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Department Subspecialty Care for Women's Health
Primary Location Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adolescent Health
  • Alternatives to Hysterectomy
  • Bilateral Tubal Ligation
  • Blood Tests
  • Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Breast Exam
  • Cervical Polypectomy
  • Contraception
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Essure Contraceptive Device
  • Estrogen Replacement Therapy
  • Female Sterilization
  • Gynecology
  • Hysteroscopic Services
  • Hysteroscopic Sterilization
  • Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Treatment of Endometriosis
  • Laparoscopic Treatment of Ovarian Cysts
  • Medication Management
  • Menopausal Risk Assessment
  • Menstrual Cycle
  • Microsurgical Tubal Anastomosis
  • Myomectomy
  • Normal Vaginal Delivery
  • Obstetrics
  • Obstetrics and Family Maternity Center
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pessaries
  • Prenatal Care
  • Pre-Pregnancy Consultation
  • Prophylactic Salpingo-oophorectomy
  • Section of General Gynecology
  • Sterilization by Laparoscopy
  • Thermachoice Endometrial Ablation
  • Treatment of Fibroids
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Tubal Reversal
  • Uterine Artery Embolization
  • Uterine Fibroids Treatment
  • Well Woman Gynecology
  • Women's Health
View all 41 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding
  • Abnormal Pap Smears
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Amenorrhea
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Bartholin Cyst
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Chlamydia Trachomatis
  • Colon Polyps
  • Constipation
  • Cystocele
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Dyspareunia
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Endometriosis
  • Female Incontinence
  • Fibroids
  • Genital Warts
  • Gonorrhea
  • Gynecologic Infections
  • Herpes
  • Hirsutism
  • Hypertension in Pregnancy
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Medical Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Menopause
  • Menorrhagia
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Miscarriage
  • Molar Pregnancy
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Multiple Pregnancy
  • Myomas
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pelvic Disorders
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Pelvic Mass
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Postmenopausal Bleeding
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Atrophy
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Vaginitis
  • Vulvar Disorders
  • Vulvar Dystrophy
  • Vulvar Pain Syndromes
  • Vulvar Vestibulitis
  • Vulvodynia
  • Yeast Infections
View all 64 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Jamaica Hospital
Jamaica, NY USA

Internship - Interfaith Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY USA

Medical Education - Meharry Medical College
Nashville, TN USA

Undergraduate - Xavier University
New Orleans, LA USA


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialty Interests

General Obstetrics and Gynecology, Centering, Adolescent care, Menopausal care, minimally invasive surgery, hysteroscopy

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Yolanda Thigpen, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 6/22/2023, Dr. Thigpen has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

165 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

41 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr. Thigpen is a very compassionate, wonderful woman. During past appointments and this most current appointment, I was treated so kindly.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2023

I loved that she actually listen to my concerns

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2023

Always value the professionalism of Dr. Thigpen. I feel valued and heard.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2023

Dr. Thigpen is one of the BEST doctors I have ever had. I entrust her with my health and value her opinion tremendously! She really shows that she cares!

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

A great doctor have been with her for 20yrs come this August 2024

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

She is very nice and funny and I love her every time I need to come to Stephanie tubs I always request her she makes my visits nice and comfortable she even jokes a little bit.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

I have already recommended Dr. Thigpen to some of my friends. She is one of the best doctors I have ever had.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr. Thigpen listens without judgment and is extremely thorough with issues and treatments

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Dr Thigpen is an excellent Dr and very thorough I've been with her most of my adult life. Can't imagine anyone taking her place. Cleveland Clinic is very lucky to have her.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Dr.Thigpen is great she handled my surgery will ease. I had no complication after my surgery, she called me personally to check on me. GREAT DOCTOR, will recommend her to family and friends.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Dr. Yolanda Thigpen is an excellent doctor; she very is very knowledgeable, Compassionate, and gentle in whatever she does. Always cheerful. she will make you forget your problems as soon as she works in with her sense of humor.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Love Love the professionalism given by Dr. Thigpen.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

I am satisfied with the quality of care I received when I visited Dr. Thigpen.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr. Thigpen is a very good care provider, she's been my doctor for years now.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Dr. Thigpen was a complete joy!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

I have a great relationship with Dr. Thigpen. She is concerned for my health and welfare.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr. Thigpen is a wonderful practitioner who has been in charge of my care for over 15 years.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

I always have a wonderful experience with Dr.Thigpin. She answers all my questions that I have at my visits with ease. She is a wonderful doctor and I cannot see myself receiving care from anyone else.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr. Thigpen is the best!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. Thigpen is the best.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Dr. Thigpen is a phenomenal Doctor! Extremely caring, patient and knowledgeable. I'm a patient at Cleveland Clinic, specifically for her! I'm So thankful to be under her care.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

I always have a great experience with my provider, because she actually listens to me, she always helps my figure out the next step when it comes to getting alined with my health issues. She genuinely cares and I wouldn't change her for the world.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

Excellent experience. Dr. Thigpen is very knowledgeable and thorough. She has a very calming presence and is always a delight to be around. Her staff is always very efficient and pleasant.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

Dr. Thigpen was so caring and sympathetic to my issue. She is without a doubt the most compassionate doctor I've had during my 11 years at Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Dr Thigpen whole women's and children's department are so great at what they do, always courteous and helpful.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Dr Thigpen is highly educated. She takes her time to address your concerns and needs. She's respectful and she's so sweet

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Dr. Thigpen is an excellent provider. She uses her words carefully and truly thinks about her patient's feelings when giving consultations. She Is warm-spirited, easy to communicate with, and has a little humor which we need during this time period when so many are sick, depressed, and tired.

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

My experience with her was extremely favorable. She was very professional, compassionate and informative. She spoke and treated me with dignity and respect.

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

I love Dr Thigpen, she's makes my visits pleasant and answers my questions.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr. Thigpen is the best! I have been her patient since early 2000's. She is empathetic, compassionate, knowledgeable and kind.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Dr. Thigpen is a personable and caring provider whom I've always felt comfortable with seeing and will continue.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Absolutely fabulous physician. Extremely knowledgeable, professional and personable. I was very comfortable. Excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

I wouldn't want to see anyone outside of Dr. Thigpen and hoping that she remains an active physician for a very long time. Excellent physician!!

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

Dr. Thigpen was down to earth and patient. She also gave good explanations/instructions.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

I felt very safe and comfortable. All of my problems were addressed, and the doctor went above and beyond to help me. 10/10 service.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

I really enjoyed my pregnancy experience with Dr. Thigpen. She listened to me, always made me feel like she supported the things I wanted for my birth plan. She asked questions to make sure I knew information.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

Dr. Thigpen was very personable. Dr. Thigpen was very comforting. Dr . Thigpen intelligent, courteous and upbeat. I enjoyed my first visit with Dr. Thigpen and look forward to many more with her.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

I felt very uncomfortable due to the fact that it was a student there assisting that didn't know what she was doing

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

Dr. Thigpen is a wonderful doctor.I have been with her for 20 years.She is very easy to talk to.I trust her very much.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

The doctor was exceptional. Put me at ease. Answered my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

Ms Thigpen and her staff is wonderful I am very comfortable with them every time I go see her.

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