Welcome to Southwest Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology’s New Blog!

Dr. Payne, as well as the nurses and staff at our office, are committed to serving our community. We are dedicated to helping women improve their lives through better choices. This blog will serve as a forum to discuss the latest obstetrical and gynecological medical developments and health advice. We want to help YOU to be fit and happy. Whether your goal is to lose weight, grow your family, or simply take a more active role in managing your well-being, we are here to help you succeed. Join us in celebrating women’s lives. Together we can make a difference!

However, we can’t do this alone – we need to hear from you! Let us know what topics you’re interested in and what issues really matter to you. Please contact us with topics of interest at info@swgaobgyn.com, or use our contact form. We look forward to your feedback!

Best regards,
The Providers and Staff at Southwest Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Immunizations are not just for kids. Adults need immunizations, too!  Immunizations help protect us from serious diseases and illnesses. It is recommended that everyone older than age 6 months (including women who are pregnant) should get the flu vaccine each year before flu season begins (usually October through May). The tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis vaccination (Tdap) should be given to anyone who will be in contact with a newborn. 

Do you know which vaccinations are recommended for you?

Young children under 6 years old

Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Pneumococcal, H. Influenzae, Hepatitis & others

Pre-teens and teens

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (whooping cough), Meningitis, Influenza, HPV (human papillomavirus) & others based on risk factors, history, and age


Tetanus and Diphtheria booster, Influenza & others based on risk factors, history, and age

You can learn more at ImmuzationforWomen.org and cdc.gov.

Southwest Georgia Obstetrics & Gynecology desires to provide its patients with informative content and articles related to women’s health and management. However, these links and the information provided should not take the place of visiting your Physician if you are experiencing medical discomfort or if you require additional information concerning a medical issue. Dr. Paul Payne is not liable for any medical advice or information given out on this page. However, we welcome appointments to discuss any problems or concerns you may be having. Thank you for your understanding.