Oasis Women's Health
Heather Skanes, MD, (she/her) is a compassionate, patient-centered obstetrician and gynecologist who is proud to serve her community of Birmingham, Alabama, at Oasis Women’s Health. Born and raised in Birmingham, Dr. Skanes is dedicated to uplifting her community and is a supporter of Black Lives, birth rights, and a believer of womxn everywhere. As a health care provider at a Black-owned and operated practice, Dr. Skanes is an avid participant in the movement to protect and celebrate Black lives and strongly believes that when Black women are protected, all women will be protected.
Dr. Skanes attended Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where she received her bachelor’s degree in African and African American Studies. She then studied maternal and child health at the University of Alabama School of Public Health for one year before pursuing medicine. She then earned her medical degree at Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio, and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Skanes was given the honor of being named Chief Resident in her final year of residency.
At Oasis Women’s Health, Dr. Skanes provides a wide range of obstetric and gynecology services, from birth control and pregnancy care to infertility and menopause treatment. She emphasizes shared decision-making when helping her patients choose the best course of treatment and offers low-intervention and minimally invasive options when possible.
Dr. Skanes and the entire Oasis Women’s Health team strive to address issues of racial disparities in maternal morbidity and mortality as well as gynecology. She believes in creating safe, inclusive spaces for all patients, regardless of gender identity, to receive expert treatment for all their needs.
To make an appointment with Dr. Skanes, call Oasis Women’s Health today or request your visit with her online.
"This physician was my OB. She was very personable, friendly, and thorough with her explanations of my plan of care. All of my questions and concerns were covered."
"I’m a complicated gynecology case and decided to have a hysterectomy at a young age (32). I recovered so well and feel so much better."
"Dr. Skanes-Devold is courteous with patients and very prompt. One of the best doctors I have met."