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Sister doctors add to hospital’s offering of women’s services

POSTED: December 31, 2012 10:55 a.m.
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Twin sisters and doctors, Dr. Maryanna Barrett and Dr. Maria Paasch, are serving Effingham County patients and are in practice with Dr. Tania Morgan-Bowen. Drs. Barrett and Paasch are graduates of the University of Hawaii.

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Women in Effingham County are in for a double treat with the arrival of Dr. Maryanna Barrett and Dr. Maria Paasch.


These twin sisters from Clarksville, Tenn., completed residency training requirements in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Hawaii in 2009 and 2010, respectively, and both have recently moved to Savannah.  College, medical school and residency programs aren’t the only things the sisters have in common since Dr. Barrett gave birth to a son in May, and Dr. Paasch gave birth to her son this past June.


Both enjoy traveling with their husbands when they aren’t providing care for their patients, but they each have specific interests relative to their respective practices.


Dr. Barrett’s special interests in gynecology include laparoscopic and vaginal surgery, as well as assisting new mothers with their pregnancy and birth experiences.


Dr. Paasch’s special interests include adolescent gynecology, vaginal surgery, natural childbirth for patients who desire the experience, and counseling and empowering women to reach their personal health and wellness goals.


There are no babies being delivered locally, but the convenience of  their pre-natal care will be appreciated by many mother-to-be.


Dr. Barrett and Dr. Paasch see patients every Tuesday at Physician Center 2 at the Effingham Health System campus in Springfield.


“We’re making good on our promise to grow specialty care and provide needed health care services close to home,” said Norma Jean Morgan, CEO for Effingham Health System.  “And we’re just getting started.”


Dr. Paasch and Dr. Barrett practice with Dr. Tania Morgan-Bowen, a Savannah physician with more than 10 years of experience.

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