Dr. Arthur M. Townsend IV FACOG
"My mother taught me to care for and respect all women. I am proud to say I have been doing just that all my life."
Dr. Arthur Townsend, IV MD is proud of his long, family history of excellent medical care and service to the community. As a fourth generation physician, Dr. Townsend upholds the family tradition of improving and prolonging the lives of women by emphasizing both the health and wellness aspects of care. In his role as leader of Townsend Gyn Specialists Dr. Townsend focuses his attention on the care of patients and the administration of quality management in the office. This combination works together to improve and prolong the lives of women through access to education and superb medical care. Dr. Townsend’s focus on care, quality and education sets TGS apart as a practice that empowers and supports women.
Dr. Townsend has served as a member of the Methodist Le-Bonheur Hospital’s Medical Staff leadership team as Medical Staff Representative to the Board of Directors from 2009 to 2010. He has also held the positions of Chief of Staff, Vice Chief of Staff, and Medical Staff President and chairman of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. Dr. Townsend has also acted as a clinical instructor for the University of Tennessee at Memphis Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1994.
Dr. Townsend is a classic early adopter. He recognizes the signs that indicate change is coming and looks for ways to take abstract ideas, generated by that change, and pull them into reality. In 2007 the practice adopted electronic medical records which allow the providers 24/7 access to patient information. He consistently seeks ways to combine his interest in technology with his commitment to provide excellent medical care.
He lives this mission by educating patients as part of his standard of care. He ensures patients understand all of the options for care available and helps them make decisions that are not only medically sound but will improve their quality of life. As part of this commitment, Dr. Townsend specializes in providing in-office minimally invasive procedures that reduce discomfort and recovery time while providing the patients with the care they need.
Dr. Townsend has been a member of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology and board certified since 1996. He is also a member in good standing of the American Medical Association and the Bluff City Medical Society.