Engbretson Center for Women

756 Ridge Lake Blvd, #228

Memphis, TN 38120

Phone: 901-522-6910

Fax: 901-522-6911


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Practice Overview

Engbretson Center for Women is a private practice that focuses on giving personal attention to women in a spa-like atmosphere.

Our Providers

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Laura Engbretson, MD, OB/GYN

Dr. Engbretson grew up in Memphis and returned in 2007 to practice Obstetrics and Gynecology, focusing on underserved neighborhoods in the Memphis area. Since moving to private practice, she continues to serve the community seeing patients from the Church Health Center, as well as participating in medical mission trips.

Dr. Engbretson is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and received her medical degree from University of Alabama in 2003. She completed her residency in Florida State University's OB/GYN Residency Program. Dr. Engbretson was the recipient of Louis C. Henry Excellence in Clinical Teaching Awards, UT OB/GYN Residency and is a Member of the Christian Medical and Dental Association. She is married to Dr. John Engbretson, a Family Medicine physician with St. Francis Medical Partners, as well as mother to three energetic boys. In her free time, she enjoys running, cooking, travelling and is a member of the cello section in the Germantown Symphony.

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Shannon Riedley-Malone, MD, OB/GYN

Dr. Shannon Riedley Malone is originally from South Carolina where following graduation from Davidson College she moved to Memphis to work at St. Jude Children’s Research  Hospital.  It was clear that her joy was caring for people and not staying in the lab, so she returned to medical school at The University of Tennessee in 2007 completing  their OB/GYN residency program in 2011.  Dr. Shannon Riedley Malone is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has been in private practice in the Memphis area since graduation.  She joined the Engbretson Center for Women in the fall of 2015 and along with Dr. Engbretson  she enjoys serving  the community via The Morning Center, a mobile maternity unit providing charity prenatal care in the Memphis area.

Memphis is where her heart is. When not delivering babies, she can be found cheering on the Grizzlies, running in Overton Park, or enjoying the great food that this city has to offer.  She loves to laugh and gives out hugs regularly. She is married to Scott and is a mother of two beautiful girls, Millie and Scarlet. 

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Kathleen Behnke, FNP

We are pleased to announce that Kathleen Behnke, FNP, has joined the Engbretson Center for Women as our nurse practitioner. Mrs. Behnke will offer personalized care in complement to both Dr. Engbretson and Dr. Malone and will participate in a wide range of in-office patient care including well-woman exams, and pre and post-natal care. Her addition to our practice will also allow for enhanced patient appointment availability to allow us to continue to ensure the highest possible quality of patient care. Mrs. Behnke received her undergraduate education at Colgate University and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2008. 

She is married to Dr. Schorr Behnke, a Pediatric Radiologist with Memphis Radiological P.C., as well as mother to three active girls. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, running, reading, outdoor adventures and is an active member in the Midtown community.