Duncan Turner, MD

Women's Health Center located in Presidio neighborhood, Santa Barbara, CA

Dr. Duncan Turner of Turner Medical Arts in Santa Barbara, California, is a trailblazer in the gynecology field. After receiving his undergraduate pre-medical degrees from Queens College and St. Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in England, he obtained his postgraduate training at Barnet General Hospital and Bolingbroke General Hospital in England. Dr. Turner completed his residency at University of Colorado Medical Center where he served as chief resident of obstetrics and gynecology.

For the past 35 years the board-certified gynecologist has shared his passion, skills, and expertise with patients. From his first day at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital he influenced hospital policy, starting with the addition of sibling visitation postpartum. He was instrumental in creating the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit and shortly afterward incorporated a midwife into his practice, which at that time was unprecedented.

Early in his career Dr. Turner realized that minimally-invasive surgery was the future for surgical techniques, and he actively sought training in this area, becoming the first gynecologist in Santa Barbara to perform advanced laparoscopic surgery in gynecology. He has remained actively involved in clinical research and the development of surgical technology in this area. As a noted speaker nationally and internationally, he presents on robotic surgery and minimizing surgical complications.

As a center for women’s health, Turner Medical Arts embodies Dr. Turner’s unique spirit as he educates his patients on new products, technologies, and state of the art procedures while maintaining his patient-first philosophy. His vision of women's healthcare has remained steadfast throughout his career: to deliver only the best patient care to women of all ages.

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Turner Medical Arts

Dr. Duncan Turner of Turner Medical Arts in Santa Barbara, California, is a trailblazer in the gynecology field. After receiving his undergraduate pre-medical degrees from Queens College and St. Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in England, he obtained his postgraduate training at Barnet General Hospital and Bolingbroke General Hospital in England. Dr. Turner completed his residency at University of Colorado Medical Center where he served as chief resident of obstetrics and gynecology.

For the past 35 years the board-certified gynecologist has shared his passion, skills, and expertise with patients. From his first day at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital he influenced hospital policy, starting with the addition of sibling visitation postpartum. He was instrumental in creating the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit and shortly afterward incorporated a midwife into his practice, which at that time was unprecedented.

Early in his career Dr. Turner realized that minimally-invasive surgery was the future for surgical techniques, and he actively sought training in this area, becoming the first gynecologist in Santa Barbara to perform advanced laparoscopic surgery in gynecology. He has remained actively involved in clinical research and the development of surgical technology in this area. As a noted speaker nationally and internationally, he presents on robotic surgery and minimizing surgical complications.

As a center for women’s health, Turner Medical Arts embodies Dr. Turner’s unique spirit as he educates his patients on new products, technologies, and state of the art procedures while maintaining his patient-first philosophy. His vision of women's healthcare has remained steadfast throughout his career: to deliver only the best patient care to women of all ages.


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“There are a tremendous number of changes that affect the vagina over time, which causes uncomfortable symptoms—dryness, painful sex, incontinence, lack of sexual satisfaction. Many patients know that these are common symptoms – they are the norm. However, patients don’t have to live with them; there are safe and easy treatments available, like ThermiVa and MonaLisa Touch. I don’t know many women who would not benefit from these treatments.” -Duncan Turner MD

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Our Team
  • Tracy Whitecotton

    Weight Management Counselor,
    Licensed MA and Thermographer

    Tracy oversees the weight management program at Turner Medical Arts and assists Duncan Turner MD with office procedures. Tracy has also been trained as a thermographer, enabling our office to provide this service. Her personal success using our weight management program has inspired many, and her warmth and kindness are valuable assets to our Turner Medical Arts team. With a degree in medical science and a passion for women’s health and the lifestyle diet, Tracy approaches weight loss, skin care, and breast health with enthusiasm.

     

    Sara Joseph

    Nurse Practitioner

    With more than 30 years of experience in women's health care, Sara Joseph has come full circle by joining Turner Medical Arts in 2014 going back to her roots providing gynecological care for all ages. Along with her gynecology history, Sara has more than 10 years of experience in the field of medical aesthetics. Combined with her two–year internship in dermatology, Sara brings expertise and a gentle touch to patient care. When injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic, Sara provides confidence and artistry to the client. She stays up to date on all of the latest skin regimens and medical–grade treatments from Image skin care. Her listening skills assure clients that they will receive what they request. A life–long passion for health and nutrition, a 30-year yoga practice, and ongoing learning keep her excited about helping others look and feel their best.

  • Whitney Bruton is a Registered Nurse who specializes in Surgery at Cottage Hospital and Laser Hair Removal, ThermiVA® and ThermiSmooth at Turner Medical Arts. She is originally from Dallas, Texas and graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Oklahoma City University in 2013. She is passionate about educating as well as empowering patients to care for themselves. Her warm and passionate nature makes sensitive procedures such as Laser Hair Removal and ThermiVa a breeze.

    Melissa Morelos is the Patient Care Coordinator at Turner Medical Arts. Melissa is responsible for coordinating patient referrals, registration and scheduling, greeting and checking out all patients, verifying insurance information and obtaining pre-authorization if required. Melissa has seven years of experience working in OBGYN and has a passion for Women's Health.

  • Elizabeth Storr became interested in learning everything she could about reversing the early signs of sun damage. As she began researching at Paul Mitchell Skin Institute of Nashville in 2007, her passion for beauty took off. Liz specializes in customized treatments to condition, tone, and treat all skin types. She performs with high level of medical grade acidic peels by Image Skincare as well as facial and full body waxing. Elizabeth's main purpose is to deliver amazing results and to restore and refine skin to its natural youthful glow.

    Karen Spaulding has a strong background in marketing and events and is responsible for the website, advertising, social media, email marketing, developing practice programs and private educational events.

 

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "I have been a patient of Dr. Turner for surgical and medical gynecological care since 2007. I can always count on him to listen and understand."

    Jacqueline R.
  • Yelp

    "I've had great results so far and am definitely going back for the follow up treatments."

    Emma T.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Turner is always up to date with current and new procedures to improve his patients health. He gives 100% to his patients."

    Catherine K.
  • facebook

    "n addition to being highly skilled, he is also very kind and has a sense of humor. If I could give him more stars, I would."

    Sonya H.
  • Yelp

    "Menopause was not an easy passage for me! His understanding and treatment of my aging process, especially when it comes to hormones and sexuality, has been wonderful."

    Jacqueline R.
  • Yelp

    "I went to Turner Medical Arts for Laser Hair Removal as I heard they had the gentlest machine and best price in town. It did not disappoint! "

    K B.
  • Yelp

    "He traveled to Europe to be the assisting surgeon on a surgery I needed. In my experience he always goes the extra mile for his patients care."

    Catherine K.
  • Yelp

    "I researched several local physicians for my particular needs, and Dr. Turner came up time and time again as one of the best."

    J J.
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Duncan Turner, MD
737 Garden Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101