Dr. Roger Sherman

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nashville, TN
25 years experience male

Locations

OB GYN Associates of Nashville

Nashville, TN

Address

391 Wallace Rd., Bldg A Suite 302, Nashville, TN, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00pm - 11pm
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Fax

(615) 490-3194

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Tennessee

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OB GYN Associates of Nashville

Nashville, TN

About

Bio

Originally from central Ohio, I've lived in multiple places since High School. I completed my Bachelor's Degree and my Master of Public Health Degree at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Subsequently, I moved to Canton, Ohio where I completed my medical schooling (M.D. degree) in 1998. I worked to complete my OB GYN residency with the Air Force in San Antonio, TX. After completing my residency in 2003, I paid back the Air Force by practicing at Scott Air Force Base in Belleville, IL until 2003. Subsequently, I moved with my four children (age 6 to 19) to La Crosse, WI and worked with the Mayo Health System. In 2014, I joined a practice in Nashville, TN where I am currently building my practice. During my off time, I enjoy watching movies, going to good restaurants with my girlfriend, and cycling. I travel back to WI to see my children (two boys and two girls) every couple of months. Regarding my OB GYN practice, I practice full spectrum Obstetrics and Gynecology (low risk and high risk obstetrics, pelvic floor dysfunction, urinary incontinence, fibroid uterus, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, pelvic pain evaluation, infertility evaluation, menopausal care, abnormal uterine bleeding, abnormal pap smear, vulvar dystrophies, sexual problems, sexually transmitted infections, etc.). I also have some experience caring for women afflicted with opiate addiction. I am a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Also, I'm board certified by the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. I look forward to providing you the best possible care. Please feel free to making an appointment with me.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Tennessee

Doctor Q&A

64 Answers
16 Agrees
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Hard to say: Was a Fetal Fibronectin or Cervical Length Ultrasound checked? More information is needed. Did your doctor express concern for preterm labor? If you a... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: Yes. That is adequate treatment. Make sure your partner was also treated. It is possible for this STD to be "bounced" back in forth if only one partne... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Possibly: If your periods are usually regular in frequency, you should check a urine pregnancy test. If you are interested in pregnancy, start taking prenatal ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Maybe: You should check a urine pregnancy test ASAP. If positive, see your doctor for an ultrasound.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
13 weeks and 6 days: You should use your normal last menstrual period. Based upon what you've said, you are 13 weeks and 6 days pregnant with a due date of October 26. Y... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Not necessarily : Lots of epileptics become pregnant and have healthy children. That being said, you should see an obstetrician during your pregnancy. Most likely, your... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Complex issue : a woman's sex drive is a very complex issue with multiple influencing factors (medications being used, quality of relationship with partner, medical p... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Unlikely : if your periods are regular in frequency, you would not have been in your fertile period. That being said, condoms have a 15% failure rate for prevent... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Get a urinalysis : It would be nice to know your symptoms in more detail. Pyelonephritis is associated with flank (back) pain, urinary frequency/urgency/pain, and possib... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
See your doctor: It is likely that everything is okay, but you need to be seen for evaluation. I would recommend that you undergo an ultrasound to insure the IUD is in... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Unlikely : Not likely to ovulate twice. If you ovulated on day 40, you missed the fertile period of you had sex on day 10 to 15. You should have sex around ovul... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Different possibilit: To determine exactly what is happening , a doctors visit is required. More history is required, ultrasound may be required. Some possibilities include... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Vaginal dryness?: It is not uncommon for women on BCPs to develop vaginal dryness. I recommend using Astroglide or a similar lubricant. Please apply copious amounts of ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: The dose of Plan B will cover both episodes of intercourse and will decrease the chances of pregnancy. Have you considered a better form of birth cont... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Normal: Your tubed are normal and not the source of infertility.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
No: You should be okay if it was only 12 hours late.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Normal: Yes, this is normal. Any odor or worsening pelvic pain? If so, an infection may be a possibility.
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A female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
No: You should check a pregnancy test. If you haven't already done that.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
No: Maximum one time dose is 100mg and maximum daily dose is 300mg. You've already taken 150 mg and each Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM contains 25 mg of Bena... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Hard to say: Hard to say, but it sounds like some sort of infection. Could be a yeast infection vs vulvovaginitis. You need to be seen by a doctor to determine w... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Hard to say: Hard to say if you are pregnant. If you miss your next period, you could be. Your cramping is not likely due to pregnancy if your periods are normal... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: Unfortunately, you are at a higher risk. We test patients with your history for clotting disorders (PAI-1, MTHFR, factor V Leiden, protein c deficienc... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Lighter vs absent: Your period will likely be absent vs lighter and you will potentially have some irregular bleeding over the next several months. The reason for waitin... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: Fibrocystic breast tissue is not necessarily painful. Breast tumors are very rare in women your age. That being said, you should see a doctor if you n... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Hard to say: It needs to be examined. Can you send a picture of the insertion site? It may be developing a fibrotic capsule (normal part of the process). Also, som... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Possible but unlikel: Hi Roy. It's possible for someone to shed the herpes virus and be asymptomatic. People with oral herpes may secrete the virus 2% to 9% of the time whe... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
More information plz: More information is needed. Is this the first time you've had inter menstrual bleeding? Are you using contraception? Do you normally have regular mens... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
No. : You would be risking the baby's life and health and your life. You are at a higher risk of catastrophic uterine rupture or problems with your placent... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: You should be seen sooner. I don't know your whole history, but sexually transmitted infections are not uncommon in women your age. These infections c... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
No: Antibiotics do not cause problems with Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone). Hope this helps.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Hard to say: A number of possible reasons. If you had sex within 24 hours of the spotting, it could be due to vaginal or cervical irritation. Any discharge or itch... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
More information plz: To give you a good answer, more information is needed. How old are you? Do you use contraception? Are you sexually active? Are you a larger lady? You ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
See your doctor: Your doctor should measure your belly. If you are measuring small, your doctor will order an ultrasound to check the growth of the baby. Hope this he... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
See your doctor : Sounds like something that needs to be evaluated by your doctor a mammogram and / or ultrasound. This could be nothing or it could be an early cancer.... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Not ovulating : Most likely, you are not ovulating regularly (this is the most common reason for this menstrual pattern). More information is needed to help treat thi... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: Hi Melanie, you may start this medication several days before you start your menses and continue taking it every day during your trip. If you do start... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
No wait: Clitoral stimulation can be performed at any time. I ask my patients to wait four weeks before engaging in vaginal intercourse.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Irritable bowel??: It almost sounds like you could have irritable bowel syndrome. The criteria for diagnosis are: "recurrent abdominal discomfort on at least 3 days mo... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Unlikely: Unlikely. Pain associated with endometriosis typically occurs and worsens during the week leading up to your period. Often, this pain is located in t... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Get pregnancy test: Check a pregnancy test first. If negative, constipation is a common reason for "contraction" like pain (especially in your left lower abdomen). Also, ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
May be constipation?: You may be constipated (especially if you are straining to have bowel movements). I would recommend plenty of water and use fiber therapy (Metamucil,... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Within 3 to 4 weeks : Unfortunately, there is no good way of knowing when labor will occur for you. If you begin having regular contraction every 5 minutes or less apart fo... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
No: Birth control pills can cause nausea in some women. I don't know if this is what you are experiencing? Also, are you constipated or having diarrhea? T... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
No: Vaginal discharge thickens during the third trimester. This is not an uncommon complaint. If you have itching or odor, it could also be a vaginal in... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
You should be seen: Abnormally heavy bleeding and pain can be associated with a miscarriage, or more significantly, an ectopic pregnancy. You should go to your nearest E... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
No: No. Most likely an infected hair follicle. These lesions are most common when women shave. Herpes is an ulcerated lesion that is quite painful.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
No: I wouldn't recommend doing that. The virus continues to live in your body and Lysol will not work. You can try Abreva over the counter. If the outbrea... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Could be pregnancy: Hi Julie. Symptoms sound like possible pregnancy. I'd recommend a pregnancy test. If not pregnant, it may take a while for your menses to return (eac... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
See a doctor : You should make an appointment with a breast surgeon for evaluation as soon as possible.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
4 weeks: I tell my patients to avoid intercourse for four weeks. Hope this helps.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

Brooke Army Medical Center
Completed 2003

Awards

2013 Teacher of the Year - Mayo Family Medicine Residency, La Crosse, WI
Most Influential Doctor, First Place, Wisconsin - Winter
2015
Thought Leader, First Place, La Crosse Region - Winter
2015

Affiliations

American Association Of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)
American Congress Of Obstetricians And Gynecologists
American Board Of OBGYN (ABOG)
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