About Dr. Ephraim
Personal Statement - Sonya N. Ephraim, MD
I’ve always known that I wanted to be a physician. It was during my years in training that I discovered women’s health was my calling. I’ve been blessed in my career to take care of women from adolescents to geriatrics. In my connection with these women they divulge some of their most intimate and personal information to me. I consider it an honor to be trusted with this information and to have an opportunity to help improve their lives.
I have found a special passion for taking care of women with incontinence and disorders of the pelvic floor. Apart from my time as a general ob/gyn when I was delivering babies, I have seen that I can make the biggest impact on these women’s lives. As we are blessed with longevity it only makes sense that we want to improve and maintain our quality of life. The embarrassment and discomfort of incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction can steal away a woman’s life.
Luckily there are a variety of treatment options available that can allow a woman to take back control. I am excited to be able to counsel women on their options and be able to come up with a treatment plan that suits her individual needs.
I am looking forward to a long career with The Institute, and hope to affect impactful change in my patients’ lives and in the field of urogynecology through teaching and research.
When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my beautiful family. I have a very supportive and loving husband, Rocky. I also have two wonderful children, Laila who is 5, and Lennox who is 2. My husband and I enjoy cycling, running and swimming. We have recently taken up competing in triathlons and ½ marathons.
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