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Third OB/GYN specialist joins Richmond Medical Group – Women’s Center

| Date Posted: 1/15/2010

Third OB/GYN specialist joins Richmond Medical Group – Women’s Center
January 15, 2010

ROCKINGHAM – The latest addition to the new FirstHealth Richmond Medical Group – Women’s Center spent the fall of 2008 as a research assistant with the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Newton

Yolanda Newton, M.D.

At the Bethesda, Md.-based NIH, Yolanda M. Newton, M.D., assisted with a study that investigated the behaviors of types I and II endometrial cancer by DNA sequence. She had previously worked with research projects while in medical school and as a medical resident.

Dr. Newton now sees patients at the FirstHealth Richmond Medical Group – Women’s Center, in partnership with Patricia L. Middleton, M.D., and Nasser A. Askary, M.D. She also delivers babies at FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital, which is a division of FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.

“With the addition of Dr. Newton to our Women’s Center team, we offer the Richmond County community three highly trained specialists right here at home,” says Richmond Memorial Hospital President John Jackson. “Both Dr. Middleton and Dr. Askary are veteran physicians and are very familiar to our community. Dr. Newton, with her background in research, adds yet another level of experience to the Women’s Center practice.”

Dr. Newton received her B.S. degree from North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro in 1998. As an undergraduate, she was selected for a Biomedical Sciences Program at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn., and for a Science Enrichment Program and a Medical Education Development Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

She earned her medical degree from the East Carolina University School of Medicine in Greenville in 2004 before completing a four-year residency in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, Pa.

She is a Junior Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Yolanda M. Newton, M.D., is now accepting patients at FirstHealth Richmond Medical Group – Women’s Center, 921 Long Drive, Suite 207, Rockingham. To make an appointment with her, call (910) 417-3477.

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

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