Pushpa Liseli Phillips, MD, MPH, FACOG
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Dr. Pushpa Phillips is an OB/GYN who enjoys all aspects of treating women. Having experienced her own GYN issues and difficult pregnancies, Dr. Phillips uses her personal experiences to relate to her patients. Her real passion is in serving the underserved, with an emphasis in educating women in all aspects of their health, including nutrition and fitness.
Dr. Phillips shares her philosophy and background.
“If you can help the leading female in a family, you can help the entire family.”– Dr. Phillips
Dr. Phillips has been an OB/GYN since 2013. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago in the West Indies, she received her Doctor of Medicine from St. George’s University in Grenada. She then completed her residency in New York at Staten Island University Hospital, where she met her husband, Charles, who is now a practicing internist. Dr. Phillips and her husband have five children, including a set of toddler twins.
She hails from a large family full of females. The oldest of three girls, she also has many aunts and female cousins. Being surrounded by so many females and seeing the issues women experience inspired her to choose women’s health.
Dr. Phillips shares that her parents worked very hard to provide for their three daughters and modeled love and appreciation for all people. She attributes this to why she feels at ease interacting with people from all walks of life and backgrounds.
She feels very blessed to have grown up in such a large and supportive family. Her motto is a verse from a song that her father sang to her as a child – “If I can help somebody as I pass along, then my living shall not be in vain.”
She has helped patients in their teens all the way to her oldest patient of 99. She truly enjoys listening to her patients, has an unparalleled attention to detail and feels she is living her true purpose.
Dr. Phillips also has a Masters of Public Health (MPH) so fitness and nutrition are important to her. Even as a busy physician, wife and mother of five, she still makes time to exercise.
Along with being passionate about community health education, women’s health and empowerment, nutrition and fitness, Dr. Phillips is also interested in childhood autism and international travel.
Areas of Expertise
- Adolescent health and education
- Preconception counseling
- Postpartum counseling
- Second trimester pregnancy loss
- Sexual health in women
Residency-Staten Island University Hospital- New York
Medical-St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
Masters-MPH- St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
Undergraduate-University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad, West Indies
State of Georgia
State of North Carolina
Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP)
Adolescent health and education
Second trimester pregnancy loss
Sexual health in women
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist (ACOG)
North American Menopausal Society, (NAMS)
International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH)