Baptist Health Paducah: OB/GYN Personalized Care from Teens to New Mothers
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OB/GYN Personalized Care from Teens to New Mothers in Paducah HealthTalks Transcript
Katherine Williamson, DO, Obstetrics/Gynecology:
Being able to help someone that you’ve known for such a long period of time, I feel like gives you a better connection with that patient. I’m able to care for them, I feel like, better because I am from the area and I do know what it is like to live in Paducah, Kentucky.
My favorite part about being an OB/GYN is delivering babies. I think it’s amazing being able to deliver someone who I’ve gone to school with and have known for a long period of time. I feel like it helps with their care because I’ve known this person for so long. I know physicians want the best for their patients, but I truly do want the best for these patients, and I do want the best for the people in this community because it’s given so much to me.
One of the things that I’m really passionate about is HPV vaccination. You can vaccinate your child and you could potentially prevent them from having cancer later on in life. Whether it be cervical cancer, vulvar cancer, vaginal cancer, anal cancer or pharyngeal cancer. It’s something that I think we need to cultivate because young people who are exposed to the higher risk HPVs can end up having to have surgical procedures or a hysterectomy because of cancer at a very young age. If we can vaccinate these patients, then why wouldn’t you do it?