Dr. Bendell and his family live in the woods of West Georgia and manage a small farm with an abundance of assorted of animals. Leslie, Dr. Bendell's wife of more than 25 years, is an avid cook and outdoors-man. She is currently the president of the Troup County Master Gardeners. Leslie and James have three wonderful children; Calem, Rhyse and Shae.
For Your Comfort:
We understand that coming to the doctor is not everyone's favorite way to spend time. We work hard to make your visit as comfortable and stress free as possible. Our office is clean and comfortable. We have six bathrooms (very important!) and lots of on site parking. Our staff is trained and ready to assist with all aspects of your care including booking referrals and filing and following up on your insurance. As mentioned previously we have up-to-date educational resources available to you and maintain a list of referral physicians who have a proven record of providing high quality and compassionate care to our patient. For your comfort we have eliminated the scratchy paper "cover-ups" and use comfortable cotton robes and sheets during exams.
Fresh coffee, soda and snacks are always available - if you can't find what you are looking for please ask any of us - we truly are here to help!