FROM DR. WILSON
What is your care philosophy?
The relationship between a patient and their doctor is like a family relationship – it’s private and personal. It’s not always easy to share details about your health with someone else, and I try to help my patients get comfortable with sharing so that I can do a better job of helping them. I want my patients to let me worry about their health so that they can get on with their lives. Being a woman gives me great perspective when I meet with patients. I went through two miscarriages before my daughter was born (by C-section), and I’ve also had an IUD. These personal experiences help me relate to my patients.
What inspired you to pursue a career in obstetrics and gynecology?
I fell in love with being an OB-GYN after my first delivery. I was hooked, and I love babies! I have the best job: I get to take care of women during a time in their lives that they will never forget, and I’m so honored to be a part of that.
What improvements to women’s care excite you?
The advancements in medical technology, especially in minimally invasive surgeries, that we are now able to offer patients is really exciting to me. Many women are the main providers in their families, and technology is helping us minimize the time that women would have typically had to take off from work to have procedures done.
What is the biggest misconception about your field?
Many patients have an expectation that exams will hurt or be uncomfortable, and that’s definitely not the case. We take the time to position patients and talk them through the process to help them get comfortable. We can make the experience much easier than expected.
Are you from the DC area?
I grew up in Chicago and then came to the DC area for college and never left. I visit family there regularly, and I don’t even mind the cold Chicago weather! I like to think that I help bring a warm, welcoming Midwest friendliness to our office.
What are your best practical tips for new parents?
Relinquish the thought of being in control. Just go with the flow and do your best. Trust your instincts, and if something doesn’t go quite right, stay positive and don’t beat yourself up.
What is your best advice for staying healthy?
Don’t pay so much attention to numbers. Focus on a healthy lifestyle and don’t rely solely on the scale as the best indicator of whether you are healthy. Focus on a holistic approach to health.
If I wasn’t a doctor, I’d be…?
I would probably pursue a career in technology. When I was in college, I used to take my computers apart and rebuild them, and I even worked in Kaiser’s tech support department. If I wasn’t a doctor, I might also operate my own bakery. I’m a foodie at heart and really love baking and trying new recipes from the Food Network (a favorite of mine)!
Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Interests: Obstetrics, Deliveries, Gestational Diabetes, High Risk Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, Preventative Health Maintenance, Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine (2008)
Residency: Howard University Hospital (2011)