All Things in Mind is a blog that explores issues pertaining to medical-psycho-social issues; the benefits (and risks) of sex; relationships; hot news topics, and mental health issues such as Borderline Personality Disorder. Women’s health and ethnic health disparities (of body and mind) will also be presented.
Melody T. McCloud. M.D., is an obstetrician-gynecologist, all-media consultant, public speaker, and the author of First Do No Harm: How to Heal Your Relationships Using the Wisdom of Professional Caregivers. She is the founder/medical director of Atlanta Women’s Health Care. She lectures nationwide on women’s health; the benefits of sex, relationships and Black women’s media imagery.
McCloud has been interviewed on CNN, HLN, ABC, NBC and FOX affiliates. She is a health expert to radio’s nationally-syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS); and her articles have been printed in USA Today, Parade, Essence, Family Circle, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and more. She is an award-winning poet and occasional voice-over talent.
Dr. McCloud is also the author of Living Well, Despite Catching Hell: The Black Woman’s Guide to Health, Sex, and Happiness. It is the only current, physician-authored book specifically addressing Black women’s health, head-to-toe. Living Well has a foreword by Denzel Washington’s wife, Pauletta, and is endorsed by TODAY Show and national news contributor, psychologist Dr. Jeff Gardere, HBCUs and others. She is a frequent consultant to many media outlets–network, cable, radio and Internet.
With repeat invites from such organizations as the Speaking of Women’s Health Foundation, the Florida Department of Health, Wellstar, the Congressional Black Caucus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and the Black Enterprise Women of Summit (to name just a few), she has lectured extensively to mixed audiences–male/females, and all races–across the nation and in Bermuda.
Dr. McCloud received the “2012 Health-Care Heroes ‘Physician’ Award” per the Atlanta Business Chronicle (a city-wide/state-wide recognition), and was named one of the “Most Influential Doctors in Atlanta” by Black Health magazine (Sept. 2012). Dr. McCloud is affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown and serves on the Emory University Board of Visitors.
McCloud is a member of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists; serves on the Advisory Council to the CDC and is a member of Leadership Atlanta, the Atlanta Regional Commission, The YWCA Academy of Women Achievers; and a recipient of numerous community awards. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and Emory University Hospitals.
Dr. McCloud is the author of Blessed Health; and the eBooks, Medical Bloopers! Amusing & Amazing Stories of Health Care Workers; and Melodies of the Heart: Poems of Life & Love. A book about BPD is forthcoming. McCloud hosts another blog at Psychology Today; and for more info, visit her website:www.DrMcCloud.com or follow her on Twitter: @DrMelodyMcCloud.