LETTER TO PATIENTS
Dear Valued Patient of North Atlanta Ob/Gyn,
We are delighted to announce we will be relocating from Marietta to a new East Cobb office in June 2020. The customized, compassionate care you are accustomed to receiving will now be delivered to you in our much larger space with accessible parking and a new, fresh look. Located just five miles from our existing Marietta office, the new East Cobb office is located near the corner of Johnson Ferry Road and Roswell Road/Hwy 120 at 1523 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 150, Marietta, GA 30062 in the Johnson Square office park.
We look forward to continuing to care for you in our new home! We value you as a patient and hope you will continue to entrust us with your care in our new office. We understand that change can be uneasy, but we are committed to making this transition as smooth as possible for you. If you have any questions, please visit our website www.naobgyn.com, follow us on social media @northatlantaobgyn, or contact the office directly at 770.977.3513.
The Physicians and Staff of North Atlanta Ob/Gyn
FEATURED ON THE JAN/FEB 2020 ATLANTAN MAGAZINE LIST OF LEADING HEALTH & BEAUTY EXPERTS
What do you get when you combine the warm welcome of your best girlfriend with a highly trained medical doctor? Keisa Anderson. Dr. Anderson always wanted to make a positive impact in the lives of women, so she decided to become an OB/GYN.
After attending medical school at the Medical College of Georgia, she went on to complete her residency at Washington Hospital Center in Washington D.C. The Atlanta-native knew she wanted to return to her roots to care for the women of her beloved hometown and after a few years of practice, she joined North Atlanta OB/GYN. Helping women understand and admire their bodies throughout the various seasons of life is Dr. Anderson’s passion. She has helped countless women achieve their health goals through individualized care with nutrition, exercise, and more customized treatments like hormone optimization, BioTE, and MonaLisa Touch laser vaginal rejuvenation therapy. With more than 16 years of experience, Dr. Anderson still enjoys all aspects of women’s health. Whether she is guiding her patients to the right form of contraception, supporting a healthy pregnancy and labor experience, or providing relief from things like fibroids, abnormal periods, decreased libido, or menopause, you can always be certain of one thing, you are going to leave her office feeling like you just had coffee with your smartest girlfriend.
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DR. MEKONNEN WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR APPOINTMENTS STARTING SEPTEMBER 1, 2019.
PLEASE CALL 404-255-0621 TO SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS.
North Atlanta Obstetrics and Gynecology is excited to inform you about our latest addition to our comprehensive women’s healthcare team! Dr. Sitra E. Mekonnen is a board certified OB/GYN and will be available for appointments starting September 1, 2019. Please call 404-255-0621 to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Mekonnen completed her undergraduate degree at Emory University. She received her medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health and Science Center in Memphis, TN. She completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Orlando Regional Medical Center. During her residency training, she was awarded a recognition of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. She is also certified to perform da Vinci robotic surgeries.
Dr. Mekonnen is originally from Memphis, TN but she has now settled down in Atlanta. She enjoys all aspects of women’s health care and has special interests in high risk obstetrics, contraceptive care, and minimally invasive surgery.
DR. ILLSTON WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR APPOINTMENTS STARTING AUGUST 1, 2019.
PLEASE CALL 404-255-0621 TO SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS.
North Atlanta Obstetrics and Gynecology is excited to inform you about the latest addition to our comprehensive women’s healthcare team! Dr. Jana Dopson Illston is a board-certified OB/GYN and Urogynecologist. She specializes in the care of prolapse, overactive bladder, urine leakage, accidental bowel leakage, vaginal changes of menopause, painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis, and pelvic floor dysfunction
Dr. Illston was a Foundation Fellow and CURO Scholar at the University of Georgia, and her undergraduate degrees in Anthropology and Microbiology were enriched through travel study opportunities around the world. She attended medical school at the Medical College of Georgia, where she became passionate about women’s health through her involvement with the American Medical Women’s Association. She completed residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Greenville Health System in Greenville, South Carolina before going on to complete fellowship training in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, AL. For the past two years, she has been practicing in Atlanta, and she is excited to join the North Atlanta Obstetrics and Gynecology team in August!
As a fellowship-trained, board-certified Urogynecologist, Dr. Illston is well prepared to offer the full range of available therapeutic and treatment options for pelvic floor disorders. These include vaginal prolapse repairs without mesh, prolapse repairs with mesh augmentation, midurethral slings, pubovaginal slings, bladder Botox, sacral and peripheral neuromodulation, bulking agents, and pessaries.
NEW NAME. SAME PERSONALIZED CARE.
Dr. Keisa G. Godwin is now officially Dr. Keisa G. Anderson. All correspondence from our practice will reflect this change going forward. We look forward to seeing you in the office!
NORTH ATLANTA OB/GYN WAS AWARDED!
Recently North Atlanta OB/GYN was awarded the Best OB/GYN practice as part of the 2017 Perimeter North Lifestyle Magazine.
NORTH ATLANTA OB/GYN WAS AWARDED!
Recently North Atlanta OB/GYN was awarded the Best OB/GYN practice as part of the 2016 Best of Atlanta Competition sponsored by Modern Luxury’s Jezebel magazine!
NORTH ATLANTA OB/GYN WILL NO LONGER SEND POSTCARD REMINDERS
North Atlanta OB/GYN will now be sending out annual reminders via email. We will no longer send postcard reminders to our patients. Please add email@example.com to your safe sender list so that your reminder will not go into spam. To schedule your appointment online please log onto www.naobgyn.com and select patient portal access. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS THROUGH OUR PATIENT PORTAL
We are pleased to announce online appointment scheduling through our secure patient portal! Once you are set up on our portal you can make your own appointments from the convenience of your home or cell phone without calling the office to schedule. Your prior appointment history will be available so you can ensure that your annual appointments are made after one year.
FIGHT LIKE A GIRL!
Our own Dr. Colleen Cherry is featured in Jezebel Magazine for the September Issue this year. We would like to take the time to remind our patients that this is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and this article has many insights that should be read.
North Atlanta OB/GYN is pleased to announce our new secure Patient Portal. Our Patient Portal is a secure, online environment that is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and available from any computer, smart phone, or tablet!
If you are a new portal user we have sent you a temporary password to your current email address to access your new portal account. Patients that have used our portal before will be able to access the new portal with their existing usernames and passwords. The North Atlanta OB/GYN patient portal website is https://secure.awhg.org/naob
Please make sure that we have your correct email address on file so that you have access to all of the portal functions listed below:
Update your medical history and demographic information
Securely communicate with our office
Check your lab results
Request Medical Records
Request Prescription refills
Pay your bill
If you have any questions or issues with accessing our Patient Portal please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist you!
GARDASIL-9 NOW AVAILABLE
The FDA has approved Gardisil- 9, a new vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV). Gardasil-9 prevents many cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infections, including:
- cervical cancer in females,
- vaginal and vulvar cancers in females
- anal cancer in females and males
- genital warts in both females and males
Gardasil-9 is one of three FDA-approved HPV vaccines. It is recommended for both males and females. It is routinely given at 11 or 12 years of age, but it may be given beginning at age 9 years through age 26 years. Three doses of Gardasil-9 are recommended with the second and third dose 1-2 months and 6 months after the first dose.
Vaccination is not a substitute for cervical cancer screening. This vaccine does not protect against all HPV types that can cause cervical cancer. Women should still get regular Pap smears.
Recently North Atlanta OB/GYN was awarded the Best OB/GYN practice as part of the 2015 Best of Atlanta Competition sponsored by Modern Luxury’s Jezebel magazine!
WELCOME DR. CHERRY!
Dr. Cherry is an Atlanta native. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and medical degree from Medical College of Georgia. She recently completed her residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina where she served as Administrative Chief Resident. Dr. Cherry enjoys all aspects of Obstetrics and Gynecology and building long-lasting relationships with her patients. Her special interests include pediatric and adolescent gynecology as well as vulvar dermatology and surgery. Dr. Cherry is exited to return to her hometown of Atlanta with her husband and two sons. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Colleen Cherry!
Flu vaccine should be available by late August in all of our practice locations. Flu vaccine will be available to all of our OB and GYN patients as well as spouses. You may get your flu vaccine at any regularly scheduled appointment or you can call our office at 404-255-0621 to schedule a lab appointment to get your flu shot.
Ultrasounds are available at all of our offices for gender screenings after the 20th week of pregnancy. These ultrasounds are elective and will not be billed to insurance. The cost is $75.
Provenance Rehabilitation Associates have joined our Alpharetta location. Their practice provides pelvic rehabilitation services. All patients receiving treatment at Provenance Rehabilitation have some form of pelvic pain and/or dysfunction (incontinence, organ prolapse, or pregnancy-related conditions). Their therapists each have over 20 years of experience as physical therapists, both with strong orthopedic backgrounds. Provenance Rehabilitation offers Pregnancy Wellness classes and “Healthy Moms” Postpartum classes at our Alpharetta office location.
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Colleen E. Cherry, MD
Since Atlanta-native , Dr. Colleen Cherry, started practicing medicine, she has been positively impacting the lives of women of all ages and walks of life. From the moment Dr. Cherry, her enthusiasm for her trade permeates the room. Whether she is comforting a young adolescent through her first gynecological experience, or she is helping a mother welcome her next baby into the world, Dr. Cherry cares for each of her patients with the same approach: ensure comfort, provide cutting-edge knowledge, and smile the whole way through. While she is an expert in all matters of women's healthcare, Dr. Cherry has a special interest in pediatric and adolescent gynecology, contraception guidance, and high-risk obstetrics. We bet once you meet Dr. Cherry, you won't be able to leave without catching her infectous smile.