medical school, physician, physician shortage, retirement, Uncategorized

Where Have All the Doctor’s Gone?

by Valerie A. Jones, MD As my husband passed the milestone birthday of 40, he thought it would be a good idea to get a physical exam as it had been several years since he saw a physician. Easy task, right? We soon came to find that the landscape of health care had been changing… Continue reading Where Have All the Doctor’s Gone?

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medical school, OB GYN, physician, Uncategorized, Women's Health

A Career in Ob-Gyn is Going Through a Metamorphosis

An ectopic pregnancy waits in the emergency room. Meanwhile, your pregnant patient in labor and delivery is ready to push, and the office is calling about a postoperative issue on your hysterectomy patient. Such is the life of a busy general obstetrician/gynecologist. The variety of practice and utilization of an expanded skill set are what… Continue reading A Career in Ob-Gyn is Going Through a Metamorphosis

All Posts, Parenting, pregnancy, Women's Health

Preventing Premature Births by Taking Care of Your Gums

Collaboration with other health professionals who take care of pregnant patients is important.  In consideration of the "whole" patient, we can't forget the value dentists bring and the impact of oral health on pregnancy.  - Dr. Valerie Jones, OB/GYN, ObDoctorMom.com This article is written by Dr. Amanda Tavoularis (dentably.com).  Pregnancy is one of the great joys… Continue reading Preventing Premature Births by Taking Care of Your Gums

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Top Reasons why 40 is the Best Birthday

You are surrounded by the ones you love most.  Your kids are still little and think you are the best thing that’s ever happened to them, but not so little that they are still in diapers or keeping you up for round the clock feeds at night. You spent your entire life preparing for a… Continue reading Top Reasons why 40 is the Best Birthday

All Posts, miscarriage, OB GYN, Parenting, pregnancy, Women's Health

What Happens When You Have a Miscarriage?

You can’t believe it. You are finally pregnant with a much- desired pregnancy.  You carefully planned out how you would tell your husband the exciting news and it made your heart explode seeing his reaction.  You are floating on cloud nine and love having this little “secret” that only you and your partner know about. … Continue reading What Happens When You Have a Miscarriage?