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Laura Richio

Locations: Beverly & Gloucester

Qualifications & Education

Undergrad: Tufts University, Graduated 2001, BS Biochemistry
Grad: University of Massachusetts, Graduated 2006, MD
Residency: Brown/Women and Infants Providence RI, Completed 2010


OB: Medical conditions in pregnancy, especially autoimmune diseases. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Ultrasound in pregnancy.
GYN: Contraception. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

Personal Points

Why do you love what you do?

I see my job as a privilege. Our clients trust us with some of the most intimate and emotionally charged parts of their lives. I love that I have the potential to improve a person's quality of life, whether it be supporting them through a complicated pregnancy, a loss, or a condition causing them distress that I can help with. Our clients are so kind and appreciative of everything we do for them.

Why did you choose Essex County OB/GYN?

I chose and have remained at Essex County first and foremost because of my colleagues. I have been at the practice for over a decade and now consider my colleagues to be my family and not just coworkers. I think everyone realizes that to a certain degree, our field is a stressful one, so when one of us is going through a tough time either professionally or personally, we look to our colleagues to lift us up and help us get through whatever we are dealing with. There is also a commitment to excellence and following evidence at our practice that I feel is crucial to providing high-quality care. Finally, as a private, physician-owned practice, we have the flexibility to make important decisions about the way care is delivered, such as visit length times, and bringing new procedures and services to our clients

Dream travel destination

Downhill Skiing in Japan - I hear they have the best snow on the planet!

One interesting thing about me

I am fluent in Spanish and French, and I can speak some Italian (mainly food related!)

Outside of work, you will find me...

very busy - I have so many hobbies including running, biking, cooking/baking, reading, oh and napping! Napping is one of my faves and important to survival as an OB/GYN.

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