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DePaula-Cox Joins Magnolia Obstetrics & Gynecology in Hammond

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DePaula-Cox Joins Magnolia Obstetrics & Gynecology in Hammond

Rose DePaula-Cox, M.D., will join Magnolia Obstetrics & Gynecology in Hammond effective Sept. 25. She is accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call (985) 230-7650 or click here.

“I am excited to be coming home to Hammond to offer patient-centered care to the women of our region, while also giving back to the community that helped shape me,” Dr. DePaula-Cox shares. “As a woman and mother, I consider it an honor to advocate for my patients’ health through shared decision making that supports a fulfilling life.”

A junior fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dr. DePaula-Cox is highly trained in minimally invasive interventions, such as laparoscopy. She also specializes in adolescent gynecology, menopause and high-risk obstetrics.

“Having had a high-risk pregnancy myself, I am in a unique position to empathize with my obstetrical patients and help them through their pregnancies,” Dr. DePaula-Cox notes.

She completed both an internship and residency through the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) in New Orleans. In her first year of internship, she received the Intern Teaching Award. While in residency, she served as a guest contributor for Geauxgirl! Magazine for Teen Girls for the publication’s summer/fall issue in 2020. Also of note, she earned the People’s Choice Award at LSUHSC’s 2020 Quality Improvement Forum for her presentation and research regarding the reduction of opioid prescriptions, which she also presented at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist’s Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting that same year.

Dr. DePaula-Cox earned her medical degree through the LSUHSC’s School of Medicine in New Orleans after graduating with the highest distinction of summa cum laude from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and dual minors in Chemistry and History. While a student at Southeastern, she worked at North Oaks Medical Center for one year as an electrocardiogram monitor technician.

Passionate about community outreach, Dr. DePaula-Cox has volunteered with numerous organizations, including: Habitat for Humanity; Camp Tiger for children with special needs; and the SMILE outreach program for children with chronic medical conditions. She also helped provide health care screenings to Tibetan nuns and monks on a medical mission trip to Northern India in 2015.

Magnolia Obstetrics & Gynecology is a clinic of North Oaks Health System. Its team of physicians, nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives collaborate in the care of women of all ages and in all stages of life – from puberty and childbirth to menopause. The providers specialize in maternity care, preventive medicine, treatment plans for osteoporosis and menopause, and interventions for conditions including, but not limited to, endometriosis and fibroids.

Other Magnolia Obstetrics & Gynecology providers include: Drs. Jaime M. Edwards, Matthew Mason and Marilyn Nguyen; Certified Nurse Midwives Jennifer Bonaventure and Amy Linn; and Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners Diane Rabalais and Julie Santangelo Ponder.

Magnolia Obstetrics & Gynecology is located at 15813 Paul Vega, M.D., Drive in Suite 200 of the North Oaks Clinic Building on the North Oaks Medical Center campus. Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.