Medical school and residency give doctors the education and basic skills to practice medicine but these are least important factors in being an effective and caring physician. I went to Georgia State University and Emory University School of medicine in Atlanta, doing a year of general medicine in Columbus, GA and 3 years OB-GYN at the medical college of Georgia. I became Board Certified in 1985 and since 1978 I have devoted my life to women's reproductive care and all of its aspects.
I did not start my own practice until I was 50 years old and ready to take the best of my prior experiences to create the commitment my patients deserve. My prior experiences in rural medicine, running a family planning clinic and being assistant Professor at the University of Alabama provided me with insights into dealing with all types of women in a caring, nonjudgmental way. I built a practice in the capital district spanning over 22 years while working for others. During the past decade, I have assembled an office staff of exceptional quality who share my commitment to empowering women.
In my office the focus is on making all of our patients comfortable with the atmosphere, using communication, education, humor, and clinical excellence to help women take control of their health and reproductive lives. The life experience of all who work here help us to understand how medical issues affect our patients, as I too was treated for Breast Cancer and today I am a breast cancer survivor. I and the other clinicians know from personal experience the pain of losing a parent, dealing with children's crises, financial distress, serious illness, surgery and the tragedy of seeing loved ones affected by dementia. We all try to address the issues that are important to our patients, deal with the ones we can, and help with referrals if problems are beyond our expertise. Be assured that everyone in our office is dedicated to women's care and treat our patients as they would want a family member treated.