Erlanger Community Health Center
Although new to the Erlanger Health System family, Dr. Aduke Simpson has been practicing obstetrics and gynecology since 2012. “I chose this specialty because of the variety,” says Dr. Simpson. Not only does she get to care for patients who are in various life stages, but she also sees variety in her daily tasks which can range from routine procedures and surgeries to delivering babies. Through it all, Dr. Simpson’s number one priority is to guide patients and work alongside them as a part of their healthcare team. By serving as a partner to those she cares for, Dr. Simpson is able to help women take ownership and control of their health.
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine – Springfield, IL
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1. What sets your practice apart?
It’s important to understand what barriers patients may have to optimizing their healthcare, which can be anything from limited access to resources to understanding what their exact diagnosis means. I try to educate my patients so that they understand what is going on with their bodies.
2. How does your staff enhance your practice?
No man is an island. We are all an important part of the healthcare team. My staff is my support system, and I’m nothing without them.
3. What accolades mean the most to you?
Just before I made the move to Chattanooga, I had a few patients cry when they learned I would be leaving Indiana, and I had a few that told me that they would even drive to Tennessee to keep seeing me as a doctor. It meant a lot that my patients were that appreciative of me and were sad to see me go. I’ve also had many patients over the years that have told me that they never had a doctor take the time to explain things to them so that they understand.
4. Why did you choose to become a doctor?
I chose this specialty because of the variety. It gives me the opportunity to provide care to women throughout the various spectrums of their life while also being able to perform procedures and surgeries and deliver babies. No two days are ever the same.
5. What would you consider to be your main strengths?
I try to put patients at ease and relate to them on a personal level. Medicine is not only about knowledge. It’s also about being compassionate and caring and advocating for patients.