Physicians & Specialists
Obstetrics and Gynecology
From adolescence to menopause and beyond, a woman’s health needs require specialized care and concern. Obstetrician-Gynecologists, or OB-GYNs, are specialists in the unique challenges which face their female patients. Greenwood Leflore Hospital is fortunate to have four board-certified OB-GYNs and an OB-GYN nurse practitioner on staff, all experienced in caring for women at every stage of life.
For specialized obstetrical and gynecological care, choose the medical team you know and trust—and the hospital caring for every generation of your family, Greenwood Leflore Hospital.
Greenwood OB/GYN Associates
|Terry McMillin, M.D.
Tracey Mullins, CFNP
Nneka Okezie Okeh, PharmD, M.D.
Lori Lee McNeal, M.D.
203 9th Street, Greenwood
662-459-1367 • 662-459-1368 fax
From the very first day a pregnancy is confirmed, GLH’s staff stands ready to guide the mother through her nine months of pregnancy and delivery. Whether the pregnancy is uncomplicated or challenged by medical issues, the caring staff at GLH will support and educate the parents and monitor the growth and development of the baby. The delivery suite is ———. After delivery, the obstetrician will work with the pediatric staff to facilitate the care and bonding with the new baby.
The OB-GYN staff at GLH is skilled at evaluating birth control needs and recommending the most effective and natural means of achieving family planning goals. Whether it’s a first-time exam for a teenager just beginning her menstrual cycles or advice after the birth of a baby, the physicians and nurses can guide their patients through the choices of oral contraceptives, long-acting hormonal injections, intrauterine devices, barrier methods or permanent sterilization.
During most of a woman’s life, her health needs involve non-pregnancy related issues. The field of gynecology addresses these needs, covering everything from adolescent menstrual problems to gynecologic cancers and the natural aging process in the post-menopausal years.
With the onset of menses occurring in the pre-teen or early-teen years, puberty can be a confusing and occasionally painful period in a girl’s life. The OB-GYN staff at GLH is sensitive to the questions that menarche brings and will work with the patient and her family to explain how her body is changing and what to expect as she begins decades of monthly cycles. Problems with menstrual irregularity and discomfort can be handled in a confidential and professional manner, whether that involves a simple examination or the addition of hormonal or pain medications.
Almost every woman will have problems with her menstrual cycle at some point in her lifetime, whether it is irregular, painful, excessive or absent. The OB-GYNs at GLH are experts in evaluating these problems and recommending appropriate hormonal adjustments or, if necessary, surgical intervention.
OB-GYN specialists deal with cancers of all the female reproductive organs, including breast, uterine and ovarian cancers. If a patient presents with symptoms or signs suggesting cancer, these trained practitioners will initiate a systematic work-up of the problem, which may include physical examination, lab tests, radiologic testing, biopsy or surgery. Should cancer be confirmed, they will work with oncologists and other specialists to design the best course of treatment for each patient.
The female reproductive system is a finely balanced network of hormone-producing organs, including parts of the brain, the ovaries and the uterus. Any imbalance in these organs can lead to gynecologic difficulties, and the GLH staff will be able to evaluate and diagnose those abnormalities. In addition, they are skilled at dealing with diseases such as thyroid dysfunction, diabetes and hypertension, all of which impact the reproductive system along with many other body functions.
Sexually-transmitted diseases are, unfortunately, a major challenge to clinicians in the Mississippi Delta, and the physicians and nurses at GLH are trained to diagnose such illnesses as gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia and HIV/AIDS. They will work with their patients to begin an effective treatment plan and prevent recurrent infections, including collaboration with public health officials as warranted.
As women pass from their fertile years to the decades after menopause, gynecologic well-being becomes a critical element for good health. GLH’s GYN staff can set up a schedule for regular visits to screen for a variety of degenerative diseases and cancers. Should surgery be necessary, their years of specialized training in women’s diseases mean that everything from biopsies to total hysterectomies can be done right at GLH.