Hello. I am Dr. Aletha Cress Oglesby; welcome to Watercress Words, a blog that explores the HEART of HEALTH.
I am a family physician, so I spend a lot of time thinking about health, and helping people with their health. But I believe before we can work on health, we should understand exactly
“What is health?”
“What does it mean to be healthy?”
“How do we become healthy and stay healthy?”
I don’t claim to have the definitive answers to these questions but I will offer my thoughts and observations,and those of other people who ponder these questions.
I’ll discuss current issues regarding health and health care,
offer insight into illness and the way we try to treat it, and
review the vast amount of recommendations for preventing illness and staying well.
So this blog will inform, instruct and inspire you as we all explore the HEART of HEALTH
I graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and Family Medicine residency and am board certified in Family Medicine.
When I’m not researching or writing blog posts I treat patients at an urgent care clinic.
When I’m not working, I enjoy reading, ballroom dancing with my husband, spending time with my grandchildren and their parents, and attending services and special events at my church.
My special professional and personal interests include
International health and humanitarian needs and projects
Christian faith , spiritual beliefs and practices
Awareness, acceptance, and empowerment of persons with disabilities
United States military and veterans’ health
Understanding and improving the U.S. healthcare system
Health benefits of ballroom dancing
Contact me or ask me a health question HERE
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As an Arbonne Independent Consultant I promote pure, safe, and beneficial skin, hair,cosmetic and nutritional products
(purchases at this Arbonne link generate income to me, thank you for considering. )
In these posts I share some personal stories.