When my design and marketing consultant, Marco Ippaso of MiDESign and Marketing Consultancy contacted me to let me know we had won the GD USA Health and Wellness award for web design, I was delighted. The journey has been pleasurable but long. I thought the achievement was satisfying and perhaps warranted due to the hard work involved by all. My consultant Marco's flattering fb post best describes his sentiments:
'It is always wonderful to be recognized for one's work. I have had the pleasure of working with Ruth Haskins MD, OBGYN, former CMA president, health champion and political activist based in Folsom for some time. A wonderful, inspirational individual who for many years has championed health and wellness not only in her field of Obstetrical and Gynecologic care to women of all ages, but has actively contributed to insightful methods for improving doctor health, better patient care and patient rights throughout the medical field, both within California and throughout the country. MiDESign has had the honor and charge of designing the Practice of Ruth Haskins MD's website, SEO, SM pages, digital marketing and printed collateral.
We have just been notified that we have received the GD USA Magazine award for www.ruthhaskinsmd.com. Graphic Design USA is one of the largest and most prestigious Graphic Design Publications in the Industry. I am delighted to have won the award as it showcases only the very best designs in the country receiving over 2,000 entries from design agencies and consultancies throughout the U.S.
The website started life as an overhaul of what was originally offered. Over the months it has developed into a resource center for the entire practice, delivering information and providing visit requirements in a gentle, soft yet effective way, reflective of the wonderful work and care provided within the practice!
All I can say is thank you Ruth Haskins MD, thank you for the exceptional work that you and your team provide. Thank you also for the opportunity and pleasure of working with you.'
Well thank you Marco, I am delighted with www.ruthhaskinsmd.com, and perhaps most importantly, thank you to my patients and clients. I hope you enjoy using the site and find it easy to navigate, useful and informative. I also look forward to helping you achieve and maintain the best level of health and care possible.
This is my final presentation completing the "Train New Trainers: Physician Health and Wellbeing Fellowship"
Healthy Doctors make healthy patients!
We want to make sure that the work force is healthy. We want to make sure that people who have spent their life of giving don't give up their life because they feel it's the end.
Heath, health maintenance, testing, retirement and life thereafter.
IT’S FLU SEASON!
The best protection against the flu is to get the flu shot.
Pregnant women are at higher risk of complications from the flu than women who are not pregnant. They are more likely to develop serious complications like pneumonia and are more likely to be hospitalized.
Data from millions of women obtained over many years show that the flu shot is safe during pregnancy.
Pregnant women should get the flu shot as soon a possible after it is available.
Babies of women who get the flu shot during pregnancy receive antibodies against the flu.
This will protect them until they can get vaccinated at age 6 months.
The flu shot does not cause the flu. The vaccine in the shot is made from either killed flu viruses or weakened flu viruses. Neither are capable of causing flu illness.
Symptoms of the flu include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny nose, muscle aches and headache.
People with these symptoms should be seen right away, whether they’ve had the vaccine or not.
Antiviral medication is safe in pregnancy – it is best when given within 48 hours of symptom onset.
It can be given to pregnant and postpartum women who have been exposed to the flu.
While the flu shot is the best protection against the flu, additional precautions include washing hands frequently, covering the mouth and nose with coughing or sneezing and avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
This is excellent advice from the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.
For more information and or advice contact me, Ruth Haskins MD, and visit www.ruthhaskinsmd.com
Dr. Haskins brings over 30 years of experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology As a former CMA President, she is actively involved in the political process and is well known at the state capitol and in congress as a passionate advocate for women's health care.