ABOUT - Bristol Gynecology & Obstetrics PC

Since 1957

we have sought to offer Bristol
and the surrounding area
our premium obstetrical services.

Gynecology

the medical practice dealing with
the health of the female reproductive system (uterus, vagina, and ovaries)

Board certified

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology certifies we are obstetricians and gynecologists in the United States.

Dr. Ross R. Spires

Dr. Spires and his wife Gena are natives of Cookeville, Tennesse. He has completed residency training at the East Tennesse State University Quillen College of Medicine. Prior to four years of training in Johnson City, Dr. Spires completed two years in Pikeville, Kentucky at the Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is also a graduate of Tennessee Technological University with a bachelor of sciences.

Dr. Spires and Gena have three children. His interests outside of work include golf, fishing, camping, coaching soccer and spending time with his family. Dr. Spires has done medical and evangelical mission work in Romania, Venezuela, and Dominican Republic/Haiti.

Obstetrics and Gynecology have been passions of Dr. Spires since before medical school. His primary interests include: pelvic floor and urinary incontinence surgery, minimally-invasive surgery including robotic surgery, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and compassionate obstetric care. Dr Spires has won multiple awards for teaching obstetrics and gynecology at the Quillen College of Medicine and continues to teach Bristol family practice residents to help improve the obstetric care in East Tennessee.

Dr. Karen Eller Shelton

Dr. Karen Eller Shelton was born at the old Bristol Memorial Hospital. She completed her B.S degree at Wake Forest University in 1989, and received her M.D. at the University of Virginia in 1993. She joined Bristol Gynecology and Obstetrics in 1997 after a four year residency at Eastern Virginia School of Medicine in Norfolk. She is board certified in gynecology and a member of the AMA, ACOG and TMA.

Dr. Shelton has had special training at the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine. Her special interests include infertility, gynecologic surgery and menopause management. She is married and enjoys gardening and travel. She has two wonderful daughters.

Dr. David Russell

Dr. David Russell has been a member of Bristol Gynecology and Obstetrics, P.C. since 1990.

He is a native of Jonesborough, Tennessee and received his B.S. Degree from East Tennessee State University. A 1986 graduate from the University Of Tennessee College Of Medicine, he completed his residency at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Dr. Russell's special interests in medicine include gynecologic surgery, laparoscopy and obstetrics-especially moderate risk pregnancy.

Dr. Russell is a member of the Sullivan County Medical Society, the Tennessee Medical Association, and the Tri-City Obstetrics and Gynecology Society.

Farming commands most of the Dr. Russell's leisure time. Seated on his tractor, he is indeed a happy man. He is a proud parent of three daughters, and a son. They reside on their farm in Sullivan County.

Dr. Wesley Harris

A native of Houston, Texas, Dr. Harris moved to Bristol and joined Bristol Gynecology and Obstetrics, P.C. in 1987. He is a 1980 graduate of Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas and completed his residency at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He completed a fellowship in pelvic surgery in Baltimore, MD.

Dr. Harris has published several papers over the past 15 years on the subjects of Gynecologic Cancer and Gynecologic Surgery. He enjoys obstetrics and is willing to work with patients who desire natural childbirth or epidurals.

Dr. Harris is a board certified in Obstetrics and Genecology, is a member of the Tennessee Medical Association, the Sullivan County Medical Society, and the Tri-City obstetrics and Gynecology Society.

Dr. Harris is a member of the society of Gynecological Surgeons, a national organization promoting advances in gynecological surgery.

He and his wife Kelley, also a physician, have a daughter, and a son. Dr. Harris enjoys golfing in his leisure time.