A Message from Dr. Henry:
“I find that I enjoy speaking to youths about the importance of education and their futures. It’s hard to believe that I have more than a decade’s experience to draw from and share with young people. It does not seem that long ago to me, that I was faced with the same decisions. Young people have even more challenges than I did with employment issues facing us today. A smile comes across my face whenever these youngsters are interested in what I have to say and want to know more. Recently a patient thanked me for advice I gave her son 8 years ago. He had professional sports dreams as a nine year-old and I told him that academics were equally important. Apparently the way I delivered the message stuck with him all these years and now he’s not only a highly recruited college football prospect, but his academics are top notch! Further, he has planned and prepared for real life with or without a pro sports opportunity. That really made me smile today.”
Dr. Kela Henry is a Southern physician with strong ties to her community. Aside from running her successful practice, where she supports healthy diets, exercise and holistic healing whenever possible, Dr. Henry is passionate about the health of teenage girls and believes in giving back to organizations which focus on the education and empowerment of this demographic. She enjoys teaching and speaking with girls as early as their freshman year in high school, inspiring them to start thinking about the process of applying for college or vocational school. She discusses health issues such as hygiene, nutrition and the role self-esteem plays in their lives overall. She is also committed to helping teens to better understand the many consequences, both physically and emotionally, of consensual sexual activity.
Her debut book NIA & THE NUMBERS GAME – A Teenager’s Guide to Education, Relationships & Sex addresses these topics. Dr. Henry believes that teenage girls can accomplish anything when supplied with the right educational tools, encouragement and motivation. In writing NIA & THE NUMBERS GAME she hopes to empower her readers to fully understand the life-long values of being self-sufficient and independent as they go through various rites of passage. The inspiration for the book came through the girls and mothers she spoke with, both through presentations and one-on-one time, at such organizations as Atlanta Glow, A Kids Dream, Inc., Diamond in the Rough, and the Friendship Baptist Church. By collaborating with these organizations she creates a trusting, safe environment.
Dr. Kela Henry is a valued and respected primary care physician at Emory Gwinnett Family Physicians in Suwanee, Georgia since 2003. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice and the National Medical Association. She graduated medical school from the Medical College of Pennsylvania-Hahnemann School of Medicine (now Drexel) in 1999 prior to returning to her home state of Georgia and completing her residency program at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. While in medical school she earned two prestigious awards. The first was the Keystone State Medical Society Award, a component of the National Medical Association and Pennsylvania Medical Society for the state’s physicians and physicians in training. The second distinguished award was the Outstanding Young Women of America Award which is sponsored by leading women’s organizations throughout the country, honoring young women between the ages of 21 and 35 who give their time and efforts to the betterment of community, country, and profession.
To coincide with the release of NIA & THE NUMBERS GAME, KeyMedia Public Relations and Hunting 4 Solutions, the team behind Dr. Kela for the past several years, are planning special events throughout the Atlanta area. Dr. Kela anticipates that these events will continue to encourage teenage girls to take control of their own futures.
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