June 2018

Meet the Doctor: Soldrea Thompson, MD, FACOG

Author: Special to CH2

Soldrea Thompson, MD, FACOG
Beaufort Memorial Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists

What is your field of expertise?
Obstetrics and gynecology. In addition to delivering babies, I also have a special interest in treating menopause, urinary incontinence, abnormal uterine bleeding and endometrial ablation, as well as minimally invasive surgery.

Where did you study medicine?
I graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed my residency at Cleveland Clinic Foundation/MetroHealth Medical Center. I am board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and am a Fellow of the American College of Gynecology.

Tell us about the best day you’ve had in your career so far.
Every day is a joy. It’s like being invited to a birthday party—and who doesn’t love birthday parties? I feel blessed to have the opportunity to experience new life and be involved in a family’s new beginning. Playing a role in the early detection of diseases like cancer and helping patients cure their ailments also makes each day worthwhile.

At what point did you decide you wanted to be a physician and why? Why OB-GYN?
I have always had a passion for medicine and the cure of disease. I wanted to help others live their best lives each day. My family has suffered from multiple cancers, including breast cancer, and being involved with their care drove my desire to help treat and cure these diseases in others. As a woman, my goal is to educate other women about conditions, such as menopause, and how to treat their symptoms.

If you could have chosen another career, what would it have been?
I decided to become an OB/GYN at a very young age. There is no other career for me. It is a blessing to have a vocation I love every day.

If you had some “healthful” advice to give to our readers, what would it be?
I would advise others to make their health a priority. As women, we often find ourselves taking care of others and prioritizing their needs above our own. But part of living our best lives is taking care of our own bodies. It’s important to eat healthy and exercise on a regular basis, schedule a yearly appointment with your gynecologist and have your annual mammogram. Women should also have a bone density exam and colonoscopy after the age of 50.

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