Bringing a wholistic approach to health care and the ability to treat a variety of conditions, Rahel H. Woldemariam, MD, has joined Centura Health and Ulysses Family Physicians. Her first day in the clinic was Aug. 3.
Dr. Woldemariam comes to Ulysses after completing her residency training in family medicine at Mayaguez Medical Center in Puerto Rico.
“My main goal as a health care provider is to deliver patient-centered care with professionalism and good ethics, taking in consideration the patient’s cultural and spiritual beliefs,” she said. “The act of caring, for me, is based on building trusting relationships and rapport to earn patients’ confidence and help them become and remain healthy.”
Her professional experience includes serving as attending and consulting obstetrician and gynecologist and coordinator of the Six State Women Health Program for HIV/AIDS Prevention for Odebrecht Empresa de Construction Civil in Luanda, Angola, and attending and consulting obstetrician and gynecologist for both Climed Medical Health Center in Luanda, and General Surgical-Clinical Hospital in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.
She previously led the Department of Morphological Science and was an assistant professor at the Higher Institute of Health Science – Agostino Nieto at the University of Luanda in Angola, and she also served as an assistant researcher in the Department of Perinatology at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, Calif.
She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology through the Higher Institute of Medical Science of Santiago de Cuba, and later completed an observership through Novant Health’s Huntersville Obstetrics & Gynecologist Department in North Carolina.
Dr. Woldemariam is certified as an interpreter for Spanish, Portuguese and Amharic languages in the medical setting.
She focuses on preventive medicine with a goal of promoting healthy lifestyles by decreasing risk factors such as stress, sedentarism, obesity and smoking. She also treats chronic conditions such as cardiovascular, pulmonary, endocrine, hematologic, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, systemic inflammatory, and psychology disorders, as well as infectious diseases.
Dr. Woldemariam also can care for patients with acute medical conditions, as well as prenatal care for both normal and high-risk pregnancies, delivery and post-partum care, family planning, and diagnosis and management of most common gynecological disorders.
“My purpose of caring for my patients is to excel at treating them with a global approach, promoting physical health, mental health, emotional health, family health, social health and community health,” she said.
She and her daughter, Gabriela, reside in Ulysses.
Call 620-356-1261 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Woldemariam.