Eight physicians and one nurse midwife… One purpose

Eastern Carolina Women’s Center, PA is a private medical practice dedicated to providing high quality and compassionate women’s healthcare services to our patients in every stage of their life. We take pride in serving our patients through our offices in New Bern and Havelock.

Eastern Carolina Women's Center
L-R Back Row: Rolvix H. Patterson, MD, FACOG; Jeffrey A. Michelson, MD, FACOG; Dennis K. Martin, MD, FACOG (retired); John H. Tinga, MD, FACOG; Jeremy Belch, MD; C. Lawrence Parker, MD, FACOG. L-R Front Row: Kristi L. English Brown, MD, FACOG; Melinda B. Michelson, MD, FACOG; Mandy K. Marshburn, CNM, MSN; Paige Moye, MD.



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    TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Yoga can help older women who fight frequent bouts of urinary incontinence, new research suggests. The finding stems from a small study of participants in yoga classes specifically designed to help older women with urinary incontinence. They were between the ages of 55 and 83 (average age: 66),…

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    MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 70 percent of Colorado marijuana dispensaries recommended pot products to manage early pregnancy-related morning sickness, new research reveals. In a “mystery caller” approach, researchers posed as women who were eight weeks pregnant, experiencing nausea and vomiting, and seeking advice about cannabis product use. Four hundred marijuana dispensaries…

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    MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Obese people who carry much of their excess fat around their waist are at risk of vitamin D deficiency, new research warns. The finding highlights yet another damaging health effect of obesity. Low vitamin D levels have been linked to poor bone health, as well as increased risk…