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LEADING WOMEN 2020

Texas Health Medical Associates Ruth Arumala, DO, OB-GYN

Texas Health Medical Associates
Ruth Arumala, DO, OB-GYN

Ruth Arumala doesn’t do anything halfway. In high school, she threw herself into volleyball, basketball, and track and was still ranked first in her graduating high school class. The daughter of a physician, Ruth didn’t originally consider becoming a gynecologist. Instead, after obtaining degrees in Cellular/Molecular Biology and Genetics and Psychology from University of Maryland (UM), she decided to pursue a Master of Public Health degree at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.

Ruth thrived at both schools. Receiving the prestigious Banneker-Key full academic scholarship to UM, she was accepted into the Gemstone Living/Learning Research Program and the University Honors Program. At Mercer, she was a program coordinator for the University’s Wellness program creating and directing programs focused on suicide prevention, university fitness, and wellness. Simultaneously, Ruth earned a Health Administration Certificate from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. After her MPH training, Ruth attended medical school at Rowan University School of Osteopathic medicine. After the death of her beloved brother, Samuel Arumala during her 2nd year of medical school she decided to work as a research fellow in Gaborone, Botswana. During this stint she discovered her passion: caring for women at all stages of life.

After her medical training, she completed an Ob-Gyn residency at Georgetown University/ Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC where she practiced and learned alongside world-renowned practitioners not just medical knowledge and experience but also integrity. After caring for an underserved population in Oklahoma, Dr. Arumala relocated to Texas and opened a boutique-style, private Ob-Gyn practice with Texas Health Medical Associates in Mansfield. “Our practice is designed to provide quality, evidence-based care to women regardless of their backgrounds,” she said. “We provide personalized, quality care that values women and invites them to become a part of our unique healthcare family.”

Dr. Arumala doesn’t have to look far for an inspiring role model. “My mother is a double-board-certified family medicine practitioner and geriatrician,” she said. “When we immigrated to America from Nigeria, she put her career on hold for 11 years to raise her family. At age 51, she went back to residency training, the year my youngest brother went to college. I admire her priorities (family first), her tenaciousness, and her pure grit.”

Dr. Arumala specializes in the medical and surgical management of abnormal uterine bleeding. “I’m blessed to have the opportunity and expertise to treat these conditions and facilitate a healthier, more enjoyable life for my patients,” she said. “I believe in treating people, not their conditions. I care about how bleeding affects their marriages/relationships, how it hinders them for excelling at work, how it prevents them from pursuing their dreams or being better mothers to their children.”

Dr. Arumala is the hostess of the Pretty in Pink podcast where she interviews experts about “all things women.” She serves on the medical board of the #1 period tracking app in the world, Flo Health and is involved in the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce where she hosted a discussion on menopause and the Mansfield Minority Chamber of Commerce where she recently participated in the 2020 Doctors Panel.

CONTACT
1759 Broad Park Circle Suite 101,
Mansfield, Texas 76063
(817) 806-1120 | DrArumala.com

By Meredith Knight

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