MEET OUR DOCTORS
CATHY T. LARRIMORE, MD, FACOG
Cathy T. Larrimore, M.D. is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG). She graduated from Georgia Tech with Highest Honors in 1988 and from Emory University School of Medicine in 1992. Dr. Larrimore practiced General Medicine for four years before completing her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Naval Medical Center in Virginia. After serving for three years as a faculty member and staff OB/GYN at the Naval Medical Center, Dr. Larrimore returned to the Atlanta area where she opened her private practice in January, 2004 in Covington, Georgia.
JESSIE BENDER, DO, FACOG
Dr Bender is board certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG). She was born and raised in Pennsylvania. She graduated Cum Laude from Juniata College with a degree in Biology. She completed her medical school at The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Reading, Pennsylvania. During her residency she completed several additional months of training in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Urogynecology. She has special interests in osteopathic manipulation, high risk pregnancies, and robotic surgery.
DR. SHERLEY SAMUELS
Dr. Sherley Samuels has a special interest in High Risk Obstetrics; she completed her training at Rutgers University, one of our country’s most rigorous programs. She is excited to join our community along with her husband and infant daughter. Her husband, Steven, is a Georgia native, and he recently completed his PhD at the Tuskegee Institute.
DR. MICHELLE WHITE
Dr. Michelle White, a Georgia native, completed her studies at Morehouse School of Medicine and trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Atlanta’s premier hospitals, Grady Memorial and Atlanta Medical Center. She looks forward to developing lasting relationships with her patients. Along with her husband and newborn son, Dr. White is enjoying participating in our community..
KERRY G. DEWBERRY, MSN, WHNP, ANP-BC
Kerry G. Dewberry, WHNP, MSN graduated with her Master’s Degree in Nursing in 2002 from the University of Michigan. She relocated to the Atlanta area in 2005. Mrs. Dewberry specializes in Women’s Health and has interest in Urogynecology.
BARBARA SUSIN, CNM, MSN
Barb brings 23 years of midwifery experience to the practice. She earned dual degrees in Midwifery and Public Policy and Health Management from Emory University in Atlanta. Patient care is her passion. She remains in awe of the strength women exhibit during their pregnancies, while giving birth and throughout their lives. Barb is dedicated to supporting women during their lives to be healthy and strong women and mothers.
DENISE COCHRAN, CNM, MPH, MSN
Denise began her Midwifery career in 2005. Her first birth as a student was alongside Dr. Larrimore at Newton Medical Center. She has practiced in hospital and home birth settings, providing compassionate care to women and their families. Denise believes that pregnancy and birth are transformative times for women and is honored to work with families along their journey. She also enjoys teaching Midwifery students to continue the growth and development of the Midwifery profession.
BRENDA BARLOWE, CNM, MSN
Brenda graduated from the University of Alabama in Birmingham with a Master’s of Science in midwifery in 1994. She has been practicing full scope Midwifery for 24 years in Georgia. She loves the challenge of managing high risk pregnancies and assisting her patients with the birth experience they desire. She also cares for women from puberty until menopause, annual physicals, birth control and preconception care.
SURGICAL FIRST ASSISTANT
ASHLEY SPEARS, CSFA, SURGICAL FIRST ASSISTANT
Ashley joined Covington Women’s Health Specialist in 2009 assisting Dr Larrimore in surgery as a certified surgical assistant as well as in the office with minor procedures. As the practice has grown, Ashley has continued her education and is now a Certified First Assistant and assists all the doctors in surgery. Ashley is dedicated to patients having the best surgery experience by helping patients understand what is going to happen in the operating room, and alleviating some of the fear of the unknown.