Dr. Tosha Rogers Discusses HER CAREER, Working With (RHOA) Star Kandi Burruss & More
Woodlawn Post had the honor of chatting with celebrity OB/GYN, Dr. Tosha Rogers. Dr. Rogers is best known for appearing on Kandi Koated Nights Internet show. Dr. Rogers is a native of Philadelphia, PA. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Drexel University College of Medicine at Hahnemann University hospital in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Rogers now calls Atlanta, GA home, where she has established a private practice in south Atlanta. Besides, giving advice on Kandi Burruss’ Kandi Koated Nights Internet show, Dr. Rogers strives to better her community. She founded a nonprofit organization targeting inner city females ages 12-17, in addition to a new campaign aimed to help college-aged women.
WP: Did you envision yourself as an OB/GYN?
Dr. Rogers: I actually never saw myself as an OB/GYN, it was literally not even on my list of specialties. I had plans to be a pediatric cardiologist. During my training I did pediatrics and cardiology and hated them both. Then I realized it was not the field for me. When I started my OB/GYN rotation, I told them that I thought it was gross, and I wanted to do the bare minimum to pass. By the end of the day, I was in love with it. I stayed until 9pm and came back the next day at 6am. I couldn’t learn or see or do enough. That’s when I knew that it was my calling!!
WP: How did you begin working with RHOA star & Grammy award-winning producer/songwriter Kandi Burruss?
Dr. Rogers: I met Kandi at the viewing party for the RHOA 2010 at Justin’s. I had met Nikki Nicole a few days earlier. I had only been living here in Atlanta for about a week. Nikki introduced me to Kandi as a new OB/GYN in town, and Kandi was interested in having me on the show to discuss some topics. I was more than happy to be on the show.
WP: Can you talk about the Kandi Koated Night Internet based show and how it relates to your practice as a doctor? Why should listeners tune in?
Dr. Rogers: Kandi Koated Nights (KKN) is an internet based show that openly discusses sex and sexual issues relevant to today. The show is very casual and very blunt about sex, sexual topics, sexual practices and sex toys. It relates very closely to my practice philosophy. KKN is a very comfortable environment, that allows people to openly discuss typically uncomfortable topics in a very fun forum, but these issues are very important to discuss. Although my forum is very different, it is extremely important that my patients are comfortable enough to discuss things with me that they may be uncomfortable with. I can’t help my patients if I can’t get open honest information from them. In my office I have a very lighthearted down-to-earth personality so that my patients can relax and open up to me. I make sure that my patients know that we can use any slang or dialect that they want, I can go there if they need me to, and when we leave that exam room everything that was discussed will be held in the strictest confidence.
People should tune into the show, because there are so many opportunities to learn new things. Things that may make you want more information, which can be obtained on my website, or in my office. The most important thing is that we reach every listening ear that may need a helping hand, while trying to make you laugh.
WP: Tell us about Sisters, Caring & Sharing, Inc.
Dr. Rogers: The mission of Sisters, Caring & Sharing, Inc, is to realize, accentuate and maximize the beauty and strength of womanhood in a positive fashion. This goal will be pursued by positive sisters, caring enough about other sisters to share their expertise as well as their experiences. This will be done in an attempt to guide our sisters toward a positive endpoint, thus making them a continuum in the caring and sharing process. We will provide mentorship as well as expose them to community services and career exploration. Sisters, Caring & Sharing is committed to -the healthy development of the self- esteem, self- worth and self -image of young girls, by exposing them to experiences and events that they may not otherwise have experienced. Caters to girls 12-17, living in metro Atlanta. What we do is mentor, provide college prep, sexual health and education, social etiquette training and tutoring if needed.
WP: Most recently, you launched the “Is Your Vagina Talking to You” campaign. Please explain what this program is and what led you to develop it.
Dr. Rogers: All women should have regular GYN examinations. A lot of women shy away from the gynecologist because they think they are going to be told some things that may jeopardize their relationship. That is the exception rather than the rule. Most of the bad things that we find can be easily prevented or easily treated if you just come in!!! The more a woman understands her body and her sexuality, the better off and healthier she will be. To me, it’s a sense of empowerment that every woman should have. Stop being afraid to know and embrace yourself and your body.
WP: Tell us about your blog.
Dr. Rogers: Women will be able to post questions about their bodies anonymously at www.askdrtosha.com. Then I will post a response to the question via my blog. If women do not feel comfortable talking to their own doctors they can use my blog as a question and answer forum to find out more information about their concerns. Women can look to my blog as more of a conversation with a girlfriend than a doctor. I will give them personable advice with my medical expertise.
WP: For those out there who do not visit the OB/GYN on a regular basis, please explain why they should make it a priority to see one.
Dr. Rogers: Females over the age of sixteen experience very common symptoms, which may be early signs of a bigger issue. If they do not visit their OB/GYN on regular basis these symptoms may go undetected and untreated. If these symptoms remain untreated for long periods of time it can lead to permanent conditions and infertility.
WP: How can your listeners contact you on social media?
Dr. Rogers: Twitter @askdrtosha Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AskDrTosha
(Written/Edited by Aishlinn Mallory & Adrian Mitchell for Woodlawn Post)
Thanks for supporting WooodlawnPost.com in 2012!
Follow us on Twitter@WoodlawnPost
Short URL: http://woodlawnpost.com/?p=49300