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Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates

Board Certified OB/GYN located in Decatur, GA
Now offering Telehealth appointments

About Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates


Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates is a women-owned and operated practice offering a high level of conservative, patient-centered care. Shirley Rigaud-Echols, MD, and the expert team of women’s health providers bring more than 20 years of experience to their private practice in Decatur, Georgia.

From adolescents to mature adults, the compassionate team at Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates provides comprehensive OB/GYN care for women at all stages of life. They offer a variety of preventive health and well-woman services like birth control counseling, STD testing, Pap smears, and menopause management. 

Their skilled providers take a conservative approach to treating gynecological conditions, including common causes of infertility like endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates is fully equipped with in-office ultrasound imaging technology, which the providers use to monitor pregnancies or determine the underlying cause of gynecological symptoms like chronic pelvic pain or irregular periods. 

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 Emory Decatur Hospital and Northside Hospital.

BUSINESS CLOSING DAYS FOR 2021


* Dekalb OBGYN Affiliates will be closed on April 2, 2021 for Good Friday.
* Dekalb OBGYN Affiliates will be closed on May 31, 2021 for Memorial Day.
* Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates will be closed on July 5, 2021 for Independence Day.
* Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates will be closed on September 6, 2021 for Labor Day.
* Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates will be closed on November 25 and 26, 2021 for Thanksgiving.
* Dekalb OBGYN Affiliates will be closed on December 24, 2021 and December 31, 2021.

 

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.

Students Tangie and Lucia are now into their second and final semester with our practice.

Tangie and Lucia are looking forward to careers as Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife, respectively, and currently both are working at Northside Hospital as nurses.

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 to the Emory Decatur  and Northside 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
Ambetter
Amerigroup
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal
CareSource
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
Humana
Peach State Health Plan
Tricare
United Health Care
WellCare

Proud to be a full-time OB/GYN, actively working and admitting patients daily to Emory Decatur Hospital and 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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Location
Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates
2675 N. Decatur Road, Suite 607
Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: 470-210-0743
Fax: 470-225-6345
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470-210-0743