Carol Tanksley

Dr. Carol Tanksley, better known as Dr. Carol, and sometimes “Doctor Doctor” to her friends, is a licensed medical doctor, doctor of ministry, author, and speaker. She has practiced medicine for nearly thirty years, and is board certified in Obstetrics-Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology. She has also been involved in training medical students and Ob-Gyn resident physicians. She currently practices locum tenens, covering for other physicians and hospitals, giving her the flexibility to do more ministry work.

Dr. Carol received her medical degree from Loma Linda University, and Ob-Gyn residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, California. She completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia. While continuing to practice medicine, she also received an MDiv. and a DMin degree from Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma, focusing on Christian leadership. Now Dr. Carol Ministries is focused on helping people live Fully Alive in every area of their lives so they can thrive in the way God intended.

Dr. Carol produced the live radio program The Dr. Carol Show on the SiriusXM Doctor Channel until 2016. She lives in Austin, Texas, where she enjoys being Grandma Carol to four wonderful grandchildren.

Dr. Carol has published scientific articles in journals such as Fertility and Sterility and The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is also the author of Live Healthy, Live Whole (Credo House 2015), Dr. Carol’s Guide to Women’s Health (Charisma House 2016), and Overcoming Fear and Anxiety Through Spiritual Warfare (Charisma House 2017), Dr. Carol’s Guide to Healthy Communication In Marriage: The Path to Deeper Intimacy and a Loving Relationship (Credo House 2018), and The Christian’s Journey through Grief: How to Walk through the Valley with Hope (Charisma House 2019).


Most Recent Project: Sexpectations: Reframing Your Good and Not-So-Good Stories about God, Love, and Relationships (Chosen Books, 2024)



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