Everyone in Ruthie Arumala’s life knew she was going to be a doctor. Except Ruthie. She had a ton of big ideas about fashion, interior design and being a physician to the stars, until her brother’s untimely death and a trip to Botswana where she got first hand experience with women’s global health. After understanding how cervical cancer changed a woman’s life, body and personal identity, she knew she found her calling. Ruthie details her grief after her brother’s death and how empathy has changed her as a person and a physician.
We talk about a women’s relationship with her doctor, what women still don’t know about their bodies and her awareness that we manage sex through fear in most cultures. She also discusses sexual assault from the perspective of a physician and a woman’s rights advocate.
Dr. Ruthie O. Arumala, is a Georgetown University trained Ob/Gyn with a passion to discuss health in way that is accessible to every woman. The sole OBGYN at Texas Hugley Medical Associates in Mansfield, Texas, she takes care of a range of OBGYN concerns but specializes in care for PCOS, fibroids and infertility. Dr. Ruthie is also the host of the Pretty + Pink Podcast in order to empower women to make better decisions when it comes to their personal health and wellbeing.
Dr. Arumala also digs into the importance of modeling behavior and how her mother became her mentor. There is no “do as I say, not as I do.” She talks about choosing your mentors, curating your own social media experiences, and why it is important to “shoot your shot,” when asking someone to mentor you.
I love Dr. Arumala’s encouragement to “move, girl” and that – nothing is that serious.
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