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Dr. Donna Adams-Pickett is a board certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist and CEO/owner of Augusta Women’s Health & Wellness Center, a comprehensive, innovative center for women’s health care in central Georgia.

Dr. Adams-Pickett is the author of two puberty primers: Big Sis’ Guide to Growing Up and Buddy’s Big Guy Guidebook. Both books are light-hearted, easy to read and feature main characters of color. Widely utilized by pediatricians and educators, Big Sis’s Guide to Growing Up and Buddy’s Big Guy Guidebook helps remove the stigma and mystery of the physical changes that come with adolescence.

Dr. Adams-Pickett received her undergraduate degree at Howard University in Washington D.C. She went on to complete a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Microbiology and Immunology from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and completed postdoctoral Fellowship training at the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. She earned a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from Emory University and completed her internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Dr. Adams-Pickett has over 25 years of work in the science and health care fields but considers her experiences as a wife and mother of two as the most comprehensive and informative contributors to her career.

Some guidelines for parents as their children enter puberty:

Get Well Wednesday: Guiding Your Child Through Puberty  was originally published on

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