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St. Bernards Welcomes OB-GYN Dr. Whitney Rich

Sep 09, 2020

Obstetrician and Gynecologist (OB-GYN) Whitney Rich, M.D. has joined the medical team at St. Bernards OB-GYN Associates. 

Dr. Rich arrives at St. Bernards from east Tennessee. She worked two years at Ballad Health Medical Associates OBGYN in Kingsport after earning her medical degree and completing her residency at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. A native of west Tennessee, Dr. Rich cited a desire to move closer to family as an important part of choosing St. Bernards. She also noted a passion for helping women. 

"I went into OB-GYN to empower and encourage women,” Dr. Rich said. “I wanted to be that support person for them, helping them through the hard times and celebrating with them in the happy times.” 

Dr. Rich said a positive experience as a teenager seeing an OB-GYN as motivation to pursue medicine. 

“When I was a teenager, I had to go to a gynecologist, and it terrified me,” she said. “My physician was kind and made the experience easy. I decided I wanted to do that for young girls and women of all ages.” 

St. Bernards Medical Center Administrator Michael Givens said the addition of Dr. Rich bolsters a stellar and diverse team at St. Bernards OB-GYN Associates. 

“With the region’s top Women’s and Children’s Services in place,” Givens said, “St. Bernards is excited to add Dr. Rich to our team. We believe she will be an incredible resource for women and birthing mothers across northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri.” 

Dr. Rich holds membership with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) as well as a certification with the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Neonatal Resuscitation Program. In her spare time, she enjoys taking mission trips and getting involved in her local church. She also enjoys spending time with family and their beagles. Dr. Rich lives in Jonesboro with her husband and son. 

To request an appointment an appointment with Dr. Rich, patients may visit her provider page located at