Dr. Brenda A. Snowman, MD, FACOG
Brenda has served our community since 1992. Her dedication to caring for the whole patient has earned her a devoted clientele. She is sought after as one of the premier providers in Cleveland. Brenda's warmth, experience, and unique flair are at the center of our vibrant and growing practice.
Brenda grew up with six brothers and sisters in the small northern Maine town of Caribou, often the coldest city in the nation. After graduating from high school in 1971, she attended the University of Maine in Orono and graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry.
After receiving her undergrad degree, Brenda moved to North Carolina and eventually Nashville, Tennessee, where she worked as a Research Assistant in Biochemistry for two years. She decided to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a doctor and attended graduate school to study chemistry for two years, all while applying to different medical schools and completing their entrance exams.
In 1980, Brenda was accepted into Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated in 1984. While a student, she also had to devote time to looking after her young daughter, Brae, since divorcing her husband. Upon graduation from medical school, Brenda completed an internship at what was then known as Framingham Union Hospital in Framingham, Massachusetts. She concentrated in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Brenda felt these areas of study would be the most valuable in her chosen specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Brenda completed her residency at Hutzel Women's Hospital, part of Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She met her husband, Jimmy Palmer, in her final year of residency and together they moved to Maine to begin practicing medicine.
After three years in Maine, Brenda and her family decided they had enough of the cold weather and snow. They packed up and moved to Cleveland, Tennessee. Jimmy's brother, Harold, and his wife, Betty, had lived there for many years and convinced them that it was the place to be.
Brenda owes a debt of gratitude to her family for helping her through this period of her life. Her brother, Stan, helped her while she was in medical school by caring for her daughter. In addition, Brenda's sister, Jille, moved to Detroit and lived with her, acting as a surrogate mother to Brae during the grueling hours that Brenda worked as a resident. Sadly, Jille died unexpectedly in August 2006, which was a great loss for her family.
Brenda is the inventor of the Snowman™ Vaginal Speculum. This device is invaluable to Ocoee OB/GYN and to the services they provide.