Last issue, we featured the physicians of Woman’s Health Center, the largest OB/GYN practice in Osceola County, and emphasized the family-like atmosphere that the group has fostered while working together over the years.
Meet the newest member of the family, Dr. Susanne V. Osborne.
Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada, Dr. Osborne has an undergraduate degree in biology from Oakwood College (now Oakwood University) in Huntsville, Alabama. She attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California.
She spent her residency years specializing in obstetrics and gynecology at Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut via Yale School of Medicine. During her time in Bridgeport, she earned a prestigious award – the Excellence in Yale Teaching Award.
Before moving to Central Florida to be closer to family, Dr. Osborne spend a few years at a women’s health practice in Seattle, Washington, and then worked with a physicians group at Highland Community Hospital in Picayune, Mississippi. Including her residency, she’s been practicing medicine for more than eight years.
When asked what made her interested in medicine, and especially becoming an OB/GYN, Dr. Osborne recalls two different stories about her family.
First, she has fond memories of spending time around her uncle’s goat farm. She says that she loved the farm the most in the springtime when all of the baby goats were born.
Dr. Osborne was also motivated to become a doctor by a story of her father’s – that he had a sister who died in childbirth.
Fast forward a few decades from her childhood, and Dr. Osborne has certainly accomplished her goals and helped many women along the way. She says her favorite part of the job is sharing her knowledge with her patients so that they are informed about their bodies and reproductive health. She accomplishes this by making sure that she takes the time to answer her patients’ questions and address any concerns they might have.
When Dr. Osborne has free time, she likes to travel, play volleyball, listen to music, and shop.
Woman’s Health Center has offices in Hunter’s Creek, Kissimmee, Celebration, and Poinciana, with plans to expand to Lake Nona, Avalon Park, and Oviedo. The physicians are committed to women’s health and have the experience to prevent, diagnose, and treat a full range of health concerns, from puberty to menopause to geriatrics. They can be reached at 407-518-1074. You can also find more information on the practice’s website at www.womanshealthcenters.com or follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WomansHealthCenter2016.