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  • Writer's pictureJames T. Martin, MD

A Big Announcement

There are many things that are consistent in my life, such as my daily devotion and prayer time, my morning coffee, and reading the newspaper. Yes, I still read the printed paper. Going to work is another consistency, but how to get there is quite variable. Which route to take? How long will it take? Thank goodness for apps like Waze that help provide the correct routes in travel time.

Almost 40 years in private practice and four years of residency, I have provided women's healthcare, that includes all aspect of women's reproductive and pelvic health. One part of that is pregnancy care and delivering babies.

Often circumstances require change. After much prayer and discussion with my wife Jan, I made a difficult decision and on October the 18th, I delivered my last baby. Although all my deliveries have been memorable, this one carried a special caveat in the fact that I had delivered this patient and her sister over 20 years ago and now had the opportunity to deliver her firstborn. After over 43 years and over 6,000 babies, that part of my medical career ended. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to work with so many wonderful and dedicated midwives, labor and delivery nurses, postpartum nurses, pediatric nurses, other OB doctors and pediatricians, and many support staff, but I am most thankful that God gave me the opportunity to be part of over 6,000 new lives entering his world. Those experiences words can't describe.

However, my medical career is not over, and now I will concentrate all my efforts on the other aspect of women's reproductive and pelvic health, such as treating women with endometriosis and pelvic pain, overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, and other urinary problems, pelvic organ prolapse, heavy and irregular menses, hormone imbalance and menopause, sexual dysfunction, and painful intercourse, annual checkups and paps, including treating abnormal paps, just to mention a few. I'm blessed to have a fabulous staff that are dedicated to our patients' wellbeing and care. They work tirelessly to provide the very best care for our patients and they care for each other. I'm pleased to work with two excellent nurse practitioners who strive to provide for our patients' needs in a very competent and caring way. I guess you can tell I really enjoy what God has called me to do in my medical career. I will continue to seek His advice and guidance into the future.

Well, it's time to go to work.

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