Physician Roxane Handal-Orefice has joined the obstetrics and gynecology department at the Slocum-Dickson Medical Group.
Handal-Orefice cares for women of all ages with an emphasis on maternal-fetal medicine. She is fluent in four languages; English, Spanish, French and Haitian Creole.
Handal-Orefice has experience caring for women of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds and believes in making sure each of her patients feel cared for and important. “I chose to go into medicine because early on in my life I faced hardships that made me realize the importance of adequate healthcare in someone’s life. I wanted to make a difference,” says Handal-Orefice.
Before joining Slocum-Dickson, Handal-Orefice attended Columbia University for a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Boston University Medical Center. She earned her medical degree and a master’s of public health from Boston University School of Medicine and her Bachelor of Science from Boston College. She is a member of the Society of Maternal and Fetal Medicine and the American Medical Association.
“I chose OB-GYN and subsequently maternal-fetal medicine because I loved surgery, medicine, and women’s health. These specialties allowed me to combine my strengths and interests, and execute comprehensive health care,” says Handal-Orefice. She is passionate about women’s health and has done a lot of global health volunteer work in Haiti and she strives to make volunteering a life goal and mission. Recently, one of her patients said, “Dr. Roxane Handal-Orefice was so warm, knowledgeable, and helpful! I can’t thank her enough for her support!”