Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:
I was drawn to OBGYN from firsthand experience with the plight of underserved women in Ghana where access to basic feminine health care is non-existent/highly limited. Complications at childbirth could be terminal. Being premature myself, an event that most certainly is fatal for most children in developing countries, thankfully my parents had access to good health care. I had OB complications with my first two pregnancies that resulted in preterm delivery by Cesarean section. These personal experiences intensified my strong desire to pursue medical career and give back to the community.
What I want my patients to know about me:
I would like my patients to say that I am a competent physician who is skilled in the medical arts, and practice my craft with passion and compassion for all. My patients should see me as a caring physician, who is very easy to engage. I bend over backwards to make my patients comfortable and give of my time to ensure that their hospital experience is pleasant. I want to be known as a caregiver who truly cares about her patients’ wellbeing. More about my personal story has been covered in a book written by my husband, entitled "Made in Africa, Made It In America".
What I do when I'm not seeing patients:
When not seeing patients, I think about patients whom I had the opportunity to engage at work, and stand ready to listen, just in case they have some concerns. But of course, I have a family, who needs my time as well. So, I spend quality time with them as top priority, doing fun things that families do, including entertainment, sports, and date nights. I take time to recreate, exercise, and nourish myself spiritually, so that I am at my very best, refreshed and energize to see patients when I get back on the job.