Important News! – 1/8/2019
Many of you have asked when I’ll retire. My response has been when my wife let’s me come home for lunch. Well, she’s finally relented! I’ll complete 40 years of service to Roswell Ob-Gyn at the end of June 2019, so that’s when I’ll retire.
For me it’s been a great and seemingly quick 40 years. I have delivered many of your babies (I consider that an invitation to truly the first birthday party), performed surgeries for you, performed your annual and problem visits, and enjoyed many chats about a little bit of everything.
I am humbled by the confidence you have expressed by letting me be your “doc” It is a great honor and a source of pride to be allowed into your lives during important life events. Many of you I’ve known for almost the entire forty years. That’s why I address you as friends.
I’ll miss you all! The doctors of Roswell Ob-Gyn are all very capable and will serve you well after I retire.
I wish the
best for each of you. Thanks for believing in me.
It is with both great sadness and joy that I will be retiring from Obstetrics and Gynecology on December 28, 2018.
After 37 years of practice, I have decided to dedicate more time to my wife, 2 sons and 7 grandchildren.
My son Dr. Michael Echemendia lives in England with his wife and 3 sons, and my son Dr. Nicholas Echemendia lives in Birmingham, AL, with his wife and 4 daughters.
I leave behind a group of ObGyns who will take care of your needs for decades to come. With the warmest and best regards, I say goodbye to my patients.
Dr. Long’s recent marriage has prompted a name change. Her new name is Dr. Mary E. Eaccarino, MD
November 26, 2018
The last sixteen months our Certified Midwives managed 1,224 patients. 138 C-Sections and 14 VBAC’s giving them a C-Section rate of 11.3%. The primary C/S rate in the US is > 25%
August 31, 2016
Roswell ObGyn is excited and proud to announce that our Certified Nurse Midwives had a C-section rate of 9.35% from June 2015-May 2016 out of 876 patients that they cared for. Compare that to the national average which is 32%. We hope this emphasizes our commitment to minimizing primary C-section rates for the health and safety of both mothers and babies!
February 11, 2016
- We advise our pregnant patients to NOT travel to areas currently with active Zika transmission. The CDC intends to update their map as needed. http://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/index.html
- We advise our non-pregnant patients to not get pregnant for about 8 weeks after traveling to an area with active Zika transmission. If your spouse or significant other is actually diagnosed with Zika you should wait 6 months before trying to get pregnant.
- If you are fearful about contracting Zika here at home, avoid intercourse without a condom if your spouse or significant other travels to an area with active Zika transmission. Plus use insect/mosquito repellant to try to avoid getting bitten. Please check the CDC website for the most current information and recommendations http://www.cdc.gov/zika/pregnancy/question-answers.html
November 16, 2014
Roswell ObGyn (as part of AWHG) will begin providing screening mammograms 2015 at the Interchange office location.
January 06, 2013
All available: Flu vaccine (if in season), TDAP (tetanus and whooping cough), Cervical cancer vaccines, and Hepatitis A& B vaccine
January 01, 2013
High risk HPV testing – following age related guidelines