Welcome to Affinity Physicians
for Women!

Shannon Price, M.D.
B. David Baddour, M.D.
Rana Khalek, M.D.

Comprehensive Obstetrics and Gynecology

When it comes to women's health, there's nothing more important than trust. Dr. Shannon Price, Dr. David Baddour and Dr. Rana Khalek understand this — that's why they will take the time to learn about you, listen to your concerns and address all your needs, striving to deliver exceptional care in the most comfortable environment possible.

In the News

The top 10 reasons for a woman to make an appointment with an OB/GYN

1. Overall physical health
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists strongly urges women starting at ages 13-15 to see their OB/GYN annually. Its website states, “In general the physical examination will include obtaining standard vital signs, determining body mass index, palpating the abdomen and inguinal lymph nodes, and making an assessment of the patient’s overall health.” Some will have a pelvic examination and clinical tests done as well. In layman's terms, if something semi-serious to serious is going on with your body and you don't know about it, a checkup with an OB/GYN could be the difference maker. It's like taking your car in for an oil change and tune up.

2. Pregnancy related visits
Obstetricians, aka the baby deliverers, are an essential part to any pregnancy. Surprisingly enough, many pregnant American females don't have a set obstetrician they visit. In fact, about 65 percent of pregnant women in U.S. seek medical care from multiple providers, according to studies. Although it may be fine to go to multiple clinics until the mother-to-be is happy with the provider, she runs the risk of losing medical data that may not be adequately documented or losing the physician/patient relationship while going somewhere new.

3. Irregular menstruation
If a woman has a concern about her menstrual cycle, it's important to make an appointment with the OB/GYN as soon as possible. If the problem is ignored, it could cause reproductive problems later down-the-road. If periods have stopped, become irregular, last a long time or have undergone a change in blood flow, a woman should tell her OB/GYN immediately and in great detail. The more specific you can be the better.

4. Breast exams
About one-in-eight U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. American Cancer Society guidelines recommend women ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms (x-rays of the breast) if they wish to do so. Women age 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year. Women 55 and older should switch to mammograms every two years, or can continue yearly screening. If a history of breast cancer is in the family, then routine exams at earlier ages may be indicated.  

5. Pelvic exam
Women ages 21 years and older should get an annual pelvic exam, according to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. In particular, it recommends that "patients with menstrual disorders, vaginal discharge, infertility or pelvic pain should receive a pelvic examination," as well as "perimenopausal patients with abnormal uterine bleeding, changes in bowel or bladder function or symptoms of vaginal discomfort.” It is not every woman’s favorite appointment, but a pelvic exam is indispensable to a woman's overall health.

6. Pap smear
To stay clear of cancer and other health concerns, a pap smear is necessary every few years. Women 21 years and older should make their regular visits for this simple, quick procedure that is just as important as breast exams. It may seem like common sense, but many women who put off having a pap smears as recommended by doctors, later regret not doing it.

7. Birth control
Once a woman becomes sexually active and is not yet ready to conceive, she should visit a physician for birth control and family planning advice — an OB/GYN can share plenty of options.

8. Change in vaginal discharge
As previously mentioned, vaginal discharge is something to keep an eye on if you're a woman. Womenshealth.answers.com says, “A bad odor or discharge from the vagina is a sign that something is wrong, usually an infection.” If left untreated, or if a woman attempts to treat the problem without the help of an OB/GYN, the problem can quickly get worse, so it's important to quickly make an appointment.

9. Blood in urine
When going to the bathroom, if a woman has pain when she urinates, or when blood is seen (pink-ish or brown-ish urine), a visit to the OB/GYN is essential to figuring out if there is a health concern. Often times blood in urine doesn't raise any red flags immediately, but if it persists, the problem should be diagnosed to see if treatment is needed.

10. Painful sex or painful cramps
Everyone has a different pain tolerance, but when a woman is always on painkillers for cramps, or when sex is super painful, the OB/GYN can help. It is not healthy to live off of ibuprofen each month; it could hurt the woman’s liver, and there could be a problem why sex is hurting.

Make an appointment today by calling 229-391-4130 (Tifton office) or 229-217-0535 (Moultrie office). 

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APFW Physicians Featured in the Latest "On Health" Magazine

Dr. Bishara Baddour, Dr. Rana Khalek and Dr. Shannon Price with Affinity Physicians for Women are featured in the latest issue of Tift Regional Health System’s On Health magazine, now hitting the mailboxes of area residents. You can also view online by clicking on the link below. Dr. Baddour discusses innovative contraceptive options for women, Dr. Khalek provides information on robotic GYN surgery and Dr. Price covers 4D ultrasound for maternity care.


Click here to view the latest issue of On Health. 

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About our practice

Affinity Physicians for Women is dedicated to providing every patient with outstanding obstetrical and gynecological services without sacrificing compassion. We seek to meet the special health needs of women of all ages with warm, personalized care. There are many conditions and diseases with greater prevalence in women versus men or that affect women differently than men. This is what inspires the providers at Affinity Physicians for Women. Understanding the unique healthcare needs of females - at every stage of life - is our passion and is important in advancing the health and vitality of women.

Our Providers:

Shannon Price, M.D.

Originally from the Tallahassee area, Dr. Price earned her medical degree from Florida State University and completed residency training in OB/GYN at Greenville Health System in Greenville, SC. She practiced with North Florida Women's Care in Tallahassee, Fla. and Southwest Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology in Albany before joining Affinity Physicians for Women. Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Price is on the Medical Staff of Tift Regional Medical Center.

To make an appointment at the Tifton office, call 229-391-4130.

B. David Baddour, M.D.

A native of Moultrie, Dr. Baddour holds his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in the West Indies. He completed OB/GYN residency training in Chicago at the Mount Sinai Medical Center and is board eligible in obstetrics and gynecology. He is a member of the Tift Regional Medical Staff. In addition to the Tifton office, Dr. Baddour is available to see patients at our Moultrie office, located at 2 Hospital Park. To make an appointment with Dr. Baddour in Moultrie, please call, 229-217-0535.  Dr. Baddour is available to peform minor outpatient procedures at this location.  To make an appointment at the Tifton office, please call 229.391.4130.

Rana Khalek, M.D.

Dr. Khalek earned her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in the West Indies. She finished her OB/GYN residency training at the Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ and is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Khalek also specializes in robotic surgery for certain GYN conditions, such as myomectomy, endometriosis, pelvic organ prolapse, ovarian masses and more.  The da Vinci robotic surgery system offers more precision, smaller incisions, less pain and a faster recover time.  Dr. Khalek serves on the Medical Staff of Tift Regional Medical Center. To make an appointment at the Tifton office, please call 229-391-4130.

Our Services:

  • Pregnancy care plans and deliveries for expectant mothers
  • 4D Ultrasound
  • Gynecologic surgery, including minimally-invasive procedures
  • Robotic GYN surgery for certain conditions (offered by Dr. Rana Khalek)
  • Wellness checks
  • Infertility evaluation
  • Treatment for menstrual disorders
  • Menopausal management
  • Health and wellness education

How to make an appointment

Tifton Office:
Please call 229.391.4130

Moultrie Office:
Please call 229-217-0535

Our Locations

Tifton Office:
39 Kent Road, Suite 1
Tifton, GA 31794
(in the Cypress Pointe Professional Park)
229-391-4130

Moultrie Office:
2 Hospital Park
Moultrie, GA 31768
229-217-0535
 

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