Kelsey entrusts midwifery practice to next generation

Oct 12th 12:27 pm By Tommy Wells

Mary Lou Kelsey, CNM, didn't really plan to retire only 36 years into her (medical) midwifery career. She just happened to look up one day and discovered the practice she and her husband, Dr. Bill Bell, had helped start was fully staffed with some of the best young midwifery and medical talent.


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Kelsey entrusts midwifery practice to next generation

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Mary Lou Kelsey, CNM, didn't really plan to retire only 36 years into her (medical) midwifery career. She just happened to look up one day and discovered the practice she and her husband, Dr. Bill Bell, had helped start was fully staffed with some of the best [...]

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