Mon, November 13, 2017
As a new OB/GYN at WellStar Medical Group Obstetrics & Gynecology, Albany native Dr. Robinette King is finding herself feeling right at home in LaGrange.
"My best friend is the pharmacy manager at Walmart in LaGrange, so when I heard about this opportunity, it really felt right to move here,” Dr. King said. “I’ve been here five months now, and the people I work with as well as my patients have made me feel like coming here was a wonderful decision.”
The daughter of a retired firefighter and an elementary school teacher, Dr. King grew up in Albany and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Albany State University on a full scholarship. She earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from Morehouse School of Medicine and completed her residency at Grady Hospital in Atlanta.
Dr. King joins Dr. George Stefenelli and certified nurse midwife Kellie Stotsky. The three provide wellness exams including Pap smears, clinical breast exams, contraception, in-office ultrasounds, fertility evaluation and treatment, menopausal care, illness prevention and treatment, weight management, and urogynecology services. Dr. King and Dr. Stefenelli also provide a wide range of surgical services for women.
Although Dr. King said she enjoyed her residency at Grady, where she would sometimes deliver up to seven babies a day, she particularly loves her new role in a medical practice setting, where she can get to know her patients and help them through the medical issues women face at varying stages of their lives.
“My patients here in LaGrange so far have ranged from ages 12 to 84,” she said. “Any time I come in thinking a day will be straightforward, it’s not. The dynamic of seeing patients of all ages with different needs creates a balance for me. I see women at times in their lives when they can be excited about being pregnant, to worried and stressed over a medical issue that’s worrying them, and there’s a range of emotions I experience with them on a daily basis.”
Dr. King is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology and Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics.
Dr. King’s office accepts Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans. It is located at 303 Medical Drive, Suite 405, in LaGrange and can be reached at (706) 242-5099.