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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Urogynecology

Pelvic organ prolapse and bladder dysfunction and incontinence.

Midwifery

Learn more about our services we offer with your pregnancy.

Robotic Surgery

Overcomes limitations of both traditional and minimally invasive surgery.

Latest News

  • Even Organic Cotton Tampons Can Cause Toxic Shock: Study

    FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Although still exceedingly rare, menstrual toxic shock syndrome can be dangerous and has been tied to the use of tampons. And new research finds that the type of fibers used in manufacturing tampons doesn’t seem to matter — 100-percent cotton or synthetic-fiber varieties were each linked to toxic…

  • AHA: Infections Could Trigger Stroke in Pregnant Women During Delivery

    FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Pregnant women who have an infection when they enter the hospital for delivery might be at higher risk of having a stroke during their stay, according to new research. The study, published Friday in the journal Stroke, tried to determine if infections contribute to stroke risk during…

  • A Big Belly Bad for Your Heart

    FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Even if you’re not obese, too much belly fat could harm your ticker, researchers report. “People with a normal weight but a fat belly have more chance of heart problems than people without a fat belly, even if they are obese according to BMI [body mass index],” said…

  • Drinking May Worsen Hearing Loss at Loud Concerts

    THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — High-decibel music blasting at big concert venues is a known cause of short-term hearing loss. But new research suggests drinking doesn’t help matters, with drunk concertgoers actually moving closer to loudspeakers. The study of 51 young attendees at an outdoor music festival in the Netherlands found that “when…

  • His and Her Knee Injuries Occur the Same Way

    THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Women are more likely than men to suffer a knee injury called an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. But — surprisingly — the injury occurs the same way in both genders, a new study reveals. Prior research suggested women are two to four times more likely to suffer…

  • As Younger Men's Smoking Rises, So Does Their Stroke Risk

    THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Men under 50 who smoke cigarettes are increasing their risk for a stroke, researchers warn. And the more they smoke, the greater their stroke risk, reported the University of Maryland investigators. The bottom line: quit. But if you can’t, smoking fewer cigarettes may help reduce your risk, the…