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The Time is Now To Take Back Medicine

By Dr. Valerie Jones  @ObDoctorMom originally published by Doximity.com For many health care workers, COVID-19 is a stark reminder of their own mortality. During this pandemic, there have been times when physicians could not get appropriate PPE, elevating worries not just about personal susceptibility, but the direct transmission of this virus to loved ones. There… Continue reading The Time is Now To Take Back Medicine

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To All the Pregnant Women in the Time of COVID-19

By Dr. Valerie A. Jones I’m sorry. This is not what you planned. Not what you dreamed your pregnancy would be like. A time of living in fear and concern for your baby and how your delivery would be. A few rare hospitals have not allowed fathers of the babies or support people for the… Continue reading To All the Pregnant Women in the Time of COVID-19

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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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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

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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