About Aletha Cress Oglesby, M.D.

I am a family physician who loves to write about the HEART of HEALTH. On my blog, Watercress Words, I inform and inspire us in healthy living. My ideas come from my training, experiences, medical practice, personal life, and medicine in the media. There's always something new and interesting to explore in the world of health and medicine.

Sunday Words from the prophet Isaiah

Isaiah 58:11-14

11The Lord will always lead you,
satisfy you in a parched land,
and strengthen your bones.
You will be like a watered garden
and like a spring whose waters never run dry.
12Some of you will rebuild the ancient ruins;
you will restore the foundations laid long ago;
you will be called the repairer of broken walls,
the restorer of streets where people live.
13“If you keep from desecrating the Sabbath,
from doing whatever you want on My holy day;
if you call the Sabbath a delight,
and the holy day of the Lord honorable;
if you honor it, not going your own ways,
seeking your own pleasure, or talking too much;
1414 then you will delight yourself in the Lord,
and I will make you ride over the heights of the land,
and let you enjoy the heritage of your father Jacob.”
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.


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more about me-where I’m coming from

I am a woman who grew up in Oklahoma, married, attended medical school and completed a residency in family medicine. Along the way I raised two sons with my husband while practicing medicine. I also traveled outside the United States, both with and without my husband, to do short term medical mission/humanitarian trips.

My professional and personal experiences will provide stories that I will share here, as well as  the medical knowledge that I have gained along the way, and still accumulate regularly.


“A Sooner Covered Wagon” at the Oklahoma Memorial Union University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

“The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon. “

from The Way of Kings, The Stormlight Archive Book 1, by Brandon Sanderson

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Two Words That Changed My Life