Dr. Staci Tanouye

Board Certified Gynecologist

Helping you love your body

Hi, I’m Dr. Staci Tanouye! I am a Mayo trained board certified gynecologist, and I have a passion for women’s health. I believe that every woman is unique and her healthcare should be, too.

My Story

I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago by my engineer father and pharmacist mother. I don’t know how I decided I wanted to be a physician, but I made it known to everyone from a very young age that that is what I was going to do. And I was determined to make it happen.

I went to Washington University in St Louis, studied biology and education, and made sure to I was on the right path to medical school. I loved St Louis so much I decided to stay in the city for medical school at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. This proved to be a fateful decision as I met my future husband there.

Very early on in my medical career, I became drawn to women’s health. I loved everything about it. The strength and perseverance of my female patients was something I didn’t find in any other speciality. I loved medicine, surgery, the fast pace of emergencies, mental health, childbirth, everything! ObGyn was the perfect fit as it incorporated a little bit of all aspects of medicine. I loved that I could easily deliver a healthy baby in a smooth natural delivery, then have to run to an emergency gynecological surgery, and then help a patient navigate the most difficult and sensitive topics in her life such as postpartum depression, sexual dysfunction, or even a new cancer diagnosis. I was overwhelmingly drawn to helping women, teaching them about how their bodies function, discussing how to optimize their health, and empowering them to make positive changes to be their healthiest selves. Women’s health was the only option for me.

I was lucky enough to match at the top program in the country for Gynecology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. I am so privileged to have trained under the absolute best gynecologists in the country. Mayo Clinic is consistently at the forefront of medical technology, and I was able to benefit from everything they have to offer. I loved my residency program and training so much that I served on the admissions committee for several years and was then invited to join the faculty when I graduated.  It was an honor and a dream to practice alongside all of my mentors.

Once my husband finished his medical training, he began the job search and was ultimately recruited to Mayo Clinic here in Jacksonville. While it was heartbreaking to leave my department in Minnesota, I was excited to start a new journey in private practice.

For my first five years in Jacksonville, I practiced the full scope of obstetrics and gynecology at one of the North Florida ObGyn practices at Baptist Hospital Downtown.  I had a busy practice delivering babies, performing surgeries, and clinic work. In late 2018, I met Dr. Patricia Schroeder who was looking for a partner at her gynecology practice in preparation for the retirement of Dr. Marijane Boyd.  We hit it off instantly, and I knew that this would be my next chapter.

My Values & Beliefs

Treating women with passion and compassion

I truly care about each and every one of my patients, and treat everyone with kindness and compassion. I welcome women of every color, shape, gender identity, and sexual orientation. In my exam room, you will feel comfortable discussing anything and everything.

Doing what's right for YOU

I want to work with you to find the best course of treatment specific to YOU. My top priority is your best health. If I feel there is a better treatment option or even another doctor with more expertise for your specific concern, I have no problems changing course or referring you to one of my excellent colleagues.

Minimalist approach

Personally, I prefer minimally invasive options for myself and thus, choose the same for my patients. I often work from the simplest solution up to more complex options. I like to maximize outcomes while working to minimize risk.

My Approach

I understand the gynecologist’s office can be a VERY intimidating place. My goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible. From your first pelvic exam through to your menopausal years, I work carefully to walk you through each step of the process. I will tell you exactly what I plan to do and what I am doing with every step.

Always remember that YOU are in control. If at any point you are uncomfortable or don’t understand, I want you to speak up. In my office, you have a voice, and it’s the most important voice in the room.

One of the main reasons why I love women’s health so much is that I love to empower women to learn about and understand their bodies. Knowing your body is loving your body. Lifting women up makes my heart full, and it is evident in my work.

 

More to life than work

Family

The struggle of every woman is finding balance in life. While I love my career and helping women, I have to admit that I am human. I love my family above all else. I am blessed to have a loving husband who supports me and two beautiful sons who make me smile everyday. We have made a lovely home here in Jacksonville and have learned to appreciate every second with each other.

Interests

Outside of work, you can usually find me with my boys. I am a babywearing mother with a large collection of woven baby wraps to carry my youngest in many artful ways. I also love to exercise. I usually ride my Peloton bike at home, but you can also find me running with my preschooler who started doing timed races after he thought he won the DONNA 1 mile “fun run.”

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