Dr. Patricia Ferguson is a native of Detroit MI, and a graduate of Detroit Public Schools. She received her BS of Biological Sciences Wayne State University, and MD from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in the field of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Providence Hospital, in Southfield, Michigan. She maintained a Practice, as a Board Certified, Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and enjoyed a thriving practice for over in the metropolitan Detroit area throughout her 25-year career in the field. Her areas of interest were Adolescent Gynecology, Preventative Health Maintenance, and Menopausal Medicine, Minimally Invasive GYN surgery using Robotic Technology.
As of 2014, she has transitioned to BCBSM. Currently works as a Physician Consultant in Care Management for Senior Health Services for Emergent Holdings. Her interests have expanded to include Health Care Disparity, and it’s impact on Maternal Mortality among African American Women. Working at BCBSM has provided the opportunity to participate on the MI AIM executive and steering committees. She is a wife, and mother of four adult children. In her spare time, she enjoys community service with the non profit organization she founded, and spending time with her family.
Despite initiatives, training, and efforts to increase awareness, the impact of implicit bias continues to be at the root cause of the disproportionate rate of maternal mortality experienced by women of color nationally and in Michigan. Health care disparities continue to exist in every area of maternal and infant health, and appear to be a […]