Dr. Ruth Arumala
“My life’s work as a surgeon, physician, advocate, friend, and confidant to my patients drives me. I want to make a difference by equipping them with the knowledge to recognize normalcy and abnormalities concerning their health so they can advocate for themselves.”
- Private practice OB-GYN associated with Huguley Medical Associates, Mansfield, TX, 2019–2021
- Member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, and the North American Menopause Society
- Certified in two minimally invasive approaches to fibroid management: Acessa and Sonata
- Fellowship in facial and general cosmetic surgery at American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Bellevue, WA
- Residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC
- Medical degree from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ
- Master of Science in Public Health from Mercer University, Macon, GA
- Bachelor of Science in cellular and molecular biology/genetics and psychology
My Journey in Medicine
I was drawn to pursue a career in medicine from a young age, developing an interest for the anatomy of the human body, pathogens, and toxins early on. I was also inspired by my mother, who returned to train as a resident physician at age 51 to enable her to practice medicine in America after immigrating from Nigeria. As I started my residency in obstetrics and gynecology, I learned firsthand about the racial disparities in women’s health and found my purpose to become both a provider and changemaker in this area of medicine.
While I was studying medicine, I decided to found a private gynecological practice one day, inspired by my personal gynecologist. Balancing being a provider and a business owner is definitely a challenge at times. However, the ability to provide accessible, evidence-based, and personalized care to patients who come from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds makes the long hours so worth it. Each day, I’m driven to make a real difference in the lives of my patients. I offer comprehensive women’s health services and specialize in the medical and surgical management of fibroids, polycystic ovary syndrome, infertility, sexual dysfunction, and menopause. I believe in a patient-centered approach to care, treating each patient as a whole, not just their conditions.
I’m passionate about empowering my patients to help them make healthier choices and live happier, more fulfilling lives. Beyond practicing medicine, I am the hostess of the Pretty in Pink Podcast, where I invite experts to discuss all things women, from love, sex, and relationships to gynecological conditions like endometriosis and fibroids. I also share knowledge about women’s health to thousands of followers on my Instagram, @i.am.dr.arumala. Through these channels, I strive to discuss health and lifestyle topics in an approachable and understandable way, giving advice through tangible takeaways.
My overarching goal is to improve health literacy. Being an OB-GYN consultant for Flo helps me accomplish this by spreading valuable health information to people everywhere.
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