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I am a native of Jackson, Miss. where I experienced first hand the life of an Ob/Gyn physician by shadowing my uncle in high school. I thought his job was so cool! He spent time talking to patients and treating them in the office on some days, other days he went to the operating room where he used his excellent surgical skills to treat problems, and in between, he was running to "catch babies being born." I knew that I had found my calling when I saw the first baby being born and it brought tears to my eyes. What a miracle! I love every aspect of what I do and have practiced in the Atlanta area for over eight years. I have a wonderful husband and two small children. My husband and I used to take advantage of the museums, theatre, concerts and great restaurants that Atlanta has to offer. The majority of weekends are now spent with play dates and birthday parties! We love the outdoors, so any vacation time that we have is spent with family and usually involves the sun and a beach. We have a close knit community of friends that we enjoy spending time with by having weekend cookouts and game nights.
I grew up with two brothers and my parents pushed us academically and supported us in athletics to be the best that we could. My mother was never disappointed as long as I was giving her my best, which was always 110%. My dad was my number one fan and has been my lifelong coach. I picked up some pretty good coaching skills from him, and I see myself as a coach with our members at times, but more of a health coach, if you will. I enjoy talking to our members about their health, weight loss, minimally invasive surgeries that they can try, as well as proactive ways to prevent STDs and unwanted pregnancies. I remember my first visit to an Ob/Gyn physician's office, and I, along with my staff, try to make these visits as comfortable as possible. I also enjoy performing laparoscopic hysterectomies, and over the years, and it has become an area of interest for me. I also perform NovaSure® ablation procedures to treat heavy vaginal bleeding while preserving your female organs.
I played basketball through college, and I still try to stay fit. Each weekday, I am up by 5:00 a.m. to workout for about an hour. I enjoy group exercise with weights and music. I also enjoy running. I usually give myself a break on the weekends and we take our kids to the park and church on Sundays. I also joined a book club, which I thoroughly enjoy. We get together to discuss wonderful books as well as catch each other up on what is going on in our lives.