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Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates

Board Certified OB/GYN
located in Dunwoody, GA

About Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates

General OB/GYN practice consisting of one main physician, Dr Shirley Rigaud-Echols and our team of certified nurse midwives  and nurse practitioners

Who do we welcome?


What do we offer?

 Comprehensive OB/GYN care for women (especially OBSTETRICS) from age 13

Everyday routine concerns such as vaginitis,  preventative health and well-woman services like birth control counseling

STD testing

follow up of abnormal Pap smears


perimenopause concerns. 

Our main approach is conservative evaluation however we  are able to perform surgical intervention ourselves and  refer to appropriate specialists when indicated. 

For exceptional care from an all-woman team, call Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates, or schedule an appointment online today. Shirley Rigaud-Echols, MD is a full-time OB/GYN, actively working and admitting patients daily to Northside Hospital .


* Dekalb OBGYN Affiliates will be closed on April 07, 2023 Good Friday
* Dekalb OBGYN Affiliates will be closed on May 29, 2023, for Memorial Day.
* Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates will be closed on July 4, 2023 Fourth of July.
* Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates will be closed on September 4, 2023, Labor Day.
*Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates will be closed on November 23 & November 24, 2023 for Thanksgiving.
* Dekalb OBGYN Affiliates will be closed on Christmas Day observed December 25, 2023.
* Dekalb OBGYN Affiliates will be closed on Christmas Day after observed December 26, 2023.
* Dekalb OBGYN Affiliates will be closed on New Year's Day Observed Jan 1, 2024.


Midwifery at Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates is growing !!!

We are continuing our commitment to making everyone feel welcomed in our small office. We are continuing our mission to support the education of the next generation into the field of women's health as well as reducing disparities in healthcare.

Nurse Practitioner Melika is expected back in March --she recently had surgery and has been out of the office. Her patients need not worry, she will return in March and will begin  seeing patients via telehealth on her return.

Newly hired Certified Midwife Yan make a great team,  and in recent weeks have begun doing lactation consultations both in the office and via telehealth, which has been very well received.

"We are targeting the topic of breastfeeding before the difficulty starts,  and arming the patients with some basic tools and then staying involved after the baby arrives!"

Certified midwife Yan is especially excited to reach members of the Fujian Chinese community and wanted me to include that she speaks both Mandarin and Fujianese.

Our Receptionist Ms. Tahmina speaks Urdu and Hindi and that makes check in easier for many of our patients.

Our Spanish speaking community is not sleeping either.  Over the past couple of months, we have been welcoming many women into our Decatur area as well. 

We facilitate our visits with telephone translators and that makes the visits more fruitful in any language.

As we reach the one-year mark of the pandemic, we especially want to celebrate and honor all of our brave patients who have come to see us throughout this unprecedented era.  The past year has been awful; many have lost family members, suffered inability to work and are struggling to find stability again while playing teacher at home.

In the wake of COVID,  we have noticed women concentrating more on office visits with fewer interruptions, and couples and family support  coming together stronger into a more intimate unit as opposed to the social gatherings of the past.

We hope no one has grown tired of wearing masks and keeping COVID safe, even if they have been vaccinated.

Thank you everyone--my wonderful DOGA TEAM , incredible patients, understanding partners/spouses (and family members patiently awaiting at home and  in cars).

Thank you Labor & Delivery and Surgical Operating Room staff members who have all together helped us to provide medical care, and not given into fear during the pandemic.

Let us remain hopeful

I continue to draw my strength from my faith in God and look forward to the end of the pandemic soon.

- Dr Rigaud-Echols

Most major insurances accepted

Kindly call the office, should you have any questions

Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Coventry Health Care
Peach State Health Plan
United Health Care

Proud to be a full-time OB/GYN, actively working and admitting patients daily to Northside Hospital.

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A friendly reminder about Coronavirus

Join our efforts to stop coronavirus by wearing a face mask to our office and leaving all guest and children at home.

We are committed to:

1. Caring for the medically underserved

2. Training the next generation of providers to be culturally aware and sensitive to voice of medically underserved 

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Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates
4480 N. Shallowford Road, Suite 200
Dunwoody, GA 30338
Phone: 470-226-1601
Fax: 470-225-6345

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