Nurse midwife joins Novant clinic in China Grove

Published 12:05 am Sunday, May 27, 2018

CHINA GROVE — Residents of south Rowan and the China Grove area have a new face in town for women’s health care. Sharon Kay Varner, a certified nurse-midwife, has joined the team of obstetricians and gynecologists at Novant Health Carolina Women’s Health Associates.

The practice includes Dr. Jessica Blumenthal, Dr. Erin Grey, Dr. James Murphy, Dr. Michael Stadler and Dr. Holly Stevens.

Varner has been working on behalf of women’s health for more than 20 years in obstetrics and 14 years as a nurse midwife.

She brings the practice of midwifery to Carolina Women’s Health Associates, offering personalized care, education and guidance to patients at the China Grove office, located at 1965 South U.S. Highway 29.

Certified nurse-midwives are registered nurses who have graduated from a nurse-midwifery education program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) and have passed a national certification examination.

Nurse midwives have specialized training in women’s health and are qualified to provide care to women throughout their lifespan — from adolescence through menopause.

Carolina Women’s Health Associates specializes in obstetrics and gynecology, complicated pregnancies, gynecological surgery including advanced laparoscopic surgeries, incontinence, menopausal issues and a variety of other women’s health-related issues.

The office has locations in Salisbury and China Grove.

To schedule an appointment with Varner, please call 704-855-7611, or visit

Novant Health is an integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient facilities and hospitals in Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia.

Named in 2017 by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the nation’s 150 best places to work in healthcare, Novant Health network consists of more than 1,500 physicians and over 28,000 employees that provide care at over 580 locations, including 14 medical centers and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics.

In 2017, the health system provided more than $789 million in community benefit, including financial assistance and services.

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