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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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Is your “Grit” Keeping You in Your Medical Career?

A vivid memory stands out from my career. Driving home from the hospital at 3 AM, I reflected upon my most recent patient’s middle of the night delivery. It wasn’t an easy delivery, as they often aren’t. However, in the end we had a healthy mom and baby and the family couldn’t have been happier-… Continue reading Is your “Grit” Keeping You in Your Medical Career?

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Is Cord Blood Banking for Your Newborn Baby a Scam?

A common question that comes up as parents get close to delivery time is, “Should I bank cord blood for my baby”? This technology has been marketed as a way to protect your child in the unfortunate event of cancer.  Parents are signing up and paying large fees to store umbilical cord blood in the… Continue reading Is Cord Blood Banking for Your Newborn Baby a Scam?