Ever since I was 5 years old, growing up in Gary, Indiana, I wanted to be a doctor to help people feel better.
My desire to become an OB/GYN came about when my aunt died of cervical cancer, a cancer that may have been preventable with education about annual well-woman exams and preventable screenings.
I have been with Orlando Health since becoming a physician - and have never looked back. I did my OB/GYN residency at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies and then joined a Physician Asscociates practice. I will always choose Orlando Health!
I am Dr. Cates-Smith and I choose Orlando Health.