Tammy Bull, MD, grew up as the oldest of 5 children in rural Western Kentucky, and announced that she would be a doctor when she was six years old. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Murray State University, focusing on Biology and Chemistry. She went on to graduate first in her class at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky.
Dr. Bull decided to specialize in OB/GYN, because she enjoyed taking care of women and loved the mix of obstetrics, medicine and surgery that the specialty demanded. After residency at the University of Kentucky, she achieved her OB/GYN board certification and moved to Clearwater, Florida where she built a busy private practice.
Dr. Bull relocated to Bend in 1999, and built a thriving OB/GYN practice. In 2007, she decided to expand her travel and medical volunteer work, both domestic and abroad. She has been an active physician at the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic here in Bend, as well as providing obstetrical and gynecologic care as a volunteer in Rwanda, Guyana, Guatemala and Honduras. She devoted a year and a half to expand her expertise in treating women with vulvar skin conditions (including working in a local dermatology practice here in Bend.)
Dr. Bull resumed active clinical practice in Bend in 2014, doing outpatient Gynecology with special interests in menopause and hormone therapy, vulvar dermatology (including lichen sclerosis and lichen planus), management of abnormal and heavy bleeding, and she is experienced in hysteroscopy and the Novasure endometrial ablation procedure as well as the use of the Mona Lisa Touch laser treatment for vaginal dryness. She is devoted to helping women make educated, personalized decisions about their health care, and then implementing them.
She has varied interests and activities, including her ongoing volunteer work, travel, Pilates, ballroom dancing, sailing, hiking, cooking (eating), reading and spending time with her best buddies, “Bean the cat” and fantastic partner, Bruce.