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Dr. Morrison joins Richmond Medical Group – Women’s Center

| Date Posted: 9/30/2010

Angela Morrison, M.D.

Angela Morrison, M.D.

ROCKINGHAM – As a new obstetrician/gynecologist at FirstHealth Richmond Medical Group – Women’s Center, Angela Morrison, M.D., sees herself as an advocate for women’s health issues.

She believes that being an OB/GYN specialist means more than practicing medicine; it also means being a teacher. As someone who grew up in a family of women – with one older sister and one younger, she feels she is especially able to relate to her patients.

“I enjoy teaching women’s health,” she says. “Women have issues and concerns. I like them to have somebody who can talk to them about their concerns.”

As the newest member of the Richmond Medical Group – Women’s Center team, Dr. Morrison joins a practice that also includes Yolanda Newton, M.D.; Mohamed Ibrahim, M.D.; and Nasser Askary, M.D.

Their office is located at 921 Long Drive, Suite 207, in Rockingham.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Morrison join the Richmond County medical community,” says Masoud Ahdieh, M.D., a Richmond County pediatrician and president of the Richmond Memorial Hospital medical staff. “As a pediatrician, I especially welcome the addition of a new obstetrician to the hospital staff and I look forward to the opportunity to work with her in the delivery of quality care to local women and their newborns.”

“I first met Dr. Morrison in 2009 and knew immediately that she would be a perfect addition to our OB/GYN practice,” says Richmond Memorial Hospital President John Jackson. “She is well trained, receiving several honors, and confident with her skills. She could have chosen to join many facilities, and I’m very pleased that she chose to join our staff at FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital.”

The first person in her family to graduate from college, Dr. Morrison always wanted to become a doctor. “It was something I always wanted to do,” she says.

She says she enjoys both aspects of her practice, gynecology as well as obstetrics, and has a particular interest in urologic/gynecological procedures – especially those involving bladder issues and incontinence.

She also enjoys delivering babies. “It never gets old,” she says. “It’s usually happy medicine.”

Dr. Morrison received a full scholarship to study at Norfolk (Va.) State University, where she majored in biology and received her B.S. degree with highest honors in 2000. She earned her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2006 and then completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology from The Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Reading, Pa.

She is a junior fellow with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is board eligible in obstetrics and gynecology.

Born and raised in Charlotte, Dr. Morrison regards her move to Rockingham as a chance to be closer to her family. Her parents and many close relatives still live in Charlotte, and some members of her extended family live in Rockingham.

“I like the Southern feel,” she says about being back in North Carolina. “I missed it.”

Angela Morrison, M.D., is now seeing patients at FirstHealth Richmond Medical Group – Women’s Center. To make an appointment with her or with one of the other providers, call (910) 417-3477.

FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital is a division of FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.

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