BUSINESS CLOSING DAYS FOR 2022
* Dekalb OBGYN Affiliates will be closed on April 15, 2022 Good Friday
* Dekalb OBGYN Affiliates will be closed on May 30, 2022, for Memorial Day
* Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates will be closed on July 4, 2022 Fourth of July
* Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates will be closed on September 5, 2022, Labor Day
*Dekalb OB/GYN Affiliates will be closed on November 24 & November 25,2022 for Thanksgiving
* Dekalb OBGYN Affiliates will be closed on Christmas Eve observed December 23, 2022
* Dekalb OBGYN Affiliates will be closed on Christmas Day observed December 26, 2022
* Dekalb OBGYN Affiliates will be closed on New Year's Day Observed Jan 2, 2023,
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